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Event 235

Dan Pearson

Natural Selection: a Year in the Garden

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Pearson draws on ten years of his Observer columns to explore the rhythms and pleasures of a year in the garden. Travelling between his city-bound plot in Peckham and 20 acres of verdant hillside in Somerset, he celebrates the beautiful skeletons of the winter garden, the joyous passage into spring, the heady smell of summer’s bud break and the flaring of colour in autumn.

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Dan Pearson

Event 236

Alexander Todorov

Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions

Venue: Tata Tent

We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second –and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible. Using cutting-edge research, the Princeton psychologist describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. 

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Event 237

Peter Jukes and John Sutherland

Lines of Duty

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Private investigator Daniel Morgan was murdered with an axe to the head in the car park of the Golden Lion pub, Sydenham on 10 March 1987. Thirty years on, after five failed police investigations and an ongoing Home Office inquiry, Daniel’s murder remains unsolved. Jukes co-wrote Untold with Daniel’s brother, Alastair. Sutherland is one of the Met’s most distinguished police officers. His book Blue: A Memoir – Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces is an account of the uplifting highs and crushing lows of a career in policing, and the story of slow recovery from serious illness. They talk to LBC’s Matt Stadlen.

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Peter Jukes and John Sutherland

Event 238

Matt Jones

Breaking the Glass – The Future of Screen Technology

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Discover the future of screen technology with computer scientist Matt Jones. His team at Swansea University is exploring displays that mutate to create textures and change shape to reveal controls like dials and switches depending on our needs. See some of the early prototypes that are enhancing our digital interactions with the physical world.

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Matt Jones

Event HD53

Marcus Sedgwick

Saint Death

Venue: Starlight Stage

The author takes listeners on a virtual trip into his writing space, revealing the research behind Saint Death. Think folk saints, migrants, gang warfare and human rights as he tells tales of the iconic Santa Muerte and reveals the shocking reality facing many communities living on the Mexican/US border. A fascinating and powerful talk from this prize-winning novelist. 

 #HAYYA

12+
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Marcus Sedgwick

Event HD54

Sarah McIntyre

Draw the Ultimate Unicorn

Venue: Cube

Join the BookTrust writer/illustrator-in-residence in drawing Dumpling, the galaxy’s most fabulous unicorn, and brainstorm awesome story ideas about your creation.
BookTrust is the UK’s biggest reading for pleasure charity, dedicated to inspiring all children to become readers.
All procedes from this event will go to the BookTrust
www.booktrust.org.uk

6+
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Sarah McIntyre

Event W41

HAYDAYS World of Food

Venue: Mess Tent

Are you a budding chef or curious in the kitchen? Learn how to cook interesting food from all over the world with the Kitchen Academy, using recipes from a different culture every day. You don’t need to bring anything other than your tastebuds and your appetite...you are cooking lunch!

Young Adult
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Event 623

Media Manipulation with Saci Lloyd

Venue: Compass

In this workshop we’ll take a look at how our own bias changes our perception and assess how good we are at spotting fake news in our teeny tiny Trump hands interactive quiz. We'll also take a look at the different techniques journalists use to sell a story and learn to weave some of the dark arts of Spin ourselves. Malevolence, while not required, will be highly prized.

16+
1 hour 30 mins
Free but ticketed
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Event DT19

Ticket to Dine

Dinner - Early Sitting

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Book a seat in the Relish Festival Restaurant and receive a complimentary drink on us. 

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh onsite by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce.

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20 per person. By booking online you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. You will also be able to reserve a seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

Award-winning Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer.

A selection of desserts and local cheeses from Neal's Yard Creamery is also available, plus a full bar and barista coffees.

See a Sample Menu Here

If you have any dietary requirements please state these in the notes at the Checkout stage.
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Event 240

Peter Wohlleben

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate–Discoveries from a Secret World

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. Trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities. Chaired by Georgina Godwin.

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Peter Wohlleben

Event 241

Brian May

Queen in 3-D

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

A unique opportunity to share the guitarist’s 46-year vision of his fellow band members, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, as well as Brian himself backstage, on tour and onstage, captured here in 3-D stereoscopic photographs.

3-D glasses will be provided.

Website - www.queenin3-d.com

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Brian May

Event 242

Thomas Morris

The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations

Venue: Good Energy Stage

For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late 19th century, medics began going where no one had dared go before. Morris gives us a view over the surgeon’s shoulder, showing us the heart’s inner workings and failings. He describes both a human story and a history of risk-taking that has ultimately saved countless lives. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.

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Thomas Morris

Event 243

Matthew Francis

Mabinogi

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Francis’ re-telling of the first four stories of the Welsh classic is the first to situate it in poetry, and captures the magic and strangeness of this medieval Celtic world: a baby is kidnapped by a monstrous claw, a giant wades across the Irish Sea to do battle, a wizard makes a woman out of flowers, only to find she is less biddable than he expected. Permeating the whole sequence is a delight in the power of the imagination to transform human experience into works of tragedy, comedy and wonder. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.

