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Julian Lloyd Webber

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

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Tony Benn and Roy Bailey

The Writing on the Wall

Hay Festival 2005, 
We celebrate Benn's 80th birthday with this spellbinding anthology of dissent in a concert of speeches and songs from the barricades across the ages. He is joined by the great folk singer.

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Raphaël Meltz sobre la novela gráfica contemporánea en Francia

Xalapa 2014, 
El escritor, editor y agregado cultural de la Embajada Francesa Raphaël Meltz, repasará los acontecimientos que han definido a la novela gráfica francesa más reciente: en los últimos treinta años han surgido editoriales independientes especializadas en novela gráfica de todo tipo (autobiografías, relatos históricos, etc.). La apertura de escuelas especializadas, la creación permanente de fanzines, el desarrollo del Festival Internacional de Angoulême y la aparición de dos generaciones consecutivas de destacados y reconocidos novelistas gráficos.
Con el apoyo de la Embajada de Francia

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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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Bangla Poetry over the last Millenia

Dhaka 2013, 

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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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Helen Moore and Jane Davidson

The 2018 INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Lecture: Is Love the Answer? Personal and Planetary Wellbeing Through the Lens of Poetry

Hay Festival 2018, 

Helen Moore is an eco-poet based in north-east Scotland. She has published two poetry collections, Hedge Fund, and Other Living Margins and ECOZOA. A third collection, The Mother Country, is due in 2019. Chaired by Jane Davidson, director of the award-winning INSPIRE at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

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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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Jeremy Paxman

The English

Hay Festival 1999, 
What is it with the English and sex, food, games and hypocrisy? The nations favourite sceptic and scrouge of humbug asks the questions.

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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

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Roy Hattersley

A Brand from the Burning: The Life of John Wesley

Hay Festival 2003, 
The Labour peer examines the personal, theological, political and spiritual elements in the life of John Wesley to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Methodist preacher who became 'one of the architects of the modern world.'

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Jennifer Johnston, Kamila Shamsie, Tash Aw

New Fiction

Hay Festival 2005, 
The multi-award winning Irish novelist Johnston intrduces her Grace and Truth. Shamsie's Karachi story Broken Verses spans a generation. Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory is set in his native Malaysia in the 1930s. Chaired by Paul Blezard.

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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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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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Jimmy Carr

Hay Festival 2003, 
The sublime deadpan stand-up, winner of the Time Out Comedy Award for 2002. The satire of liberalism and political correctness is savage and brilliant. He gets more twists in a one-liner than you'd believe possible. Carr is the most original comedy talent to emerge since the last one.

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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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Martin Rees

Our Final Century

Hay Festival 2003, 
Claims that the end of the world is nigh are nothing new, but when Sir Martin Rees, Royal Society Professor at Cambridge, leading British cosmologist of his generation, known in his field for his caution and level-headedness suggests that our species has only a fifty-fifty chance of surviving the new century, we would do well to take notice.

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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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Philosophical Excursions

Dhaka 2014, 
South Asia has witnessed the confluence of Sufi, Vedic and Tantric practices which have both informed and enriched each other and brought about new syncretic trends which continue to shape the history of this region. This cultural process will be explored by Sufi-scholar Shankar Nair, Sanskrit researcher and dancer Lubna Marium, and Arunava Sinha, whose translation of Rabi Sankar Bal's astonishing story of Rumi as related by the traveller Ibn-Battuta, will be out soon.

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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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Jimmy McGovern talks to Maurice Gran

Hay Festival 2003, 
The television writer's credits include the psychologist drama series Cracker, Brookside, Hearts and Minds, The Lakes, Touching Evil and the Bloody Sunday drama Sunday. His award-winning play Hillsborough is one of the most politicallt efective and explosive television dramas ever made.

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Gerald Martin

Arequipa 2015, 
Gerald Martin, profesor y crítico de literatura hispanoamericana, conversará sobre el proceso de escritura de una biografía, sobre los problemas que entraña todo el proceso de documentación y búsqueda de información. Gerald es conocido por su cuidada y extensa edición crítica de Hombres de maíz, del escritor guatemalteco Miguel Ángel Asturias, y sobre todo por su detallada biografía de Gabriel García Márquez (Gabriel García Márquez. Una vida). Actualmente está escribiendo una sobre Mario Vargas Llosa. 

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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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Terry Pratchett talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
The brilliantly imaginative inventor of Discworld discusses his work and his latest satire Going Postal.

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Georgi Gospodinov

THE PHYSICS OF SORROW

Segovia 2018, 

With his second novel, The Physics of Sorrow, the Bulgarian writer has dazzled the most demanding international critics. The New York Times described it as "A quirky, compulsively readable book that deftly hints at the emptiness and sadness at its core". Gopodinov is also a poet and a playwright. A finalist for both the Strega Europeo and Gregor von Rezzori awards (and winner of every Bulgarian honor possible), The Physics of Sorrow reaffirms Georgi Gospodinov's place as one of Europe's most inventive and daring writers. He talks with Pablo Mazo