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Event 17

Antonio Colinas, Clara Janés, José María Muñoz Quirós, Carlos Aganzo and Luis Alberto de Cuenca

My Words, Others’ Words: Poetry Readings – Saint John of the Cross and Saint Teresa of Avila

– Venue: Huerto del Convento de los Padres Carmelitas

On the fifth centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Jesus, Hay Festival Segovia pays tribute to one of history’s most significant literary and spiritual friendships: that of Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross. The tribute culminates in Segovia with readings by four poets – Antonio Colinas, Clara Janés, José María Muñoz Quirós and Carlos Aganzo. Other readings take place at Medina del Campo on 16 September at 8pm and in Avila on 26 September at 8pm. A fifth poet, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, is involved in the latter events.

Co-organised by the Loewe Foundation in collaboration with the Convento de los Padres Carmelitas de Segovia and la Junta de Castilla y León

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Event 18

Marcus Sedgwick in conversation with Peter Florence

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar

‘They say dead men tell no tales, but they’re wrong. Even the dead tell stories.’ In this event, we embark on a journey into darkness with prestigious British author Marcus Sedgwick, who talks to Peter Florence, Director of Hay Festival.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

Co-organised with the British Council and in collaboration with El Norte de Castilla, the oldest Spanish journal, on its 160th anniversary

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Event 19

Manuel Lucena and Felipe Fernández-Armesto in conversation with Arantza de Areilza

New Prospects for Europe, the West and the Global Village

– Venue: Sala Refectorio, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University

Lecturer, history expert and member of the Board of Advisors in World History at National Geographic, Manuel Lucena discusses Europe’s challenges and prospects with British historian and University of Notre Dame Professor, Felipe Fernández-Armesto. The Dean of the IE School of International Relations, Arantza de Areilza, chairs the event.

 

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Event 20

José María Beneyto, Giles Tremlett and Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente

Can European Cultural Identity Survive?

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

The role culture plays in European integration still has to be addressed by European institutions. Lawyer and Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, José María Beneyto, Director of ABC Cultural, Fernando Rodríguez Lafuente, and Madrid correspondent for the Economist and contributing editor for the Guardian, Giles Tremlett discuss this issue which is crucial for Europe’s future.

Event in Spanish

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Event 21

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón in conversation with Ana Gavín

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón talks to Ana Gavín about his latest novel La buena reputación, a family history that covers a number of generations and takes the reader through different Spanish cities, up to the present day. A panorama of relationships and experiences to make the reader reflect on life.

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Event 22

Michael Steinberg and Paul Smith in conversation with DD Guttenplan

Global Issues Cannot be Resolved Without the Humanities

– Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Michael Steinberg, Professor of History & Music and Director of Cogut Humanities Center at Brown University, and Paul Smith (OBE), Director British Council USA, talk to DD Guttenplan, journalist and educator, contributor to the International New York Times and correspondent to The Nation, about the need to keep the humanities at the centre of the university equation, and how art and culture can make us better people. The event is introduced by professor and historian Rolf Strom-Olsen.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event 23

Meghnad Desai in conversation with Adam Austerfield

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar

The world economy has changed completely in the last five years and Spain is one of the most affected countries. What future is there for young Spaniards and Europeans in the 21st century? How will they survive and prosper given the prospects for employment, technological changes and the development of emerging markets as engines of the world economy? Lord Desai is an economist, Emeritus Professor of LSE and member of the British Labour Party.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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Event 24

Antonio Lucas, Juan Vicente Piqueras, Álvaro García

My Words, Others’ Words

– Venue: Romeral de San Marcos

Hay Festival and the Loewe Foundation pay homage to Mexican poet and writer Octavio Paz on the centenary of his birth. Paz was also the president of the jury of the Loewe Foundation International Poetry Awards until his death in 1998. Loewe Poetry Award-winners Antonio Lucas, Juan Vicente Piqueras and Álvaro García read a selection of their own poems and also their favourite poem by Paz. Chaired by José Félix Valdivieso. The readings will take place during a guided tour of the Romeral de San Marcos garden which will be led by Claudia Schaefer. The Romeral garden was created by acclaimed landscape gardener Leandro Silva.

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Event 25

Juan Bonilla in conversation with Carlos Granés

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

Juan Bonilla is the winner of the first Biennial Mario Vargas Llosa Novel Prize in 2014. He presents Prohibido entrar sin pantalones, a novel based on the figure of the Russian futurist poet Vladimir Mayakovski.

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Event 26

Elvira Lindo, Ángeles González-Sinde and Luis Alegre

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

Elvira Lindo and Ángeles González-Sinde talk about literature and film with the journalist Luis Alegre. The two have already worked together on Una palabra tuya, a film directed by González-Sinde and based on the novel by Lindo which won the Biblioteca Breve award. Elvira Lindo also wrote the script for the recent film La vida inesperada and González-Sinde was shortlisted for the 2013 Planeta Prize for her novel El buen hijo.

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Event 27

Chris Patten, Santiago Iñiguez and Javier Moreno

Europe, Innovation and Education

– Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real-IE University

Chris Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes) is a British politician, Chancellor of Oxford University and head​ of the Vatican's communications and media team. ​Previously, he was an​ EU commissioner, the last governor of Hong Kong, and chair of the BBC. He talks to Santiago Iñiguez, president of IE University, and Javier Moreno, journalist and former editor (2006–2014) of El País. The event is introduced by Revel Guest, Chair of the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.

