Hay Player

Peter Stothard talks to Charlotte Higgins

On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Journey Through Ancient Italy

Hay Festival 2010, 
The TLS Editor traces the rebel army’s rampage of 71–73BC – a journalist’s notebook, a classicist’s celebration, a survivor’s record of a near-fatal cancer and the history of a unique and brutal war.
Peter Stothard talks to Charlotte Higgins

Hay Player

John Browne

Seven Elements

Hay Festival 2013, 

The former BP chief examines the current and future use of the Earth’s natural resources in his fascinating survey, Seven Elements That Have Changed The World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon. Chaired by The Telegraph’s business editor Kamal Ahmed.

Hay Player

Thomas Heatherwick talks to Martha Thorne

The Truffle Pig Process

Segovia 2012, 
Thomas Heatherwick, renowned British designer heralded by Terence Conran as the ‘Leonardo da Vinci of our times’, is the founder of Heatherwick Studio, which is committed to design solutions that maximise the potential of materials and craftsmanship. Among his most notable achievements are the award-winning UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the Rolling Bridge in London’s Paddington and the Olympic cauldron at London 2012.
 
Heatherwick talks about the creative process and the blurred frontier between design, architecture and society with Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and associate dean of external relations at IE School of Architecture at IE University.
 
Presented by Dave Venables, Director of AHEC. Event sponsored by AHEC and co-organized by IE University.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

Hay Player

Alan Bennett

Hay Festival 2009, 
The playwright reads from his diaries and novel, followed by Q&A.

Hay Player

Mary Portas

The High Street

Hay Festival 2012, 
The retail guru and British knickers champion, author of The Portas Review on the future of our high streets, inspires a resurgence in entrepreneurial zest and redefines the nature of value in modern consumerism.

Hay Player

Ed Gillespie, Steve Colling and Ackroyd & Harvey

The Art Response - Five images to change the world

Hay Festival 2012, 
From baby seals to flooding devastation, has the use of dramatic imagery lost its potency to inform the climate change debate? Despite our short attention span, can an incredible image in our increasingly visual world still make an impact?

Hay Player

Kate Manning and Kate Summerscale talk to Sarah Crompton

Notorious

Hay Festival 2013, 

In Manning’s My Notorious Life By Madam X the headstrong daughter of Irish immigrants, forced to beg for pennies as a child on the brutal streets of New York City, grows up to become the most successful – and controversial – midwife of her time. The story chimes perfectly with Kate Summerscale’s tale of Victorian scandal and divorce Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace.

Hay Player

Claire Trumper, Allie & Ella Thomas and Liz Knight

Women in Business: Start Your Own Small Business

Winter Weekend 2013, 

At our food-themed Women in Business event, three local producers tell how they created a successful small business and advise on how you can do the same from your kitchen table. With Claire Trumper of Trumper’s Tea, Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods and mother and daughter team Allie and Ella Thomas of Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits. Chaired by former Country Living Deputy Editor Kitty Corrigan.

Duration 2 hours

Claire Trumper, Allie & Ella Thomas and Liz Knight

Hay Player

Las hermanas Brown 1975–2008

Conversación con Nicholas Nixon

Alhambra 2009, 
The Brown Sisters, la serie fotográfica de su mujer y sus tres cuñadas que el fotógrafo Nicholas Nixon ha venido haciendo cada año, desde 1975 hasta la actualidad, constituye una de las indiscutibles obras maestras de la fotografía del siglo xx. En torno a su relevancia en la historia de la fotografía y las reflexiones que suscita sobre la vida y el paso del tiempo, conversarán, con el autor, Pablo Jiménez Burillo (Fundación MAPFRE), Manuel Rodríguez Rivero, crítico cultural, y Carlos Gollonet, especialista en fotografía contemporánea.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

Hay Player

David Walliams talks to Chris Evans

Gangsta Granny

Hay Festival 2012, 
The actor, comedian, talent judge and best selling children's author makes his debut at Hay to talk Scrabble, swimming and 500 words. 
 
Families.  9+ years

Hay Player

AC Grayling

The God Argument

Hay Festival 2013, 

What is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and foundation for morality?

Hay Player

Jerry Brotton: Shakespeare y el mundo árabe

Alhambra 2009, 
El académico Jerry Brotton, profesor de Estudios del Renacimiento en la Universidad Queen Mary y colaborador habitual de The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Literary Review y BBC History Magazine, hablará sobre la representación del mundo árabe en las obras de Shakespeare.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

Hay Player

Michael Morpurgo and Maggie Fergusson talk to Peter Florence

War Child to War Horse

Hay Festival 2012, 
How the prolific children’s novelist succeeded in weaving his biographer’s histories into his own fictions.
 
