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IN THE WOLF'S MOUTH
Event 17 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna
Considered one of the best young British writers of the decade, Adam Foulds has received a great number of awards in record time (Finalist Booker Prize, Prize of the European Union ....), with four novels translated into several languages. His latest novel, In the Wolf's Mouth masterfully describes the individual battles that changed Europe’s direction in the Second World War. A book acclaimed by critics and audiences worldwide.
Event 18 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular
Europe has been thrown into uncertainty by the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU. Peter Florence, director and founder of Hay Festival, teases out some of the reasons behind the UK’s decision and discusses them with Fernando Fernández Méndez de Andes, an expert in macroeconomy, regulation and international finance. A passionate economist he highlights the importance of the links between social and economic development, seeing the economy as being at the service of freedom and human progress.
Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish.
Event 19 • • Venue: Casa de la Moneda
As part of the city’s Segovia Educates program, artist Carlos Albert works on a piece of forged iron, revealing in the process the secrets of working in metal.
The workshop is open to all, but is aimed principally at people with a basic knowledge of sculpture.
Event in Spanish.
Event 20 • • Venue: La Alhóndiga
Over the course of this tour, four visual arts exhibitions will be opened. It starts at La Alhóndiga, visiting the Per Barclay photography exhibition, commissioned by Oliva Arauna. This show will include an interactive light and sound installation that brings the spectator into the work. This is a guided tour in the presence of the exhibition’s commissioner Oliva Arauna.
We continue toward the Esteban Vicente museum, where we find the Taller de los sueños. Fabricando los deseos de… (The workshop of dreams. Building the desires of…).
After that, we visit an exhibition in the Quintanar Palace about the IV centenary commemorations of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, called Miguel EN Cervantes.
The tour finishes at La Huerta de Félix Ortiz, and the exhibition Esculturas en libertad (Sculptures at liberty), by Carlos Albert.
Event 21 • • Venue: Capilla Museo Esteban Vicente
This exhibition is the final result of the ambitious El taller de los sueños (The workshop of dreams) an initiative celebrating the creativity and design of Spaniards using wood.
A global project bringing together four renowned designers who have accepted the challenge of interpreting the dream of a creator or inspirer, each from a different cultural camp, with the aim of giving form as they see fit. The result are four beautiful and innovative objects made out of American hardwoods.
Juan Mari and Elena Arzak, well-known Spanish chefs, along with designer and architect Izaskun Chinchilla have created the first tandem, in the second, RCT Architects have interpreted the desire of writer Javier Cercas; Juan Luis Arsuaga, a paleontologist, has worked with designed Jacob Benbunan; and architect Benedetta Tagliabue, has given form to the desires of another architect, Martha Thorne, director of the Pritzker Prizes.
The guided visit includes the presence of some of the participants in the project www.eltallerdelossuenos.info @ahec_europe #workshopofdreams.
Shakespeare and Cervantes
Event 22 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna
Poet, playwright and novelist, Deborah Levy is one of the stars of contemporary British fiction. Her work has been adapted for the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company and recently she has collaborated in the anthology "Lunatics, lovers and poets. Twelve stories inspired by Shakespeare and Cervantes" published to mark the fourth centenary of the deaths of these two great figures of world literature. Her talk with a student audience will centre on the themes in her works inspired by Cervantes and Shakespeare. Talks to Peter Florence, director of Hay Festivals.
TALKING POINTS: THE NEW VOICES IN SPANISH NARRATIVE
Event 23 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Refectorio
A new generation and a new focus is emerging in Spanish literature. Rubén Martín Giráldez, Marina Sanmartín, Juan Gómez Bárcena and Matías Candeira represent a new batch of authors who will explain how they connect with readers, celebrating language and exploring new avenues. With Marta del Riego, Inés Martín Rodrigo and Jesús García Calero.
