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Event HF65

Maisy

Venue: Big Tent
The marvellous mouse and her storyteller friend Liz Fost return to Hay for songs, stories and surprises.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3-5 years
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Event HF67

Petr Horacek

Puffin Peter

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 225

Ian Rankin talks to Sarah Crompton

Murder, Mood and Vinyl

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The Edinburgh crime-writer, tweeter and propper-up of the Oxford Bar talks about his writing life, his passions, and reveals....xxxx (you can’t tell anyone until the day! Ed.). His latest novel is The Impossible Dead.
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Event 226

Anne Sebba and Juliet Nicolson talk to Lorna Bradbury

Not the Queen of England

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The authors of the biography That Woman - The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor and the novel Abdication look at the characters and events that eventually led to the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Event 227

John D Barrow

100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Sport

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
How fast could Bolt run? How are the many scoring systems designed? Why did Fosbury flop? What’s the effect of those skintight swimsuits? The Gresham Professor of Geometry gives us the skinny on the Olympics to come.
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Event 228

Damian Walford Davies and Samantha Wynne Rhydderch

Icebound/Spellbound - from Antarctica to East Anglia

Venue: Digital Stage
The two poets locate you in the bootprints of Captain Scott, then at the black heart of the witch trials of Civil War Suffolk. Reading from Banjo and Witch they bring trial, defiance and trauma to life in dramatic form, taking you into terra incognita – one physical, the other psychological, both deadly.
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Event 229

Green Dragons Den Final 1 – The Power of Youth

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Five participants, four dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books, with a chance to win £10,000 for their project. The shortlist is selected from young people under the age of 25 only.
 
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Event 230

Elan Mehler and Sava Medan

Venue: The Sound Castle
The pianist and bass player, two of the most magical performers in contemporary jazz, met at a session in Paris and almost instantly discovered a musical connection. Medan’s novel approach and big sound found a purchase in Mehler’s compositional and improvisational style and led to the creation of a completely new body of work for the duo. They are touring this work for the first time.
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Event 231

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 of which we know surprisingly little. D’Abo and the director by Hugh Hudson will be speaking on Monday in event 170. UK, 2011, 72’. Documentary.
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Event T14

Mix Music and JamPod

The Ultimate Music Experience

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
JamPod is changing the way people engage with music. Experience it for yourself 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.  16+ years
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Event HF68

Matt Dickinson

Mortal Chaos

Venue: Big Tent
Ever wanted to climb Everest? Or film a heart-stopping adventure? Join the author of this gripping thriller for an edge-of-your-seat event. Matt was also the fifth British climber to summit the North Face of Everest!
 
10+ years
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Event HF69

Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow

Action Dogs

Venue: Starlight Stage
When killer cats are clawing for world domination it’s time to unleash man’s best friend. Join this dastardly duo to discover all about killer kitty Katmanchew and the brave Action Dogs with gadgets galore to hand (or paw).
 
8+ years
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Event HF70

Young Film Academy

Screenwriting Masterclass

Venue: The Hexagon
Fancy stepping into the shoes of Joss Whedon, Andrew Davies or Abi Morgan? Join a writer from Young Film Academy as they introduce the basic pillars of screen storytelling before beginning to build your own blockbuster.
 
Duration 120 mins.   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 232

Rob Brydon

Small Man in a Book

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The actor and author talks about his book. Joy.
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Event 233

Philip Mansel

Cities of the Levant - The Past for the Future

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
One of the world’s top experts on Constantinople and the Mediterranean looks at the great cities of bygone empires and the dynamic urban centres of today.
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Event 234

Gabrielle Walker

Antarctica

Venue: Digital Stage
100 years after Scott and Amundsen’s race to the pole, the writer weaves science, natural history, poetry and epic history to give An Intimate Portrait of the World’s Most Mysterious Continent.
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Event 235

Matthew Hollis

Now All Roads Lead To France

Venue: Big Tent
This fascinating exploration of Edward Thomas, one of Britain’s most influential First World War poets and his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost won the 2012 Costa Biography Prize.
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Event 236

Jan Blake with Raymond Sereba

The Buffalo Woman - Storytelling

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
A hunter kills buffalo and takes the meat back to his village. But the young buffalo calf that watched him kill her mother is determined to make him pay. After many years of planning, the shape-shifting Buffalo Woman goes on a quest for revenge but doesn’t anticipate the lengths a mother will go to in order to protect her son.
 
Delicate and dramatic by turn, their song and music, which includes the extraordinary Dodo mouth bow, cradles the story in a truly evocative soundscape
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Event HF71

James Campbell

Comedy 4 Kids

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
In this show James may attempt a new world record in badger hurdling and doing loop the loop with his 93-year-old Auntie HistAMine. It may also involve a discussion on Horses: Friends or Big-Headed Twits?
 
7+ years
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Event HF72

Mark Brake and Jon Chase

The Science of Dr Who

Venue: Starlight Stage
Aliens and time machines, cyborgs and Daleks, Utopias and killer computers: take a journey through the fantastic worlds of The Doctor. With rap songs, scientific facts and much merriment and mirth, the author rapper duo explore the Universe of The Doctor.
 
9+ years
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Event 237

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 of which we know surprisingly little. D’Abo and the director by Hugh Hudson will be speaking on Monday in event 170. UK, 2011, 72’. Documentary.
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Event 238

Ian Bostridge talks to Michael Berkeley

A Singer’s Notebook

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
A masterclass glimpse into the life and mind of the great Lieder singer, as he discusses the music and composers he has worked with and his early enthusiasm and study of 17th-century witchcraft.
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Event 239

Sinclair McKay talks to Mark Skipworth

The Secret History of Bletchley Park

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The author discusses his History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There.
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Event 240

Mark Wallinger talks to Alastair Sooke

Venue: Big Tent
The artist and 2007 Turner Prize-winner’s work is not only brilliantly accessible and witty, but also conscientious and politically incisive.
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Event 241

Fflur Dafydd talks to M Wynn Thomas

The Welsh Books Council Lecture - In Two Minds

Venue: The Moot
The singer and author of the multi-award-winning Y Llyfrgell, Twenty Thousand Saints, The White Trail and Atyniad talks about ‘the bilingual artist and the multi-media’. See also events 345 and 373.
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