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ActivityWayfaring Walk with a National Park Guide

Event 306

Wayfaring Walk with a National Park Guide

–  Meeting Place on Festival Site
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A guide from the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park leads a walk through the beautiful surrounds of Hay-on-Wye. A local expert gives insights into this treasured landscape.

Hay-on-Wye is based within 520 square miles of beautiful landscape that makes up the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. The National Park is driving change to bring about a sustainable future, meeting our needs within planetary boundaries. Their Hay Festival series of walks take you into the town’s local environment while offering the opportunity to learn more about the Park’s work and its treasured landscape.

Please wear appropriate footwear and outdoor gear. We regret we cannot accommodate dogs on this walk.
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WorkshopThe Art of Decision-Making in the Face of Climate Change

Event 410

The Art of Decision-Making in the Face of Climate Change

A collaborative, real-world simulation

–  Meeting Place on Festival Site
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Imagine a focus group created by escape room designers, where 12 players work
together to safeguard the future of a fictional company threatened by the impending and
uncertain impacts of climate change. That experience is called Do What You Must.

Participate in this entertaining, interactive workshop to uncover essential insights on how
groups work together and how the challenge of climate change requires us to
collaborate differently.

Participants will be guided through the 2-hour workshop by a team from the UCL Climate
Action Unit, which closes with a debrief with one of the co-creators of the experience:
Neuroscientist and Science Communicator, Dr Kris De Meyer.

Discover the art of decision-making in this beautifully created simulation from the critically
acclaimed digital storytelling studio Fast Familiar.
16+ years
Price: £11.00
ConversationBBC Academy: Creating a Detective

Event 443

BBC Academy: Creating a Detective

–  Exchange Marquee
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The curator of the Liverpool Football Club Museum is leaving to become a writer. He has just signed a publishing deal for his series of Inspector Vignoles novels and shares how he’s embracing the change.

Free – drop in
ConversationJulian Clary and David Roberts

Event F69

Julian Clary and David Roberts

The Bolds

–  Wye Stage
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Dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts spill the beans on their fabulous series. Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house, they have jobs and they love to have a bit of a giggle. One slight difference: they’re hyenas. Yes, that’s right – they’re covered in fur, have tails tucked into their trousers, and they really, really like to laugh. So far, the Bolds have managed to keep things under wraps, even when their children Bobby and Betty were born. But when the nosy man next door smells a rat (or a hyena), could it spell the end of their well-kept secret? Whatever will the neighbours think?

7+ years
Price: £7.00
ConversationSophy Henn

Event F70

Sophy Henn

Happy Hills: Giant Danger Kittens

–  Spring Stage
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Welcome to Happy Hills – it’s a place where anything can happen and always does! Join Sophy Henn, author/illustrator extraordinaire of the hilariously funny graphic novel series. She takes us on a journey through Happy Hills to meet the friendly and not-so-friendly residents, discovering lots of characters along the way who make you flex those creative muscles.

5+ years
Please bring your own sketchbook and pencils to draw along in this event.
Price: £7.00
WorkshopReady, Steady, Music! Workshop

Event W67

Ready, Steady, Music! Workshop

–  Creative Hub
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Get your Hay day off to a brilliant start with our daily Ready, Steady, Music workshops! With different activities each day, these interactive, fun-filled sessions for mini musicians will have you tapping sticks, roaring like dinosaurs, flying with unicorns, dancing with scarves, playing with parachutes and much more. Come and meet our puppets, explore our instruments and be accompanied by the beautiful sound of the cello.

0–4 years
Parents/carers must attend but do not need a ticket.
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WorkshopPizza-making Workshop

Event W68

Pizza-making Workshop

Kitchen Garden Pizza

–  Family Garden
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Come to the Family Garden for a pizza masterclass with Kitchen Garden Pizza. In this one-hour session your imagination and creativity will be fed along with your belly! You’ll get your hands messy with freshly grown and foraged ingredients, make and top your own dough and observe the pizzaioli at work at the wood-fired oven. And while you wait for your pizza to cook, you can decorate your own pizza box!
Dairy-free and gluten-free options available.

