Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 266

Michael Tavinor

Ethelbert, King & Martyr: Hereford’s Patron Saint

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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Hereford Cathedral is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Ethelbert the King. But who was St Ethelbert? He played a significant role in the development of the church in Mercia. Following his beheading by King Offa in 794 pilgrims flocked to his shrine in Hereford Cathedral, which became a place of healing. Medieval writers elaborated stories of the saint and, although there are no traces of his original shrine, his story lives on and says important things about life and faith today. Tavinor is Dean of Hereford Cathedral.

Price: £9.00
 
 

Event 267

Henry Chapman

Climate Change and Wetland Archaeology

Venue: Compass Studio
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Historically often considered as worthless morasses, peat bogs cover three per cent of the world’s land surface. They are unique records of history and today they are recognised as beautiful habitats providing environmental benefits from biodiversity to climate regulation. However, they are threatened by drainage, land reclamation for agriculture and peat cutting for fuel, which has significantly reduced the extent and condition of these ecosystems on a global scale. Transforming the management of wetland, peatland and waterlogged sites is crucial. Henry Chapman is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Birmingham and is a regular guest on archaeological programmes including C4’s Time Team.

Price: £8.00
 
 
Henry Chapman

Event W83

Being Mathematical 3

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Join Alison Eves (Royal Institution) and Charlie Gilderdale (NRICH Cambridge) for a workshop offering families the opportunity to work mathematically. Being resilient, curious, resourceful and collaborative are all great characteristics, which everyone can develop to be more mathematical. Come and share some problems selected from the popular RI Masterclass (rigb.org/education/masterclasses) and NRICH (nrich.maths.org/mathematically) collections, encouraging you to strengthen your mathematical muscles.

14+
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Event DT31

Ticket to Dine

Early Dinner

Venue: The Grove Restaurant
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Book your table for dinner in The Grove festival restaurant and receive a complimentary drink* with each ticket.

The comfortable and relaxed restaurant offers friendly and professional table service and an exciting menu of locally-sourced fresh and seasonal food, expertly crafted by our passionate kitchen team. Click here to see a sample of the menu.

We also offer delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices, desserts and local cheeses. Complement your meal with a choice of local craft beers, artisan gins and quality wines from our fully stocked bar. A selection of Fairtrade coffees and teas is also available.

Your reservation will be held for your arrival between 5pm and 6pm and our staff will be ready to warmly welcome you.

If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us in advance on 01453 708336 or email thegrove@bigeventcatering.co.uk


 *A 125ml glass of house wine, 500ml bottle of beer, lager or cider or a soft drink.


The Grove also offers delicious afternoon teas, including optional Bollinger Champagne, and a sumptuous array of delicate finger sandwiches and homemade cakes. Please call ahead to book for afternoon tea on 01453 708336. £25 per person.

Price: £25.00
 
 

Event 268

Cara Courage, Nicola Headlam, Alison Hindell and Charlotte Martin

Gender, Sex and Gossip in Ambridge: Women in The Archers

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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The intrepid team of researchers who brought you Custard, Culverts and Cake: Academics on Life in The Archers return with a hard-hitting exposé on the lives of the women of Ambridge. The Archers Academics are joined by former Archers editor Alison Hindell and actor and academic Charlotte Martin (a.k.a. Susan Carter) to examine the power of gossip in Ambridge, portrayals of love, marriage, and motherhood, female education and career expectations, women’s mental health and the hard-won right of women to play cricket.

Price: £10.00
 
 

Event 269

Erling Kagge talks to Dylan Moore

Walking: One Step at a Time

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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From the bestselling author of Silence comes an illuminating examination of the joy of walking. From those perilous first steps as a toddler to great expeditions, from walking to work to trekking to the North Pole, the philosophical Norwegian adventurer explains that he who walks goes further and lives better. Kagge offers a meditation on the love of exploration, the delight of discovery and the equilibrium that can be found in this most simple of activities.

Price: £8.00
 
 
Erling Kagge talks to Dylan Moore

Event 270

Catherine Charlwood

The 2019 INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Lecture: Such a Pair – The Twin Lives of Humans and Trees

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Tracing the twin lives and connected deaths of humans and trees in English verse, especially in the poetry of Thomas Hardy and Charlotte Mew, Catherine explores the paralleling of plant and person, the way that tree-felling is represented in poetry, and moments when the distinction between the human body and the tree’s form starts to fade. Poetry records the passing of specific tree lives, borrowing aspects of the elegy – a form that traditionally records a human death – to lend importance to such losses. Catherine Charlwood is an emerging scholar in the environmental humanities at Oxford University. After speaking she will discuss the concepts further with Jane Davidson, Director of the award-winning Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE) programme, and Brycchan Carey, Professor of English at Northumbria University and Chair of ASLE-UKI.

