Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 489

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 (Under 12s). All equipment provided.
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The Prince's Drawing School

Event 501

Hay Castle Tour 6

Venue: Hay Castle Main Hall
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Tour led by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales.

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Hay Castle Tour 6

Event HF20

It’s Walter Under The Bridge

Venue: The Cube
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Meet Walter, the friendly blue troll who lives under Whitney Bridge at Whitney-on-Wye, and find out how he came to be living there with a loveable cocker spaniel called Chester. With a special appearance by Walter himself.
5+ years

Free but ticketed

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It’s Walter Under The Bridge

Event HF18

James Holland

WWII

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Well-known historian and author of both fiction and non-fiction about war, including the Jack Tanner series of novels and the acclaimed Battle of Britain, James Holland’s books for young people include the Duty Calls novels. He uses wartime artefacts to illustrate a riveting talk about WWII that will enthral children and adults alike.
10+ years

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James Holland

Event HF19

Jonny Duddle

Gigantosaurus

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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Bonehead, the dino-kid lookout, raises so many false alarms that when the scary Gigantosaurus really appears, his friends may not believe him… High-energy fun from the exuberant Jonny Duddle.
4+ years

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Jonny Duddle

Event HF17

Liz Pichon

Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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This brilliant and bestselling creation is laugh-out-loud funny, from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Tom Gates is back in a brand new must-read adventure. Not to be missed!
9+ years

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Liz Pichon

Event W8

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 525

Roy Noble

BBC Radio Wales

Venue: BBC Radio Wales/Horizons Airstream
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Roy presents music, chat and special guests every Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12 midday. Broadcast live.

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Roy Noble

Event W9

Wild Garden Safari with the RSPB

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
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Come and discover the secret world that lives in your garden with the RSPB. Grab a net and see what amazing creatures are hiding in the leaves and lurking underwater. Make a Bee and Bug B&B to take home and give nature a home in your garden.

4–12 years

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Wild Garden Safari with the RSPB

Event 85

David Reynolds

Cambridge University Series 3: The Great War and the Twentieth Century

Venue: The Oxfam Moot
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Re-examining the differing impacts of WWI on Britain, Ireland and the United States, The Long Shadow throws light on the whole of the last century and demonstrates that the First World War is a conflict from which Britain, more than any other nation, is still recovering.

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Event 86

Trevor Fishlock

Getting to know the Ladies: The Davies Sisters of Llandinam

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The story of C20th philanthropists Gwendoline and Margaret Davies of Llandinam, who amassed possibly the world’s greatest private collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and then gave it to the people of Wales. Chaired by Tim Marlow.

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Event 87

Michael Axworthy

Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic

Venue: Elmley Foundation Stage
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For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. With Iran’s continuing commitment to a nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, it’s unlikely that the ‘rogue state’ problem is going to go away anytime soon. The distinguished Persian scholar was Head of the Iran Section at the FCO.

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Event 88

Laura Bates talks to Anita Anand

Everyday Sexism: The Project That Inspired a Worldwide Movement

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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In 2012 after being sexually harassed on London public transport a young journalist started to collect stories for a piece she was writing on the issue. Astounded by the response she received and the wide range of stories that came pouring in from all over the world, she quickly realised that the situation was far worse than she’d initially thought. Sexism is endemic – socially, politically and economically. And enough is enough. Welcome to the fourth wave of feminism.

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Laura Bates talks to Anita Anand

Event 89

Ned Beauman and Gong Ji-Young

Fictions – Others

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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In Glow Beauman conjures a contemporary conspiracy with global repercussions that converges on one small flat above a dentist’s office in Camberwell. Gong Ji-Young’s Our Happy Time is a redemptive love story from Korea’s rising star novelist – Yujeong is a beautiful, bright and wealthy suicide attempter, Yunsu a convicted murderer on death row. The authors talk to Ted Hodgkinson.

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Event 90

Social Enterprise Series: Carl Austin

The Anti-Entrepreneur

Venue: Landmarc Innovation Hub
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Carl Austin has spent the last ten years living with clichés and avoiding people. He’s started a raft of initiatives, from a telecoms business in a bedroom to a social enterprise food brand in west Wales.

FREE BUT TICKETED

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Social Enterprise Series: Carl Austin

Event HF21

Jacqueline Wilson

Paws and Whiskers

Venue: The Tata Tent
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Hear Jacqueline Wilson talk about this anthology of cat and dog stories. As well as a new story from Jacqueline herself, it includes stories from contemporary authors and treasured classics such as Gobbolino The Witch’s Cat and 101 Dalmatians.
8+ years

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Jacqueline Wilson

Event HF23

Michael Foreman

The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha

Venue: The Cube
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The true story of a young serviceman on active duty in 1915 who finds and keeps a tortoise. One of our most highly-acclaimed illustrators, Michael is best known for War Boy and War Game and for his extensive work with Michael Morpurgo. Find out why the tale of Ali Pasha was such an inspiration to him.
7+ years

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Michael Foreman

Event HF22

Steve Feasey, Mark Walden and Rohan Gavin

Geeks, Gadgets and Science Fiction

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Geek out with three authors who are all keen gamers, comic book fans and gadget freaks. They have all written books that read like action movies – Mutant City, Earthfall and Knightley & Son respectively. Find out how their favourite geeky things have been a source of inspiration.
10+ years

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Steve Feasey, Mark Walden and Rohan Gavin

Event 490

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 526

Jamie Owen

BBC Radio Wales

Venue: BBC Tent
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Lifestyle magazine programme with music, chat and news. This show will broadcast live from the BBC Tent but is not ticketed so drop in at any time for a listen.


Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

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Jamie Owen

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