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Event 22

Voices in the Square

– Venue: Plaza San Martín

Plaza San Martín will be the epicentre of this celebration as it once again plays host to a popular evening party. The celebrations will surprise visitors with their energy and happiness. Master of ceremony Jan Box.

7.30pm: First readings alternating with music from across the world, in collaboration with the Music Club of IE University and representatives from IE Foundation Humanities Prizes. Participating artists include Nnamdi Ehirim (Nigeria), Bubelo Mlilo (Zimbabwe), Giedre Pavalkyte (Lithuania). 

7:45pm: The Spanish Center for Reprographic Rights (CEDRO) organizes a session of three readings to recognize the work of writers, in which the poet Rosana Acquaroni, the novelist Amelia Pérez de Villar, and the dramatist Pedro Víllora, will read a fragment of his work to value the author's creative work.

8:00pm: Basilio Sánchez, 2019 International Poetry Prize Winner of LOEWE Foundation will read a fragment from He heredado un nogal sobre la tumba de los reyes.

8:15pm: The event continues with readings and music from different parts of the world, in collaboration with the Music Club of IE University and representatives of the IE Foundation Humanities Awards. Artists like Daniel Bloch (Australia), Lucía Naveiro (Spain), Jack Straker (United Kingdom), Malak El Halabi (Lebanon), Jacob Axel Peter (Sweden), Gede Witsen (Bali), Gabrielle Isa (Nigeria), Ellie Sande (Ethiopia) and Sarah Rachel Westvik (Norway), Clare Chambers (United Kingdom), Guillermo Rodríguez (Spain), Benjamín Rosado (Spain) and Félix Losada (Spain).

9.30pm: Dutch creations take up the natural stage of the square with a captivated Crown by Aleia Roses, the church and its balconies for the closing ceremony, shaping a unique event dedicated to show the music and creators from the Netherlands. Readings in Dutch and Spanish by Jan William Box, that will read poems from Cees Nooteboom, Leonard Pfeijffer, Martius Nijhoff, Hugo Claus, among others, will establish a dialogue with the singer SAS joining into an alternative and original pop experience in an incomparable atmosphere among emblematic Castilian buildings and the intense red colour from the flowers. Own songs and covers in Spanish, English and Dutch, where Eurovision 2019 winning song by Duncan Lawrence will not be missed. SAS is a singer and songwriter born in Holland who provides acoustic performances. In 2008, thanks to a grant from AIE, she came to Spain to study flamenco singing in Fundación Cristina Heeren. There, she discovered her own voice and started to develop her music, composing, performing and recording her album Home.

Members of the audience and participants in the readings are invited to record themselves in a professional recording cabin located on Plaza Mayor. See event 29. Please register in advance at entradas@hayfestival.com.

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​In the event of rain, the event will be moved to La Alhóndiga, at the same scheduled time
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Event 27

Magali Guerrero, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Benjamin Ziff, Laura Hugo, Caroline Michel, Belén Ferrier, Guillermo Solana, Hugh Elliott and José Antonio Municio

Readings in the Garden: My own and others’

– Venue: Jardín Romeral de San Marcos

In this new edition of My own and others’ – a series of readings which celebrates its tenth anniversary at Hay Festival Segovia – José Antonio Municio, expert in the history of the garden, will reveal some of its secrets to us.

Magali Guerrero, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Benjamin Ziff, Laura Hugo, Caroline Michel, Belén Ferrier, Guillermo Solana, Basilio Sánchez, Andy Mackay, José Antonio Municio, and the masters of ceremony Cristina Ward and Félix Valdivieso, read texts of their own work or by their favourite authors during a walk through the corners of the Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos.

In the event of rain this event will be moved to Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University at the same scheduled time.

Audience and participants are invited to record themselves in a professional recording cabin located at Plaza Mayor if they wish to do so. See event 29 for further information. Please register in advance at entradas@hayfestival.com.

