Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event HF153

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 HF151

Kristina Stephenson

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks

Venue: Starlight Stage
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An all-singing, some dancing show with this fabulous author/illustrator. So gather all your pluck and help the gallant knight put things right.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF152

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Venue: The Hexagon
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Don your best fairy wings and pop along for some fairy fun, glittery games and plenty of pretty prizes.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3-5 years
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Event 557

Adele Nozedar

Hedgerow Foraging Walks

Venue: Meet at Box Office
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Join Adele Nozedar, author of The Hedgerow Handbook, for foraging walks around Hay.
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Event 440

Claire Tomalin

The London Library Lecture - Charles Dickens

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The peerless literary biographer examines the contradictory and unpredictable life of our greatest novelist, in this, his bi-centenary year.
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Event 441

Hannah Rothschild talks to Martin Chilton

The Baroness

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The author and filmmaker conjures the life of her great aunt, the heiress Nica Rothschild, who abandoned her life of privilege in Europe for New York’s 1950s Jazz scene. She was a patron and muse to some of the greatest C20th musicians. Charlie Parker died in her apartment, Thelonius Monk in her arms.
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Event 442

Wadah Khanfar talks to William Sieghart

Venue: Big Tent
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The co-founder of the Sharq Forum and the former Director General of the Al Jazeera Network reflects on the momentous changes in the Arab world, and the effect of free media and new technology across the Middle East.
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Event 443

Frances Osborne and Alexandra Shulman talk to Paul Blezard

Fictions - Women of the World

Venue: Digital Stage
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Park Lane the debut novel from the author of The Bolter is a tale of suffrage, war and love, upstairs and down in Edwardian London; Can We Still Be Friends follows three friends leaving University and emerging into the reality of 1980s Britain.
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Event 444

David MacKay, Julie Hill and David Howell

The Future of Energy Series - How to Decarbonise by 2050

Venue: Starlight Stage
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There are many theories and proposals for decarbonising our society but which ones are the most credible and what do they require from us all in order to achieve the target by 2050? The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Chief Scientific Advisor will weigh the options with the former Director of Green Alliance and the FCO Minister for International Energy. Chaired by Andy Fryers.
 
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Event 445

Jono McCleery

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The London-based solo artist, recently signed to Ninja Tune, has toured with Gil Scott Heron, Bonobo, Fink, and Jose Gonzales. Jono’s music is timeless. ‘Music that is imperishable, that reflects past, present and future in an instant.’ Likened to having the melodies and rich vocals of John Martyn, the darkness of Nick Drake, the soul of Marvin Gaye and the romantic indulgence of Jeff Buckley. Jono is defining a new folk/soul sound of our time.’ - Dannii Evans.
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Event 446

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. Directed by Dave McKean.
 
UK, 2012. See also event 65.
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Event T42

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Building A Band

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Piecing together the parts - with bass drums and rhythm guitar.
 
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 HF157

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 HF155

Helen Peters

The Secret Hen House Theatre

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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A heart-warming debut that will whisk you away in the spirit of The Swish of the Curtain and I Capture the Castle. A treat.
 
9+ years
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Event HF154

Justin Fletcher

Justin’s Jokes

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The CBeebies star brings us jokes and songs in this giggle-tastic event. Come in your finest fancy dress.
 
3+ years
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Event HF156

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Venue: The Hexagon
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Don your best fairy wings and pop along for some fairy fun, glittery games and plenty of pretty prizes.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3-5 years
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Event 447

Mary Portas

The High Street

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The retail guru and British knickers champion, author of The Portas Review on the future of our high streets, inspires a resurgence in entrepreneurial zest and redefines the nature of value in modern consumerism.
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Event 448

Simon Jenkins

A Short History of England

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The great and good journalist introduces his bold, taut history that identifies the key players and moments of change from the Saxon dawn of nationhood to the establishment of coalition government.
 
In association with The National Trust, Wales
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Event 449

Bettany Hughes, Tim Whitmarsh, Charlotte Higgins and Oliver Taplin

The Greeks 7 - Heroisation

Venue: Digital Stage
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The classicists examine the recounting of funeral games, athletic odes and Olympic trials in Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, Bacchylids and Euripides. What are athletes for?
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Event 450

Ahdaf Soueif

Reflections on Islamic Art

Venue: Big Tent
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The novelist and Palfest Director introduces her international anthology of essays and responses to the astounding collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Chaired by Marcus du Sautoy.
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