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Event 542

Jonathan Meades & Charles Fernyhough

MEMORY & PLACE

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Idiosyncratic filmmaker, novelist and architecture critic Jonathan Meades in discussion with fellow novelist and child psychologist Charles Fenryhough. Meades is publishing Museum Without Walls, the product of thirty years writing and thinking about places: their ingredients, how and why they were made, their capacity to illumine the societies that inhabit them and the ideas they foment. Charles Fernyhough's new book, Pieces of Light, examines the neuroscientific basis of memory and how it makes us the people we are. Expect an intellectually no-holds-barred exploration of how we invent the outside world and it invents us. Chaired by John Mitchinson
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Event T11

Mix Music and JamPod

Guitar Hero, but for real

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Calling all budding guitar, bass, keys, drums players or vocalists. Find out about JamPod and meet 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 HF59

Ciaran Murtagh

Venue: Starlight Stage
The star of CBBC’s The Slammer returns to Hay for comedy, capers and magic carpet antics with his brand new adventure Genie in Training.
 
7+years
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Event HF60

Petr Horacek

Venue: The Hexagon
Hear about little puffins Peter and Paul, before creating your own bright and bold picture-book masterpiece.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF58

The Great Big Animal Quiz

Venue: Digital Stage
Do you know why bees dance or the colour of a giraffe’s tongue? Come and give yourself a noggin workout - there are prizes to be won. Bring pad and pencil. Hosted by quizmasters extraordinaire Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow.
 
8+ years
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Event 528

The Princes Drawing School

Venue: The Summer House
Come to the Pop Up Studio and learn how to look and to draw with the only art school dedicated to drawing from observation. Spend a morning drawing and change the way you see! Suitable for all ages and abilities. No equipment required.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event SC5

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 214

Mark Watson, Carrie Quinlan and Andre Vincent

The Jubilee Edition 4

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
Scoundrels, rogues and fools - these people have no respect at all: to the Tower with them all.
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Event 215

Bill McGuire

Waking The Giant

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.
 
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Event 216

John Guy

Thomas Becket - Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
At the height of his powers, he led 700 knights into battle, brokered peace between nations, had the ear of the Pope and brought one of the strongest rulers in Christendom to his knees. Within three years of his bloody assassination, Becket was a saint whose cult had spread the length and breadth of Europe.
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Event 217

Thomas Heatherwick talks to Mariella Frostrup

Making

Venue: Big Tent
A conversation with the legendary British designer, heralded by Terence Conran as the ‘Leonardo da Vinci of our times’.
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Event 218

Dragons Playground

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Five organisations shortlisted for the Green Dragons’ Den will be telling their stories, practising their pitches and sharing ideas on how they’d use the £10,000 prize if they won in the Den. Today’s shortlist is selected from young entrepreneurs under the age of 25.
 
Supported by the Welsh Government
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Event 219

Sue Roberts

Writing for Radio Masterclass

Venue: The Moot
The BBC Radio Drama Executive leads this workshop seminar in writing for radio. Numbers are limited.
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Event 220

Tasmin Little and John Lenehan

The Radio 3 Lunchtime Series

Venue: St Mary’s Church
Four lunchtime concerts will focus upon some of the greatest British composers, Elgar, Britten and Bax, to other musical giants, Schumann, Strauss and Haydn. The concerts will be recorded and broadcast at a later date.
 
In this first concert
violinist Tasmin Little is joined by pianist John Lenehan, to give a performance of the contrasting violin sonatas by Elgar and Strauss.
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Event 221

Rupture – A Matter of Life or Death - screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
Maryam d'Abo suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2007 and is lucky to be alive. Her experience inspired this film and leads the viewer on a personal journey of recovery, giving a sense of hope to those who are isolated by their condition that is not seen therefore often misunderstood. Many first hand stories celebrate man's life force and his will to survive. The film concerns all human beings, dealing with the fragility of the extraordinary brain about which we know surprisingly little. D’Abo and the director Hugh Hudson will be speaking on Monday in event 170. UK, 2011, 72’. Documentary.
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Event T12

Mix Music and JamPod

Learn with Rock & Pop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Make a start in keyboards, guitar, bass or drums. In a sneak preview of a new approach to learning, with music you’ll love from lesson one, the session will be led by writing trio Chris Fry, Dom Jones and Dan Jones.
 
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 HF63

Annie Dalton

Moonbeans

Venue: The Hexagon
Come and hear all about Moonbeans, the magical moon cat who can help dreams come true. Stickers, recipes and lots of fun.
 
Duration 40 mins.   7+ years
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Event HF61

Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart

Muddleearth

Venue: Digital Stage
Join us as we’re transported to Muddle Earth, where the wizards are mad and the pink hogs are stinky. Make sure you bring your Wellies of Power and Woolly Gloves of Determination.
 
9+ years
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Event HF62

David Sinden, Matthew Morgan and Guy MacDonald

Alien Invaders

Venue: Starlight Stage
Evil aliens and toxic planets…an awesome space adventure with the energetic trio behind the YUCK! series.
 
7+ years
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Event 222

Mark Easton

Britain Etc

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The broadcaster maps the backstory of contemporary Britain with a delightfully eccentric alphabet of meticulously researched essays that allow a park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all to take on new significance and deepen our understanding of our islands.
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Event 223

Helen Rappaport

Magnificent Obsession

Venue: Digital Stage
Victoria, Albert and the Death That Changed the Monarchy.
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Event 224

Andrew Robinson

Cracking the Egyptian Code

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The first biography in English of Jean-François Champollion, the impoverished, arrogant and brilliant child of the French Revolution who made the vital breakthrough in deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
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Event T13

Mix Music and JamPod

Taking it to the next level

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
JamPod changes the way we approach all aspects of music. Experienced musicians are invited to try the technology and meet its creator Dan Jones. Dean Clarke of Korg will be on hand to answer questions and show you how your practising/playing/recording could be improved with JamPod.
 
Duration 60 mins.  16+ years
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Event HF66

Dave Cousins

15 DAYS WITHOUT A BLOG!

Venue: Starlight Stage
The author of novel 15 Days Without a Head shows you how to set-up, write and publicize a blog, plus a glimpse into his own journey to publication, via eight years as a minor rock star!
 
12+ years
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Event HF64

Jeremy Strong

Going For Gold

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The Animal Games are coming to town, but can Streaker bring home a medal? Join this comic maestro as he introduces the sequel to his much-loved The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog.
 
7+ years
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