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Matthew Francis

Event 244

BBC Introducing: Live Sessions 1

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Venue: BBC Tent

At BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester, we support the very best new music from across our region. Since 2005, we’ve broadcast nearly a thousand sessions, helping to showcase some of our area’s most talented musicians to a massive audience. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite acts to join us on stage at Hay Festival. These artists didn’t even know they were being considered – and we hope this inspires people to keep sending in their music, because we really do listen to everything! We’d love to see you at either our 5.30PM or 7PM session. bbc.co.uk/introhw

These sessions will be broadcast each Saturday throughout June from 8PM on BBC Hereford & Worcester

FREE BUT TICKETED
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BBC Introducing: Live Sessions 1

Event 245

Lina Dencik

Social Justice in an age of Big Data - Cardiff University Series 3

Venue: Cube

We are living in a society increasingly driven by the technical ability to turn our activities and behaviour into data points that can be tracked and profiled. This is often said to advance responses to a range of social problems but these data processes can also affect individuals or entire communities that may be denied services and access to opportunities, or wrongfully targeted and exploited. What does this mean for fairness and equality? Lina Dencik is a Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Lina Dencik is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
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Event 246

Ian Burney and Barbara Machin

Murder and the Making of English CSI

Venue: Starlight Stage

Burney, author of Murder and the Making of English CSI, and Machin, creator of the BBC’s Waking the Dead, discuss the history of English crime scene investigation. They will consider how, in the first half of the twentieth century, homicide investigations – in fact and in fiction – turned their attention from a primarily medical and autopsy-based interest in the victim’s body to analysis of minute trace evidence discovered at the murder scene..

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Event 247

Conor Woodman

Sharks: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

The investigative reporter takes us on a journey through the lawless backstreets of cities as diverse as Mumbai, Bogotá, New Orleans, Barcelona and London. He uncovers the people and the scams that keep the global black economy moving. From dice games in steamy southern states to torture in British suburbs; from the sharp end of currency counterfeiting in Buenos Aires to the terrible truth behind antique forgery in the Middle East.

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Conor Woodman

Event 248

Susan Molyneux Hodgson, Julie Hill and Dale Sanders

The Royal Society Platform: We Need To Talk About Gene Tech

Venue: Good Energy Stage

Why does public debate and policy treat the application of genetic technology differently when we are discussing medicine and food? Why is our concept of what is ‘natural’ so controversial and the idea of GM food so alarming? Scientists and sociologists come together with Daniel Davis to discuss what’s being ventured and how it is perceived.

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Susan Molyneux Hodgson, Julie Hill and Dale Sanders

Event 249

Alex Renton talks to Matt Stadlen

Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Confronting the truth of his own schooldays and the crimes he witnessed, Renton reveals a profound malaise in the British elite, shown up by tolerance of the abuse of its own children that amounts to collusion. This culture and its traditions, and the hypocrisy, cronyism and conspiracy that underpin them, are key to any explanation of the scandals over sexual abuse, violence and cover-up in child care institutions that are now shocking the nation.

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Alex Renton talks to Matt Stadlen

Event 250

BBC Introducing: Live Sessions 2

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Venue: BBC Tent

At BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester, we support the very best new music from across our region. Since 2005, we’ve broadcast nearly a thousand sessions, helping to showcase some of our area’s most talented musicians to a massive audience. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite acts to join us on stage at Hay Festival. These artists didn’t even know they were being considered – and we hope this inspires people to keep sending in their music, because we really do listen to everything! We’d love to see you at either our 5.30PM or 7PM session. bbc.co.uk/introhw

These sessions will be broadcast each Saturday throughout June from 8PM on BBC Hereford & Worcester

FREE BUT TICKETED
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BBC Introducing: Live Sessions 2

Event 251

Pete Brown

Miracle Brew – A Journey into the Four Ingredients of Beer

Venue: Starlight Stage

Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink on the planet, but very few people have any idea what it is made of. We all know that wine is made by fermenting pressed juice from grapes and cider comes from pressing apples but what about beer? Beer is traditionally made from four natural ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast and water, and each of these has an extraordinary story to tell. Brown is a journalist and author who specialises in making people thirsty.

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Pete Brown

Event 252

Louise Gray talks to Andy Fryers

The Ethical Carnivore

Venue: Cube

We should all know exactly where our meat comes from. But what if you took this modern-day maxim to its logical conclusion? What if you only ate animals you killed yourself? Gray decided to do exactly that. Starting small, Louise shucked oysters and caught fish before moving on to shooting pigeons, rabbits and more. Questioning modern attitudes to the meat we eat and asking the question: How did we end up eating so much meat, with so little idea how animals are raised and killed on our behalf?

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Louise Gray talks to Andy Fryers

Event 253

Alys Conran, Valts Ernštreits, Inga Gaile, Rhys Trimble and Ryan Van Winkle

Literature Across Frontiers: The Exchange

Venue: Compass

Leading lights from Latvia’s vibrant poetry scene join contemporaries from Scotland and Wales for a rich reading in three languages. The award-winning poets will share newly translated poems, collaborations and experiments in a special event which reflects their friendship and celebrates the role art plays in building bridges between cultures.

Toasted with Latvian Riga Balsams and Welsh Whisky.
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Alys Conran, Valts Ernštreits, Inga Gaile, Rhys Trimble and Ryan Van Winkle

Event DT20

Ticket to Dine

Dinner

Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant

Book a seat in the Relish Festival Restaurant and receive a complimentary drink on us. 

Enjoy a delicious meal from our Festival Restaurant buffet. Choose from a wide selection of hot and cold dishes created fresh onsite by our team of chefs using the best local seasonal produce.

Come up to the buffet and choose as much as you like from all the dishes on offer for just £20 per person. By booking online you will receive a complimentary glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. You will also be able to reserve a seat in the restaurant where our team will be waiting to give you a warm welcome.

Award-winning Alex Gooch breads and water are free for every customer.

A selection of desserts and local cheeses from Neal's Yard Creamery is also available, plus a full bar and barista coffees.

See a Sample Menu Here

If you have any dietary requirements please state these in the notes at the Checkout stage.
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Event 254

The Comedy Store Players

The Return of the Kings and Queen…

Venue: Tata Tent

The improv comedy superstars Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Andy Smart, Neill Mullarkey and Josie Lawrence are joined once more by Marcus Brigstocke of this parish. They spin audience suggestions into silly, surreal, delightful comedy gold. #joy

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