Hay Festival 2019 Programme

BOX OFFICE: 01497 822629

Event 241

Fflur Dafydd talks to M Wynn Thomas

The Welsh Books Council Lecture - In Two Minds

Venue: The Moot
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The singer and author of the multi-award-winning Y Llyfrgell, Twenty Thousand Saints, The White Trail and Atyniad talks about ‘the bilingual artist and the multi-media’. See also events 345 and 373.
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Event 242

Ola Onabule

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The voice is unmistakably gentle and wistful, haunting and heartbreaking, reminiscent of the great Soul and Jazz artists of the 1960s and ’70s. Ola has performed on the largest festival stages worldwide including the main stage of the Montreal Jazz Festival. His album Seven Shades Darker has been cited as a modern classic rooted in Soul and Blues, but at ease with mournful, complex African melodic lines.
 
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Event 243

The Festival Audience

The Jubilee Prom - Nine Songs and Speeches

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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£5 or FREE BUT TICKETED TO ALL RESIDENTS OF HAY WHO MAY COLLECT FROM THE BOX OFFICE.
 
When is Nationalism a fine and wonderful thing? TODAY. Come and join us to toast the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a joyful, cockle-warming, foot-stomping, Beatles-n-cream celebration of nine of the greatest speeches and nine of the most popular songs of the past 60 years, sung by all of US. Flags and tears and balloons; great tunes, and some of the finest words ever written. Songsheets available on the night. With accompaniment from the happy and glorious Bandemonium.
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Event 244

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

The Woman who Changed Her Brain

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The pioneer of neuroplasticity was born with severe learning disabilities. Undaunted, she used her strengths to develop brain exercises to overcome her neurological deficits. She has gone on to change countless lives and inspire Miraculous Transformations from the Frontier of Brain Science.
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Event 245

Jeremy Cooper talks to Gavin Turk

Growing Up: Young British Artists at 50

Venue: Big Tent
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A conversation about the golden generation with the brilliant Art writer and the YBA star whose work explore issues of authenticity, self-portraiture, parody, identity and authority.
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Event 246

Jon Gower, Jeremy Moore, Tomos Williams

At Water’s Edge

Venue: Digital Stage
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As the All-Wales Coast Path opens to the public, the writer is joined by his fellow-travelling photographer and trumpeter to explore the country’s 870-mile edge, where land meets sea.
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Event 247

Billy Bragg

Celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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A concert tribute to the great 20th-century American singer-songwriter, including the Mermaid Avenue songs, unrecorded in Guthrie’s lifetime, and recovered by Billy Bragg.
 
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Event 248

Robin Ince

Happiness Through Science

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The Uncaged Monkeys star asks if you can be happy and rational at the same time. Join him in a world of Schrödinger cats, multiverses and evolutionary conundrums as he orienteers through the craggy landscape of evolution while plumbing the depths of his own murky consciousness, all without the aid of a safety net.
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Event 249

Anthony Joseph and The Spasm Band

Venue: The Sound Castle
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A crossover of funk and poetry with elements of Jazz and Afrobeat, altogether creating a mesmerising and intense live show. The Trinidadian star has a dark and very recognizable voice with elements of Gil Scott Heron crossed with Benjamin Zephaniah. The Spasm Band is a collective of superb instrumentalists and vocalists. Add in production by Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics) and the result is rather special.
 
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Event HF73

The Welsh Venison Centre

Farm Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office for Bus
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Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm. Limited numbers of self-drive tickets are available too, please contact the box office on 01497 822 629 for more information. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
 
Andrew and Elaine Morgan kindly welcome us to their deer farm, where the does will be calving; we will be travelling by tractor and trailer, and there will be opportunity to visit the farm shop.
 
With thanks to Andrew and Elaine Morgan of the Welsh Venison Centre.
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Event 522

RIVER WALK 1

Venue: Meet at Box Office for Bus
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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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Event 554

Adele Nozedar

Hedgerow Foraging Walks

Venue: Meet at Box Office
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Join Adele Nozedar, author of The Hedgerow Handbook, for foraging walks around Hay.
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Event 250

James Holland

The Dam Busters

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The True Story of the Legendary Raid on the Ruhr on the night of 16 May 1943 when 19 Lancaster bombers delivered Barnes Wallis’ bouncing bombs into the industrial heartland of Nazi Germany.
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Event 251

Wendy Scase

The Vernon Manuscript - An e-Reader on Parchment

Venue: Digital Stage
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The medievalist examines the origins and purpose of the unique Vernon Manuscript, an astonishing treasury of literature written in the dialect of the West Midlands over 600 yeas ago, and shows how it changes the story of English.
 
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Event 252

David Lloyd Owen

The Sound of Thirst

Venue: Hay On Earth Stage
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A moral, economic and sustainable case for financing the many trillions of pounds needed in the coming decades to ensure safe water for all – and a cleaner Earth.
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Event 253

Dragons’ Innovation Den - Innovation for Sustainability

Venue: The Moot
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Four short testimonies followed by a wide-ranging discussion about the role of innovation, which sectors are seeing the biggest change and where the opportunities are to boost the slower moving ones.
 
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Event 254

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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Peter Lord’s animated film based on Gideon Defoe’s book - Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
 
U – rated. 2012. 88’. See also events 53 and 39.
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Event 529

The Princes Drawing School

Venue: The Summer House
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Come to the Pop Up Studio and learn how to look and to draw with the only art school dedicated to drawing from observation. Spend a morning drawing and change the way you see! Suitable for all ages and abilities. No equipment required.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event T15

UK Youth, Nominet Trust & CDi Europe

Is there an app for that?

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Twitter, Facebook, Angry Birds – they’re all apps. Come and find out exactly what’s involved in developing and making them, before brainstorming ideas with Nominet’s tech pros to see what else is possible.
 
Duration 60 mins.   14+ years
 
UK Youth, Nominet Trust and CDi Europe work in partnership on Apps for Good, a programme that helps students ready themselves for employment, self-employment and entrepreneurship in the real world. Apps for Good gives students a launch-pad in social enterprise and the exciting world of technology, design and innovation.
 
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 HF74

Chris Bradford

Young Samurai

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Enter Samurai School and meet the real martial arts master behind this phenomenal series. Hear about the secret fighting art of ninjas and see an awesome samurai sword demonstration.
 
9+ years
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