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Cressida Cowell

Dragons and Wizards

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Cressida Cowell, award-winning author of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series. Cressida will talk about her latest book, The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic, as well as the inspirations behind all her writing, and give tips on becoming an author or illustrator.

9+

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Martin Rees

On the Future Prospects for Humanity

Hay Festival 2019, 

Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence, if pursued and applied wisely, could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on earth, from climate change to nuclear war. At the same time, further advances in space science will allow humans to explore the solar system and beyond. But there is no ‘Plan B’ for Earth – no viable alternative within reach if we do not care for our home planet. Lord Rees is Astronomer Royal.

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Juno Dawson

Clean

Hay Festival 2018, 

The top YA author is widely recognised for her skill in writing powerful stories that include some of the most difficult issues facing YA readers today. Clean is a gripping and moving story that realistically tackles a broad range of issues including drug addiction, gender identity and mental health. In conversation with Amy Forbes-Robertson.

14+

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Eric Ngalle Charles

Death on the Third Floor

Hay Festival 2019, 

Are those not dark shadows lurking inside the house I once called home? “From attempting mass murder against my father’s family in the village of Small Soppo, Buea, in Cameroon, to becoming a victim of human trafficking; from living and barely surviving the streets of Moscow, to strip dancing, and buying and selling fake dollars…” A riveting and deeply moving play based on true events shaped from the life of the writer Eric Ngalle Charles, recipient of a Creative Wales Award. Directed by Bafta winner Greg Lewis.

Eric Ngalle Charles

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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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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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Sverre Lodgaard

The 2017 Rotblat Lecture: North Korea – in search of a peaceful solution

Hay Festival 2017, 

Lodgaard is one of the world’s most highly regarded authorities on weapons control. He was the Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research from 1992-1996. He examines the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with specific regard to North Korea and the USA. Chaired by Nik Gowing.

Sverre Lodgaard

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Simon Jenkins

From Pericles to Putin: A Short History of Europe

Hay Festival 2019, 

Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom – a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two world wars and the present day. He celebrates Europe’s makers – from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. 

Simon Jenkins

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Charles Martell, Hilary Engel and Julia Blackshaw

Apple Blossom Time

Hay Festival 2017, 

Celebrating our native apples and the variety of products derived from them, by growers who care about nature and the environment. Charles Martell is known for Stinking Bishop cheese and now distils vintage spirits on his Gloucestershire farm; Hilary Engel makes cider from apples pressed by a Gypsy cob in a 17th-century mill; and Julia Blackshaw makes mellifluous juices from her organic orchard. They talk to Kitty Corrigan.

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An Evening with Ned Sherrin

Hay Festival 1996, 
A glorious anthology of wit and tall tales from the great raconteur, broadcaster, director and compiler of Theatrical Anecdotes.

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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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HAY JOVEN: Peter Kuper sobre novela gráfica

Cartagena 2013, 
Peter Kuper, cuyo estilo recuerda al expresionismo alemán, es el autor de varios libros ilustrados y novelas gráficas como el Diario de Oaxaca (2009), una adaptación de La metamorfosis de Kafka, o el reciente Diario de Nueva York. Nos contará sob

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Mike Hoffmann, Monika Bohm and Emily Beech talk to Andy Fryers

Species Under Threat

Hay Festival 2018, 

Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. It is a critical indicator of the health of the world’s biodiversity and a powerful tool to inform and catalyse policy change. The list provides information about range, population size, habitat and ecology, threats, and conservation actions. Hoffman currently heads up the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) global conservation programmes and was previously chair of the 25-member IUCN Red List Committee. Bohm is a researcher in the Species Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL. Emily Beech is a Conservation Officer at Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

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Steve Brusatte

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Hay Festival 2018, 

Sixty-six million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. One of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge-technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years. At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures that ruled the earth before us. Chaired by Gabrielle Walker.

