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Event 206

Mario Hamuy

A Journey Through An Expanding Universe

Venue: Starlight Stage

A spectacular tour, from the solar system to the most distant objects that have been observed reveals the vastness of the Universe, which began with an explosion 13.7 billion years ago. Hamuy shows that the Universe is tremendously dynamic and in permanent evolution. The astronomer is from Chile, a country that has become the Earth’s window into space. He was part of the team that detected the acceleration of the universe and the existence of a new dark energy component in the 1990s. Chaired by Martin Rees.

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Event 207

Kate Fox

Quarrybank Women’s Work

Venue: Cube

The comedian and poet performs work produced during her residency at Quarry Bank, one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved textile mills.  Fox has had unique access to journals of women who worked in the mill, which has informed her lifelong commitment to the issues of gender history and ‘Northern-ness’.

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Kate Fox

Event 601

Hay Festival Wine Club Tasting 1

Simon Leschallas

Venue: Festival Foodhall
The Hay Festival Wine Club in partnership with Southern Wines Ltd, hosted by Simon Leschallas. The three subjects will be Vondeling Wines from South Africa, Fortified wines, Sherries and Ports for the Summer, and Rose and White wines for those barmy summer days and evenings. 
The Hay Festival Food Hall and it’s full range of food outlets will be open throughout the evening for you to enjoy a bite before or after the tasting session.
Free but ticketed
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Event 208

Fat Freddy's Drop

In concert

Venue: Tata Tent

The booty shaking soul monster Fat Freddy’s Drop is heading to Wales on Bank Holiday Monday. Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, seven-piece band Fat Freddy’s Drop is on fire with fourth studio album BAYS. Over the past three albums the New Zealanders have navigated their way from the incubator of sunshine reggae through a colour-saturated field of soul psychedelia before swerving onto a desolate Detroit superhighway at night. It’s a sound that demands to be heard live, a potent mixture of jazz virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics.

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Event 209

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

The Sound of the Baskervilles

Venue: Baskerville Hall, Clyro
Craig Charles needs very little introduction – BBC6 Music's Funk and Soul Show presenter is one of the most spectacular and joyful live DJs, his high energy club sets are packed full of classic soul and disco bangers, and his tune selection and seamless mixing leave dance floors across the country begging for more. DJs Ben & Max from Hay's very own SuperSonicDisco will get the dance floor bubbling away nicely, ready for the big man!
Strictly 18+, ID may be required on the door
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The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

Event W31

Morning Iyengar yoga session with Wye Valley Yoga

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Wake up and re-energise with our morning yoga class. Iyengar yoga is characterized by precision, alignment and attention to detail and is an inclusive and accessible yoga practice. Mats are provided; wear comfortable clothing.

16+
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Event 211

Owen Sheers

Reformations 11: Men

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Questions of masculinity have been at the heart of Sheers’ writing for 20 years, in his plays Mametz and The Two Worlds of Charlie F, in his fiction Resistance and  I Saw A Man, and in his poetry – most clearly in Pink Mist. In 2012 he was also artist in residence with the Welsh Rugby Union. Here he interrogates ideas of masculinity in essay form, and reimagines a man’s world. 

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Owen Sheers

Event 212

Laurence Rees

The Holocaust: A New History

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Mixing extensive research and testimony from survivors with a searing analysis of the decision-making of the Nazi state, the distinguished film-maker and historian’s landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history – how, and why, did the holocaust happen?

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Event 213

Marcus Brigstocke, Carrie Quinlan and Andre Vincent

The Early Edition: The News Review Revue

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

What’s hot? What’s not? How do you decode the qualities’ agendas and how far can you trust the red tops? Why did this make the news and that make chip-wrapping? The comedians spend an hour in the human zoo, tearing up stories, making mad the guilty and appalling the free…

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Event 214

Paul Olver

Mapping Herefordshire’s Landscape

Venue: Compass

In the 1830s, a number of geologists, who were essentially border squires and clergymen, shared their knowledge of fossils with Roderick Murchison, which led to the eventual designation of the ‘Silurian System’. This appreciation of the landscape and being able to ‘read the land’ was also the inspiration in the county for the Picturesque Movement’. Olver explains the origins of the rock types and the local landscape and discusses the importance of Herefordshire in the formative years of geological science.

