We are pleased to announce the first events for Hay Festival 2018. The full programme will be released in the Spring.
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This workshop provides provides insight and understanding into how the Medici grand dukes of Florence used cultural commissions to celebrate their accomplishments and secure their dynasty’s future, leaving behind one of the most impressive cultural legacies in European history.
Introduced by Lorenzo De’ Medici
To coincide with the Netflix superproduction, this double session begins with a Spanish-made documentary looking at the life and times of the most important family in Renaissance Florence, with contributions from historian Ana Vico of Madrid’s Rey Juan Carlos University, Guillermo Solana, director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and Lorenzo de’ Medici, who introduces the film. It is followed at 8.30pm by Los Medici: el poder de una familia / Medici – Masters of Florence: the opening episode of an eight-part series set in Florence in the early 15th century starring Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman and tells the story of the legendary Renaissance family. Cosimo de Medici finds himself at the helm of his banking dynasty when his father, Giovanni, dies suddenly.
Length: 52 minutes
Dubbed into Spanish
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. 2016.
The production team from Storytel, the main platform for audiobooks in Europe, explain the making of the audiobook version of this Spanish-language novel by Manuel Vilas, a fascinating take on the rock singer that will appeal to anybody who was young in the 1980s.