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Here is the full programme for Hay Festival Segovia, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
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Santiago Posteguillo

MY WORDS, OTHERS’ WORDS

Event 1 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Santiago Posteguillo

Writer Santiago Posteguillo talks to Ana Gavín about La legión perdida, the last book in his trilogy about the emperor Trajan and begins a reading of it which is continued by journalists and well-known figures from Segovia: the Mayoress of Segovia, Clara Luquero; the Territorial Delegate of the regional government of Castilla y León, Francisco Javier López-Escobar Anguiano; the General Director for Cultural Policies of the regional government of Castilla y León, Mar Sancho Sanz; Cultural Counsellor, Marifé Santiago; Deputy for Culture and Tourism Sara Dueñas; the Director of the Public Library of Segovia, Luis García Méndez; Aurelio Martín (Promecal Segovia); Teresa Sanz (Spanish daily El Mundo); Jesús García Calero (Spanish daily ABC); Carlos Aganzo (regional daily El Norte de Castilla); Pedro Zuazua (Spanish daily El País); Claudia Carrascal (Spanish news agency EFE); César Gómez (local television station CYLTV8); Alfredo Matesanz (radio station Cadena Ser); Lucía Herranz (regional daily El Adelantado) and Blanca García (Association of Booksellers).

After the reading, there will be a Q&A session with representatives of book clubs from Segovia, as well as online platforms.

Sign language interpretation will be provided at this event.
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Opening Hay Festival Segovia

THE TRANSFORMATION WE ARE LIVING THROUGH

Event 2 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna

  • Opening Hay Festival Segovia
  • Opening Hay Festival Segovia

Leading Spanish daily El País hosts the opening discussion of this year’s Hay Festival, exploring the digital revolution that shapes our lives. We are users of continual change, acting out the strategies of major corporations as they constantly transform the world. Representatives from BBVA and El País debate the imminent challenges of a society ceaselessly reinventing itself. What does the future hold? With the intervetion of Clara Barrabés (BBVA), David Alandete (Deputy Chief Editor of newspaper El País) and Javier Gomá (Director of the Fundación Juan March and philosopher). Chaired by the Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, a member of the editorial board of The Times of India and former editor of the country’s leading newspaper. Simon Manley, the UK’s Ambassador to Spain, introduces the subject of the digital revolution and the changes it is imposing.

Presented by Rafael Benjumea, President of the Board of Trustees at IE University, and Pablo Vazquez, the President of RENFE. 

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.

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Opening Per Barclay

LIGHT AND SOUND INSTALLATION

Event 3 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Opening Per Barclay

The spectator interacts with Per Barclay’s light and sound piece, becoming part of the sound through contact with steel cables that fill the room and transmitted by speakers. Curated by collector Oliva Arauna, this installation by the Norwegian artist represents a new stage in his development after experimenting with liquids. A multidisciplinary creator, Per Barclay also works with video, photography, sculpture and painting. Presented by Oliva Arauna.

 

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Dileep Padgaonkar in conversation with Susana Torres

A SOUTH ASIAN PERSPECTIVE

Event 4 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Refectorio

Dileep Padgaonkar in conversation with Susana Torres

Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, a member of the editorial board of The Times of India and editor of the country’s leading newspaper from 1988 to 1994, talks to Susana Torres, a lecturer in international relations. With a Ph.D from the Sorbonne, Padgaonkar’s career spans 50 years, and has seen him work for major institutions such as UNESCO. Susana Torres Prieto has a doctorate in Philology from Madrid’s Complutense University and a Doctor Europeus from Cambridge University.

In English.

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Namita Gokhale in conversation with Miguel Larrañaga

LITERARY ACTIVIST

Event 5 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular

Namita Gokhale in conversation with Miguel Larrañaga

This is India Year in Spain, celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Writer and publisher Namita Gokhale is the co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and of ‘Mountain Echoes’: A Bhutan Literature Festival. She is the author of 13 books of fiction and non fiction, among them Paro: Dreams of Passion, her debut novel, The Book of Shiva and her soon to be released novel Things to Leave Behing. A literary activist she also passionately promotes Indian’s language literatures worldwide. She talks to Miguel Larrañaga, humanities professor and vice rector of IE University.

In English.

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Namita Gokhale and Neeta Gupta talk to Elvira Marco and Miguel Larrañaga

BOOK MARK

Event 6 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular

Namita Gokhale and Neeta Gupta talk to Elvira Marco and Miguel Larrañaga

Namita Gorhkale and Neeta Gupta introduce the famous JLF* Jaipur Literature Festival from India. And for the first time, Hay Festival Segovia recreates the JLF Book Mark initiative, in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española. This initiative provides a meeting point for literary agents, authors, editors, and translators to discuss new projects and to sign contracts, establishing an unbeatable stimulus to cultural and business relations between India and Spain. Namita Gokhale talks to Elvira Marco, General director of AC/E and Miguel Larrañaga, humanities professor and vice rector of IE University.

In English.

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Screening: DAS NETZ (THE NET)

Event 7 Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Screening: DAS NETZ (THE NET)

German film season

Directed by Lutz Dammbeck, colour, 114 minutes, 2004

This documentary talks to members of the original counter culture of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as contemporary scientists about the development of computers and the internet, and asks the question: What has unlimited computer technology contributed to our societies?

In German, with Spanish subtitles.

114 minutes
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British Council - Workshop in English

IN THE WOLF’S MOUTH

Event 8 Venue: Librería Intempestivos

British Council - Workshop in English

A workshop in English led by British Council Segovia teachers, exploring the extraordinary book In the Wolf´s Mouth  by Adam Foulds.  You will hear readings and take part in discussions on the settings, ideas and the two main characters, Will Walker, an English officer and Ray Marfione, an American soldier.

