Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event HF105

Beast Quest Duel

Venue: Big Tent
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Calling all courageous questors! Six mystical beasts are guarding magical golden armour for the evil wizard Malvel. Help the good wizard Aduro solve cryptic puzzles in this interactive event and free the beasts from Malvel’s evil spell. Exclusive goodies await the valiant.
 
7+ years
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Event HF108

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.   5-9 years
 
No adult ticket required, but children must be accompanied for this cookery session.
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Event HF107

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 328

Michael Dobson

Shakespeare 2: Tragedy

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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Why do theatregoers enjoy watching people die? And why do modern audiences still prefer their destined corpses to speak in Elizabethan English? The Director of The Shakespeare Institute considers the persistence of Shakespearean tragedy, focusing on Richard II, Othello and King Lear. Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill.
 
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Event 329

Alan Hollinghurst talks to Gaby Wood

The Stranger’s Child

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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An epic sweep of the C20th told through the relations between the Sawle and Valance families from the novelist who won the Man Booker prize for The Line of Beauty.
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Event 330

Roger Crowley

City of Fortune - How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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A magisterial history charting the rise and fall of the world’s superpower city from the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 to the calamitous news that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea route to India.
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Event 331

Philip Ball

Curiosity

Venue: Digital Stage
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Curiosity is often said to drive science, but until the seventeenth century – the age of the so-called Scientific Revolution – it was regarded with suspicion and condemnation. What happened to liberate curiosity? Why did no question seem too vast or trivial to be ruled out of bounds? And what does the freedom to be curious really mean for science today?
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Event 332

Julie Murphy

A Quiet House

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The beautifully soulful songwriter, well known for her work with Welsh folk group Fernhill, sings her English-language new solo album accompanied by Canadian musician Ceri Owen Jones on trombone and harp. ‘That was truly, truly beautiful’ - John Peel.
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Event 333

Green Dragons Den Final 3 – Sustainable Work and Travel

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 and a chance to win £10,000 for their project.
 
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Event 334

War Horse – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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The film of the book by Michael Morpurgo. Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. Directed by Steven Spielberg, screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, produced by Revel Guest. UK, 2011, 146’. PG. See also events 346, 400 and 423.
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Event T25

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 HF110

Andrew Weale

Nora: The Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Nora Fatima Buffet is a little greedy-guts. Join her creator for a revoltingly rumbustious event of rhymes and rockets.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF112

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 HF111

Guy Bass

ATOMIC!

Venue: The Hexagon
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Can you imagine having a superhero as a dad and a super villain as a mum? Join the comic maestro behind Dinkin Dins as he introduces us to Jonny and Tommy Atomic, two super boys with exciting adventures.
 
7+ years
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Event HF109

Sophia Bennett

The Look

Venue: Big Tent
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Join the creator of Threads, as she talks to Lucy Peden, Features Editor at Bliss magazine in a special event about following your (secret) dreams. Sophia and Lucy will be discussing image and how to cope with life's big ups and downs like teenager Ted, the main character in her new book The Look.
 
Plus buy a ticket for this event and you get the chance to win tea with Sophia and Lucy afterwards in a VIP area!
 
12+ years
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Event T26

Will Osborne

Get Writing With… Workshop

Venue: The Hexagon
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Join the author of Hitler’s Angel and the screenwriter of Hollywood hits such as The Scorpion King, Thunderbirds and Twins and get to grips with dialogue, fast-paced plots and cliffhangers.
 
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 T27

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 HF113

Jacqueline Wilson

Green Glass Beads

Venue: Digital Stage
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The treasured author selects and reads some of her favourite poetry.
 
Please keep your ticket if you wish to get your book signed by Jacqueline after the event.
 
9+ years
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Event HF114

Michelle Harrison, Catherine Fisher and Lindsey Barraclough

Unrest, Incarceron and Long Lankin

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Three hauntingly lyrical novels, drawing on fairy tales and folklore. Chilling and compelling. Chaired by Paul Blezard
 
12+ years
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Event 335

Germaine Greer

Shakespeare 3 - The Lovers

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The professor of poetry lays bare Shakepeare’s depiction of boy lovers and the explorations of sex, love and marriage in the plays. With special reference to Romeo & Juliet. Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill.
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