Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 248

Social Enterprise Series: Georgina Jones

Turning a Passion into a Business

Venue: Landmarc Innovation Hub
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All her life Georgina Jones has been inspired to ignite a spark in people. From singing on stage, to running teams, coaching or spending five minutes brightening up the day of a stranger Georgina loves turning people’s lights on. Whether in businesses, communities or online it is Georgina’s life goal to inspire people so that they inspire others and become happier, and more successful and confident in the process. Georgina has become a successful entrepreneur from creating businesses that centre around her passion and that passion drives her to dream big and make a difference.

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Social Enterprise Series: Georgina Jones

Event HF78

Chris Bradford

The Bodyguard

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Following his phenomenally successful Young Samurai events, Chris Bradford returns to the stage for his The Bodyguard series with an adrenaline-fuelled show. Chris brings the action in his books to life with interactive performance and explosive content linked to his own research and training. During his bodyguard training, Chris acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises; all of which he relates in one high-energy, breath-taking event.
Duration 45 minutes
9+ years
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Chris Bradford

Event W31

Royal Shakespeare Company

Romeo and Juliet for GCSE

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
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Participants will work in practical ways as actors and directors to build their confidence and enjoyment and gain a deeper understanding of the play Romeo and Juliet. Using tried and tested RSC methods this workshop will help develop knowledge and understanding of characters, plot, language and themes in some key scenes studied at Key Stage 4.

15+ years 

 

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Royal Shakespeare Company

Event HF79

Swat! A Fly’s Guide To Staying Alive

Venue: The Cube
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How does a house-fly survive the dangers in life, such as being eaten by animals or killed by humans? Mike Barfield shares their insect survival secrets with us. Scientifically accurate and great fun for any child who enjoys death, destruction, peril and poo.

7+ years
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Swat! A Fly’s Guide To Staying Alive

Event W63

Phoenix Comics Workshop 1

Venue: The Mess Tent
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Join The Phoenix comic artist Karen Rubins for her comic-creation sessions! As the scribbler of all things creepy and spooky, Karen will guide you through a world of comic monsters. Learn some top comic-creating tips while she helps you to draw your own ghosts, mythical beasts and of course…some pie!

7+ years

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Phoenix Comics Workshop 1

Event W32

Traditional Stool-making Workshop

Venue: Traditional Building Skills Cruck
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An opportunity to try your hand at traditional craft skills with a three-hour workshop in which you will develop hand woodworking skills with an expert craftsperson. During the workshop you will mark out, construct and assemble a rustic oak stool to take home with you at the end of the session; all without the use of modern power tools or measuring devices. The design is marked out using the same principles of daisy wheel geometry used to build the great medieval cathedrals and the Tithe Barn at Cressing Temple.
Suitable for all abilities and ages, 12+ years
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Traditional Stool-making Workshop

Event 249

Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy

Poems

Venue: The Tata Tent
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A reading by the National Poet of Wales and the Poet Laureate of Great Britain.

There are special GCSE tickets for this event. To book for anyone aged 14–16 years, please call the Box Office on 01497 822 629.
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Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy

Event 250

Jessie Childs

God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. It is a tale of dawn raids and daring escapes, stately homes and torture chambers, ciphers, secrets and lies. Chaired by SJ Parris.

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Event 251

Diana Henry and Anna Jones talk to Rosie Boycott

Talk About Food

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The authors of A Change of Appetite – Where Delicious Meets Healthy and A Modern Way to Eat discuss how we might change our relationship with food and diet with the chair of London Food.

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Event 252

Kate Bradbury, Findlay Wilde and Jane Richmond talk to Katie-Jo Luxton

Hungry Caterpillars and Fantastic Foxes: Giving Nature a Home in Your Garden

Venue: The Cube
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Discover how your family can get gardening for wildlife and discover a secret world. Ask the experts as they share their ideas and experiences. Author Kate Bradbury is joined by 12-year-old wildlife blogger Findlay Wilde and Jane Richmond from the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The Director of RSPB Cymru, Katie-Jo Luxton, is in the chair.

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Event 253

Future Dragons’ Playground

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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Five organisations shortlisted for the Future Dragons’ Den will tell their stories, practise their pitches and share ideas on how they’d use the £5,000 prize from Social Enterprise funders UnLtd, if they won the Den.

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Future Dragons’ Playground

Event HF82

Daniel Morden

Tales From Grimm

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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Daniel is one of the UK’s most popular tellers of traditional stories. Here he tells tales from the timeless collection of magical fairytales. Expect impossible quests, mysterious strangers,sudden jumps, dramatic twists, moments of high drama and low comedy…
7+ years

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Daniel Morden

Event HF80

Lucy Hawking

Science and Imagination

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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Author of the out-of-this-world adventure series co-written with her father, the world famous Stephen Hawking, Lucy takes the audience on a cosmic adventure through the universe and beyond. George and Annie travel further into space than ever before in the latest book George and the Unbreakable Code.
8+ years
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Lucy Hawking

Event W64

Phoenix Comics Workshop 2

Venue: The Mess Tent
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Join The Phoenix comic artist Karen Rubins for her comic-creation sessions! As the scribbler of all things creepy and spooky, Karen will guide you through a world of comic monsters. Learn some top comic-creating tips while she helps you to draw your own ghosts, mythical beasts and of course…some pie!

7+ years

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Phoenix Comics Workshop 2

Event HF81

There’s a Shark in the Bath

Venue: Starlight Stage
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BIG TEETH! BUBBLES! BATHROOM CHAOS! When a family of sharks pops out of the plughole, Dulcie must figure out a way to keep them from eating her up. Cue utter silliness, sea creatures and some crazy cartooning with Sarah McIntyre.

5+ years

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There’s a Shark in the Bath

Event W65

Phoenix Comics Workshop 3

Venue: The Mess Tent
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Join The Phoenix comic artist Karen Rubins for her comic-creation sessions! As the scribbler of all things creepy and spooky, Karen will guide you through a world of comic monsters. Learn some top comic-creating tips while she helps you to draw your own ghosts, mythical beasts and of course…some pie!

7+ years

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Phoenix Comics Workshop 3

Event 254

Paddy Ashdown

The Cruel Victory

Venue: The Tata Tent
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As the Allied troops stormed the D-Day beaches, the Vercors rose up to fight the Nazis in a planned rearguard action. It was to prove not only the largest Resistance action of the entire war but also, in the severity of the German response, the most brutal slaughter of resistance forces in Western Europe.

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Paddy Ashdown

Event 255

Jon Butterworth

Smashing Physics

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN announced the discovery of a new particle – the Higgs boson, intimately involved with the unification of two fundamental forces and with the origin of mass itself. This is the story of that discovery: the amazing machines, the people, the science, the politics, and the consequences.

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Event 256

Julian Baggini and Shaun Hill

The Virtues of the Table

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live? The philosopher is joined by the Michelin-starred chef-patron of The Walnut Tree. They talk to John Mitchinson.

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Event 257

Philipp Meyer and Linda Spalding talk to Kirsty Wark

Fictions – Once Upon a Time in the West

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, Meyer’s The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. In Spalding’s The Purchase a young Quaker father and widower leaves his home in Pennsylvania to establish a new life. He sets out with two horses, a wagon full of belongings, his five children, a 15-year-old orphan wife, and a few land warrants for his future homestead. When Daniel suddenly trades a horse for a young slave, Onesimus, it sets in motion a struggle in his conscience that will taint his life forever.

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