OPENING. GUIDED TOUR
Event 24 • • Venue: Palacio Quintanar
Guided tour of the exhibition with David Rubín and Miguelanxo Prado.
Miguel EN Cervantes aims to bring Miguel de Cervantes to contemporary readers over the course of the year celebrating the fourth centenary of his death through one of his shorter pieces, El retablo de las maravillas (The marvellous puppet show), a work in which the author looks at fiction and reality and the challenge of autobiography.
The project, commissioned by the i con i team, uses a language that has been passed down through time: illustration. Two of Spain’s most outstanding illustrators, David Rubín and Miguelanxo Prado have been tasked, through different graphic and narrative languages, to create a powerful dialogue between the comic and the illustration and between Cervantes’ El retablo de las maravillas and the most passionate scenes from the life of the author.
Event 25 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna
Despite being English, Michael Robinson, aside from being Spain’s most brilliant sports commentator, is also the best speaker of Spanish. A star of Canal + since it was launched, he heads the most surprising reportage program on Spanish television, Informe Robinson (Robinson report), as well as being presenter of El día después (The day after). Before all this he played for Premier League sides such as Manchester City and Liverpool, winning the European Cup with the latter. His passion for Spain dates back to the day he accepted an offer to play for Osasuna, but he couldn't find it on the map: nobody had told him it was the home side of Pamplona. He never returned to England. He talks to writer and journalist Jesús Ruiz Mantilla.
Event in Spanish
WRITERS WITH NO SELL-BY DATE
Event 26 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular
Is it worth continuing to write after one reaches the age of 65? This round table looks at writers approaching retirement age. Their experience and creative abilities are now at their height, reflected in their contribution to the collective. Nevertheless, labour law doesn't recognize this situation. Moderated by Pedro de Andrés (CEDRO), taking part will be Manuel Rico of the Spanish Collegiate Association of Writers, novelist Paula Izquierdo, Ramón Alba of the Polifemo bookshop and publisher, and Stephan Fuetterer (Best Relations and a member of DIRCOM.
Event in Spanish.
Event 27 • • Venue: La Huerta de Félix Ortiz
Carlos Albert comes to the Hay Festival to present his work. Despite his youth, the work of this Madrid-born sculptor is already known internationally. His work has a personal stamp, mixing traditional elements such as wrought iron and Corten steel, with the air as a support, allowing him to carry out imaginary outlines, what he calls “drawing in the air”: creating the part of the work that is unseen, the fullness of the visible and the invisible of the suggested make up and balance his work. One of Albert’s pieces will be on display for the duration of the Hay Festival Segovia in front of the city’s Roman aqueduct.
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN CULTURE
Event 28 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular
A. Sethumadhavan, known widely as Sethu, is an Indian novelist who writes in Malayalam, the main language of Kerala state, and is the author of more than 35 books, many of which have been translated into English and other languages. He has won the Sahitya Akademi prize in 2007, previously receiving the Sahitya Akademi in 1982 and 1978. Kiran Nagarkar is an Indian novelist, playwright, film and drama critic and screenwriter, working in English and Marathi, the principal language of Maharashtra state, and best-known for his epic 1997 novel Cuckold, for which he was awarded the 2001 Sahitya Akademi prize in English. Anuradha Roy is an award-winning Indian novelist, journalist and editor and winner of the Savitri Chandra Shobha Memorial Prize, awarded by the Indian History Congress 2015 for her book Cultural Communism in Bengal 1936-1952. These three key contemporary writers from India discuss their work and the place of literature in India today with Peter Florence, the director of the Hay Festivals.
Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.
Event 29 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Refectorio
Brexit in global perspective: how the world sees the UK and Europe´ Professor Michael Cox, Professor of International Relations at LSE in conversation with Adam Austerfield, Director of Global Market Development at LSE Enterprise. This LSE discussion will look at the global ramifications of the Brexit vote, and examine the major events coming up in 2016 and their potential impact on world order. What future for Europe now without the UK a full member? Will prosperity return to Europe with new global partners? Finally, could we really see Donald Trump as President of the United States?
