Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event W35

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 W47

Barclays LifeSkills Workshop 5

Networking Workshop

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
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Lifeskills created with Barclays are running a series of fun, developmental workshops to help you move effectively from school into the world of work.

Activity 1: What is networking?
Helps students understand that the majority of jobs are not advertised and introduces networking as a way to find out about ‘hidden jobs’. Duration 20 minutes

Activity 2: How do I network?
Helps students practise simple face to face networking through finding out about others and ensuring they listen, speak and remember information. Duration 25 minutes

11–19 years

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Event 328

John Swenson-Wright

Cambridge University Series 11

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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North Korea: The Perennial Crisis State

What does North Korea want? The Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House talks about the developing crisis surrounding the government rhetoric and the military activities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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John Swenson-Wright

Event 329

Jonathan Beckman

How To Ruin A Queen

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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On 5 September 1785, a trial began in Paris that would divide the country, captivate Europe and send the French monarchy tumbling down the slope towards the Revolution. Cardinal Louis de Rohan, scion of one of the most ancient and distinguished families in France, stood accused of forging Marie Antoinette’s signature to fraudulently obtain the most expensive piece of jewellery in Europe – a 2,400-carat necklace worth 1.6 million francs…

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Event 330

Roman Krznaric

How To Start An Empathy Revolution

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The popular philosopher from The School of Life believes that empathy – the imaginative act of stepping into another person’s shoes and viewing the world from their perspective – is a radical tool for social change and should be a guiding light for the art of living.

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Roman Krznaric

Event 331

Social Enterprise Series: Karen Porter

Why Won’t They Listen?

Venue: Landmarc Innovation Hub
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Lessons in communications and marketing for all businesses, from start-ups to corporates. Karen Porter is Landmarc Support Services’ Communications Manager.

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Social Enterprise Series: Karen Porter

Event HF113

Anthony Horowitz

Venue: The Tata Tent
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One of our most celebrated writers for children and adults excites, engages and provokes the audience as he talks about the inspirations, passions and experiences behind his most loved books including Russian Roulette, the latest book set in the world of Alex Rider, the series credited with getting a whole generation of boys reading. Not to be missed.
9+ years
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Anthony Horowitz

Event HF114

James Campbell

Boyface

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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The children’s comedian talks about his hilarious children’s book Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine. Boyface Antelope is the son of a stripemonger. What’s a stripemonger? Well, it’s someone who rearranges patterns of course! Giggles guaranteed.
Duration 45 minutes
8+ years
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James Campbell

Event HF116

Lucy Cooke

The Power of Sloth

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Take a break and kick back with the author of The Power of Sloth, a celebration of the slowest, most chilled animal there is! Amazing pictures and sloth facts – you’ll be a Sloth expert in no time.

6+ years

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Lucy Cooke

Event HF117

Steve Smallman

Big, Bad Owl

Venue: The Cube
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Feeling cranky? Out of sorts? In a big bad mood? Then flap off over to Scowl’s grumpy branch for a good old grouch and grumble… Steve’s new picture book Big, Bad Owl is a fabulously funny tale about learning to deal with moods and emotions.
4+ years

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Steve Smallman

Event HF115

The Science of Star Wars

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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Star Wars conjures up images of spaceships, super-weapons, and all sorts of visions of the future. Author Mark Brake and TV science presenter Jon Chase probe the fantastic frontier between movie magic and cutting-edge science in a high energy session for all the family inspired by one of the most successful epics in entertainment history.
8+ years
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The Science of Star Wars

Event W48

Barclays LifeSkills Workshop 6

Interview Skills Workshop

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
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Lifeskills created with Barclays are running a series of fun, developmental workshops to help you move effectively from school into the world of work.

Activity 1: Get ready for an interview
Helps students understand that interviews help the employer and employee assess their match for one another. Duration 20 minutes

Activity 2: Questions and answers
Students understand and practise using the STAR (situation, task, activity, result) model for answering questions. Duration 25 minutes

11–19 years

FREE BUT TICKETED

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Event W55

Bottle Your Own Cordial

Venue: The Mess Tent
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Join illustrator Alexia Tucker and Benjamin Pryor, chief of drinks at Observer Food Monthly’s Best Ethical Restaurant, Poco in Bristol, to celebrate the start of summer by making a batch of delicious seasonal elderflower cordial, designing your own label and filling your own bottle to take away.

6+ years

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Event 332

David and Hilary Crystal

Wordsmiths and Warriors

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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From King Alfred and the Normans to Chaucer, Shakespeare and Wordsworth, this fabulously entertaining guide to the English language unites the warriors whose invasions transformed the language with the poets, scholars and reformers who helped create its character. 

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David and Hilary Crystal

Event 333

Simon Wessely

Shell Shock or Cowardice? The Life and Death of Private Harry Farr

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The psychiatrist was an expert in the Judicial Review of whether to issue a blanket pardon to all those (300) executed for military offences during WWI. The review focused on Harry Farr. What happened? What was the historical context? What’s changed?Chaired by the writer and medical ethicist Raymond Tallis.

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Event 334

Simon Thurley, Simon Hodgson, Richard Parry, Simon Murray, Lisa Nandy

Who Owns Britain’s Heritage?

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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Forests, castles and canals help to define Britain’s historic and living landscapes – but how should they be cared for? Where does the role of the state end and that of charities begin? This discussion looks at the politics and passions behind perhaps the biggest shake up of the UK’s heritage in a generation. Simon Thurley (English Heritage), Simon Hodgson (Forest Enterprise England), Richard Parry (Canal and River Trust), Simon Murray (National Trust) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss with the Festival’s Sustainability Director Andy Fryers.

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Event 335

Phil Rickman and Yrsa Sigurđardóttir

Crime Fictions – Supernature

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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The Icelandic superstar of Nordic Crime brings her lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir to Hay – a humanely-drawn protagonist with much in common with Merrily Watkins, the ‘detective’ in Rickman’s series of supernatural thrillers set around the Borders. His latest novel is The Magus of Hay. They talk to Paul Blezard.

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Event 336

Mark Lynas

Nuclear 2.0

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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Is nuclear power the only realistic solution to our energy crisis? Using the latest world energy statistics Lynas shows that with wind and solar still at only about 1 percent of global primary energy, asking renewables to deliver all the world’s power is ‘dangerously delusional’.

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Event 337

Richard Watkins and Julius Drake

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 4

Venue: St Mary's Church
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The horn player and pianist play Beethoven – Horn Sonata in F Op17; Schumann – Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op70; Strauss – Nocturne; Poulenc – Elégie H168; and Saint-Saëns – Morceau de Concert Op94.

Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3


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Event 338

Social Enterprise Series: Rosie Sweetman

Beyond Buzzwords: How To Make Values Matter

Venue: Landmarc Innovation Hub
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With only 38% of managers feeling that their organisations’ claimed values and actual behaviour are ‘very closely aligned’, how do we move beyond meaningless buzzwords to genuine commitments to values? Rosie Sweetman is Director of BITC Wales.

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Social Enterprise Series: Rosie Sweetman

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