Michael Morpurgo no longer signs copies of his books after events, however, Michael will be doing a 'meet and greet' in Pembertons with signed book plates.

Hay Player

Jasper Fforde

The Song of the Quarkbeast

Winter Weekend 2013, 
The comic crime thriller author and all round nice guy reveals his latest caper - A long time ago Magic faded away, leaving behind only yo-yos, the extremely useful compass-pointing-to-North enchantment and the spell that keeps bicycles from falling over.

11+ years
Jasper Fforde

Hay Player

Alan Bennett

Hay Festival 2009, 
The playwright, novelist and diarist discusses his work with Peter Florence. He is the recipient of Listening Books Award for outstanding contribution to the spoken word.

Hay Player

Nigella Lawson talks to Peter Florence

The Rose Gray Tabletalk

Hay Festival 2011, 
A conversation about food with the domestic goddess whose latest book is Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home.

Hay Player

Francis Pisani (France) and Mario Tascón (Spain) chaired by Jaime Abello

The blog as journal

Cartagena 2010, 
Since the arrival of the internet, the blog has become one of the most popular platforms for literary and journalistic creation. However, there is no definite answer yet on how this tool works from a publishing perspective, what is the impact on public opinion or what guarantees the quality of its content. Francis Pisani, one of the most important digital visionaries today, and Mario Tascón, founder of elmundo.es and director of the blog 233grados, will debate with Jaime Abello.

Hay Player

Owen Sheers and Lucy Davies talk to Allison Pearson

The Gospel of Us

Hay Festival 2012, 
The National Theatre of Wales epic Passion with Michael Sheen in Port Talbot last Easter was hailed as one of the great theatre productions of recent years. The writer and producer discuss the work, and preview clips of Dave McKean’s feature film version. See also 120 and 161 and 194 for screenings.

Hay Player

Mary Beard talks to Tom Holland

Confronting The Classics: Traditions, Adventures And Innovations

Hay Festival 2013, 

From Greek drama to Roman jokes, from government and slavery to pottery and food, the classicist captures the world of antiquity and its modern significance with wit, verve and scholarly expertise.

Hay Player

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd and James Harkin

1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

Hay Festival 2014, 

At QI’s very core is ‘the astonishing fact’: painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School’s first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. Join in the fun with the QI writing team.

Hay Player

Christopher Hill, Brendan Simms and Robert Tombs

Cambridge Series 13 - Will The UK Ever Get On With Europe?

Hay Festival 2012, 
How much does Britain’s history impact on the way it sees its relationship with Europe and can we overcome that? What are the wider implications for international relations for a Britain adrift of Europe?
 

Hay Player

Miguel Ángel Bastenier, Alejandro Santos and Pablo Ordaz

What use is Literary Journalism?

Cartagena 2011, 
Literary journalism, which is exceedingly popular in the Hispanic world, is a way of writing journalism that borders on literature. It was a phenomenon that revolutionised traditional journalism, and it has had avid followers and energetic detractors from the outset. Today, three experienced journalists, representing media of considerable importance in Latin America, debate about literary journalism, whether it exists as such and the grey area between literature and journalism.

Hay Player

Jane Williams, Robert Hughes, Thomas Reynolds

King James Authorised Version 1

Hay Festival 2011, 
In this first Good Read event celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the distinguished panel discuss Exodus, Ruth and Lamentations.

See profiles of Jane Williams, Robert Hughes

Hay Player

Julián Ríos en conversación con Juan Ángel Juristo

Alhambra 2009, 
Carlos Fuentes define a Julián Ríos como “el autor más inventivo y creativo de la lengua castellana”; autor de la célebre Larva y otras noches de Babel, en el 2008 publicó Cortejo de sombras y la colección de ensayos Quijote e hijos. Puente de alma es su novela más reciente. En conversación con el crítico Juan Ángel Juristo.

Hay Player

Simon Schama

The Guardian Sessions: The American Future

Hay Festival 2009, 
The historian offers a profound and revelatory analysis in his History from the Founding Fathers to Barack Obama.

The Guardian Sessions at Hay
For the eighth year, the Guardian is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Hay Festival. 

Over the past year, the world has seen momentous change – a deepening economic crisis; the dawn of a new era in America; environmental concerns moving higher up the agenda; and increased challenges to our civil liberties... As the world's leading liberal voice, the Guardian is committed to the exploration and debate of these issues. 

At this year's festival, the Guardian Sessions, with insight from leading individuals in their fields, will further examine and debate the most pressing concerns facing us today.

Come and join us.