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Event 422

Gabrielle Walker

Reformations 20: Climate Change

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

If we’re going to win the climate war, the battle cry has to be positive. “Pain now or apocalypse later” just doesn’t cut it, and nor does “save the planet”. The climate scientist and strategist argues that it’s time to stop focusing on disaster and start pouring our energy into imagining – and creating – the promised land. Because fundamentally the planet doesn’t care what we do. This is about saving ourselves. Chaired by Jim Al-Khalili.

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Event 423

Chris Tarrant

Extreme Railway Journeys

Venue: Oxfam Moot

In the last two years Chris’ travels have taken him from Azerbaijan to Bolivia and Zimbabwe. He brings to life the romance of travelling by train, and the sights, sounds and smells of the countries and places visited. Chaired by Oliver Balch.

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Chris Tarrant

Event 424

Dexter Dias talks to Tom Clark

The Ten Types of Human

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

We want to believe that there are some things we would never do. We want to believe that there are other things we always would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? The human rights lawyer examines the best and worst of our capabilities.

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Event 425

Simon Amstell: Carnage

BBC iPlayer

Venue: BBC Tent

Carnage is a feature length documentary written and directed by the comedian Simon Amstell. Set in 2067, a time when the entire population of the UK is vegan and the consumption of meat and animal products is illegal, the documentary takes a satirical and entertaining look back over the previous 150 years, telling the story of how this vegan future came to pass. The film was originally commissioned for BBC iPlayer and this special screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with Simon Amstell and the producers behind it. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

Carnage is available to download or stream from iPlayer. Warning: Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes.

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Event 426

Elif Batuman and Carolina Sanin talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions: Identities

Venue: Starlight Stage

Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey gets involved with a cosmopolitan Serb and a Hungarian mathematician. At once clever and clueless, Batuman’s novel The Idiot shows us with perfect hilarity and soulful inquisitiveness just how messy it can be to forge a self. From imagined worlds to lost loves, Sanin’s The Children explores the limits of isolation and intimacy, motherhood, neglect and compassion.

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Event HD94

Patrick Ness

Release

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Join the author as he talks about his latest title. When Adam Thorn woke up one morning, he didn’t know his world was about to fall apart. Neither did he know that that was exactly what needed to happen. An honest, raw and compelling tale taking place over a single life-altering day, Release is a book that celebrates surviving the battlefield of teenage yearsChaired by Juno Dawson

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12+
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Patrick Ness

Event HD106

Sarah Crossan

Talking books and YA fiction

Venue: Good Energy Stage
Award-winning Sarah Crossan, author of One, Apple and Rain and The Weight of Water will discuss her books and the importance of YA fiction.
12+ /YA
Free but ticketed
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Sarah Crossan

Event W74

Book Arts with Marion Elliot

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Explore the wonderful world of book arts with the marvellous Marion Elliot – art director, book arts specialist and Hereford College of Arts lecturer. Prepare to be taken on an adventurous journey to the centre of book arts creativity….no page unturned.

16+ and Adults
2 hours
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Event W75

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 12+
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Event DT33

Ticket to Dine

Late Lunch

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

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

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh onsite by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce.

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20 per person. By booking online you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. You will also be able to reserve a seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

Award-winning Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer.

A selection of desserts and local cheeses from Neal's Yard Creamery is also available, plus a full bar and barista coffees.

See a Sample Menu Here

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Event 427

Steve Jones, Jim Al-Khalili, Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper

The Ladybird Experts: The Knowledge

Venue: Tata Tent

The authors of the first three books in the rebooted Ladybird series join forces for an all-star feast of ideas and stories.  Hay favourites Steve Jones and Jim-Alkhalili introduce Evolution and Quantum Mechanics; Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper introduce the book about Climate Change they’ve co-authored with the Prince of Wales. Perfect for anyone aged 7 or older. #weloveexperts

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Steve Jones, Jim Al-Khalili, Emily Shuckburgh and Tony Juniper

Event 428

Howard Jacobson talks to Amol Rajan

Fictions: Pussy

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasising about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again? Jacobson has won the Wodehouse Prize twice and the Man Booker once.

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Howard Jacobson talks to Amol Rajan

Event 429

Jenny Valentine

Reformations 21: Adolescence

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Valentine is the 2017 Hay Festival International Fellow, and a multi award-winning writer of YA fiction. She explores ways in which teenagers might be better understood and empowered. Her novels include Finding Violet Park and Fire Colour One. She is joined onstage by young readers to discuss her reformation of adolescence.

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Jenny Valentine

Event 430

Mark Price talks to Nik Gowing

Fairness for All

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Drawing heavily on the much vaunted John Lewis Partnership of which he was Managing Director, Price champions ‘inclusive capitalism’, by which he means getting people in and on in work. Acting responsibly to all stakeholders is central to his theme; with employees, the most important stakeholder - drivers of it all. He became Minister of State for International Trade in February 2016.

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Mark Price talks to Nik Gowing

Event 431

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism and the inextricable link between class and race, the journalist offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.

