Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event HF48

Barroux and Marjolaine Leray

Mr Leon’s Paris and Little Red Hood

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Vive la différence! Watch these two French picture-book stars in action, drawing and discussing their work with award-winning translator Sarah Ardizzone.Chaired by Daniel Hahn
 
10+ years
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Event HF47

Cressida Cowell, Jeremy Strong, Ciaran Murtagh and Andy Stanton

Punny Flannel

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Four fearsomely funny writers come together in a wonderfully random mish-mash look at laughs. Chaired by James Campbell.
 
7+ years
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Event HF49

Invention Workshop

Venue: The Hexagon
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Calling all aspiring inventors! Discover the mysterious stories behind some of the world’s most ground-breaking inventions, before designing your own revolutionary product.
 
Duration 90 mins.   8+ years
 
Each young person attending this workshop without an accompanying adult must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to admin@hayfestival.org and bring a copy on the day.
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Event 175

Stephen Fry, Ruby Wax and Monty Don

Talking About It

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The President of Mind and his guests talk about depression, bi-polarity, and the language, literature and conversations that deal with issues surrounding mental health.
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Event 176

Paul Preston

The LSE Lecture: The Spanish Holocaust - Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The world’s foremost historian of C20th Spain charts how and why Franco and his supporters set out to eliminate all ‘those who do not think as we do’ – some 200,000 innocent men, women and children across Spain.
 
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Event 177

Alison Sinclair, Jenny Wallace and Adrian Poole

Cambridge Series 7 - Is Tragedy the Perfect Form for the Modern World?

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The media and public respond to tragic events now in ways that echo age-old traditions that go back to Greek tragedy, but do classic ideas about tragedy’s purpose need revising? What are the ingredients of good tragedy today?
 
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Event 178

Valeria Luiselli, Nell Leyshon and Angharad Price talk to Gaby Wood

Fictions - Time

Venue: Digital Stage
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Faces in the Crowd runs two narrators - in C21st Mexico City and 1950s Philadelphia. The Colour of Milk is set on a farm in 1831. The English translation of the Welsh masterpieceThe Life of Rebecca Jones reflects a century of technological change for a farming family in the Maesglasau valley.
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Event 179

Concern Universal Youth Debate

The Carbon Question

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Should an individual’s carbon emissions be limited to 2 tonnes per year by 2050? This is the internationally agreed safe limit in order to prevent potentially catastrophic climate change. But how should these limits be shared out? How could limits be policed? Do governments have any rights to impose limits on citizens? Or should we just take the risk and adapt to the impacts? Join our panel of sixth formers for a debate. Chaired by Andy Fryers.
 
(14+yrs)
 
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Event 180

Patricia Duncker, Stephanie Tillotson, Sian Melangell Dafydd, Catherine Merriman and Jane Aaron

Honno 25

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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Key Honno authors and editors debate the past, present and future of Welsh women's writing as part of the Silver Jubilee celebration of the Welsh independent women’s press.
 
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Event T8

Mix Music and JamPod

Band Night

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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No need to be a pro, but if you have experience of guitar, bass, drums, keys or vocals, come and join a band! Learn your first track and produce a recording.
 
Duration 60 mins14+ years
 
Each young person attending this workshop must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to admin@hayfestival.org and bring a copy on the day.
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Event HF50

Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart

Wyrmeweald: Bloodhoney

Venue: Big Tent
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This incredible duo, creators of The Edge Chronicles introduces the new episode of their latest high-octane fantasy epic.
 
12+ years
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Event HF51

Ian Whybrow

Meerkat Madness

Venue: The Hexagon
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Hear about the escapades of three cheeky meerkat pups and their eccentric babysitter, Uncle Fearless. From the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.
 
8+ years
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Event 181

Rebecca Stott, AC Grayling, Andrew Miller, Marcus Brigstocke and Tiffany Murray talk to Clemency Burton-Hill

Hay 25 - The Way We Live Now 3

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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In this third conversation about our big anniversary project the panel discuss two of the 25 Questions:
 
Which living leaders, writers, scientists, and artists, are opening the doors of the future for humankind?
Why do we read novels?
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Event 182

Simon Armitage

Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The poet reads and discusses his radio play about the Goth student kicked to death in a park in Lancashire. His poems in Sophie’s voice are intercut with an interview with her mother, Sylvia.
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Event 183

Richard Greatrex talks to David Gritten

StillFilm

Venue: Big Tent
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The BAFTA-winning cinematographer (Shakespeare in Love, A Knight’s Tale) shows and discusses his 17-minute re-imagining of Owen Sheers’ novel Resistance captured in still photographs.
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Event 184

David Spiegelhalter and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

The Royal Society Platform – Teenage Kicks

Venue: Digital Stage
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How do you explain teenage behaviour? What are the risks and the rewards they’re juggling?
 
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Event 185

Chris Parry talks to Guto Harri

Down South

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Fascinating and deeply alarming, Down South: A Falklands War Diary is an intimate story of heroism, extreme weather and chaos.
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Event 186

Belleruche

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The band’s distinctive sound is a self-styled brand of handmade brit-hop, blues and soul: ‘'like a weird trawl through a dusty basement full of the best records you’ve never heard of, whilst a voice you can’t quite pin down sings hooks you can’t forget’. With their brand new LP Rollerchain they have created a more bass-heavy, evocative and darker sound in the studio and on stage, while still retaining that melodic soulful touch that made us fall in love with them in the first place.
 
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Event 187

Khosla Ka Ghosla – Screening 3

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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A satire on the evils of the real estate business in India where an innocent family is held hostage and almost give in to corruption and the mafia. Thanks to timely interventions and a series of orchestrated comic situations, the family is back on track. Amongst the array of awards that the film picked up, Khosla Ka Ghosla was recognised as the best Hindi film for the prestigious National Film Award in 2006 and Kher picked up the Best Actor award at Goa International Film Festival. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Anupam Kher who is speaking on Sunday in event 114.
India, 2006. 135’.
 
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Event 560

‘Together for Mental Health: a consultation on the new mental health and well-being strategy for Wales’

MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY

Venue: The Summer House
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David Crepaz-Keay, Mental Health Foundation lead in Wales, Ewan Hilton, Executive Director of Gofal, a leading Welsh Mental Health & Wellbeing charity, Stewart Greenwell lead Director on Mental Health Services for Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru and Director of Social Services for Newport City Council and Sarah Watkins Head of Mental Health & Vulnerable Groups Policy and Senior Medical Officer within Welsh Government join Benna Waites Joint Head of Psychology and Counselling for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board to discuss improving mental health services across the age range, a new partnership with the public, challenging stigma and discrimination, and why it all matters so much. Come and find out more about the strategy, share your views and raise questions.
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