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Peter Lord

Aardman Animations

Hay Festival 2004, 
The co-founder of the animation company behind Wallace and Gromit talks about his life, from Morph to Chicken Run. A fascinating story of plasticine and publicity illustrated with clips from all your favourite animations.

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Sgrin Cymru Screening/Q & A

Five award-winning Sghorts

Hay Festival 2005, 
The DM Davies Award is the largest short film prize in Europe and is presented at the Cardiff Screen Festival. Berwyn Rowlands will show five award-winning films and talk with previous award-winning film-makers Chris Forster and Arwel Gruffudd.

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Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey

The Mind Gym: wake your mind up

Hay Festival 2005, 
A practical and lively workout for your mind from the authors of this bestseller. Discover how to change the way you think so you get less stressed, more time, stronger relationships and simple solutions to age-old problems. A no-brainer?

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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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I. C. Rapoport talks Jeni Williams

Aberfan: The Days After

Hay Festival 2005, 
On 21 October 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a tip of coal waste slid onto the village of Aberfan in South Wales. The photographer shows and discusses his photodocumentary of the community in the aftermath of the disaster.

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Daniel Morden and Hugh Lupton

Minotaur

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two great story-tellers tell the tale of Daedalus' creations. An artificial cow, a labrynith, and wings for human flight. This enthralling retelling of the classic story was comissioned by the National Theatre.

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Rageh Omaar and Gavin Hewitt

Hay Festival 2005, 
The two frontliners discuss their work in the Middle East, the limits of what can be broadcast, issues of neutrality, and extremes of reporting in war zones.

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Fergal Keane

All of These People

Hay Festival 2005, 
The living and dead presence of Keane's alcoholic father haunts this memoir of his journalism training and experience of the Rwanda genocide.

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Tim Bowler

Apocalypse

Hay Festival 2005, 
The Carnegie Award-winner's spellbinding Apocalypse is a terrifying story of a boy's desperate struggle to survive amid horrific circumstances. It is also a tale of hope, love and redemption. 
(Age 10+)

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Kate Mosse, Emily Angle, Tim Wright

Writers at Work: The Writer Online

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three experts show how to use the net, from research and masterclass support to publication, interactivity and multi-media narrative. Mosse is the creator of Orange Labyrinth, the online writing community. Angle edits the BBC Get Writing website. Wright is the writer-in-residence of Nottingham Trent University's NESTA-funded writersforthefurtue.com.

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Molly Scott Cato (Green), Jonathan Evans (Conservative), Glenys Kinnock (Labour), David J. Rowlands (UKIP), David John Williams (LibDem), Eilian Williams (Plaid Cymru)

Euro-Question Time

Hay Festival 2004, 
In the week before Wales elects four MEPS to serve in Brussels, please join us to hear what each of the main parties is offering, and question candidates on all the major issues.

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Julie Myerson, Esther Freud

Hay Festival 2003, 
New fiction from two of Britain's most accomplished novelists at the height of their form. Myerson's Something Might Happen is an utterly compelling emotional thriller set in Southwold in the aftermath of a murder. Freud previews her forthcoming The Sea House.

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Fiona de Londras and Máiréad Enright

Ireland’s Referendum on Abortion: A Time for Change?

Hay Festival 2018, 

The Irish Referendum on abortion will take place on 25 May 2018. Since 1983 an estimated 170,000 Irish women have travelled to the UK to terminate their pregnancies, incurring high costs, logistical difficulties and emotional strain. Another 2,000 women a year end pregnancies by taking the abortion pill, illegally obtained online. Whatever the result of the referendum, the impact on Ireland’s society will be huge. Professor de Londras’ research concerns constitutionalism, human rights and transnationalism. Máiréad Enright researches in feminist legal studies and religion.

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Reforming climate change policy. Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Kirsty Lang

Querétaro 2017, 

The 30th Hay Festival coincides with the 500th anniversary of the reforms proposed by Martin Luther. So we have asked a number of thinkers to give us a “reform” that would be applicable now. Gabrielle Walker, a Doctor in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge and presenter of the BBC programme Planet Earth Under Threat, proposes a change in the way we look at “climate war”, considering a positive perspective to tackle the problem.

