Hay Festival Digital Winter Weekend 2020

We are delighted to present our 2020 Winter Weekend Digital Festival programme.

All events are free to access and it couldn't be easier to register and watch. Simply browse the programme and click "register" for any event you wish to see. You will need to log in to the website or create an account in order to do this. We'll send you a confirmation email once you've booked your first event, and all the events that you subsequently book will be added to your own Winter Weekend Schedule. All events are available with subtitles.

Once you have registered, follow the "Go to Event" link under each listing, or follow the link in your Winter Weekend Schedule to watch. To make sure you don't miss anything, we'll also send you an email reminder just before each of your booked events begins. You will be able to replay all events for free for the duration of the weekend, after this time they will be available on Hay Player.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us: boxoffice@hayfestival.org.

Events for Children and Young People

Here are all our events for families, children and young adults. Select events from our Programme for Schools or our traditional Hay Days programme, there is also a selection of interactive workshops to enjoy.

Please note: Hay Days events are available for free replay for the duration of the festival - after this you will be able to find them on Hay Player. Programme for Schools events and workshops will be free to replay for the duration of the festival and then free on Hay Player.

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Event 9

Ed Vere

How to Be a Lion

Join us online:  Baillie Gifford Digital Stage

Join Ed Vere on the vast plains of Africa (or live from his studio) for a winter story-telling event. Ed will be telling us about his life as a writer and illustrator and reading his book How to be a Lion. Then, get ready to be creative as Ed shows you some ways to make your own lion.

3+ years
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Event 10

Nick Sharratt

Ketchup on Your Reindeer

Join us online:  Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage

Following on from the gleeful silliness of Ketchup On Your Cornflakes?, Nick Sharratt’s new flap book is full of festive fun. Join him for a deliciously daft event where he’ll be sharing his books, doing lots of drawing and asking important questions like, ‘Do you like tinsel on your toes, holly on your Santa, or dog biscuits on your Christmas tree?’

1+ years
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Event 18

Benjamin Zephaniah

Wicked World!

Join us online:  Baillie Gifford Digital Stage

This high-profile international author, poet and performer has an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with adults and children. Join him as he reads from his latest children's poetry collection Wicked World!

9+ years
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Event 28

David Olusoga

Black and British – A Short, Essential History

Join us online:  Baillie Gifford Digital Stage

An introduction to Black British history for readers of 12+ by historian and broadcaster David Olusoga. When did Africans first come to Britain? Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings? Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution? These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 years of Black British history: from the Roman Africans who guarded Hadrian's Wall right up to the present day.

12+ years
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