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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.

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Workshops

There are workshops for families and children of all ages and interests, from drama to farming, music to cookery.

As the workshops have small capacities, some of these events are repeated a few times – please scroll through the list below to find what you are looking for at a time suitable to you and your children.

If you are buying children's workshop tickets (events prefixed with W) you only need to purchase one ticket per child. Parents and carers can attend free or sign a release form on the day if the child is 9+.

For HAYDAYS events (HD), and storytelling events (S), we ask that parents and carers buy a ticket and attend the event unless the child is 14+.

Andy Middleton, Anne Miekle and Alan Netherwood

Workshop – Best for Wales

Event 26 Venue: Compass

What are the actions required that can improve the integration of the third sector, business and public sector together to be best for Wales? Meikle from WWF Cymru and sustainability consultant Netherwood will report back on the first year of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015. Businesses that demonstrate their alignment with the WFG Act goals build resilience and engagement as well as delivering the outcomes that support any tendering or public sector work they’re engaged in.

FREE BUT TICKETED
Price: £0.00
 
 

Animation Time Machine!

Event W1 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Leave your mark and help re-animate a classic short film. Join Dan Brown and Nick Brown from MASH Cinema and Hereford College of Arts to create and collage your own frames, and see the new film take shape over the weekend. Completed animation will be available on the Hay Festival website.

Age 3–7
2 hours
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W2 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or to take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Age 3–7
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W4 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or to take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Age 8–11
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Animation Time Machine!

Event W5 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Leave your mark and help re-animate a classic short film. Join Dan Brown and Nick Brown from MASH Cinema and Hereford College of Arts to create and collage your own frames, and see the new film take shape over the weekend. Completed animation will be available on the Hay Festival website.

Age 8–11
2 hours
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W6 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or to take home...or both. One thing’s for sure... mud will fly!

Age 12+
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Animation Time Machine!

Event W8 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Leave your mark and help re-animate a classic short film. Join Dan Brown and Nick Brown from MASH Cinema and Hereford College of Arts to create and collage your own frames, and see the new film take shape over the weekend. Completed animation will be available on the Hay Festival website.

Age 12+
2 hours
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W9 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or to take home...or both. One thing’s for sure... mud will fly!

Family event
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Illustration Workshops with the University of Worcester

Event W10 Venue: Cube

Join award-winning children’s illustrators Piet Grobler and Tobias Hickey and have a go at creating your own character. Get inside information about how illustrators bring life to children’s picture books by taking part in a choice of activities.

6+
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Animation Time Machine!

Event W11 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Leave your mark and help re-animate a classic short film. Join Dan Brown and Nick Brown from MASH Cinema and HCA to colour and collage your own frames, and see the new film take shape over the weekend. Completed animation will be available on the Hay Festival website.

Age 3-7
2 hours
Price: £12.30
 
 

The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W12 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critter’s colony or take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Age 3-7
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Seed your ideas with Emma Beynon

Event W13 Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Creative writing sessions with activities to help your stories grow. Come and explore your creativity with Emma Beynon, who she 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 9-11
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W14 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critter’s colony or take home...or both. One thing's for sure... mud will fly!

Age 8-11
Sold Out
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Animation Time Machine!

Event W15 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Leave your mark and help re-animate a classic short film. Join Dan Brown and Nick Brown from MASH Cinema and HCA to colour and collage your own frames, and see the new film take shape over the weekend. Completed animation will be available on the Hay Festival website.

Age 8-11
2 hours
Price: £12.30
 
 

The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W16 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critter’s colony or take home...or both. One thing's for sure... mud will fly!

Age 12+
Sold Out
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Animation Time Machine!

Event W18 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Leave your mark and help re-animate a classic short film. Join Dan Brown and Nick Brown from MASH Cinema and HCA to colour and collage your own frames, and see the new film take shape over the weekend. Completed animation will be available on the Hay Festival website.

Age 12+
2 hours
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W19 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critter’s colony or take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Family event
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Screenprinting with Sunny Todd Prints

Event W20 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Learn how to silk-screen print with locally based and internationally acclaimed textile designers Sunny and Emma Todd. Their bold, graphic artwork is stocked in Liberty, Heal’s, Le Bon Marché, Amara and Anthropologie. Sunny is also a textiles lecturer at Hereford College of Arts. Create your own one-off stencil and screenprint it onto a canvas bag for you to take away (Fairtrade and UK-produced).

Age 8-11
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W21 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Age 3-7
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Screenprinting with Sunny Todd Prints

Event W22 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Learn how to silk-screen print with locally based and internationally acclaimed textile designers Sunny and Emma Todd. Their bold, graphic artwork is stocked in Liberty, Heal’s, Le Bon Marché, Amara and Anthropologie. Sunny is also a textiles lecturer at Hereford College of Arts. Create your own one-off stencil and screenprint it onto a canvas bag for you to take away (Fairtrade and UK-produced).

Age 12+
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W23 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Age 8-11
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Screenprinting with Sunny Todd Prints

Event W25 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Learn how to silk-screen print with locally based and internationally acclaimed textile designers Sunny and Emma Todd. Their bold, graphic artwork is stocked in Liberty, Heal’s, Le Bon Marché, Amara and Anthropologie. Sunny is also a textiles lecturer at Hereford College of Arts. Create your own one-off stencil and screenprint it onto a canvas bag for you to take away (Fairtrade and UK-produced).

Age 16+
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W26 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and  create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or take home...or both. One thing’s for sure...mud will fly!

Age 12 +
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Screenprinting with Sunny Todd Prints

Event W27 Venue: Scribblers Hut

Learn how to silk-screen print with locally based and internationally acclaimed textile designers Sunny and Emma Todd. Their bold, graphic artwork is stocked in Liberty, Heal’s, Le Bon Marché, Amara and Anthropologie. Sunny is also a textiles lecturer at Hereford College of Arts. Create your own one-off stencil and screenprint it onto a canvas bag for you to take away (Fairtrade and UK-produced).

Adult
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The Flying Potter: Pottery Workshop

Event W29 Venue: Mess Tent

Get seriously messy with Jon Williams from Herefordshire’s Eastnor Pottery. You will see pottery demonstrations and create your own sculptural masterpieces to add to our forest critters’ colony or take home...or both. One thing's for sure...mud will fly!

Family event
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