Hay Festival Segovia 2023 will run September 14-17. There will also be some events in the run up to the festival.
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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..
They say the best camera in the world is the one in your hand. In this practical one-and-a-half hour workshop for 20 people, given by Lisbeth Salas, students, using nothing more than their own smartphone, will learn how to turn their casual snapshots into personal images worthy of framing. Above and beyond technical knowledge, it is about learning to look, to understand what is in front of us, before taking the photo. This includes, for example, understanding light, because as Salas herself says, "we are light tamers". Her work focuses on portraits, documentary photography and photography of literary subjects. She has published the photobooks Infinitamente serio (on the writer Enrique Vila-Matas) and Rostros y decires (on the poet Rafael Cadenas, winner of the 2022 Cervantes Prize) with La Cámara Escrita publishers. She is a contributor to the Cultura/s supplement of La Vanguardia. She has photographed Javier Marías, Paul Auster, Javier Cercas, Umberto Eco, Fernando Trueba, Isabel Coixet, Francis Ford Coppola, and many others.
Event in Spanish
How do you write a news story? How do you choose a good photo? What is a headline? In the El País journalism workshop, children will have the chance to learn about the art of journalism through activities that require no more than the desire to tell a story. In this hands-on session, the students of El Peñascal Primary School will choose their own story, learn how to write it up as a news item and put together a front page to take home as a souvenir. The workshop will be given by El País journalist Noelia Núñez.
We all start out from a very similar point. We are all potential geniuses; the trick is to find and bring out our potential. And what better time than childhood? In this workshop, led by the writer Arturo Torres Moreno, we will delve into the lives of Nobel Prize winners. The author will use this to get the children to explore their own dreams and prove that we are all geniuses, so let’s show it!
Event in Spanish