Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 60

Beats and Pieces

Venue: The Sound Castle
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The dynamic, high-energy,14-piece winners of the European Young Artists’ Jazz Award were drawn together by a desire to perform a contemporary, large ensemble repertoire, bringing big band music into 2012 and connecting with a new generation of music lovers.
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Event 61

Firaaq – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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The Hindi political thriller explores the devastating Gujarat riots of 2002 and their aftermath. It explores how peoples’ lives were affected and irrevocably changed a month after the carnage. Communalism and relationships form the core of this film which picked up several awards including the National Awards, the Filmfare Awards and the Asian Festival of First Film awards. Firaaq means both ‘separation’ and ‘quest’ in Arabic. Directed by Nandita Das who is speaking on Sunday in event 114. India, 2008, 101’.
 
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Gail Rebuck, Ed Victor and friends chaired by Francine Stock

When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone - Screening and Discussion

Venue: Digital Stage
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In "When I Die" Philip Gould shares his thoughts and insights as he confronts his impending death from oesophageal cancer. How do we approach death whilst embracing life? How can we change the conversation around death and palliative care for the terminally ill? Please share this film and join the conversation #WhenIDie. Philip believed that for the terminally ill and those close to them, there can be moments of joy, resolution and inspiration just as intense as those of fear, discomfort and sadness.
 
Filmed during the last 2 weeks of Philip's life, this intimate portrait reveals his quest to find purpose and meaning in what he called "The Death Zone". He had been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2008 and was given three months to live in the summer of 2011. Philip Gould's book, "When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone" is published in the UK by Little Brown. Proceeds from the book will go to the National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Fund (donations tohttp://www.justgiving.com/nogcf ) and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (donations to http://www.royalmarsden.org/philipgould )
 
DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER : Adrian Steirn EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matthew Freud & Elisabeth Murdoch PRODUCER: Nicola Howson ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Harriet Pratten DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Damon Hyland VIDEO EDITOR: Benjamin Haskins CINEMATOGROPHY: Richard Gregory, Oran O'Reilly, James Suter COLOUR: Leon Visser GRAPHICS: Zee Muller BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY: Gary Van Wyk SCREENWRITER: Andy Ellis PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Emily Forbes
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BFI

Movie Making

Venue: The Hexagon
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Join the BFI Education team to create a unique superhero-style story using a mixture of film and comic-book software - with creative challenges and fun guaranteed!
 
Duration 120 mins. Families (with children 10+ years)
 
Please bring a memory stick if you wish to take your films home with you. Films will be posted on Youtube following the festival.
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Cassandra Clare

Venue: Starlight Stage
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The sensationally successful author touches down in Hay to chat about her thrilling Mortal Instruments saga and launch the latest episode.
 
12+ years
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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. 15-17 years
 
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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 62

The Hamlin Lecture 2012 - Harry Belafonte talks to David Lammy

My Song - An American Life

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The actor, singer and Civil Rights hero, who acted as a conduit between Martin Luther King and the Kennedys, launches his memoir.
 
He began as an actor—and has always thought of himself as such—but was quickly spotted in a musical, began a tentative nightclub career, and soon was on a meteoric rise to become one of the world’s most popular singers. Belafonte was never content to simply be an entertainer, however. Even at enormous personal cost, he could not shy away from activism. At first it was a question of personal dignity: breaking down racial barriers that had never been broken before, achieving an enduring popularity with both white and black audiences. Then his activism broadened to a lifelong, passionate involvement at the heart of the civil rights movement and countless other political and social causes. The sections on the rise of the civil rights movement are perhaps the most moving in the book: his close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr.; his role as a conduit between Dr. King and the Kennedys; his up-close involvement with the demonstrations and awareness of the hatred and potential violence around him; his devastation at Dr. King’s death and his continuing fight for what he believes is right.
 
