Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 397

Sarfraz Manzoor, Marina Salandy Brown, Akshay Pathak and Thomas Minkus

What happens where phones are cheaper than books?

Venue: Digital Stage
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Is the digital age a friend or foe to writers, publishers and readers across the globe? The panel includes the Director of the Bocas Litfest in Trinidad, the Delhi-based bookfair strategist and the Emerging Markets Director of The Frankfurt Bookfair.
 
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Event 398

Alain de Botton, Philippa Perry, Roman Krznaric and Tom Chatfield

The School of Life - short ‘How To’ lectures

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Chatfield on How To Thrive in the Digital Age; Perry on How to Stay Sane; Krznaric on How To Find Fulfilling Work; and de Botton gives us the skinny on How to Think More About Sex.
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Event HF139

Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Martin Brown and Cathy Brett.

Illustration Game of Consequences

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Inspired by suggestions from you, these amazing artists draw live on one giant piece of paper. It will be random and it will be fun. Chaired by Paul Blezard
 
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Event 399

Zara McFarlane

Venue: The Sound Castle
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Signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, and backed by a brilliant collection of musicians, McFarlane has made a big impact on the contemporary jazz scene. Expect a liberal dose of subtle, stealthy swing and jazz, bringing an eminently soul undercurrent to her music.
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Event 400

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 event 334.
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Event T37

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Bass and Guitar Riffs

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Getting to grips with Guitar and Bass structures working together.
 
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 401

Bryn Terfel in concert

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The baritone celebrates the festival's 25th anniversary.
 
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Event 402

Russell Kane

The Humorist

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The brilliant comedian presents his savagely funny debut novel.
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Event 403

Bruce Robinson talks to Dylan Jones

Venue: Big Tent
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The screenwriter and director discusses his work, from the Oscar-winning Killing Fields to his 2011 collaboration with Johnny Depp on The Rum Diary See also events 459 and 493.
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Event 404

Stephen Roche and William Fotheringham

Born to Ride

Venue: Digital Stage
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The publicatiuon of this autobiography celebrates the 25th anniversary of Roche’s incredible triple victory – the Tour de France, Giro de Italia and the World Championships. The only other cyclist ever to achieve this is the subject of Fotheringham’s new biography - Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike. They talk to Rob Penn.
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Event 405

Daniel Morden & Co

The Devil’s Violin Company presents A Love Like Salt

Venue: Hay On Earth Stage
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The storyteller and musicians explore the tales behind King Lear and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Oliver Wilson-Dickson - Violin, Sarah Moody - Cello, Luke Carver Goss - Accordion.
 
 
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Event 406

Karl Francis and Roger Nott

Hair in the Gate – Screening and Q&A

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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The director and actor screen their short film about an elderly actor embarking on what might be his swansong, and discuss their collaboration.
 
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Event 408

Mara Carlyle

Floreat

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Recently described as the ‘Missy Elliot of the classical world’’ due to her innovative approach to songwriting that samples and reworks classical pieces into her own songs, Carlyle's extraordinary voice has won her legions of admirers, including Bjork, Willy Mason and Jon Snow. She returns to Hay after her 2009 session with Will Young to perform her groundbreaking album Floreat and to join our Woody Guthrie tribute.
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Event 409

Soweto Kinch

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The alto-saxophonist and MC is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in the British jazz and hip hop scenes. He has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO. Soweto performs at Hay with his quartet, delivering his signature sound.
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Event 411

Janine di Giovanni, Alex Crawford, Rosie Boycott and guests

Marie Colvin

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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 Women in Journalism chair Jane Martinson hosts this appreciation of the great war journalist who died in Syria on 22 February.
 
 
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Event 412

Helen Lederer talks to Kathryn Gray

Finger Food

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The comedian, author of Coping with Helen Lederer and Single Minding discusses her new Quick Reads story - A Comedy of Ambition, Dreams, Treachery and Daytime Television.
 
Quick Reads are short, sharp shots of entertainment – brilliantly written short books for people who want a fun, fast read, have lost the reading habit or find reading tough.
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Event 413

Bettany Hughes, Alice Oswald, Madeline Miller, Tim Whitmarsh

The Greeks 5 - After Homer

Venue: Big Tent
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The power of The Iliad and The Odyssey has endured in the literary imagination for thousands of years and still exerts a fascination for contemporary writers. Our classicists are joined by the poet (Memorial) and novelist (The Song of Achilles) who are speaking later today about their own works, which respond to the original masterpieces.
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Event 414

Lloyd Bowen, Paul O’Leary and Dafydd Elis Thomas join Huw Bowen

Heroes and Villains 5 - Politicians

Venue: Digital Stage
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Long in search of nationhood and identity, Wales has had more than its fair share of political heroes. But there have been villains, too, and those who’ve moved swiftly from heroes to zeroes. Who are they and what have they achieved?
 
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Event 415

Louise Fennell and Jonathan Lee talk to Paul Blezard

Fictions - After That...

Venue: The Moot
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Dead Rich is a black comedy of celebrity, paparazzi, murder and catastrophe. Couldn't happen to a more advantaged family than the Spenders. Joy starts on an ordinary Friday afternoon in the office, when a talented young lawyer Joy Stephens plummets 40 feet on to a marble floor.
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Event HF140

Liz Pichon

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire. His wonderful creator returns to Hay to introduce the brand new episode, Everything’s amazing (sort of). Bring a pad and pencil.
 
Duration 45 mins.   7+ years
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