HAY FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAMME

We are pleased to announce the full programme for Hay Festival 2018.

Event W58

Morning Iyengar yoga session with Wye Valley Yoga

Venue: Cube

Wake up and re-energise with our morning yoga class. Iyengar yoga is characterised by precision, alignment and attention to detail and is an inclusive and accessible yoga practice. Mats are provided; wear comfortable clothing, all abilities welcome.  Wye Valley Yoga

16+
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Morning Iyengar yoga session with Wye Valley Yoga

Event 451

Trevithel Court Farm Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus
David and Catherine James’s cider orchards are carefully managed to produce a range of cider apples for Bulmers and Gaymers for their premium brands, some of which will be available for tasting. In a happily synergistic relationship with a local beekeeper, the trees are pollinated by bees, the nectar making delicious honey. Look inside the beehives, and learn how bees make honey and store it for the winter. Agronomist Jonathon Harrington leads the tour.
On the day please wear walking boots or wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
These are visits to real working farms and are suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome but children must be supervised at all times.
4 hours
Price: £13.50
 
 
Last few remaining tickets

Event W139

Lizzie Harper

Learn to draw from Nature

Venue: The Table

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of drawing plants and beautiful wild flowers from life, and covers plant structure, using pencil, completing line drawings and drawing darks and lights.

No experience necessary, All materials provided

Adult
2 hours
Price: £15.00
 
 

Event 217

Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Carrie Quinlan, André Vincent

The Early Edition 1

Venue: Tata Tent

A little light ridicule to start the day, as the satirists read the tabloids and surf the social media storms for an irreverent look at what’s tickling the nation’s fancy today. The home team are joined by guest star Rachel Parris of The Mash Report.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 218

Jessica Harrison-Hall

China: A History in Objects

Venue: Oxfam Moot

From the earliest archaeological relics and rituals, through the development of writing and state, to the advent of empire, Harrison-Hall, head of the China section at The British Museum, charts the country's transformation from ancient civilisation to the world’s most populous nation and influential economy, showing us a myriad historical insights and cultural treasures along the way.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 219

Alicia Stallings

Hesiod’s Works and Days

Venue: Good Energy Stage

The award-winning American poet introduces her translation of one of the great classical texts. Hesiod was the first self-styled ‘poet’ in Western literature, revered by the ancient Greeks. Ostensibly written to chide and educate his lazy brother, Works and Days tells the story of Pandora’s jar and humanity’s place in a fallen world. Blending the cosmic and the earthy, and mixing myth, lyrical description, personal asides, astronomy, proverbs and down-to-earth advice on rural tasks and rituals, it is also a hymn to honest toil as man’s salvation.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 220

David Shaw, Marc Scriven, Ruth Jones, Jan Frances, Frances Howie

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Growing up in a violent household is one of the most traumatic experiences a child can go through. It can leave a lifetime of problems affecting education, relationships and everyday activities. Survivors and experts talk about how they used their experiences for positive change and how society can help lead transformation for the future. Frances Howie, Director of Public Health at Worcestershire County Council, is in the chair.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 221

Jonathan Miles

Wayfaring: Capel-y-Ffin

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus

Walking from Capel-y-Ffin chapel, the cultural historian talks about Try the Wilderness First: Eric Gill and David Jones at Capel-y-Ffin, looking at the landscape as inspiration for the artistic community based here. A member of the Brecon Beacons National Park team will join the walk.

2 hours 30 mins
Bus will take you to Capel-y-Ffin and returns to Hay Festival by 12.30pm
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Event HD46

AF Harrold

Greta Zargo

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The author and poet discusses his latest series Greta Zargo, which stars a schoolgirl turned detective. He will also talk about the Fizzlebert Stump series, The Imaginary and The Song from Somewhere Else. Bring your imagination and find out what fun words can be.

6+
Price: £6.00
 
 

Event HD47

Little Black Fish

Hereford College of Arts Puppet Show

Venue: Starlight Stage

Performing Arts degree students from Hereford College of Arts have interpreted a Persian story written by Samad Behrangi, in collaboration with The Fetch Theatre Company, using puppets created especially by Contemporary Design Craft students to create this show about freedom, self-determination, courage and power. It’s about a little fish who dares to swim against the tide. On his way he has many adventures and meets all sorts of creatures that are both wonderful and dangerous.