Event in English.

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Screening: KEIN SYSTEM IST SICHER (NO SYSTEM IS SECURE)

Event 9 Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Screening: KEIN SYSTEM IST SICHER (NO SYSTEM IS SECURE)

German film season

Director: Baran bo Odar, colour, 106 minutes, 2013/14

Benjamin and Max are two very different young men with a passion in common: hacking. Together they embark on a dangerous project, and as the saying goes, if you play with fire…

In German, with Spanish subtitles.

106 minutes
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Journalism workshop: El Pais

Workshop for tomorrow’s journalists – age 10 to 12

Event 10 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular

Journalism workshop: El Pais

What makes a news story? How do you write a headline? What makes a good photo? Join us in the journalism workshop for children run by members of the team from El País, Spain’s leading newspaper and learn how to put together a news story and design a personalized front page.

Event in Spanish.

10-12
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British Council - Workshop in English

CERVANTES AND SHAKESPEARE 400

Event 11 Venue: Biblioteca Pública de Segovia

British Council - Workshop in English

Delve into the world of the two great writers using imagery, visualizations and ideas from Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes and Shakespeare, in this lively workshop delivered by The British Council Segovia, you will explore modern writers and the inspiration they have found in the works of Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare.

Event in English.
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Screening: BAFTA SHORT FILM 2016 NOMINEES

Event 12 Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

The British Council, in partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), presents this programme dedicated to the promotion of the best British short films. BAFTA SHORT FILM 2016 NOMINEES.

Original version in English with Spanish subtitles.

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Workshop with Carmen Domínguez

TEACHING MUSIC WITH LIMITED RESOURCES

Event 13 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula 22

Music teacher and architect Carmen Domínguez specializes in Orff-Schulwerk at the Orff Institute at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. With a Master’s in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, Carmen Domínguez has been teaching children aged between three and 17. She also gives classes to teachers in Spain and Colombia.

Aimed at infant and primary school teachers.

In Spanish only.

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Journalism workshop: EL PAÍS

Workshop for tomorrow’s journalists – age 10 to 12

Event 14 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular

Journalism workshop: EL PAÍS

What makes a news story? How do you write a headline? What makes a good photo? Join us in the journalism workshop for children run by members of the team from El País, Spain’s leading newspaper and learn how to put together a news story and design a personalized front page.

Event in Spanish.

10 - 12
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British Council - Workshop in English

SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET

Event 15 Venue: British Council Segovia

British Council - Workshop in English

Shall I compare thee?  Explore Shakespeare's most famous sonnet 18 with teachers from British Council Segovia who will help you understand the language and imagery of this enduring declaration of love.

Event in English.
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Screening: Hamlet

INTRODUCED BY PETER FLORENCE

Event 16 Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca

Screening: Hamlet

The British Council has supported the production of a film version of Sarah Frankcom’s critically acclaimed stage production of Hamlet, which enjoyed a sell-out run at the Manchester Royal Exchange in the UK in 2014.

Shakespeare’s most iconic work explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. From its ground-breaking, sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, with BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. Shot creatively with eight cameras ‘in the round’ Hamlet captures the spirit of the play to create a visceral and cinematic experience. Peter Florence, director of Hay Festivals, analyses Shakespeare and introduces the screening.

Event with simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.
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Adam Foulds

IN THE WOLF'S MOUTH

Event 17 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna

Adam Foulds

Considered one of the best young British writers of the decade, Adam Foulds has received a great number of awards in record time (Finalist Booker Prize, Prize of the European Union ....), with four novels translated into several languages. His latest novel, In the Wolf's Mouth masterfully describes the individual battles that changed Europe’s direction in the Second World War. A book acclaimed by critics and audiences worldwide.

Event in English.
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Peter Florence in conversation with Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andes

DECONSTRUCTING BREXIT

Event 18 Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular

Peter Florence in conversation with Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andes

Europe has been thrown into uncertainty by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU. Peter Florence, director and founder of Hay Festival, teases out some of the reasons behind the UK’s decision and discusses them with Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andes, an expert in macroeconomy, regulation and international finance. A passionate economist he highlights the importance of the links between social and economic development, seeing the economy as being at the service of freedom and human progress.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish.

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Sculpture workshop

CARLOS ALBERT

Event 19 Venue: Casa de la Moneda

Sculpture workshop

As part of the city’s Segovia Educates program, artist Carlos Albert works on a piece of forged iron, revealing in the process the secrets of working in metal.

The workshop is open to all, but is aimed principally at people with a basic knowledge of sculpture.

Event in Spanish.

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Exhibition of visual arts

OPENING

Event 20 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Exhibition of visual arts

Over the course of this tour, four visual arts exhibitions will be opened. It starts at La Alhóndiga, visiting the Per Barclay photography exhibition, commissioned by Oliva Arauna. This show will include an interactive light and sound installation that brings the spectator into the work. This is a guided tour in the presence of the exhibition’s commissioner Oliva Arauna.

We continue toward the Esteban Vicente museum, where we find the  Taller de los sueños. Fabricando los deseos de… (The workshop of dreams. Building the desires of…).

After that, we visit an exhibition in the Quintanar Palace about the IV centenary commemorations of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, called Miguel EN Cervantes.

The tour finishes at La Huerta de Félix Ortiz, and the exhibition Esculturas en libertad (Sculptures at liberty), by Carlos Albert.

Event in Spanish
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