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Event 212

Abigail Rokison and Erin Sullivan

Romeo & Juliet

Venue: The Summer House

The Shakespeare Institute scholars examine the text, sources and context of Shakespeare’s most popular play, looking at how the earliest performances worked and how subsequent productions over the centuries have reflected its themes. In the Q&A they address the most commonly examined syllabus questions.

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Abigail Rokison and Erin Sullivan

Event 213

James Ward

Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

We are surrounded by stationery: half-chewed Cristal Bics and bent paper clips, rubber bands to fiddle with or ping, blunt pencils, rubbers and Tipp-ex. Exploring these everyday objects, Ward reveals tales of invention – accidental and brilliant – and bitter rivalry. He also asks the difficult questions, like who is Mr Pritt, and what are the thousands of uses claimed for Blu-Tack?

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James Ward

Event 214

Kate Henderson and Hugh Ellis talk to Andy Fryers

Rebuilding Britain

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Britain faces extraordinary challenges, from climate change to growing inequality and global economics, but as a nation has no plan for the future. This unique book asks a simple question: how can it organise itself, not just for survival, but to build a fairer and more sustainable society? The Town and Country Planning Association’s Henderson and Ellis talk to the Hay on Earth Director.

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Kate Henderson and Hugh Ellis talk to Andy Fryers

Event 433

A Get Creative Masterclass: How to Make Films on Your Smart Phone or Tablet

A BBC Event at Hay

Venue: BBC Tent

Join Into Film for an intro to filmmaking workshop. You'll soon be showing off your filmmaking skills to friends – whatever your filmmaking background.

Bring your smart phone if you have one.

Not for broadcast.

Get Creative
All ages welcome. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.
Duration: 1 hour
Free but ticketed
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A Get Creative Masterclass: How to Make Films on Your Smart Phone or Tablet

Event W20

Drawing the Figure and the Still Life

Royal Drawing School Class

Venue: NFU Mutual Studio

How to animate the inanimate? This session will explore one of the artist’s oldest and most simple subjects: the still life. Infinitely varied, the still life can represent the nature of mortality and transformation, or simply provide the artist with the subject in the absence of a model. Students will have the opportunity to draw the figure in relation to a still life in colour and a variety of media.

Suitable for all ages and abilities

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Drawing the Figure and the Still Life

Event HF71

Kjartan Poskitt

Murderous Maths

Venue: Telegraph Stage
Back by popular demand, Kjartan Poskitt will have parents and children in fits of laughter as he introduces the people who really did put the Murder into Maths. He’ll also show off some amazing tricks and weird facts but NO NASTY SUMS – guaranteed! Creator of the bestselling Murderous Maths series, Agatha Parrot and Borgon the Axeboy, Kjartan is a brilliant entertainer – and you’ll learn some maths facts along the way.
7+ years
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Kjartan Poskitt

Event HF73

Magic Animal Friends

Venue: Starlight Stage
Welcome to an enchanting world full of animals, magic and friendship, from the creator of Rainbow Magic. When best friends Jess and Lily follow a mysterious golden cat into Friendship Forest, their holidays become much more magical! There are riddles to solve, games to play and magic to create.
5+ years
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Magic Animal Friends

Event HF74

Phoenix Comics Workshops

Venue: Elmley Foundation Cube

Come and draw with CORPSE TALK’S Adam Murphy. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a first time comic reader, Adam will help you dig up the best tips and tricks to help you put pencil to paper and create some AWESOME characters! Bring your imagination and prepare to be amazed!

PLUS join other Phoenix creators (some of the UK’s best comic artists) as they show how to construct a brilliant comic from even the craziest ideas – they’ll take you through some top character creation tips and send you away with your very own brilliant comic!

www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk

7+ years
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Phoenix Comics Workshops

Event HF72

Steve Cole

How Bond Are You?

Venue: Oxfam Moot
Steve Cole introduces his first explosive Young Bond adventure, Shoot to Kill, and gives a unique insight into 1930s gadgets, gangsters and Hollywood. Join Steve for a highly entertaining event. He explains how he became such a fan of Ian Fleming’s super-spy, shares the research behind his creation, introduces new characters, including a sinister villain, and tests the audience’s spy skills to find out: ‘How Bond are you?’
9+ years
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Steve Cole

Event W70

The Story of Life

Drop-in Workshop

Venue: Mess Tent

With award-winning illustrator Amy Husband, local authors Catherine Barr and Steve Williams will take children on the extraordinary journey of evolution. Inspired by readings from the book, children will explore the story of life and, working together, they will draw, cut and colour all kinds of creatures to create their own timeline of life on Earth.

4–10 years
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The Story of Life

Event W40

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 215

Eddie Butler talks to Peter Florence

The Head of Gonzo Davies

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

Gonzo Davies, back-row forward and builder, knows the highs and lows of life; but as political and industrial corruption conspire to give parochial violence a national and international dimension, is he prepared to become the target of dark forces? The bestselling author of The Greatest Welsh XV Ever, best known now as the BBC’s voice of international rugby, brings us his first novel and looks forward to this autumn's Rugby World Cup.

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Eddie Butler talks to Peter Florence

Event 216

Andrew Duff and John Keay

Beneath the Himalayas

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Narendra Modi’s pilgrimage to Tibet heralds a new warmth in Sino-Indian relations, but the emerging superpowers have a long and complex history of contested priorities in the Himalayas. Keay is author of Midnight’s Descendants, a sweeping history of South Asia; Duff’s Sikkim: Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom tells the remarkable true story of India’s annexation of Sikkim in 1975. It’s a tale of love, intrigue and the Cold War in Asia.

