Event 174

Margaret Anstee talks to Nik Gowing

The House on the Sacred Lake

Venue: The Ritzy
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The diplomat tells of a love affair with Bolivia that started when she was first posted there by the UN in 1960.
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Margaret Anstee talks to Nik Gowing

Event 175

Chris Goodall, Eugenie Harvey and Duncan Clark talk to Andy Fryers

10:10 – Halfway There

Venue: The Summer House
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10:10, the exciting campaign to cut people and organisation's carbon emissions by 10%, was conceived on a train journey back from Hay Festival in 2009. A year on, how is the campaign getting on, and what can you do to cut your 10%?
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Chris Goodall, Eugenie Harvey and Duncan Clark talk to Andy Fryers

Event HF29

Computing Workshop

Venue: Imagination Station
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Addicted to your DS? A whiz on the Xbox? Get hands-on with a range of new digital technologies and explore the future ofcomputers.

10+ years Sign in / sign out

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

UK Youth are running workshops across the week in their exhibition stand, find out more here.
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Computing Workshop

Event HF28

Welsh Venison Centre Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus
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Local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and Hay Vet Barney Sampson lead a visit to the Welsh Venison Centre run by Andrew and Elaine Morgan. Walk round the farm, see the deer calving and handle some of the lambs. 

Please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.

Family event
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Welsh Venison Centre Visit

Event 176

Stephen Marsh-Smith

River Walk 1

Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus
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Join the Wye and Usk Foundation trip around the Wye and its tributaries near Hay, see the rare and unusual creatures that live in the river, and see what progress is being made to restore the run of salmon. 

Numbers limited. 

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Stephen Marsh-Smith

Event 831

Why Paths Need Friends

Venue: Meet at Box Office for walk
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Powys’ footpath officer leads a leisurely circular walk that follows the river to Llowes and returns to Hay via Clyro. There will be a stop at Clyro by the Kilvert museum. Please wear sensible shoes or boots, appropriate clothing and bring your own drinking water and sun-cream if you need it. 

6 –7 miles long.
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Why Paths Need Friends

Event 177

David Priestland

The Red Flag: Communism and the Making of the Modern World

Venue: Guardian Stage
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20 years after the fall of the Wall the historian charts the mutations and movements of Communist ideas across the barricades of 1848 Europe and around the world to Latin America and Asia where the ideologies still prevail today.
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David Priestland

Event 178

Martin Kemp

Art & Science

Venue: The Ritzy
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The art historian talks to Ken Arnold of the Wellcome Institute about the relationship between visualizations in art and science, and explores his motion of structural intuitions. He will also look more broadly at major themes that have emerged during the writing of his column in Nature (since 1997), as expressed in his books Visualisations and Seen/Unseen and in the volume produced by his friends and collaborators, Acts of Seeing.
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Martin Kemp

Event 179

Rick Gekoski talks to Claire Armitstead

Outside of a Dog: A Bibliomemoir

Venue: Oxfam Studio
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The book-dealer, writer and Booker judge offers a captivating account of twenty-five books drawn from the fields of literature, psychology and philosophy, and a memoir of a reading self. ‘Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.’
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Rick Gekoski talks to Claire Armitstead

Event HF30

Cressida Cowell

Hiccup Hits Hollywood

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
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Fresh from the bright lights of LA the writer of the superb How To Train Your Dragon series talks Toothless, trouble and Tennant. Includes film clips.
 
Family event
 
See the Blog for more details.  Cressida is also taking part in Oxfam Bookfest.
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Cressida Cowell

Event HF32

Easy Peasy Cookery School

A Series of Cookery Sessions

Venue: Mess Tent
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Make mouth-watering strawberry mini muffins baked from scratch, no licking fingers! 

Part of a series of one-hour tutored cookery sessions across the week from Local to Ludlow.

5–9 years. Children aged 5–9 will need to be accompanied, but no adult ticket is needed in this instance. 
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Easy Peasy Cookery School

Event HF31

That’s Not My...Party!

Venue: Imagination Station
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Little ones create their very own sensory pictures and join in with story times from the creators of the wonderful touchy-feely board books.

Duration 45 mins.

3+ years

See also event HF37.

Children coming to this event need to be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
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That’s Not My...Party!

Event 180

Christopher Andrew

Cambridge Series: MI5

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
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The author of The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 examines the Secret Services and the Cambridge connection...
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Christopher Andrew

Event 181

John Davies

The CADW Lecture: The Making of Wales

Venue: Guardian Stage
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The historian traces 200 generations of evolution of the Welsh landscape from Roman towns and Norman castles to Christianity’s craftsmen, graziers and the impacts of depression, wars and devolution.
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John Davies

Event 182

Stewart Pollens

Stradivari

Venue: The Ritzy
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The tools, techniques and flourishes of the greatest violin-maker of all time – Antonio Stradivari of Cremona (1644–1737).
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Stewart Pollens

Event HF35

Easy Peasy Cookery School

A Series of Cookery Sessions

Venue: Mess Tent
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Create perfect pizzas from scratch with saucy seasonal veggie toppings.

Part of a series of one-hour tutored cookery sessions across the week from Local to Ludlow.

5–9 years. Children aged 5–9 will need to be accompanied, but no adult ticket is needed in this instance.
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Easy Peasy Cookery School

Event HF33

Matt and Dave

Yuck

Venue: Oxfam Studio
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Get ready for a total gross-out with the creators of the muckiest, yuckiest, naughtiest tales EVER!
 
6–10 years
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Matt and Dave

Event HF34

Zizou Corder

Halo

Venue: Imagination Station
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Join Louisa Young and her daughter Isabel Adomakoh Young, the team behind the Lionboy trilogy, with their new heart-stopping adventure set in Ancient Greece.

8–12 years
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Zizou Corder

Event 183

Diarmaid MacCulloch

A History of Christianity

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
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An introduction to this magisterial global history of one of the world’s great religions. Chaired by John Cornwell.
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Diarmaid MacCulloch

Event 184

Alex Bellos

Alex’s Adventures in Numberland

Venue: Guardian Stage
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Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics. Open to all.
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Alex Bellos

Event 185

Tim Quinn

Nostalgic & Hilarious Afternoon of Comic Book History

Venue: The Ritzy
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Entertaining show from the Marvel Comics editor.
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Tim Quinn

Event 186

The Gould Piano Trio

The Schumann Bicentenary Lunchtime Concerts 1

Venue: St Mary’s Church
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Schumann’s Trio for piano and strings no. 2 in F major (Op. 80); and the Trio are joined by viola player David Adams to play the Quartet for piano and strings in E flat major (Op. 47). 

Recorded for broadcast on BBC R3, 9–12 June.
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The Gould Piano Trio

Event 187

The Book Show at Hay

Filming

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
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Mariella Frostrup presents daily festival coverage, featuring interviews with the biggest and best names at Hay.

The Book Show at Hay airs daily at 7pm from 29 May on Sky Arts 1 HD channel 258 and Sky Arts 1 channel 256.

Ticket price includes charitable donation to Sky Rainforest Rescue
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The Book Show at Hay

Event HF37

That’s Not My...Party!

Venue: Imagination Station
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Little ones create their very own sensory pictures and join in with story times from the creators of the wonderful touchy-feely board books.

Duration 45 mins.

3+ years

See also event HF31.

Children coming to this event need to be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
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That’s Not My...Party!

Event HF36

Tom Palmer

Football Quiz

Venue: Oxfam Studio
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The creator of the Football Academy and Football Detective series tests your knowledge of the beautiful game. Get ready for an awesome penalty shoot-out!
 
8–12 years
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Tom Palmer

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