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Terry Eagleton

Radical

Hay Festival 2018, 

The literary critic, famed for his wit and acute interpretations, explores the themes of his two spring publications. Radical Sacrifice revaluates the idea of sacrifice as purposed in theology and philosophy, reclaiming the act as radical politics. The re-publication of Why Marx Was Right examines the philosopher’s core ideas in the context of capitalism’s crises and communism’s collapse. Chaired by Dai Smith.

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Chris Menges talks to Peter Florence

Retrospect

Hay Festival 2017, 

An evening celebrating the outstanding work of the cinematographer whose films include The Reader, Dirty Pretty Things, Notes on a Scandal, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.  He has won two Oscars: for The Killing Fields and The Mission.

Chris Menges talks to Peter Florence

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Claire Wilcox - V&A Lecture 1

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

Hay Festival 2018, 

In 1954, following her death, Frida Kahlo’s possessions were locked away in the Casa Azul in Mexico City, her lifelong home. Half a century later, her collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items was rediscovered. Wilcox, curator of the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A, offers a fresh perspective on the life story of this extraordinary artist, whose charisma and entirely individual way of dressing made her one of the most photographed women of her time. Specially commissioned photographs show her distinctive Mexican outfits alongside her self-portraits, an unprecedented pairing that is enriched by iconic images taken in her lifetime.  Chaired by Tristram Hunt.

Claire Wilcox - V&A Lecture 1

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Cesar Mallorquí, Gonzalo Moure y Antonio Orlando Rodríguez en conversación con María Fernanda Paz Castillo

El auge de los betsellers para jóvenes.

Cartagena 2014, 
Vivimos el auge de los bestsellers para jóvenes: nunca antes en español se había publicado semejante cantidad de obras, en su mayoría traducciones de obras anglosajonas, que marcan los gustos y mucho del tiempo libre de nuestros lectores. Algunas de estas obras, además, cuentan con su versión cinematográfica. ¿Qué diferencia un bestseller para jóvenes de una obra literaria? ¿Lo uno y lo otro busca formar algún tipo de lector? La editora María Fernanda Paz Castillo conversará sobre este tema con los escritores españoles Cesar Mallorquí y Gonzalo Moure y el cubano Antonio Orlando Rodríguez. Con el apoyo de Acción Cultural Española

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HAY JOVEN: Antonio Colinas sobre poesía

Cartagena 2013, 
El celebrado poeta español compartirá algunos de sus poemas y hablará sobre el trabajo de composición poética.

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Alejandro Páez Varela en conversacion con Sergio Ramírez

Literatura de frontera. Sur y Norte.

Xalapa 2013, 
El escritor y periodista Alejandro Páez Varela divide su tiempo entre su trabajo como editor de la revista Día Siete, su labor como periodista para medios nacionales y extranjeros y su trabajo como escritor. Coautor de los libros "Los Suspirantes" (2005), "Los Amos de México" (2007) y "El reino de las moscas" (2012), presenta su primera novela en solitario, "Música para perros", la segunda novela de la trilogía sobre el norte de México. Conversará sobre la literatura de frontera con el autor Sergio Ramirez.

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Trevor McDonald talks to Nik Gowing

Hay Festival 1997, 
The News at Ten anchor, and President of the Campaign for Clear English talks to Nik Gowing, his BBC World counterpart, about journalism, language, reading and cricket.

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Alberto Salcedo Ramos en conversación con J. J. Armas Marcelo

Cartagena 2014, 
Un viejo género literario, la crónica, está despertando de nuevo en América Latina, donde nunca murió, y esta adquiriendo un techo de excelencia. Un cronista y un novelista, Salcedo Ramos y Armas Marcelo, se enfrentan en la dialéctica de la ficción y la realidad, los límites del periodismo en un tiempo de ilimitados cambios tecnológicos, estéticos y éticos. La escritura de la crónica y la escritura de la novela; el periodismo y el poder; el poder de la libertad en la escritura; el estilo del hombre y el estilo del escritor; la conciencia del novelista y la conciencia del cronista: sus lenguajes y sintaxis propios o mestizos. Co-organizado con la Cátedra Vargas Llosa

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Atinuke – Storytelling

The No.1 Car Spotter

Winter Weekend 2014, 

Join traditional storyteller Atinuke, author of the No.1 Car Spotter and Anna Hibiscus series, as she conjures up the sights, sounds and hustle and bustle of life in Africa. 

