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Event 355

Hay Writers Circle

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
New Work from the local creative writing group
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 356

Angela Hobbs and Paul Cartledge talk to Bettany Hughes

The Greeks 3 – Plato

Venue: Big Tent
The classicists consider the heft and influence of The Republic and The Symposium.
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Event 357

Tom Fairfield

The Pine Marten Conundrum

Venue: The Moot
Is it extinct in Wales? And if so, why? Or is the wildest of the wild things left to us simply deeply secret?
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Event 535

Paul Benham

Primrose Earth Awareness Trust: Site Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office for Bus
The permaculture pioneer guides us around his sustainable food centre, which has won 12 True Taste of Wales awards in 3 years including gold for sustainable development in 2011. The centre is probably the most productive acre and a half in the UK and is a blueprint model for future food security.
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Event HF116

Fairytales with Princess Fiona

Venue: The Sound Castle
Come to The Castle for a special royal visit from Princess Fiona! Go on a magical adventure with the feisty princess from Shrek the Musical as she reads classic fairytales including the original story Shrek! by William Steig.
 
This special performance will include original music from the award-winning West End musical that brings the well loved characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film to life in a hilarious and spectacular production. The world of fairytales is turned upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance.
 
There will also be Shrek The Musical goody bags for all the children!
Free But Ticketed
 
Duration 40 mins.   Families
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Event HF117

Hill Farm

Farm Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office for Bus
Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
 
Penny Chantler’s farm sits high on the side of the Black Mountains and produces New Zealand Romneys. See a demonstration of sheep dogs at work and sheep shearing, and handle newly-born lambs. Lamb rolls made from farm produce will be served at the end of a short farm walk.
 
With thanks to Penny Chantler of Hill Farm.
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Event HF115

Tinga Tinga Tales - Screening

Venue: Starlight Stage
Discover Why Elephant Has A Trunk as we bring the much-loved animated African folk tales to the big screen. Then trot off to our Make and Take tent for your very own Tinga Tinga-inspired crafts.
 
Duration 30 mins.   3+ years.
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Event 523

RIVER WALK 2

Venue: Meet at Box Office for Bus
Join the Wye & Usk Foundation trip around the Wye and its tributaries near Hay to see the rare and unusual creatures that live in the river, and to see what progress is being made to restore the run of salmon.


For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. Please bring packed lunches.
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Event 556

Adele Nozedar

Hedgerow Foraging Walks

Venue: Meet at Box Office
Join Adele Nozedar, author of The Hedgerow Handbook, for foraging walks around Hay.
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Event 358

David Crystal

What The Dickens!

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The linguistics Prof mines the work of the novelist - one of the greatest ever writers of dialect, dialogue and description, and an inventive master of vocabulary and language.
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Event 359

Faramerz Dabhoiwala

The Origins of Sex

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The first sexual revolution in Western Europe was a central part of the Enlightenment, intertwined with the era’s major social, political and intellectual trends. It helped create a new model of Western civilization, whose principles of privacy, equality and freedom of the individual remain distinctive to this day.
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Event 360

Sue Townsend talks to Sarah Crompton

The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
A funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. Britain’s funniest writer eviscerates modern family life.
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Event 361

David Ross

Mayhem in the Marches - Ambushes, Battles and Sieges of the Civil War

Venue: Big Tent
The historian recounts the C17 conflicts in Herefordshire and the Marches: Hopton Castle massacre, the destruction of Brampton Bryan, the battle at Stokesay, the siege of Cwm Hir Abbey, and Lingen’s Last Stand for King Charles in Radnorshire after the battle of Preston in 1648.
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Event 362

Andrés Neuman, Richard Gwyn, Daniel Hahn

BCLT – Word for Word 2

Venue: The Moot
Translators Gwyn and Hahn produce English versions of the same 1,000-word short story – Madre Atrás - originally written in Spanish by the Alfaguara prize-winning Argentinian novelist and Bogota 39 star Andrés Neuman. The author and his translators discuss the nuances, divergences and creativity of their translations. See also events 207 and 271.
 
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Event 363

Dragons’ Innovation Den - Sustainable Community Futures

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Four short testimonies followed by a wide-ranging discussion on the big changes happening already in communities and identifying those areas where change needs to be speeded up.
 
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Event 364

War Horse – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
The film of the book by Michael Morpurgo. Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. Directed by Steven Spielberg, screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, produced by Revel Guest.
 
UK, 2011, 146’. PG.
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Event T28

O2 THINK BIG

Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
What matters to you? Young people across the country have been coming up with ideas to help their communities, from internet radio to homework clubs, and getting cash from O2 to make them happen. We'll brainstorm ideas before developing them with O2 pros and taking them forward.
 
Duration 60 mins.  14+ years
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
 
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 T29

Epiphany Films

Film Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
From story-boarding to shooting, get to grips with film production.
 
14+ 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 HF119

Alan MacDonald

Dirty Bertie

Venue: Starlight Stage
Dirty Bertie is back ay Hay, and is as stupendously smelly as ever. Join his author for dress-up, drawing and stories.
 
7+ years
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Event HF121

Easy Peasy Cookery School

Venue: The Mess Tent
The fantastic team behind Local to Ludlow return to Hay with their mobile culinary school. Using locally sourced ingredients they teach children how to cook delicious snacks from scratch.
 
Duration 60 mins.   5-9 years
 
No adult ticket required, but children must be accompanied for this cookery session.
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Event HF122

Fairytales with Princess Fiona

Venue: The Sound Castle
Come to The Castle for a special royal visit from Princess Fiona! Go on a magical adventure with the feisty princess from Shrek the Musical as she reads classic fairytales including the original story Shrek! By William Steig.
 
This special performance will include original music from the award-winning West End musical that brings the well loved characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film to life in a hilarious and spectacular production. The world of fairytales is turned upside down in an all singing, all dancing, irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance.
 
There will also be Shrek The Musical goody bags for all the children!
Free But Ticketed
 
Duration 40 mins.  Families
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Event HF120

Nicola Killen

Magnificent Menagerie

Venue: The Hexagon
We love animals, but which one is your favourite? Join the brilliant author/illustrator of Not Me! as she introduces her Animal Numbers and Animal Colours series.
 
3-5 years

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Event HF118

Simon Scarrow and Alex Scarrow

Roman Conquest

Venue: Digital Stage
Two brothers go head to head in a battle of the books - Gladiator: Streetfighter and Time Riders: Gates of Rome. They’ll put your Roman knowledge to the ultimate test.
 
10+ years
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Event 525

The Inner Town

Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay TIC
From the Romans to Richard Booth, the people, places and history of Hay.
 
Walks organised by Haywalkingfestival.co.uk
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Event 365

Bettany Hughes

Divine Women

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The historian and broadcaster unveils the hidden history of women in religion, from dominatrix goddesses to feisty political operators and warrior empresses. She reveals what her favourite women in religion tell us about the lives of the real flesh-and-blood women of their day.
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