Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 48

Tom Moggach and Myles Bremner talk to Rosie Boycott

The Urban Agriculture Boom

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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What does the rise and rise of apartment windowsills, roof-top allotments, city beehives and tower-block hectares tell us about modern Britain as we struggle to adjust to economic hardship?
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Event 49

Khosla Ka Ghosla – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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A satire on the evils of the real estate business in India where an innocent family is held hostage and almost give in to corruption and the mafia. Thanks to timely interventions and a series of orchestrated comic situations, the family is back on track. Amongst the array of awards that the film picked up, Khosla Ka Ghosla was recognised as the best Hindi film for the prestigious National Film Award in 2006 and Kher picked up the Best Actor award at Goa International Film Festival. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Anupam Kher who is speaking tomorrow in event 114.
 
India, 2006. 135’.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event HF11

Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Join one of the UK’s best-loved children’s writers as she introduces four brand new stories in which Henry makes his own scary movie. It promises to be ghoulishly good.
 
7+ years
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Event HF178

Nikalas Catlow & Tim Wesson

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. 5-7 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 HF13

Polly Dunbar

Tilly & Friends

Venue: The Hexagon
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Come and dance the Wiggle Wiggle Woo with this year’s official Hay Fever illustrator.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3-5 years
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Event HF12

The Etherington Brothers

Comic Capers

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Back by popular demand, this dynamic duo will have you penning your very own storyboards and comic strips in seconds. 
 
9+ years
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Event 50

Mariella Frostrup

The Book Show at Hay 2 - 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. Guests include Philippa Gregory.
 
Watch The Book Show at Hay on Sky Arts 1 HD at 7pm on 3 June
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Event 520

In Kilvert’s Footsteps

Venue: Meet at Hay Clocktower
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A walk along a footpath from Hay to Clyro where Kilvert lived and was curate at the church, taking in areas featured in Kilvert’s Diary.
3 miles. Can be muddy. A few stiles.
 
Walks organised by Haywalkingfestival.co.uk
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Event 51

Boris Johnson

Johnson’s Life of London

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The mayor, journalist and metropolitan introduces The People Who Made the City that Made the World.
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Event 52

Orlando Figes

Just Send me Word

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The letters of two young Muscovites in Stalin’s Soviet Union tell A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag.
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Event 53

Peter Lord

The Pirates!

Venue: Big Tent
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The director and stop-motion animation genius takes us behind the scenes on Aardman's swashbuckling blockbuster.
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Event 54

James Marriott, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Davenport, Andrew Simms

nef series 1: Should we leave the oil in the ground?

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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Fossil fuel companies ride high in the stock markets, but is oil more of a liability than an asset? The latest science on CO2 emissions tells us we can’t afford to burn much of what is still underground, meaning the business world starts to look very different. Discover the idea set to shake the City of London and potentially create the single biggest boost to the green economy. Chaired by Andy Fryers.
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Event HF15

Andy Cope & Lara the dog

Spy Dog

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Meet the inspiration behind the Spy Dog series and hear all about the thrilling adventures of her namesake. 
 
7+ years
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Event HF179

Nikalas Catlow & Tim Wesson

WICKED Young Writers’ Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Read more
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. 5-7 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 HF16

Polly Dunbar

Arthur’s Dreamboat

Venue: The Hexagon
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A magical new story from this wonderful illustrator and the inspiration for this year’s Hay Fever programme.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF14

Simon Mayo

Itch

Venue: Digital Stage
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Meet Itchingham Lofte, an accidental, accident-prone hero. Science is his weapon. Elements are his gadgets. This is Alex Rider with Geek-Power! Chaired by Louise Gray
 
10+ years
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Event 55

Daniel Kahneman

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The Nobel Economics laureate explores human rationality and irrationality. Chaired by Jesse Norman.
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Event 56

David Lammy talks to Adam Boulton

Out of the Ashes

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The Tottenham MP looks at Britain After the Riots.
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Event 57

Philippa Gregory talks to Stephanie Merritt

Queen of Fiction

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The historical novelist discusses her tales of Tudor and Plantagenet England.
 
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Event 58

Simon Armitage

Walking Home

Venue: Big Tent
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The poet travels south down the Pennine Way to Yorkshire as a troubadour without a penny in his pocket.
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