Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 117

Sadaf Farooqi

Cambridge University Series 5: What Makes Us Fat?

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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In an age of obesity where sugary, fatty food is available 24/7, will it ever be possible to control our appetites? The Professor of Metabolism and Medicine describes how the brain and not the stomach controls what and how much we eat; and how scientists are working to conquer the many triggers for overeating. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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Event 118

Bobette Buster

Do Story: How To Tell Your Story So The World Listens

Venue: Digital Stage
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The Pixar story consultant and film-maker offers practical advice on how to shape your story and why an emotional connection is key.

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Event 119

Peter Oborne and David Morrison

A Dangerous Delusion: Why The West Is Wrong About Nuclear Iran

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The authors attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal. They argue that the military threats aimed by the West against Iran contravene international law, and argue that Iran is a civilised country and legitimate power across the Middle East. Chaired by Bronwen Maddox.

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Event 120

Robert Hudson, Marie Phillips and John Finnemore

Warhorses Of Letters

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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The powerfully moving and often hilarious letters exchanged between two of the most significant warhorses in history: the dignified Marengo, devoted bearer of Napoleon; and the dashing Copenhagen, a slightly flighty racehorse who became the warhorse of the Duke of Wellington.

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Event 122

Sarfraz Manzoor

The Boss Rules

Venue: Digital Stage
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A glorious mash of fandom, lyric-love and life-lessons. The journalist tackles race, religion and rock’n’roll and his passionate belief that the songs of Bruce Springsteen contain the secrets of life, love and happiness. Inviting the audience to share their dilemmas, he offers heartfelt advice based on Springsteen’s lyrics.

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Event 123

Satish Kumar, Roger Thurow, Esther Mweso and Sally Copley

Can We Really Be The Generation To End World Hunger?

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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One in eight people in the world still go to bed hungry despite our planet providing enough food for everyone. With the UK hosting the G8 Summit in June, what will they deliver to tackle this scandal? Resurgence & Ecologist editor, Satish Kumar; author and journalist Roger Thurow; Concern Universal's Esther Mweso; and Oxfam’s Head of UK Campaigns (and chair of IF’s Organising Committee) Sally Copley suggest ways forward.

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Event 480

An Audience With Terence Stamp

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Our chance to talk to the legendary actor and icon, in a wide-ranging Q&A with the Hay audience. He is the star of cult movies Billy Budd, Far From The Madding Crowd, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wall Street and The Limey, and the massive franchises Star Wars and Superman. His books include Stamp Album, Coming AttractionsDouble Feature and The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London
Chaired by Francine Stock.
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Event 124

Marcus Brigstocke

The Brig Society

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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No less than the total restructuring of every aspect of life in Britain organised through the medium of jokes. See this show – WIN a free hospital or school! Second prize – a major High Street bank.

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Event 125

David Lynch presents Chrysta Bell

In Concert

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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With exquisite and tortured vocals and an onstage persona in the tradition of Rita Hayworth, Texan beauty Chrysta Bell smoulders in her collaboration with iconic film director David Lynch. Infusing a dark and airy soundscape with breathy inflections and soulful melodies, this otherworldly femme fatale is lyrically spellbinding. Please note David Lynch will not be performing with Chrysta Bell as part of this event.

David Lynch Presents: Chrysta Bell (V Magazine New York) from Trevor Undi on Vimeo.



See more at chrystabell.com
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David Lynch presents Chrysta Bell

Event 126

John Holmes talks to Nik Gowing

The Politics Of Humanity: The Reality Of Relief Aid

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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The former UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs exposes the often depressing difficulties behind providing humanitarian aid to some of the most troubled spots in the world – on his beat: Sri Lanka, Darfur, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Event 127

Tam Dalyell talks to Jim Naughtie

The Importance Of Being Awkward

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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The maverick and veteran MP, Father of the House, scourge of the Front Benches and opponent of wars considers his parliamentary career, spanning 43 years and 8 administrations.

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Event 128

Deborah Christie talks to Rosie Boycott

Diabetes: Children, Adolescents And Their Families

Venue: Digital Stage
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The Consultant Clinical Psychologist addresses the issues arising from the fact that children and young people are increasingly among those being diagnosed with diabetes but only 1 in 6 of them succeed in controlling it, despite support from parents and professionals.

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Event 129

Brian Kimberling and Nathan Filer talk to Lisa Dwan

Fictions – Coming Of Age

Venue: The Cube
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Set in a brilliantly-observed rural Indiana, ‘the bastard son of the Midwest’, Kimberling’s Snapper is a book about bird-watching, a woman who won’t stay true, and a pick-up truck that won’t start. Filer’s The Shock Of The Fall tells the tale of a man’s descent into mental illness.

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Event 130

Sean Pidgeon

Finding Camlann

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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A romantic quest to find the real King Arthur focuses here in Hay in this mining of deepest myth and compelling literary sleuthing.

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Event HF121

Llwynberried Farm

Farm Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office
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John and Helen Price open the gates to their farm, which specialises in producing top quality beef from their single suckler herd. The farm produces all its own fodder and feed crops and supplies both local and national retailers. Crops include wheat, barley, oilseed rape and forage maize.

A short walk to see the herd grazing will take place if the weather permits. Beef from the farm will be served in bread rolls at the end of the visit.


9am–1pm

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Event HF126

Pop Vocal Coaching

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Carrie and David Grant have coached everyone from Take That to Charlotte Church. They will teach you to sing like a star

Duration 45 mins.

7+ years

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Event 131

Jack Straw talks to Peter Florence

Last Man Standing

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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A conversation with the plumber’s mate, lawyer, politician and memoirist, who spent 13 years at the heart of the New Labour government. He was Foreign Secretary at the time of 9/11 and the Iraq War.

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Event 132

Kate Manning and Kate Summerscale talk to Sarah Crompton

Notorious

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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In Manning’s My Notorious Life By Madam X the headstrong daughter of Irish immigrants, forced to beg for pennies as a child on the brutal streets of New York City, grows up to become the most successful – and controversial – midwife of her time. The story chimes perfectly with Kate Summerscale’s tale of Victorian scandal and divorce Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace.

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Event 133

Ian Goldin talks to Oliver Balch

Divided Nations: Why Global Governance Is Failing, And What We Can Do About It

Venue: Google’s Big Tent
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We face a number of international challenges – climate change, finance, pandemics, cyber security, and migration – which spill over national boundaries. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the UN, the IMF, the World Bank – bodies created in a very different world, more than 60 years ago – are inadequate for the task of managing such risk in the C21st.

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Event 134

Jill Cook talks to Francine Stock

The British Museum Lecture; Ice Age: The Arrival Of The Modern Mind

Venue: LLwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage
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The curator of the blockbuster exhibition explores the extraordinary sculpture and drawings created during the last European Ice Age, the oldest known figurative art in the world. Highlights include the Swimming Reindeer (13,000 years old), the so-called Willendorf Venus (25,000 years old) and the Vogelherd horse (32,000 years old).

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