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Andrew Duff and John Keay

Event 217

Guto Harri and Dylan Jones

The News Academy

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Join Dylan Jones, author and award-winning editor of GQ magazine, and Guto Harri, former BBC Chief Political Correspondent, Communications Director for Mayor of London Boris Johnson, and now Communications Director for News UK, in a special Q&A on their career insights, experiences and advice for entering the world of journalism.

For students aged 16–18 years

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Guto Harri and Dylan Jones

Event HF75

Chris Bradford

Bodyguard

Venue: Telegraph Stage
Following his phenomenally successful Young Samurai events, Chris Bradford returns to the stage for his Bodyguard series with an adrenaline-fuelled show. Chris brings the action in his books to life with an interactive performance and explosive content linked to his own research and training. During his bodyguard training, Chris acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises; all of which he relates in one breath-taking, high-energy event.

Photo: Donny Fitzpatrick

9+ years
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Chris Bradford

Event HF76

Emily Gravett

Venue: Starlight Stage
2015 marks the ten year anniversary of Emily Gravett’s acclaimed and much-loved debut novel, Wolves. Join Emily as she talks about all her beloved characters, from Wolf to Little Mouse to Bear and Hare – and help her create a brand new story live on stage!
5+ years
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Emily Gravett

Event HF77

Phoenix Comics Workshops

Venue: Elmley Foundation Cube
Come and learn HOW TO MAKE AWESOME COMICS with Neill Cameron. Neill is a master storyteller and artist who has illustrated some of The Phoenix’s best loved comics. In this workshop Neill will take you through the comic creation process from start to finish. WARNING: This workshop contains PIRATES AND DINOSAURS and is rated AWESOME on the comic scale. 
PLUS join other Phoenix creators (some of the UK’s best comic artists) as they show how to construct a brilliant comic from even the craziest ideas – they’ll take you through some top character creation tips and send you away with your very own brilliant comic!

www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk
7+ years
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Phoenix Comics Workshops

Event W41

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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Event W21

The Theatre and Drawing

Royal Drawing School Class

Venue: NFU Mutual Studio

This session explores various theatrical ideas and devices through drawing. We will work imaginatively and from life, choosing a play or an opera for inspiration and using props and the model to create a theatrical scene. We will consider different elements of drawing the theatre, such as light and shadows, character, costume, space and scale. We will look at artists who have designed for the theatre, as well as those who have drawn and painted from constructed sets and costumed models in the studio.

Suitable for all ages and abilities

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Event 218

Victoria Hislop talks to Georgina Godwin

Fictions – The Sunrise

Venue: Telegraph Stage

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple open the island’s most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. When a Greek coup plunges the island into chaos, Cyprus faces a disastrous conflict. Turkey invades to protect the Turkish Cypriot minority, and Famagusta is shelled. Forty thousand people seize their most precious possessions and flee from the advancing soldiers. In the deserted city just two families, the Georgious and the Özkans, remain. The best-selling author of The Thread, The Return and The Island introduces her new novel.

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Victoria Hislop talks to Georgina Godwin

Event 219

Robert Llewellyn, Juliet Davenport and Kate Henderson

Good Energy Series 2: From NIMBY to IMBY

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru - Wales Stage

Energy generation has to take place somewhere – what would you prefer in your backyard? Is policy determined by those who shout loudest rather than those with the strongest argument? What would it take for communities to say yes rather than no to new energy developments? Robert Llewellyn is an actor, comedian and author, Kate Henderson is CEO of the Town and Country Planning Association and Juliet Davenport is founder and CEO of Good Energy. They talk to journalist and author Oliver Balch.

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Robert Llewellyn, Juliet Davenport and Kate Henderson

Event 221

Simon Szreter

Cambridge University Series 11: Why We’ve Lost the Way on Welfare

Venue: Oxfam Moot

The provision of an effective and trusted collective social security system always faces threats to its integrity from potential mismanagement and free-riders on both sides – those supposed to be paying in and those supposed to be benefiting. Problems with the welfare state today are addressed by the government as primarily the latter; but history shows that it is the former that requires more scrutiny.

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Simon Szreter

Event 222

Inside The Archers

A BBC Radio 4 Event at Hay

Venue: BBC Tent

Find out about life behind the scenes in Ambridge with the Editor of The Archers, Sean O’Connor, and Graham Harvey, the programme's Agricultural Advisor.

Not for broadcast.

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

Event 223

Ivana Gavrić

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 2

Venue: St Mary's Church

The pianist plays Leoš Janáček In the Mists, Cheryl Frances-Hoad Two Lyric Pieces and Edvard Grieg Ballade Op 24 and Selection from Slåtter Op 72. Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill.

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 – please arrive in good time.

BBC Radio 3
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Ivana Gavrić

Event HF79

David Melling

Hugless Douglas

Venue: Starlight Stage
The world’s most huggable bear, Hugless Douglas, and his creator David Melling return to Hay to celebrate Hugless Douglas Goes to Little School. Douglas is very excited to be going to Little School. There is so much to do – and lots of hugs to be given out! Come along to learn how to draw Douglas, and even have a hug with Douglas himself!
3+ years
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David Melling

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