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Atinuke – Storytelling

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Alexandre Vidal Porto in conversation with Lorenzo de’ Medici

Coexistence

Segovia 2018, 
The diplomat Alexandre Vidal Porto is a Harvard-trained lawyer, human rights activist, author and columnist for leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Vidal Porto discusses the shifts in the human rights landscape in an era of increased transgender acceptability through examples in literature. He will share the stage with Lorenzo de’ Medici, current Renaissance, author of a large number of books and radio journalist.

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Michelle Oyen

Cambridge Series: Re-thinking Engineering with Inspiration from Nature

Hay Festival 2017, 

The bio-engineer assesses the carbon footprint of popular building materials like steel and concrete and discusses approaches for substituting new bio-inspired materials instead.

Michelle Oyen

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Joe Sacco en conversación con Marianne Ponsford

Cartagena 2014, 
Joe Sacco (Malta) es probablemente uno de los periodistas más innovadores de nuestro tiempo. Joe utiliza sus propios dibujos y notas para hacer crónicas periodísticas en las que analiza y comenta situaciones de injusticia. Ha publicado numerosos libros, entre ellos, Palestina. En la franja de Gaza, Gorazde: Zona Protegida, Notas al pie de Gaza y Reportajes. Acaba de publicar en inglés The Great War, un cómic desplegable de 24 hojas en el que narra uno de los episodios más sangrientos de la I Guerra Mundial: la batalla del Somme. En conversación con la editora Marianne Ponsford. Co-organizado con Arcadia

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Intervention and Cure

Hay Festival 2002, 
'The credible threat of overwhelming military force to prevent terror and further conflict: right or wrong?' The exact focus of this debatewill be determind by events at the time. The panel will be chaired by BBC World Anchor Nik Gowing and will include Michael Ignatieff, the Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin and the BBC's Allan Little.

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Michael Pollan talks to Katya Adler

How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Hay Festival 2019, 

Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? Join Michael Pollan on a journey to the frontiers of the human mind. Diving deep into an extraordinary world – from shamans and magic mushroom hunts to the pioneering labs mapping our brains – and putting himself forward as a guinea pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How To Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of consciousness.

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Melvyn Bragg

Hay Festival 1996, 
The writer and broadcaster presents his new novel Credo, a magnificent epic tussle of faith and passion, sensuality and Christianity set in the Dark Ages. Bragg's bestselling novels include The Maid of Buttermore, A Time to Dance and Crystal Rooms.

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Michael Cox in conversation with Adam Austerfield

The LSE Lecture: From West To East?

Budapest 2013, 

The dimensions of global power shifts in the modern era. The Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations talks about what global political and economic changes we can expect from the rise of China, India, Latin America and other developing markets around the world, and what this means for central and Eastern Europe.

Co-organized with LSE (London School of Economics) in collaboration with Egmond Kiado

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George Alagiah

A Passage to Africa

Hay Festival 2002, 
The Sri-Lankan born journalist was brought up in Ghana and was the BBC's Africa correspondent, covering genocides, famines, epidemics, disasters, dictatorships, democracies and ethnic divisions from Rawanda, Libera, Ethiopia, Somalia and the Mozambique to Zimbabwe and Zaire. His book examines the future relationships of African States with their former Colonial powers, and with American and international finance.

