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Robin Robertson and Samuel Menashe

Two Poets

Hay Festival 1997, 
Robertson reads from his beautiful and brilliant first book of poems A Painted Field. In resonant and lyrical language his poems are concerned with the fugitive nature of things: the implacable coupling of desire and sadness, personality and nationality, beauty and loss: "A poet of rare skill and sensitivity. This is work that will stand and endure.. it speaks softly in the mind" - The Scotsman. The celebrated American poet Samuel Manashe reads from his Penguin Modern Poets collection.

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David Hare

Hay Festival 1998, 
The playwright and screenwriter discusses his current West End plays Amy's View and the Judas Kiss with Peter Florence.

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Jason Goodwin

Lords Of The Horizons

Hay Festival 1998, 
Jason Goodwin explores the mysteries of the 600-year rule of The Ottoman Empire. At its height, Istanbul had the richest court in Europe. The decline was prodigious, protracted and total.

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Meltem Arikan, Menna Elfyn, George Gumisiriza, Rebecca John, Eric Ngalle Charles, Ben Rawlence

Wales PEN Cymru: Speaking for Ourselves

Hay Festival 2018, 

The focus of the PEN chapter this year is to defend and support minority languages within ethnic communities in Wales. When we are given the confidence and liberty to speak for ourselves in our mother tongues as much as in our acquired speech, we demonstrate the diversity, persistence and vitality of language. Three Welsh and three refugee writers are here to speak for themselves and to invite you into the local and global PEN alliance of writers working to promote international freedom of expression and linguistic equality.

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Liz Rideal, Kathleen Soriano, Joan Bakewell

Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women

Hay Festival 2018, 

How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam and Eve explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women. Rideal is an artist and photographer; Soriano is one of the world’s most respected curators; Bakewell is Bakewell – broadcaster, writer, pioneer.

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Catherine Merriman, Elizabeth Baines, Janet Thomas and Lindsay Ashford

Woman's Textual Fantasies

Hay Festival 2004, 
Editiors and authors of two Honno anthologies, Laughing not Laughing and Mirror, Mirror, will be sharing their experiences of writing and getting published.

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Santiago Gamboa en conversación con Jorge Espinosa

Cartagena 2017, 
Jorge Espinosa conversa con este gran autor colombiano. Santiago Gamboa (Colombia) escritor y periodista, y el autor, entre otros, de Perder es cuestión de método, traducida a seis idiomas y convertida en película por el director de cine Sergio Cabrera; su último libro es Volver al oscuro valle, una novela coral en la que se entrelazan varias historias de personajes que llegan, después de una larga ausencia en algunos casos, a Colombia.

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Antony Sher and Gregory Doran

Woza Shakespeare!

Hay Festival 1997, 
An exploration of their landmark mixed-race, South African, production of Titus Andronicus - "Shakespeare in Tarantino mode". A fascinating insight into how actor and director approach a classic play, and of the cultural wealth of the new South Africa. "It is a significant act of cultural cross-fertilization... Shakespeare wrote templates for time to come, and this play has found it's time and place" - The Sunday Times.

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Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Cambridge Series 17: The Menace of Monolingualism

Hay Festival 2018, 

Is monolingualism harming us, both as individuals and as a society? We look at the value of languages for health and well-being, social cohesion, diplomacy and conflict resolution, defence and national security. Wendy Ayres-Bennett is Professor of French Philology and Linguistics.

Wendy Ayres-Bennett

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Penny Vincenzi

Hay Festival 2000, 
A rare opportunity to meet the multi-million-selling superstar storyteller who talks about her work and her new novel of marital infidelity Almost a Crime.

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Mark Shand

Hay Festival 1996, 
The author of Travels On My Elephant and now Queen of the Elephants talks about his travels and his elephants - "A ripping yarn, told with wit and affection . . . wonderfully evocative" - The Times.

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Daniel Divinsky en conversación con Daniel Samper Pizano

50 años con Mafalda.

Cartagena 2014, 

Daniel Divinsky, editor de Quino, y Daniel Samper Pizano, gran amante de las historietas de Mafalda, celebran con esta conversación el 50 aniversario de la niña más irreverente de la literatura en español. 

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Keith Waterhouse talks to Brenda Maddox

Hay Festival 1997, 
The novelist and columnist discusses his second volume of autobiography Streets Ahead which traces his path from the hot metal of Fleet Street in the 50's, to London's Theatreland as part of the 'new wave' with Billy Liar, from Shaftsbury Avenue to Broadway and Sunset Boulevard. "A glorious torrent of yarns by a master of the genre" - The Sunday Times

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Un viaje a la Antártida. Un científico en el continente olvidado.

