HAY FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAMME

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

Event W88

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 452

Brobury Farm Walk

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus
Charlie and David Blandford’s farm lies alongside the River Wye, in the heart of Kilvert country, and produces top quality lamb and arable crops. Join local farmer Penny Chantler and agronomist Jonathon Harrington on a walk of up to a mile followed by demonstrations of working sheep-dogs, sheep shearing and wool spinning. There will also be the opportunity to taste lamb that has been produced on the farm.

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
 
 

Event W141

Tashi Mannox

An ensō meditatio

Venue: The Table

This workshop allows you to bring together your hand and heart of awareness in creating an ensō; a disciplined, creative practice of traditional Japanese Zen ink painting, a circle that is hand-drawn in one uninhibited brushstroke to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

Adult
2 hours
No experience necessary, All materials provided
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Event 307

Terry Eagleton

Radical

Venue: Tata Tent

The literary critic, famed for his wit and acute interpretations, explores the themes of his two spring publications. Radical Sacrifice revaluates the idea of sacrifice as purposed in theology and philosophy, reclaiming the act as radical politics. The re-publication of Why Marx Was Right examines the philosopher’s core ideas in the context of capitalism’s crises and communism’s collapse. Chaired by Dai Smith.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 309

David Clark

Cicely Saunders: Care for the Dying

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage

Clark honours the life and work of the pioneer of the hospice movement. His biography shows how Cicely Saunders and the hospice she created, St Christopher’s, played a crucial role in shaping a new discourse of care at the end of life.  From the pessimism of ‘there is nothing more we can do’, medicine and healthcare gradually adopted a more purposeful approach to care at the end of life, which came to be known as ‘palliative care’.  

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 310

Katherine Brown

Muslim Women and Radicalization

Venue: Good Energy Stage

An exploration of Muslim women’s involvement in violent religious politics, specifically Islam. Brown examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. She also examines how counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes impact on religious women’s rights and Muslim communities in the UK. Brown is Lecturer in Islamic Studies.
See also event [371].

Price: £7.00
 
 
Katherine Brown

Event 311

Behind the Scenes at Today

BBC Radio 4

Venue: BBC Tent
Presenter Martha Kearney talks to Editor Sarah Sands about the day-to-day running of Radio 4’s flagship news programme. Followed by Q&A.
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Event 312

Alexandra Harris

WAYFARING: Llanthony

Venue: Meet at Hay Festival main entrance for bus


The story of our culture over 1,000 years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather. While leading a walk from the spectacular ruins of Llantony Priory up into the hills, Alexandra Harris looks at writers and artists across the centuries who, when looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things. Weatherland allows us to witness cultural climates on the move. The weather is vast and yet we experience it intimately, which is why Harris builds her remarkable story from small evocative details: from the Anglo-Saxons through the Norman Conquest, the Middle Ages to the Romantics there have been times for meteoric marvels and times for gentle breeze. Weatherland is a celebration of British weather and a life-story of those who have lived in it. As we enter what may be the last decades of British weather as we know it, this is a history for our times. A member of the Brecon Beacons National Park will join the walk.

Bus will take you to Llanthony Priory and returns to Hay Festival by 12.30PM
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Alexandra Harris

Event HD70

Yaba Badoe, Steve Tasane, Ele Fountain, Mitch Johnson

Fiction and Fact – the creating of stories from world news

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Four books inspired by desperate stories from around the world: A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars is Ghanaian-British filmmaker Yaba Badoe’s story of the horrors of people-trafficking and the magic of African folklore. In Child 1 Steve Tasane captures the survival spirit of a group of undocumented children in a refugee camp. Inspired by the plight of child refugees in Ethiopia, Ele Fountain’s Boy 87 is one 14-year-old’s search for a better life. In Mitch Johnson’s Kick, a boy called Budi is working in a sweatshop in Jakarta making football boots but dreams of being a football star. Chaired by Sian Cain.

9+
Price: £6.00
 
 

Event HD71

Nadia Shireen

Billy and the Beast

Venue: Starlight Stage

When Billy and Fatcat discover a Terrible Beast making a Terrible Soup out of all of their friends, they are quick to react. Luckily Billy has a clever trick – hidden in her hair. BookTrust’s illustrator-in-residence introduces her new story as she champions the causes of more humour and inclusivity in picture-books.

3+
Price: £6.00
 
 

Event HD94

Ben Garrod

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

Venue: Compass

Ben Garrod’s new books are is great fun and informative. Looking at  Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus and Triceratops, Garrod uses the most modern and interesting science to reveal amazing discoveries about the best known dinosaur species. 