4+ years
Parents/carers must attend but do not need a ticket.
Price: £16.00
ActivityMake & Take Crafting

Event MT22

Make & Take Crafting

Saturday Morning Session

–  Make & Take Hub
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An opportunity to get crafting! Activities differ every day, including everything from print-making to junk modelling with recycled materials. Get messy and creative: your imagination is the limit.

Book for the session and you can drop in at any point during the 1.5 hour duration. Accompanying adults: please stay in attendance at all times, but you do not require a ticket.

3–11 years
Price: £5.00
WorkshopPizza-making Workshop

Event W69

Pizza-making Workshop

Kitchen Garden Pizza

–  Family Garden
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Come to the Family Garden for a pizza masterclass with Kitchen Garden Pizza. In this one-hour session your imagination and creativity will be fed along with your belly! You’ll get your hands messy with freshly grown and foraged ingredients, make and top your own dough and observe the pizzaioli at work at the wood-fired oven. And while you wait for your pizza to cook, you can decorate your own pizza box!
Dairy-free and gluten-free options available.

4+ years
Parents/carers must attend but do not need a ticket.
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ConversationJane D Hartley and Keri Russell talk to Helena Kennedy

Event 307

Jane D Hartley and Keri Russell talk to Helena Kennedy

(Un)scripted: Fictional and Real Diplomacy

–  Global Stage
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A real ambassador and a fictional one meet to discuss the world of diplomacy in this event, chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy. Jane D Hartley, the United States Ambassador to the UK, and Keri Russell, who plays the American ambassador in the TV series The Diplomat, speak about international relations, power and all those official receptions.

Price: £15.00
ConversationPaul Lynch talks to Alex Clark

Event 308

Paul Lynch talks to Alex Clark

Prophet Song

–  Discovery Stage
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The internationally acclaimed Irish novelist’s Prophet Song won the Booker Prize 2023. On a dark, wet evening in Dublin, scientist and mother-of-four Eilish answers her door to find two officers from Ireland’s newly formed secret police. They’re here to interrogate her husband, a trade unionist. Ireland is in the grip of a government turning towards tyranny and when her husband disappears, Eilish finds herself caught within the nightmare logic of a society that is quickly unravelling. With literary journalist Alex Clark, Lynch discusses his devastating vision of a country at war and his deeply human portrait of a dystopia that could be just around the corner.

Price: £13.00
ConversationAura García-Junco and Isabella Hammad talk to Daniel Hahn

Event 309

Aura García-Junco and Isabella Hammad talk to Daniel Hahn

–  Meadow Stage
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Mexican writer Aura García-Junco and British-Palestinian author Isabella Hammad talk to translator Daniel Hahn about writing on both sides of the Atlantic, in a continuation of a conversation that was held at Hay Festival Querétaro 2023, in Mexico. García-Junco is an author, screenwriter and occasional translator who, in 2021, was named by Granta magazine as one of the best young writers in the Spanish language. Her fourth book May God Blast the Woman Who Writes About Me has just been published in English. Hammad was included on the Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2023 list. She is author of Enter Ghost, about a woman who returns to Palestine after years away from her family’s homeland.

Price: £11.00
ConversationBBC Radio 4: Start the Week

Event 444

BBC Radio 4: Start the Week

–  Exchange Marquee
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The geneticist Adam Rutherford explores how indigenous stories of the natural world are entangled with scientific understanding of the environment. He’s joined by Robin Wall Kimmerer the botanist and Native American, and author of Braiding Sweetgrass. The ecologist and hedgehog expert Hugh Warwick investigates the thorny issue of invasive species, and killing in the name of conservation, while the writer Olivia Laing goes in search of a garden sanctuary, and the long, and sometimes troubled, history of making paradise on earth.

Free – drop in
ConversationDr Amir Khan

Event F71

Dr Amir Khan

Little Experts: How Families Are Made

–  Wye Stage
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Find out how families begin and how you become a part of your family, with award-winning GP and presenter Dr Amir Khan (Good Morning Britain, You Are What You Eat). Dr Khan brings his incredible knowledge, and passion for sharing it, to the question of where babies come from and what happens to them next.

