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Event DT28

Ticket to Dine

Early Lunch

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 370

David Crystal

Glamorous Grammar

Venue: Tata Tent

The Language Prof’s Hay lectures are legendary feats of erudition and humour. His latest book is Making Sense: The Glamorous Story of English Grammar.

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David Crystal

Event 371

Penny Campling and John Ballatt

The Elizabeth Bryan Hay Memorial Lecture

Venue: Good Energy Stage

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till it’s Gone: Valuing the NHS

A toxic combination of anxiety, rhetoric and mechanistic solutions can lead to dangerous neglect of the human factors that require attention if the NHS is to survive and thrive as a safe, compassionate and effective service. Penny Campling and John Ballatt have decades of experience in senior roles in the NHS. They are the co-authors of Intelligent Kindness: reforming the culture of healthcare. Their work has been widely influential among clinicians, managers, policy makers and educators in healthcare. 

The Elizabeth Bryan Foundation Trust is a charitable trust founded in memory of the eminent paediatrician Elizabeth Bryan, whose work with families with twins, or multiple births, brought together the best of skilled medical practice with a profound commitment to the wellbeing of her patients and their families. Their central focus is on the values she placed highest herself: compassion, empathy and intelligent kindness – not only between staff and patients but among the staff of the NHS, both clinical and non-clinical.

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Event 372

Tony Parsons talks to SJ Parris

Die Last

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

The novelist introduces the fourth book in his crime-thriller series featuring DC Max Wolfe of West End Central nick. The third in the series, The Hanging Club is now available in paperback.

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Tony Parsons talks to SJ Parris

Event 373

Ian Cobain

The History Thieves: Secrets, Lies and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

Venue: Oxfam Moot

The award-winning investigative journalist takes aim at the official versions of UK history and the British establishment’s culture of secrecy. He examines key episodes – including the long denial of the existence of Bletchley Park, the time of talking to terrorists and the modern surveillance state and the convenient loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act.

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Event 375

Sophie Howe talks to Jane Davidson

One Year In–Making Progress?

Venue: Cube

The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 came into full force in April 2016. It puts a legal responsibility on the Welsh public sector, including the Welsh Government, to consider sustainability in all of its actions. The potential for this to change the private sector too is huge but how much progress has been made during the first year of implementation? Environment Minister, Davidson was the original architect of this Act. Howe is the Commissioner currently responsible for delivery.

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Sophie Howe talks to Jane Davidson

Event 629

Jonathan Godfrey

Subject Areas – Education

Venue: Compass

Please drop in to our new Compass venue, quiz leading academics about their subject and engage in some critical thinking. As part of Hay Festival 2016 and with help from the Welsh Government we have invited a range of university lecturers and speakers to drop in, talk about their subject areas and about university life.

Jonathan Godfrey is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Worcester and Chair of the Council of Sixth Form Colleges.

15+
30 mins
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Jonathan Godfrey

Event HD82

Gemma Cairney

OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The TV and radio personality and teen ambassador discusses how magic and messed up life can be. Find out how she was inspired to write a book for young people to help them with all the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between.

 #HAYYA

12+
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Gemma Cairney

Event HD83

Peter Bunzl and Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Moonlocket and The Island at the End of Everything

Venue: Starlight Stage

Promising myth, adventure and mechanimals, Bunzl and Hargrave will begin an illustrated conversation in which they discuss the inspiration behind their best-selling debuts Cogheart and The Girl of Ink and Stars and introduce their new books, Moonlocket and The Island at the End of Everything.

9+
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Event W66

Photography Workshop: Give us your best shot

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Work with photographer and Hereford College of Arts tutor, Oliver Cameron Swan, in the search for 2017’s Hay to Zed. A fast-paced, Hay Festival photography project. We’ll be posting our favourites to Instagram #haytoz2017 #hAytoZ. Bring your own digital camera or phone with an inbuilt camera.

Age 14+
2 hours
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Event S14

The Parrot and the Merchant with Alia Alzougbi

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Long, long ago in Persia, storytellers (pardekhans) would travel the empire with illustrations painted on to a large canvas (called a parde). As they travelled from town to town, they would stand before the crowd, display the canvas and narrate their story. Come and experience the ancient practice of pardekhani with Tiny Owl’s wonderful storyteller and discover the epic tale by the legendary Persian poet Rumi, illustrated by Marjan Vafaian.

Age 4+
Free but ticketed
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Event W67

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!

Age 12+
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Event DT29

Ticket to Dine

Late Lunch

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 374

The Arts Hour

BBC World Service

Venue: BBC Tent

The Arts Hour comes from Hay Festival where BBC presenter Nikki Bedi will be on stage with a panel of international guests. They will discuss the hot topics in the worlds of arts and culture, and take a look at the impact that literature is having around the world.

