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Event HF40

Cressida Cowell talks to Peter Florence

Hooray for Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III!

Venue: Big Tent
The creator of the wonderful How To Train Your Dragon series chats Vikings, Dragonese and the Isle of Berk.
 
7+ years
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Event HF41

Lauren St John

The One Dollar Horse

Venue: Starlight Stage
The creator of the White Giraffe series introduces her new equestrian thriller series, about making the impossible possible and reaching the top on a one dollar horse.
 
10+ years
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Event SC4

RWCMD Jazz Time

Venue: The Sound Castle
THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
 
The hugely successful RWCMD Jazz Time club will be in residence at The Sound Castle doing masterclasses with the mainstage musicians and playing a free concert every day at 12-1pm.
 
From stunning improvisations to highly charged ballads, reggae to contemporary world grooves Paula Gardiner presents some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene including Joe Webb Trio, Melly - Underneath The Umbrella Tree, Alex Haines, Lloyd Haines, Huw Williams with Greg Sterland, Margot Morgan - Your Voice, Dan Smith, Greg Cordez, The James Clark Quintet, P.C.'s Tribute to Ornette, Ben Treacher, Jasmine Power, Tom Ollendorf Quartet, Cat Wright Trio and Jonas Seetoh and Band.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 157

Mario Vargas Llosa talks to Peter Florence

Nobel Series - The Dream of the Celt

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The Peruvian Nobel Laureate discusses his work and his new novel, which re-imagines the life of Roger Casement, the controversial hero of Irish nationalism.
 
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Event 158

Richard Fortey

Survivors - The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The paleontologist takes us on a journey across the globe in search of traces of evolution in creatures that have survived from long ago, from algal mats dating back two billion years to the hardy musk oxen, the last vestiges of Ice Age fauna.
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Event 159

Nick Coleman talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

The Train in the Night - A Story of Music and Loss

Venue: Big Tent
An account of one man’s struggle to recover from the loss of his greatest passion in life - and to go one step further: to restore his ability not only to hear but to think about and feel music.
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Event 160

Nick Harkaway and SJ Parris talk to Clemency Burton-Hill

Fictions - The Plotters

Venue: Digital Stage
Angelmaker is a kaleidoscopic, comedy adventure - a one-sit read about a mobster’s son and a retired secret agent who are forced to team up to save the world; Sacrilege is the third in the meticulously plotted series of Giordano Bruno Elizabethan thrillers.
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Event 161

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. 118’. PG.
 
See also event 65.
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Event T5

Mix Music and JamPod

The Wavedrum Experience

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
The Korg Wavedrum has transformed drums and percussion live and in the studio. Come and get your hands on one of the world's most exciting acoustic/electric drums and experiment through the JamPod system, where only you can hear. Once you’ve found the sound you like, you will be coached by international drum educator Dan Jones in a group groove.
 
Duration 60 mins17+ years
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Event HF45

BFI

Fairy Tales Animation Workshop

Venue: The Hexagon
Do you have a favourite fairy story or traditional tale? One featuring a fire-breathing dragon or beautiful princess? Families are invited to join the BFI Education team to bring it to life with stop-motion animation.
 
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 HF44

Matt Haig

Venue: Starlight Stage
What would you do if you were turned into a cat by your evil headteacher? Join the award-winning writer of this feline fix to see the world in a different way.
 
9+ years
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Event HF43

Steven Butler

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
A tale of mistaken troll-dentity from a bright new star in children’s funny fiction (Shhh! He also played Henry in Horrid Henry Live and Horrid!). Delightfully disgusting. 5+ years
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Event 162

Stephen Fry in conversation with Kay Redfield Jamison

An Unquiet Mind

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
A discussion about Dr Jamison’s definitive work on bipolarity, and the creativity explored in her Touched with Fire: Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.
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Event 163

John Mitchinson presents

UNBOUND LIVE!

