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Event 391

Bettany Hughes, Tom Holland, Tim Whitmarsh, Charlotte Higgins

The Greeks 4 - Sparta vs Athens

Venue: Big Tent
The classicists balloon-debate the strengths of the two superpower city States who fought the Peleponnesian War 431-404 BC - the artistic Athenian democracy and the military oligarchy in Sparta.
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Event 392

Philip Gross

Deep Field

Venue: Digital Stage
The TS Eliot Prize-winning poet introduces his new collection. In his nineties, Gross’s father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then to profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf to find him - through recovery of histories both spoken and unspoken as well as an excavation of the spoken word itself. Chaired by Kathryn Gray.
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Event 393

Jan Blake with Kouame and Raymond Sereba

The Old Woman, The Buffalo, and the Lion of Manding – Part 2

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
See Part 1 – event 339 for details. It is not necessary to see part 1 in order to enjoy part 2.
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Event T35

Moira Young, Julianna Baggott and Saci Lloyd

Future Imperfect

Venue: Starlight Stage
Blood Red Road, Pure and Momentum are all powerful commentaries on our world and thrilling narratives. Their award-winning writers will discuss strong heroines, dystopias and The Hunger Games.
 
14+ years
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Event T36

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Basic Bass

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
How to hold it all together and lock in with the beat.  
 
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 394

Misha Glenny

DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The author of McMafia explores three fundamental threats facing us in the C21st: cyber-crime, cyber-warfare and cyber-industrial espionage. Governments and the private sector are losing billions of dollars fighting an ever-morphing, super-smart new breed of criminal.
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Event 395

Gillian Clarke

The Lapidus Reading

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
In a special preview session the National Poet of Wales reads and discusses her forthcoming poetry collection ICE. Chaired by Fiona Hamilton of Lapidus, the UK organisation for creative writing and reading for health and wellbeing.
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Event 396

Thelma Schoonmaker talks to Simon Schama

A Life in Film

Venue: Big Tent
A conversation with the film editor who has worked with Martin Scorsese for forty years. Her credits include Hugo, Gangs of New York, and Goodfellas. She has won three Oscars – for Raging Bull, The Aviator and The Departed. She was married to the late film director Michael Powell.
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Event 397

Sarfraz Manzoor, Marina Salandy Brown, Akshay Pathak and Thomas Minkus

What happens where phones are cheaper than books?

Venue: Digital Stage
Is the digital age a friend or foe to writers, publishers and readers across the globe? The panel includes the Director of the Bocas Litfest in Trinidad, the Delhi-based bookfair strategist and the Emerging Markets Director of The Frankfurt Bookfair.
 
 FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 398

Alain de Botton, Philippa Perry, Roman Krznaric and Tom Chatfield

The School of Life - short ‘How To’ lectures

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Chatfield on How To Thrive in the Digital Age; Perry on How to Stay Sane; Krznaric on How To Find Fulfilling Work; and de Botton gives us the skinny on How to Think More About Sex.
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Event HF139

Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve, Martin Brown and Cathy Brett.

Illustration Game of Consequences

Venue: Starlight Stage
Inspired by suggestions from you, these amazing artists draw live on one giant piece of paper. It will be random and it will be fun. Chaired by Paul Blezard
 
Families
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Event 399

Zara McFarlane

Venue: The Sound Castle
Signed to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, and backed by a brilliant collection of musicians, McFarlane has made a big impact on the contemporary jazz scene. Expect a liberal dose of subtle, stealthy swing and jazz, bringing an eminently soul undercurrent to her music.
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Event 400

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. See also event 334.
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Event T37

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Bass and Guitar Riffs

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Getting to grips with Guitar and Bass structures working together.
 
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 401

Bryn Terfel in concert

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The baritone celebrates the festival's 25th anniversary.
 
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Event 402

Russell Kane

The Humorist

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The brilliant comedian presents his savagely funny debut novel.
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Event 403

Bruce Robinson talks to Dylan Jones

Venue: Big Tent
The screenwriter and director discusses his work, from the Oscar-winning Killing Fields to his 2011 collaboration with Johnny Depp on The Rum Diary See also events 459 and 493.
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Event 404

Stephen Roche and William Fotheringham

Born to Ride

Venue: Digital Stage
The publicatiuon of this autobiography celebrates the 25th anniversary of Roche’s incredible triple victory – the Tour de France, Giro de Italia and the World Championships. The only other cyclist ever to achieve this is the subject of Fotheringham’s new biography - Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike. They talk to Rob Penn.
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Event 405

Daniel Morden & Co

The Devil’s Violin Company presents A Love Like Salt

Venue: Hay On Earth Stage
The storyteller and musicians explore the tales behind King Lear and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Oliver Wilson-Dickson - Violin, Sarah Moody - Cello, Luke Carver Goss - Accordion.
 
 
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Event 406

Karl Francis and Roger Nott

Hair in the Gate – Screening and Q&A

Venue: Bookshop Cinema
The director and actor screen their short film about an elderly actor embarking on what might be his swansong, and discuss their collaboration.
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 408

Mara Carlyle

Floreat

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Recently described as the ‘Missy Elliot of the classical world’’ due to her innovative approach to songwriting that samples and reworks classical pieces into her own songs, Carlyle's extraordinary voice has won her legions of admirers, including Bjork, Willy Mason and Jon Snow. She returns to Hay after her 2009 session with Will Young to perform her groundbreaking album Floreat and to join our Woody Guthrie tribute.
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Event 409

Soweto Kinch

Venue: The Sound Castle
The alto-saxophonist and MC is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in the British jazz and hip hop scenes. He has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO. Soweto performs at Hay with his quartet, delivering his signature sound.
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