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María Dueñas

My Words, Others’ Words

Event 1 Venue: Palacio Quintanar

The writer talks to Ana Gavín about her latest novel La Templanza and begins a reading from the book. A group of Segovian cultural figures and journalists then read extracts from the novel: the Mayoress of Segovia, Clara Luquero, Segovia’s Cultural Counsellor, Marifé Santiago, Aurelio Martín (EFE news agency), Teresa Sanz (Spanish daily El Mundo), Jesús García Calero (Spanish daily ABC), Pedro Zuazua (Spanish daily El País), Carlos Aganzo (regional daily El Norte de Castilla), César Gómez (CILTV local television), Alfredo Matesanz (Cadena Ser radio), Lucía Herranz (Segovia daily El Adelantado), Luis García Méndez (director of the Biblioteca Pública de Segovia), Blanca García (bookseller) and a member of the Junta de Castilla y León. After the reading, there will be a Q&A session with representatives of reading clubs both from Segovia and from online platforms.

Sign language interpretation will be provided at this event.


Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

Javier Perianes in conversation with Jesús Ruiz Mantilla

Event 15 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Javier Perianes is probably the most famous contemporary Spanish pianist in the world. Acclaimed for his discography, which features works by Mompou, José de Nebra, Chopin, Debussy, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Grieg, and an award-winning member of orchestras that have performed in Europe, America and Asia, Perianes won the Spanish Award for Music in 2012. He is also acclaimed for his light touch, which blends with his exquisite choice of repertoire. He burst onto the music scene when he was only 22, and has grown in stature to become one of the favourite performers of leading conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Michael Tilson Thomas, Yuri Temirkanov, Juanjo Mena, Josep Pons and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Javier Perianes is an inspiration to young Spanish musicians.



Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

Alaa Al Aswany in conversation with Karim Hauser

Event 16 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Marking the Spanish-language publication of Cairo Automobile Club, the acclaimed Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswany, author of international bestseller The Yacoubian Building, will visit Hay Festival Segovia to discuss his work, as well as the events that are shaking the Arab world and Egypt. He talks to Karim Hauser, Head of Governance for Casa Árabe.

Simultaneous translation from French into Spanish



Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

Workshop in English

The Worlds of Tim Bowler

Event 17 Venue: Librería Intempestivos – c/ Teodosio el Grande 10

In this workshop British Council teachers Ilze Barobs and Alison Smith explore the books of award-winning author Tim Bowler. Participants (both teenagers and adults) are invited to explore some of the themes of Bowler’s gripping books Night Runner and Game Changer. Through a variety of activities participants enter the worlds of Zinny and Mikey (the protagonists of these books) and are at the very least pushed to the edge of their seats.

Event in English

Price: €0.00 (EUR) 
 

Workshop in English

Owen Sheers: Afghanistan

Event 18 Venue: British Council Segovia – Avda Padre Claret 3

War touches us all. But how would we cope if it completely consumed our lives? British Council teachers Ilze Barobs and Alison Smith bring to life parts of the powerful verse- drama Pink Mist by award-winning writer Owen Sheers. Using elements of drama this talk pulls participants from the safety of their seats to the war in Afghanistan and then back to the home lives of the main characters.

Event in English

Price: €0.00 (EUR) 
 

Screening: Finsterworld

German Film Series

Event 2 Venue: La Cárcel – Filmoteca de Segovia

Directed by Frauke Finsterwalder, 2013. 
Finsterworld takes place in timeless Germany – a country where the sun always shines, children wear school uniform, policemen dress up as bears and chiropodists give cookies away to their clients. However, behind this beautiful parallel world, we find ourselves on a journey to doom.

German original version with subtitles in Spanish.


Duration: 95 minutes.
Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

Exhibition Openings Tour

Event 3 Venue: La Alhóndiga

This tour takes in three exhibition openings in one morning. The tour starts at La Alhóndiga with the exhibition at Casa Árabe entitled Reed Pens and Vignettes: Arab Comic Art in Motion.
Casa Árabe has organised a series of events that reflect the cultural diversity of the extensive Arab-Muslim territory: music, poetry, comic art, calligraphy, film and more.  Casa Árabe has been permanently based in both Madrid and Córdoba since 2006. During the Hay Festival weekend, Segovia becomes the third Casa Árabe location in Spain.
The next stopping point on the tour is the Palacio Quintanar, where two Swiss photography exhibitions will be on display on the ground floor – Swiss Positions: 33 Takes on Sustainable Approaches to Building and The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture. Meanwhile the top floor of the palace provides the setting for an exhibition by British artist Harland Miller entitled In Dreams Begin Monsters, which features oil on wood, engravings and three copper umbrellas.
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The Day Saída Arrived and Other Stories

Storytelling for Children

Event 4 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Segovia storytelling group El Sombrero de la Memoria introduce children to Saída’s world and tell them a story about a friendship and the importance of meeting children from other countries who speak languages which are different to ours. This event is inspired by a short story written by Susana Gómez Redondo and illustrated by Sonja Wimmer.
Price: €3.00 (EUR) 
 

Screening: Die Geliebten Schwestern (Beloved Sisters)

