Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 90

Gavin Hewitt

The Lost Continent

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Rich in analysis and anecdote, the BBC’s Europe Editor examines the roots and routes of the economic crisis – Europe’s Darkest Hour Since World War Two.

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Event 91

Joumana Haddad and Shereen El Feki talk to Joan Bakewell

Sex And The Citadel

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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Two compelling views of sex and gender in the Middle East. In Superman Is An Arab, her sequel to I Killed Sheherezade, Haddad examines the patriarchal system and machismo that continues to dominate in the Arab world. Sex is entwined in religion and tradition, politics and economics, gender and generations, so it makes the perfect lens for examining the region’s complex social landscape in El Feki’s study of Intimate Life In A Changing Arab World.

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Event 92

Colm Tóibín and Nadeem Aslam

Fictions – Love And Death

Venue: Digital Stage
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A conversation. The Testament Of Mary is the Virgin’s version of the life of Christ, the new novel by the author of Brooklyn and The Blackwater Lightship. The Blind Man’s Garden is a novel set in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the months following 9/11 by the author of Maps For Lost Lovers.

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Event 93

Roger Thurow

Feeding The World

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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How will we feed a growing global population in the face of a wide range of adverse factors, including climate change? What contributions can the social and natural sciences make in finding solutions, and what is the role for governments and the private sector? What does it all mean for the individual farmer? The author The Hunger Season discusses with The Telegraph’s Environment Editor, Geoffrey Lean.

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Event HF23

Belle & Boo

Venue: The Cube
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Join in story-time and craft activities with Belle & Boo, the bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend.

4+ years

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Event HF22

Maths for Mums & Dads

Venue: Starlight Stage
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In this entertaining and interactive talk, bestselling maths author Rob Eastaway demonstrates the fun side of maths for mums, dads and kids, with mind-reading tricks, curiosities and games that you can explore at home.

7+ years

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Event W37

Tiffany Murray

Creative Reading 1: Of Mice And Men

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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The 2012 Hay Festival International Fellow and creative writing lecturer leads this workshop looking at John Steinbeck’s novel, often set for GCSE English.

 14+ years

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Event 94

Mariella Frostrup and guests

Mariella’s Book Show At Hay – Filming 4

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Mariella Frostrup interviews an exciting line-up of authors and special guests at the festival in this exclusive recording by Sky Arts.

Guests include Edna O’Brien, Carl Bernstein and a performance by Chrysta Bell



Watch Mariella’s Book Show on Sky Arts 1 HD 8pm 20 June

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Event 95

Howard Jacobson

Austen Bicentenary Series 2: Pride & Prejudice 200

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The Booker winner celebrates the bicentenary of Austen’s great English novel, and admires the genius of her comedy and style.

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Event 96

Elif Shafak

The Raymond Williams Lecture 2013

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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The novelist, author of Honour, The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love develops her mesmerising exploration of writing and identity deriving from her fascination with the silent letter of her Turkish alphabet – the 'Ghost G'.

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Event 97

Daniel Dennett

Intuition Pumps: And Other Tools For Thinking

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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One of the world’s most original and provocative thinkers offers thinking tools built for the most treacherous subject matter: evolution, meaning, consciousness and free will. Chaired by AC Grayling.

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Event 98

John Banville talks to Rosie Goldsmith

Venue: Digital Stage
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The Booker winner discusses his story of obsessive young love and the power of grief, Ancient Light, and previews clips from the forthcoming film of The Sea.

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Event 99

Kitty Corrigan and guests

Country Living Magazine Women In Business Forum 2

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Five contestants pitch their new business ideas in the Talent Tent to a panel which includes Country Living editor Susy Smith, Love-Local’s Liz Oram, textile designer Jan Constantine, film-producer Revel Guest and Women in Rural Enterprise Business Manager Fiona DaviesThe winner will receive a prize to help them take their business to the next level. The prize is a year's membership of WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise) and a meeting with Emma Bridgewater and tour of her factory.

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Event HF24

Ali Sparkes

Unleashed

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Action fans will enjoy this in-depth session about the pulse-pounding series starring teengers with special powers.

9+ years

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Event HF25

Clara Vulliamy

Martha and the Bunny Brothers

Venue: The Cube
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Join our festival illustrator for story-time and craft fun with Martha, who always looks on the bright side of life.

Duration 45 mins.

4+ years

See also event HF17

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Event W3

Kitchen Academy Workshop 3

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 W38

Ordnance Survey Workshop 1

Venue: Scribblers Hut
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An introduction to the map layout, symbols and scales on paper and digital devices; the Ordnance Survey grid system, including being able to take four figure and six figure grid references; how to use a compass effectively and how to take compass bearings.

Suitable for all ages 7+ years

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Event 100

Muhammad Yunus

The Hamlin Lecture

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize-winning pioneer of microfinance and founder of the Grameen Bank talks to Nicholas Stern.

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Event 101

Peter Barron, Nik Gowing, Linda Yueh and Benedict Brogan chaired by Francine Stock

The Google Debates 2: The Future Of News

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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In a world of instant record, global publication and media turmoil, what and who is the future of news? Google’s Barron is joined by the BBC World anchor and author of Skyfull Of Lies Gowing, China expert Yueh, and Brogan, The Telegraph’s Deputy Editor.

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Event 102

India Knight talks to Damian Barr

Fictions – Mutton

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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An hilarious novel about the female midlife crisis from the star columnist, Twitter queen and author of My Life On A Plate, Don’t You Want Me and Comfort And Joy.

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