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Event HD35

Aardman Workshops

Model-making 1: Gromit

Venue: Cube

Learn from expert model-makers how to make the famous Aardman characters. Three workshops this morning provide a creative and hands-on activity for all ages. You will also get the chance to ask questions about the animation process. Then take your clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy-to-use Animate It! software.

8+
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Event W6

Art workshops with Hereford College of Art

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Come and work with students from Hereford College of Arts to create exciting artwork inspired by Roald Dahl’s exquisite nonsense. Just bring your imagination…and maybe a friend.

12+
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Event 560

Maggie Andrews

Subject Area – History

Venue: Compass

Please drop in to our new Compass venue, quiz leading academics about their subject and engage in some critical thinking. As part of Hay Festival 2016 and with help from the Welsh Government we have invited a range of university lecturers and speakers to drop in, talk about their subject areas and about university life.

Maggie Andrews is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester.

15+
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Event DT1

Ticket to Dine

Tuesday Early Lunch

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Book a seat in the Relish Festival Restaurant and receive a free drink on us.

 

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh on site by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce. You can view the menu online here.

 

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20. 

 

By booking online or by phone you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink, and guarantee your seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

 

Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer, with a selection of desserts to choose from as well as a full bar and barista coffees.

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Event 216

The Sitkovetsky Duo

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 1

Venue: St Mary’s Church

The first of four recitals broadcast live from Hay this week. Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin) and Wu Qian (piano) play de Falla’s Suite Popular Española; Prokofiev’s Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op. 80; and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20. Concert introduced by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3; please arrive in good time.
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Event 217

Thomas Keneally talks to Philippe Sands

Schindler’s Ark

Venue: Tata Tent

The writer discusses his 1982 Booker-winning novel about Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who risked his life to protect and rescue Jews from Auschwitz. The book was made into a film by Steven Spielberg as Schindler’s List.

See also event 172
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Thomas Keneally talks to Philippe Sands

Event 218

Katherine Willis

From Genes to Beans

Venue: Good Energy Stage

From the food on our plates to the greens in our garden, many plants share one extraordinary characteristic – they contain two, three or even 10 copies of their entire genetic code in each of their cells. This so-called ‘polyploidy’ crams cells full of DNA and not only gives us weird and wonderful-looking plants, but almost all of the plants we eat every day. The Director of Science at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and Michael Faraday Prize winner talks about polyploidy and how it will help us take on our great global challenges.

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Event 220

Dominic Johnson

God is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human

Venue: Telegraph Stage

The flood that God used to destroy the sinful race of man on Earth in Genesis 6:17 crystallises in its terrifying, dramatic simplicity the universally recognised concept of payback. For millennia human civilisation has relied on such beliefs to create a moral order that threatens divine punishment on people who commit crimes, while promising rewards – abstract or material – for those who do good. Today, while secularism and unbelief are at an all-time high, this almost superstitious willingness to believe in karma persists. Why?

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Dominic Johnson

Event 221

Jennifer Wallace and Adrian Poole

Cambridge Series 11: Literary Celebrities in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Why are readers so interested in the lives and opinions of writers? When did writers become celebrities in the way we understand them today? And what did those lucky few who acquired some souvenir or relic of their favourite writer hope to gain from it? Two critics look at the rise of literary celebrity in the C18th and C19th, the cult of the poet and the trade in literary relics.

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Event 222

World at One

BBC Radio 4 LIVE

Venue: BBC Tent

Join us behind the scenes to watch BBC Radio 4’s long-running lunchtime news analysis programme as we broadcast live from Hay every weekday in the BBC Tent. Presented by Martha Kearney with special guests.

Broadcasting live on BBC Radio 4 at 1pm. Please be seated by 12.50pm.

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Free but ticketed
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World at One

Event 508

Tim Spector

The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage
Drawing on the latest cutting-edge science, Spector explores the hidden world of the microbiome, and demystifies the common misconceptions about nutrition. Only by understanding what makes our microbes tick and interact with our bodies can we take steps to improve our health by increasing the diversity of microbe species living in our guts.
 
Spector is Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and Director of the TwinsUK Registry. Since 2014 he has been leading the largest UK's largest open-source science project, British Gut to understand the microbial diversity of the human gut.
 
 
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Tim Spector

Event HD36

Dave Rudden

Knights of the Borrowed Dark

Venue: Starlight Stage

This debut author’s thrilling series kicks off in style as orphan Denizen Hardwick is snatched from his orphanage to fulfil his amazing destiny. Hear about the ancient order of knights who control the terrifying creatures that can grow in the dark in a world where nothing can be taken for granted.

10+
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Event HD37

Aardman Workshops

Model-making 2: Morph

Venue: Cube

See 11.30am session for details.

8+
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Event W7

Art workshops with Hereford College of Art

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Come and work with students from Hereford College of Arts to create exciting artwork inspired by Roald Dahl’s exquisite nonsense. Just bring your imagination…and maybe a friend.

10+
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Event 522

Hay Castle Tour 8

Justin Albert, Director, National Trust Wales

Venue: Meet inside Hay Castle
Discover a world of stories in Hay Castle’s thousand years of tempestuous history with a series of guided tours of the Medieval keep, Jacobean mansion and Victorian service buildings, led by a range of experts from Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Cadw, National Trust Wales, Hay History Group and Hay Castle Trust.
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Event DT2

Ticket to Dine

Tuesday Late Lunch

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Book a seat in the Relish Festival Restaurant and receive a free drink on us.

 

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh on site by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce. You can view the menu online here.

 

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20. 

 

By booking online or by phone you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink, and guarantee your seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

 

Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer, with a selection of desserts to choose from as well as a full bar and barista coffees.

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Event 223

John Crace and John Sutherland

A Brontësaurus

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

To celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte’s birth, the two Johnnies reread the best books by the sisters from Haworth: Charlotte’s Jane Eyre, Emily’s Wuthering Heights and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

See also event 199
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John Crace and John Sutherland

Event 224

Robert Colvile

The Great Acceleration

Venue: Good Energy Stage

The journalist explains how the cult of disruption in Silicon Valley, the ceaseless advance of technology, and our own fundamental appetite for novelty and convenience have combined to speed up every aspect of daily life. He explains how this is transforming the media, politics, farming and the financial markets, and asks whether our bodies and the natural environment can cope. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Event 225

Vince Cable talks to Bronwen Maddox

After the Storm

Venue: Telegraph Stage

In a robust Q&A, the Liberal Democrat who served as business secretary in the coalition government from 2010-2015 considers the state of the global economy in the aftermath of the 2008 crash.

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Vince Cable talks to Bronwen Maddox

Event 226

Ulinka Rublack

The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler’s Fight for his Mother

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Kepler is one of history’s most admired astronomers, who famously discovered that planets move in ellipses and defined the three laws of planetary motion. In 1615, at the height of his career, his widowed mother Katharina was accused of witchcraft; the proceedings led to a criminal trial that lasted six years. Kepler conducted his mother’s defence. The trial and the arguments advanced give a revealing picture of Europe on the cusp between the Reformation and the scientific revolution that was to follow.

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