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We are pleased to announce our full programme.
Our HAYDAYS programme for families and children can be viewed here.
Some events are likely to sell out quickly so please book now.

Stephen Marsh Smith

River Walk 2

Event 886 Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus

Join the Wye & Usk Foundation trip around the Wye and its tributaries near Hay to see the rare and unusual creatures that live in the river, and to see what progress is being made to restore the run of salmon.

For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. Please bring packed lunches.
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Daniel Swift

Bomber County

Event 247 Venue: Sky Arts Studio

In early June 1943, James Eric Swift, a pilot with 83 Squadron of the Royal Air Force, boarded his Lancaster bomber for a night raid on Münster and disappeared. Searching for his grandfather, the author examines the relationship between the bombing campaigns of the Second World War and poetry.
 
Read a review of Bomber County www.guardian.co.uk/books/
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Edward Docx and Rahul Bhattacharya talk to Anita Sethi

Fictions: Hearts of Darkness

Event 248 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

Docx's scientist finds extremes of love and horror deep in the South American jungle in his novel The Devil's Garden. In Bhattacharya's The Sly Company of People Who Care an Indian journalist ventures into the dark rainforest interior of Guyana.
The Devil's Garden - Edward Docx
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Andrew Simms, Caroline Lucas and Charlie McConnell

Is Small Still Beautiful?

Event 249 Venue: Oxfam Stage

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of EF Schumacher, author of the landmark book Small Is Beautiful, Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party, is joined by Andrew Simms, author and Fellow of nef (the new economics foundation) and Charlie McConnell, director of Schumacher College, to ask if the message of the book is more relevant today than ever. With a personal message from Schumacher’s former colleague George McRobie. Chaired by Andy Fryers.
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Milling Around Talgarth

Event 887 Venue: Meet at Box Office

A linear 8-mile walk across the tops of the Black Mountains to visit a restored flour mill and water wheel in the heart of Talgarth.
 
Bus provided for return.

For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. Please bring packed lunches.
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The King James Bible and Other Treasures

Event 888 Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus

A trip to the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth to see their first edition King James Authorised Version Bible and a wealth of other unique highlights of the collection in this exclusive guided tour hosted by senior curators.

For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. Please bring packed lunches.
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Ali Sparkes

S.W.I.T.C.H.

Event HF68 Venue: Starlight Stage

Boy or insect? Josh and Danny are in big bug trouble! Come and hear how to write creep crawly adventures and why you might want to think twice before squishing ants in the future.
 
7+ years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
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Easy Peasy Cookery School

Workshop

Event HF156 Venue: Mess Tent

Join us in making mouth-watering Strawberry Shortcake with Cream, delicious! 

Duration 60 mins. 

5–9 years. Children must be accompanied.
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Flat Stanley

Event HF69 Venue: The Hexagon

One day Stanley wakes up as flat as a pancake, but why worry? He can fly like a kite! Join us to hear his story and make your very own Flat Stanley to pop in the post.
 
5–7 years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
 
See event [HF65]
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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

Event HF67 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Hop along to this charming storytelling show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life. Help Peter escape from Mr McGregor’s garden and send him on his journey.
 
3–5 years
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