Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 92

Ian McEwan talks to Timothy Garton Ash

The British Council Series - 2

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The author discusses his writing and previews his forthcoming MI5 novel Sweet Tooth.
 
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Event 93

Adam Henson

Adam’s farm – My Life on the Land

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Meet the Countryfile star.
 
To join the Royal Welsh Show lunch and visit with Adam at Trevithel Court this afternoon, arranged with Sunderlands and Thompsons LLP, please contact John and Helen Price at Llwynberried on 01497 847326 for tickets. Lunch starts at 1.30pm.
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Event 94

Niklas Frank talks to Philippe Sands

In The Shadow of the Reich

Venue: Big Tent
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A remarkable interview with the writer whose father, Hitler’s lawyer, Hans Frank, was hanged at Nuremberg.
 
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Event 95

Carlos Gamerro talk to Jon Gower

Fictions – Aftermath

Venue: Digital Stage
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The Islands is a cyber-thriller, set in Buenos Aires ten years after the formalities of the Falklands/Malvinas war have ended.
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Event 96

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
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Peter Lord’s film based on Gideon Defoe’s book - Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
 
U – rated. 2012. 88’.
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Event HF23

Geography Collective

Mission Explore

Venue: The Mess Tent
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Come ready to scribble, illustrate, scuff, scratch and sniff your surroundings with spy-style tasks and assignments with the leading lights of guerrilla geography.
 
Families
 
The Geography Collective is exactly that, a collective of geography activists, teachers, therapists, academics, artists and guerrillas. They’ve come together to encourage young people to see our world in new ways. In 2011 their first Mission:Explore book won the National Trust/Hay Festival Outdoors Book Award.
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Event HF20

Sealegs Puppet Theatre

The Selfish Giant

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Oscar Wilde’s magical tale is told within a magnificent steel-sculpted garden, using beautifully crafted puppets. Enchanting.
 
Due to demand an extra performance of The Selfish Giant has been scheduled for 9am.
 
5+ years
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Event HF21

Tessa Wardley

The River Book

Venue: The Hexagon
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Create your very own water-bound crafts before walking down to the Wye to explore the secrets of the river.
 
Duration 120 mins.  
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Event HF22

Wildpix Photography Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
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Calling all aspiring wildlife photographers! Bring your camera for some twitching and snapping with an RSPB pro.
 
Duration 120 mins.   11+ 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 97

Mariella Frostrup and Guests

The Book Show at Hay 3 – Filming

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Sky Arts’ exclusive recording, interviewing the biggest and best names at the festival including Mackenzie Crook.
 
Watch The Book Show at Hay on Sky Arts 1HD at 7pm on 4th June.
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Event 98

Michael Ignatieff

The 2012 Raymond Williams Lecture: Culture and Politics

Venue: Big Tent
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The 25th anniversary lecture is given by the Canadian novelist, academic and politician.
 
In association with the Open University in Wales
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Event 99

Simon Hoggart

Send up the Clowns

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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Westminster’s master wit casts an amused and sceptical eye over the events of the past five years in his parliamentary sketches. Chaired by Guto Harri.
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Event 100

Jim al Khalili

Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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If you travelled back in time and killed your grandfather, you would not have been born and would not therefore have killed your grandfather. For starters... Chaired by Ariane Koek.
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Event 101

Laurent Binet and Simon Mawer talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions – The Mission

Venue: Digital Stage
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The winner of the Prix Goncourt HHhH is a thriller about two Czech parachutists sent on a daring mission by London to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich - chief of the Nazi secret services; The Girl Who Fell From The Sky parachutes an SOE spy into Occupied France to reconnect with a nuclear physicist in Paris.
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Event HF25

BFI

Make a Silent Movie 1

Venue: The Hexagon
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The BFI National Archive is home to thousands of films made in Britain before the emergence of sound in 1929, but what are the ideal ingredients of a silent film? Families are invited to pick up a camera to make their own shorts with the BFI’s Joanna van der Meer. Pluck and ingenuity essential.
 
Duration 120 mins. Families
 
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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Event HF24

Karen McCombie

You, Me and Thing

Venue: Starlight Stage
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What would you do if you found yourself up to your eyeballs in jellybabies, or in a terrible tangle of noodle-doodles? Hear about Ruby and Jackson’s trials and tribulations with the very cute but very emotional ‘Thing’.
 
7+ years
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Event SC3

RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
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THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 102

John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan, Andre Vincent and Tiffany Murray

The Early Edition 2

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Merciless mockery of muppets and mags. Exclusive! In all Sundays...
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Event 103

Richard Holloway talks to AC Grayling

Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The former Bishop of Edinburgh examines how anyone can claim a complete understanding of the mystery of existence; Why is the Church, which claims to be the instrument of God’s love, so prone to cruelty and condemnation? And how can a man live with the tension between public faith and private doubt
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Event 104

Chad Harbach and Grace McCleen talk to Sarah Crompton

Fictions – Waterstones Eleven

Venue: Big Tent
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Harbach’s debut baseball novel The Art of Fielding is the current holder of the heavyweight Great American Novel belt; McCleen’s The Land of Decoration is a heartbreaking story of imagination and hard reality, of good and evil, belief and doubt. Both authors have (also) been selected by Waterstones in their celebration of debut fictions.
 
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