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Event 294

James Fearnley talks to John Walsh

Here Comes Everybody - The Story of the Pogues

Venue: Big Tent
The founding member and accordion player recounts the highs, lows and shenanigans of the internationally treasured band and Christmas legends whose beautiful, punked-up versions of traditional Irish music stormed the charts around the world.
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Event 295

Mark Townsend with Kenny & John Meighan

Point Man

Venue: Digital Stage
The point man leads the patrol into battle, the first to face ambushes, hidden bombs and snipers. In 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. But returning to his hometown in Essex, where prospects are bleak and his father still suffers from the nightmares of his own war experience, Kenny's struggle is far from over.
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Event 296

Phil Rickman

Mystery in the Original Sense

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Rickman’s crime series, featuring the female diocesan exorcist for Hereford, is unlike anything else in the genre. As his latest novel, The Secrets of Pain, arrives in paperback, he explains why it’s taken 12 years to break through.
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Event 297

Sarah Jane Morris and Enrico Melozzi

Cello Songs

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The UK premiere of an extraordinary collaboration between the singers voice and a cello orchestra with covers of Tom Waits and Damien Rice, Morris' own compostitions and a new song written for her by Bob George. With Enrico Melozzi, Tony Remy, Michael Rosen and The Celestial Quartet.
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Event 298

Seamus Murphy talks to Dylan Jones

Let England Shake

Venue: Big Tent
The photographer was invited to make the 11 short films to accompany PJ Harvey’s groundbreaking album when she saw his film Darkness Visible. He discusses the collaboration and shows the films.
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Event 299

Rang de Basanti – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
A sensational Bollywood picture directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Soha Ali Khan, who’ll be speaking in the Re-Imagine India event 114 on Sunday 3 June. A young woman from England comes to India to make a documentary about her grandfather's diary which was written in the 1920s about the Indian Independence with five young men. India, 2006. 157’.
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Event 300

Frank Turner

Venue: The Sound Castle
Three years on the road plying his brand of passionate and honest folk/punk has built a huge global following for the cult singer-songwriter. He plays Hay as part of our Woody Guthrie Centenary tribute.
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