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Steven Mithen

After the Ice

Hay Festival 2003, 
Drawing on the latest cutting-edge research in archaeology and the environmental sciences, Mithen leads a sweeping global tour through human history as the last ice age came to its end and the first farming communities and towns appeared. He presents a gripping and intimate picture of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes through 15,000 years that laid the foundations of the modern world.

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Arnold Wesker 1

Hay Festival 2004, 
The playwright and and spellbinding solo performer, whose plays are currently running in twelve capital cities around the world, embarks on a five night residency reading and previewing new work and classic plays. Tonight he previews extracts from Longitude and Groupie, both of which will open in London later this year, and What Ever Happened to Betty Lemon?

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Edward Lucie-Smith

Adam

Hay Festival 1999, 
Edward Lucie-Smith gives an illustrated lecture about the position of the male nude in western art and culture. He focuses both on its role as the traditional training ground for the artist and on its complex emotional and sexual connotations.

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Daily Star Books

Dhaka 2013, 
Sharbari Ahmed and Farah Ghuznavi discuss their short story anthologies, The Oceans of Mrs Nagai, and Fragments of Riversong. Moderated by Samit Basu.

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O'Brien on Joyce

Hay Festival 1999, 
Edna O'Brien talks about James Joyce. Introduced by Geordie Greig, literary editor of The Sunday Times.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Hay Festival 1999, 
The cellist is accompanied by pianist Rebecca Woolcott

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Bangla Poetry over the last Millenia

Dhaka 2013, 

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Jude Kelly

The Orange Prize For Fiction Lecture: Fear of the Artist

Hay Festival 2005, 
Jude Kelly speaks about the nature of creative fear and how it can be put to more public use. She dicusses the vital role of the artist in harnessing the power of fear, and how their knowledge of fear and their struggle between expression and invisibility offers an alternative model of courage for society.

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Hay Festival 2004, 
A unique opportunity to have a sneak look into the world famous writer's new book. Not on public release until September 2004, Gangsta Rap is the tough but touching tale of three friends excluded from school, who find their strengths and identity through hip-hop.

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Journalism in Mexico: the historic battle. Jaime Abello Banfi, Adrián López and Ana Cristina Ruedas in conversation with Jacobo García

Querétaro 2017, 

Journalism in Mexico is in danger. The constant attacks and violence against professionals who work in the industry has increased consistently since 2006, when the journalist protection protocol was first introduced, following the model used previously in Colombia. Why is the Mexican context one of the most dangerous in the world in which to carry out this profession? Jaime Abello Banfi (FNPI), Ana Cristina Ruedas (Artículo 19) and Adrián López (Noroeste) will talk to Jacobo García.

Journalism in Mexico: the historic battle. Jaime Abello Banfi, Adrián López and Ana Cristina Ruedas in conversation with Jacobo García

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Nadya Tolokno in conversation with Misha Glenny

Querétaro 2017, 

Misha Glenny interviews the musician and activist, Nadya Tolokno (Russia), a member of the punk group Pussy Riot and arrested together with her partner in 2012 because of a performance in Moscow Cathedral. She was sentenced for crimes of religious hatred, and spent two years in jail, a sentence that became a symbol around the world for the Vladimir Putin government’s attitude to freedom of expression. She currently lives in Canada, where she continues to work as a human rights activist.

Nadya Tolokno in conversation with Misha Glenny

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Vitali Vitaliev

Borders Up!

Hay Festival 1999, 
Having sought alcoholic oblivion from the oppressive soviet regime, the inimitable Russian jounalist staggers across Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania asking why statistics show that despitre all the benefits of democracy, the people of Eastern Europe are drinking more, not less, than ever before.

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Robin Blake

George Stubbs

Hay Festival 2005, 
The life and work of the great eighteenth-century artist-scientist and author of The Anatomy of the Horse.

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Bella Bathurst, Joanna Kavenna, Garth Cartwright

Travellers Tales

Hay Festival 2005, 
Bathurst's Wreckers is a gripping history of wrecking, looting and salvaging from the eighteenth century to the present day. In Kavenna's The Ice Museum she adventures north in search of the Atlantis of the Arctic, the mythical land of Thule. Cartwright's Princes Amongst Men recounts a Balkan odessy in search of the secret history and culture of Europe's greatest musicians: the Roma.

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Barbara Trapido

Hay Festival 1999, 
The author of The Travelling Hornplayer, Juggling, and Brother of the More Famous Jack talks to Philippa Gregory.

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Ian Robertson

Mind Sculpture

Hay Festival 1999, 
One of the world's leading authorities on brain rehabilitation explores ground-breaking discoveries about how the brain is physically shaped by experience and our interactions with the world around us.

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Sandi Toksvig

Hay Festival 2003, 
The broadcaster, comedian and author of Flying Under Bridges, The Gladys Society, and The Travels of Lady Bulldog Burton talks about her reading and writing. Line-for-line she is one of the most brilliant entertainers in the world.

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William Dalrymple

Hay Festival 2003, 
James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of Hyderabad when he met Khair un-Nissa, 'Most Excellent among Women,' the great neice of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad. He fell in love with her and overcame many obstacles to marry her, converting to Islam and according to Indian sources becoming a double-agent working against the East India Company. The award-winning historian and travel writer tels the story.

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Greil Marcus and John Harris

Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads

Hay Festival 2005, 
The story, context and appreciation of Dylan's revolutionary classics, recorded forty years ago.

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Alastair Sawday and Lynne McTaggart

Schumacher Lectures 1: The Real Story of Energy, Food and Health

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sawday's ethical publishing company produces the popular Little Earth Books which reveal what is really happening to our food, water and climate. McTaggart is editor of What Doctors Don't Tell You and Proof.

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Recitations in English: Crossing Cultures

Dhaka 2013, 
Kamal Chowdhury, Asad Choudhury, Tishani Doshi, William Sieghart, Kaiser Haq and Syed Shamsul Haq.

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Asia Rising?

Dhaka 2013, 
Pankaj Mishra with Ahsan Akbar.

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Clive James

The Magic Sentence

Hay Festival 2004, 
The poet, songwriter, essayist and broadcaster, whose work ranges from popular television to the holocaust, talks about his 'search for the magic sentance, in a world all too real'.

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The Great Adventurer

Dhaka 2014, 
Award winning historian, biographer, traveler, and intrepid wanderer, Patrick French has chronicled a vast swath of history, mostly based around South Asia. He talks to Alex Clark about his uncanny ability to uncover historical truths, his fascination with Tibet, and the trip around Central Asia that gave him his first taste of adventure.

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Thomas Bunstead, Roberto Frías, Pura López Colomé y Víctor Andresco en conversación con Maliyel Beverido

Sobre traducción.

Xalapa 2014, 

En este evento Thomas Bunstead, Roberto Frías, Pura López Colomé y Víctor Andresco charlarán sobre sus experiencias como traductores y los
retos que supone este oficio. Thomas Bunstead está especializado en la traducción del español al inglés, ha traducido obras de Eduardo Halfon, cada miembro de la familia se ha redefinido para encontrar su propio destino sin dejar de venerar la memoria del padre.

Con el apoyo de Ambulante