Plants changed the face of the planet – and fossils from Hay and around the world have revealed how this happened. Edwards tells the story of these ancient plants, which led to the gardens, forests and landscapes we know today.
Come and quiz the Waitrose MD on food and farming, ethical and essential consumption, competition, partnership and price. Chaired by the business editor of The Telegraph.
Henry fathered four living children, Henry Fitzroy, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth, each by a different mother. Their interrelationships were often scarred by jealousy, mutual distrust, sibling rivalry, even hatred. Possessed of quick wits and strong wills, their characters were defined partly by the educations they received, and partly by events over which they had no control. Introduced by SJ Parris.
This multi-media event delights in the transformational and magical quality of an element that is abundant in Wales. This alchemy is observed and fixed by the breathtaking landscape photography of Mari Owen and Carl Ryan, and is crystallized further by the pithy poems of award-winning authors Curtis and Davies.
Five participants, four Dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books for a chance to win a £15,000 cash award and one-to-one support from UnLtd.
The husband and wife actors read a programme of Byron, Keats and Shelley. McCrory’s credits include Charles II: The Power And The Passion, The Queen,the Harry Potter movies and Skyfall. Lewis’ screen work includes Band of Brothers, The Forsyte Saga and Homeland. Josephine’s commentary will be read by Lisa Dwan.
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
North of Nowhere and Binny For Short are both set in seaside towns. These two acclaimed writers discuss the differences and similarities in their stories.
Wyrmeweald is a land where fabulous dragon-like beasts roam wild and man is both hunter and hunted. Immersive epic fantasy from the incredibly talented duo behind The Edge Chronicles.
The broadcaster and farmer tells the story of her relocation to a Welsh farm, chasing the good life dream and her struggle to establish a sustainable business and a school for rural skills and animal husbandry.
The National Poet of Wales gives this year’s lecture addressing AE Housman’s own original subject of The Name And Nature Of Poetry. Chaired by Guto Harri.
The war for Alexander The Great’s empire among his successors lasted forty brutal, destructive years and also saw an astonishing cultural boom. A new world emerged from the dust and haze of battle – the world of Hellenistic Greece. Hosted by Oliver Balch.
The final of a national youth public speaking competition is chaired by the author of The Carbon Diaries, Quantum Drop and Momentum.
Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
An intriguing journey of dissonance in science, in nature and in music: how composers have employed it from Baroque music to Rock feedback; how medicine harnesses it to shatter kidney stones and treat cancer; and even how the military uses it in (real and rumoured) weapons. Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill.