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Event HF147

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 HF145

Ellen Richardson and Jane Lawes

Summer Camp Survival Guide

Venue: Starlight Stage
Join the sparkling authors of The Flip-flop Club and Gym Stars as they chat midnight feasts, mysteries and handstands.
 
7+ years
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Event HF144

Tony Robinson

Weird World of Wonders!

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
Join us for a headlong gallop through time with the Time Team presenter, as he points out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about the Egyptians and Romans. It's history, but not as we know it.
 
9+ years
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Event SC9

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 429

The panellists discuss another two of the Questions in our big anniversary project.
 
What can the country and the city learn from each other?
What determines what food you buy?
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Event 430

Ben Macintyre

Double Cross - The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat uncovers the six extraordinary double-agents at the heart of the deception that enabled the 150,000-strong invasion force to land in Normandy on 6 June 1944.
 
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Event 431

Prue Leith talks to Sarah Crompton

Relish: My Life on a Plate

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The extraordinary, zestful life of the celebrated cook, restaurateur, food writer, businesswoman and lover.
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Event 432

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Commonwealth Lecture - To Instruct and Delight - a Case For Realist Literature

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The author of Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus and The Thing Around Your Neck examines fiction as a catalyst for social and political change. Chaired by Emily Perkins.
 
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Event 433

Oliver Balch, Les Lumsdon, Chris Moss and Michael Kerr

The Future of Travel Writing

Venue: Digital Stage
What can the travel writer offer in an age of Trip Advisor and Wikipedia? Are we tired of foreigners writing about other people’s places? Journalists and authors Oliver Balch and Chris Moss join Slow Travel writer Les Lumsdon. Chaired by The Telegraph’s Deputy Head of Travel.
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Event 434

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 T40

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Guitar Synths, Sounds and Effects

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Creating a new world of guitar sounds for solos and stardom.
 
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 T44

Julianna Baggott

Get Writing With… Workshop

Venue: The Hexagon
Join the inspirational author of Pure for a focused workshop on honing your content and style.
 
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 HF149

Jonathan Meres

The World of Norm

Venue: Starlight Stage
The stand-up comedian turned novelist introduces the latest in his eccentric series about Norm, a boy who can’t understand why everything always seems unfair...
 
9+ years
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Event HF148

Philip Reeve talks to Sarah McIntyre

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
Come and discover a wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventures from the extraordinary imagination behind Mortal Engines. Plus, we're (not so) secretly hoping Sarah and Philip will mention their forthcoming series Seawigs.
 
10+ years
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Event 435

Thomas Friedman

That Used To Be Us

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The New York Times foreign affairs writer looks at What Went Wrong with America - and How It Can Come Back. Chaired by Nik Gowing.
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Event 436

Charles Nicholl

Sudden Presence

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
The acclaimed traveller, biographer and literary sleuth reads from his new collection of investigations Traces Remain and talks about his fascination with the hidden details of the past, and the ‘sudden presence’ of distant historical figures. Chaired by Simon Mundy
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Event 437

Michael Frayn talks to Sarah Crompton

My Father’s Fortune

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
The novelist and playwright (whose Noises Off is currently playing in London) discusses his childhood memoir and his exploration of his father’s story My Father's Fortune. His new novel Skios is a story of mislaid identity, misdirected passion and miscalculated consequences set on a Greek Island.
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Event 438

Madeline Miller and Sjón talk to Jim Naughtie

The Greeks 6 - The Song of Achilles and The Whispering Muse

Venue: Hay on Earth Stage
The Song of Achilles is a re-imagining of the love story at the heart of Homer’s Iliad; The Whispering Muse pitches the mythic hero Caeneus and his tales of the Argonauts, the Golden Fleece and Lemnos onto a Scandinavian merchant ship in 1949.
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Event 439

Faraj Bayrakdar talks to Shenaz Kedar

Writers and the Middle East

Venue: Digital Stage
Exiled writers from Syria and Iran discuss their work and the upheavals in the Middle East with the manager of the Writers’ Centre Norwich City of Refuge programme.
 
In partnership with the Writers Centre Norwich and International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)
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Event T41

Cool Fossil Music Foundation

Rock Riffs and Rhythm Guitar

Venue: Scribblers’ Hut
Chords and cracking lead. Putting the two together.
 
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 HF150

Christopher Paolini

Inheritance

Venue: Big Tent
It began with Eragon...it ends with Inheritance. Join this phenomenal author as he brings the cycle to a breathtaking conclusion.
 
10+ years
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Event HF153

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 HF151

Kristina Stephenson

Sir Charlie Stinky Socks

Venue: Starlight Stage
An all-singing, some dancing show with this fabulous author/illustrator. So gather all your pluck and help the gallant knight put things right.
 
5-7 years
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Event HF152

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Venue: The Hexagon
Don your best fairy wings and pop along for some fairy fun, glittery games and plenty of pretty prizes.
 
Duration 40 mins.   3-5 years
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Event 557

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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