A year on from the start of the Ukraine War, journalist and policy analyst Anatol Lieven explores the conflicting goals of Russia, the United States and Ukraine, argues that Europe needs to take responsibility for its own security, and looks at ways in which the war might be brought to an end. Lieven’s areas of interest and expertise include Russia and the former Soviet Union, and US political culture and strategy. He has spoken as an expert to the British Parliament, the United States Congress and the French Foreign Ministry, and is currently a visiting professor at King's College London and a senior fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in Washington DC. His most recent book is Climate Change and the Nation State: The Case for Nationalism in a Warming World.
Come along to hear Tony Juniper and Emily Shuckburgh discuss the results from the week of Planet Assembly public workshops led by sustainability entrepreneur Andy Middleton, Chief Exploration Officer at the TYF Group. At this concluding event, we’ll launch the urgent call to action generated from these intense brain-storming discussions.
At the workshops over the first nine days of the Festival, people from all walks of life will contribute to inclusive discussions with scientists, commentators and experts. We’ll share ideas to create new momentum to ensure planetary conditions in which all species can thrive. Each day we’ll tackle an area of our lives where there must and can be urgent change, from biodiversity and mobility to energy and food, water and cities to health and fashion.
The aim is to design and define the new tipping points we confront and to create new public pressure on policy makers and businesses to effect rapid change. Tony Juniper is Chair of Natural England and Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero; together they have authored Climate Change with His Majesty, King Charles.
This event is part of our Hay Festival Planet Assembly, a daily, inclusive conversation over ten days involving lay people, scientists, commentators and experts. We want to empower everyone to be accelerators and multipliers for the dramatic policy transformations that are needed immediately to tackle the acute climate and biodiversity emergencies.
Please note - This event was originally advertised as Sunday 4 June 2023, 8.30pm and has now changed to the above date and time.
Alien deity, drag queen, academic and idealist – Cheddar Gorgeous is the entertaining, hilarious and breathtaking star of Channel 4’s Drag SOS and BBC’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Amplified to the mainstream through sensational TV performances, their roots grew from underground queer club culture and activism. The depth and breadth of their take on the power of drag has created their reputation as an educator of the more serious and complex dimensions of queer culture. Affectionately referred to as Dr Cheddar Gorgeous on the latest season of Drag Race, Cheddar (aka Dr Michael Atkins) has cemented their position as one of the nation’s most beloved drag queen mentors. In this live show they return to the boards, bringing their performative take on masculinity with a full artistic vision.
Please note - This event was originally advertised as Sunday 4 June 2023, 9.30pm and has now changed to the above date and time.
Get ready for the floor for some soul-shakin’ disco debauchery and dance floor bangers – it’s glitter, sequins, big smiles and even bigger tunes with Galactic on the decks! He’s been putting a smile on the faces of party-goers all across the UK over the last few years… His feel-good, uplifting vibes and energetic performances have seen him light up festivals from Wilderness, Latitude and Camp Bestival to Larmer Tree, Green Man, Shambala, Big Feastival and El Dorado. Knockout warm-up sets for Craig Charles, Norman Jay, Jo Whiley and Rob da Bank have really put him on the map.
Alongside Max, our festival Closing Party will be hosted by the fabulous BooLaCroux, who’ll welcome you on the door, and will be on hand to add a generous helping of sparkle to proceedings.
Grab a drink and get down!