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Pierre Vasarely in conversation with Guillermo Solana

Polychromatic City of Happiness

Segovia 2018, 

The president of the Vasarely Foundation and grandson of Victor Vasarely talks to Guillermo Solana, Director of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza de Madrid, about the recent exhibition Victor Vasarely: The Birth of Op Art, which covers the chronological evolution of the Hungarian-French artist’s body of work. They discuss the influence of the Bauhaus movement in the work of the father of Op Art and his utopic vision Polychromatic City of Happiness, which defines the artist’s interest in integrating art into architecture and public spaces.

 

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John Emsley

Vanity Vitality Virility

Hay Festival 2004, 
There is the chemistry of sex and the chemistry of molecules, and though we imagine these to be very different, the former depends very much on the latter. Whether it's lipstick, Viagra, nappies, Prozac, or chewing gum, it's chemistry that explains how they work.

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Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

The Great Hydrogen Hoax

Hay Festival 2004, 
The European Commission has officially declared that it will be the 'world's first hydrogen superpower'. Governor Schwarzenegger vowed to build Hydrogen Highway from Vancouver to Tijuanna - and this comes from a man who owns seven Hummer SUV's! OUr intrepid energy correspondent tangles with Exxon, BUsh and Cindy Crawford on the trail of this years grand delusion.

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Francisco Goldman y Gustavo Rodríguez en conversación con Arturo Wallace

Arequipa 2016, 
El periodista Arturo Wallace conversa con los escritores Francisco Goldman y Gustavo Rodríguez sobre sus libros e intereses literarios. Con Francisco Goldman (Estados Unidos), periodista, cronista y novelista de madre guatemalteca, reconocido por igual en Estados Unidos y en el mundo hispano, autor de títulos tan celebrados como El arte del asesinato político. ¿Quién mató al obispo? (2009), Di su nombre (2012) o el reciente El circuito interior: una crónica de la Ciudad de México (2015). Y Gustavo Rodríguez (Perú), escritor y comunicador, autor de República de la Papaya (2016) o La risa de tu madre (finalista del Premio Herralde en 2003), y galardonado en numerosas ocasiones por su trabajo como creativo publicitario.

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Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

A&B Filmmakers Series: The Producers

Hay Festival 2005, 
Conversation with the Working Title partners whose films range from My Beautiful Launderette to Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo and Bridget Jones. 

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Catherine Fisher and Kevin Crossley-Holland

BBC Radio 4 Hayfever Readings

Hay Festival 2004, 
Two new stories for younger readers written and recorded for broadcast later this week.

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Helena Kennedy

Just Law

Hay Festival 2004, 
The left-wing QC Baroness prosecutes a savage indictment of the government's record on liberty and justice. Blair (shallow), Blunket (feeble) and Falconer are the accused over the burden of proof, fat-cat lawyers, old white judges, terrorism special powers, and the legal opinion on the Iraq War.

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Jo Brand

Sorting Out Billy

Hay Festival 2004, 
The comedian adapts her humour from stage to page in her debut novel which asks: What do you do when your man misbehaves: stay silent, sweet-talk or shoot him?

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La Dichosa Palabra

Xalapa 2014, 
El programa cultural más famoso de la televisión mexicana se transmite en directo desde el festival. Los presentadores Laura García, Pablo Boullosa, Germán Ortega y Eduardo Casar responden a las dudas de los telespectadores sobre el uso del idioma, el origen y significado de algunas palabras y los aspectos literarios.

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Dan Cruickshank

Hay Festival 2005, 
From the solemn heads of Easter Island to the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru, the intrepid explorer discovers the pinnacles of human achievement as he travels Around the World in 80 Treasures.

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Robin Williamson in concert and conversation

The Incredible Quest

Hay Festival 2004, 
The founder member of the iconic Incredible String BAnd talks to Phil Rickman about musical influences from the 1960s to the present. He discusses the bardic craft and explains how his life as storyteller and songwriter remains inspired by the Celtic tradition. 

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Alejandro Rosas sobre Érase una vez en México

Xalapa 2014, 

El historiador y escritor Alejandro Rosas (México), con gran trayectoria en el campo de la divulgación histórica, nos hablará sobre su libro Érase una vez México 1, en el que narra los acontecimientos que determinan la historia mexicana.

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Gender alert. Anabel Hernández, Fernanda Melchor and Aleida Quintana in conversation with Guillermo Osorno

Querétaro 2017, 

In Mexico, a person’s gender might expose a person to a series of risks and threats linked to a culture of violence related to a complex context. The journalist and writer Anabel Hernández, he writer Fernanda Melchor and the activist Aleida Quintana will talk to the journalist Guillermo Osorno about the risks of being a woman in Mexico.

