Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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These events have been added since our programme was first announced.

Event 422

Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Amanda Levete, Patrick Marnham

Notre Dame de Paris

Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage
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The head of the Quai d’Orsay, France’s top diplomat, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, is joined by the architect Amanda Levete and the francophile catholic travel writer, Patrick Marnham. They reflect on the fire that destroyed the roof and spire of Notre Dame, the significance and power of the cathedral in French life and the global Catholic communion, and the coming moment of renewal. Chaired by Peter Florence.

Amanda Levete’s 2018 lecture about her renovation of the V&A and her Lisbon Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is available on Hay Player.
Price: £9.00

Event 418

Peter Florence and You

Foundation Gala Quiz Night Supper

Venue: The Grove Restaurant
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What's links monolingual, polyamory, liposuction, petroleum, homosexual, television, and tyrannosaurus rex? What is Eton Mess? Measured only by rate of ministerial resignation, who is the worst British Prime Minister in history? Who won the Six Nations Grand Slam this year? What is the proportion of bureaucrats in the EU (pop: 500m) and the UK (pop: 66m)? How fantastic is Phoebe Waller-Bridge?

Please come and join us for a light supper and some lighter competitive quizzing with rounds on vice and virtue, passion and progress. Bring your own team of four, or come and scratch together with new friends. (There have been two marriages of people who met at the festival Quiz!!). There are sumptuous prizes, scrummy food and the (really not so fiendish) questions spun by Peter Florence.
Price includes 2 courses. Pay bar.
Price: £30.00

Event 423

Kit de Waal, Lisa Blower & Loretta Ramkissoon

Common People

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Working class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed. Kit De Waal, bestselling author of My Name is Leon and The Trick to Time celebrates the new anthology of working class writers she has edited for Unbound. She is joined by Lisa Blower, who teaches creative writing at the Bangor University. Her first novel Sitting Ducks was shortlisted for the Arnold Bennett Prize and her second It’s Gone Dark over Bill’s Mother’s is out now from Myriad Editions. Loretta Ramkissoon, an Italian-Mauritian Londoner whose account of life in a tower block ('Which Floor?') is her first published piece. Chaired by Rachael Kerr of Unbound.

Price: £8.00
Kit de Waal, Lisa Blower & Loretta Ramkissoon

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