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Haymakers We love stories. We love big ideas. Let’s celebrate the power of language and the pleasure of debate. Let’s have the conversation about new thinking, about engaging with other people and revelling in dreams for the future. And let’s underpin that aspiration with a deep understanding of where we’re starting from.

SHAKESPEARE 450/400 Over the next three years we will be working with our partners at The British Council to programme and broadcast a series of events at all our festivals around the world exploring Shakespeare’s work and influence with contemporary writers and theatre practitioners from Britain and around the world. The project will run from 2014, the 450th anniversary of his birth, to 2016, the 400th anniversary of his death.

Who are we in 2014? How do we imagine the world through thousands of years of international trade, of alliances and wars, of empires and the common wealth of independence? What do liberty and equality look like here, and what does leadership mean? And in terms that are both profoundly local and spectacularly global: how do we feed our children?

AFRICA39 Eight years ago we ran a project called Bogotá39 in association with Bogotá, UNESCO World Book Capital 2007, to identify and celebrate the 39 most exciting writers under 40 years of age from across the Hispano-American world. This was followed in 2009 by Beirut39, a selection of writers from across the Arabic diaspora in collaboration with Beirut. We are thrilled to be working again with this year’s UNESCO World Book Capital, Port Harcourt in Nigeria, on a new list of 39 writers from Sub-Saharan Africa. Bloomsbury are again publishing the anthology. We welcome two of the stars of this year’s selection to Hay on the second weekend – Dinaw Mengestu and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

We’ll examine what progress and innovation may do to make life better; and map how the geopolitics plays out and the international borders shift; we’ll tell intimate stories of love and death, and celebrate the storytellers, from Homer and Shakespeare to the fabulous library of contemporary writers from around the world who are coming to share their work with us in Hay. And at night we’ll dance and sing to the musicians’ tunes, and laugh fit to bust at the comedians’ play. There will be cakes and ale. We look forward to seeing you soon. Welcome to Hay.

THE HAY LEVELS Look out for our A-Level films with some of Britain’s most brilliant teachers. We are deeply grateful to all our teacher friends and our University partners for their help with this, and to Tata for their funding. OXCRIMES We have been working with Oxfam for many years now at Hay and have produced two best-selling anthologies of short work by our writer heroes and friends – OxTales and OxTravels. We are honoured and delighted to be launching the new collection of crime writing at the festival featuring 27 stories by some of the finest and darkest minds in the genre. All this work is generously donated by the writers and brilliantly published by Mark Ellingham at Profile.

CONTENTS Events Peter Florence

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@hayfestival KEY LOCATIONS Most venues are on the Festival Site on Brecon Road, and are no more than 2 minutes’ walk from each other. St Mary’s Church is behind the Swan Hotel. There are pedicabs and a shuttle bus running between the site and the town throughout the day. It’s a ten-minute walk.


HAY FEVER EVENTS Events for children & families are included in the main listings – look out for the teapot symbol. Please see the Hay Fever pages 78-81 for more info on the Hay Fever venues.

DURATION Most ‘talk’ events on site last between 50 and 65 minutes and are followed by book signings. Concerts and comedy shows last 70–90 minutes.


PUNCTUALITY We try to start all events on time. Doors will open between 5 and 15 minutes before the start time. If you are queuing please talk to the people standing next to you.

VENUE CHANGES It is sometimes necessary to switch venues. We don’t unless we really need to. Please consult the screens at the festival entrance when you arrive and in each of the venues on the pre-show roll for updated news.


CERTIFICATION We don’t impose age restrictions, although a standard watershed of 9pm for anyone of primary school age is advised. Many comedy performances may not be suitable for anyone easily offended.

CHARITY PARTNERS We work with a number of local and global charity partners: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Brecon Samaritans, Concern Universal, PEN International, Hay Humanitarian Aid, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxfam, Oxfam Syria Crisis Appeal, Medical Aid For Palestinians, Sri Lanka Rebuild, The North Weir Trust, Wales Air Ambulance and Hay2Timbuktu. We also raise money for local schools and libraries. There are occasionally collections after certain sessions.

PHOTOGRAPHS The photographs in the brochure were taken in previous years at Hay by Finn Beales, Marsha Arnold, Jeff Morgan and Michaela Rogers. All details are correct at time of going to press.







