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The full programme is available for this year’s festival, 25 May to 4 June. We very much look forward to seeing you in May.
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The Solace of Quantum
Event 19 • • Venue: Starlight Stage
What is the multiverse theory? What is Entanglement? Superposition? What is quantum computing, and how does it help? You don’t have to be a quantum physicist to understand these things if you have one who can explain them to you. And we have Linde Wester.
Mental Health Mates’ Breakfast
Event 411 • • Venue: Relish Festival Restaurant
Come and join the journalist and author of Mad Girl for a conversation about the friendship and solidarity group she’s set up. Hear how people concerned with mental health issues can support each other.
Bryony Gordon is selected for Hay 30 – celebrating a new generation of thinkers, supported by The CASE Foundation
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Event 431 • • Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism and the inextricable link between class and race, the journalist offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor.
We that are young: Imagining King Lear in India
Event 438 • • Venue: Starlight Stage
Taneja's debut novel We That Are Young sets Shakespeare’s King Lear in contemporary India, where the clash of youth and age, the rise of the religious right wing, the repression of free speech and civil conflict in Kashmir are ongoing. She discusses the hidden history, politics and urgent contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s plays in India. Chaired by Anil Dharker Director of the Tata Mumbai Litfest.