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Event 411

Janine di Giovanni, Alex Crawford, Rosie Boycott and guests

Marie Colvin

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
 Women in Journalism chair Jane Martinson hosts this appreciation of the great war journalist who died in Syria on 22 February.
 
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 412

Helen Lederer talks to Kathryn Gray

Finger Food

Venue: Starlight Stage
The comedian, author of Coping with Helen Lederer and Single Minding discusses her new Quick Reads story - A Comedy of Ambition, Dreams, Treachery and Daytime Television.
 
Quick Reads are short, sharp shots of entertainment – brilliantly written short books for people who want a fun, fast read, have lost the reading habit or find reading tough.
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Event 413

Bettany Hughes, Alice Oswald, Madeline Miller, Tim Whitmarsh

The Greeks 5 - After Homer

Venue: Big Tent
The power of The Iliad and The Odyssey has endured in the literary imagination for thousands of years and still exerts a fascination for contemporary writers. Our classicists are joined by the poet (Memorial) and novelist (The Song of Achilles) who are speaking later today about their own works, which respond to the original masterpieces.
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Event 414

Lloyd Bowen, Paul O’Leary and Dafydd Elis Thomas join Huw Bowen

Heroes and Villains 5 - Politicians

Venue: Digital Stage
Long in search of nationhood and identity, Wales has had more than its fair share of political heroes. But there have been villains, too, and those who’ve moved swiftly from heroes to zeroes. Who are they and what have they achieved?
 
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Event 415

Louise Fennell and Jonathan Lee talk to Paul Blezard

Fictions - After That...

Venue: The Moot
Dead Rich is a black comedy of celebrity, paparazzi, murder and catastrophe. Couldn't happen to a more advantaged family than the Spenders. Joy starts on an ordinary Friday afternoon in the office, when a talented young lawyer Joy Stephens plummets 40 feet on to a marble floor.
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Event HF140

Liz Pichon

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire. His wonderful creator returns to Hay to introduce the brand new episode, Everything’s amazing (sort of). Bring a pad and pencil.
 
Duration 45 mins.   7+ years
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Event 416

AA Gill talks to John Mitchinson

The Golden Door: Letters to America

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The wickedly funny travel-writer, TV and restaurant critic ranges under the endless skyway uncovering truths and mythologies about America and Americans.
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Event 417

Marcus du Sautoy

Maths on Stage: the Dramatic Life of Numbers

Venue: Big Tent
Mathematics has had a surprising part to play in a number of recent theatre productions. The mathematician and broadcaster will talk about his experiences working with theatre company Complicité on A Disappearing Number and his explorations of bringing maths to the stage in a recent collaboration with actress Victoria Gould.
 
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Event 418

Patrick Bishop

Target Tirpitz

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
An intriguing tale from WWII of X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler’s Mightiest Warship.
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Event 419

Alex Crawford talks to Jim Naughtie

Colonel Gaddafi’s Hat

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
A gripping and deeply moving account of the Libyan uprising from the Sky News Special Correspondent - the lone journalist who was able to report from the rebel army convoy that captured Green Square in the heart of Tripoli.
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Event 420

Elanor Dymott and Maria Semple talk to Mary Loudon

Fictions - Missing Women

Venue: Digital Stage
Every Contact Leaves a Trace is a love story and a murder mystery set in Oxford; Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is a comic portrait of Seattle life from the scriptwriter of Ellen, Saturday Night Live, Mad About You and Arrested Development.
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Event 421

Francesca Scotti, Andrea Lundgren, Eurig Salisbury

Scritture Giovani 2012

Venue: The Moot
Young writers from Italy, Sweden, Wales and Germany read and discuss their short stories commissioned on the theme of ‘Why?’ Chaired by Daniel Hahn of the British Centre for Literary Translation.
 
In partnership with Festivaletteratura Mantova and Literaturfestival Berlin, and sponsored by Fondazione Cariplo and Illy Coffee
 
FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 422

Andy Fryers, Andy Middleton and Guests

The Dragons’ Lounge

Venue: Summer House
Earlier this week a group of senior business leaders, third sector innovators and participants from government came together in Hay to catalyse change in Wales. Join in the discussions with this open event and help build confidence and capability to magnify the solutions and share them globally.
 
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Event 423

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 334 and 400.
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Event T38

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Electronic Drumming

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Start your journey as a drum-hero with brilliant beats.
 
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 HF142

Dear Zoo Party

Venue: The Hexagon
What kind of pet would you like from the zoo? An elephant, a lion, a snake? It’s time to get noisy as we explore this classic picture book, with plenty of surprises.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3+ years
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Event HF143

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 HF141

Sarah McIntyre

Cartoon Craziness

Venue: Starlight Stage
Meet this brilliant illustrator and learn how to invent your own cartoons. Expect pirates, monsters, princesses, dinosaurs, cowboys and, of course, Vern & Lettuce. Bring a pad and pencil.
 
5+ years
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Event 424

Alain de Botton

Religion for Atheists

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The essayist suggests that the supernatural claims of religions are entirely false, but that religions have much to teach the secular world.
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Event 425

Janine di Giovanni talks to Bidisha

Ghosts by Daylight

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The war correspondent tells her own story of two frontline reporters brought together and deeply damaged by war. They try to build a civilian, family life in Paris.
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Event 426

Carolin Crawford

Cambridge Series 12 - Turbulence: the Birth and Death of Stars

Venue: Big Tent
The astronomer explores the science behind the glorious and complex nebulae that inhabit interstellar space.
 
In association with Cambridge University
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Event 427

Glenn Patterson and David Vann talk to Lisa Dwan

Fictions - Place

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Patterson’s Belfast-set The Mill for Grinding Old People Young is a novel about a young man caught up in the political fever of the times and a love story about discovering who you are and how you define yourself; Vann’s Dirt, set in Sacramento, focuses on a family tragedy and the enveloping landscape.
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Event 428

Ian Jones

Cardiff Series 4 - Motherhood and the Mind

Venue: Digital Stage
The Perinatal Psychiatrist analyses the link between mental illness and childbirth. The connection is long established in many cultures, with suicide a leading cause of maternal death. Understanding the link between childbirth and severe psychiatric episodes will bring enormous benefits for women who suffer, and may help us understand more about the causes of mood disorders more generally.
 
In association with Cardiff University
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Event T39

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Drums and Bass

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
The trick to a tight and mighty sound.
 
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 HF146

Dear Zoo Party

Venue: The Hexagon
What kind of pet would you like from the zoo? An elephant, a lion, a snake? It’s time to get noisy as we explore this classic picture book, with plenty of surprises.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3+ years
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