Hay Festival 2024

Welcome to our 2024 earlybird programme. Below you will find selected highlights which are available to book now. The full programme will be released in the spring. Please ensure you are signed up to our mailing list for updates. You can also pre-order a printed copy of the programme.

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Event T27

Events taking place live 23 May–2 June 2024

Dharshini David

Environomics: How the Green Economy Is Transforming Your World

Venue: The Discovery Stage
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Why might an orangutan care which toothpaste you choose? What does your mobile phone have to do with wind turbines? And can your morning coffee really power a bus? Economics affects every aspect of our lives and there are huge changes afoot as the global green revolution speeds up. Dharshini David, Chief Economics Correspondent for BBC News, reveals the green changes already taking place in every aspect of our world, from sustainable materials and corporate greenwashing to industrialisation and global trade wars. David explores the industries of energy, food, fashion, technology, manufacturing and finance, showing how the smallest details in our day can tell a bigger economic story.

Price: £15.00

Event T28

Events taking place live 23 May–2 June 2024

Selva Almada, Philippe Sands and Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Explorers, Dreamers and Thieves

Venue: The Wye Stage
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The British Museum houses more than 60,000 objects from the Americas but only a small percentage have ever been exhibited to the public. To analyse this extensive collection, Hay Festival and the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research at the British Museum commissioned six writers, including Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia), Philippe Sands (UK) and Selva Almada (Argentina), with a specialist Museum team to research the documents narrating how certain objects arrived at the institution. These ranged from diaries, letters and sketches to reflections and transactions, with fascinating results.

Price: £11.00

Event T29

Events taking place live 23 May–2 June 2024

The Reverend Richard Coles

Murder at the Monastery

Venue: The Global Stage
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Daniel Clement has suffered a secret humiliation and to recover, takes respite at the monastery where he was a novice. But there are tensions building there, too, as the dark past of novice master Father Paul emerges, and a murder ensues. Meanwhile back at the village of Champton, Daniel is the subject of gossip, his mother Audrey is up to something again, there's trouble at the dress shop, and the puppies are running riot. This is the third book in the Canon Clement Mystery series from the Anglican priest who co-presented Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 for 11 years and has won Celebrity Mastermind twice.

Price: £13.00

Event T30

Events taking place live 23 May–2 June 2024

Miriam Margolyes

Oh Miriam!: Stories from an Extraordinary Life

Venue: The Global Stage
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Ever outspoken, controversial and spectacularly entertaining, Britain's naughtiest national treasure and the author of This Much is True returns with more juicy, jaw-dropping stories from her eventful life and career.

Join us on another unforgettable adventure through the extraordinary life and strong opinions of Miriam Margolyes.

'My new book is called OH MIRIAM! - something that has been said to me a lot over the years, often in tones of strong disapproval. It contains lots more revelations and stories and discoveries and I can't wait to share it with you all!'

From being escorted off the Today programme (for saying what we were all thinking) to declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave; from Tales of the Unexpected to Graham Norton's sofa, she is our most loved and most outspoken national treasure. Oh Miriam! takes you inside both her head and her heart. Buckle up for the most irrepressible, hilarious and moving read of 2023.
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