Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event HF89

Tarzan: The Savage Lands

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Andy Briggs brings the Tarzan stories and the Congo alive for a new generation of readers with fascinating research material and a great story.

Duration 45 mins.

9+ years

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Event HF90

Where’s Spot?

Venue: The Cube
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Have you seen Spot? This storytelling session includes games, dancing, plus a chance to meet the world’s most lovable puppy.

Duration 40 mins.

3–7 years

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Event 324

John le Carré

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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In an unprecedented double-length interview, the creator of George Smiley and author of spy masterpieces such as The Constant Gardener, The Honourable Schoolboy, The Russia House and The Tailor of Panama makes his first visit to the festival and talks about his work A Delicate Truth to Philippe Sands.

The video of the event is offered for sale, by John le Carré to raise money to keep Hay Library open.

Words of John le Carré (David Cornwell) ©David Cornwell, 2013

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Event 325

Jules Hudson

Renovating Old Buildings

Venue: Digital Stage
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Practical advice and builders’ tales from the rural affairs expert and star of Escape To The Country, Britain’s Empty Homes and Britain’s Heritage Heroes.

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Event 326

Dan Smith

The State Of The World Atlas

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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A revelatory way of imagining the world. The revered International Relations guru and revolutionary cartographer updates his seminal 1970s work that graphically analyses every indicator and vital statistic of modern life, from wealth and power, war and peace through to rights, health and the environment. Chaired by Mark Ellingham.

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Event 327

Derek Niemann

Birds In A Cage

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The remarkable untold story of a group of POWs who, through a shared love of birds, overcame hunger, hardship and boredom to bring purpose and dignity to their lives behind barbed wire. Under the gaze of Nazi guards, they founded a secret bird-watching society, and their legacy lives on in institutions such as the RSPB and the British Wildlife Trust.

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Event 328

Andy Fryers, Andy Middleton and guests

The Dragons’ Slipstream

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Earlier this week a group of senior business leaders, third sector innovators and participants from government came together in Hay to catalyse change in Wales. Join in the discussions in this open event and help build confidence and capability to magnify the solutions and share them globally.

Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.

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Event HF93

David Shelton

A Boy And A Bear In A Boat

Venue: The Cube
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A boy and a bear go to sea with a comic book, a suitcase and a ukulele and encounter sea monsters, ghost ships and storms in this slightly scary, surreal and funny story. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Duration 45 mins.

7+ years

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Event HF92

Harry And The Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Join Ian Whybrow to find out all about Harry’s latest adventures with his dinosaurs.

Duration 60 mins.

4+ years

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Event W28

Kitchen Academy Workshop 28

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 HF91

Michelle Paver

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Gods And Warriors is the meticulously researched new Bronze Age adventure series from the internationally-acclaimed author of Wolf Brother.

Duration 60 mins.

10+ years

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Event W59

Rock Riffs 2

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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Techniques and tricks of playing lead guitar. Simple solos to shredding.

 

12–18 years

Hands-on workshops from Cool Fossil Music Foundation

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Event 329

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

Hard Was The Struggle

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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To commemorate the centenary of the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who was killed by King George V’s horse during the Derby, the historian and author of March, Women, March explores the women’s movement in Britain, from the passing of the Marriage and Divorce Act in 1857 to women attaining the vote in 1928. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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Event 330

Simon Garfield

On The Map: Why The World Looks The Way It Does

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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How maps both relate and realign our history. His compelling narratives range from the quest to create the perfect globe to the challenges of mapping Africa and Antarctica, from spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Ordnance Survey to the mapping of MonopolyChaired by Jasper Rees.

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Event 331

John Boyne talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

This House Is Haunted

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The author of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and The Absolutist introduces his new novel. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night…

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Event 332

Matthew Haley

Electrifying The Art Business

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Bonhams’ Head of Books, Maps and Manuscripts appreciates books as artefacts and looks at the effect of the electronification of books.

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Event 333

Renos Papadopoulos and Zdenka Fantlova talk to Fiona Hamilton

The Lapidus Conversation: How We Present And Represent Public Tragedies

Venue: Digital Stage
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The psychologist looks at trauma in relation specifically to refugees in conflict zones. As consultant to the UN he has worked with refugees and other survivors of political violence in many countries. Fantlova is a Holocaust survivor and author of The Tin Ring: How I Cheated Death. Hamilton is Chair of Lapidus UK.

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Event HF94

Bodyguard: Hostage

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Chris Bradford, author of the bestselling Young Samurai books introduces his brand new series, Bodyguard, aimed at fans of Cherub and Alex Rider.

Duration 45 mins.

9+ years

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Event W29

Kitchen Academy Workshop 29

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 HF95

The Tale Of The Gingerbread Man

Venue: The Cube
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An imaginative interactive telling of a much-loved classic story, which parents will enjoy as much as their children.

Duration 30 mins.

3–7 years 

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