Broadcast on Sunday 4 June at 3PM on the BBC World Service

FREE BUT TICKETED
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Event 376

Greg Hannon and Josephine Bunch talk to Ed Cervantes-Watson

New Perspectives on Beating Cancer Sooner

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Thanks to a £35 million investment from Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge, Hannon’s and Bunch’s teams of scientists are forming international research collaborations to map tumours at a level of detail that has never previously been imaginable. Using cutting edge biology, chemistry and even astrophysics, they are tackling the challenge from two angles: Bunch is building a ‘Google Maps’ of cancer, whilst Professor Hannon’s use of virtual reality will allow scientists, doctors and patients to walk within tumours. These new perspectives could transform how we understand and treat all types of cancer. Cervantes-Watson is CRUK’s Director of Funding Innovation.

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Greg Hannon and Josephine Bunch talk to Ed Cervantes-Watson

Event 377

Jo Malone talks to Bryony Gordon

Venue: Tata Tent

Jo Malone has created a globally renowned fragrance and beauty business and, more recently, her new brand Jo Loves. She talks about her incredible journey from modest beginnings as a teenager struggling with dyslexia and leaving school with no qualifications, to being diagnosed with breast cancer at 37 and becoming an international brand name and one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

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Jo Malone talks to Bryony Gordon

Event 378

Hugo Mercier

The Enigma of Reason: A New Theory of Human Understanding

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Reason, we are told, is what makes us human, the source of our knowledge and wisdom. But if reason is so useful, why didn’t it also evolve in other animals? If it is that reliable, why do we produce so much thoroughly reasoned nonsense? Mercier’s provocative and brilliant suggestion is that reason helps us justify our beliefs and actions to others, convince them through argument and evaluate the justifications and arguments that they address to us.

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Hugo Mercier

Event 379

Philip Ball

The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China

Venue: Good Energy Stage

From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water and irrigation have been so integral to China’s culture, economy, growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history. Chaired by Oliver Bullough.

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Philip Ball

Event 380

Phil Forder, Graham Hartill, William Muir and Janet Wallsgrove

Hay in the Parc

Venue: Cube

The inspirational teacher, Phil Forder, brings the two writers in residence and the Director of HM Parc Prison, Bridgend to discuss the literary programme he’s pioneered and our sister Festival there that’s now in its ninth year. They discuss the impact of education and empathy, literacy and literature, and offer a vision of a successful reformation of prison experience. They talk to Peter Florence.

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Event 630

Steve Evans

Subject Areas – Engineering, Sustainable Development and Design

Venue: Compass

Please drop in to our new Compass venue, quiz leading academics about their subject and engage in some critical thinking. As part of Hay Festival 2016 and with help from the Welsh Government we have invited a range of university lecturers and speakers to drop in, talk about their subject areas and about university life.

Steve Evans is Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability.

15+
30 mins
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Event HD84

Anthony Horowitz

Never Say Die

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Alex Rider is back. Join the author as he reveals what’s in store in the next chapter of his legendary character’s life as he is forced to leave his home in San Francisco and head back east. There are some old friends and old enemies and, above all, there is plenty of action, adrenaline and adventure.

9+
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Anthony Horowitz

Event HD85

Akala

Hip and Hop

Venue: Starlight Stage

Follow the adventures of Hip, a wise and cool hippo, and Hop, his excitable best friend. Hip and Hop are looking forward to the Blueberry Hill bike race. But will Hop have the courage to get back on his bike? He will need your help! Join the hip-hop artist and author for a storytelling session packed with awesome rhythms and rhymes.

3+
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Akala

Event S15

Create your own Parrot Puppets with Alia Alzougbi

Venue: The Storytelling Nook

Discover the epic tale of The Parrot and the Merchant by the legendary Persian poet, Rumi. Step back hundreds of years as you listen to the story of Mah Jahan, a merchant woman who collects and cages beautiful birds for her own pleasure. Follow Mah Jahan in her journey as she discovers the true value of love – and of freedom. Experience the ancient Persian storytelling practice of pardekhani in a creative workshop making bird puppets for children to take home and enjoy.

Age 4+
Free but ticketed
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Event 631

Jane Davidson

Subject Areas – Geography, Sustainable Development

Venue: Compass

Please drop in to our new Compass venue, quiz leading academics about their subject and engage in some critical thinking. As part of Hay Festival 2016 and with help from the Welsh Government we have invited a range of university lecturers and speakers to drop in, talk about their subject areas and about university life.

Dr Jane Davidson is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for External Stakeholder Development and Engagement and Director of INSPIRE at the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David.

15+
30 mins
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Jane Davidson

Event W68

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 taste buds and your appetite...you are cooking lunch!

Teens
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