Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event HF158

Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Chess in Schools and Communities

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
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Join the Telegraph's Chess Correspondent and International Master Malcolm Pein and Chess trainer from Chess in Schools and Communities for a chess extravaganza especially for children who are either new to chess or have played before.

Sessions will include simultaneous exhibitions, players can play against the master, Yes2Chess internet chess matches, and a giant outdoor chess set. 

6-15 years

duration 45 mins

Free but ticketed

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Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Event 1

Hay on Earth 2014 Forum

Food and Farming Futures

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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Hay on Earth is our ongoing sustainability project. It is part of a programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impacts, both here in rural Hay and as we stage more festivals internationally. The project has now been running for eight years. Please join us.

Full day ticket allows entry to all 5 sessions. Events 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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Hay on Earth 2014 Forum

Event 2

Timothy Walker

Plant Conservation: Why it Matters

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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Just how critical is plant conservation to our long-term survival? Plants under threat of extinction could be tomorrow’s fuels, foods or health cures. The Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden explains what we can all do to prevent this loss. Chaired by Louise Gray.

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Timothy Walker

Event HF159

Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Chess in Schools and Communities

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
Read more

Join the Telegraph's Chess Correspondent and International Master Malcolm Pein and Chess trainer from Chess in Schools and Communities for a chess extravaganza especially for children who are either new to chess or have played before.

Sessions will include simultaneous exhibitions, players can play against the master, Yes2Chess internet chess matches, and a giant outdoor chess set. 

6-15 years

duration 45 mins

Free but ticketed

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Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Event 3

Guy Smith and Philip Lymbery

Does Farming, a Primary Industry, Require Factories?

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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With ever-pressing demands on our farmers to produce more good quality food at reasonable prices, is more factory farming the answer? The Vice-President of the NFU and the author of Farmaggedon debate with rural affairs commentator Rob Yorke.

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Guy Smith and Philip Lymbery

Event HF160

Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Chess in Schools and Communities

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
Read more

Join the Telegraph's Chess Correspondent and International Master Malcolm Pein and Chess trainer from Chess in Schools and Communities for a chess extravaganza especially for children who are either new to chess or have played before.

Sessions will include simultaneous exhibitions, players can play against the master, Yes2Chess internet chess matches, and a giant outdoor chess set. 

6-15 years

duration 45 mins

Free but ticketed

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Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Event 4

Helen Browning, Eric Morgan and Kevin Thomas

Field Labs: A Grassroots Research Revolution

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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Agricultural research has for decades been driven by large multinational companies. The Soil Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme puts farmers in the driving seat. SA Director Helen Browning explains the thinking behind it and introduces a local Field Lab, where local Brecon farmers Kate and Kevin Thomas are teaming up with Bristol University researcher Eric Morgan to solve a knotty problem.

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Helen Browning, Eric Morgan and Kevin Thomas

Event HF161

Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Chess in Schools and Communities

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
Read more

Join the Telegraph's Chess Correspondent and International Master Malcolm Pein and Chess trainer from Chess in Schools and Communities for a chess extravaganza especially for children who are either new to chess or have played before.

Sessions will include simultaneous exhibitions, players can play against the master, Yes2Chess internet chess matches, and a giant outdoor chess set. 

6-15 years

duration 45 mins

Free but ticketed

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Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Event 5

Patrick Dyke talks to Andy Fryers

Dioxin for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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Environmental consultant Patrick Dyke has been working on environmental issues for more than twenty years, and dioxin has been a recurring theme. One of the most toxic pollutants known to man, dioxin touches almost every aspect of life and human activity and is found everywhere in the world. The process of understanding and addressing dioxin gives insights that should help us deal with problems from food production to geo-engineering. Chaired by the festival’s Sustainability Director.

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Patrick Dyke talks to Andy Fryers

Event HF162

Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Chess in Schools and Communities

Venue: The Scribblers Hut
Read more

Join the Telegraph's Chess Correspondent and International Master Malcolm Pein and Chess trainer from Chess in Schools and Communities for a chess extravaganza especially for children who are either new to chess or have played before.

Sessions will include simultaneous exhibitions, players can play against the master, Yes2Chess internet chess matches, and a giant outdoor chess set. 

6-15 years

duration 45 mins

Free but ticketed

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Malcolm Pein and Sarah Kett

Event 6

Tim Benton and Christine Tacon

Food Security and Self-Sufficiency

Venue: Good Energy Stage
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What is food security and how self-sufficient should we aim to be? How does our diet influence supermarkets and farmers? The UK Champion for Global Food Security and the Groceries Code Adjudicator talk to Rob Yorke.

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Tim Benton and Christine Tacon

Event 488

Battle of the Bands

Venue: The Telegraph Stage
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Up and coming local bands and solo artists battle it out to be crowned Best Band. An evening of live, original music where audience and judges get to decide who is worthy of the crown. Hosted by BBC Radio Wales' Bethan Elfyn.

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Battle of the Bands

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