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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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Ali Sparkes


Event HF68 Venue: Starlight Stage

Boy or insect? Josh and Danny are in big bug trouble! Come and hear how to write creep crawly adventures and why you might want to think twice before squishing ants in the future.
7+ years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
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Easy Peasy Cookery School


Event HF156 Venue: Mess Tent

Join us in making mouth-watering Strawberry Shortcake with Cream, delicious! 

Duration 60 mins. 

5–9 years. Children must be accompanied.
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Flat Stanley

Event HF69 Venue: The Hexagon

One day Stanley wakes up as flat as a pancake, but why worry? He can fly like a kite! Join us to hear his story and make your very own Flat Stanley to pop in the post.
5–7 years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
See event [HF65]
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Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

Event HF67 Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage

Hop along to this charming storytelling show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life. Help Peter escape from Mr McGregor’s garden and send him on his journey.
3–5 years
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Dan Cruickshank

The Country House Revealed

Event 250 Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion

The scholar and broadcaster examines the nation’s most spectacular piles in A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home. Chaired by Paul Blezard.
The Secret History of Georgian London - Dan Cruickshank
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Justin Lewis

Cardiff Series 3: Climate Change and the Media

Event 251 Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre

How have the media informed – or failed to inform – our understanding of climate change? Ranging from news coverage of the environment to the role of advertising in shaping a consumer culture. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.
More about Prof. Justin Lewis' research www.cardiff.ac.uk
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David Acheson

Mathematics, Magic and the Electric Guitar

Event 252 Venue: Sky Arts Studio

Why are so many people scared of maths? It’s full of wonderful surprises that anyone can enjoy, from mind-reading tricks with the number 1089 to helping to play the electric guitar.
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Simon Garfield

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Event 253 Venue: Oxfam Stage

About how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world. About why Barack Obama opted for Gotham. About the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, and about Margaret Calvert, who invented the motorway signs that are used from Watford Gap to Abu Dhabi.
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Nominet Trust

Tech Session

Event T56 Venue: Scribblers Hut

How can you help and support people to get online? Let Internet Buttons show you how! An interactive workshop exploring new ways to get online, and help others discover the internet.
hf2 for teens
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Andy Briggs

Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy

Event HF71 Venue: Starlight Stage

With the blessing of the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, comes a Tarzan for the 21st century. The author of Villain.net talks warring guerrillas, poaching, illegal logging and the environment, before putting your survival knowledge to the test.
9+ years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
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