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Monty and Sarah Don

The Jewel Garden

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Gardener's World presenter and Observer columnist and his wife, the architect and designer, tell the magical story of the Herefordshire garden they have built over the last decade from the ashes of a catastrophic failure. Illustrated.

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Uwe Timm en conversación con Patricio Pron

La culpa y la memoria.

Cartagena 2016, 
El escritor alemán Uwe Timm ha recibido numerosos galardones a lo largo de su carrera, entre ellos, Premio de Literatura el Jakob-Wassermann-Literaturpreis, el Premio Napoli y el Premio Palermo. Sus libros publicados en español incluyen La noche de San Juan, El hombre del velocípedo y Tras la sombra de mi hermano, una emotiva reflexión sobre la culpa y la memoria de una sociedad entera, con la Alemania nazi como trasfondo.
Conversará sobre estos temas con el escritor argentino Patricio Pron.

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Rómulo Bustos Aguirre

Homenaje a Jorge García Usta. El reino errante. Lectura de poemas de migración y el mundo árabe.

Cartagena 2016, 
Para la cultura y las letras del Caribe colombiano y Cartagena de Indias, Jorge García Usta ha sido una figura trascendental como poeta, investigador y gestor cultural. Por ello este homenaje a los diez años de su muerte.
Además de su trabajo sobre “lo árabe en Macondo”, aportó con sus investigaciones un mayor conocimiento de la vida
y obra de García Márquez en su paso por esta ciudad. Su poemario será leído por el poeta Rómulo Bustos Aguirre, otra figura prominente de las letras caribeñas, quien compartió con García Usta múltiples iniciativas culturales. La producción del montaje estará a cargo del músico Rafael Ramos Caraballo y las fotografías han sido seleccionadas por Aida Teresa Baladi.

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Sebastian Barry, Henry Porter, Catherine Chidgey

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
Barry introduces his new Easter rising novel A Long Long Way. Porter's thriller Brandenburg is set in East Germany as the iron curtain is torn aside. Chidgey's The Transformation tells the tale of an exotic wigmaker, the only permanent resident in the Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898. Chair Paul Blezard.

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Rita Carter

Consciousness

Hay Festival 2003, 
Human consciousness is unique in it's ability to roam in time and space, to conjure up non-existant worlds and to place itself 'indise' the mind of others. It is these extraordinary faculties that allow us to enjoy art, to read and understand books and to recognise why other people behave as they do. Research into the biological bases of consciousness is starting to reveal the brain mechanisms that generate our imaginative capacity.

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David Puttnam

The Dilys Powell Lecture

Hay Festival 1996, 
The inaugural lecture to commemmorate the revered Sunday Times cinema critic who died last year is given by the producer whose films include The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Local Hero, The Mission and Midnight Express.

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Yascha Mounk

The People vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It

Hay Festival 2018, 

From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy, individual rights and the popular will, are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk, Harvard lecturer on government, describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time to waste.

Yascha Mounk

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Susie Orbach

The Impossibility of Sex

Hay Festival 1999, 
The world-renowned author of Fat is a Feminist Issue and expert on women's psychology analyses the basis and practice of therapeutic relationships.

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Nicolas Roeg talks to Jason Wood

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Interview with the legendary director and cinematographer whose credits include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Bad Timing and Insignificance. See also, [144] and [151].

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Anthony Howard

Basil Hume

Hay Festival 2005, 
The journalist introduces his life of the late Catholic Primate of England.

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Mark Cousins talks to Matt Stadlen

The Story of Looking

Hay Festival 2018, 
Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us. In The Story of Looking, filmmaker and writer Mark Cousins takes us on a lightning-bright tour - in words and images - through how our looking selves develop over the course of a lifetime, and the ways that looking has changed through the centuries. From great works of art to tourist photographs, from cityscapes to cinema, through science and protest, propaganda and refusals to look, the false mirrors and great visionaries of looking, this book illuminates how we construct as well as receive the things we see.
Mark Cousins talks to Matt Stadlen

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Jeannette Littlemore and Sarah Turner

How Do We Talk About Death Before Birth?

Hay Festival 2018, 

Professor Littlemore and Dr Turner are co-investigators on the project ‘Death before Birth’. This examines how people who have experienced miscarriage, termination for foetal anomaly, and stillbirth, reach decisions concerning what happens to their babies after death, how their perceptions of the law impact on their decision-making, and how they communicate their experiences and choices to those there to support them. The project will also be examining the existing guidance on what happens to babies after they have died, investigating how it is interpreted in practice by professionals and the extent to which it takes account of the views, experiences and needs of the bereaved. Jeannette and Sarah will be talking about the ways in which people who have experienced pregnancy loss, and those who support, use language to make sense of and communicate their feelings about their loss.

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Mark Tully

India in Slow Motion

Hay Festival 2003, 
From Hindu extremism to child labour, Sufi mysticism to the crisis in agriculture, and from the persistance of political corruption to the problem of Kashmir, the legendary broadcaster challenges the preconceptions others have about India, as well as those India has about itself.

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10 años de historias. Premiación del Concurso Nacional de Cuento RCN Ministerio de Educación Nacional

Cartagena 2017, 
Los 25 ganadores del décimo Concurso Nacional de Cuento hablarán sobre sus experiencias en torno a la escritura creativa, sus historias y fuentes de inspiración. Durante 10 años el Concurso Nacional de Cuento ha recibido alrededor de 300.000 cuentos de todos los rincones del país, convirtiéndose no solo en una gran movilización de estudiantes alrededor de la escritura y la lectura, sino en la casa de una nueva generación de escritores.

