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Norma Waterson & Martin Carthy

Hay Festival 1999, 
The first couple of English Folk Music play Hay. "One of the world's great duos'.

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Sue Shepard

Seeds of Fortune: A Great Gardening Dynasty

Hay Festival 2003, 
For over a century and across five generations, the Veitch family pioneered the introduction of humdreds of new plants into gardens, conservatiories and houses, including the first ever orchid hybrid. They helped start the Royal Horticultural Society and the Chelsea Flower Show. Shepard tells their story.

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Nell Leyshon en conversación con Pura López Colomé

Xalapa 2014, 
Nell Leyshon es una novelista y dramaturga inglesa. En este evento nos presenta Del color de la leche, una historia que recrea con belleza trágica un microcosmos apabullante. Su primera novela, Black Dirt, fue candidata al premio Orange de ficción y preseleccionada para el premio Commonwealth. Ha sido la primera mujer en escribir una obra (Bedlam) para el Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Con el apoyo del British Council
Nell Leyshon en conversación con Pura López Colomé

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Adam Nicholson

Men of Honour: Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero

Hay Festival 2005, 
Trafalgar gripped the nineteenth-century imagination like no other battle. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era.

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Kazuo Ishiguro talks to John Wilson

Hay Festival 2005, 
Set among clone donors in a rural English conter-idyll, the classic scripts for Morecambe and Wise. A fond masterclass about Eric and Ernie comedy.

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Boothby Graffoe

Hay Festival 2003, 
The new show from the sublimely talented stand-ip. 'He writes great gags, improvises as well as anyone, plays the guitar and sings songs that are both beautiful and funny. And he can handle drunken hecklers at the same time as he makes your mum want to knit him a scarf.' (Arthur Smith) 'His maverick comic talents could make him the new Spike Milligan.' (Evening Standard)

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Gabrielle Walker

Snowball Earth

Hay Festival 2003, 
The science-writer explores the theory that 700 million years ago, the earth was a vast, whited-out iceball. Paul Hoffman, a brilliant and irascible Harvard scientist, claims that a climactic cataclysm 700 million years ago triggered the great Cambrian Explosion, the hitherto unexplained moment in geological time when a profusion of complex life forms first sprang from the primordial soup. Walker tells his story.

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Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee.

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee. Moderated by Farid Kabir.

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Luis Felipe Fabre in conversation with Irma Gallo

Querétaro 2017, 

Salvador Novo is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in contemporary Mexican literature, and has attracted the attention of figures as outstanding as Octavio Paz and Carlos Monsiváis. In Escribir con caca, the Mexican poet Luis Felipe Fabre looks at the figure of the author and his complex writing through an exhaustive yet playful review of Novo’s life and work. In conversation with Irma Gallo.

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On the Move

Dhaka 2013, 
Delwar Hussain, Lotte Hoek and Safia Azim on societies in flux. With Razi Ahmed.

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Ben Shephard

After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen

Hay Festival 2005, 
British troops entered Bergen-Belsen in April 1945. By June they had saved 46,000 prisoners from typhoid and starvation, but 14,000 died. The historian examines the medical relief and it's planning.

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Vesna Goldsworthy, Matthew Sturgis, Nick Flynn

Biographers' Panel

Hay Festival 2005, 
Although purportedly an account of forty years in the life of a passionate Serbian woman, Goldsworthy's Chernobyl Strawberries traffics in the births and deaths of whole worlds. Sturgis is the biographer of the artist Walter Sickert. Flynn's Another Bullshit Night In Suck City is a darkly comic story of an unconventional reunion between father and son. Chaired by Brenda Maddox.

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Debutantes: Your First Novel

Dhaka 2013, 
Ellah Allfrey, Ajitha GS, Prajwal Parajuly and Ned Beauman discuss how to have your first novel published.

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Christopher Hampton

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Screenwriter 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the screenwriter and director whose credits include The Honorary consul, Carrington, the Oscar-winning Dangerous Liaisons, The Secret Agent, The Quiet American and Imagining Argentina.

