As part of our 2021 Festival programme, we invite you to get creative with some dynamic and interactive workshops. Imagine what it's like to be a hedgehog with The School of Life; work with students from Hereford College of Arts to create a book or an animation using recycled materials or enjoy a poetry show. You can learn to code with the University of Oxford or explore biodiversity with Head 4 Arts and WWF Cymru. These events are for children aged 4–11 and are free to watch again and again..
Once again this year, Beltrán Gambier brings to the Hay Festival his Short Autobiographies Workshop, open to anyone considering using their own life as material for writing. As was the case with the first workshop, which was full to capacity, participants will write an autobiographical fragment. Gambier is the founder and editor of Intramuros magazine, a Spanish-language publication that is pioneering in its dedication to biography and memoir. In its 26-year run, it has published work by many major writers, including three Nobel Literature laureates: the Germans Herta Müller and Günter Grass and the Chinese writer Mo Yan. The workshop will be co-hosted by the journalist Laura Garrido.
Event in Spanish
Around a dozen inmates of the Segovia Penitentiary Centre will have the chance to participate in the Short Autobiographies Workshop that is to be given once again this year by Beltrán Gambier, founder and editor of Intramuros magazine, which specializes in this literary genre. During its 26-year run, the publication has brought us the words of some famous figures, including three winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This is a great opportunity for the inmates to take part in a literary event of distinction, supported by the Hay Festival, at which they will write an autobiographical fragment. Gambier is also a lawyer and has authored several legal texts, including one dedicated to Penitentiary Administration Law.
Also contributing to the workshop will be Félix Losada, writer for Intramuros and owner of the magazine.
How do you write a news story? How do you choose a good photo? What is a headline? The El País journalism workshop for children offers two sessions on journalism through simple activities that require nothing more than the wish to tell a story. In this hands-on workshop, the students of CEIP El Peñascal will choose their own story, learn how to write it in the form of a news item, and create a front page that they will take home as a souvenir.