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New Poetry from Eastern Europe

Hay Festival 2004, 
Taja Kramberger from Slovenia, Edward Pasewicz from Poland and Katerina Rudyenkove from the Czech Republic are among the twenty young poets featured in A Fine Line: New Poetry from East and Central Europe, just out from Arc Publications with a preface by Vaclav Havel. These poets' encounter with Western abundance gives them fresh imagery, but also grounds for amusement and irony. This is a poetry of wit and complexity, never raw but always glowing with human feeling.

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Julian Clary talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Sex, frocks, death and double-entendre in the comedian's cheeky memoir A Young Man's Passage.

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Vicki Goodwin

Open University Breakfast 1

Hay Festival 2005, 
In this first of four weekday OU sessions, the expert explores Living with Dyslexia in a World of Books.

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Anna Funder, Anne Applebaum

East is East

Hay Festival 2003, 
Terror States in the old Eastern Europe with Funder, author of Stasiland: tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany, and Applebaum, author of Gulag, a study of the Soviet labour camps which were once scattered across Russia from the White Sea to the Black Sea, and from the Arctic circle to the plains of Central Asia. Chaired by the film-maker Simon Finch.

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Dylan Moran

Hay Festival 2004, 
The star of Channel 4's Black Books plays Hay on the last night of his national stand-up tou. One of the all-time greats.

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Andrew Roberts

What Might Have Been

Hay Festival 2004, 
The acclaimed historian, author of Napolean and Wellington, HItler and Churchill, Eminent Churchillians and  The Holy Fox asks, WHat if Lenin had been assassinated on arrival at Finland Station, St Petersburg in 1917?

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Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz. Moderated by Aslam Sani.

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Lucy Moore

Hay Festival 2005, 
Tiger hunts, rxotic places and lavish ceremonies in the historian's Maharanis: The Lives and Times of Three Generations of Indian Princesses from the rise and fall of the Raj to the Indian Mutiny and Independence. Chaired by Palash Dave. 

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Ahmed Galai en conversación con Arturo Wallace

Arequipa 2016, 
Ahmed ben Tahar Galai es el vicepresidente de la Liga Tunecina de los Derechos Humanos, organización perteneciente al Cuarteto de Diálogo Nacional Tunecino, galardonado con el Premio Nobel de la Paz 2015. Se trata de una asociación que lucha por hacer valer sus derechos y llevar a Túnez una democracia de facto, libre y transparente a raíz de la Revolución de los Jazmines de 2011. Ahmed hablará sobre la inmigración, un imparable fenómeno cuyo impacto y alcance nos afecta a todos con el periodista de la BBC Arturo Wallace.
Ahmed Galai en conversación con Arturo Wallace

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The Federation Lecture

Hay Festival 2004, 
The multi-award-winning author Malorie Blackman gives this inaugural lecture. She talks about her childhood love of reading, her use of writing to tackle social issues, and her razor sharp sequel to Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge.

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Kate Adie

Corsets and Camouflage

Hay Festival 2004, 
With some acute fashion analysis thrown in, Adie confronts big questions of gender and murder. When licensing a combatant to kill, are women different soldires from men, or precisely equal to them? And where does a lone female journalist among thousands of desert troops go to pee?

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John Lloyd talks to John Mitchinson

Talkback Comedy Situations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder and Managing Director of QI is John Lloyd, creator and producer of numerous radio and television programmes including Blackadder, The News Quiz, Spitting Image, Quote Unquote, Not the Nine O'Clock News, To The Manor Born, The NEws Huddlines and The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy and letterly one of the UK's most successful directors of television commercials.

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Dave Shelton

The Book Case: An Emily Lime Mystery

Hay Festival 2018, 

A great crime mystery exists at the exclusive St Rita’s girls’ boarding school – and that’s not the only odd thing about the school. New girl Daphne loves to read so she heads to the library whenever she can. Here she finds there’s no librarian but there is Emily Lime, the librarian’s assistant. The author shares the secrets of the delightful blend of schools, sleuths and books in this novel.

9+

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Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Bernstein 100

Hay Festival 2018, 

The biographer celebrates the centenary of the birth of the versatile musical genius, America’s greatest conductor and the composer of West Side Story. Burton was given exclusive access to Bernstein’s rich legacy of letters and papers, and the book draws on hundreds of interviews with family, friends and colleagues to reveal his fascinating and complex personality. The event is chaired by Humphrey Burton’s daughter, the broadcaster and author of Year of Wonder.

Humphrey Burton talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

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James Hall

Michelangelo and the Reinvention of the Human Body

Hay Festival 2005, 
The art critic and author of The World as Sculpture exaamines the Renaissance master's revolutionary depiction of the human form in sculpture, drawing and paint.

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Antonio Carluccio talks to Sarah Miller

The Condé Nast Traveller Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
The chef, raconter and funghiphile talks and tastes Italian food, Welsh mushrooms and British gastronomy.

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Michelle Paver

Hay Festival 2005, 
Wolf Brother is a universal story of friendship survival and betrayal that carries you back thousands of years to the ancient darkness of a prehistoric forest, to a world steeped in magic and elemental terror, of tree spirits and Hidden People.
(Age 9+)

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Leon Kreitzman and Russell Foster

The Rhythms of Life

Hay Festival 2004, 
Why are people who work anti-social shifts more illness-prone and likely to die younger? What is jet-lag and can anything help? Why do teenagers refuse to get up in the morning, and are the rest of us really 'larks' or 'owls'? Why are most people born (and die) between three and five in the morning? Kreitzman and foster consult the biological clocks.

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Julia Eccleshare, Bali Rai, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the country's best authors and the Guardian's Children's Books Editor argue the case for their favourite children's classic. Come along to hear which books inspired them, and why.

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Ian Ogilvy

Hay Festival 2004, 
Cult hero and children's author, Ian will talk about life after Saint-hood. From being TV heart-throb to creating the smelly, messy, heart-warming hero of Measle and the Wrathmonk, his magical new adventure story. Be the first in the know! 

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Tony Lewis

Taking Fresh Guard

Hay Festival 2004, 
England Cricket Captain, Test Match Special commentator, MCC President and Chairman of large parts of Wales' establishment: the gifted raconteur tells the tales.

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Hay Writer's Circle

Hay Festival 2005, 
New work from the well-established and highly regarded group. All welcome.

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Louis de Bernieres and The Antonius Players

Hay Festival 2005, 
The poet and his ensemble return with a programme of poetry and music from the British Islesincluding Purcell, traditional music from Scotland and Ireland and variations on Greensleeves.

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Alexi Sayle and Jasper Fforde

Hay Festival 2004, 
A reading and Q&A with two cult novelists. Sayle's novel Overtaken is a spectacularly unsentimental satire with real comic power. Fforde's brand of surreal humour in The Well of Lost Plots locates him in a Lewis Carrol - or Douglas Adams - like realm.

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Charles Jencks and Deyan Sudjic

The Prospect Platform

Hay Festival 2005, 
Has the age of iconic building come to an end? Prospect Deputy Editor Alex Linklater is joined by Jencks, author of The Garden of Cosmic Speculation and The Iconic Building and Sudjic author of The Edifice Complex: How the Rich and Powerful Shape the World.