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Claudio Naranjo with Jorge Alberto Llano García

Cartagena 2012, 
Claudio Naranjo is a world expert in Gestalt therapy and one of the pioneers of Transpersonal Psychology. In his discussion with Jorge Alberto Llano García, he will talk about the path taken in recent years as regards education. His goal is to train educators in self-knowledge and spiritual transformation as has been described in the great epics of both the East, such as the Bhagavad Gita, and the West, like The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey. Claudio Naranjo is working to make education an engine for a wider transformation: that of society as a whole.

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Elif Shafak en conversación con Marian Hens

Alhambra 2009, 
La escritora de origen turco Elif Shafak ha publicado novelas escritas en turco, inglés y francés. Su último trabajo de ficción es The bastard of
Istanbul (La bastarda de Estambul). Shafak conversará con la periodista de la BBC Marian Hens sobre diversos aspectos del pensamiento, la cultura y la sociedad en el mundo musulmán.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Jeremy Bowen talks to Tom Fletcher

The Arab Uprisings: The People Want The Fall Of The Regime

Hay Festival 2013, 

The Middle East correspondent analyses the state of the region, the response of the international powers and the feelings of the people on the ground. Chaired by the British Ambassador to Lebanon.

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Carlos Acosta talks to Sarah Crompton

Pig’s Foot

Hay Festival 2014, 

The Cuban dancer introduces his novel: as Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig’s-foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country’s hidden history becomes entangled with his search for the truth about himself.

Carlos Acosta talks to Sarah Crompton

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Spencer Wells and Tristram Stuart talk to John Vidal

Food for Thought

Hay Festival 2010, 
It is time for a change in attitudes towards food production and consumption, in the industry and in our own homes. The author of Pandora’s Seed looks to a historical examination of our cultural inheritance for the solutions while the author of Waste spotlights the wastefulness of modern societies. In conversation with the Guardian’s Environment Editor.

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Kevin McCloud

Hay Festival 2009, 
Grand Designs, sustainable building, and the pleasures of contemporary architecture. Chaired by Peter Guttridge.

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Bear Grylls

Ghost Flight

Hay Festival 2015, 

The adventurer launches his thriller, in which his hero is sent deep into the Amazon jungle on the hunt for a WW2 secret. Grylls’ recent non-fiction includes True Grit, Extreme Food and Your Life – Train For It. He talks to Clemency Burton-Hill.

Bear Grylls

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Mark Price talks to Kamal Ahmed

Super Markets

Hay Festival 2013, 

Come and quiz the Waitrose MD on food and farming, ethical and essential consumption, competition, partnership and price. Chaired by the business editor of The Telegraph.

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Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Hay Festival 2012, 
The novelist introduces her memoir of mothers, madness and identity; and, triumphantly a book about other people’s stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life-raft that supports us when we are sinking.

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James Rhodes talks to Stephen Fry

Instrumental

Hay Festival 2015, 

The unanimous Supreme Court ruling today to lift the injunction on this extraordinary memoir means we are delighted and thrilled to launch the book at Hay on Saturday evening.

'Over the last five years James Rhodes has become my latest addiction...his wit on stage and concentration on the keyboard have earned him a new audience for whom classical music had always appeared stuffy and elitist. As for his life and personality – they transcend the imagination of the most vivid novelist. His story is one filled with unimaginable terrors and unconquerable triumphs. The unforgettable story of an unforgettable and remarkable man.' – Stephen Fry.

James Rhodes' passion for music has been his absolute lifeline. It has been the thread that has held him together through a life that has encompassed pain, conflict and turmoil. Listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatised teenager or discovering an Adagio by Bach while in a hospital ward – such exquisite miracles of musical genius have helped him survive his demons, and, along with a chance encounter with a stranger, inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today.

This is a memoir like no other: unapologetically candid, boldly outspoken and surprisingly funny – James' prose is shot through with an unexpectedly mordant wit, even at the darkest of moments. An impassioned tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, Instrumental also weaves in fascinating facts about how classical music actually works and about the extraordinary lives of some of the great composers. It explains why and how music has the potential to transform all of our lives.

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Eric Hobsbawm talks to Christopher Hitchens

Hay Festival 2003, 
The great historian discusses his memoir Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life. 'Autobiography does not come much more sumptuous than this. Eric Hobsbawm writes with elegant, witty precision. His memory - not just for people and dates, but looks and sounds and the feel of things - is prodigious.' (The Observer)

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Cath Kidston talks to Lisa Armstrong

Coming Up Roses

Hay Festival 2013, 

Celebrating 20 years of Cath Kidston Ltd, one of Britain’s most admired designers and businesswomen tells her story of the highs, lows and learnings that saw the company grow to become one of the country’s bestselling brands.

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David Reynolds

The Long Shadow: The Great War and the 20th Century

Winter Weekend 2013, 

Re-examining the differing impacts of WWI on Britain, Ireland and the United States, The Long Shadow throws light on the whole of the last century and demonstrates that the First World War is a conflict from which Britain, more than any other nation, is still recovering.