4+ years
Please bring your own notebook and pen or pencil to this event.
Price: £7.00
PerformanceRichard Wiseman

Event F72

Richard Wiseman

Magic Your Mind Happy

–  Spring Stage
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Delve into the secret world of wizardry with psychologist and Member of the Inner Magic Circle Professor Richard Wiseman. He reveals how learning magic tricks can boost your confidence, social skills, creativity, happiness and much, much more. Experience the world’s greatest optical illusions, have fun discovering how to perform magic, uncover the secret science of sorcery, and find out how to transform a tea towel into a chicken!

12+ years
Please bring your own notebook and pen or pencil to this event. Parents/carers do not need to attend
Price: £7.00
WorkshopI Love Books Illustration Workshop

Event W70

I Love Books Illustration Workshop

With Mariajo Ilustrajo

–  Creative Hub
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Find out how to make a picture book with award-winning author/illustrator Mariajo Ilustrajo. You’ll have the chance to create one of your own with Mariajo in this interactive workshop featuring her newest picture book I Love Books. Discover how she goes about creating them, learn how to draw the characters from I Love Books and decide for yourself the order the pages will go in. What colours will you choose for your drawings?

Please bring your own sketchbook and pencils to draw along in this event.

7+ years
Parents/carers must attend but do not need a ticket.
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ActivityMake & Take Crafting

Event MT23

Make & Take Crafting

Saturday Lunchtime Session

–  Make & Take Hub
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An opportunity to get crafting! Activities differ every day, including everything from print-making to junk modelling with recycled materials. Get messy and creative: your imagination is the limit.

Book for the session and you can drop in at any point during the 1.5 hour duration. Accompanying adults: please stay in attendance at all times, but you do not require a ticket.

3–11 years
Price: £5.00
ConversationRory Stewart talks to Toby Lichtig

Event 310

Rory Stewart talks to Toby Lichtig

Politics on the Edge

–  Global Stage
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From the former Conservative Cabinet minister and co-presenter of 2022’s hit podcast The Rest is Politics, a searing insider’s account of ten extraordinary years in Parliament. From 2010 to 2019, Rory Stewart went from being a political outsider to standing for prime minister – before resigning from a Conservative Party he barely recognised. Tackling ministerial briefs on flood response and prison violence, engaging with conflict and poverty abroad as a foreign minister, and Brexit as a Cabinet minister, Stewart learned first-hand how profoundly hollow and inadequate our democracy and government had become, with cronyism, ignorance and sheer incompetence running rampant. Stewart talks to TLS Fiction and Politics Editor Toby Lichtig.

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TalkCarlo Rovelli

Event 311

Carlo Rovelli

The Pugwash Lecture: Relations, not Entities, Make up the World

–  Wye Stage
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From the mystery of quantum physics all the way to the horrors of disruptions to world peace, we make the mistake of thinking in terms of individual entities. We forget that entities are made by their relations. Italian theoretical physicist and writer Carlo Rovelli suggests that trying to make sense of the world in terms of relations can help us make better sense of reality on all its levels.

Price: £15.00
ConversationWanjiru Koinange, Lola Shoneyin, Velia Vidal in conversation with Ayisha Osori

Event 312

Wanjiru Koinange, Lola Shoneyin, Velia Vidal in conversation with Ayisha Osori

Writing and Cultural Exchange

–  Meadow Stage
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Three experts discuss cultural exchange across the world. Wanjiru Koinange is a Kenyan writer and entrepreneur, founder of Book Bunk, which aims to change Nairobi by restoring some of the city’s most iconic public libraries into sites of inclusivity, heritage, public art, collective memory, knowledge production, shared experiences and cultural exchange. She is author of The Havoc of Choice. Nigerian poet and author Lola Shoneyin is a publisher, festival organiser and author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives. Colombian writer Velia Vidal is a festival director, author of Tidal Waters and also a contributor to Untold Microcosms: Latin American Writers in the British Museum. In conversation with the Nigerian writer and lawyer Ayisha Osori.

