Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 274

Jasper Rees

Bred of Heaven

Venue: Digital Stage
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A love letter to Gatland’s Own Country and One Man’s Quest to Reclaim his Welsh Roots.
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Event 275

Huw Morris

What We Know About Dementia

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Dr Huw Morris is a Neurologist and Geneticist at Cardiff University and the Royal Gwent Hospital, Aneurin Bevan Health Board. In his talk he will discuss the personal and social impact of dementia, how different types of dementia affect the brain and various aspects of behaviour and thinking. He will describe some recent new discoveries and the prospects for new treatments in dementia He works on a range of dementias and movement disorders.
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Event 276

Cerdd Cymru Music presents - 9 Bach

Venue: The Sound Castle
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Since their formation in 2005, 9 Bach have helped to move traditional Welsh Language folk into an exciting new age. Join the groundbreaking quintet as they give a sneak preview concert of their eagerly anticipated second album.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 277

Green Dragons Den Final 2

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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Five participants, four dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books with a chance to win £10,000 for their project.
 
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Event 278

Rupture – A Matter of Life or Death - screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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Maryam d'Abo suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2007 and is lucky to be alive. Her experience inspired this film and leads the viewer on a personal journey of recovery, giving a sense of hope to those who are isolated by their condition that is not seen therefore often misunderstood. Many first hand stories celebrate man's life force and his will to survive. The film concerns all human beings, dealing with the fragility of the extraordinary brain of which we know surprisingly little. D’Abo and the director Hugh Hudson will be speaking on Monday in event 170
 
UK, 2011, 72’. Documentary.
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Event T19

UK Youth and Powys Youth Forum

Getting Your Voice Heard

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Do you want to change the world? In this workshop for teens, by teens, find out the essentials to getting your voice heard by the people who matter, on issues that mean a lot to you, however big or small they may seem.
 
Duration 60 mins.  14+ 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 HF92

Easy Peasy Cookery School

Venue: The Mess Tent
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The fantastic team behind Local to Ludlow return to Hay with their mobile culinary school. Using locally sourced ingredients they teach children how to cook delicious snacks from scratch.
 
Duration 60 mins.   10-14 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 HF90

Jonny Duddle

The Pirates Next Door

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Join this swash-buckling illustrator as he tells more tales of The Jolly Rogers Family, inspired by his role as an artist for Aardman’s The Pirates. Dress in your finest sea dog garms.
 
5-7 yrs
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Event HF89

Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

Venue: Big Tent
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Happy 110th Birthday, Peter! Hop along to this charming storytelling party where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life. Help Peter escape from Mr McGregor’s garden and send him on his journey home.
 
3+ years
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Event HF91

Tracey Corderoy and Alison Edgson

Just One More

Venue: The Hexagon
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Everyone loves bedtime stories, especially Little Brown Bunny. Join his creators to find out his plan to make sure he never runs out of stories again.
 
3-5 yrs
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Event 279

Terry Pratchett talks to Rob Wilkins

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The brilliantly inventive creator of Discworld discusses his work and life
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Event 280

Jung Chang talks to Rosie Boycott

Wild Swans, 25 years on

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The author and biographer of Mao revisits the family history she wrote 25 years ago, and looks at the changes in China over that quarter century.
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Event 281

Michael Berkeley

The Housman Lecture

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The composer and broadcaster discusses AE Housman’s original subject The Name and Nature of Poetry.
 
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Event 282

Laetitia Maklouf

Sweet Peas for Summer

Venue: Big Tent
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Effortless proof that a life full of plants is the only one worth living - How to Create a Garden in a Year.
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Event 283

Shaun Hill, Edmund Inkin, Sarah Francis, William Hutchings and Simon Wright talk to Carolyn Hitt

Wales, The True Taste Debate

Venue: Digital Stage
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Multi-award-winning chefs from legendary Welsh eateries The Walnut Tree, The Felinfach Griffin, The Checkers, The Bell at Skenfrith and Sosban discuss what Michelin stars and international acclaim for our restaurants means for food sustainability in Wales.
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Event T20

Mal Peet talks to Daniel Hahn

Life: An Exploded Diagram

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The acclaimed writer talks about his latest coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. This intensely personal story sees history, passion and fear intertwine to astonishing effect.
 
14+ years
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Event 285

UK Youth Debate

Rethinking the ways we support young people in society

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The race is on to re-engage young people in building an inclusive, healthier, more equal and economically viable society. But changing times need fresh thinking and new solutions. It is essential that we find new, more effective approaches to engage young people in meaningful and relevant ways and enable their participation in building a more resilient society. This is set to be a lively panel debate as our panel of experts from a range of backgrounds explore the radical ways in which we can support young people to address the social challenges that they and future generations face. Chaired byMartyn Lewis.
 
Speakers Martyn Lewis (Chairman of YouthNet and NCVO), Shaun Bailey (Youth worker and Conservative politician) Simon Milner (Policy Director, Facebook), Emma MulQueeny (Rewired State & Young Rewired State), Josh Cope (Youth participation worker, UK Youth), Dan Sutch (Head of Development Research, Nominet Trust)
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Event 286

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The Royal Society Lecture: Astronomy and Poetry

Venue: Big Tent
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There is a surprising amount of poetry with an astronomical theme. The celebrated astrophysicist, discoverer of radio pulsars asks: What areas have grabbed poets and how have they handled the topics?
 
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Event 287

Adele Nozedar and Lizzie Harper

Hedgerow Handbook

Venue: Digital Stage
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Recipes, Remedies and Rituals. With drawings by Lizzie Harper.
 
Join Adele for foraging trips throughout the week.
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Event 288

Anthea Bell talks to Daniel Hahn

The BCLT Interview - From Sebald to Asterix

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The pre-eminent literary translator discusses her work on a great range of European books from WG Sebald to Asterix with the Programme Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation.
 
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