4+
Price: £7.00
 
 

Event W60

Catherine Barr

Red Alert

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Pick a place, choose a creature and help to save it. From scaly pangolins to slippery snakes and cuddly pandas, this local, non-fiction author will share stories of creatures fighting to survive. Discover how scientists are saving our most endangered species from extinction, and what you can do to help.

(parents must attend but do not require a ticket)

7-10
Price: £7.00
 
 

Event W59

Ken Wilson-Max

The Drum

Venue: Cube

This is the drum. This is the beat. Clap your hands. Stomp your feet!

Step to the beat with the author and artist Ken Wilson-Max. Feel the rhythm of the drum and discover joy in your heart as you explore this delightful picture-book – guaranteed to get you dancing to the beat. Discover different drums from around the world and how they make you feel and move. Learn to play a simple rhythm and create your own drum to take home.

 

Up to 5 years
Price: £7.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets

Event W61

Craft Workshops with Ruskin Mill

Autism, Creativity and Engagement: Celebrating Neurodiversity

Venue: Mess Tent

Have a go at Green Woodwork, Pottery and Weaving and find out what our craft-based Practical Skills Therapeutic Education brings to autistic young people. Talk with students, craft tutors and staff. Ruskin Mill Trust is a unique educational charity inspired by the insights of Rudolf Steiner and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Family
Free, drop in

Event 222

Amanda Spielman talks to Ann Mroz

OFSTED, inspected

Venue: Good Energy Stage
The chief inspector of OFSTED discusses her work heading the regulatory body for education, children’s services and skills. She looks at the opportunities for schooling at a time when Britain needs to launch our children into the world fully prepared for a very challenging future. Chaired by the editor of TES.
Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 223

David Graeber

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Venue: Tata Tent

Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working 15-hour weeks. But instead, something curious happened. Today average working hours have not decreased but increased. And now, across the developed world, three-quarters of all jobs are in services or admin, jobs that don't seem to add anything to society: bullshit jobs. The LSE anthropologist explores how this phenomenon – one more associated with the 20th-century Soviet Union, but which capitalism was supposed to eliminate – has happened. In doing so, he looks at how we value work, and how, rather than being productive, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it. Chaired by Hannah MacInnes.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 224

Jack Hartnell

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Dripping with blood and gold, fetishised and tortured, gateway to earthly delights and point of contact with the divine, forcibly divided and powerful even beyond death, there was no territory more contested than the body in the medieval world. The art historian uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves. 

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 225

Elisa Passini

Computational Biology

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

A journey into the Virtual Heart, to understand how human-based computer models and simulations can be used to predict risk of cardiac side effects in patients taking drugs. This technology shows high accuracy and has the potential to play a major role in the reduction and replacement of animal testing in the early stages of drug development.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event HD48

Steve Mould

The Bacteria Book: gross germs, vile viruses and funky fungi

Venue: Oxfam Moot

Join the science presenter, YouTube star and author of The Bacteria Book as he introduces the big world of tiny science and microbiology. Through amazing experiments that will make you ‘ooh’ and ‘ew’ in equal measure, budding scientists will learn all about bacteria and their microbial mates, from vile viruses and funky fungi to algae, archaea and protozoa. Discover why bacteria are the most important living organisms on Earth and how they keep our world and our bodies working, from the truly gross and terrifying to the simply amazing.

6+
Price: £6.00
 
 

Event HD49

Beverley Naidoo

One Story, Many Voices and Cinderella of the Nile

Venue: Starlight Stage

For thousands of years, people have been telling stories that are strikingly similar. Beverley introduces Cinderella of the Nile, a 2,000-year-old Greek version of the familiar folk tale that includes the great storyteller Aesop. Drawing from the stories of her own childhood, she will discuss different Cinderella versions and how stories cross boundaries, making new tales out of the old.

6+
Price: £6.00
 
 

Event W64

Catherine Barr

Red Alert

Venue: Scribblers Hut

Pick a place, choose a creature and help to save it. From scaly pangolins to slippery snakes and cuddly pandas, this local, non-fiction author will share stories of creatures fighting to survive. Discover how scientists are saving our most endangered species from extinction, and what you can do to help.

(parents must attend but do not require a ticket)

7-10
Price: £7.00