The festival opens with the Schools Programme (Thursday 22 May & Friday 23 May) – two days of free events attended by five thousand children from a hundred schools. The Primary Schools day features James Carter, Sarah Lean, Rob Eastaway, Into Film, Henry Winkler, Peter Worley and Thomas Williams. Performers at the Secondary Schools day include Lucy Christopher, Robert Rigby, Peter Worley, Into Film, Steven Camden, Phil Earle, Henry Winkler, James Holland, Mark Brake & Jon Chase and Karen Foxlee. The Schools Programme events are not listed here, but to find out more please visit


Helen Browning, Eric Morgan and Kevin Thomas Field Labs: A Grassroots Research Revolution Agricultural research has for decades been driven by large multinational companies. The Soil Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme puts farmers in the driving seat. SA Director Helen Browning explains the thinking behind it and introduces a local Field Lab, where local Brecon farmers Kate and Kevin Thomas are teaming up with Bristol University researcher Eric Morgan to solve a knotty problem.


Patrick Dyke talks to Andy Fryers Dioxin for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

11.15am [1] 11.15AM–6.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £15

Hay on Earth 2014 Forum Food and Farming Futures Hay on Earth is our ongoing sustainability project. It is part of a programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impacts, both here in rural Hay and as we stage more festivals internationally. The project has now been running for eight years. Please join us. Full day ticket allows entry to all 5 sessions, events 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. [2] 11.15AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £4

Timothy Walker Plant Conservation: Why it Matters Just how critical is plant conservation to our long-term survival? Plants under threat of extinction could be tomorrow’s fuels, foods or health cures. The Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden explains what we can all do to prevent this loss. Chaired by The Telegraph’s Geoff Lean.


Guy Smith and Philip Lymbery Does Farming, a Primary Industry, Require Factories? With ever-pressing demands on our farmers to produce more good quality food at reasonable prices, is more factory farming the answer? The Vice-President of the NFU and the author of Farmaggedon debate with rural affairs commentator Rob Yorke.


Environmental consultant Patrick Dyke has been working on environmental issues for more than twenty years, and dioxin has been a recurring theme. One of the most toxic pollutants known to man, dioxin touches almost every aspect of life and human activity and is found everywhere in the world. The process of understanding and addressing dioxin gives insights that should help us deal with problems from food production to geo-engineering. Chaired by the festival’s Sustainability Director.

5.30pm [6] 5.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £4

Tim Benton and Christine Tacon Food Security and Self-Sufficiency What is food security and how self-sufficient should we aim to be? How does our diet influence supermarkets and farmers? The UK Champion for Global Food Security and the Groceries Code Adjudicator talk to Rob Yorke.


Battle of the Bands Up and coming local bands and solo artists battle it out to be crowned Best Band. An evening of live, original music where you and the judges get to decide who is worthy of the crown. Hosted by BBC Radio Wales’ Bethan Elfyn.


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Philip Lymbery

The Hay Library Lecture

Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat

This year’s lecture is given by the poet, children’s writer and campaigner for literature, whose works include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and most recently Alphabetical – How Every Letter Tells a Story. In association with The Reading Agency * Free to library card holders on the day

The chief executive of Compassion in World Farming uncovers the trend towards global mega-farming that he says is threatening our countryside, farms and food. The horsemeat scandal demonstrates that we no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain. Chaired by Rosie Boycott.


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Helena Attlee

David Pountney and Mona Siddiqui

The Land Where Lemons Grow

How Do You Communicate the Divine?

The gardening historian and travel writer embarks on extraordinary journeys through Italy, exploring the curious past and present of citrus fruit, uncovering the origins of the Mafia among Sicily’s lemon groves and meeting Orthodox Jewish citron merchants in Calabria.

On the eve of the opening night of Schoenberg’s masterpiece Moses und Aron in Cardiff, WNO Artistic Director David Pountney develops a discussion with the religious commentator Mona Siddiqui about the opera’s central theme – the inadequacy of language when communicating the absolutely spiritual. Find out more at Part of the One World Many Faiths series of events on faith and culture presented by Welsh National Opera and the Maimonides Interfaith Foundation

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Jonathan Boff Sleepwalking to War? Britain in 1914 and 1939 Did Britain stumble blindly into two world wars? The war historian compares preparations for both conflicts and argues that the lessons learned from the First were crucial to survival in the Second. In association with The University of Birmingham [10] 2.15PM–4.15PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE – DROP IN

Live Greener: The Difference Education Makes An open workshop to challenge and engage. Hosted by the Welsh university achieving the greatest levels of student engagement and energy reduction as part of the NUS Wales Live Greener programme 2014. Winning university to be announced on 7 May.

