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Event 38

William Sieghart

The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul

Venue: The Poetry Bookshop

Sometimes only a poem will do. The founder of National Poetry Day and The Forward Prize offers poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice to give comfort, delight and inspiration for all; a space for reflection, and that precious realization - I'm not the only one who feels like this. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even from an excess of ego, there is something here to ease your pain.

After his talk, William will be hosting 1:1 poetry consultations from 3pm. To book a personal consultation please email angharad@hayfestival.org

Free but ticketed
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William Sieghart

Event HD18

Tree-to-Type Printmaking Workshop

Venue: Parish Hall

Printmaking workshops for friends and families to explore the relationship between trees and letters in print, working with wooden letterpress and natural materials. These workshops have been created as part of Hay Festival’s collaboration with the Woodland Trust and National Trust Wales to plant a Hay Festival Wood on Pen y Fan.

Family (parents in attendance)
2 hours
FREE, DROP-IN
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Tree-to-Type Printmaking Workshop

Event 39

Robert Penn

Woods: A Celebration

Venue: The Auditorium

From Dean to Epping, Hatfield to Sherwood, the author covers the natural history of our forests and how they have changed the face of our landscape. Covering the different species of trees that give our woods their unique character, the plants and animals that inhabit them and the way their appearance changes throughout the seasons, Woods is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated celebration of Britain’s trees and the ancient stories that surround them.

Price: £7.00
 
 
Robert Penn

Event 40

Joanna MacGregor

The Complete Chopin Mazurkas 2: Canons Buried in Flowers

Venue: St Mary’s Church

MacGregor is one of the world’s most celebrated pianists. Schumann called Chopin’s 57 mazurkas ‘canons buried in flowers’, a synthesis of Polish folk culture, nostalgia, poetry and political defiance. Performed chronologically in two concerts today, they portray a subtle and confessional diary of a transcendent, innovative composer.

Op.33; Op.41; KKIIb nos.4 and 5; Op.50; Op.56; Op.59; Op.63; the final mazurkas.

Price: £13.00
 
 
Joanna MacGregor

Event HD19

Catherine Barr

Discover 10 Reasons to Love a Turtle

Venue: Swan Ballroom

With the help of some slippery eggs and wobbly jellyfish, author Catherine Barr will give children lots of reasons to fall in love with, and help save, these ancient mariners, in her new series of books for the Natural History Museum.

5+
Price: £5.00
 
 
Catherine Barr

Event 41

Monty Don

Down to Earth

Venue: The Auditorium

The gardening writer and Gardener’s World star follows his fabulous bestseller Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs by sharing gardening wisdom from his 50 years of experience. Tips, soil and wonderful stories.

Price: £7.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets
Monty Don

Event 42

Peter Lord

The History of Welsh Art in 13 Pictures

Venue: Swan Ballroom

The art historian and writer explores the culture and history of art in Wales through 13 iconic pictures linked by a story that helped create and define a nation. His new book, The Tradition: A New History of Welsh Art, has been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year.

Image - Archie Griffiths, On the Coal Tips, c.1930

Price: £7.00
 
 
Peter Lord

Event 43

Hay Community Choir Christmas Concert

Venue: St Mary’s Church

Songs to delight, join in, be amused by… Enjoy a rousing finale to the Winter Weekend in St Mary’s, Hay. We are a non-auditioned choir with fun at the top of the agenda.

Price: £5.00
 
 
Hay Community Choir Christmas Concert

Event 44

Siobhan Wilson Trio

Closing Night Concert

Venue: The Auditorium

The Scottish singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, is known for her heartbreaking voice and devastating lyrics. She performs tracks from her latest album There Are No Saints. Described by The Scotsman as “spellbinding”, her songs deal with heartache, art, faith and bliss. A love of Gallic culture (which involved a period living in France) is evident in the haunting melodies and dreamlike vocals.

Price: £8.00
 
 

Event 63

Hay Festival 30th Anniversary Wood Tree-Planting

Venue: Meet at the Pont ar Daf carpark, Pen y Fan, off the A470
To celebrate Hay Festival's 30th Anniversary, 30 acres of new native woodland is being created on National Trust Wales land and in partnership with The Woodland Trust. We are inviting anyone who would like to join us for the inaugural planting of the first of those 30 acres, at the base of the iconic Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. As this will be Winter and on rough terrain, all participants should wear warm clothes, gloves and stout boots and of course just on the off chance, waterproofs. This is a mountain site and its characteristics mean that the planting will not be suitable for children under 14.
Please check social media for updates on the weather conditions.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please email andy@hayfestival.org to register your interest for this event.

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