Hay Festival 2019 Programme

BOX OFFICE: 01497 822629

Event 515

Andrew St George and Edward Davis

The Navy Way

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Read more
The senior service’s contemporary history with the author of The Royal Navy Way of Leadership and the Commandant General Royal Marines and Commander Amphibious Forces, whose book Operation Herrick - Helmand details the latest Afghan tour.
This event has taken place

Event 516

Steve Benbow

The Urban Beekeeper

Venue: Big Tent
Read more
The visionary beekeeper started his first beehive ten years ago on the roof of his tower block in Bermondsey and today runs 30 sites across the city. His bees live atop Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Fortnum & Mason and the National Portrait Gallery, and he supplies honey to the Savoy tearooms, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. His bees forage in parks, cemeteries, along railway lines and in windowboxes, and because of the diversity of the plants and trees in the city, produce far richer honey and greater yields than they would in rural areas.
This event has taken place

Event 517

Marcus Berkmann

A Shed of One’s Own - Midlife Without The Crisis

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Read more
An hilarious book about male midlife, from the inimitable humorist - author of Rain Men and Zimmer Men.
This event has taken place

Event 518

Stuart Maconie talks to Paul Blezard

Hope and Glory

Venue: Starlight Stage
Read more
Starting with the death of Queen Victoria, to the Battle of the Somme and the General Strike, and on to the docking of the Empire Windrush and Bobby Moore raising the Jules Rimet trophy, the broadcaster chooses a defining moment in our nation’s story from each decade of the last century and explores its legacy today.
This event has taken place

Event 519

Bill Bailey

Qualmpeddler

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
Read more
Bill Bailey had Doubts about the modern world, but these have now grown into Qualms. He will be channeling these feelings of Unease and Apprehension, with the help of Religious Dubstep, his folk bouzouki, Horntallica, a re-appraisal of some of the world’s greatest works of art and perhaps a dub version of Downton Abbey. He looks at the Consequences of Lies, the Unending Search for the Higgs and the Hiding Skills of Dentists. Bill tries to confront his Cluster-Qualm of living in a Time of Spectacular Ignorance, Nuclear Worry, Rare Planetary Alignment and Spice Girl reunions that may be part of the Mayan End of Days prophecy. Come savour this Broth of Anxiety with Bill Bailey – Qualmpeddler.
 

 

 
This event has taken place

Explore All Genres