Event with readings in English, French and Spanish
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Event 29

What do you want me to tell you?

Listen or record an audiobook

– Venue: Plaza Mayor

We all love a good story. Attendees at Hay Festival Segovia this year can discover the new world of audiobooks, including using a production cabin to listen to books written by authors participating this year. Storytel, the main audiobook platform in Europe, in collaboration with Eclair, the leading studio in sound production and dubbing into Spanish, will transform the bandstand in Plaza Mayor de Segovia into a production studio so the audience can immerse themselves in audiobooks by listening to chapters from thousands of works published by well-known writers.

Attendees will also be able to record texts from their favourite authors’ works, which will be shared through social media. Participants from the public reading series My own and others’ at Plaza San Martín and Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos will also record their readings.

Time schedules:

Friday 20 September, 5.30pm–8.30pm.

Saturday 21 September, 11am–2pm and 5.30pm–8.30pm.

Sunday 22 September, 11am–2pm.

Photo ©: Eclair Madrid

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Event 39

Voices at the square

Readings, concerts and dance: My own and others’

– Venue: Plaza San Martín

San Martín Square will be the epicentre of this celebration after its success at last year’s Hay Festival Segovia. A series of readings and music will surprise audiences with their energy and joy.

39a. In case of rain, event 39a moves to the University of Valladolid, at the same time

6pm:
Once again, the Big Band del British Council School will bring rhythm to the Saturday evening before giving way to:

7pm: My own and others’, Hay Festival Segovia’s proposal to promote reading and gather, in a place of communion and expression, voices renowned for their work and talent. In this edition, the readers of the series will be Ibero-American public figures. Let’s celebrate this space for thought, cohabitation and welcoming surroundings; let’s celebrate cultures. Let’s celebrate that we are here and now. The hosts of the Renfe’s train are Joaquín del Moral who will take these voices to Segovia and the General Director of Renfe Viajeros, Javier Díaz Trisac. The evening’s host will be journalist Ramón Arangüena, who will introduce each guest to read a poem or short text in this event coordinated by Laura VenturaThe Mayor of Segovia Clara Isabel Luquero de Nicolás, opens the reading. The UK Ambassador for Spain, Hugh Elliott, the Director of British Council, Mark HowardMiguel Ángel de Vicentel (President of Council of Segovia), José Mazarías (Territorial Delegate of the Junta de Castilla y León), José Luis Huertas (City Councillor of Segovia Townhall), Pablo Pérez (politician in Segovia Townhall), Alfonso Martín Gómez (General minister)and other authorities will dedicate us their readings too. Participants are, among others: Benjamin Ziff (diplomat), Pablo Jiménez Burillo (poet), Anna Grau (journalist and writer)Javier Rodríguez Marcos (poet), Luz Sánchez Mellado (journalist), Pablo Messiez (theater director, playwright), Gina Aguiar, Counselor of Culture of Segovia,  Ana Gavín (publisher), Andy Mackay (Director EU Europe, British Council), Renato Cisneros (writer)José Félix Valdivieso (poet), Beatriz Celaya (cultural manager), Alonso Ruiz Rosas (writer and diplomat), Ilze Barobs (educator), Ludovic Assémat (British Council), Cristina Ward (British Council), Belén Ferrier (artisan), Jair Leal (plastic artist), Cléo Costa (journalist), Javier Celaya (director of Dosdoce), Isabel Fuentes (writer), Gonzalo Figari (publicist), Ana Guijarro (consultant), Beltrán Gambier (lawyer), Andrea Tenuta (actress), Ronald Muzzangue Muzz (social anthropologist), Noelia Noto (actress), Santiago Herrero (diplomat), Laura Bautista (manager), Javier Gila (president of the NGO AIDA), Idoia Cantolla (cultural manager), Gervasio Posadas (writer), Nani Mosquera (draftswoman), Marta del Riego (writer), Luis Besa (journalist), Carlos Aganzo (poet), Lisbeth Salas (photographer), Clara Paolini (journalist), Ana Corroto (book seller), Selena Millares (writer, professor), Almudena Ballester (writer translator), Elizabeth Gruninger (interior designer), Laura Garrido (journalist), Marta Villegas (writer), Marella Paramatti (cultural manager), Celia Ayllón (blogger), Laura Arache (consultant), Jesús Vigorra (journalist), Javier Olivera (cinema director), Guillermo Solana (curator),​ ​Oliva Arauna​ ​(curator and gallerist), Ricardo Cárdenas (plastic artist), Mar Sancho (manager), Carlos Malamud (historian), Ainhoa Sánchez (manager), Jesús Nieto (journalist), Olga Cuadrado (manager), Alberto Giovanetti (diplomat), Violeta Medina (filmaker and poet), Marife Santiago Bolaños (poet), Agustín García Matilla (professor),Paulina Martínez (writer), Kris Rocha (singer, who will participate with her reading and songs), and Emilio Gilolmo (Hay Festival Vice-President), in charge of closing the readings. 

