Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 39

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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Peter Lord’s 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’.
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Event 538

Tune For the Blood Walk

Venue: Meet at Bull’s Head Pub
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Take in the stunning landscape in the hills above Hay which are featured in the film and visit Abbey Farm, home to one of the young farmers ‘starring’ in Tune for the Blood.
 
Drinks may be available at the Bull's Head or contact them directly to book your food in advance. 5 miles, mainly on footpaths; walking boots and waterproof clothing recommended.
 
Please note - no dogs.
 
 
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Event HF7

Geography Collective

Mission Explore

Venue: The Mess Tent
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Come ready to scribble, illustrate, scuff, scratch and sniff your surroundings with spy-style tasks and assignments with the leading lights of guerrilla geography.
 
Families
 
The Geography Collective is exactly that, a collective of geography activists, teachers, therapists, academics, artists and guerrillas. They’ve come together to encourage young people to see our world in new ways. In 2011 their first Mission:Explore book won the National Trust/Hay Festival Outdoors Book Award.
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Event HF176

Jenny Valentine

WICKED Young Writers’ Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Join us on Saturday 2 June for a packed day of writing workshops for young people from 5-25. As part of the Wicked Young Writers’ Awards 2012, a team of experienced and award-winning writers will be giving tips on writing and providing help with your stories or poetry. You can even enter something for the award there and then!
 
Duration 60 mins. 11-14 years
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
 
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.
 
The Wicked Young Writers’ Awards were set up by the Wicked musical to encourage creativity and writing talent across the country. The award is spearheaded and judged by the bestselling author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.
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Event HF5

Mitchell Symons

Don’t Wipe Your Bum on a Hedgehog

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The ‘revolting reference’ expert and twice Blue Peter Book Prize- winner makes his debut at Hay to take a weird and wonderful look at life.
 
8+ years
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Event HF4

Philippa Gregory

The Changeling

Venue: Digital Stage
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Join the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl as she reveals the dark myths, medieval secrets and intrigue that populate the pages of her first-ever series for young people.
 
12+ years
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Event HF6

Sue Hendra

Barry The Fish With Fingers

Venue: The Hexagon
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Barry is no ordinary fish - come and hear all about his deep sea capers, before putting your fingers to good use with glitter and glue.
 
Duration 40 mins.  3-5 years
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Event 40

Mariella Frostrup

The Book Show at Hay 1 - Filming

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Sky Arts returns with an exclusive recording, interviewing the biggest and best names at the Festival. They include Tim Minchin and Hilary Mantel.
 
Watch the Book Show at Hay on Sky Arts 1 HD at 7pm on 2 June
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Event 41

Marcus Brigstocke, Carrie Quinlan and Andre Vincent

The Early Edition 1

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The daily papers reads for laughs by the Festival’s marquee satirists.
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Event 42

Wade Davis

Into the Silence

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The adventurer explores the story and significance of the 1924 Himalayan expedition in his majestic The First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest.
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Event 43

John Thompson

Cambridge Series 2 - Merchants of Culture

Venue: Digital Stage
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The publisher and academic updates his landmark study of the publishing industry as it ventures into the digital age.
 
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Event 44

Isabelle Durance

Cardiff Series 2: River Landscapes – Safeguarding Vital Resources

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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Agriculture, industry and climate change are putting intense pressure on the sustainability of our clean water. Where will we fish and swim and skim?
 
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Event HF8

Andrew Hammond

CRYPT

Venue: Big Tent
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Sign up to the ‘Covert Youth Paranormal Team’ before getting the full low-down on spies, horror and ghost-busting. Perfect for fans of Dr Who.  
 
10+ yrs
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Event HF9

James Mayhew

Katie comes to Hay

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Step through the frames of some magical masterpieces in this fantastic introduction to art.
 
5+ years
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Event HF177

Jenny Valentine

WICKED Young Writers’ Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Join us on Saturday 2 June for a packed day of writing workshops for young people from 5-25. As part of the Wicked Young Writers’ Awards 2012, a team of experienced and award-winning writers will be giving tips on writing and providing help with your stories or poetry. You can even enter something for the award there and then!
 
Duration 60 mins. 8-10 years
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
 
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.
 
The Wicked Young Writers’ Awards were set up by the Wicked musical to encourage creativity and writing talent across the country. The award is spearheaded and judged by the bestselling author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.
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Event HF10

Sue Hendra

Barry The Fish With Fingers

Venue: The Hexagon
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Barry is no ordinary fish - come and hear all about his deep sea capers, before putting your fingers to good use with glitter and glue.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3-5 years
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Event SC2

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.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 45

Hilary Mantel in conversation with Peter Florence

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The Booker Prize-winning author will be launching Bring Up The Bodies, her sequel to Wolf Hall.
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Event 46

Frank Close

The Infinity Puzzle

Venue: Digital Stage
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How the quest to understand quantum field theory led to extraordinary science, high politics and the world’s most expensive experiment.
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Event 47

Robert Macfarlane

Cambridge Series 3 - The Old Ways

Venue: Big Tent
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Macfarlane sets off to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drovers’ roads and seas paths that form part of a vast network of routes criss-crossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to continents beyond.
 
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