Friday 3 June 2022

Event 271

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Trevithel Court Farm Walk

Venue: Meeting Place on Site
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Trevithel Court is a traditional mixed farm and David James is the third generation of his family to work there, along with his son Will. Their orchards supply apples for Bulmers and other cider producers in Herefordshire and Wales. Walk among the apple trees, pollinated by bees, look inside a beehive, learn about cider production and sample some cider and honey. The farm also produces grass-fed beef cattle and arable crops. See the animals and machinery used for production and harvesting. Agronomist Jonathon Harrington leads the tour.

With thanks to David and Catherine James

Suitable for anyone interested in food and farming. Families welcome but children must be supervised. Wear walking boots or Wellingtons and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.
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Trevithel Court Farm Walk

Event 272

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Musa Okwonga, Georgina Lawton and Adam Rutherford talk to Julia Wheeler

Imagine... Equalities: Writing About Race

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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The world continues to manifest racism in many forms. To discuss the issue with journalist Julia Wheeler and give their different perspectives on writing about race are: Musa Okwonga, broadcaster, musician and author of One of Them: An Eton College Memoir; Georgina Lawton, journalist and author of Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong; and scientist Adam Rutherford, author of How to Argue with a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality.

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Musa Okwonga, Georgina Lawton and Adam Rutherford talk to Julia Wheeler

Event 273

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Moses McKenzie talks to Nikesh Shukla

10@10 Debuts: An Olive Grove in Ends

Venue: Cube
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Moses McKenzie’s searing debut novel paints a portrait of harsh life on the streets and futures overturned. Sayon Hughes, a young Black man from Easton, Bristol, dreams of a world far removed from the one in which he was raised. Removed from the crooked solutions his community embraces, and from the Christianity of his uncaring parents. Growing up, he found respite from chaos in the loyalty of his brother-in-arms, Cuba; in the example of his cousin Hakim, once an infamous drug-dealer, now a proselytising Muslim; and in the tenderness of his love, Shona. Sayon wants to give the people he loves everything they could wish for, but after an altercation in which a boy is killed, his dream of a better life is in peril. McKenzie talks to writer Nikesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant).

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Moses McKenzie talks to Nikesh Shukla

Event 274

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Oliver Milman talks to Kitty Corrigan

The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
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When was the last time you were stung by a wasp? Or followed by a cloud of midges? Or saw a butterfly? All these normal occurrences are becoming rarer. Insect numbers are in serious decline – in some places by over 90%. Yet we rely on insect pollination for most of our agriculture, they are a prime food source for birds and fish, and they are a key support for life on Earth. Oliver Milman, environment reporter for Guardian US, investigates the reasons for their disappearance, with views from scientists and entomologists studying this catastrophe. Celebrating the incredible variety of insects, he highlights the need to wake up to this impending environmental disaster. In conversation with writer and editor Kitty Corrigan.

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Oliver Milman talks to Kitty Corrigan

Event 275

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Alice Thorne and Cy Griffiths

Our Historic Environment Walk

Venue: Meeting Place on Site
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Guides from Brecon Beacons National Park lead a gentle walk through the beautiful and historic surrounds of Hay-on-Wye.

Please wear appropriate footwear and come prepared for the weather. The walk returns to the Festival site by midday.
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Event HD51

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

YolanDa’s Band Jam

Venue: Festival Friends Stage
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YolanDa’s Band Jam is the critically acclaimed CBeebies children’s TV show presented by double MOBO award-winning musician and broadcaster YolanDa Brown. Dubbed ‘Jools Holland for kids’, YolanDa’s Band Jam encourages children to discover the joys of music through dancing, singing and playing.

4+ years
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YolanDa’s Band Jam

Event HD52

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jenny Eclair talks to Nell Frizzell

Writing on the Wall

Venue: Starlight Stage
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From acclaimed writer and comedian Jenny Eclair comes a hilarious and heartbreaking story about friendship against the odds. When Hermione discovers Helena’s writing under her bedroom wallpaper she is transported back to summer 1975 to discover a truth about Helena’s future that suggests she is in great danger…

YA, 14+ years
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Jenny Eclair talks to Nell Frizzell

Event W15

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The Library of Life Workshop with Tamar Eluned Williams and Head4Arts

Venue: Summerhouse
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What creature is causing such disruption in the great Library of Life? What is happening to our planet? Join Head4Arts with Tamar Eluned Williams in a storytelling and craft experience exploring climate change and biodiversity crisis.

Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn ddwyieithog ac yn croesawu siaradwyr Cymraeg a Saesneg.

This workshop is bilingual and welcomes both English and Welsh speakers.

6–11 years
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Event MT13

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Make & Take Crafting

Morning Session

Venue: Make & Take Tent
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An opportunity to get crafting! Activities differ every day, including everything from print-making to junk modelling with recycled materials. Get messy and creative: your imagination is the limit.

Book for the session and you can drop in at any point during the 2.5 hour duration. An accompanying adult must attend at all times but does not require a ticket.

3–11 years
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Make & Take Crafting

Event 276

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

AC Grayling

For the Good of the World

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
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AC Grayling believes three of our biggest global challenges are climate change, the rate of development in high-impact technologies and the deficit of social and economic justice. He asks if human beings can agree on a set of values that will allow us to confront the threats facing the planet, or will we continue with our disagreements as we approach possible extinction? As every day brings new stories about extreme weather, spyware, lethal autonomous weapons and international political-economic, health and human rights imbalances, he argues that we need to find an answer to the question: Is Global Agreement on Global Challenges Possible?

