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Event 378

Ian Kershaw

The End – Hitler’s Germany, 1944-45

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
What made Germany keep fighting when defeat was inevitable? In the end the regime had to be stamped out town by town with a level of brutality almost without precedent. The historian raises the most profound questions about the nature of the Second World War, about the Third Reich and about how ordinary people behave in extreme circumstances.
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Event 379

Edward Davey, Tony Cocker and Jane Davidson

The Future of Energy Series 1 - Low Carbon and Economic Growth

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Is it possible to have economic growth within a low carbon economy? The Secretary of State, E-ON CEO and INSPIRE Director discuss the opportunities and threats facing us as we face a changing energy world.
 
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Event 380

Harriett Gilbert hosts Margaret Busby, Bernardine Evaristo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, David Howell and the winners

Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Venue: Digital Stage
We are delighted to host for the first time the announcement of the winners of the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Short Story Prize. The judges will be talking about the process and the winning writers will be in conversation with Harriett Gilbert. The multiple prize winning Nigerian author and the Minister of State for the Commonwealth will present the awards.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event T32

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Rhythm Guitar Techniques

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Learn how to lock-in with the rhythm section.
 
Duration 60 mins.  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 T33

Epiphany Films

Film Workshop

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
From story-boarding to shooting, get to grips with film production.
 
14+ years
 
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Event HF133

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 HF183

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 HF130

Louise Rennison

A Midsummer Tights Dream

Venue: Big Tent
Laugh your tights off with the wickedly fabulous creator of Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging, as Tallulah Casey and her mates return for a new term at Dother Hall Performing Arts College. Chaired by Paul Blezard
 
12+ years
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Event HF132

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 HF131

Paul Howard

Bugville

Venue: Starlight Stage
Hear about the epic endeavours of superheroes/bugs, Superfly and Midge, as they battle Electro Slug and his repulsive sidekick, Loo. They have devilish plans and outrageous disguises. Don’t forget your cape.
 
7+ years
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Event 381

Max Hastings

All Hell Let Loose - The World at War 1939-1945

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
In this magnificent war history the author emphasises the Russian front, where more than 90% of all German soldiers who perished met their fate. He suggests that the Royal Navy and US Navy were their countries’ outstanding fighting services, while the industrial contribution of the United States was much more important to Allied victory than that of the US Army.
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Event 382

Ben Okri

Wild

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The Booker Prize-winning author of The Famished Road presents his first book of poems for 13 years. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.
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Event 383

Matt Pritchett

Matt

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The Telegraph’s superstar cartoonist on drawing, humour and satire.
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Event 384

Green Dragons Den Final 4 - Sustainable Community Futures

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.
 
Supported by the Welsh Government
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Event 385

Mario Giordano

How to Write a Digital Thriller

Venue: The Moot
The thriller writer conducts an open workshop on the extraordinary story of his book Apocalypsis – a European e-publishing phenomenon.
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Event HF137

Jan Fearnley

Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers

Venue: The Hexagon
Help Harry the harbour mouse take to the sea and discover the magic of Bottlenose Bay before making your own sailor’s hat.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF134

Martin Brown

Horrible Histories

Venue: Big Tent
The star illustrator behind the phenomenally successful series takes a blood-curdling look at history from the Savage Stone Age to the Barmy British Empire via the Measly Middle Ages and Slimy Stuarts.
 
9+ years
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Event HF136

Val McDermid

My Granny is a Pirate!

Venue: Starlight Stage
Take a good long look at your granny...could she be a pirate? Join this acclaimed writer as she introduces her first book for children and helps polish up our pirate-speak.
 
3-5 years
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Event 386

Chris Wood

Venue: The Sound Castle
Folk Singer of the Year and Best Original Track at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 and 2009. ‘Un-showy charm…talented interpreter of traditional material…bewitching... possessed of a timeless quality…’- Sarah Boden, Observer Music Monthly
 
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Event 387

The Gospel of Us – Screening

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
The film version of the Passion play starring Michael Sheen and written by Owen Sheers that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011. A town is in thrall to a sinister and ruthless corporation intent on plundering the town's natural resources. Two sides are at war and catastrophe appears inevitable until a softly spoken man mysteriously arrives. Revealed as The Teacher (Michael Sheen), he gathers followers around him and becomes a focus for the Resistance and is perceived by the powers as a danger who must be removed at all costs. Directed by Dave McKean.
 
UK, 2012, 118’. PG. See also events 65.
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Event HF138

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
 
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Event T34

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Guitar Rock Riffs and Lead

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Ways to wield your axe with solos and shredding.
 
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 388

Andrew Marr

The Diamond Queen

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The journalist celebrates the monarch’s jubilee, looking at her relationships with Prime Ministers, the Commonwealth, the media and her people.
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Event 389

Nicholas Crane and Jerry Brotton

The Man who Mapped the Planet

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
We salute the 500th anniversary of the birth of Gerardus Mercator, the greatest cartographer of all time; the man who coined the word ‘atlas’ and solved the riddle of converting the three-dimensional globe into a two-dimensional map while retaining true compass bearings.
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Event 390

Tom and Henry Herbert

The Fabulous Baker Brothers

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Tom is a master baker who runs the famous Hobbs House Bakery that has been the family business for five generations. His brother Henry is the acclaimed chef who runs the Hobbs House Butchery right next door. They’re fabulous.
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