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Event 458

Lemn Sissay

Gold From the Stone

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

A spellbinding hour with one of the all-time great live readers of poetry: ‘Lemn Sissay is a passionate and powerful voice whose performances are humbling and exhilarating’ – Kate Tempest.

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Lemn Sissay

Event 459

Sylvia V. Linsteadt and Rima Staines


Venue: Compass

Unbound presents a brilliant collaboration between the visual artist Rima Staines and the author Sylvia Linsteadt. It is rooted in fantasy and folklore and set in a post-apocalyptic California.

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Event 606

Hay Festival Craft Beer Club Tasting 3

Venue: Festival Foodhall
Join Hay’s craft beer gurus Beer Revolution for a fun tasting session. Sample treats from some of the breweries and cider houses putting the area on the UK foodie map. The Hay Festival food hall and its full range of food outlets will be open throughout the evening for you to enjoy a bite before or after the tasting session.
Free but ticketed
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Event 460

Nina Conti

Live at Hay

Venue: Tata Tent

The fiercely demanded encore from the outrageously brilliant comedian. Strap into the mask as the British Comedy award-winner improvises her way through an hour of side-splitting witchery with the help of Monkey and a bag of tricks. No two shows are ever the same.

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Nina Conti

Event 461

Inna Modja

The Motel Bamako Tour: Live at Hay

Venue: Oxfam Moot

The Malian/French singer-songwriter superstar touches down in Hay for her only UK gig this Spring. She plays a thrilling blend of hip-hop, disco and soul, flipping around her West African traditions with joyful, irresistible beats. She is one of the most dazzling live performers on the circuit. Come!

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Event 462

Rowan Pelling, Sally Gardner, Allegra Huston and Howard Jacobson

The Amorist

Venue: Starlight Stage

The editor of The Amorist magazine chairs a conversation about love and sex in fiction and asks: is erotic passion the hardest form of literary endeavour? Get one line wrong and there’s laughter, or disgust. Gardner writes erotic fiction under the pen name Wray Delaney. Delaney’s first erotic novel, An Almond for a Parrot, is set amidst the brothels of 18thcentury London. Huston is the author of Say My Name, an account of a love affair between a married woman and a much younger man, while Jacobson’s most controversial novel was The Act of Love.

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Rowan Pelling, Sally Gardner, Allegra Huston and Howard Jacobson

Event 464

Swing Patrol

Sound of the Baskervilles

Venue: Baskerville Hall, Clyro

Swing Patrol are a vibrant, energetic bunch who love everything vintage and are passionate about their swing dancing. You may have recently seen them on Dragons’ Den, Call the Midwife or BBC’s Peoples’ Strictly. From high-flying aerials to the basic dance steps and everything in between, Swing Patrol know how to put on a show, raise the energy levels and create a whole lot of fun.

Strictly 18+, ID may be required on the door
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Event 463

Natalie Clein and Louisa Clein

By Candlelight

Venue: St Mary’s Church

An evening of solo cello and words including the epic sonata by Zoltan Kodaly, written in 1915 as a homage to the virtuosic possibilities of the instrument and to the Hungarian folk music and culture that he so loved. Words, including poetry by Ted Hughes, who also felt deeply connected to the earth in all its rawness.

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Natalie Clein and Louisa Clein