Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 351

Terakaft

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Brought together by the founders of Tinariwen, these sublime Tuareg desert-rockers blend wild riffs, searing and searching eastern-tinged melodies, three voices singing in harmony, and the ever-present soul of the blues. Their latest album Kel Tamasheq is produced by Justin Adams.




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Event 352

Danny Dorling and Lucy Wadham

Penguin Underground Lines

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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Two readings: the geographer, Dorling, tells the stories of the people who live along The 32 Stops Of The Central Line to illustrate the extent and impact of inequality in Britain today. Wadham introduces her Heads And Straights: The Circle Line, an autobiographical tale of bohemians, punk, the King’s Road in the 1970s and family.

TFL celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin
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Event 353

Wayne Smith

The Drove Roads Of The Middle Marches

Venue: Digital Stage
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The historian follows the trail of Welsh drovers down through the centuries as they moved cattle and sheep to the ever-expanding markets of England. And he offers a detailed walks guide for those keen to discern their own drove roads.

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Event 354

Brian Viner

The Good, The Dad And The Ugly

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Nothing can quite prepare you for the hells and joys of fatherhood, but Brian’s fabulous stories will be a consolation, a guide and a friendly treasure.

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Event 355

Danielle Fuller

Citizen Reader

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Fuller studies the phenomenon of mass participation in reading events, through book clubs, city reads, festivals and online reading communities.

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Event 356

Huw Lewis-Jones

The Conquest Of Everest: Original Photographs From The Legendary First Ascent

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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We celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hillary and Tenzing’s ascent on 29 May 1953 with a showing of images from the archive of the team’s photographer George Lowe.

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Event 357

Owen Sheers

Pink Mist

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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We are thrilled to launch the publication of this verse drama with a reading by the poet. Three school friends return from Afghanistan to face the consequences of their tours, for them and the women in their lives. Drawn from interviews with wounded veterans, Pink Mist is a lyric narrative of rare dramatic and emotional intensity. Introduced by Francesca Rhydderch.
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Event 358

Razia Iqbal, Michelle de Kretser, Kamila Shamsie and Monique Roffey

Making Sense Of Place: The Use Of Fiction To Tell The Real Story

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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The novelists discuss the way in which fiction illuminates the history, the geography and the spirit of place.

In association with Commonwealth Writers.

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Event 359

Robert Hudson and Dai Smith talk to Jon Gower

Fictions – Stranger Than Truth

Venue: Summer House
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In Hudson’s Dazzle, high society intrigues while big-game tuna fishing off the Scarborough coast in the 1930s. Smith’s Dream On is a black comedy/noir thriller meshing lives and legends of South Wales.

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Event 360

James Treasure-Evans and Gareth Williams

A Stitch In Time

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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There are many simple, low-cost ways to reduce the human and financial cost of natural disasters such as floods. What are they, and how can we finance these vital climate change defences? Concern Universal’s James Treasure-Evans is joined by Gareth Williams of Caplor Energy. Chaired by The Telegraph’s Louise Gray.

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Event W31

Kitchen Academy Workshop 31

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 HF97

Maisy Mouse

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Join in storytelling, songs and games for a fun-filled time with your favourite mouse.

Duration 45 mins.

3–7 years

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Event HF99

My Big World

Venue: The Cube
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Join the team from OKIDO for a mixture of crafts and games taken from My Big World. Encounter different plants and animals, explore exciting locations around the world and even visit outer space! A fun and interactive first look at geography and science.

Duration 45 mins.

4+ years

See also event HF103

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Event HF98

The Funny Panel

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winner Jamie Thomson is joined by two top funny talents, Mark Lowery and Sarah McIntyre. Come and share the jokes!

Duration 60 mins.

9+ years

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Event 488

Norma Percy talks to Alex Holmes

The Iraq War: Screening and interview

Venue: Richard Booth's Bookshop Cinema, 44 Lion Street
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The Iraq War introduces you to Saddam Hussein’s foreign minister, his intelligence chiefs, the general who had charge of destroying his Weapons of Mass Destruction – plus Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Tony Blair, Jack Straw and more. A preview of the BBC2 series from Orwell Prize-winner Norma Percy and Brook Lapping, the team that made Iran & The West. Norma Percy talks to Alex Holmes, writer and director of House of Saddam.



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 458

Hay Castle Tour 9

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 361

Deborah Moggach talks to Peter Florence

Fictions – Heartbreak

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The writer discusses the film adaptation of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, her screenplay for Joe Wright’s Pride And Prejudice movie and her new novel Heartbreak Hotel in which the irrepressible Russell ‘Buffy’ Buffery has upped sticks from London and moved to a decrepit B&B in rural Wales. He needs to fill the beds, and what better way than with ‘Courses for Divorces’…?

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Event 362

Simon Hoggart

House Of Fun

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The peerless sketch writer yarns 20 Glorious Years In Parliament.

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Event 363

Robert Macfarlane talks to Horatio Clare

Holloway

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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The new book from the author of The Old Ways. In 2005 Macfarlane and Roger Deakin travelled to explore the holloways of South Dorset’s sandstone. They found their way into a landscape of shadows, spectres and great strangeness. Six years later, after Deakin’s early death, Macfarlane returned to the holloway with the artist Stanley Donwood and writer Dan Richards.

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Event 364

Fiona Reynolds

Cambridge University Series 12: Britishness

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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In a world of rapid change and global, multicultural influences we explore the place that landscape, history and nature play in people’s sense of Britishness today.

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