Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 1

Hay-on-Earth Forum

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Hay-on-Earth is the festival’s ongoing sustainability project and is part of our programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impacts, particularly as we stage more festivals around the world. The project has been running for seven years. Please join us.

Full day ticket allows entry to all 6 sessions.

Events 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9.

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Event 2

Molly Scott Cato and Polly Higgins

Creating A Resilient World

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Is it possible to manage resources fairly and equitably? A strong local economy is important to sustainability, but how large is a local economy and how self-reliant can it be? What part does the law play in ensuring a resilient environment for all and preventing exploitation by the few? The Telegraph’s Geoffrey Lean chairs.

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Event 3

Rob Yorke, Simon Fairlie, Milly Wastie and Conor Colgan

Farms Fit For The Future

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Horsemeat, Schmallenberg disease, fuel costs, drought, floods… From preventing food riots to maintaining the environment, how does our primary industry square up to the challenges ahead? Rural commentator Rob Yorke discusses with Editor of The Land Simon Fairlie, Young Farmers Chair Milly Wastie and the NFU’s Conor Colgan.

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Event 4

Quentin Blake

The Hay Library Lecture: In and Out of the Book – The Uses of Illustration

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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This year’s library lecture is given by the illustrator and writer, whose long collaboration with Roald Dahl and his own work, which includes Clown, Zagazoo, Mrs Armitage, Mister Magnolia and his recent study Beyond The Page, have confirmed him as one of Britain’s greatest artists.

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Event 5

Sandy Black

The Sustainable Fashion Handbook

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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Can the fashion industry ever be truly sustainable? With a wasteful, fast-moving fashion cycle and the social impact on the 40 million people employed worldwide in manufacturing and agriculture, it’s going to be an interesting journey. One of the world’s pioneering authorities in this field in conversation with Hay-on-Earth Director Andy Fryers.

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Event 6

Ruth Brooks

A Slow Passion

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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When BBC Radio 4’s Material World announced a search for the UK’s top amateur scientist, the winning experiment involved one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks asked the question: Do snails have a homing instinct? The Telegraph’s Louise Gray chairs.

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Event 7

Rob Hopkins reveals all to Andy Fryers

The Power Of Just Doing Stuff

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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It’s like that old punk idea: ‘Here are three chords. Now go out and set up a band.’ The process of making change can be really thrilling. In fact, it only works if it’s fun. The Transition Movement co-founder reveals all to the Hay-on-Earth Director.

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Event 8

The Massed Choirs

In Concert

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Our four local choirs, Brecon and District Male Choir, Builth Male Voice Choir, Rhayader and District Male Voice Choir and Talgarth Male Choir sing a concert of classic and contemporary songs, with soloists Lynne Bryer and Paul Sweeting.

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Event 9

Jane Davidson, Adeline Johns-Putra and guests

The 2013 INSPIRE Lecture: Literature And Sustainability

Venue: Landmarc 100 Stage
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The winning entry to the INSPIRE literature and sustainability competition that took the world by storm over Easter - how three academics from Aberystwyth used a sustainability lens to expose Shakespeare as a tax dodger and grain hoarder. The lecture will be read for the first time at this special event to mark a new partnership between the Hay Festival, INSPIRE and ASLE-UKI.... The collaborative authors Dr Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Professor Richard Marggraf Turley and Professor Howard Thomas present: Reading With The Grain: Sustainability And The Literary Imagination.
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Event 10

Noah And The Whale

Venue: Barclays Pavilion
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The band will release their fourth studio album, Heart Of Nowhere, on 6 May, their fourth record in five years, following 2011’s platinum-selling Last Night On Earth.

Noah And The Whale are Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar), Tom Hobden (violin), Urby Whale (bass), Fred Abbott (guitar) and Michael Petulla (drums).

Supported by the buoyant and lush alt-pop imaginings of Thumpers.



See more at www.noahandthewhale.com
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