8.30pm: Kris Rocha, a Brazilian participant in the Festival de San Sebastián, comes to Segovia to communicate her passion for Brazilian music. Musicians from the Music Club of IE University will perform songs from their countries and others, in a great music party without borders. With Giulia Carmago (Brazil), Gilles de Trazegnies and Alejandro Sansour (Peru), Irene Delgado (Guatemala), and Paula Molina (Colombia).

39b. In case of rain, event 39b moves to La Alhondiga, at the same time


9.30pm:
Ready to dance? The literary dance will return this year to the sound of Latin American rhythms, alternating readings and dancing steps for everyone. 

10.15pm: As a grand finale, the festival welcomes Inua Ellams to Segovia, one of the most multi-talented and acclaimed artists in the United Kingdom. The poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer will be the host with the actor Nacho Aldeguer of a great R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) party where young authors from different nationalities (including Bubelo Mlilo from Zimbabwe among other artists) will perform literary works influenced by Urban culture, with a soundtrack Hip Hop style. 

Audience and participants are invited to record themselves in a professional recording cabin located at Plaza Mayor. See event 29 for further information. Please register in advance at entradas@hayfestival.com.


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Event in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
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COORGANISED WITH RENFE, EL PAÍS NEWSPAPER, AND AYUNTAMIENTO DE SEGOVIA. IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL, THE EMBASSY OF BRAZIL, HISPANO-BRAZILIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION, CONEXIÓN BRASIL, THE IE FOUNDATION AND THE MUSIC CLUB OF IE UNIVERSITY, THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF SPAIN, VETE AL FRESCO FESTIVAL, UNIVERSITY OF VALLADOLID CAMPUS DE SEGOVIA, STORYTEL AND TECNISÓN BY ECLAIR

Event 47

Mark Howard, Nnamdi Ehirim, Soledad Mirón, Angélica Tanarro, Reyes Monforte, Corisande Albert, Sofía Barroso and José Antonio Municio

Readings in the garden: My own and others’

– Venue: Jardín Romeral de San Marcos

In this new edition of My own and others’ – an out-loud reading series which celebrates its tenth edition at Hay Festival Segovia, José Antonio Municio, expert in the history of the garden, will reveal some of its secrets to us. Mark Howard, Nnamdi Ehirim, Soledad Mirón, Corisande Albert, Sofía Barroso and the masters of ceremonies Cristina Ward and Félix Valdivieso, read texts of their own work or by their favourite authors during a walk through the corners of Jardín del Romeral de San Marcos. 

In the event of rain, this event will be moved to ​Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, at the same scheduled time.

Audience and participants are invited to record themselves in a professional recording cabin located at Plaza Mayor. See event 29 for further information. Please register beforehand by emailing entradas@hayfestival.com.

Event with readings in English, French and Spanish
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