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Here is the full programme for our 2019 Winter Festival. You can also browse the programme here.

Event 40

Flying Pig Cookery School

Mexican Street Food Workshop 4

Venue: Hay Primary School

Learn how to make Mexican quesadillas using a range of skills to create this delicious street food in a hands-on cookery workshop. All ingredients, packaging and recipe cards are included. 

 

Age 9-12 (Children may be accompanied by an adult; unaccompanied children need to be signed in and out)
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Flying Pig Cookery School

Event 41

Sarah Churchwell

How the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant was Invented - and Led to Donald Trump

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

One year out from the 2020 Presidential election, Churchwell examines the emergence of the idea of White Anglo-Saxon American Protestantism in 20th-century America, and the unlikely roots of the Ku Klux Klan. She is the author of Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, and Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby. Chaired by Oliver Bullough

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Sarah Churchwell

Event 42

Dan Krikler as Keith Douglas, with John Retallack and Owen Sheers

Unicorns Almost – Live Theatre with Q&A

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

After successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and Bristol Old Vic, Owen Sheers’ play returns to Hay for a one-off show. Unicorns, Almost tells the story of Keith Douglas from his childhood idolising an absent father, through four engagements to marry, his fighting in the Western desert as a tank commander, his accelerated education as a poet to his early death three days after the D-Day landings in Normandy at the age of just 24.

It is the story of Douglas’ Faustian pact with a war that would both gift him his unique poetic voice, and then also take it away. It is also the story of his desperate race to see his poems in the permanence of print before his limited time on earth ran out.
Let an immersive soundscape and an intimate theatrical experience take you into the world of the finest poet of the Second World War. Directed by John Retallack, Dan Krikler gives a ‘luminous’ (Guardian), ‘wonderful’ (Margaret Atwood) performance as Keith Douglas. They will be joined on stage by the playwright after the show for a 20 minute Q&A. 

Produced by Emma Balch for The Story of Books

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Dan Krikler as Keith Douglas, with John Retallack and Owen Sheers

Event 43

Fiona Evans and the Hay Festival Chorus

The Hay 2019 Messiah

Venue: St Mary’s Church

A performance of Handel’s Messiah Part 1 and the Hallelujah Chorus, following two rehearsals. Susie Allan will accompany on the piano and Robert Evans will be the bass soloist. The choir will perform newly arranged solo movements and there will be a humanitarian slant in line with the texts' subject. If you love Handel’s Messiah then this new version will delight and enthral you. 

For choir membership please see events 18 and 38

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Event 44

Sarah-Louise Young

An Evening Without Kate Bush

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

The chaotic cabaret cult is here! Enter Strange Phenomena, howl with The Hounds Of Love and dance on the moors with Wuthering Heights. Kate's not there, but you are. From the makers of Julie Madly Deeply. But completely different. Performer Sarah-Louise Young (Cabaret Whore, The Showstoppers, La Soiree) has teamed up with director Russell Lucas (Warped at VAULT Festival) to explore the music and mythology of one of the most influential voices in British music. From releasing Wuthering Heights at the age of 19 to selling out the Hammersmith Apollo nearly 40 years later, Bush has always surprised and confounded her critics. Through it all her fans have stayed strong. Young invites you to celebrate her songs with this unique and mind-blowing show.

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Sarah-Louise Young