Price: £11.00
PerformanceFidelio Trio

Event 313

Fidelio Trio

Hay Music Concert

–  St Mary’s Church
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This versatile and “virtuosic” (Sunday Times) piano trio travel around the globe performing their very extensive repertoire. They also broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3. In the acoustically excellent setting of St Mary’s Church, Darragh Morgan (violin), Tim Gill (cello) and Mary Dulleah (piano) perform Judith Weir: Piano Trio Two and Franz Schubert: Piano Trio No 2 in E-flat major.

Price: £18.00
TalkSimon Schama

Event 402

Simon Schama

Choose Life: The Story of the Jews

–  Discovery Stage
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Historian Simon Schama, author of The Story of the Jews and presenter of the accompanying BBC series, explores the rise of antisemitism, the questions posed by the Israel-Hamas war, and the impacts on Jewish communities around the world. Where is the path for peace when so much is at stake?
Price: £13.00
ConversationBBC Academy: DJ Day Day:My Storyboard

Event 445

BBC Academy: DJ Day Day:My Storyboard

–  Exchange Marquee
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In 2019, DJ Day Day decided to make a mood board. A statement of intent. This ‘aspirational story board’ included logos of the BBC 1Xtra, award ceremonies and festivals; most of this he has achieved since. Join DJ Day Day as he shares the power of the stories you tell yourself.

Free – drop in
ConversationBen Garrod

Event F73

Ben Garrod

A Dog in Africa

–  Spring Stage
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Meet Jack-Jack, the world’s coolest dog, who looks after orphaned chimpanzees in Africa; he’s about to embark on his biggest adventure ever. “I spend my days playing with baby chimps. When I meet Ben, suddenly, I have more baths than ever (previously none). I wave goodbye to my pet fleas, and prepare to fly thousands of miles. I’ve never been on a lead or in a car, so what will an aeroplane be like?”

9+ years
Please bring your own sketchbook and pencils to draw along in this event.
Price: £7.00
ConversationRuchira Gupta

Event F74

Ruchira Gupta

I Kick and I Fly

–  Writers at Work Hub – Hwb Awduron wrth eu Gwaith
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Ruchira Gupta tells the courageous story of a young girl in India who faces being sold into the sex trade by her father to repay his loans. After a chance meeting with a kung fu instructor, 14-year-old Heera realises there is another way – using her body to protect herself and those she loves. So when her best friend from school goes missing, Heera embarks on a daring rescue mission that will take her all the way to New York.

Gupta is founder-president of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking organisation that has helped thousands of girls and women in India leave a life of forced prostitution. She is a social justice activist, feminist campaigner, Emmy Award-winning documentarian and professor at New York University who has dedicated her life to creating a world where no child is bought or sold. I Kick and I Fly is her debut novel.

13+ years
Please bring your own notebook and pen or pencil to this event. Parents must attend/sign in or out.
Price: £7.00
WorkshopI Love Books Illustration Workshop

Event W71

I Love Books Illustration Workshop

With Mariajo Ilustrajo

–  Creative Hub
Read more

Find out how to make a picture book with award-winning author/illustrator Mariajo Ilustrajo. You’ll have the chance to create one of your own with Mariajo in this interactive workshop featuring her newest picture book I Love Books. Discover how she goes about creating them, learn how to draw the characters from I Love Books and decide for yourself the order the pages will go in. What colours will you choose for your drawings?

Please bring your own sketchbook and pencils to draw along in this event.

5+ years
Parents/carers must attend but do not need a ticket.
Sold out
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PerformanceHay Shantymen

Event 314

Hay Shantymen

–  Bookshop Garden
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Enjoy a half-hour open air performance between events. A crew of local landlubbers singing rollicking, traditional sea shanties in a cappella three-part harmony, as well as other songs on a nautical theme. Enjoyment is guaranteed or else you’ll walk the plank!

