Hay Festival Segovia, 19–22 September 2019, has now ended. Thanks for joining us! You can watch and listen again on Hay Player.
The renowned Peruvian writer and scriptwriter Santiago Roncagliolo became the youngest ever winner of the Alfaguara Prize with his novel Red April (Abril Rojo) (2006). He talks with Marta del Riego, writer, journalist and poetess, about his writing practice. The event is part of this year’s education framework for encouraging reading among young people.
A two-hour workshop by Idoia Cantolla and Eva Campos Navarro, aimed at students of communication and journalism who want to know the world of Storytelling and the creation of scripts for series on different media, especially for audiobooks. A review of current issues for those who want to learn about the world of creation of serial content.
On this occasion, Trinity College London brings to Segovia Trial by Jury, a one-act comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. This interactive workshop will introduce techniques and strategies which teachers can use to prepare students for a dramatic musical performance in 180 minutes. The challenges of performing a text in English will be explored, of acting, and of using drama theory to develop characterization and staging. We will learn to sing and perfom scenes, choruses and solos from the show. John Gardyne, TCL Lead Academic Theater Director, project director. Carmen Domínguez Rodríguez specialist in Orff-Schulwerk, orchestra conducting. Diego Fernández Rodríguez, harpsichordist, musical direction. Ada Francoy Barreiro, actress, theater director. Alfonso González Serra, choir director. Addressed to teachers of any level and subject. Workshop of 3 hours.
Moore has been awarded the 2018 Creative Wales Hay Festival International Fellowship/Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Hay Festival, and is visiting all our festivals worldwide over the next 12 months. He talks with Peter Florence, founder of the Hay Festivals, about his collection of travel writing, which takes him from bull runs in the Basque Country to the mangrove swamps of the Gulf of Guinea. Driving Home Both Ways is part essay collection, part travelogue through life. It offers fresh reflections on the changing nature of the local and the global, epiphanies of tribe and faith, and is underscored always by the enduring allure of elsewhere and the constant pull of home.
Storytelling is in vogue. Podcasts are in vogue. ABC launches ABC-Podcast: We tell stories, a different approach to the extensive dialogues that tend to be posted on platforms. Time is concentrated, scripted, with original documents and experts’ voices. All wrapped up in a patchwork quilt to enjoy how the story is told in each episode. This new narrative genre springs from old sources, in which voice provides all of its warmth and emotion.
Episodio 1: El naufragio del Juncal
COORGANIZED WITH ABC NEWSPAPER, PRODUCED BY IE UNIVERSITY, MEDIA LAB, AND BROADCAST IN THE CULTURAL SECTION OF ABC.ES
The renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling returns to Segovia with a provocative lecture on our society today and the threats to coexistence. He addresses the major challenges that the new digital era and the social and political changes make on the structure of our societies. Will social media or populism break democracy? Chaired by Peter Florence.
Antony Beevor is renowned as one of the world’s most important historians of World War II. He has had access to a huge amount of secret information about the war, which allowed him to describe meticulously in his books the stories of the most important battles of the war. His award-winning histories include Arnhem, Ardennes, D-Day – the Battle for Normandy and Stalingrad. Chaired by journalist Miguel Mora.
This event is within this year’s education framework for encouraging reading among the youth.
Creation, understood as the ability to innovate and produce something new, is one of the characteristics of advanced societies. Therefore, it is necessary that in the educational community there are channels that allow students to know the creative ecosystem in its different aspects and how to promote their own skills. In this session, organized by CEDRO, the relationship between creation and education in Spain will be analyzed. Moderated by the vice president of CEDRO Pedro de Andrés. Participants: Pilar Lozano, writer. Íñigo Picabea, cultural journalist at RNE. Jorge Corrales, CEO of CEDRO.
Jozef, a Polish labourer arrives in France to look for his son Roman, who he abandoned fifteen years ago. He is helped by Rose, his boss’ daughter, without any idea that this will unleash irremediable changes in both teenagers’ lives.
