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Christopher Lee, John Maddox, Eric Hobsbawm

Between the Wars

Hay Festival 2004, 
In this first of a series of conversations about major turning points in British history, the playwright and historian discusses the revolutions in science, society and industry of the 1920's and 1930's with the grandee science-writer John Maddox, and the historian and autobiographer Eric Hobsbawm.

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Zoë Svendsen and Paul Mason

Cambridge Series 20: Talking About Shakespeare: Shakespeare and the Emergence of Capitalism

Hay Festival 2016, 

Theatre director Zoë Svendsen and journalist and economist Paul Mason explore the theatricality of capitalism by examining what an economic analysis of Shakespeare’s plays might tell us about character and how the human is represented. Part of a new research and development project at the Young Vic, London.

Zoë Svendsen and Paul Mason

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Salsa y letras.

César Miguel Rondón en conversación con Mario Jursich

Cartagena 2015, 
Publicado por primera vez en 1979, El libro de la salsa. Crónica de la música del Caribe urbano es un libro de César Miguel Rondón que se ha convertido en una obra fundamental sobre este género musical y acaba de ser reeditado en Colombia. Su autor es además un reconocido profesional de los medios de comunicación venezolanos, con una extensa experiencia como comunicador social, locutor, publicista, escritor, productor, director y ejecutivo de televisión.

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Gala de poesía

Cartagena 2015, 

La ya tradicional Gala de poesía vuelve un año más con la presencia de poetas nacionales e internacionales que leerán una selección de su obra. Participan:Jotamario Arbeláez (Colombia), Marie Annharte Baker (Canadá), Juan Bonilla (España), Jaime García Maffla (Colombia), Luis García Montero (España), Marta Sanz (España) y Alfredo Vanín (Colombia). Moderado por Guido Tamayo.

Con el apoyo del McGill Institute for the Study of Canada

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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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Amit Chaudhuri, Arundhati Roy, Patrick French talk to Ian Jack

An Independant India

Hay Festival 1997, 
On the 50th anniversary of Independence, Granta Editor Ian Jack hosts a discussion about contemporary Indian writing in English and its relationship with Western literature and India's other traditions.

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Liz Fost

Thunderbirds Are Go

Hay Festival 2016, 

For fans of the new TV series, an action-packed session where you can learn what it takes to become a legendary member of International Rescue. Play games, take part in secret missions and hear tales of the illustrious Tracy brothers in their courageous battles.

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Jack Hartnell

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

Hay Festival 2018, 

Dripping with blood and gold, fetishised and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. The art historian uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. 

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Hilary Cottam

The Inaugural Octavia Hill Lecture

Hay Festival 2018, 

Radical Help: How we can Remake the Relationships Between us and Revolutionise the Welfare State

The Welfare State was revolutionary: it lifted thousands out of poverty, provided decent homes, good education and security. But it is out of kilter now: an elaborate and expensive system of managing needs and risks. Today we face new challenges. Our resources have changed. How should we live: how should we care for one another; grow our capabilities to work, to learn, to love and fully realise our potential? Cottam is a social entrepreneur and the founder of Participle. Prior to that she worked as an urban poverty specialist at the World Bank. Chaired by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales. The lecture is given in the name of the great social reformer and founder of the National Trust.

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Fabien Erlinghauser

Character Design Workshop

Kells 2015, 

Come and learn to draw with the Animation Director of the Oscar-nominated animated feature film Song of the Sea.

9–14 years
Fabien Erlinghauser

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Rose Tremain, Trezza Azzopardi

Hay Festival 2000, 
Reading and conversation with the author of Restoration and Evangelista's Fan, whose new novel Music and Silence about the experiences of an English musician in the Danish court of King Christiannin 1630 is a masterpiece. Tremain is joined by the new Welsh novelist, Trezza Azzopardi, whose debut The Hiding Place is set in the Maltese community of Tiger Bay. Both writers feature in the new edition of the British Council anthology of New Writing.

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Ben Elton, Peter Howarth

Hay Festival 2000, 
Elton has written comedy for stand-up, television with Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line, on stage with Popcorn, and a series of best-selling novels. His film adaptation of Inconceivable is premiered in London this week as Maybe Baby. Ridley Scott is filming Popcorn this Summer. He talks to the editor of Esquire.

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Horatio Morpurgo

The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s Dilemma

Hay Festival 2018, 

Morpurgo dramatises an episode in Francis Drake's circumnavigation during which the Golden Hind was stranded on a rock off Celebes, Indonesia. What altercation occurred between Drake and the ship's chaplain, Francis Fletcher, during those terrifying 20 hours? Morpurgo makes a compelling argument for what was really at the heart of that disagreement, and its present-day repercussions. He argues that the Tudor navigators and their stories may hold the key to how we should approach the current environmental crisis. Chaired by Daisy Leitch.

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Barry Cunliffe

On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD1500

Hay Festival 2018, 

While the land is familiar, even reassuring, the sea is unknown and threatening. Why, then, did humans become seafarers? Part of the answer is that we are conditioned by our genetics to be acquisitive animals: we like to acquire rare materials and we are eager for esoteric knowledge, and society rewards us well for both. And our innate inquisitiveness drives us to explore. The pre-eminent archaeologist looks at the development of seafaring on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, two contrasting seas, the Mediterranean without a significant tide, enclosed and soon to become familiar, the Atlantic with its frightening tidal ranges, an ocean without end. Chaired by Gabrielle Walker.

