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Barry Cunliffe

The Ancient Celts

Hay Festival 2018, 

Cunliffe’s classic study of the ancient Celtic world was first published in 1997. Since then huge advances have taken place in our knowledge: new finds, new ways of using DNA records to understand Celtic origins, new ideas about the proto-urban nature of early chieftains' strongholds. Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe, who inspired fear in both the Greeks and the Romans. He investigates the texts of the Classical writers and contrasts their view of the Celts with current archaeological findings.

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Simon Jenkins

Britain’s Best Railway Stations

Winter Weekend 2017, 

From Waterloo to Whitby, St Pancras to Stirling, these are the marvellous, often under-sung places that link our nation. Blending his usual insight and authority, Jenkins examines the geography, architecture and symbolism of these glories of our national heritage.

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Greg James and Chris Smith

Kid Normal

Hay Festival 2018, 

Calling all heroes, villains and Super Zeroes. Join the radio personalities and authors for an action-packed Kid Normal event, including a reading from the new book, Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes. Dave Cribb will provide musical accompaniment throughout. Help create a brand new superhero story and prepare for lots of games, singing and audience participation. Superpowers not required.

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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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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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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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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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Owen Sheers and Pip Broughton

Poetry on Film: To Provide All People

Hay Festival 2018, 

The poet and the film-maker collaborated on the BAFTA Cymru award-winning Aberfan: The Green Hollow, an hour-long film poem about the 1966 tragedy, and are now working on To Provide for All People – a new film celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. They discuss the stories and people who feature in the new film, and the freedoms and forms of working with poetry. They preview clips of the NHS film that will be broadcast later in the summer.

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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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Ali Smith talks to Francine Stock

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Accidental is a compelling adventure in literature from the most inventive and entertaining novelist of my generation. Don't miss this. You can tell your grandchildren you were there when it launched.

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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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Gavin Young talks to Sue Bardbury

Fiction and Far Away Places

Hay Festival 1996, 
"Glamour and the sea! Tell me - wasn't that the best time, that time when we were young and at sea? - Lord Jim: Joseph Conrad.
Travel writer Gavin Young, whose Slow Boats to China has been described as a "genuine adventure story", discusses the romance of far away places in fiction with Sue Bradbury, Director of the Folio Society whose novel Midnight Madonna is set in the Spanish Civil War

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Dacia Viejo Rose

Cambridge Series 17: War on Culture - the Politics of Reconstructing Cultural Heritage

Hay Festival 2018, 

The destruction of cultural heritage has grabbed headlines worldwide. Does it matter? This talk will explore the dynamics of violence, reconstruction and repair that underlie these dramatic acts of destruction. Dr Viejo is a Lecturer in Heritage and the Politics of the Past.

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Frank Delaney

Hay Festival 1996, 
The Irish broadcaster and novelist introduces his book A Stranger in Their Midst - "With its drama verging on the operatic, as the community lights up in the name of progress, it is plunged ever deeper into moral darkness. Fantastic stuff. I can't help feeling that if Verdi were around today, he and Delaney would make a great team" - Independent

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Jean Moorcroft Wilson

O What A Lovely Subject!

Hay Festival 1998, 
Biographer Jean Moorcroft Wilson examines the complex character and fascinating background of Siegfried Sassoon, the Great War poet.

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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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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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Cubriendo Oriente Medio

Ahmed Maher y Catalina Gómez con Hernando Álvarez

Cartagena 2017, 
Dos experimentados periodistas, Ahmed Maher (Egipto), corresponsal de BBC Arabic en Bagdad, y Catalina Gómez (Colombia), periodista afincada en Teherán, conversan sobre sus experiencias e impresiones de esta región, tristemente convulsa en estos momentos. Moderado por Hernando Álvarez, director de BBC Mundo.
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Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival presents: The Stranger

Screening

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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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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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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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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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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Tony Robinson, Lisa Dwan, Peter Florence and Helena Kennedy

Josephine Hart’s Poetry Hour: Poetry of the Great War

Hay Festival 2018, 
Today's programme of 30 First World War poems gives voice to the humanity, loss and suffering of the poets of the Great War. The selection includes Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est, W. B. Yeats’ An Irish Airman Foresees His Death and Rudyard Kipling’s Epitaphs of The War. For over 25 years Josephine Hart’s hugely popular Poetry Hours, founded originally as Gallery Poets in the West End, were presented at such celebrated venues as The National Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse, The New York Public Library and Harvard University, they now continue quarterly at the British Library and, annually, here at Hay, at London University and at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Josephine wrote wonderfully incisive introductions to the life and work of each poet as, like Eliot, she believed that ‘we understand the work better when we understand something of the poet’s life'.

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Aardman’s Dan Binns and Ally Lewis talk to Andy Fryers

Trans.MISSION 2: Clean Air

Hay Festival 2018, 

What happens when you bring together two people at the top of their game but from different spheres? Ally Lewis is an atmospheric chemist and works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and the University of York. His main research focus is air pollution and how to detect chemicals in the atmosphere. Dan Binns is a Commercials director at Aardman, the multi-award-winning studio, creators of Wallace & Gromit. They have collaborated to create an original piece of work that will explore the issues around air pollution. Chaired by Andy Fryers

The Trans.MISSION project was created to bring science and culture together with the aim of communicating cutting-edge science to new audiences through new methods. 
More information about the Trans.MISSION project can be found here.