David Reynolds

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Monty Don and Nigel

My Family and Other Dogs

Hay Festival 2017, 

The Gardeners’ World star and social media sensation will bring his human best friend onstage to talk about dogs and love and family. #woof

Monty Don and Nigel

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Kate Atkinson talks to Lisa Allardice

When Will There Be Good News

Hay Festival 2009, 
In a quiet corner of rural Devon, a six-year-old girl witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. Private detective Jackson Brodie investigates. In conversation with the editor of Guardian Review.

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Orhan Pamuk en conversación con Peter Florence

Alhambra 2009, 
El Premio Nobel de Literatura 2006, del que su jurado afirmó que “ha encontrado nuevos símbolos para reflejar el choque y la interconexión de las culturas” hablará con Peter Florence, Director del Hay Festival, sobre sus novelas, su trabajo como ensayista y profesor de literatura, así como del impacto del Nobel en su carrera literaria.

Se ofrecerá traducción simultánea del inglés al español

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Jesse Norman, John Hopkins, David Jones, Kirsty Williams, Mary Compton

Powys Schools Question Time Debate

Hay Festival 2010, 
The politician and education strategist hosts a panel responding to the Powys Seminar, featuring the headteacher of Gwernyfed High School, the Powys Education Portfolio holder, the local AM and the founder of PACE who is also a past president of the NUT. With questions from the audience.

Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.

There will be a collection at the event for the Gwernyfed–Timbuktu schools twinning project and Storymoja, Nairobi.

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Anne Cottringer with Christine Hope, Fay Thomas, Russell Carrington, Jono Rogers

Borderlines screening: Tune for the Blood (99 min)

Hay Festival 2012, 
Following the work-in-progress screening at Hay 2010, the director introduces the finished documentary, following young Hereford farmers through the agricultural year -­ the muck, the work, the passion for the farm, and the visceral poetry of their daily lives.
UK, 2012, 99'

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Howard Davies and Danny Quah

LSE Lecture: Banks, Booms and Busts – Where Next for the Global Economy?

Hay Festival 2009, 
The London School of Economics academics debate the financial crisis and give their views on when and how the world economy will emerge from the current collapse. Chaired by Adam Austerfield.

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Christopher Hitchens and Shashi Tharoor

Freedoms of Speech

Hay Festival 2006, 
Vigorous late-night debate around the Danish cartoons, David Irving, and contrarian culture. Tharoor is Under-Secretary General for Communications at the UN and a novelist. Chaired by Joan Bakewell.

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David Davis and Henry Porter vs Charles Clarke and Conor Gearty chaired by Georgina Henry

The Guardian Debate: Does the Left Still Care About Liberty?

Hay Festival 2009, 
In the name of security, the Labour government has championed ID cards, data-retention, CCTV surveillance, and wide range of counter-terrorism measures. Does it add up to a fundamental assault on our civil liberties? Would the Right defend our rights any better?

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Chris Evans talks to Anne Robinson

It’s Not What You Think

Hay Festival 2010, 
The idiosyncratic and revolutionary broadcaster discusses his rollercoaster career.

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Robin Todd, Rosie Boycott and Patrick Mulvany

Earth – A Secure Food Supply

Hay Festival 2009, 
How can we provide a sustainable food supply sufficient to meet the needs of a growing population facing climate change? Robin Todd, Trustee of Concern Universal, Patrick Mulvany, Chair of the UK Food Group, and journalist, smallholder and Chair of London Food, Rosie Boycott.

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Amartya Sen

The Guardian Sessions: The Impartial Spectator and The Global Mess

Hay Festival 2009, 
The distinguished Nobel Economics laureate discusses Adam Smith and the current financial crisis.

The Guardian Sessions at Hay
For the eighth year, the Guardian is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Hay Festival. 

Over the past year, the world has seen momentous change – a deepening economic crisis; the dawn of a new era in America; environmental concerns moving higher up the agenda; and increased challenges to our civil liberties... As the world's leading liberal voice, the Guardian is committed to the exploration and debate of these issues. 

At this year's festival, the Guardian Sessions, with insight from leading individuals in their fields, will further examine and debate the most pressing concerns facing us today.

Come and join us.

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Richard Woodman, Peter Hore, Brian Lavery and Lord Selsdon talk to Dan Snow

Empire of the Seas

Hay Festival 2010, 
A distinguished naval panel review Britain’s great maritime culture, and consider the resourcing and strategies for defence of the realm in a C21st when piracy is rife, military capability is servicing two major fronts and still more than 90% of our international trade is moved by ship. Woodman is Elder Brother of Trinity House and a Merchant Navy historian, Hore is former Head of Defence Studies, historian Lavery is Emeritus Curator at the National Maritime Museum, and Selsdon speaks on Defence and Trade. The event is introduced by the Royal Marine Corps of Drums from CTC Lympstone.