Director: Julia Kowalski. 2015. Duration: 80 min.
The journalist Javier del Pino, director of “A vivir que son dos días”, of the Radio Station Cadena SER, the most listened to program at weekends, with more than 2.2 million listeners, speaks of humor and journalism with the comedian and television presenter David Broncano, who also participates in what is considered to be the second audience program of Spanish broadcasting. With Aurelio Martín.
Santiago Íñiguez, President of IE University, worldwide expert on education, gathers three relevant voices around the theme of the role of culture in our societies today. The award-winning photographer and artist, Hannah Collins, the international philosopher A.C. Grayling and the composer and musician William Kingswood discuss the impact of the humanities in our daily life.
Multifaceted creator, plastic artist, sculptor, engraver Garaizábal has experimented with video art and installations. His works, sculptural and light structures exploring missing architectural elements, are exhibited in the garden of Felix Ortiz. He uses his own techniques from metalwork, carpentry, electricity and masonry.
For the inauguration of this exhibition, a concert offered by the Prosegur Foundation will be presented, in collaboration with the Albéniz Foundation, in which students from the Reina Sofía Music School will perform.
If it rains, the concert will be moved to Casa de la Moneda.
EUNIC Spain, Network of European Cultural Institutes, has organized this round table under the concept of "Coexistence in Europe: past, present and future" in which, through the meeting, the authors will discuss the issues of diversity and coexistence nowadays.
The first round table organized by EUNIC Spain will feature European writers: Dorota Masłowska (Wejherowo, Poland), "enfant terrible" of Polish literature, essayist, composer, singer and one of the most acclaimed and awarded voices of contemporary European dramaturgy. Representative of "the bridge generation", her childhood was marked by the fall of communism and a wave of Western consumer culture. Sarah Hall, translated into more than a dozen languages and considered one of the 20 best young writers of 2013 by Granta, is a multi-award-winning writer of five novels including Haweswater (Commonwealth Writers Award 2013 for Best First Novel), and The Electric Michelangelo (Finalist of the Man Booker Awards, Prix Femina Etranger and Commonwealth Writers Prize). Chaired by Marta del Riego.
Event in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish.
The second round table organized by EUNIC Spain will feature two European authors: Radka Denemarková (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic), Czech novelist, playwright, screenwriter, translator and essayist who received the Magnesia Litera prize for best prose work of the year in the Czech Republic and the Usedom Literature Prize and Georg Dehio in Germany, and Michael Krüger (Wittgendorf, Germany), editor and indispensable figure of the European literary scene, as well as one of the most outstanding contemporary writers in the German language. He is the author of stories, novels, translations and several collections of poetry. Moderated by Marta del Riego.
Event in German with simultaneous translation into Spanish
Lars Lerup, Swedish architect, worldwide expert on cities, former Dean of the prestigious RICE School of Architecture in Texas, author of books such as The Continuous City discusses how modern cities evolve with Ricardo Devesa, architect and currently editor-in-chief at Actar Publishers and UrbanNext, an online global network aimed at rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu.
Paris, today. A young Christian black man wants to marry Sabrina, a young Maghrebi. But Sabrina has forty brothers and this marriage crystallizes a taboo very present in the mentalities of the two communities: marriage between blacks and Arabs is not possible. Slimane, the elder brother, guardian of the traditions, will oppose this union by all possible means.
Director: Rachid Djaidani. 2012. Duration: 75 min.
The British Council School’s Big Band returns this year to offer a festive and eclectic program that will pay tribute to the great successes of film music such as the soundtracks of the Pink Panther and Star Wars or the iconic song Over the rainbow. Do not miss this unique and free outdoor concert.
In case of rain, the event moves to la Alhóndiga, same schedule.
The CELA project (Connecting Emerging Literary Authors), funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, aims to connect the new literary talents of Europe and promote the dissemination and translation of their work in the different European languages.
Come and learn the tricks of the writers’ trade. In this workshop given by Roberto Osa we will work on how to improve your stories.