But My Song is far more than the history of a movement. It is a very personal look at the people in that movement and the world in which Belafonte has long moved. He has befriended many beloved and important figures in both entertainment and politics—Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, John F. Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Tony Bennett, Bill Clinton—and writes about them with the same exceptional candor with which he reveals himself on every page. This is a book that pulls no punches, and turns both a loving and critical eye on our country’s cultural past.
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Event 63

Susan Greenfield

You and Me

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The Director of the Institute for the Future of the Mind explores the Neuroscience of Identity. As the physical brain adapts exquisitely to the environment, and our environment changes in unprecedented ways, are we facing correspondingly unprecedented changes to our identity?
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Event 64

Susan Golombok

Cambridge Series 4 - The C21st Family

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Gay fathers, single mothers by choice and donor siblings: Professor Golombok will talk about what really counts for children who grow up in new family forms.
 
In association with Cambridge University
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Event 65

Owen Sheers and Lucy Davies talk to Allison Pearson

The Gospel of Us

Venue: Big Tent
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The National Theatre of Wales epic Passion with Michael Sheen in Port Talbot last Easter was hailed as one of the great theatre productions of recent years. The writer and producer discuss the work, and preview clips of Dave McKean’s feature film version. See also 120 and 161 and 194 for screenings.
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Event 66

Nikita Lalwani and Tahmima Anam talk to Ariane Koek

Fictions: Moralities

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
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The Village pitches a British-Asian documentary maker into an open prison in India; The Good Muslim follows the divergent lives of a brother and sister in the aftermath of the 1971 Bangladesh war, and the rise of religious fundamentalism.
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Event 67

Mike Hulme and Rupert Read

Philosophy, Politics and Communication

Venue: Digital Stage
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What is the best way to communicate the issues around climate change? Emotively? Politically? Scientifically? And what scope is there for making ethical judgments in our response to the evidence?
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Caroline Bird

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. 18-25 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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Nikalas Catlow, Tim Wesson and YOU!

Venue: Starlight Stage
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What happens when aliens meet a mad scientist under the ocean, or secret agents take on giant slugs in the jungle? Well, that’s up to you… Bring a pad and pencil.
 
7+ years
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Event 68

Salman Rushdie, Niklas Frank, Elif Shafak, Tishani Doshi and Jim Al-Khalili talk to John Kampfner

Hay 25 - The Way We Live Now 1

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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In this first conversation about our big anniversary project, the panel discuss 3 of the 25 questions:
 
What freedoms are you prepared to trade for security?
If you became the leader of your country what would you fix first?
We’re building a library of literature, music and cinema. Which one book, film and album would you contribute to it?
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Event 69

Richard Sennett

Together- The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Co-operation

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The thinker discusses one of the most difficult challenges facing us today: living with people who are different – racially, ethnically, religiously or economically.
 
Richard Sennett is unable to come to Hay, as he needs to be in close proximity to the hospital in London where he is being treated, but he is - heroically - adamant he wants to do his session so we are going to beam him on a live video link..
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Event 70

Adam Nicolson

The Gentry

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The writer introduces his sweeping, epic history of England told through the stories of 14 families down 700 years.
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Event 71

Geoff Dyer talks to Gaby Wood

Zona - A Book about a Film about a Journey to a Room

Venue: Starlight Stage
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A homage to Tarkovsky’s masterpiece Stalker, cut with clips; and a mesmerising account of a writer’s obsession with cinema.
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Gavin Pretor Pinney

Venue: Digital Stage
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Dolphins, elephants, UFOs, even Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Murray…they’re all here in this beautiful, hilarious collection of clouds photographed around the world by members of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Selected and introduced by the winner of Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
 
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Event 73

Luke Harding talks to Orlando Figes

Mafia State

Venue: Big Tent
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How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia is a brilliant, haunting account of the insidious methods used by a resurgent Kremlin against its so-called enemies – human rights workers, Western diplomats, journalists and opposition activists.
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