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Event 215

Rhyd Lewis

The Mathematics of Networks and Maps - Cardiff University Series 2

Venue: Tata Tent

How do satnavs find the quickest route from one town to another? What’s the most efficient way to visit the best pubs in the UK? Is it true that all living things in the world are six or fewer degrees of separation away from each other? The Cardiff mathematician shows, pictorially, how the many problems in everyday life can be modelled as networks: from the colouring of maps to the way Facebook makes friend recommendations.

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Event 216

Katie Derham

Sound of Dance

Venue: BBC Tent

Katie Derham talks about her twin passions: dance and music, and how she’s combining these in a new six-part series for BBC Radio 3 called Sound of Dance.  Balanchine said, “Dancing is music made visible” and Katie will be exploring the mysteries and joy of dance itself, through the music of different genres – classical ballet, Latin dance, modern dance and more. There will be a sneak preview of highlights from the series.

Sound of Dance will broadcast on Saturday 3 June at 3PM on BBC Radio 3

FREE BUT TICKETED
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Katie Derham

Event 217

Laura Bates

Plan International UK: Because I am a Girl

Venue: Good Energy Stage

The global children’s charity introduces the world’s biggest campaign for girls’ rights. The founder of the Everyday Sexism project shares her story and talks about barriers facing girls today in the UK and around the world: from online trolling to period poverty and gender stereotypes. Join the conversation and explore what it means to be a girl today.

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Laura Bates

Event HD44

Daniel Morden

Secret Tales from Wales

Venue: Starlight Stage

This writer tells ancient folktales with the wit of a stand-up and the turn of phrase of a poet. Come and be enthralled as he launches his latest collection. Expect secrets, riddles, mysterious strangers, awful jokes and beautiful lies.

9+
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Daniel Morden

Event HD45

Ed Vere

Grumpy Frog

Venue: Cube

Do you sometimes feel grumpy? Do you wish every day was your birthday? Join the author and illustrator of Grumpy Frog for a fantastic interactive event with storytelling and live drawing. 

3+
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Event S5

Lighting Up Lives: Solar Technology Programme in Kenya

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Come along to our immersive lantern-lit tented Storytelling Nook to listen to Veronica Lamond’s illustrated stories of Landy and Fender the lovable Land Rovers, and Kenyan author Aunty Kiko’s tale “Baby Elephant’s Safari, and experience how solar light is making a difference to millions of families in Africa.

Family event
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Lighting Up Lives: Solar Technology Programme in Kenya

Event W32

HAYDAYS World of Food

Venue: Mess Tent

Are you a budding chef or curious in the kitchen? Learn how to cook interesting food from all over the world with the Kitchen Academy, using recipes from a different culture every day. You don’t need to bring anything other than your tastebuds and your appetite...you are cooking lunch!

Age 4-7
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Event W33

Hereford College of Arts:  Illustration Workshops

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Come and work with Hereford College of Arts students of illustration to create exciting and inventive images. Be prepared to explore ideas beyond your imagination.

Age 4-7
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Event 218

Adam Nicolson

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of Puffins, Gannets and Other Ocean Voyagers

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Modern science has begun to understand sea birds: their epic voyages, their astonishing abilities to navigate for tens of thousands of miles on a featureless sea, their ability to smell their way towards fish and home. Only the poets in the past would have thought of seabirds as creatures riding the ripples and currents of the planet, though that is what the scientists are witnessing now, too. But a global tragedy is unfolding. The number of seabirds is in freefall: a 70% decline, a billion fewer now than there were in 1950.

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Event 219

Lawrence Krauss

The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Krauss takes us on a tour of science and the brilliant personalities who shaped it, often against political and religious indoctrination, enduring persecution and ostracism. He explains our current understanding of nature and the struggle to construct, and then to understand the greatest theoretical edifice ever assembled: the Standard Model of Particle Physics.  Krauss is the author of the classic A Universe From Nothing and The Physics of Star Trek.