Reni Eddo-Lodge is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
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Reni Eddo-Lodge

Event HD95

Floella Benjamin

Coming to England

Venue: Starlight Stage

An actress, author, producer and working peer, Benjamin is best known for her work presenting children’s TV programmes such as Play School. Join her for a truly inspiring event as she talks about her childhood memoir and the journey she made as a youngster from Trinidad to embark on a very different life with her family in England in 1960. She shows how having the courage to believe in yourself can help you tackle new challenges and overcome adversity.

9+
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Event HD96

Laura James

Cowboy Pug

Venue: Cube

Pug and his faithful companion, Lady Miranda, are back for another adventure. They’ve saddled up and are going to be cowboys for the day. But Pug’s not so sure…there might be bandits. Then again, there could be candyfloss. Can Pug take the reins when Lady Miranda lands on the wrong side of the law?

6+
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Event S17

The Battle of the Birds, with Tom Hirons

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Don’t strike bargains with giants and expect them to forget. Don’t trust your life to murderers. Listen to wise, magical daughters and always show kindness to strangers. Follow the King’s son’s son in this outrageous telling from Hedgespoken Travelling Storytelling Theatre. Not for the fragile-nerved, but suitable for sturdy-hearted children and adults.

Age 8+
Free but ticketed
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Event W76

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!

Teens
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Event 432

Ian Rankin talks to SJ Parris

30 Years of Rebus

Venue: Tata Tent

The big tent morphs into the Oxford Bar for the afternoon, as we pull up a stool and celebrate the enduring brilliance of Rankin’s great Edinburgh detective creation.

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Ian Rankin talks to SJ Parris

Event 433

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

The Hay Lecture: The Olympic Flame

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

The novelist and screenwriter who penned the celebrated Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics looks at the cultural legacy of 2012, the importance of arts in education and the wider influence of the arts on society.

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Event 434

Peter Bazalgette talks to Bryony Gordon

The Empathy Instinct

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Empathy is the power of understanding others, imaginatively entering into their feelings. It is a fundamental human attribute without which mutually co-operative societies cannot function. In a revolutionary development, we now know who has it, who lacks it and why. With the MRI scanner, we are mapping the human brain. This is a new frontier that reveals a host of beneficial ideas for childcare, teens challenged by the internet, the justice system, decent healthcare, tackling racism and resolving conflicts.

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Peter Bazalgette talks to Bryony Gordon

Event 435

Roger Michell talks to Francine Stock

My Cousin Rachel

Venue: Good Energy Stage

The director and screenwriter discusses his new film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel. His screen credits include Venus, The Mother, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and Notting Hill.

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Event 436

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ece Temelkuran talk to Daniel Hahn

Fictions: The Journey

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Nguyen’s The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of 20 years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love and family. Temelkuran’s Women who Blow on Knots about three women on a road trip from Tunisia to Lebanon has become a controversial classic of Turkish literature.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ece Temelkuran talk to Daniel Hahn

Event 437

Bernie Sanders talks to BBC’s HARDtalk

BBC World News

Venue: BBC Tent

HARDtalk is the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme. In this special edition recording at Hay, presenter Stephen Sackur interviews Bernie Sanders, the United States Senator for Vermont and the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history.

To be broadcast during the week of 5 June on BBC World News and BBC News Channel

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Bernie Sanders talks to BBC’s HARDtalk

Event 438

Preti Taneja

We that are young: Imagining King Lear in India

Venue: Starlight Stage

Taneja's debut novel We That Are Young sets Shakespeare’s King Lear in contemporary India, where the clash of youth and age, the rise of the religious right wing, the repression of free speech and civil conflict in Kashmir are ongoing. She discusses the hidden history, politics and urgent contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s plays in India. Chaired by Anil Dharker, Founder & Director of Tata Literature Live! the Mumbai LitFest

Preti Taneja is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
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Preti Taneja

Event HD98

The Pavee

Venue: Cube

Illustrator Emma Shoard and singer and storyteller Geraldine Bradley bring to life Siobhan Dowd’s The Pavee and the Buffer Girl in picture, story and song. The story of the friendship between a traveller boy and a settled girl, this is a hymn to the power of love and friendship to bridge differences. Irish traveller songs, both traditional and modern, are woven into this reading of the story, as the characters and settings are illustrated  on screen.

9+
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Event S18

The Battle of the Birds, with Tom Hirons

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Don’t strike bargains with giants and expect them to forget. Don’t trust your life to murderers. Listen to wise, magical daughters and always show kindness to strangers. Follow the King’s Son’s Son in this outrageous telling from Hedgespoken travelling storytelling theatre. Not for the fragile-nerved, but suitable for sturdy-hearted children and adults.

Free but ticketed
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Event W77

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 taste buds and your appetite...you are cooking lunch!

Young Adult
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Event DT34

Ticket to Dine

Dinner - Early Sitting

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

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

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh onsite by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce.

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20 per person. By booking online you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. You will also be able to reserve a seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

Award-winning Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer.

A selection of desserts and local cheeses from Neal's Yard Creamery is also available, plus a full bar and barista coffees.

See a Sample Menu Here

If you have any dietary requirements please state these in the notes at the Checkout stage.
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