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AC Grayling

Event 277

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Casey Bailey, Lerverne Barber, Alex Giles and Rebecca Foster

What Does Inclusion Look Like in the Classroom?

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
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Inclusion is a term frequently used in education, but some teachers are still going into schools with little awareness or confidence when teaching children with differing needs, whether that’s a visible or invisible disability. How can we ensure that teachers have the skills they need to create an inclusive classroom benefitting all students? Our expert panel launches Physical Education for Young People with Disabilities, a new book to help teachers engage in more inclusive practices. Casey Bailey is Birmingham Poet Laureate; Alex Giles is a University of Worcester graduate; Rebecca Foster is co-author and Principal Lecturer and Lerverne Barber is co-author and Deputy Head of the School of Sport and Exercise Science, both at the University of Worcester.

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Casey Bailey, Lerverne Barber, Alex Giles and Rebecca Foster

Event 278

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Helen Rappaport talks to David Olusoga

In Search of Mary Seacole

Venue: Festival Friends Stage
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Join us to discuss the true story of Mary Seacole, researched over 20 years by Helen Rappaport, whose book reveals the truth about Seacole’s personal life and her ‘rivalry’ with Florence Nightingale. Often the reality proves more remarkable and dramatic than the legend. Rappaport talks to historian, broadcaster and author David Olusoga.

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Helen Rappaport talks to David Olusoga

Event 279

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The TLS Podcast Live

Venue: Marquee
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Join writers and editors of the Times Literary Supplement along with special guests for a live recording of their weekly podcast on books and culture.

Unreserved seating
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The TLS Podcast Live

Event HD53

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Jess French

It’s a Wonderful World

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Jess French is a nature lover, TV presenter, author, and qualified vet known for her CBeebies show Minibeast Adventure with Jess. In It’s a Wonderful World Jess shows us the importance of the diversity of plants, animals and environments in our world and how to protect them. Join Jess for an introduction to her book and a question and answer session all about it.

5+ years
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Jess French

Event HD54

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Serena Patel

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure

Venue: Cube
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Anisha, Accidental Detective is the award-winning series from Serena Patel and Emma McCann, featuring a host of mysteries that need to be solved by Anisha, her best friend Milo and their animal companions. Join Serena to solve the biggest mystery at Anisha’s holiday camp: who destroyed the holiday park’s mascot, Delilah the Duck?

7+ years
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Serena Patel

Event W16

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The Library of Life Workshop with Tamar Eluned Williams and Head4Arts

Venue: Summerhouse
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What creature is causing such disruption in the great Library of Life? What is happening to our planet? Join Head4Arts with Tamar Eluned Williams in a storytelling and craft experience exploring climate change and biodiversity crisis.

Mae’r gweithdy hwn yn ddwyieithog ac yn croesawu siaradwyr Cymraeg a Saesneg.

This workshop is bilingual and welcomes both English and Welsh speakers.

6–11 years
Parents/carers must attend but do not require a ticket.
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Event 280

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Edmund de Waal talks to Katy Hessel

Letters to Camondo

Venue: Starlight Stage
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Count Moïse de Camondo lived near Edmund de Waal’s forebears, the Ephrussi. Like them, the Camondos were part of Belle Époque high society. They were also targets of antisemitism. Camondo filled his house with French 18th-century art for his son to inherit, but when Nissim was killed in the First World War, it became a memorial and was later bequeathed to France. The Musée Nissim de Camondo has remained unchanged since 1936. The author explores the archives and uncovers new layers to the family story. Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels displayed in museums worldwide including the British Museum, London, and the Frick Collection, New York.

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Edmund de Waal talks to Katy Hessel

Event 281

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

Huma Abedin talks to Sana Safi

Women & Power: Both/And

Venue: Festival Friends Stage
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As an American political staffer, Huma Abedin was one of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides during the 2016 US election. Her long-lasting relationship with Clinton has seen both women through extraordinary personal and professional highs, as well as unimaginable lows. She talks to broadcaster Sana Safi about her memoir, Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, a deeply personal account of Clinton as a mentor, confidante and role model. It is also a candid and heartbreaking chronicle of Abedin’s marriage to former congressman Anthony Weiner, who was involved in a sex scandal that seriously impacted her life and career.

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Huma Abedin talks to Sana Safi

Event 282

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

David Runciman

Lunchtime Lecture: How Crises Spark New Political Ideas

Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage
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The Cambridge politics professor, author of Confronting Leviathan: A History of Ideas, shows how crises – revolutions, wars, depressions, pandemics – have generated new ways of political thinking and how the history of ideas can help make sense of what’s happening today.

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David Runciman

Event 283

Events taking place live 26 May–5 June 2022

The Mavron String Quartet

Lunchtime Concert: Hay Music

Venue: St Mary’s Church
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Christiana Mavron (violin), Rachael Briton (violin), Niamh Aston (viola) and Beatrice Newman (cello) blend classical repertoire with fresh contemporary pieces. The programme features:

JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (arranged for string quartet by Lynne Latham)

Peter Reynolds String Quartet No. 2 Footsteps Quiet in the Shadow

Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet in F No. 6 Op 80

The Quartet has a passion for innovative outreach, inspiring audiences and engaging communities. Its commitment to pushing the boundaries of its art sees it at the forefront of an exciting chamber music revival in Wales, and in 2010 it became the first ever Ensemble in Residence at St David’s Hall (the National Concert Hall of Wales).

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The Mavron String Quartet