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Lawrence Krauss

Event 220

Rick Stroud and Tania Szabó talk to Francine Stock

Lonely Courage

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Stroud tells the true stories of the SOE heroines who fought with the Resistance to free Nazi-occupied France. He is joined by Tania Szabó, who has also written a book about one of those agents, her mother: Young, Brave and Beautiful: The Missions of Special Operations Executive Agent Lieutenant Violette Szabó, George Cross, Croix de Guerre avec Étoile de Bronze.

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Event 221

Alasdair Coles

Cambridge Series: Body, Brain and Behaviour

Venue: Tata Tent

Once considered separate and independent, it is now clear that the there is an intimate, two-way connection between the two most complex body systems: the immune system and the brain. So our behaviour can affect inflammation in the body, and immune cells can alter our behaviour. Reverend Alasdair Coles, Professor of Neuroimmunology examines the implications. Chaired by Daniel Davis.

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Event 222

The Essay

BBC Radio 3

Venue: BBC Tent

For BBC Radio 3’s The Essay leading writers put together their guide to ‘How to write a book’.
In this session, novelist and creative writing teacher Scarlett Thomas on how to write a book of fiction and Professor Martin Johnes explains how to write a history book using more than just written documents.

Broadcast from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June at 10.45pm on BBC Radio 3

FREE BUT TICKETED
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The Essay

Event 223

Bill Davies, Chris Monaghan, Penny Darbyshire, David Shaw and Toby Hooper

Enemies of the People? - University of Worcester Series 2

Venue: Cube

Judges have blocked Presidential executive orders in the US and corrected the legality of the Prime Minister’s parliamentary Article 50 procedures in the UK. What should the constitutional role of the courts be in maintaining a proper balance of power in a modern democracy? Professor Penny Darbyshire is from Kingston Law School, Bill Davies is Head of the School of Law and Chris Monaghan is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Worcester, David Shaw is the former Chief Constable of West Mercia Police and they are joined by retired judge, Toby Hooper QC.

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Event 620

Eric Ngalle Charles

How I Got Here

Venue: Compass

Have you ever wondered what the career back-story is behind someone you’ve seen on stage at Hay? How I Got Here is a new series of daily events revealing just a few of these stories.

Eric Ngalle Charles is a poet, dramatist and novelist and a former Cameroon refugee.

15+
30 mins
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Event HD46

Chris Riddell and Leigh Hobbs

Ottoline and Mr Chicken

Venue: Starlight Stage

Join illustrators Chris Riddell and Leigh Hobbs, the Children’s Laureates of the UK and Australia respectively, as they discuss and demonstrate their work in an event of inspiration, entertainment and live drawing.

6+
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Chris Riddell and Leigh Hobbs

Event HD47

Nick Arnold

Horrible Science

Venue: Oxfam Moot

This is science with all the squishy bits left in. Join the author of Horrible Science for funny facts, scary stories and explosive experiments on stage. Horrible Science has amazed children for more than 20 yucky years with blood-curdling biology, frightful physics and crazy chemistry.

9+
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Nick Arnold

Event W34

HAYDAYS World of Food

Venue: Mess Tent

Are you a budding chef or curious in the kitchen? Learn how to cook interesting food from all over the world with the Kitchen Academy, using recipes from a different culture every day. You don’t need to bring anything other than your tastebuds and your appetite...you are cooking lunch!

Age 8-11
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Event W35

Seed your ideas with Emma Beynon

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Creative writing sessions with activities to help your stories grow. Come and explore your creativity with Emma Beynon, who has a wealth of experience running creative writing workshops and has an infectious approach to building a story. Emma is currently writing a novel based on her sailing adventures in Svalbard and her educational writing includes Making Poetry Happen (Bloomsbury, 2015).

Age 14+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 621

Matt Jones

Subject Areas – Computer Science and Screen Technology

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.

Matt Jones is Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University.

15+
30 mins
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