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Event 28

Alfonso Armada, Arcadi Espada and Paul Ingendaay

Room For Thought

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar

At a time when print media is in crisis, traditional journalism is in decline and technology is constantly evolving, we should reflect on how culture and thinking are now best presented in the media. Alfonso Armada, writer and journalist for ABC and Arcadi Espada, writer and journalist for El Mundo, talk to Paul Ingendaay, collaborator and correspondent for FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).

Event in Spanish

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Event 61

Chinese Film Series

Screening: Tang Shan Da Di Zhen (Aftershock: Tangshan Earthquake)

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia
(Feng Xiaogang, 2010. Duration: 139 minutes)
On a catastrophic summer night in 1976 there was a violent earthquake in Tangshan which marked 7.8 degrees on the Richter scale. Li Yuanni’s twins were covered in rubble and Li had the awful quandary of deciding which twin to save. She decided to save her son even though her daughter survived and was later adopted. When mother and daughter meet 32 years later, will the daughter be prepared to forgive her mother?

Chinese original version with Spanish subtitles
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Event 62

Charity Lunch: Lord Patten of Barnes in conversation with Peter Florence

A Front-row Spectator of Globalization

– Venue: Sala Capitular, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real - IE University
This year’s Hay Festival Segovia features an exclusive event that promises to be very special: a private luncheon served in the magnificent Chapter Room of the Santa Cruz La Real Convent. Diners will have the privilege of sharing, together with key players from different spheres, an in-depth interview with the recently appointed head of the Vatican’s new communications and media team, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and former Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten,conducted byHay Festival’sfounder and director, Peter Florence.
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Event 29

Marc Marginedas and Gervasio Sánchez talk to Aurelio Martín

Living Through Wars

– Venue: San Juan de los Caballeros

With dozens of wars going on in various places around the world, Marc Marginedas and Gervasio Sánchez are two examples of journalists who cover them. Their mission is to remove the curtain of opacity from conflicts, keeping information flowing and letting society know what is going on, even though they might personally suffer in wartime situations.

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Event 30

Pablo García Baena in conversation with Clara Janés

My Words, Others’ Words

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

The great poet Pablo García Baena, winner of the Príncipe de Asturias Award for Literature, and member of the jury of the Loewe Foundation International Poetry Awards, and versatile poet and translator Clara Janes discuss their work.

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Event 63

Tiffany Murray, Marifé Santiago and Marta del Riego

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar
British novelist Tiffany Murray returns to Segovia to talk to author Marifé Santiago and journalist and writer Marta del Riego about outstanding women, including the heroine of her latest novel Sugar Hall, which is set in 1950 after the Second World War.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish
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Event 66

Ferran Adrià in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

– Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Ferrán Adriá has revolutionised cooking and has made history by endowing food with an unprecedented artistic dimension. Post El Bulli, Adrià still strives to blend cooking, science, culture, high technology and innovative design. The role of chefs in the twenty-first century is to experiment with ways of pushing back the frontiers of each discipline in the name of creativity. Ferran Adrià talks to writer and journalist Jesús Ruiz Mantilla.


Simultaneous translation from Spanish to English

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Event 64

American Film Series

Screening: Mr Smith Goes To Washington

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia
(Frank Capra, 1939. Duration: 129 minutes)
Jefferson Smith is a naive young man who becomes a senator. Despite the fact that he is surrounded by unscrupulous politicians, he makes a spectacular stand for democracy in the Senate, and challenges corruption.
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Event 31

Mario Vargas Llosa and JMG Le Clézio

– Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real-IE University

Two Literature Nobel laureates (from 2010 and 2008 respectively) talk about their literary careers. Chaired by the writer Carlos Granés.

Simultaneous translation from Spanish into English

Co-organised with the Ayuntamiento de Segovia, Ayuntamiento de Córdoba, Cosmopoética and the Cátedra Mario Vargas Llosa, in association with the Institut Français and the French Embassy in Spain, and in collaboration with Air France

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Event 32

Junior String Orchestra in concert

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

The highly-talented young musicians from the British Council School Junior String Orchestra in Madrid return to Segovia to delight us with their vivacious repertoire.The orchestra will be conducted by teacher Elisabet Rosales.

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Event 65

Yahya Hassan in conversation with Berna González Harbour

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar
Yahya Hassan is a young Danish poet of Palestinian origin who has shaken Europe with his unconventional poems, which narrate his experiences and which provide valuable testimony to frame thought about immigration. He talks to Berna González Harbour, director of El País’ cultural supplement Babelia.

Simultaneous translation from Danish into Spanish
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Event 33

Les bien-aimés

French Film Screening

– Venue: La Cárcel–Filmoteca de Segovia

Christophe Honoré’s eighth feature film, featuring major stars Catherine Deneuve and Milos Forman. In the ’60s, Madeleine abandons Paris to go to live in Prague with her husband; when the Russian tanks arrive in the city the couple splits. In the ’90s, Madeleine’s daughter Véra falls in love in London with a young man who does not love her back. Mother and daughter will defy the archetypes of 20th century women. Directed by Christophe Honoré, 2011. Duration 139 minutes.

Original version in French with Spanish subtitles


Free but Ticketed

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Event 34

J. J. Armas Marcelo in conversation with Jesús Marchamalo

– Venue: Iglesia de San Nicolás

The journalist and writer J. J. Armas Marcelo presents his latest novel, Réquiem habanero por Fidel. He talks to writer and journalist Jesús Marchmalo.

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Event 35

Roger McGough, Alvin Pang and Antonio Colinas

– Venue: Palacio Quintanar

Three outstanding poets join forces and recite poems in English and Spanish: Roger McGough from Britain, Antonio Colinas from Spain and Alvin Pang from Singapore. This event is chaired by journalist Annie Bennett.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

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