Sergio Rossi

Cartagena 2015, 
Tras haber participado en tres campañas de investigación polar, el biólogo Sergio Rossi hablará sobre cuestiones fundamentales relacionadas con la Antártida: la supervivencia en un clima tan extremo, la formación del agujero en la capa de ozono, los efectos del cambio climático, el deterioro ecológico que generan las bases permanentes allí instaladas, la posibilidad (y los peligros) de explotar económicamente sus inmensas riquezas y por qué una recóndita masa de hielo en el confín más alejado del planeta es esencial para nuestro futuro como especie. 
Evento patrocinado por Tito Pabón

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Jeremy Deller talks to Tim Marlow

The Tate etc. Magazine Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Turner Prize-winner talks about his work with music, folk, culture and performance.

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John Humphrys

Lost for Words

Hay Festival 2005, 
Today Programme inquisitor examines the use and abuse of the English language eviscerating cliché, jargon and bullshit

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Andrea Wulf

Reformations: The distinction between the arts and science

Querétaro 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. In order to celebrate this important milestone in Western critical thinking, we have asked a number of thinkers to give us a “reform” that would be applicable now. Andrea Wulf will talk about the traditional distinction between the arts and the sciences, proposing a reformation of this classic separation of disciplines and questioning why the imagination is not present in science. Followed by a question and answer session with Peter Florence.

Andrea Wulf

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Nuno Júdice y Filipa Leal en conversación con Jerónimo Pizarro

Poesía en portugués.

Cartagena 2016, 
La obra de Nuno Júdice suma más de treinta títulos de poesía y ha sido traducida a diferentes lenguas. En 2013 recibió el XXII Premio Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana por el conjunto de su obra. Sus últimos poemarios publicados son Navegación sin rumbo y El fruto de la gramática. Por su parte, la escritora Filipa Leal debutó en la poesía con Talvez os Lírios Compreendam y acaba de publicar Pelos leitores de poesia. Conversan sobre su obra con Jerónimo Pizarro.

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Patrick McCabe

Hay Festival 1998, 
McCabe's new novel Breakfast on Pluto set in the London and Belfast of the 1970's confirms his status as the leading contemporary Irish novelist. HIs last book The Butcher Boy has been filmed by Neil Jordan.

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Robert Lacey

Millennium, The Year 1000

Hay Festival 2000, 
Mystery and magicians, monks, warriors and wandering merchants- people who feared an apocolypse and people who had no idea what year is was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. People felt they walked hand-in-hand with God, and envisaged him so literally that even Christians were sometimes buried with supplies for the journey to the new life in heaven.

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Sergio Cabrera y Wendy Guerra en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Del libro al largometraje

Cartagena 2015, 
Su novela Todos se van habla de la vida en Cuba en los años 70 y 80 a través de la experiencia de una niña y su paso por la infancia y la adolescencia. Este libro ha sido llevado a la gran pantalla en 2014 de la mano del director de cine y televisión colombiano Sergio Cabrera. 
Evento patrocinado por Cinecolombia

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Peter Brook talks to Michael Kustow

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic theatre director discusses his work with his autobiographer. His production of Tierno Bokar opens at Warwick in June.

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Olivier Weber en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Cartagena 2016, 
Olivier Weber, escritor francés, ganador de varios premios, es novelista y periodista, principalmente conocido por su cobertura de las guerras de Iraq y Afganistán. Ha sido reportero de guerra durante 25 años, especialmente ha trabajado en Asia central, África e Oriente Medio. Además, es profesor adjunte en el Instituto de estudios politicos de Paris, presidente del Premio Joseph Kessel. Entre sus obras destacan El Barbaresco, una novela sobre Cervantès, y El Encantamiento del mundo.

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Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival presents: The Stranger

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Kells 2015, 

Directed by Neasa Ní Chianáín. Duration 80 minutes.

A riveting and haunting documentary about Neal McGregor, a 44-year-old English artist who died in the stone shed where he lived on the small Donegal island of Inisbofin. He left behind only volumes of secret diaries and animal carvings. The Irish-speaking islanders knew little of Neal during the eight years he lived there. This is a documentary about memory and perception, a journey to capture an unusual portrait of a man, living on the edge, both physically and mentally, and the insular Irish-speaking island community he lived among. Followed by a Q&A with director Neasa Ní Chianáin.

Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival presents: The Stranger

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Laurie Penny and Rosie Boycott

#MeToo

Winter Weekend 2017, 

What does the global reaction to the revelation of Harvey Weinstein’s monstrosity mean? Is anyone surprised? Is this a tipping point for patriarchy? What do we do now?
Laurie Penny is a journalist and feminist activist, the author of Unspeakable ThingsEverything Belongs to the Future and most recently Bitch Doctrine

Laurie Penny and Rosie Boycott