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Andy Rouse

RSPB Cymru Lecture

Event 202 Venue: Starlight Stage

The charismatic and irreverent superstar wildlife photographer talks about his work and shows some of his astounding images.
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Jim Perrin and Mark Cocker talk to Rosie Boycott

Ty Newydd Nature Writing

Event 203 Venue: Summer House

The day tutors discuss their own recent works – Perrin’s West: A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss and Cocker’s masterpiece Crow Country. Theatre practitioner Gerald Tyler, trumpeter Tomos Williams and writer Jon Gower team up to explore Perrin’s high art, with visuals by film director and choreographer Grant Gee.
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Rev Ian Charlesworth and Richard Stockton

St Matthew’s Church, Llandefalle and The Felin Fach Griffin

Event 878 Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus

An evening pottering around Llandefalle Church, tucked away off the beaten track. The Parson and the Publican share their pleasure in such things and then invite you to join them down the pub for supper.

For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing.
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National Trust Croft Castle Walk

Event 879 Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus

Croft Castle is a remote castellated manor house set amongst beautiful Herefordshire countryside and run by the National Trust. A unique opportunity to have a private tour of the house or a guided walk to look at the many veteran trees with one of our rangers. Followed by time to enjoy the beautiful walled garden.

For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing.
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Adult Story Bazaar 1

Storytelling

Event 982 Venue: The Moot

Copenhagen comes to Hay as Denmark’s leading storyteller Kasper Sorensen storms the stage with Joshua Muraya (Kenya) and Cat Weatherill (UK).

The Storytelling Bazaar in The Moot
In celebration of our Storymoja Hay Festival in Nairobi, Cat Weatherill brings together a week of international storytelling for children and adults in a Hay Bazaar of tall tales and wonders. Entry is free. All donations will contribute to funding the Festivals of Literature Charitable Trust's education work in Africa.
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Gerry Fox Q&A with Hannah Rothschild

Preview Screening: Mother’s Milk

Event 204 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

We’re thrilled to be screening a preview of the feature film of Edward St Aubyn’s novel by award-winning documentary maker and artist Gerry Fox. It stars Jack Davenport, Diana Quick, Adrian Dunbar, Maggie Tyzack and Anabel Mullion. Followed by Q&A with the director.
 
Find out more at www.gerryfox.com/about
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Ann Pettifor and Paul Ellis in conversation with Tony Greenham

Nef Debate 2: What if the Banks Crash Again?

Event 205 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

Last time we came within hours of the cash machines running dry. The next crash could be bigger, is there a plan B?

The New Economics Foundation (nef) is sponsored by The Ecology Building Society
 
Further information at www.neweconomics.org/
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Natalie Clein

The Bach Cello Suites

Event 206 Venue: Richard Booth’s Bookshop

The emerging superstar cellist plays a concert of two of Bach’s suites – Suite No.1 in G major BWV1007 and Suite No.5 in C minor BWV1011 with Thomas Larcher’s Sonata for Solo Cello, written for her in 2006.

See also event [201].
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Arthur Smith

Exposed

Event 207 Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

The grumpy, cantankerous, deeply loved and outrageously funny comedian brings his new show to Hay.
 
For more about Arthur Smith see his reluctant website 
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Ojos de Brujo

10th Anniversary Concert

Event 208 Venue: Oxfam Stage

Ojos de Brujo
The sensational Catalan band fuse flamenco’s driving rhythms with hip-hop, funk, punk and other stray sounds snatched from the Barcelona street.
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