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Event 125

Julia Hobsbawm with Johann Hari, Mark Skipworth and Stefan Stern

EI Breakfast 3

Venue: Oxfam Stage
The Editorial Intelligence director and her guests analyse the media stories and comment of the day.

Duration 45 minutes.
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Event 126

Huw Bowen, Martin Johnes, Aled Jones, Peter Stead

New History of Wales 3: Public History

Venue: The Moot
Ivory Tower or public realm – what is the point of Welsh history in the C21st?

Duration 45 minutes.
 
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Event 127

Abdelkader Benali talks to Eric Akoto

East is West

Venue: Summer House
The Moroccan-Dutch writer and journalist, a Beirut39 star, and one of the most acute and thoughtful commentators on migrations and multiculturalism discusses his travels in the Middle East with the editor of Litro.

Duration 45 minutes.
 
Read more about Abdelkader Benali. See a recent interview in Litro.
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Event 614

Patrick Barkham

Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals

Venue: Starlight Stage
A joyful celebration of the extraordinary physical beauty and amusingly diverse character of our 59 species of butterfly.
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Event 617

Owen Sheers talks to Peter Florence

Resistance – The Movie

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
The novelist and screenwriter previews clips from the counterfactual film of the novel launched here two years ago – a thriller set up in the Olchon Valley above Hay during the Nazi occupation of Britain.
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Event HF121

Llwynberried Farm

Farm Visit

Venue: Meet at Box Office for bus
Join local agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson as they explore farms in the local area. Expedition parties meet at 9am at the box office on the day of their excursion, to return at around 1pm. Limited numbers of self-drive tickets are available too, please contact the box office on 01497 822 629 for more information. On the day please wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather.

John and Helen Price open the gates to their farm, which specialises in producing top quality beef from their single suckler herd. The farm produces all its own fodder and feed crops and supplies both local and national retailers. A new enterprise involves the growing of daffodils for the production of a drug, which is used for treatment of Alzheimers. A short walk to see the herd grazing will take place if the weather permits. Beef from the farm will be served in bread rolls at the end of the visit.

With thanks to John and Helen Price of Llwynberried Farm.
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Event HF134

Screenwriting Masterclass

Workshop

Venue: The Hexagon
Fancy stepping into the shoes of Joss Whedon, Andrew Davies or Diablo Cody? Join writer/director James Walker from Young Film Academy as he introduces the basic pillars of screen storytelling and gives participants the chance to create their own blockbusters.

Duration 120 mins.

12+ years

Each young person attending this workshop without an accompanying adult must fill in the Permission Form available for download here. Please send the form in advance to admin@hayfestival.org and bring a copy on the day.
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Event 128

Joan Bakewell, Daisy Goodwin, Michael Morpurgo

King James Authorised Version 3

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
In this third Good Read session on the Bible the writers enjoy The Song of Solomon, Job and Ecclesiastes.
 
More by and about today's authors: Joan Bakewell, Daisy Goodwin, Michael Morpurgo
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Event 129

David Baddiel talks to David Aaronovitch

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
The comedian and writer whose credits include the fundamentalism satire movie The Infidel discusses his new novel The Death Of Eli Gold.
 
The Death of Eli Gold - David Baddiel
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Event 130

Matthew Rice and Emma Bridgewater talk to Tristram Hunt

The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
A fanfare for one of the great cities of the world’s first industrial revolution, from its C18th zenith with Wedgwood and Spode to the post-war dereliction.
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Event 131

Zaiba Malik talks to Jo Glanville

We Are A Muslim Please

Venue: Summer House
The award-winning investigative journalist analyses her British and Muslim identities, growing up in Bradford in the 70s and 80s and working undercover and in extreme circumstances in Bangladesh and in the heart of her family.
(Also see event 118)
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Event HF135

Easy Peasy Cookery School

Workshop

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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Event HF28

Jasper Fforde

The Last Dragon Slayer

Venue: Starlight Stage
The creator of Thursday Next and Shades of Grey introduces the first in a new trilogy fizzing with energy and dry-humour.
 
10+ years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
One of our Thursdays is Missing - Jasper Fforde
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Event HF27

Kipper & Friends

Venue: Oxfam Stage
Come and meet your favourite little dog Kipper, created by Mick Inkpen. Hear all about his friends, including Wibbly Pig, and join in as wonderful storyteller Liz Fost leads us in stories and songs. A party not to be missed. 
 
3+ years & families
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Event 132

AA Gill talks to John Mitchinson

AA Gill is Further Away

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
Travels and food and stories with the iconoclastic journalist.
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Event 133

Orlando Figes talks to Oliver Bullough

Crimea

Venue: Oxfam Stage
A magisterial account of the terrible C19th war of land and religion that gave us The Charge of the Light Brigade, Sebastopol and Florence Nightingale as it pitted Imperial Russia against Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire.
 
More about Orlando Figes
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Event 134

Mark Watson and Catherine O'Flynn talk to Stephanie Merritt

Fictions: The Comedians

Venue: Elmley Foundation Theatre
Watson’s Eleven is a tale of love and loss, Scrabble and six degrees of separation. O’Flynn’s Birmingham-set The News Where You Are spins around intimate absences and banal news presences.
 
 
Eleven - Mark Watson
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Event 135

The Book Show at Hay – Filming

Venue: Sky Arts Studio
Sky Arts returns with its acclaimed series of The Book Show. Join Mariella Frostrup for an exclusive recording, interviewing the biggest and best names at the festival.

Watch The Book Show at Hay on Sky Arts 1 HD at 7pm on Tuesday 31 May
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Event 136

Dai Smith talks to Guto Harri

In The Frame

Venue: Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage
From Rhondda heroes chasing the American dream to rioters staking a claim in their society this is a powerful alternative history of C20th South Wales, offered from the personal viewpoint of the cultural historian.
 
Read more about Dai Smith
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Event 137

Christopher Morgan Jones and Sergei Kostin talk to Max Easterman

Fictions: What’s Secret Now?

Venue: Summer House
Former intelligence operative Morgan Jones yarns an intrigue of contemporary Russia in An Agent of Deceit. Kostin is Russia’s leading espionage expert and spy novelist, whose latest book is published as Death of the White Mouse.
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Event T42

Rising Stars

How To Write Great Stories

Venue: Scribblers Hut
Focus on the flow of text, words and fictions with the pros.

hf2 for teens
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Event HF30

Caryl Hart

Supermarket Zoo

Venue: The Hexagon
We all know supermarkets can be pretty boring, but what if instead of groceries, you could pop penguins and chameleons in your trolley? Join us for a shopping trip like no other, packed with imagination.
 
 Duration 40 mins.
 
 3–5 years Knapsacks & Ginger Beer
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Event HF136

Easy Peasy Cookery School

Workshop

Venue: Mess Tent
Join us in making freshly baked herby flowerpot bread.

Duration 60 mins. 

5–9 years. Children must be accompanied.
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Event HF29

The Etherington Brothers

Monkey Nuts

Venue: Starlight Stage
This dynamic duo (of Dandy fame) introduce us to the world’s only tap-dancing, banana-loving, rust-fighting, coconut-talking, crime-busting organisation! Join in for high fives galore and some awesome comic jamming. Bring a pad and pencil!
 
7+ years Rib Ticklers
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Event 138

Michael Wood

The Story of England

Venue: Barclays Wealth Pavilion
Fifteen hundred years of English history told through the archaeology, records and DNA of the village of Kibworth in Leicestershire. Spellbinding.
 
Read more about The Story of England
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