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Los derechos humanos en Latinoamérica. Luis Moreno Ocampo en conversación con Javier Solórzano

Querétaro 2016, 

El abogado argentino Luis Moreno Ocampo fue el primer Fiscal Jefe de la Corte Penal Internacional, donde se encargó de la investigación sobre crímenes contra la humanidad y la persecución y acusación ante la Corte a quienes los cometieron. Ocampo será entrevistado por el periodista mexicano Javier Solórzano sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Latinoamérica.

Los derechos humanos en Latinoamérica. Luis Moreno Ocampo en conversación con Javier Solórzano

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Daniel Mitchard

Me and My Lightning Machine

Hay Festival 2018, 

A brief tour of lightning research, from generating powerful lightning bolts in Europe’s only university-based lightning laboratory, to the role of new materials in protecting commercial aircraft in flight from direct strikes, and to whether increased lightning due to global warming affects tree mortality in the tropics. Mitchard will bring us lots of exciting images and videos, from exploding piggy banks to the Nigerian rainforest, live Tesla coil demonstrations with music and the appearance of a tree struck nine times that survived.

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Howard Norman, Wayne Johnston & Shyam Selvadurai

Hay Festival 1999, 
A reading and discussion with Howard Norman, author of the magical Museum Guard set in an Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia and two of the stars of the new generation of Canadian novelists. JOhnston's The Colony of Unrequited Dreams fictionalises the rise and rise of Newfoundland's first Premier at the turn of the century. Selvadurai, a Sri Lankan writer based in Canada, explores the issues of exile, British colonial history, sexual identity and gender politics in his Cinnamon Gardens set in Ceylon. Chaired by John Saddler.

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Hilary Spurling

The Unknown Matisse

Hay Festival 1999, 
Illustrated with his images, the biographer assesses the masterpieces, and sheds new light on the humiliations and scandals the Henri Matisse had to overcome in order to develop into the greatest French painter of this century.

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La igualdad necesaria. Hourya Bentouhami, Christine Détrez y Cynthia Fleury-Perkins en conversación con Javier Ortiz Cassiani

Cartagena 2017, 
Muchos países cuentan con legislaciones que, en concordancia con la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos, incluyen el derecho de las personas a ser tratadas jurídica y socialmente de igual forma. Sin embargo, en la práctica, es necesario crear legislaciones y políticas específicas que permitan el desarrollo de las personas en un contexto de paz e igualdad de condiciones, independientemente de sus preferencias sexuales, género, raza, religión o nivel socioeconómico. Nuestras invitadas Hourya Bentouhami (Francia), filósofa y docente de filosofía política en la Universidad de Toulouse – Le Mirail; Christine Détrez (Francia), escritora, socióloga y profesora en la Escuela Normal Superior de Lyon; y Cynthia Fleury-Perkins (Francia) filósofa y psicoanalista, conversan con Javier Ortiz Cassiani sobre el largo camino hacia la igualdad de derechos.

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Joe Studholme

Joseph Banks’ Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage

Hay Festival 2018, 

Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world from 1768-1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Java, bringing back over 1,300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned more than 700 superlative engravings between 1772-1784. Known collectively as Banks’ Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever created. Studholme introduces a selection of the images and explains the process of producing them.

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David Clark

Cicely Saunders: Care for the Dying

Hay Festival 2018, 

Clark honours the life and work of the pioneer of the hospice movement. His biography shows how Cicely Saunders and the hospice she created, St Christopher’s, played a crucial role in shaping a new discourse of care at the end of life.  From the pessimism of ‘there is nothing more we can do’, medicine and healthcare gradually adopted a more purposeful approach to care at the end of life, which came to be known as ‘palliative care’.  

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Clemency Burton-Hill talks to Peter Florence

Year of Wonder

Hay Festival 2018, 

The award-winning violinist presents BBC Radio 3's Breakfast, The Proms, and Young Musician of the Year. She introduces a beautiful engagement with classical music for every day of the year, whoever you are and wherever you’re from. In this session she celebrates the great sounds of spring and summer and mixes a Hay seasonal playlist.

Clemency Burton-Hill talks to Peter Florence

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Después de Ayotzinapa

Sanjuana Martínez, Sergio González Rodríguez, Carmen Boullosa y John Gibler en conversación con Jennifer Clement

Querétaro 2016, 

Los terribles sucesos de Ayotzinapa, que supusieron la desaparición de cuarenta y tres estudiantes de la Escuela Normal Rural, han marcado un antes y un después en la respuesta a la violencia endémica que lleva varios años azotando al país. Preguntamos a cuatro escritores sobre el impacto de este episodio y las reflexiones y acciones que ha desencadenado. Moderado por Jennifer Clement.

Después de Ayotzinapa

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Héroes latinoamericanos: Mario Vargas Llosa

Arequipa 2015, 

Gerald Martin ha publicado una edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y una biografía del escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez. Actualmente está trabajando en una biografía sobre Mario Vargas Llosa.  Alonso Cueto, autor homenajeado en la Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima 2010, ha publicado novelas de muy diferentes estilos. Su obra Juan Carlos Onetti: El soñador en la penumbra, indaga en la vida del novelista. Modera el director editorial de Planeta, Sergio Vilela.

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Simon Singh, Richard Wiseman

Theatre of Science

Hay Festival 2003, 
BAFTA- and Emmy-award winning scientists present their science comedy show. Singh presents his risk show 'What are the Chances of that Happening?' Can maths help us to live longer, predict the future and beat the dealer? Take a free bet and perhaps win a drink. Psychologist and magician, Wiseman exposes the psychology behind the illusion, with demonstrations, mind games and audience participation in his 'lecture' Mental Trickery.