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Event 142

Julia Hobsbawm, Sophie Radice, David Aaronovitch, Chris Parry

Editorial Intelligence

Venue: Hay On Earth Stage
The Editorial Intelligence director and her guests analyse the media and comment of the day.
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Event 143

Zarghuna Kargar talks to Anita Anand

Dear Zari

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Hidden Stories from Women of Afghanistan is a poignant celebration of human resilience under unimaginable duress. At the time of going to press the UK and US Allies are currently talking to the Taliban.
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Event 144

Meriel Larken talks to Revel Guest

The Ship, The Lady and The Lake

Venue: Big Tent
The recovery and restoration of the steamboat Yavari, built on the Thames 150 years ago, then dismantled and carried in thousands of pieces 12,500 ft up the Andes to Lake Titicaca - where she was used by traders until 1985.
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Event 145

Chris Williams and Robin Barlow join Huw Bowen

Heroes and Villains 3 – Soldiers

Venue: Digital Stage
Waterloo, Rorke’s Drift, Mametz Wood, and the Falklands have all provided Wales with its military heroes. But what makes a Welsh military hero, and who are the villains of the piece?
 
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Event HF35

Pantone Colours

Venue: The Hexagon
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 HF34

Tinga Tinga Tales - Screening

Venue: Starlight Stage
Discover Why Elephant Has A Trunk as we bring the much-loved animated African folk tales to the big screen. Then trot off to our Make and Take tent for your very own Tinga Tinga-inspired crafts.
 
Duration 30 mins.  3+ years.
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Event HF36

Trevithel Court Farm

Farm Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office for Bus
Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm. Limited numbers of self-drive tickets are available too, please contact the box office on 01497 822 629 for more information. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
 
Walk through David and Catherine James’s orchards, see how the trees are managed and sample the cider. Look inside the beehives, and learn how honey is made. An extensive range of farm machinery will be laid out for inspection.
 
With thanks to David and Catherine James of Trevithel Court Farm.
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Event 552

Adele Nozedar

Hedgerow Foraging Walks

Venue: Meet at Box Office
Join Adele Nozedar, author of The Hedgerow Handbook, for foraging walks around Hay.
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Event 146

Martin Rees

The Limits of Science

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
Ethics and prudence set limits to how our scientific knowledge can be applied. And there are constraints on the amount of research we can afford. But are there some aspects of the universe, or of life, that we’ll never understand because they’re beyond human brains and that must await post-human intellects?
 
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Event 147

Mark Haddon talks to Rosie Goldsmith

The Red House

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The magical new novel from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time: A family get together in a farmhouse near Hay for a week - four adults and four children with interweaving stories and history and voices.
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Event 148

Jon Gower in conversation with Mary-Ann Constantine, Phil George and David Anderson

The Story of Wales

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
How the nation has been formed by the land, and how the country has connected with the world. Jon Gower chairs a discussion spanning 30,000 years with an historian, a TV programme maker and the Director of The National Museum of Wales.
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Event 149

Edward and Robert Skidelsky

How Much Is Enough?

Venue: Big Tent
Arguing from the premise that economics is a moral science, the Skidelskys trace the concept of the good life from Aristotle to Keynes and the present, and show how our lives over the past half century have strayed from that ideal.
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Event 150

Nathan Englander and Helen Simpson

Fictions – Shorts

Venue: Digital Stage
Short stories from two stars of the genre who discuss and read from their collections What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank and Collected Stories. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.
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Event 151

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
Peter Lord’s animated film based on Gideon Defoe’s book - Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
 
U – rated. 2012. 88’.
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Event T3

Mix Music and JamPod

Guitar Hero, but for real

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Calling all budding guitar, bass, keys, drums players or vocalists. Get involved with JamPod and its creator Dan Jones (Former UK Music Teacher of the Year). Have a go in the studio (where no one can hear you unless you want them to!) and produce an MP3 track.
 
Duration 60 mins14+ 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 HF37

Ali Sparkes

S.W.I.T.C.H

Venue: Starlight Stage
Boy or insect? Josh and Danny are in big bug trouble. Learn how to write creepy crawly adventures and why you might want to think twice before squishing ants in future.
 
7+ years
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Event HF39

Institute of Physics

Physics in the Field

Venue: The Mess Tent
A team of top-notch scientists will be performing eye-catching physics tricks to wow all ages using things that can be found at home, to wow all ages. Some are messy, some are noisy, but all of them are crowd-pleasing and help illustrate different areas of physics. So come along and find out how to make a balloon kebab, a tame tornado and much, much more.
 
Families
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Event HF38

Matt Haig

Get Writing With... Workshop

Venue: The Hexagon
Join the creator of To Be A Cat to explore perspective and plot twists.
 
12+ years
 
Each young person attending this workshop without an accompanying adult 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 152

AC Grayling

Reading and Thinking

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The philosopher talks about the conversation of humankind, the true nature of education, the candle in the dark. Our story changed when literacy extended beyond the few. Grayling explains how, and conjures the possibilities this opened up.
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Event 153

Sadakat Kadri talks to Helena Kennedy

Heaven on Earth

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
A timely and eye-opening investigation into one of the most disputed but least understood topics of recent times - the history and reality of shari’a law.
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Event 154

David Spiegelhalter

Cambridge Series 6 - Are you taking a Risk or a Chance? Trying to put numbers on uncertainty.

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
We continually get warned about the risks around us, but the upside of uncertainty is chance and opportunity. The Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk will show how to weigh luck, both bad and good. Chaired by Greg Davies
 
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Event 155

Murong Xuecun

British Council Series - Caging a Monster

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
The outspoken Chinese cult novelist builds on his now famous ‘In my country’ Oslo speech, talking about the harder realities behind the economic miracle. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. (Subtitles with consecutive translation for Q&A)
 
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Event 156

Andrew Simms, John Sauven, Peter Myers and Lemn Sissay

nef series 3: Tick Tock, Climate Clock

Venue: Digital Stage
How much can society and the economy change in 50 months? On current trends, that’s the time frame we are working to before the balance of risk of dangerous climate change potentially shifts against us. The Chief Executive of Greenpeace UK discusses the deadline with the co-founders of onehundredmonths.org and poet Lemn Sissay.
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Event T4

Mix Music and JamPod

The Ultimate Music Experience

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
JamPod is changing the way people engage with music. Come and experience it with Dan Jones (Former UK Music Teacher of the Year). Are you desperate to play guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards or sing? JamPod allows you to engage with the music you love, while you learn. And the only person who can hear you play, is you!
 
Duration 60 mins. 17+ years
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Event HF42

Cally Law

The Moomin Adventure Book

Venue: The Hexagon
Find out how to take plaster-casts of paw prints, identify bugs and flutter-bys and hunt for treasure, Moomin-style.
 
5+ years
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