Dr Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist. He is a teaching fellow at Anglia Ruskin University and broadcasts regularly on TV and radio. He is patron of NatSCA, a trustee of the Jane Goodall Institute, ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts, the Marine Conservation Society and Bristol Museum.

6+
Price: £5.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets

Event W144

Bloodhound Supersonic Car Team

Build an Air Powered Rocket Car Workshop

Venue: Mess Tent
In this workshop young people will have an opportunity to demonstrate their engineering skills by completing the challenge in teams to design, build and test their own air powered rocket cars. With limits of time and resource they will demonstrate their practical skills in a time-trial challenge.
5 - 8
1 hour 30 mins
Parents must attend but don't require a ticket
Price: £14.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets

Event W89

Laura Carlin

A World of Your Own

Venue: Scribblers Hut

 If you were creating a world of your own, what would it look like? Would you build your house out of brick – or out of jelly? Would it be on the ground or in a tree? Would your shops sell envelopes and sweets – or shoes for superheroes? Would you ride a train to town, or a dinosaur? Come and work with this illustrator to create your very own extraordinary world.

(parents must attend but do not require a ticket)

4-7
Price: £8.00
 
 
Last few remaining tickets

Event W90

Rooted Forest School

Craft Workshop

Venue: Wild Garden

Come to this family and children's nature adventure session run by Rooted Forest School in the Hay Festival Wild Garden. Join in a range of outdoor, Forest School-inspired activities including nature games, natural crafts and making, fire skills, foraging and cooking.

(parents must attend but do not require a ticket)

4-6
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Rooted Forest School

Event W92

Destino Dance Company

Ethio-Contemporary and African Dance Workshop

Venue: Hay Primary School Hall

The Destino Dance Company, who have performed at Sadlers Wells, aim to promote Ethiopian traditional dance and culture by merging it with contemporary and West African dance. This unique blend allows us to share the richness of African dance and culture. These sessions are recommended for anyone who loves dancing regardless of age, gender or ability.

Hay Primary School, Oxford Rd, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5BT

11-16
2 hours
Price: £15.00
 
 

Event 313

Sarah Dunant

The Renaissance: History, Fiction and Art

Venue: Tata Tent

To recreate the past as a living, breathing place, the historical novelist has visited churches, archives, museums and art galleries all over Italy.  In this lecture, she tells the story of her discoveries; how the decoding of old paintings alongside the work of the most modern historians helped her to penetrate hidden worlds inside the Renaissance, finding wonder and drama in ordinary lives and exploring the complexities of politics and religion along with emotion, the senses and the heady appetites of body and soul. Dunant’s novels include the acclaimed trilogy The Birth of VenusIn the Company of the Courtesan and Sacred Hearts, her two novels about the Borgias, Blood and Beauty and her latest In the Name of the Family

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 314

Laura Spinney

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it Changed the World

Venue: Oxfam Moot

With a death toll of 50-100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish 'flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the 20th century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War One. Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, tracing it from Alaska to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Odessa. Telling the story from the point of view of those who lived through it, she shows how the pandemic was shaped by the interaction of a virus and the humans it encountered; and how this devastating natural experiment put both the ingenuity and the vulnerability of humans to the test. Chaired by Stephanie Boland of Prospect magazine.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 315

Dai Smith, Rachel Trezise, Tomos Owen and Friends

The Library of Wales

Venue: Starlight Stage

The hugely ambitious Parthian press project to gather in one imprint the greatest Welsh writing in English of the past 100 years has now reached 50 titles – from Raymond Williams and Margiad Evans to Rachel Trezise and Leonora Brito. The series editor, Dai Smith, leads a conversation about the scope and scale, impact and treasures of Welsh literature. What do we learn from these modern classics? What might the next 50 books be? And how might they be selected? 

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 316

Shruti Kapila

Cambridge Series 15: India, Empire and the Invention of Terror in the Twentieth Century

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

The lecturer in modern Indian history and global political thought explores the origins of modern anti-terror legislation in India’s struggle for independence and the reverberations today.

Price: £7.00
 
 

Event 317

The Archers: Life in Ambridge

BBC Radio Drama

Venue: BBC Tent

Find out what goes into the making of the world’s longest-running drama serial. Alison Hindell, currently Acting Editor, and members of the writing team, share some backstage secrets about living in the UK’s best-known fictional village.

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