Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 265

Roger Lovegrove

Islands Beyond The Horizon

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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The naturalist explores some of the remotest places on earth, examining the islands’ biodiversity and the impact of human habitation on their wildlife and ecosystems.

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Event 266

Ian McMillan and guests

The Verb

Venue: Digital Stage
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Barnsley FC’s poet-in-residence and Beat Poet for Humberside Police hosts a Hay edition of Radio 3’s cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performances.

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Event 267

Landmarc 100 Workshops

Professionals – Delivery and Innovation: Workshop 1

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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How do professionals across all sectors develop the survival skills for a resilient future? As part of the Landmarc 100 Innovations Scheme, this is the third in a series of open invitation workshops, conversations and presentations designed to inspire applicants, tackle the big issues of sustainability, and take the great ideas you’ve jotted on the back of beer mats or napkins and make them real.

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Event HF71

Alex Scarrow

TimeRiders

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The golden age of piracy gets a time-travel makeover as the team is confronted by an unscrupulous captain intent on theft.

9+ years

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Event HF72

Dirty Bertie

Venue: Starlight Stage
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David Roberts is back with his brilliant illustrations and the latest in the bestselling Dirty Bertie series.

5+ years

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Event W21

Kitchen Academy Workshop 21

Venue: Mess Tent
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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.

 

5–8 years – children must be accompanied

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Event HF73

Steve Cole

Venue: The Cube
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A fun-filled frantic session with the creator of the Astrosaurs and Cows In Action series.

7+ years

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Event 486

5 Broken Cameras

Screening

Venue: Richard Booth's Bookshop Cinema, 44 Lion Street
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An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later given to Israeli co-director Guy Davidi to edit. Structured around the violent destruction of each one of Burnat's cameras, the film-makers' collaboration follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and lives are lost. "I feel like the camera protects me," he says, "but it's an illusion."

The film won the Best Documentary prize at Sundance and Jerusalem and was nominated for an Oscar.

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Please arrive in good time for the start of this event; we regret that latecomers may not be permitted entry.

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Event W52

National Grid Workshop 2

Powering YOUR Future: The Future Of Energy

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Where is your energy going to come from – gas, nuclear, wind, coal, oil, hydro or solar? These are the questions facing some of the best brains in the country right now. This is your chance to see if you can provide the answer. Take part in this hands-on, interactive workshop, which includes quizzes and competitions.

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Event 456

Hay Castle Tour 7

Venue: Hay Castle Main Hall
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Hay Castle, once a great medieval stronghold, is alive with possibilities once again. Find out more with Mary Morgan, head of Hay Castle Friends, 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. 

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Event 465

Hedgerow Foraging Walk 3

Venue: Meet at Box Office
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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.

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Event 268

Guy Walters

The Real Great Escape

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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Squadron Leader Roger Bushell masterminded an attempt to smuggle hundreds of POWs down a tunnel built right under the noses of the guards of Stalag Luft III, a top-security prisoner-of-war camp for captured Allied airmen in Lower Silesia. Great movie. The truth is stranger and more wonderful. Chaired by Mark Skipworth.

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Event 269

Stephanie Dalley

The Mystery Of The Hanging Garden Of Babylon

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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An exciting story of detection, involving legends, expert decipherment of ancient texts, and a vivid description of a little-known civilization. Recognised in ancient times as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the legendary Hanging Garden of Babylon and its location still remains a mystery steeped in shadow and puzzling myths.

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Event 270

Andrew Balmford

Nature’s Glass: Half Empty or Half Full?

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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Wild populations, their habitats, and the benefits they provide for people, are in decline. But is the situation hopeless? The Professor of Conservation Science tells stories of success from around the world to argue the case of optimism.

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Event 271

Jackie Scott

Cambridge University Series 10: Equality

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Do women need equality at home to be equal in the workplace? Scott talks to Gaby Hinsliff.

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Event 272

Nicholas Orme

The Beginnings Of Children’s Literature In England

Venue: Digital Stage
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One of the world authorities on medieval children and schools examines the poetry and stories of the middle ages, the myths and the legends. Chaired by Simon Mundy.

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Event 273

Landmarc 100 Workshops

Professionals – Delivery and Innovation: Workshop 2

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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How do professionals across all sectors develop the survival skills for a resilient future? Join us to take the great ideas you’ve jotted on the back of beer mats or napkins and make them real.

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Event 479

Ian Charlesworth and Richard Stockton

Jolly Jaunts with The Parson and The Publican

Venue: The Cube
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For a number of years The Parson and The Publican have travelled the highways and byways in search of refreshment for body and soul. With many years between them of accumulated wisdom on matters pertaining to pew and pump it was but a short step to committing their experiences to print. The authors have scoured Worcestershire, Herefordshire and The Wye Valley to amass these tales, which are delightfully illustrated with watercolour sketches from the brush of the Publican. Some of the places in their delightful book are well known, while others are more obscure but, never discouraged, our plucky pilgrims get out the map, freely exchange opinions and then do precisely what the driver wishes. Not for them the wonders of the 'Sat Nag'. Rather, instinct and an unwavering nose for musty hassocks, malted barley or fermented apple juice draws them ever onwards.

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Event W22

Kitchen Academy Workshop 22

Venue: Mess Tent
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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

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Event HF74

Melvin Burgess & Anthony McGowan

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Melvin Burgess talks to Anthony McGowan about the unusual genesis of The Hit, Melvin’s new book – a tense and violent thriller based on a very interesting premise.

12+ years

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