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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2014, 
Morning Raga based songs by Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb.

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Patrick Neate, Jemima Hunt, John Williams

Hay Festival 2003, 
Readings and conversation. Whitbread Award-winning Neate introduces his new novel The London Pigeon Wars, a hilarious satirical thriller about ambition and failure, materialism and morality and pigeons with a taste for blood. Hunt reads from her stalker novel The Late Arrival. Williams launches the climax of his Cardiff underworld trilogy The Prince of Wales. They talk to the broadcaster Carolyn Hitt.

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Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths

Hay Festival 2003, 
An event to bend your brain and stimulate your smile. Poskitt owns the amazing mind behind the Murderous Maths series. His other books include The Gobsmacking Galaxy and Killer Puzzles. Learn tips and tricks in this fun session of facts, ridiculous characters and laughter.

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Libby Purves

Hay Festival 1999, 
In conversation with Phil Rickman about her novel More Lives Than One. "Grounded with humour, humanity and insight" - The Times

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Anita Desai and Raj Khamal Jha

Hay Festival 1999, 
Desai's In Custody is a "magnificent novel" - Salman Rushdie, about a small town scholar's visit to interview a famed poet. Widely tipped for superstardom, Jha's Calcutta novel The Blue Bedspread has been hailed by John Fowles as 'something remarkable, almost a coming of age of the Indian novel'.

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Michael Deeley

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Producer 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
The producer whose credits include The Italian Job, The Deer Hunter, The Man Who Fell to Earth and Blade Runner talks to Peter Florence.

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Adam Frost

Animal Quiz

Hay Festival 2018, 

The author of The Awesome Book of Animals wants to know if you share his passion for the animal kingdom. Join him to discover some of the wildest facts about the creatures that share our planet and test your knowledge in a fun quiz.

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Doreen Massey

For Space

Hay Festival 2005, 
An impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space.

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Tony Wilson talks to John Harris

Hay Festival 2005, 
The iconic Manchester broadcaster and Factory Records founder, immortalised in the film 24-hour Party People, runs the In The City music festival and the Red Cellars label. He presents his new band RAW T later tonight.

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Jasper Winn

Water Ways

Hay Festival 2018, 

For 150 years, canals were the high-tech water machines driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone. Then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and repurposed as a 'slow highways' network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday. Writer and slow adventurer Jasper Winn spent a year exploring Britain's waterways along 1,000 miles of 'wet roads and water streets' where he discovered a world of wildlife corridors, underground adventures, the hardware of heritage and history, new boating communities, endurance kayak races and remote towpaths. Chaired by Mark Skipworth.

Jasper Winn

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Abraham Cruzvillegas sobre arte contemporáneo

Xalapa 2014, 
Abraham Cruzvillegas es un artista mexicano multidisciplinario que ha expuesto su obra en museos, ferias internacionales y galerías, como la Kurimanzutto de la Ciudad de México, la Tate Modern de Londres o dOCUMENTA en Kassel (Alemania). Además, es uno de los fundadores de La Galería de Comercio, un proyecto dedicado a difundir obras de arte en la calle. Hablará con los jóvenes sobre sus experiencias como artista.

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Tom Petherick and Melaine Eclare

Heligan: Portrait of the Lost Gardens

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Cornish estate gardens at Heligan flourished from their establishment in the twelth century until the tragedies of the Great War. Rediscovered in 1990 and restored, they are now the most visited private gardens in BRitain. The Horticultural Director and the country's leading garden photographer discuss the story.

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Measuring Loss

Dhaka 2013, 
Romesh Gunesekera, Florence Noiville and Nadeem Aslam, discuss the themes running through their works of fiction. Moderated by Sandip Roy.

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Spanish Literature

Dhaka 2013, 
Eliot Weinberger, Mario Bellatin and David Shook with Rafiq un Munir.

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Patrick Neate's Book Slam@Cherry Jam

Hay Festival 2005, 
The novelist fronts his cult cabaret club of words, music and all things intersected. This showcase of the UK's finest young talent promises modern storytelling in all it's funkiest forms (poetic and rhythmic, electric and acoustic). The full line-up will be published online at www.hayfestival.com and www.bookslam.com.

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Rebecca Fraser

A People's History of Britain

Hay Festival 2004, 
Britain's story of resilience and liberty. 'Fraser has blown a tremendous blast of traditional British history - kings and quens, battles and heroines, and the sturdy people whose energy and genius made it all possible. The young will ove it, the old will have the hearts warmed, and all will learn from it.' (Paul Johnson).

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Mohamed Keshavjee

The Ronald Higgins Memorial Lecture: Mediation and Restorative Justice

Hay Festival 2018, 

Keshavjee will explore the ideas of internationalism and engagement mapped in Higgins' visionary world affairs books The Seventh Enemy and Plotting Peace: The Owls Reply to the Hawks. The distinguished academic received the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award for his work in conflict resolution. Patrick Pietroni will pay tribute to Ronald Higgins who died in December. Chaired by Felicity Bryan.

Mohamed Keshavjee

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David Kennard

Hay Festival 2004, 
Come and meet the Devon shepherd and English National Sheepdof Handler and his dogs. David will talk about his life and his book A Shepherd's Watch: Through the Seasons with One Man and His Dogs. DAvid has also produced a best-selling video diary The Year of the Working Sheepdog. He talks to the country writer Daniel Butler.

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Eoin Colfer

The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2005, 
The fantasist-thriller writer will introduce the fourth in his series, Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception, in a talk full of fun, laughter and fascination.
(Age 9+)

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Stephanie Merritt talks to Olivia Cole

Fictions: Gothic

Hay Festival 2018, 

While You Sleep is a pacy psychological thriller that has drawn comparisons with du Maurier, from the writer whose crime fiction appears under her pseudonym S. J. Parris. On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all too real – but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

Stephanie Merritt talks to Olivia Cole

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Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2005, 

The cult fantasist and winner of the 2004 Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction previews his post-Thursday-Next creation The Big Over Easy.

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James Fenton, Timothy Garton Ash, Darryl Pinckney

The Writer Looks at the World

Hay Festival 1999, 
A panel discussion with three New York Review of Books contributors who will discuss the risks  of arriving at a viewpoint when writing about an event, as well as airing their views of fairness, accuracy and judgment.

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Stuart McLean

Hay Festival 2005, 
The beloved Canadian broadcaster tells his enchanting Home from the Vinyl Cafe stories to Paul Blezard.

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Cries from the Heart

Human Rights Watch Gala

Hay Festival 2005, 
A star-studded cast of Festival artists gather for this celebration performance of voices for justice.

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Poetry in Dialects

Dhaka 2013, 
Recitations in our famous dialects like Chittagonian and Sylheti, to lesser known ones.