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Max Hastings

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy 1945–1975

Hay Festival 2019, 

Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. The historian and journalist takes testimony from Viet Cong guerrillas, Southern paratroopers, Saigon bar-girls and Hanoi students alongside that of infantrymen from South Dakota, Marines from North Carolina and Huey pilots from Arkansas to create an epic narrative of an epic tragedy. Here are the vivid realities of strife amid jungle and paddies that killed two million people, informed with deep understanding and a sweeping narrative.


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Katherine Rundell and Lauren St John

Storytelling and the Influences of Childhood

Hay Festival 2018, 

Join these two brilliant writers as they discuss their titles The Girl Savage and The Explorer, and Kat Wolfe Investigates and The Snow Angel and the influence that their childhoods growing up in Zimbabwe had on their writing. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

9+

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Nii Parkes, Kofi Awoonor, Kwame Dawes, Rashida Namulondo, Pamela Orogot, Kelly Taremwa, Clifton Gachagua, Fatou Were

Poetry – East engages West

Storymoja Nairobi 2013, 

Ghanaians – Nii Parkes, Kofi Awoonor, Kwame Dawes; Ugandans – Rashida Namulondo, Pamela Orogot, Kelly Taremwa; Sierra Leonian - Fatou Wurie and Kenyan – Clifton Gachagua

A showcase of award winning poetry from both sides of the continent hosted by Beverley Nambozo.

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Ferdia Gallagher

Cambridge Series 5: The Future of MRI

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dr Gallagher from the Department of Radiology at the University of Cambridge discusses the basis of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), how it is currently used to image cancer and what the future of oncological imaging may entail.

Ferdia Gallagher

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Simon Mayo talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions: Mad Blood Stirring

Hay Festival 2018, 

Mayo’s first adult novel weaves Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet through a tense prison drama that sets itself against the epic backdrop of mighty Dartmoor in 1815. The passions unleashed in this riveting account place black against white and Americans against Britons with the stirring soul of a forbidden love caught in between.

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Jilly Cooper talks to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: Unrivalled

Hay Festival 2018, 

A conversation with the great storyteller and comic novelist, author of Rivals, Riders, and most recently, Mount!

Jilly Cooper talks to Stephanie Merritt

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Mark Urban talks to Rosie Boycott

The Skripal Files

Winter Weekend 2018, 

"With regard to traitors, they will kick the bucket on their own, I assure you . . . Whatever thirty pieces of silver those people may have gotten, they will stick in their throat” - Vladimir Putin, 2010. The explosive story of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and the new spy war between the West and Russia, based on hours of exclusive interviews Skripal gave before his near-death with number one bestselling author Mark Urban, diplomatic and defence editor for BBC Newsnight.

Mark Urban talks to Rosie Boycott

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Documental y lectura de poemas por Peter Florence y Jose Luis Rivas

"Poetry is an island".

Xalapa 2013, 
Hay Festival Xalapa presenta el segundo lanzamiento internacional de Poetry is an island, un documental sobre el poeta Derek Walcott, Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1992, dirigido por Ida Does. Poetry is an Island presenta a Derek Walcott como el tema central: misterioso pero cálido, distante y apasionado, y, sobre todo, enamorado de su país y de las personas de su vida. Estas mismas personas parecen amarlo de igual manera y haber sido cambiadas por el alma artística del escritor. "Uno se descubre a sí mismo cuando conoce a Derek'",dice el artista Arthur Jacob, entrevistado en el documental. "Es verdaderamente un honor trabajar con él".
Peter Florence, Director del Hay Festival, y José Luis Rivas, traductor al español de Walcott, introducirán el documental con una lectura de poemas del autor.
El idioma del documental es el inglés

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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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Roger McGough, Alvin Pang and Antonio Colinas

Segovia 2014, 

Three outstanding poets join forces and recite poems in English and Spanish: Roger McGough from Britain, Antonio Colinas from Spain and Alvin Pang from Singapore. This event is chaired by journalist Annie Bennett.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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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. 

6+ years

Atinuke – Storytelling