Price: £8.00
 
 
Catherine Charlwood

Event 271

Irena Edwards, Joep de Roo and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović with Justin Albert

National Identity and the Idea of European Unity

Venue: Compass Studio
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Join European heritage experts as they tackle questions of local loyalties in relation to the cosmopolitan ideal of world citizenship: what does this all mean for how Europeans relate to Britain today? Dr Irena Edwards is Chairman of the Czech National Trust, Joep de Roo runs the European projects Innocastle and OpenHeritage, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović is Secretary-General of Europa Nostra. Chaired by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales and Trustee of the International National Trusts Organisation.

Free but ticketed
Price: £0.00
 
 
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Irena Edwards, Joep de Roo and Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović with Justin Albert

Event 400

Writing Radio Drama

Workshop

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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A two-hour practical writing workshop led by award-winning playwright Sebastian Baczkiewicz. We’ll look at what you love about radio plays and find out how to unlock that initial idea that’s been itching to break free. We’ll look at how to write scenes and to keep the all-important action of your story moving. You will also find out how to get your work read in the first place, as well as insights into how radio drama series such as Homefront came to be developed and produced. There will be plenty of time for any questions you may be burning to ask! Sebastian has written for radio, TV and theatre. Among his many radio credits are seven seasons of his acclaimed series Pilgrim as well as adaptations of Les Miserables and The Count of Monte Cristo. He was also part of the core writing team for Radio 4’s landmark WWI drama Homefront.

18+
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Writing Radio Drama

Event HD58

John Boyne in conversation with Daniel Hahn

My Brother’s Name is Jessica

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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John Boyne, award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, discusses his new novel exploring gender and sexuality in a story of how a boy’s decision to become a girl impacts on his sister in particular. John Boyne will speak to Daniel Hahn, discussing the book and celebrating LGBTQ+ representation in children’s and YA fiction.

9+
Price: £8.00
 
 

Event 272

Prue Leith talks to John Mitchinson

Books and Food

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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The legendary chef, foodie superhero and Great British Bake Off judge talks about her twin passions – cooking and fiction. Her food books include the iconic Leith’s Cookery Bible and most recently Prue: My All Time Favourite Recipes and her memoir Relish: My Life on a Plate. Her new novel The Lost Son is the latest instalment in The Angelotti Chronicles series, an epic saga about an Anglo/Italian family in the restaurant business.

Price: £12.00
 
 

Event 273

Will Gompertz, Ben Okri, Tommy Wilde and Alex Walton

Culture Under Attack: Rescuing Art From Conflict

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Art In Exile, an exhibition as part of Imperial War Museum’s Culture Under Attack season, uncovers how cultural treasures in British museums and galleries were evacuated during the Second World War. But how do we decide what to save when our culture is threatened by conflict? And what do our choices say about us as a society? How have historic attitudes to what constitutes ‘great’ art shifted over time, for better or for worse? Art in Exile curator Alex Walton and a panel of experts including Ben Okri, award-winning poet, novelist and cultural activist, and Tommy Wilde, co-curator of Smithsonian London and former assistant director at the Freer Sackler Galleries (Washington), will provoke discussion and debate by paralleling cultural attitudes to art during the Second World War with contemporary cultural values to ask how might our decisions differ today and what we have learnt in the process. Chaired by Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor and author of What Are You Looking At? 150 Years of Modern Art, and Think Like An Artist.

Price: £8.00
 
 

Event 274

Mike Kenny, Eluned Morgan and Adam Price

Cambridge Series 11: Brexit and the Politics of National Identity in Wales and the UK

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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What are the Brexit implications for Wales and for the coherence of the United Kingdom? Kenny is Co-director of the British Academy’s ‘Governing England’ programme, and is a member of an external experts panel convened by the Scottish Parliament to advise on the constitutional implications of Brexit. Morgan is Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language. Price is leader of Plaid Cymru.

Price: £8.00
 
 

Event 275

Ian Cumming, Sarah Greer, Sarah Dugan and Steven Thrush

The NHS Long-term Plan: Reimagining the Workforce

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The NHS long-term plan, announced in the New Year, promises increased funding and a new commitment to expanding the workforce. So how can we encourage more interdisciplinary working? And what role does education have in developing empathetic, effective and flexible health professionals to meet the challenges ahead? Join the conversation with Ian Cumming, Chief Executive of Health Education England, Sarah Greer, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester, Sarah Dugan, Chief Executive, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust, and Steven Thrush, Consultant Surgeon at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Price: £8.00
 
 

Event 276

Hay Festival Youth Council

How I Got Here

Venue: Compass Studio
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How I Got Here sessions are in-conversation events where Hay Festival Youth Council members interview Hay Festival speakers (speakers will be chalkboarded at the venue and updated on #HAYCOMPASS). These sessions are programmed and delivered by young people for young people. Free for 16–25-year-olds who register at hayfestival.org/compass.

