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Event 106

Steve Vaughan

Cardiff Series 3 - Size Matters - Responsible Innovation and New Technologies

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
We can now blur the borders not only of scientific disciplines but also of what might constitute life. Nanotechnology promises better, more effective medicines, and a revolution in materials. But the risks are only partly known and, with our current scientific expertise, only partly knowable. How should we regulate the introduction of nanomaterials to the market?
 
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Event 107

Khosla Ka Ghosla – Screening 2

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
A satire on the evils of the real estate business in India where an innocent family is held hostage and almost give in to corruption and the mafia. Thanks to timely interventions and a series of orchestrated comic situations, the family is back on track. Amongst the array of awards that the film picked up, Khosla Ka Ghosla was recognised as the best Hindi film for the prestigious National Film Award in 2006 and Kher picked up the Best Actor award at Goa International Film Festival. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Anupam Kher who is speaking today in event 114. India, 2006. 135’.
 
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Event 547

George Monbiot

Feral: rewilding the land, the sea and human life

Venue: Digital Stage
The campaigning journalist and Hay hero gives an exclusive preview of his forthcoming book in which he argues for the mass restoration of damaged ecosystems, the reintroduction of wolves, lynx, beavers, moose and boar to Britain, and a life richer in adventure and surprise.
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Event T1

Wildpix Photography Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Calling all aspiring wildlife photographers! Bring your camera for some twitching and snapping with an RSPB pro.
 
Duration 120 mins.  14+ years
 
Each young person attending this workshop must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to admin@hayfestival.org and bring a copy on the day.
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Event HF26

Marcus Sedgwick

The Raven Mysteries

Venue: Starlight Stage
Enter the barking world of the Otherhand family with all its oddballs, lunatics and fruitcakes - not forgetting the lethal cabbages…
 
9+ years
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Event 108

Mariella Frostrup and Guests

The Book Show at Hay – Filming

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Exclusive recording by Sky Arts, interviewing the biggest and best names at the festival including Harry Belafonte.
 
Watch The Book Show at Hay 1HD at 7pm on 5th June
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Event 521

Edgelands Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay Clocktower
A walk around the boundaries of Hay celebrating the wilderness features of the fringes of town areas.
3 – 4 miles.
 
Walks organised by Haywalkingfestival.co.uk
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Event 109

Salman Rushdie talks to Peter Florence

The British Council Series - 3

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The novelist discusses his fictions from Midnight’s Children to The Enchantress of Florence. The event will be webcast live to British Council offices around the world.
 
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Event 110

Cullen Murphy

God’s Jury

Venue: Digital Stage
The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World is an examination of the battle between the individual private conscience and the forces that try to contain it, from the 13th century to today. Chaired by Philippe Sands.
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Event 111

Joan Bakewell talks to Revel Guest

Fictions – She’s Leaving Home

Venue: Big Tent
Nureyev defects in London; Gagarin escapes the earth’s atmosphere to be the first man in Space; the Beatles escape Liverpool to seek their fortune in Hamburg. The 50s give way to the 60s in the broadcaster’s second novel.
 
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Event 112

Jan Blake with Pete Eckford

The Calabash Children - Storytelling

Venue: Starlight Stage
The first show in a week-long residency for the great Storyteller. A childless woman prays to be a mother, a little sister refuses to do as she's told, and a wicked godmother tries to get rid of her goddaughter. Join Jan Blake as she tells tales of stubborn sisters, ungrateful mothers, and beautiful friendships.
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Event 113

Andrew Simms, Bibi van der Zee, Eliane Glaser, David Boyle

nef series 2: Not the Apocalypse

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Bad things are supposed to happen in 2012. But there are many ideas around that could improve our wellbeing and reduce environmental damage. Do we need to think as much about social innovation as technology? This event looks at why and how we can ‘Cancel the Apocalypse’.
 
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Event 544

Caitlin Moran talks to Sarah Crompton

How To Be A Woman

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse.
 
1969 - Feminists storm Miss World.
 
NOW - Caitlin Moran rewrites The Female Eunuch from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller.
 
There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain...
 
Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina? Why does your bra hurt? And why does everyone ask you when you're going to have a baby?
 