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Evento Gatopardo. Carmen Aristegui en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

Querétaro 2016, 

Indudablemente una de las periodistas más respetada del país, Carmen Aristegui es admirada por su rigor profesional, la exigencia de sus investigaciones periodísticas y la valentía de su trabajo. Conversa con Felipe Restrepo Pombo, director de la revista Gatopardo, sobre cómo vive su profesión en este momento tan complicado para la prensa en México.

Evento Gatopardo. Carmen Aristegui en conversación con Felipe Restrepo Pombo

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El reto del periodismo online en América Latina

Elías López, Hernando Álvarez, Sanjuana Martínez, Laura Wolderberg y Guillermo Osorno

Querétaro 2016, 

La importancia y alcance de las noticias, reportajes y columnas de opinión publicadasonline superan en la mayoría de los casos el alcance de la prensa impresa. Muchos medios han modificado la manera de presentar su labor informativa a través de la red, llegando por un lado a más espectadores, en más países, pero a la vez teniendo que replantearse qué es el trabajo periodístico, su formato y los procesos de validación de la información. Periodistas de medios con gran relevancia en América Latina conversan con el periodista y escritor Guillermo Osorno sobre estos retos. Con Elías López (The New York Times), Hernando Álvarez (BBC), Laura Wolderberg (Vice México) y Sanjuana Martínez (Proceso, sinembargo.mx).

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Exploring Language

Dhaka 2013, 
Aamer Hussein in conversation with Firdous Azim.

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Anna Wirz Justice

Light therapy: How, What, When and Why

Hay Festival 2003, 
How much light do you need? The international expert describes jow light therapy has entered establishment psychiatry and medicine through its success in improving winter depression and delineates the role of light for the biological clock, sleep and mood.

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Bogotá39 2017 I. Gabriela Jauregui, Eduardo Rabasa and Diego Zúñiga in conversation with Inés Martín Rodrigo

Querétaro 2017, 

The Bogotá39 2017 selection, promoted by the Hay Festival, seeks to focus attention on and celebrate Latin American fiction writers. At this event, the writers Gabriela Jauregui (Mexico) author of  La memoria de la cosas, Eduardo Rabasa (Mexico), author of Cinta negra, and Diego Zúñiga (Chile), author of Niños héroes, will talk to Inés Martín Rodrigo about their latest books.

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Oliver Bullough

Moneyland

Winter Weekend 2018, 

Moneyland is the secret country of the rich and unscrupulous, where they hide their wealth and prevent the rest of us from seeing it. Over the past 50 years, it has become the third largest economy in the world, and is annexing more every day. Investigative journalist Oliver Bullough explains how the City of London created this phenomenon, what damage it's doing to the world, and what we can all do about it.

Oliver Bullough

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Hannah Collins, A.C. Grayling and William Kingswood in conversation with Santiago Íñiguez

The impact of the arts, culture and the humanities on coexistence and cosmopolitanism

Segovia 2018, 

Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University, worldwide expert on education, gathers three relevant voices around the theme of the role of culture in our societies today. The award-winning photographer and artist, Hannah Collins, the international philosopher A.C. Grayling and the composer and musician William Kingswood discuss the impact of the humanities in our daily life.

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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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Peter Rabbit 2

Hay Festival 2005, 
See above, Saturday 4 June, 5:30 pm.

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Sean O'Brien with Lily Dunn, Em Brett, RYth Valentine, Mandy Sutter, Iain Broome, John Beevers, Tony Williams, Byrony Doran

Matter Magazine

Hay Festival 2004, 
Poet, playwright and critic, O'Brien is joined by talented new voices from Sheffield Hallam MA in Creative Writing. In its fourth year, Matter has established itself as a unique and collectable anthology, combining beautiful design with excellent writing.

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Molly Dineen

A&B Filmmaker's Series: The Documentary Director 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
Award-winning director of Home from the Hill, The Ark, In The Company of Men, The Lord's Tale in conversation with Rosie Boycott. She previews rushes from her current project The Lie of the Land.