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Event 366

Larry Sherman talks to Dennis O’Connor

Cambridge Series 11 - Intelligent Policing

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Crime prevention tends to be driven by emotion rather than an objective consideration of the facts. How can evidence-based policing reduce crime? Chaired by HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
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Event 367

John Lewis-Stempel and Jim Wight

Young James Herriot

Venue: Big Tent
The author is joined by the real James Herriot’s son to discuss The Making of the World’s Most Famous Vet.
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Event 368

Kate Williams and Clare Clark talk to Rosie Boycott

Fictions - The New Victorians

Venue: Digital Stage
The acclaimed historian’s steamy, seamy thriller The Pleasures of Men reveals the dark, beating heart of corrupt London during Queen Victoria’s reign; set in the Jubilee year of 1887 Beautiful Lies is a compelling tale of scandal, politics and the media.
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Event 369

Creative Intent – Sustainable Community Futures

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Do you have an idea for an innovation and don’t know where to start? Or have you already started but are bogged down? This open session on design and creativity will show you new tools for your projects.
 
Supported by the Welsh Government
 
FREE – DROP IN
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Event T30

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 HF126

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.   10-14 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 HF123

Jacqueline Wilson

The Worst Thing About My Sister

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
Marty and Melissa are the best of friends, the worst of enemies and of course sisters. Another gift from the mega-bestselling, super-lovely godmother of children’s fiction.
 
As we only have Jacqueline for a limited time the first 200 children's tickets sold will be eligible to get their books signed. These tickets have sadly sold out but you can still book to enjoy the wonderful event! 
 
8+ years
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Event HF124

Kjartan Poskitt

Agatha Parrot

Venue: Starlight Stage
A sneak preview of the next in this fantastic series, which may or may not include a trombone, a secret trap door and a zombie bird. From the creator of Murderous Maths.
 
7+ years
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Event HF125

Nicola Killen

Magnificent Menagerie

Venue: The Hexagon
We love animals, but which one is your favourite? Come and see this brilliant author and illustrator draw a menagerie, from penguins to puppies, featured in her new Animal Numbers and Animal Colours series.
 
3-5 years
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Event SC8

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 370

Mark Tully

India - The Road Ahead

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The peerless commentator on India examines the economic boom, corruption, poverty, diversity and cricket in the world’s largest democracy. Chaired by Oliver Balch, author of India Rising - Tales From a Changing Nation.
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Event 371

Victoria Hislop talks to Lisa Dwan

The Thread

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The novelist discusses her epic Greek romance set across C20th Thessaloniki. Hislop is the best-selling author of The Island, The Return and One Cretan Evening.
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Event 372

Eva Gabrielsson talks to Phil Rickman

Stieg and Me - Memories of my Life with Stieg Larsson

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Gabrielsson tells the story of their 30-year romance. She talks of his life-long struggle to expose Sweden’s Neo-Nazis, his fight to keep EXPO, the magazine he founded, alive, his difficult relationships with his immediate family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the Millennium trilogy.
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Event 373

Horatio Clare and Fflur Dafydd talk to Gwen Davies

New Stories from the Mabinogion

Venue: Digital Stage
Two new tales spun around the classic Welsh myths: Clare’s The Prince’s Pen asks who are the outsiders, the infidels, and who is the enemy within? Dafydd’s The White Trail transforms the medieval Arthurian myth of Culhwch and Olwen into a C21st quest for love and revenge.
 
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Event 374

Dragons Playground

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Five organisations shortlisted for the Green Dragons’ Den will tell their stories, practise their pitches and share ideas on how they’d use the £10,000 prize if they won in the Den. Today’s shortlist focuses on community level projects.
 
Supported by the Welsh Government
 
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Event 375

The Doric String Quartet

Venue: St Mary’s Church
The quartet has received glowing responses across the globe, and now travel to Hay to perform quartets by Haydn and Britten.
 
This concert will be recorded as part of BBC Radio 3’s Lunchtime Concert Series
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Event 376

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 and is therefore often misunderstood. D’Abo and the director Hugh Hudson will be speaking on Monday in event 170.
 
UK, 2011, 72’. Documentary.
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Event T31

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 HF182

Helen Stephens

The Big Adventure Of The Smalls

Venue: The Moot
Join this inspirational illustrator for an imaginative flight of fancy around Small Hall with bannister sliding, secret passageways and chandelier swinging.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF129

Louise Yates

Dog Loves Drawing

Venue: The Hexagon
We adored Dog Loves Books and now he's back with his Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning creator, making his own stories.
 
5-7 years.
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Event HF127

Nick Crane

Barefoot Books World Atlas

Venue: Big Tent
Join this cartographer, explorer, writer and television presenter as he introduces us to a whole new way of looking at the world.
 
Families.  9+ years
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Event HF128

Susie Day

Pea’s Book of Best Friends

Venue: Starlight Stage
Meet sisters Clover, Pea and Tinkerbell. They’re beans-on-toast, hand-me-down-wellies sort of girls and you’ll love them. A charming, fresh new series for the summer hols.
 
8+ years
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Event 526

The Outer Town

Venue: Meet at Hay TIC
A short walk heading out towards Cusop, and back along the Wye taking in places and people of interest. Easy flat walk, no stiles. Can be muddy
 
Walks organised by Haywalkingfestival.co.uk
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Event 533

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 377

Max Hastings, Peter Oborne, Simon Schama, Val McDermid, Kate Williams and Emily Perkins talk to Jon Gower

Hay 25 – The Way We Live Now 4

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The panelists discuss two more of the questions from the Festival's big silver jubilee project.
 
Are you happy? -- If yes, why? If not, is there something you can do about it?
What piece of writing has most changed your heart and mind?
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