German Film Series

Event 5 Venue: La Cárcel – Filmoteca de Segovia

Directed by Dominik Graf, 2014. 
1788. Charlotte von Lengefeld decides to travel back from Weimar to her home town to give her unhappily-married sister a surprise. The film is set during the French Revolution, and eighteenth-century German cultural icons appear in the film, including dramatist and poet Friedrich Schiller, publisher Johann Friedrich Cotta, and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

German original version with subtitles in Spanish.
Duration: 134 minutes.
Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

The Day Saída Arrived and Other Stories

STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN

Event 53 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Segovia storytelling group El Sombrero de la Memoria introduce children to Saída’s world and tell them a story about a friendship and the importance of meeting children from other countries who speak languages which are different to ours. This event is inspired by a short story written by Susana Gómez Redondo and illustrated by Sonja Wimmer.
Price: €3.00 (EUR) 
 

Casa Árabe Presents: Flamenco tribute to Ibn Arabi and Teresa de Jesús

Curro Piñana and the Three Cultures in Concert

Event 6 Venue: La Cárcel de Segovia

A flamenco concert featuring Cartagena flamenco singer-songwriter Curro Piñana, to mark the 850th anniversary of the birth of Andalusi mystic and poet Ibn Arabi and also the fifth centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Jesus. Featuring flamenco versions of poems by Ibn Arabi and St Teresa. Curro Piñana is accompanied by Francisco Tornero on the guitar and Miguel Ángel Orengo on percussion.


Price: €5.00 (EUR) 
 

Tim Bowler

At the Edge of Literature

Event 19 Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Tim Bowler has written more than 20 books for young people and has won 15 prizes for his work, among them the Carnegie Medal, the UK’s top award for children’s literature, for River Boy. The Sunday Telegraph describes him as ‘a master of the psychological thriller’. His works include Midget, Shadows, Storm Catchers, Starseeker, Apocalypse, Frozen Fire, Bloodchild, Buried Thunder, Sea of Whispers, the Blade series, and his most recent novels Night Runner and Game Changer. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, with more than a million copies sold around the world. He talks to Xohana Bastida.

Event in English

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

Owen Sheers in conversation with Ann Bateson

Event 20 Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Poet, dramatist and television presenter Owen Sheers, winner of the Wales Book of the Year Award 2014 for Pink Mist, discusses his work with Ann Bateson, as well as his latest book I Saw a Man, a poignant study of a husband trying to recover from the death of his wife.

Event in English

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

The Day Saída Arrived and Other Stories

Storytelling for Children

Event 7 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Segovia storytelling group El Sombrero de la Memoria introduce children to Saída’s world and tell them a story about a friendship and the importance of meeting children from other countries who speak languages which are different to ours. This event is inspired by a short story written by Susana Gómez Redondo and illustrated by Sonja Wimmer.


Price: €3.00 (EUR) 
 

Poetry Today: Spreading the Word Online

ABC/IE University Workshop

Event 21 Venue: Refectorio, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University

A new generation of poets, among them Diego Ojeda, Escandar Algeet, Rayden and Loreto Sesma, blend their verse with song-writing, challenging the established canons. At the same time as drawing inspiration from their forebears, they are using the potential of the internet to make their voices heard. Inés Martin Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero ask the questions.

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

AC Grayling

The Challenge of Things

Event 22 Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

The philosopher considers the troubled times we live in, when war and conflict are never far away. While describing the dark side of modern life, he explores ways out of the habits and prejudices that threaten to trap us into conflict.

Event in English

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

Screening: The Interior Landscape – Building the Rolex Learning Centre

Swiss Architecture Documentary Series

Event 8 Venue: Palacio Quintanar

This documentary focuses on a young Japanese architect called Yumiko Yamada who lives in Lausanne. Through Yumiko’s eyes, we observe the key players involved in a significant architectural adventure – the construction of the learning centre at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

French original version with Spanish subtitles.

Duration: 82 minutes
Price: €0.00 (EUR) 
 

Harland Miller in conversation with Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz

One in a Thousand: What is the Secret of Art?

Event 23 Venue: Sala Capitular, Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE university

Coinciding with his Goya-inspired exhibition at the Palacio Quintanar, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, leading British painter Harland Miller talks to Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, art critic, writer, and the exhibition’s curator, arguing that humour is one of the most important weapons in the artist’s armoury.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

María Dueñas with Antonio San José

Event 24 Venue: Aula Magna, Campus de Santa Cruz La Real–IE University

Spanish writer María Dueñas, author of New York Times bestseller The Time in Between, presents her latest novel La Templanza (‘Temperance’), set in 19th century Cuba, Mexico and Spain. Dueñas talks to Antonio San José about her work and inspiration.

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 

John McHugo in conversation with Karim Hauser

Today’s Arabs

Event 25 Venue: La Alhóndiga

Coinciding with the publication of the Spanish-language version of A Concise History of the Arabs, British historian and Arab-world specialist John McHugo talks to Karim Hauser, head of international relations at Spain’s Casa Árabe, about the recent history of the Arab world. Syria is just one illustration of how colonialism and the First World War continue to influence geopolitics in the Middle East. John McHugo is also the author of a monograph on Syria and its recent history.

Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish

Price: €4.00 (EUR) 
 
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