Hay Player

Roy Hudd - Hiss and Boo

Hay Festival 1999, 
The inimitable comedian tops the bill when Britain's brightest and best Music Hall and Variety Company Hiss & Boo bring their gala of laughter, music and song to Hay on Bank Holiday Monday. Leave your inhibitions at home and come and be well and truly entertained.

Hay Player

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?

Hay Player

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?

Hay Player

Hugh Lupton

True Thomas

Hay Festival 2004, 
Beyond The Border Festival commissioned the great British storyteller to create a new work, based on an incident ('a tale that has always been told in whispers') in the life of his Welsh Victorian great great-grandfather, Thomas Gee. The result is True Thomas, a praise song for Thomas Gee, about his encounter with The Other World. With musicians Chris Wood and Ceri Rhys Matthews.

Hay Player

Poetry Slam

Hay Festival 2004, 
The first Hay Open Poetry Slam with Lloyd Robson, irrepressible author of bbboing and associated weirdness hosts the first late night open slam shut. Got something to say?

Hay Player

Laline Paull in conversation with Toby Lichtig

Arequipa 2017, 

The British writer Laline Paull, an English graduate from Oxford University, is the author of the novels The Bees and The Ice, a futuristic story about a planet that suffers the effects of climate change and the tactics of the richest in a bid to live in the areas least affected by this devastating phenomenon. She will talk about both books with the Times Literary Supplement journalist, Toby Lichtig.

Laline Paull in conversation with Toby Lichtig

Hay Player

FT Weekend Debates Part 2: The Future of Europe

MIRIAM GONZÁLEZ, GUILLERMO DE LA DEHESA AND ENRIQUE BARÓN WITH FREDERICK STUDEMANN

Segovia 2018, 

Six years after the global financial crisis threatened Eurozone collapse, it's now political earthquakes posing questions of the "European Project". With reform inevitable, we're joined by the international lawyer specialized in the EU Miriam Gonzalez, the economist and businessman Guillermo de la Dehesa and the politician and former President of the European Parliament Enrique Barón Crespo to analyze the future of the EU together with the literary editor of the FT, Frederick Studemann.

See event [78] for FT Weekend Debates Part 1

Hay Player

Roger McGough

Hay Festival 2004, 
Round off your day with poetic fun from one of Britain's best loved poets. Described as 'the patron saint of poetry' Roger's newest books include All The Best and The Bee's Knees. He also currently hosts Radio 4's Poetry Please.

Hay Player

Heston Blumenthal

Hay Festival 2004, 
The superb chef, whose Fat Duck restaurant at Bray was recently awarded the exceptional third Michelin star, demonstartes his spectacular command of the science of cooking, his culinary aesthetic (the man who gave the world snail porridge), and the brilliant and imaginative recipes from his new book Family Food.

Hay Player

Gillian Clarke

Making Beds for the Dead

Hay Festival 2004, 
The great Welsh poet discusses and reads her new collection which celebrates her themes of family, landscape and nature. The title poem charts the journey of a virus in 'the plague year'. Come from outer space, it travels - on a fox's paw, the beak of a kite and a crow and a buzzard - into the very heart of our lives.

Hay Player

Hay Writer's Circle

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

Hay Player

The Hamburg Cell by Antonia Bird

Presented by Channel 4

Hay Festival 2005, 
UK, 2004, 101 mins
The film tells the story of the three men, Mohamed Atta, Ziad Jarrah and Ramzi bin al Shibh, from their initial meetings as students in Germany, throught the process of their radicalisation and eventual recruitment to al-Qaeda, which culminated in the events of September 11, 2001. Followed by Q&A at 11.15am: screenwriter Ronan Bennett talks to Alan Rushbridger. 

Hay Player

William Nicholson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The Oscar-winning screenwriter (Gladiator, Shadowlands) and children's novelist (The Wind Singer) introduces his first novel for adults, The Society of Others. 'He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. It's a journey. Just not the usual kind.

Hay Player

Janice Hadlow, AC Grayling, Frederick Taylor, Antony Beevor

World War II

Hay Festival 2004, 
On the sixtieth anniversary of D-Day, Janice Hadlow chairs this discussion about the political and ethical legacy of the last world war. She is joined by the philosopher A.C. Grayling, Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and Berlin, and Frederick Taylor, author of Dresden.

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Linda Grant talks to Claire Armitstead

Fictions: A Stranger City

Hay Festival 2019, 

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it sets off a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community. Assuming they even have a community. The Orange Prize-winning novelist weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birthplace can decide how we live and with whom.

Hay Player

Alf Dubs, Renate Collins, Josie Naughton and Barbara Winton

80 Years On, It’s Our Turn

Hay Festival 2019, 

Lord Dubs and Renate Collins were two of 669 Czech-resident, mainly Jewish children saved from the Nazis by the British stockbroker Nicholas Winton and others on the Kindertransport. We mark the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport with Nicholas Winton’s daughter, Barbara, and survivors of the original operation, and discuss the opportunities today to help children fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in Britain. Josie Naughton is co-founder and CEO of Help Refugees.

Hay Player

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.

Hay Player

Greg Dyke talks to Paul Blezard

Hay Festival 2005, 
Discussing the future of TV, Manchester United and the media's treatment of the government with the ex-Director General and author of Inside Story.

Hay Player

Álvaro Enrigue en conversación con Rubén Gallo

Xalapa 2014, 
Álvaro Enrigue es uno de los autores mexicanos con- temporáneos más reconocidos. Es autor de obras como Hipotermia, Vidas perpendiculares, Decencia o Valiente clase mediaDinero, letras y cursilería. Su última novela, Muerte súbita, fue la ganadora del Premio Herralde 2013. También ha sido editor, profesor universitario y publica con frecuencia críticas literarias.

Hay Player

Graphic Fiction - More than Words

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

Hay Player

Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

Arequipa 2017, 

Maylis de Kerangal (France) has worked in publishing and is the author of novels including Birth of a Bridge, translated into eight languages and winner of the Médicis, Franz Hessel and Gregor von Rezzori prizes, and Mend the Living, winner in 2015 of the Llibreter Prize awarded by Catalan booksellers. She will speak with Guadalupe Nettel.

Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Guadalupe Nettel

Hay Player

Richard Eyre talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Place to Place

Hay Festival 2019, 

The peerless theatre and film director discusses his life and his work with many of the greatest writers of this and every age. He talks about Shakespeare and language, about performance and interpretation, and he introduces and reads his debut collection of poetry.

Richard Eyre talks to Clemency Burton-Hill

Hay Player

Roger Scruton

Goodwill Hunting

Hay Festival 1999, 
An open debate about the rights and wrongs of hunting.

Hay Player

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.