Over 25s
£7.00
 
 
Under 25s
£0.00
 
 
Hay Festival Youth Council

Event DT32

Ticket to Dine

Dinner

Venue: The Grove Restaurant
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Book your table for dinner in The Grove festival restaurant and receive a complimentary drink* with each ticket.

The comfortable and relaxed restaurant offers friendly and professional table service and an exciting menu of locally-sourced fresh and seasonal food, expertly crafted by our passionate kitchen team. Click here to see a sample of the menu.

We also offer delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices, desserts and local cheeses. Complement your meal with a choice of local craft beers, artisan gins and quality wines from our fully stocked bar. A selection of Fairtrade coffees and teas is also available.

Your reservation will be held for your arrival between 7pm and 8pm and our staff will be ready to warmly welcome you.

If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us in advance on 01453 708336 or email thegrove@bigeventcatering.co.uk


 *A 125ml glass of house wine, 500ml bottle of beer, lager or cider or a soft drink.


The Grove also offers delicious afternoon teas, including optional Bollinger Champagne, and a sumptuous array of delicate finger sandwiches and homemade cakes. Please call ahead to book for afternoon tea on 01453 708336. £25 per person.

Price: £25.00
 
 

Event 277

The Gipsy Kings, featuring André Reyes

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
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The legendary salsa, pop and flamenco outfit hail from the south of France. They first captured the world’s imagination in 1987 with the release of their self-titled album ‘Gipsy Kings’. Though it was their third release, it was the first to reach an international audience - certified gold and platinum in countries around the world and selling millions of copies, the record sparked a fire and built a fanbase that has remained loyal for decades. Since this introduction to the world stage, the Gipsy Kings have continued their momentum, selling close to twenty million albums and touring the world. Playing at festivals, events and venues in all corners of the globe, the band have become a live phenomenon, known for their energetic sets that feature infectious Latin rhythms and virtuoso guitar playing.

Despite being born and raised in France, the group’s lineage can be traced back to gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War. This depth of heritage can be heard in the band’s eclectic sound, which draws from a variety of sounds and traditions and reflects their ancestry. Their music is a heady concoction of rumba, flamenco and salsa, described as “a crossroads where gypsy rhapsody and flamenco meets salsa funk”. As a result, their live shows are perfect for fans of Latin, world and contemporary pop music – and just about anybody who loves to dance.

Price: £39.00
 
 
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The Gipsy Kings, featuring André Reyes

Event 278

Josie Long, Colin Hoult, Anna Mann, Jonny and the Baptists hosted by Stuart Laws

Machynlleth Comedy Festival Happy Tenth Birthday Gala

Venue: Oxfam Moot
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Celebrating the tenth year of their perfectly-formed festival on the other side of the Cambrian Mountains, we welcome Machynlleth Comedy Festival back to Hay with their annual gala showcase. There will be cake, and laughter and joy.

Price: £10.00
 
 

Event 279

Jonny Benjamin, Dizraeli, Eluned Morgan and Benna Waites

Men, Mental Health and Suicide

Venue: Compass Studio
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Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 45. What is it that makes men vulnerable and what can we do about it? Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner and initiator of the #FindMike campaign which successfully located the stranger who had talked him down from a bridge, the Welsh politician and mental health campaigner Eluned Morgan and the musician Dizraeli talk to Benna Waites, Joint Head of Psychology for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Benjamin's book The Stranger on the Bridge was published in 2018.

Price: £8.00
 
 

Event 280

Barney Sampson and Jonathon Harrington join Andrew and Rachel Giles

Maesllwch Farm Walk

Venue: Meeting Place on site
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Come and see how the Giles’ herd of dairy cows produce most of their milk from grass. Visitors can enter the milking parlour, help to milk some of the cows and see the young calves. Learn how the cows are fed and find out how their four stomachs enable them to digest grass. Samples of dairy products will be provided for tasting and a cheese maker will explain the art and science beneath the rind.

With thanks to Rachel and Andrew Giles

Please wear walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather. These are visits to real working farms and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome but children must be supervised at all times.
Price: £14.00
 
 

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