Part memoir, part rant, Caitlin Moran answers these questions and more in How To Be A Woman - following her from her terrible 13th birthday ('I am 13 stone, have no friends, and boys throw gravel at me when they see me') through adolescence, the workplace, strip-clubs, love, fat, abortion, TopShop, motherhood and beyond.
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Event HF29

BFI

Make a Silent Movie 2

Venue: The Hexagon
The BFI National Archive is home to thousands of films made in Britain before the emergence of sound in 1929, but what are the ideal ingredients of a silent film? Families are invited to pick up a camera to make their own shorts with the BFI’s Joanna van der Meer. Pluck and ingenuity essential.
 
Duration 120 mins. Families
 
Please bring a memory stick if you wish to take your films home with you. Films will be posted on Youtube following the festival.
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Event 114

Soha Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Nandita Das and William Dalrymple talk to Nik Gowing

The British Council Series - Re:Imagine

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
As part of a global series of events celebrating UK-India relations an unprecedentedly superstarry Bollywood cast gather to discuss perceptions and cultural visions of C21st India with the writer and the BBC World anchor.
 
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Event 115

David Grossman talks to David Aaronovitch

To the End of the Land

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The great Israeli author of See Under: Love, The Zigzag Kid and The Yellow Wind discusses his masterpiece, a rich imagining of a family in love and crisis that makes for one of the great anti-war novels of our time.
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Event 116

Brendan Burchell and Richard Sennett

Cambridge Series 5 - The Future of Work

Venue: Big Tent
What will our working lives be like in the future? Will new technology liberate us or lead to longer hours and increasing social isolation? Chaired by Jesse Norman.
 
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Event 117

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

AntiFragility

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The visionary probability guru and Black Swan author previews his study of How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand.
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Event 118

Andrew Simms, Carolyn Steel and Tom Andrews

The Great Transition in Food and Farming

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
This year we’re going to stop waiting and start changing. The Great Transition Campaign, of which the Soil Association is a supporter, is running a series of events leading up to the Earth Summit, asking the question ‘What if?’ Our contribution to this debate: What if our cities produced our food?
 
Supported by The Soil Association
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Event 119

The Gentle Good

Venue: The Sound Castle
Cardiff-born songwriter Gareth Bonello performs his modern folk music tinted with psychedelia. Winner of the BBC Composer of the Year Award 2011, Gareth will be joined by The Mavron String Quartet for this special Hay Festival performance.
 
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Event 120

The Gospel of Us – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
The film version of the Passion play starring Michael Sheen and written by Owen Sheers that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011. A town is in thrall to a sinister and ruthless corporation intent on plundering the town's natural resources. Two sides are at war and catastrophe appears inevitable until a softly spoken man mysteriously arrives. Revealed as The Teacher (Michael Sheen), he gathers followers around him and becomes a focus for the Resistance and is perceived by the powers as a danger who must be removed at all costs. Directed by Dave McKean. UK, 2012.
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Event HF31

Leigh Hodgkinson and YOU!

Magical Mix-ups

Venue: Starlight Stage
There’s a party to plan, but there’s been a mix-up in Fairyland. Bring coloured pencils and glitter pens to help Emerald and Sapphire put everything right.
 
7+ years
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Event HF30

Oliver Jeffers

The Hueys

Venue: Digital Stage
An exclusive first look at the brand new series from the acclaimed author and illustrator of Lost and Found and Stuck.
 
5+ years
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Event HF32

Pantone Colours

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Colour can be many different tints and shades – such as Duckling Yellow (PMS 1215), French Fry Yellow (PMS 1225), or School Bus Yellow (PMS 7548). Come dressed in your favourite colour and see colour in a new way.
 
5+ years
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Event 121

Martin Rees, Tahmima Anam, Helena Kennedy and Joan Bakewell talk to Anita Anand

Hay 25 – The Way We Live Now 2

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
In this second conversation about our big anniversary project the panel discuss two of the 25 Questions:
 
Do you think we are reaching a point at which technological 'progress' kills the spirit and what we are, or will it liberate us all?
 
25 years ago, the whole world lived in fear of an aids pandemic, the Berlin wall divided east and Western Europe, China and Latin America were considered part of the developing world and less than 1% of the world’s population used mobile phones or computers. What changes will we see to the way we live now in 25 years time?
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