Hay Festival 2018 Early birds

We are pleased to announce the first events for Hay Festival 2018. The full programme will be released in the Spring.

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Event 191

Lisa Dwan

Beside the Sea

Venue: Starlight Stage
The actress reprises her SBC triumph of Veronique Olmi’s haunting Beside The Sea about a mother who is driven to the extremes of mental and physical despair. Performance, and discussion chaired by Stephanie Merritt.
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Event 192

Oi Va Voi

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The spectacular, exhilarating band play a vibrant and joyful blend of European and Klezmer rhythms shot with soaring melodies and surging energy. Steve Levi - Clarinet and vocals, David Orchant - Trumpet, Josh Breslaw - Drums, Preetha Narayanan - Violin, Matt Jury - Bass, Nik Ammar - Guitar, Bridgette Amofah - Vocals.
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Event 194

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 195


Venue: The Sound Castle
The Tokyo/London master of electronica and sampling – aka Masaaki Yoshida - renowned globally for his spellbinding solo shows is joined onstage by a string quartet for a spectacular live performance.
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