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Event 169

Good Morning Wales – LIVE ON AIR

A BBC Radio Wales Event at Hay

Venue: Horizons Airstream

Louise Elliott presents all the news, sport, weather and travel information to start your day, broadcasting live from the festival.

Broadcasts every weekday morning on BBC Radio Wales from 6am–9am and on Saturdays from 7.30am.

BBC Radio Wales
Duration: 3 hours
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Good Morning Wales – LIVE ON AIR

Event 121

Bronwen Maddox, Peter Hitchens, David Aaronovitch, Johann Hari

Election 2015: How Was It For You?

Venue: Telegraph Stage

Four of our leading commentators analyse the election results and their aftermath. They look at the leadership issues and futures for each of the parties.

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Bronwen Maddox, Peter Hitchens, David Aaronovitch, Johann Hari

Event 122

Melissa Harrison and Laline Paull

Fictions – Nature

Venue: Elmley Foundation Cube

 Discover two of the most thrilling new voices in fiction. Building to an extraordinary climax over the course of one spring month, Harrison’s second novel At Hawthorn Time is both a clear-eyed picture of rural Britain, and a heartbreaking exploration of love, land and loss. Paull’s debut The Bees is set entirely in a beehive. It is the story of a heroine, Flora 717, a sanitation bee who, in the face of an increasingly desperate struggle for survival, changes her destiny and her world. They read and talk to Mary Loudon.

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Melissa Harrison and Laline Paull

Event 123

Iain Overton talks to Oliver Balch

Gun Baby Gun

Venue: Good Energy Stage

There are almost a billion guns across the globe today. There are 12 billion bullets produced every year and as many as 500,000 people are killed by them annually. Meeting people affected by guns from all walks of life in 25 countries – porn starlets who appear as snipers in XXX films, Zionist anti-terror gun trainers, El Salvadoran gangland killers – Overton unearths some hard truths about the terrible realities of war and gun crime. Overton is Director of Investigations at the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence and an investigative journalist who has worked in over 80 countries around the world.

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Iain Overton talks to Oliver Balch

Event 124

Iain Finlayson

Tangier: City of the Dream

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

No city in the world has quite the exotic allure of Tangier. From the C17th, it has been a place on the edge, beyond the normal disciplines of government, a city of refuge and excitements where sex is cheap, drugs are plentiful and where the outcasts of the world can breathe easily. The golden years of Tangier began after World War I and barely survived World War II. Among those who sought sanctuary in or inspiration from this legendary city were Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Paul and Jane Bowles, Ronnie Kray, Tennessee Williams, Joe Orton, Cecil Beaton and Truman Capote. It is this ‘last resort of the living dead, alive but not madly kicking’ that Finlayson explores in his witty, enthralling study.

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Iain Finlayson

Event 125

Heather Dune Macadam

Rena’s Promise

Venue: Starlight Stage

Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart – a promise to take care of her sister. New research informs this event, based on the original transport list that Macadam found in the archives of Yad Vashem with all 998 names of the first women in Auschwitz on it — 297 of whom were teenagers. Chaired by Sarah Crompton.

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Heather Dune Macadam

Event 126

Mark Skipworth

What the Paper Said: The Telegraph Archive

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Hosted by senior Telegraph journalists, stories from 25 May at key historical moments over the past 150 years are brought to life using the paper’s unique archive. From World War One and D-Day to the rise of the Suffragettes and the birth of the nuclear age; not to mention fashion through the decades and legendary stars of sport. Here is a past world documented in fascinating and revealing detail by daily reporting.

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Mark Skipworth

Event 127

The Life Scientific

A BBC Radio 4 Event at Hay

Venue: BBC Tent

Jim Al-Khalili talks to some of our most fascinating and admirable scientists: from Nobel Prize-winners to unsung heroes and the next generation of beautiful minds. In this edition he's joined by the neuroscientist Anil Seth.

Broadcast on Tuesdays at 9am. This programme will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 23 June at 9am.

BBC Radio 4
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years
Duration: 1 hour
Free but ticketed
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The Life Scientific

Event 128

Stuart Cade, Juliet Aston, Julian Munby, Camilla Finlay

Hay’s Castle

Venue: Tata Tent

Hay Castle’s rich history reaches back to the time of the Norman Conquest, and is intertwined with events that have shaped the evolution of the country as a whole. Legend has it that in the early C13th the stone castle rose overnight out of the low woodlands next to the River Wye. In the C17th it was transformed from ruined defensive castle to country seat for the gentry. More recently it has been the seat of the King of Hay, Richard Booth.

The C21st has seen Hay Castle owned in trust for the public for the first time, and the creation of an exciting future vision for the buildings and grounds. The architects for the realisation of the vision are Rick Mather Architects, who, with representatives from their team of archaeology and conservation specialists, will describe the history and proposed future for the Castle – the creation of the next chapter in its story. Chaired by Francine Stock.

For further details about Hay Castle please visit the stall on site or www.haycastletrust.org.

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Stuart Cade, Juliet Aston, Julian Munby, Camilla Finlay

Event 129

Azar Nafisi talks to Sarah Churchwell

The Republic of Imagination

Venue: Oxfam Moot

From the author of the bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran comes a powerful and passionate case for the vital role of fiction today. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favourite novels, the scholar and teacher invites us to join her as citizens of her ‘Republic of Imagination’, a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

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Azar Nafisi talks to Sarah Churchwell

Event 130

Göran Rosenberg talks to Philippe Sands

A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

On 2 August 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having survived the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and the harrowing slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival. In his intelligent and deeply moving book, Rosenberg returns to his own childhood in order to tell the story of his father; walking at his side, holding his hand, trying to get close to him again. It is also the story of the chasm that soon opens between the world of the child, permeated by the optimism, progress and collective oblivion of postwar Sweden, and the world of the father, darkened by the long shadows of the past.

