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Hay Castle, once a great medieval stronghold, is alive with possibilities once again. Find out more with Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales, on a guided tour of the 12th Century keep, Jacobean mansion and Victorian service buildings. Includes tea and a bun
Please note: There are two tours, one starting at 10am and one starting at 11am. Please book for the tour you wish to attend, using the variant boxes below.
Join Adele Nozedar, author of The Hedgerow Handbook, for a foraging walk around Hay. Families and children welcome.
For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing.
Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
Melanie Whitehead leads this participatory workshop for families and children, introducing themes and scenes from Shakespeare’s play, which pitches Rosalind and Orlando on the run into the forest of Arden. Maria Aberg’s new production with music by Laura Marling opens on 12 April.
Families and children 10+ years
On the 20th anniversary of publication of his iconic tale of disaster and endurance in the first Iraq War, the Special Forces veteran revisits the story with new material.
In 2009, as in 1933, a charismatic president succeeded a discredited one at a time of economic crisis. Obama and his advisers explicitly looked to FDR for policy models. Despite his re-election in 2012, Obama has lost control of the House, where Republicans stymie attempts to avoid the fiscal cliff. Economic recovery is partial and largely jobless. The prospects for his second term look unpromising in a highly polarised politics. Did Obama learn the right lessons from the New Deal? Chaired by Stephanie Flanders.
Michael Ramsey Prize shortlisted authors, Victor Lee Austin, Luke Bretherton, John Gillibrand, Paula Gooder, Michael Lodahl and Thomas Yoder Neufeld share the experience of being nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious theology prizes and explain what their titles contribute to the world of contemporary theology.
The extraordinary life of Cambridge’s first professor of Spanish; an undergraduate peer of Keynes and Rupert Brooke, he fought at Ypres before falling in love with Spain in the ’20s and ’30s, where he became a close friend of Manuel de Falla, Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel.
What do we need to do to deliver the resilient ecosystem services needed by all of us, every day? Join us to take the great ideas you’ve jotted on the back of beer mats or napkins and make them real.
Fascinating facts and the kind of advice you won’t get anywhere else from the bestselling and double-Blue Peter Best Book with Facts-winning Mitchell Symons.
Join us in making Mini Spanish Omelettes, Welsh Sushi, Giant Chocolate Waffles, Sicilian Chicken and No Bake Cheesecakes. The menu will be rotated between sessions on a daily basis.
9–12 years – children must be accompanied
The prayer book’s history is one of passionately contested revision and of manic sensitivity to a verb or a turn of phrase. In the book’s ambiguities and fierce contestations, Swift argues, William Shakespeare found the ready elements of drama. Tracing the prayer book’s lines and motions through As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Measure For Measure, Othello, and particularly Macbeth, he redirects scholarly attention to the religious heart of Shakespeare’s work and time.
On the centenary of The Rite Of Spring, Moore’s Nijinsky captures the spirit of the great genius of C20th ballet, his relationship with Diaghilev, the controversy of his radical choreography and his descent into madness. In Sadler’s Wells Dance House Crompton chronicles how this London theatre and its creative impulses have shaped the course of dance in the C20th and C21st from classical to hip hop. Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill.
A compelling history of the southern-most continent from the C18th voyages of discovery to the fierce rivalries of today, as governments, scientists, environmentalists and oil companies compete for control. Chaired by Oliver Balch.
The philosopher imagines a dream school, which includes 12 of the greatest and most colourful thinkers the world has ever known. Each of these ancient philosophers teaches a technique we can use to transform ourselves and live better lives.
How business, government and community could collaborate and drive country-scale change to make Wales land and nature net-positive. WWF’s Anne Meikle and Bangor University’s Gareth Wyn Jones discuss. Chaired by Andy Fryers.
The presentation of the 2013 Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing, hosted by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and the Director of the British Museum.
Collins (clarinet), Johnston (cello) and McCawley (piano) play Beethoven – Trio in B flat, op.11; Brahms – Trio op.114; Glière – Valse Triste op.35, no.7; Rachmaninov – Vocalise for cello and piano.
Recorded for broadcast on Radio 3