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The award winning crowd-funded publisher Unbound, launched at Hay last year, celebrates its first birthday with a live event unlike anything else at the festival. Join a panel of Unbound authors competing to win the approval of the crowd to raise funding for their book ideas, in a cross between an election hustings and a literary Dragons’ Den. Featuring super-smart comedian Katy Brand, novelist, TV presenter and Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn, the inimitable Glaswegian Sikh writer, cook and performer, Hardeep Singh Kohli, cult perfomance poet George Chopping, and Australian fashion guru and cancer survivor , Jessica Jones.
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Event 164

Raymond Tallis

A Defence of Wonder

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Do you think philosophy is irrelevant? Think again, says the neuroscientist and philosopher.The pursuit of articulate, reflective wonder, revealing the extraordinary complex mystery of everyday life, is the key to unlocking our spirituality in a post-religious age.
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Event 165

Abi Morgan talks to Francine Stock

Screenwriter

Venue: Big Tent
An interview with the screenwriter of Shame, The Iron Lady, The Hour and Birdsong.
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Event 166

Gerbrand Bakker and Ece Temelkuran talk to Rosie Goldsmith

BRITISH COUNCIL SERIES - Fictions, Detours

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
The Detour from the IMPAC Prize-winning Dutch author of The Twin is a masterpiece set in rural Wales. He is joined by the star of Turkish literature, author of Deep Mountain and the Beirut novel Sounds of Bananas.
 
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Event 167

Monty Don, Helen Browning, Joanna Blythman and Guests

Health, Beauty and Permanence: What is farming for?

Venue: Digital Stage
Is it possible to feed a growing world population without resorting to large-scale, industrialised processes? Does human-scale, decentralised agriculture necessarily mean lower climate change impacts. Is Small always Beautiful? Chaired by Geoffrey Lean
 
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Event T6

Mix Music and JamPod

Are you good enough?

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
JamPod is changing the way the world engages with music. Are you an experienced contemporary musician? Are up to the challenge? Come along and produce a studio-quality track in an hour-long session led by JamPod creator and Mix Music Director Dan Jones and Dean Clarke, Head of Education at Korg UK.
 
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 HF46

Carl Warner

World of Food

Venue: Starlight Stage
Mash potato clouds? Broccoli trees? Bread mountains? Discover the magical lands made of things you can eat by this imaginative photographer.
 
9+ years
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Event 168

Marcus Brigstocke, Carrie Quinlan and Andre Vincent

The Teatime Edition 3

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The press-gang sharpen their wits to slice up the news, much of which may relate to tomorrow.
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Event 169

Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The novelist introduces her memoir of mothers, madness and identity; and, triumphantly a book about other people’s stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life-raft that supports us when we are sinking.
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Event 170

Maryam d'Abo and Hugh Hudson talk with Paul Broks

Rupture

Venue: Big Tent
The actress suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage in 2007. Her experience inspired a film by her husband, the director of Chariots of Fire, which gives hope to those who are isolated by a condition that is not seen and therefore often misunderstood. They talk to the neuropyschologist and author of Into The Silent Land. Chaired by David Gritten. The film plays several times on Tuesday and Wednesday at Bookshop Cinema in Hay. See also 221, 231, 243, 278, 376 and 434 for screenings.
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Event 171

Mohammed Hanif and Suzanne Joinson talk to Rosie Goldsmith

Fictions - Collisions

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Our Lady of Alice Bhatti is a glorious story of second chances, thwarted ambitions and love in unlikely places, set in the febrile streets of downtown Karachi. Worlds, religions and eras collide between London and an ancient Silk Route city in A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar.
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Event 172

Jan Blake with William Pearce-Smith

Tales of the Diaspora - Storytelling

Venue: Digital Stage
When English ships left Africa, carrying slaves bound for the plantations of Jamaica, the history, culture, and people of three regions became inextricably linked. Of African descent, born in Manchester to Jamaican parents, Jan Blake is a product of this link, to three cultures that she claims as her own, telling stories that have crossed the seas and oceans of the world.
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