Barry Cunliffe

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Jon Roberts

Through the Eyes of Me

Hay Festival 2018, 

Welcome to the world of Kya, who loves to run, read and eat ice cream. This is a joyful picture-book describing the everyday life of a child with autism, and helps people of all ages recognise certain behaviour, appreciate thoughts and feelings, and learn how to communicate with people with autism. The author joins Inclusive Minds’ Alexandra Strick to discuss and read from Jon’s book in this accessible, relaxed and interactive event. The book is based on the author’s own daughter, and children in the audience will have the chance to share the ideas, views and experiences that they would like to see in a story.

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Igor Aleksander

How to Build a Mind

Hay Festival 2000, 
How can we use the power of computers to understand how mind relates to brain? While treading on some age-old philosophical toes, its main importance is that it gives us better ways of dealing with mental infirmity. The leading expert on neural systems deomonstrates the potential of artificial consciousness.

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Sebastian Faulks

Vintage Living Texts 2

Hay Festival 2002, 
The author of World War 1 epic Birdsong discusses approaches to teaching the book with Vintage Living Texts series editiors Jonathan Noaks and Margeret Reynolds.

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Sian Busby

A Wonderful Little Girl

Hay Festival 2003, 
The true story of Sarah Jacob, the Welsh Fasting Girl who transfixed Victorian England as she lived on nothing but air for two years. Was she, as her father told the many thousands of visitors who flocked to her bedsdie, 'a gift from God'?

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Héctor Abad Faciolince en conversación con Xavi Ayen

Cartagena 2015, 
Héctor Abad Faciolince se ha convertido en una de las voces más destacadas de la literatura colombiana contemporánea gracias a libros como Tratado de culinaria para mujeres tristes, Basura y El olvido que seremos. Su última novela, La Oculta, cuenta la historia de tres hermanos descendientes de los viejos colonos que aman y al mismo tiempo odian su finca, con su vieja casa y su oscuro lago, escondida en las montañas de Antioquia.

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Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi

Hay Festival 2000, 
The filmmaker, novelist and short story writer reads and discusses Midnight All Day his compleeling collection of stories about sexuality, desire and love. 'If falling in love could only be a glimpse of the other, who was the passion really directed at?' Kuerishi's award-winning work includes The Buddha of Suburbia, My Beautiful Launderette, Intimacy, The Black Album and My Son the Fanatic.

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Antonio Colinas en conversación con Guido Tamayo

Cartagena 2013, 
Antonio Colinas (España) es uno de los poetas españoles contemporáneos más celebrados. Poeta, novelista, ensayista, traductor y periodista, entre sus obras últimas se cuentan Obra poética completa (Fondo de Cultura Económica) y el libro de aforismos Tres tratados de armonía. En conversación con el escritor Guido Tamayo.

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Anne Applebaum, John Micklethwait, Christopher Hitchens, Roy Hattersley, Mark Leonard.

The Economist Debate: History will be kinder to Bush and Blair than to Chirac and Shroeder

Hay Festival 2005, 
John Snow chairs the debate on security, democracy, diplomacy and piety in early in early twenty-first century.

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Richard Fletcher

Bloodfued: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England

Hay Festival 2002, 
The story of the epic North-South fued and retaliations over the murder of Uhtred, Earl of Northumbria before the court of King Canute in 1016.

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Familias

Marcos Giralt Torrente, Julián Herbert y Guadalupe Nettel en conversación con Malcolm Otero Barral

Xalapa 2012, 
La vida familiar se confi gura como un microcosmos de relaciones complejas, apegos e influencias que inevitablemente determinan en gran medida la trayectoria de sus miembros. Estos tres autores conversan sobre qué tienen de familiar sus novelas: Marcos Giralt Torrente ganó el Premio Nacional de Narrativa (España) en 2011 con Tiempo de vida, una conmovedora descripción de la relación con su padre; Julián Herbert es autor de Canción de tumba, galardonada con el XXVIII Premio Jaén de Novela, en la que se narra la vida de Guadalupe Chávez, prostituta enferma de leucemia y madre del narrador; Guadalupe Nettel es autora de El cuerpo en que nací, novela que cuenta la historia de una niña de una familia poco convencional y con un físico diferente. Moderado por Malcolm Otero Barral, editor.

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De la Tierra al Cielo. 50 años de Rayuela

Rogelio Cuéllar y María Luisa Passarge sobre el desarrollo de la exposición

Xalapa 2013, 
Se cumplen cincuenta años de la publicación de Rayuela, de Julio Cortázar, una de las novelas en español más innovadoras del siglo. Para celebrar el aniversario, algunos de los principales artistas plásticos que viven y trabajan en la ciudad de México, entre ellos el fotógrafo Rogelio Cuéllar y la editora María Luisa Passarge, han creado la exposición De la Tierra al Cielo. 50 años de Rayuela, que rinde tributo a la importancia de Julio Cortázar y su novela Rayuela. Rogelio y María Luisa hablarán sobre el reto de crear esta exposición con multitud de artistas basándose en este libro extraordinario.
De la Tierra al Cielo. 50 años de Rayuela