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Göran Rosenberg talks to Philippe Sands

Event 131

Tom Holland, Bettany Hughes, Peter Stothard

Fictions – Mary Renault

Venue: Good Energy Stage

We celebrate the republication of Renault’s fabulous Greek historical novels – The Bull from the Sea, The King Must Die, Fire From Heaven, Funeral Games, Lion in the Gateway and The Persian Boy. Chaired by Stephanie Merritt.

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Tom Holland, Bettany Hughes, Peter Stothard

Event HF38

Chris Judge

Robots and Beasts

Venue: Elmley Foundation Cube
Meet award-winning illustrator Chris Judge and hear all about his robot character Tin and his favourite Beast stories in this fun-filled picture book event packed with interactive storytelling and live drawing.
4+ years
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Chris Judge

Event W14

Illustration for Under 12s

Royal Drawing School Class

Venue: NFU Mutual Studio

Working with colour and a variety of mediums, participants will draw from life and the imagination to create their own story. Led by artist and children’s book illustrator Rosie Wellesley.

Suitable for under 12s

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Illustration for Under 12s

Event HF36

Minecraft

Venue: Telegraph Stage
Love Minecraft? Want to know more about how to construct the most awesome builds? Come along to this session for tips and tricks from the experts on how to be a Minecraft creative genius.
7+ years
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Minecraft

Event HF37

Piers Torday

The Wild Beyond

Venue: Starlight Stage
Piers Torday’s bestselling first book, The Last Wild, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. His second book, The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2014. Join Piers as he shares the passion for nature that inspired the trilogy, and find out if Kester can save the world from disaster.
9+ years
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Piers Torday

Event W36

Wild Garden Safari

RSPB Workshop

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Come and discover the secret world that lives in your garden, with RSPB Cymru. Grab a net and see what amazing creatures are hiding in the leaves and lurking underwater. Make a Bee and Bug B&B to take away, to give nature a home in your garden.

Photo: Eleanor Bentall

Families welcome
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Wild Garden Safari

Event W68

Wreck This Journal

Drop-in Workshop

Venue: Mess Tent

Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages us to engage in ‘destructive’ acts – poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more – in order to experience the true creative process. Come join in the wrecking in the Mess Tent, and discover new and exciting ways to escape the fear of the blank page! Stick, scribble, crumple, smear: to create is to destroy!

8+ years
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Wreck This Journal

Event 132

Nick Stern talks to Alok Jha

The British Academy Lecture: Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

The risks and costs of climate change are worse than estimated in the landmark Stern Review in 2006; and far worse than implied by standard economic models. The science warns of the dangers of neglect; the economics and technology show what we can do and the great benefits that will follow; an examination of the ethics points strongly to a moral imperative for action. Why are we waiting? Chaired by the science correspondent of ITV News.

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Nick Stern talks to Alok Jha

Event 133

Charles Handy talks to Andrew St George

The Second Curve

Venue: Telegraph Stage

The bracing manifesto of a radical thinker. His books on management – including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management – have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends – such as Beyond Certainty – has changed the way we view society.

In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life’s work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential.

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Charles Handy talks to Andrew St George

Event 134

Emma Rothschild

Family Histories and Social Networks

Venue: Good Energy Stage

An exploration of C18th social networks looking at the Johnstone family, the Scottish siblings at the heart of her book The Inner Life Of Empires, and an interconnected group of French families in the first ‘age of information’. Rothschild is Professor of History and Economics at the University of Cambridge.

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Emma Rothschild

Event 135

Jessie Burton talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions – The Miniaturist

Venue: Tata Tent

On an autumn day in 1686, 18-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. The novelist discusses her multi-award-winning debut novel.

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Jessie Burton talks to Georgina Godwin

Event 136

Matthew Kramer

Cambridge University Series 8: Torture, Morality and Law

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Despite recent assertions to the contrary, the Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge argues that there can never be any moral justification for torture. Chaired by Philippe Sands, author of Torture Team.

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Matthew Kramer

Event HF39

Dan Smith and Paul Dowswell

Big Game and Bomber

Venue: Starlight Stage
Nail-biting tension and compelling storytelling feature in both these books, delivering an edge-of-the-seat reading experience. Dan Smith’s Big Game, recently brought to the big screen, stars a young hero hunting in a Finnish wilderness, who stumbles upon an escape pod from a burning airplane. Soon he and the President of the United States are on the run from terrorists. Paul Dowswell’s Bomber is the meticulously-researched story of a young gunner in WW2 whose dreams of flying turn into nightmares as the Nazis sweep over Europe and war rages. Share the thrills and the tension, and get some top writing tips from these two masters of their craft.
10+ years
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Dan Smith and Paul Dowswell

Event HF40

Join the Flock: Shaun the Sheep Model Making

Venue: Elmley Foundation Cube
Celebrate this year’s Shaun the Sheep movie and the new Tales from Mossy Bottom Farm books.
Join Aardman’s specialist model maker in this hands-on workshop, where in a series of stages you’ll make your own clay model of Shaun the Sheep to take home.
7+ years
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