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Laura Dockrill

Star Cross’d

Hay Festival 2016, 

The poet, writer and illustrator introduces Star Cross’d, her contemporary film version of Romeo and Juliet commissioned for the Shakespeare Lives programme by the British Council. She explores the continuing relevance of the story and its influence on her own writing including Lorali. Chaired by Claire Armitstead.

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Hugh Lupton with Daniel Morden

Fictions: The Assembly of the Severed Head

Hay Festival 2018, 

13th Century Wales. A small monastic outpost is rocked to its core when a gruesome discovery is made on the nearby shoreline: a severed human head, the first of several to wash up along the surrounding coast. Not long after, the holy brothers stumble across the smouldering ruins of a bardic school and within, a pile of decapitated bodies – all that is left of King John’s brutal massacre. But one man, barely alive, is found hiding among the carnage. He is Cian Brydydd Mawr, the greatest bard of his age, who holds in his head all the ancient stories of his land… So begins Lupton’s masterful new novel which tells the story of the making of the Mabinogion, the ancient Welsh myth cycle which existed in oral form for generations before it was set down in writing. In Lupton’s re-telling, we witness these stories of spirits and shape-shifters, giants and time-travellers, curses and spells being told as they originally would have been in the ancient bardic tradition. He introduces the tales and talks to his fellow storyteller Daniel Morden.

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Martin Innes

Terrorism as a teachable moment: analysing social media to understand public reactions to the four UK attacks in 2017

Hay Festival 2018, 

Terrorist attacks are designed to 'terrorise, polarise and mobilise' their multiple audiences. In a sense, then, they function as teachable moments, where the perpetrators try to teach 'a lesson' to their 'adversaries'. At the same time, however, governments use these events to instruct the wider public about the risks that have to be managed, and how public life and values will not be modified by them. The Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute shows how by applying cutting-edge social media analytics, we can learn from past attacks about how terrorist violence tries to work.

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John D. Hosler

The Siege of Acre: Saladin, Richard The Lionheart, and the Battle that decided the Third Crusade

Hay Festival 2018, 

The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, the historian introduces his account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Chaired by Peter Florence.

John D. Hosler

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Patsy Rodenburg

Voice Production Workshop

Hay Festival 1997, 
The Director of Voice at the Royal National Theatre teaches a public workshop on voice production, breathing, relaxation and how to work a text. Her best-selling books include The Need For Words, Right to Speak and now The Actor Speaks

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Jenny Pitman

Hay Festival 2002, 
An audience with the legendary trainer of such champions as Burrough Hill Lad, Corbière, and Garrison Savannah, the first lady of horse-racing, and now first time novelist, author of the thriller On The Edge.

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Cosmovisiones indígenas en América. Jon Landaburu y Natasha Kanapé Fontaine con Camilo Hoyos

Cartagena 2017, 
La visión del mundo de las culturas indígenas del continente americano es quizá poca conocida para el gran público, pero de una riqueza notable. Dos importantes conocedores de esta tradición conversan con Camilo Hoyos. Con Jon Landaburu, quien fue desde 1972 hasta 2007 director de Investigaciones Científicas del Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique de Francia y director durante más de 10 años del Centro de Estudios de las Lenguas Indígenas de América de la misma institución (CELIA/CNRS). Y con Natasha Kanapé Fontaine (Canadá), poeta innu, actriz, artista visual y activista por los derechos de los indígenas y por la conservación del medio ambiente. El trabajo de Natasha está publicado en francés por Mémoire d´Encrier y en inglés por Mawenzi House.
Cosmovisiones indígenas en América. Jon Landaburu y Natasha Kanapé Fontaine con Camilo Hoyos

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Flora Fraser

The Unruly Queen

Hay Festival 1996, 
At the tawdry heart of the Regency period lies the bitter mismatch of the Prince and Princess of Wales, their tattered marriage and long and courageous fight for justice that is the subject of Fraser's study of Caroline of Brunswick - "an admirably convincing portrayal of a woman who evidently had more sprit than sensibility" - Sunday Telegraph