Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 189

Keith Barnham

The Burning Answer

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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In just over three generations, we have consumed approximately half the useful oil that it took photosynthesis around two million years to produce. In two generations we have used around half our useful uranium resources. We are faced with an urgent choice, the roots of which lie in 1905 with the discovery of Einstein’s ‘other’ equation, E = hf. This little-known equation, which began the quantum revolution, could hold the key to our future survival through the generation of electricity from sunlight.

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Event 190

Simon Blackburn talks to Rosie Boycott

Cambridge University Series 7

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love

Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behaviour. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try?

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Event 191

Andrew Simms and David Boyle talk to Andy Fryers

What if Money Grew on Trees…?

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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Consider a world where gold is worthless, banks do not exist and international trade is banned. Would our lives be better if all work was fun, debt was wiped out and anybody could live wherever they wanted?

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Event 193

Social Enterprise Series: Chris Peel

Unemployment To Enterprise

Venue: Landmarc Innovation Hub
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Backing innovation and creating opportunity. Chris Peel is the Managing Director of ReHab Jobfit.

FREE BUT TICKETED

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Social Enterprise Series: Chris Peel

Event W23

Bass and Guitar

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
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Find out how the rhythm section works together, with techniques and tips in a hands-on session.
12–17 years
Places Limited

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Bass and Guitar

Event HF54

Chris Riddell

Goth Girl

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Chris Riddell’s Costa Book Award-winning series, the magical Goth Girl, goes from strength to strength. Find out how Chris works with words and pictures and see the different tools of his trade. With lots of artistic tips, this is a must-see event for any budding artist.
7+ years
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Chris Riddell

Event HF52

Jeremy Strong

Venue: The Tata Tent
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Get ready to laugh your socks off with king of comedy Jeremy Strong as he tells you all about Streaker’s bonkers new adventure, Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour-Dog’s Sizzling Summer.
6+ years
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Jeremy Strong

Event HF55

Kate Pankhurst

Mariella Mysteries

Venue: The Cube
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Join Kate Pankhurst to find out all about the latest Mariella Mystery – The Curse of the Pampered Poodle – and get some top tips on writing a funny mystery story.
7+ years

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Kate Pankhurst

Event HF53

Oliver Jeffers

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Enjoy live drawing and storytelling with Oliver Jeffers. Born in Australia, raised in Belfast, Oliver now lives in Brooklyn and brings some NYC cool to Hay while celebrating the 10th anniversary of How To Catch a Star, and a brand new Hueys book, None the Number, in which the Hueys have an important question about counting…
6+ years
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Oliver Jeffers

Event 493

The Prince's Drawing School

Venue: The Summer House
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Spend a morning drawing and change the way you see! Come to the Pop Up Studio and learn to draw with The Prince's Drawing School, the only art school dedicated to drawing from observation. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All equipment provided.
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The Prince's Drawing School

Event 194

Francisco Bethencourt

Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The Portuguese historian examines different forms of racism, particularly against New Christians and Moriscos in Iberia, black slaves and freedmen in colonial and postcolonial environments, Native Americans, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and Jews in modern Europe. Exploring instances of enslavement, forced migration and ethnic cleansing, Bethencourt reflects on genocide and the persecution of ethnicities in C20th Europe. Chaired by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera.

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Event 195

Tony Parsons talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

The Murder Bag

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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The bestselling novelist launches his new crime series. Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter’s Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Cometh Detective Max Wolfe…

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Tony Parsons talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Event 196

Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice talk to Susy Smith

Country Living Women in Business Forum

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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Having It All: How to Strike a Work-Life Balance
The Country Living editor discusses one of the key entrepreneurial skills with the founders of the iconic Emma Bridgewater ceramics company.

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Event 197

Fflur Dafydd and Samanta Schweblin

Wales/Argentina

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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In a prelude celebration to next year’s 150th anniversary of the Welsh colony in Patagonia, two of the most brilliant writers from the two countries exchange stories across languages and cultures. They talk with Daniel Hahn.

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Fflur Dafydd and Samanta Schweblin

Event 198

Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Philips

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 1

Venue: St Mary's Church
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The piano duo play Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor, D.940, Rondo in A major D.951 and Eight Variations on an Original Theme in A flat D.813.

Recorded for broadcast on Radio 3

See also events 247, 292 and 337.
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Event 199

Social Enterprise Series: Ren Kapur

Can Enterprise Work For You?

Venue: Landmarc Innovation Hub
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Ren Kapur is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on social-values-driven enterprise and has set up and delivered a number of businesses and innovative business solutions.

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Social Enterprise Series: Ren Kapur

Event HF57

Charlie Higson

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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The author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series talks about his writing and the fifth instalment in his bestselling zombie adventure series, The Fallen. A writer, actor and comedian, Charlie studied gothic literature at university and is a huge fan of horror.
12+ years (YA)

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Charlie Higson

Event HF59

Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane

Venue: The Cube
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Clara Vulliamy reads and draws from Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane, her first collaboration with her mother Shirley Hughes. Design your own crazy vehicle and join the marvellous motors game. Perfect for budding artists and car fans alike.

4–7 years
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Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane

Event HF56

Francesca Simon

Horrid Henry

Venue: The Tata Tent
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Celebrate Horrid Henry’s 20th birthday with the bestselling author. Discover what led her to create everyone’s favourite naughty boy. Step into the world of Horrid Henry and relive 20 years of hilarious adventures with Horrid Henry’s Krazy Ketchup, the brand new Horrid Henry story. With a special appearance by Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.

6+ years

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Francesca Simon

Event HF58

Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Hop along to this charming interactive puppet show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life! See Peter escape from Mr McGregor’s garden, and help him on his journey.
4–7 years
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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

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