Hay Shantymen have been together for over seven years, raising more than £10,000 for the RNLI. They’ve performed widely, including Latitude and Falmouth International Shanty Festival. In 2023 they wrote a shanty of their own (‘Seaweed Revolution’), performed at the Natural History Museum in London. Their album Songs from the Shed is available at hayshantymen.com.

Free – drop in
WorkshopThe Art of Decision-Making in the Face of Climate Change

Event 411

The Art of Decision-Making in the Face of Climate Change

A collaborative, real-world simulation

–  Meeting Place on Festival Site
Read more
Imagine a focus group created by escape room designers, where 12 players work
together to safeguard the future of a fictional company threatened by the impending and
uncertain impacts of climate change. That experience is called Do What You Must.

Participate in this entertaining, interactive workshop to uncover essential insights on how
groups work together and how the challenge of climate change requires us to
collaborate differently.

Participants will be guided through the 2-hour workshop by a team from the UCL Climate
Action Unit, which closes with a debrief with one of the co-creators of the experience:
Neuroscientist and Science Communicator, Dr Kris De Meyer.

Discover the art of decision-making in this beautifully created simulation from the critically
acclaimed digital storytelling studio Fast Familiar.
16+ years
Price: £11.00
ConversationJulia Gillard talks to Helena Kennedy

Event 315

Julia Gillard talks to Helena Kennedy

Not Now, Not Ever

–  Global Stage
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Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be remembered for being the first woman in the role in that country’s history, but even more so for her misogyny speech to parliament, in which she called out politician Tony Abbott for his hypocrisy and sexism. She talks to human rights lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy about one of the most iconic speeches in modern politics, her career in the Australian government and what is still to be achieved when it comes to equality.

Price: £15.00
ConversationMarlon James talks to Adam Biles

Event 316

Marlon James talks to Adam Biles

A Brief History of Seven Killings

–  Discovery Stage
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A Brief History of Seven Killings exploded onto the literary scene in 2014, winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Ten years after its publication, Marlon James presents a new edition exploring the ongoing cultural and historical fascination with Bob Marley. In Jamaica, 1976, seven gunmen storm Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The superstar survives but the gunmen are never caught. James’s novel reimagines an event that has become a modern myth, as he chronicles the lives of slum kids, one-night stands, drug lords, girlfriends, gunmen, journalists and even the CIA. James talks to novelist and literary director Adam Biles of Shakespeare and Company. A Brief History of Seven Killings is the Hay Festival Book Club pick for June.

Price: £13.00
ConversationJulian Rhind-Tutt, Jack Harries and Jane Davidson in conversation

Event 317

Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jack Harries and Jane Davidson in conversation

Mobilising for the Future

–  Meadow Stage
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Ideas and stories are limitless: our planet’s resources are not. The combined climate, biodiversity and nature emergencies are an existential threat to us all. So we all have a responsibility to help find solutions. Throughout Hay Festival we invite participants to contribute their ideas and concerns and to help build a combined mobilisation message for the future. Today we launch that message, encouraging everyone to be part of the change needed to secure a safe outcome for future generations.

Actor Julian Rhind-Tutt has appeared in Green Wing, Notting Hill and The Witcher. Documentary filmmaker Jack Harries is co-founder of Earthrise Studio. Environmental activist Jane Davidson is the former Welsh Government minister for Education, Environment and Sustainability. In conversation with Nicola Cutcher, investigative journalist, documentary maker, and freelance writer.

Price: £11.00
ConversationBBC Radio 4: Natalie Haynes Stands Up For the Classics

Event 446

BBC Radio 4: Natalie Haynes Stands Up For the Classics

–  Exchange Marquee
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'Rockstar mythologist' Natalie Haynes is the best-selling author of 'Divine Might', 'Stone Blind', and 'A Thousand Ships', as well as a reformed comedian who is a little bit obsessive about Ancient Greek and Rome. Today she stands up in the name of two great figures from the ancient world. Expect life-enhancing knowledge and entertaining stories from a millennium or so ago.

Free – drop in
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