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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 Hay.

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The Greenprint Forum

A Better Use of Existing Resources

Event 1 Venue: The Ritzy

Full day ticket to 5 sessions – events 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7, which are also on sale individually.
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Chris Hope

Cambridge Series: Climate Change

Event 2 Venue: The Ritzy

Chris Hope of Cambridge University, contributor to the Stern review and lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, tackles the current climate change issues and sets out where the priorities should be.
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Mark Lynas talks to Andy Fryers

What Have the Greens Got Wrong?

Event 3 Venue: The Ritzy

Has ideology blinded the mainstream environmental movement to solutions for some of the major problems facing the world? Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees and High Tide, discusses why he has changed his views on the big issues including nuclear power, GMOs and organic food with Andy Fryers.
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Will Anderson and Sunand Prasad talk to Alok Jha

Designing Sustainable Homes and Buildings

Event 4 Venue: The Ritzy

Is it possible to build homes and workplaces that are environmentally sound, affordable and a pleasure to live and work in? The former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Senior Partner of Penoyre & Prasad LLP, and the author of Homes for a Changing Climate are in conversation with Alok Jha of the Guardian.
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Hay Writers Circle

Event 5 Venue: Elmley Foundation Dream Stage

New writing from the local creative writing group. 

Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
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Spencer Wells and Tristram Stuart talk to John Vidal

Food for Thought

Event 6 Venue: The Ritzy

It is time for a change in attitudes towards food production and consumption, in the industry and in our own homes. The author of Pandora’s Seed looks to a historical examination of our cultural inheritance for the solutions while the author of Waste spotlights the wastefulness of modern societies. In conversation with the Guardian’s Environment Editor.
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Annie Leonard talks to Jo Fox

The Story of Stuff

Event 7 Venue: The Ritzy

The journalist and film-maker tracks the life of the stuff we use every day, revealing the often hidden impacts of our production and consumption patterns. In conversation with Jo Fox, Deputy Director of The Bigger Picture at Sky.
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Aged to Perfection

New Writing by Older People

Event 8 Venue: Elmley Foundation Dream Stage

An anthology of new work by older writers as part of the Gwanwyn Festival organized by Age Cymru. 

Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket.
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Joanna Toye

The Archers Miscellany

Event 9 Venue: Oxfam Studio

Come and revel in the magical trivia of Ambridge with one of the show’s top creators. There is no detail too obscure, no accent too strange.
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Douglas Wilson, Cllr David Jones

Powys Schools Seminar

Event 10 Venue: Guardian Stage

An introduction to Powys County Council’s ambitious plans to modernise all its schools. The Portfolio Holder and Officers from the Schools Service will set out the national picture, describing the work already underway and providing information on the Authority’s most significant investment programme for schools for 30 years. 

Entry to this event is free but you must reserve a ticket. 

There will be a collection at the event for the Gwernyfed–Timbuktu schools twinning project and Storymoja, Nairobi.
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