Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Art

Event 36

Tracy Chevalier, Phil Grabsky and David Bickerstaff

Girl with a Pearl Earring: The Doc and Other Treasures of the Mauritshuis

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage
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Chevalier’s best-selling novel inspired many readers to look at Vermeer’s famous painting more closely. Now she has participated in a documentary film directed by Phil Grabsky – part of the pioneering series Exhibition on Screen. How did the writer help the award-winning film-makers to bring the work to life? How has the film affected her own understanding of a painting she thought she knew well?  

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Tracy Chevalier, Phil Grabsky and David Bickerstaff

Event 37

The Keep

The Genius of the Marches

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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An entertainment: a constellation of writers, artists and photographers of the Welsh Marches celebrate the first issue of The Keep, Hay’s new literary and arts magazine, with an evening of readings, stories and pictures, under the editorial baton of Iain Finlayson.

With Owen Sheers, Ben Rawlence, Nina Lyon, Jasper Fforde, Soma Ghosh, Oliver Balch, Tom Bullough, Dix and Marsha Arnold.

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The Keep

Event 49

Laura Cumming

The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velázquez

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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Described as “a riveting detective story and a brilliant reconstruction of an art controversy, it is also a homage to the art of Velázquez, written by a critic who remains spellbound by his genius.” Cumming’s previous Hay session discussed her brilliant study of self-portraiture, A Face to the World. Illustrated lecture.
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Laura Cumming

Event 62

Glen Baxter

Almost Completely Baxter: New and Selected Blurtings

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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Baxter’s drawings are a delicious stew of pulp adventure novels, highbrow jinks, and outright absurdity: lonesome cowboys confront the latest in modern art, brave men tremble before moussaka, schoolgirls hoard hashish, and the world’s fruits are in constant peril. Wimples abound. The artist talks to John Mitchinson.

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Glen Baxter

Event 74

Edmund de Waal

The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Venue: Telegraph Stage
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The author of The Hare With The Amber Eyes sets out on a quest – a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times.

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Edmund de Waal

Event W2

Letterpress workshop

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Always wanted to get your fingers inky? Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press with Dulcie Fulton of Mostly Flat. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments.

12+
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Event W3

Letterpress workshop

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Always wanted to get your fingers inky? Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press with Dulcie Fulton of Mostly Flat. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments.

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Event W4

Letterpress workshop

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Always wanted to get your fingers inky? Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press with Dulcie Fulton of Mostly Flat. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments.

12+
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Event 180

Peter Lord

The Tradition: A New History of Welsh Art

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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The distinguished art historian presents his elegant and intriguing survey of the evolution of visual art in Wales from the Renaissance to the present day, told through landscape and portrait paintings, drawings and sculptures. Chaired by Jon Gower.

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Event W5

Letterpress workshop

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Always wanted to get your fingers inky? Learn to use an Adana tabletop printing press with Dulcie Fulton of Mostly Flat. Come and print tactile letterpress bookmarks that have been designed using traditional movable type and decorative ornaments.

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Event W6

Art workshops with Hereford College of Art

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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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 W7

Art workshops with Hereford College of Art

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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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 W8

Art workshops with Hereford College of Art

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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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 W9

Art workshops with Hereford College of Art

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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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 253

Si Spencer and Dix

Klaxon – the graphic novel

Venue: Cube
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This disturbing urban horror story from two of the most spectacularly gifted graphic novel artists follows three housebound wasters who pass their days high on wax and cavity wall insulation. When their new neighbours’ landlord begins to exert his malign influence over their lives, they are afflicted by milk binges, metamorphoses and indoor confectionery storms. Tank Girl creator Alan Martin called Klaxon “an urban nightmare of finely balanced dialogue and artwork, as if Raymond Briggs teamed up with Daniel Clowes and they dropped the bad brown acid.”

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Event W10

Film-making workshop with Rural Media Company

The Only Way is Shakespeare

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Ever wondered what would happen if Richard III met Bottom? Or if Cleopatra met Falstaff?
Some of Shakespeare’s best known and loved characters will be the inspiration for this iPad filmmaking workshop, where you can create your very own stop motion animation.

12+
2.5 hours
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Event W11

Film-making workshop with Rural Media Company

The Only Way is Shakespeare

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Ever wondered what would happen if Richard III met Bottom? Or if Cleopatra met Falstaff?  Some of Shakespeare’s best known and loved characters will be the inspiration for this iPad filmmaking workshop, where you can create your very own stop motion animation.

12+
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Event 282

Stuart Franklin

The Documentary Impulse

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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The Magnum photographer took one of the most powerful photographs of the twentieth century - the “tank man” in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 1989. From his insightful position as a photographer, Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science. Looking at photojournalism, war photography and work recording our culture, Franklin identifies some of its driving impulses: curiosity, outrage, reform and ritual; the search for evidence, for beauty, for therapy; and the immortalisation of memory. Chaired by Oliver Bullough.

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Event 283

The Bankers’ Guide to the Art Market

A BBC event at Hay

Venue: BBC Tent
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The value of London’s art market has recently soared to unprecedented highs, driven by the newly rich of the financial world, whose money has poured into the accounts of dealers, galleries and auction houses. Join chair Martha Kearney, maverick art dealer Kenny Shachter and double BAFTA-winning executive producer Patrick Forbes as they discuss this extraordinary phenomenon and take you behind the closed doors of the art-dealing world.

Not for broadcast. The Bankers Guide to the Art Market, made by Oxford Film & Television, broadcasts on BBC Four in June.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years

BBC Four  
 

Free but ticketed
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The Bankers’ Guide to the Art Market

Event 296

Simon Grennan

Dispossession: The Graphic Novel

Venue: Summer House
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The artist shows and tells the exciting story of how he made his 100-page graphic adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel, conjuring the Victorian era in a glittering waltz of intense colour, visualising Trollope’s tale of blackmail, bigamy and betrayal.

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