Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 532

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.
 
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Event SC7

RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
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THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
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Event 316

Dora Thornton and Jonathan Bate

Shakespeare 1- Staging the World

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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To celebrate the opening of the British Museum’s Shakespeare exhibition, their Curator of Renaissance Europe is joined by the Shakespeare scholar and author to look at the early modern world through the eyes of the playwright and his contemporaries. Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill. First of three Shakespeare sessions. See also events 328 and 335
 
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Event 317

Archie Miles

Heritage Trees of Wales

Venue: Digital Stage
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Steeped in history, surrounded by myth and legend and full of cultural and historical significance, the heritage trees of Wales dominate the Welsh landscape.
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Event 318

David Abulafia

The Great Sea - A Human History of the Mediterranean

Venue: Big Tent
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For more than 3,000 years, the Mediterranean Sea has been one of the great centres of world civilisation. From the time of historical Troy until the middle of the C19th, human activity here decisively shaped much of the course of world history.
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Event 319

Jon Gower

The Gwyn Jones Lecture - Between Caradoc and Rachel

Venue: The Moot
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The short story writer, historian, novelist and publisher asks - what's been going on in the Welsh short story?
 
Presented by Literature Wales
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Event 320

Dragons’ Playground

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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Five organisations shortlisted for the Green Dragons’ Den will be telling their stories, practising their pitches and sharing ideas on how they’d use the £10,000 prize if they won in the Den. Today’s shortlist focuses on sustainable work and travel projects.
 
Supported by the Welsh Government
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Event 321

Ashley Wass

Venue: St Mary’s Church
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The only British pianist to have won First Prize at the London International Piano Competition returns to Hay to perform works such as The Hour Glass by Bridge, and Water Music by Bax.
 
This concert will be recorded as part of BBC Radio 3’s Lunchtime Concert Series
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Event 322

The Gospel of Us – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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The film version of the Passion play starring Michael Sheen and written by Owen Sheers that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011. A town is in thrall to a sinister and ruthless corporation intent on plundering the town's natural resources. Two sides are at war and catastrophe appears inevitable until a softly spoken man mysteriously arrives. Revealed as The Teacher (Michael Sheen), he gathers followers around him and becomes a focus for the Resistance and is perceived by the powers as a danger who must be removed at all costs. Directed by Dave McKean.
 
UK, 2012. 118’.
 
See also event 65.
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Event T23

UK Youth

Think it, Write it

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Whether you want to write fantasy fiction, paranormal romance, thrillers or mysteries, this session will show you how. Be inspired and unlock you best-seller.
 
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 HF103

HM Castor & William Osborne

VIII and Hitler’s Angel

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Two unique approaches to historical fiction, each with a twist of psychological thriller. Join us to talk power, secrets and courage. Chaired by Jonathan Douglas.
 
11+ years
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Event HF102

Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Back by popular demand, our favourite numerical wizard is coming to Hay to put an end to maths miseries great and small. Join us for hilarious games of mathematical trickery and cunning calculus.
 
9+ years
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Event HF104

Mei Matsuoka

The Great Sheep Shenanigans

Venue: The Hexagon
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Will the cunning wolf Lou Pine make a lamb stew or two? Join this wonderful illustrator to hear about a flock who have other ideas.
 
5-7 years
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Event 323

Peter Oborne, Clive Woodward, Clare Balding, Kate Humble and Brian Moore talk to Sarah Crompton

The Telegraph Question Time

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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Join The Telegraph’s panel of experts to debate politics, sport, culture, the environment and, of course, the Olympics. Our all-star team is ready to tackle your questions about the burning issues of the day.
 
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Event 324

Stefan Collini

Cambridge Series 10 - What Are Universities For?

Venue: Digital Stage
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When the future of higher education lies in the balance, a discussion of just why universities matter – to everyone.
 
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Event 325

Kathy Lette talks to Paul Blezard

The Boy Who Fell to Earth

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The comic novelist has mined her own experience of motherhood to tell the tale of bringing up an autistic son in this bittersweet novel about keeping your family together when your world is falling apart.
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Event 326

Ruth Richardson

Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and The London Poor

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The academic discovered that as a young man, Dickens lived only yards away from a major London workhouse. She tells the story of the find and reveals how important the two periods spent living in this area of London were for Dickens’ writing career.
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Event 327

Tiffany Murray

Creative Reading

Venue: The Moot
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A workshop seminar on reading literature that focuses on a novel by a writer appearing at the festival over the coming weekend - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun. Murray, the Hay 2011-2012 International Fellow is the author of two novels – Happy Accidents and Diamond Star Halo. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan.
 
Numbers Limited. See events 206 and 181.
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Event T24

UK Youth

Think it, Write it

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Whether you want to write fantasy fiction, paranormal romance, thrillers or mysteries, this session will show you how. Be inspired and unlock you best-seller.
 
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 HF106

Alex T Smith

Claude

Venue: Starlight Stage
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It’s time to get excited, delighted and waggy-tailed as Claude and Sir Bobblysock make their Hay debut. Berets actively encouraged.
 
5-7 years
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