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Roy Strong

The Laskett

Hay Festival 2004, 
In Herefordshire, the historian and his late wife, Julia Trevelyan Oman, have created the largest and most interesting formal garden of the last 50 years. He introduces the garden and its development.

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Jacqueline Wilson

Hay Festival 2004, 
The hard-hitting author, whose books are the most borrowed from libraries in Britain, introduces her newest story Best Friends and answers questions about all her books.

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Rafael Gumucio, Gabriela Wiener y Dante Trujillo en conversación con Álvaro Lasso

Arequipa 2016, 
Charla sobre literatura con tres escritores que compaginan la escritura con el periodismo. Con el escritor y periodista Rafael Gumucio (Chile), autor de libros como Milagro en Haití (2015) y La deuda (2009), y columnista de la revista chilena The Clinic; la escritora y periodista Gabriela Wiener (Perú), autora de Llamada perdida (2015), Nueve lunas (2009) o Sexografías (2008), y columnista del diario La República; y el escritor y periodista Dante Trujillo (Perú), autor del libro de relatos El palacio de la felicidad (2015), y editor del suplemento cultural El Dominical del diario El Comercio. En conversación con el editor Álvaro Lasso.

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Wade Davis and Miguel Pita in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

Science: stranger than fiction

Arequipa 2017, 

Science and fiction are two very different ways of understanding life, but sometimes making the distinction can be difficult. Wade Davis (United States), anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author and photographer who works with different indigenous cultures; and Miguel Pita, a Doctor of Genetics and Cellular Biology from UAM (Spain) and also director of a number of short films and documentaries, will talk about the situations and stories in which science seems stranger than fiction. In conversation with Gabrielle Walker.

Wade Davis and Miguel Pita in conversation with Gabrielle Walker

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Discover Story Building

Bear Hunt

Hay Festival 2019, 

Join Story Builders from Discover Children’s Story Centre (discover.org.uk) as they swish-swash, splash-splosh, squelch-squerch, stumble-trip and tiptoe their way through this classic adventure from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Help celebrate the 30th year of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in this interactive storytelling event.

0–3 – older siblings welcome
30 mins
Discover Story Building

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Daniel Morden

HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER

Hay Festival 2019, 
Who doesn't love a good once-upon-a-time story? Magical tales from long ago for all ages, told with great gusto and wit by one of Britain's most popular storytellers. Expect dark forests, impossible tasks, talking animals, high drama, low comedy, sudden jumps, calling out and joining in! 

Perfect for the family. Daniel won the first ever Hay Medal for Storytelling in 2017.
 
 
6+
Daniel Morden

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Nick Arnold

Hay Festival 2004, 
Back by popular demand, the best-selling author of the Horrible Science series launches his latest book Painful Poison. Learn how to dish up a deadly dose or turn your brother or sister into a zombie slave.

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Juan Carlos Reyna en conversación con Edgar Onofre Fernández

Xalapa 2014, 
El Extraditado, es el último trabajo de Juan Carlos Reyna, una novela de no ficción basada en sus encuentros con el narcotraficante Benjamín Arellano Félix, líder y fundador del Cártel de Tijuana. Este periodista es también autor de La(s) estética(s) de la mundialización, libro merecedor en 2008 del Premio Estatal de Literatura de Baja California en la categoría de periodismo cultural.

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Novela del padre

Arequipa 2015, 

El escritor español Marcos Giralt Torrente obtuvo el Premio Herralde de Novela 1999 por París, su primera novela. Posteriormente, su libro Tiempo de vida, sobre la figura de su padre, el pintor Juan Giralt, le valió el Premio Nacional de Narrativa y el Premio Strega Europeo. El periodista y escritor Renato Cisneros acaba de publicar La distancia que nos separa (Planeta, 2015), novela sobre la figura desaparecida del padre y las incógnitas que encierra su vida. Modera el coloquio Jeremías Gamboa, escritor y periodista peruano que ha cautivado al público y a la crítica con su libro de cuentos Punto de fuga y su novela Contarlo todo.

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Tom Stuttaford

Stress and How to Avoid It

Hay Festival 2004, 
One in three of us suffer from stress. Only one in twenty does anything about it. The Times mediacl expert gets us on track.

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Louise Rennison

Hay Festival 2004, 
Hilarious, hair-raising fun with the author of the brilliant Georgia Nicholson stories as she entertains us with tales of her new book, And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand. Described by The Sunday Telegraph as 'Bridget Jones for teenagers, but funnier'.

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The Woman As A Writer

Dhaka 2014, 
What does it mean to be a woman writer? Novelists Manju Kapur and Nilanjana Roy and critic Muneeza Shamsie discuss some of the challanges - and opportunities - faced by women writers. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.