The prolific and inspiring creator of game-changing books, comics, films and songs talks about his work. His latest book is Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances.
Woodland Trust president Clive Anderson pays tribute to the life and legacy of prolific ecologist and author Oliver Rackham, who died in February. This inaugural memorial lecture will explore Professor Rackham’s profound influence, both on the work of the Trust and Clive’s own love of the nation’s trees and woods.
The parliamentary sketch-writer looks back at the Coalition government more in ridicule than in sorrow. Horrible, hilarious truths about Westminster, the greasy pole and the indiscreet charm of the chamber…
A groundbreaking exploration of contemporary poetry in Wales through the potential of collaboration across our two languages. Six poets have worked with one another to create original poetic works. They’ve been touring these pieces in rolling pairs around Wales, drawing in poets in each location, and inviting them to create their own collaborations. Their tour culminates here in Hay with a showcase performance and Q&A.
Come and join us in the late Georgian-Gothic setting of St Mary’s Church for a special screening of FW Muranu’s great 1922 classic silent movie, with live organ accompaniment by Richard Williams. The screening raises money for the church organ. Numbers are limited.
A late-night reading of ghost stories as Mitchell previews his new story to be published in October, Slade House, and Murray reads from her acclaimed Sugar Hall. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.
An acoustic solo gig with the impassioned and compelling folk singer-songwriter whose recent albums include Tape Deck Heart, The Third Three Years and England Keep My Bones.
There will be an onstage conversation earlier in the evening about Frank’s memoir The Road Beneath My Feet with the BBC’s Bethan Elfyn.
Please click here to prebook dinner at Relish Restaurant on site.
Hosted by senior Telegraph journalists, stories from 30 May at key historical moments over the past 150 years are brought to life using the paper’s unique archive. From World War One and D-Day to the rise of the Suffragettes and the birth of the nuclear age; not to mention fashion through the decades and legendary stars of sport. Here is a past world documented in fascinating and revealing detail by daily reporting.
Sub-editors and journos beware…the comedians mock facts and folly in today’s papers. The home team is joined by Daily Mash editor Tim Telling.
The online Everyday Sexism Project exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced by women on a day-to-day basis. It shares stories from women around the world. The founder reports on the last year’s work.
A third of men and women visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected and yet, when it comes to a diagnosis, this is the very last thing we want to hear, and the last thing doctors want to say. The consultant neurologist takes us on a journey through the very real world of psychosomatic illness.
Lyrical, haunting and exquisitely rendered, Samson’s second novel The Kindness explores a deception that comes wrapped as a gift, a betrayal clothed in kindness, and asks if we can ever truly trust another. The result is an unforgettable story of love, grief, betrayal and reconciliation, masterfully plotted and beautifully told. In Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children’s festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. The authors talk to Georgina Godwin.
Join Blue Peter and Book Trust to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Blue Peter Book Awards. CBBC presenter and former Awards judge Katie Thistleton will host this special event, with appearances from this year’s winners Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham (The Spy Who Loved School Dinners) and Andy Seed (The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff).
Not for broadcast.
Join The Telegraph’s Chess Correspondent and International Master Malcolm Pein and 2014–2015 Welsh Chess Champion Timothy Kett as well as trainers from Chess in Schools and Communities, for a chess extravaganza especially for families who are either new to the game or have played before.
The session will include a brief introduction to the chess pieces, a simultaneous exhibition and players playing against the champions, Yes2Chess internet chess matches, and games on a giant outdoor chess set.
Join the circus for a morning! From acrobats to clowns, this is your chance to get involved and draw all the life of the circus. Students are encouraged to use colour and a variety of media.
Suitable for under 12s
Create, decorate and launch your own rocket, aided by the AstroCymru groundcrew and University of South Wales Astronomers. See if you can achieve a Low Earth or Geosynchronous Orbit. The sky is your limit!