Simultaneous translation from English into Spanish.
Event 30 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna
Javier del Pino, presenter of Spain’s most popular weekend radio program, A vivir que son dos días (Live: live is short), broadcast by Cadena SER, discusses journalism and how he sees today’s society with Íñigo Domínguez, a journalist at El País, who has been correspondent for El Correo in Rome, and has also worked in countries like Venezuela, Greece, or the Balkans. Both talk to Aurelio Martín.
Event in English.
LIVING IN FREEDOM, THE LEGACY OF THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION OF 1956
Event 31 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular
This conversation explores the legacy of the Hungarian revolution of 1956 on Europe today. Taking part will be Archduke George of Habsburg, grandson of the last Austro-Hungarian Emperor and ambassador extraordinary of Hungary; Ramón Pérez Maura, joint editor of ABC; and Arpad Von Lazar, professor emeritus of Tufts University’s Fletcher School and a member of the advisory board of IE University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Event in Spanish.
SCULPTURES IN THE WILD
Event 32 • • Venue: La Huerta de Félix Ortiz
Carlos Albert comes to the Hay Festival to present his work. Despite his youth, the work of this Madrid-born sculptor is already known internationally. His work has a personal stamp, mixing traditional elements such as wrought iron and Corten steel, with the air as a support, allowing him to carry out imaginary outlines, what he calls “drawing in the air”: creating the part of the work that is unseen, the fullness of the visible and the invisible of the suggested make up and balance his work.
The opening begins at 18:00h with a chamber concert by the Prosegur Foundation in collaboration with the Albéniz Foundation, played by students of the Reina Sofía Music School.
In the event of rain, the concert will be transferred to the Monastery of Santa María del Parral de Segovia, at the same time.
Event 33 • • Venue: La Cárcel Cinemateca
A young hairdresser with no intellectual pretensions becomes the unexpected lover of a Parisian philosophy teacher assigned for a year to a school in rural France.
Directed by Lucas Belvaux (2014), with Emilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery and Sandra Nkake. Length: 111 minutes.
In French with Spanish subtitles.
THE WORKSHOP OF DREAMS: THE DESIGNER’S PERSPECTIVE
Event 34 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Refectorio
The four architects-designers of The Workshop of Dreams, Benedetta Tagliabue of EMBT, Carme Pigem of RCR Arquitectes, and Izaskun Chinchilla and Leire Garcia representing Saffron Brand Consultants share their experiences after taking part in the project with Michael Snow, Director of the American Hardwood Export Council and Martha Thorne, Director of the Prizker Prizes and Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design.
Event in Spanish.
FROM THE METRO TO THE METROPOLITAN
Event 35 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Aula Magna
In the decade since he was cited by Pavarotti as one of the most promising new talents in opera, Peruvian Juan Diego Flórez has established himself as one of the world’s finest tenors, with more than 50 recordings and a full performing schedule until 2021. Flórez talks to Almudena Bermejo, Director of Espacio Fundación Telefónica and journalist, and music critic Jesús Ruiz Mantilla about his early years (he once busked on the New York Metro) and his new role as an ambassador for Telefónica’s Sinfonía Digital, which works to provide disadvantaged children awith a musical education.
Event in Spanish.
FEVER AT DAWN
Event 36 • • Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real–IE University, Sala Capitular
Renowned Hungarian filmmaker and writer Péter Gárdos presents his novel Fever at Dawn, a major publishing event in 30 countries that tells the deeply moving true story of the letters between his parents. It's one of the great romantic novels of our time. In 1945, Miklos arrives at a refugee camp in Sweden. He has just a few months to live, but he writes to the 117 young Hungarian women who live in another camp, determined to find himself a wife. Gárdos is interviewed by the writer and filmmaker Ángeles González-Sinde.