Reforming climate change policy. Gabrielle Walker in conversation with Kirsty Lang

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Indigenous citizen participation in Mexico. Hermann Bellinghausen  and María de Jesús Patricio in conversation with Emiliano Monge

Querétaro 2017, 

There are more than 14 million indigenous people in Mexico. However, these communities, scattered throughout the nation, and carriers of their own history and customs, have very little presence in the democratic system. The National Indigenous Council, the association that represents these communities, is working to increase the participation of indigenous citizens. María de Jesús Patricio, from the NIC,  and journalist Hermann Bellinghausen will talk to the writer Emiliano Monge about these communities in Mexico and their importance as actors in strengthening civil society.

Indigenous citizen participation in Mexico. Hermann Bellinghausen  and María de Jesús Patricio in conversation with Emiliano Monge

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Art, not Chance - Science, not Art

Hay Festival 2004, 
How do artworks emerge? How does scientific research progress? Avoiding both stereotype and romantic fantasy, mathematician MArcus du Sautoy, neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe, performance artist Bobby Baker and sculptor Richard Wentworth open their diaries.

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Trevor Jones

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Composer

Hay Festival 2005, 
Music in the movies, creating character, building emotion and underpinning drama from Lara's theme, the shower scene from Psycho and Harry Lime's zither, to his own scores for Notting Hill, Excalibur, Brassed Odd, Dea of Love, Thirteen Days, In thge Name of the Father and Mississippi Burning: he talks to Peter Florence.

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Noreena Hertz, Phillipe Sands, Michela Wrong

One World

Hay Festival 2005, 
Michael Buerk hosts this exploration of first and third world catastrophe. Hertz, the globalization expert,, is the author of IOU: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It. Sands is the author of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules. Wrong's study of Eritrea is titled I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation.

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Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hay Festival 2004, 
Writers shortlisted for the international women's novel award discuss their work.

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Graphic Fiction - More than Words

Dhaka 2013, 
Karrie Fransman, Sarnath Banerjee, SJ Harris and Samit Basu discuss this exciting genre. Moderated by Rosie Boycott.

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Jonathan Aitken and Erwin Jones

Hay Festival 2005, 
Joan Bakewell chairs this discussion of life in and outside prison with former politician Aitken and James, author of A Life Inside and The Home Stretch.

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Emily Perkins, Ali Smith, Jeanette Winterson

Short Stories

Hay Festival 2004, 
Three of the finest exponents of the form read and discuss the art of the short story. Perkins is the author of Not Her Real Name, Smith's latest collection is The Whole Story and Other Stories, Winterson, an avowed fan of Chekov, Angela Carter and fairy stories has published one collection The World and Other Stories.

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Helen Walsh, M.J.Hyland, Tessa Hadley

Hay Festival 2004, 
Walsh's Brass is a brutally powerful story of love set in the underbelly of Liverpool's Cathedral area. Hyland's How the Light Gets In conjures an Australian scholarship exchange visit to the USA. Hadley's Everything Will Be Alright spans five decades of post-war Britain.

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Christopher Lee, Marcel Berlins, Tom Bingham

The Trial of Raleigh

Hay Festival 2004, 
The historian considers the story and repercussions of the seventeenth century trial of the former royal favourite which radically overturned the natural 'presumption of guilt' and began the evolution of the modern justice system. He is joined by Lord Bingham, the senior Law Lord, and The Guardian's legal correspondent Marcel Berlins.

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Caricatura política. Xavier Bonilla “Bonil” y José Hernández en conversación con Diego Rabasa

Querétaro 2016, 

Humor, ironía y política, ¿pueden ir en la misma frase? Para analizar la caricatura política reunimos al caricaturista Bonil (Ecuador), galardonado con premios como el World Language Contest, y al caricaturista e ilustrador José Hernández (México), uno de los fundadores de la revista satírica El Chamuco, caricaturista diario en el periódico La Jornada y autor de la novela gráfica Che: una vida revolucionaria. En conversación con Diego Rabasa, editor y escritor.