3.45pm [11] 3.45PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6.50

Alison Weir Elizabeth of York The eldest daughter of Edward IV would have ruled England but for the fact that she was a woman. At seventeen she was relegated from pampered princess to bastard fugitive, but the probable murders of her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, left Elizabeth heiress to the royal House of York, and in 1486 Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor, married her, thus uniting the red and white roses of Lancaster and York. Chaired by Peter Florence.


Michael Rosen

5pm [14] 5PM TATA TENT £10

Mary Berry Recipe for Life The Great British Bake Off star introduces her delicious home-cooking recipe trove Mary Berry Cooks and discusses her autobiography Recipe for Life in conversation with Sarah Crompton. Sponsored by Welsh Venison Centre [15] 5PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7.50

Johnny Vegas Becoming Johnny Vegas How did an eleven-year-old Catholic trainee priest from St Helens grow up to become the North West of England’s answer to Lenny Bruce? From Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Vegas has become one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors. [16] 5PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Noreena Hertz Cambridge University Series 1 How to Make Smart Decisions By weaving together cutting-edge research with real-world examples from Hollywood to Harry Potter, NASA to World War II spies, Hertz examines the themes of her book Eyes Wide Open and asks why should you be wary of experts? Are emails destroying your ability to think? How do you know which sources of information are credible? Whose advice should you trust? In association with Cambridge University





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Toby Wilkinson

Alan Watson

The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt’s Past and Present

The Science of the Singing Voice

The award-winning Egyptologist tells a story of ancient gods, pharaohs, emperors, adventurers, archaeologists and historians whose fates were all entwined with the river. Chaired by Paul Greatbatch. Sponsored by Richard Booth’s Bookshop [18] 5PM THE CUBE FREE BUT TICKETED

Nick Dearden and Kathryn Llewellyn International Development: The Case for, in a Time of Austerity With an ever-tightening public purse, how do we prioritise international development aid? The Director of the World Development Movement and the new CEO of Concern Universal talk to Andy Fryers.

6.15pm [19] 6.15PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £10

Brian May and Denis Pellerin Diableries: 3D Stereoscopy The astrophysicist, Queen guitarist and songwriter presents the astonishing results of his collaboration with Denis Pellerin and Paula Fleming in a sensational 3D screening of the C19th French visionary dioramas depicting life in a strange parallel universe called Enfer – Hell. 3D glasses will be provided [20] 6.15PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6.50

Antonio Carluccio Pasta The Italian chef celebrates his love of the great kitchen staple, with an exquisite understanding of food history and culture. He offers recipes and tips for the simplest home supper and the most sophisticated feast. He talks to Helena Attlee – see also event 8. Sponsored by Hay Deli [21] 6.15PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £5.50

Barbara Erskine The Darkest Hour The best-selling novelist launches her compelling thriller – an art historian investigates the secrets of her life that are entwined with a passionate Battle of Britain romance.



How does the larynx produce sound? How does it control the pitch of the voice? And how are the throat and mouth manipulated to alter vocal register and quality? The wonders of the human voice – from the lost sound of the castrato voice and the ethereal tones of Mongolian throat singers to Bryn Terfel shaking the rafters of St David’s Hall. With sound recordings, video clips, animations and images. In association with Cardiff University [23] 6.15PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE BUT TICKETED

Juan José Ibarretxe How To Change a Country: An Exclusive Hay Masterclass by the Basque President The Basque Country in the early 1980s was a nation beset by conflict, its economy in ruins. Three decades later and it’s a nation at peace and second only to Luxembourg in Europe’s prosperity stakes. And all this with an equality index on a par with Scandinavia. Come and hear how they did it from the man who led the country from the opening of the Guggenheim to the eve of ETA’s lasting ceasefire. What are the lessons for other countries? You may be surprised… Chaired by Adam Price. In association with NESTA

7.45pm [24] 7.45PM TATA TENT £25.50

Al Murray A unique opportunity to spend an evening with the phenomenal comedian.

Part 1: Watching War Films With My Dad In the first part of the evening Al discusses his passion for history with James Holland. Growing up in the 1970s, Al, with the help of his dad, became fascinated with the history of World War Two. They didn’t go to football; they went to battlefields. Because like so many of his generation whose childhood was all about Airfix, Action Man and Where Eagles Dare, he grew up in the cultural wake of the Second World War…

Part 2: The Pub Landlord – The Only Way Is Epic After the interval Al brings his legendary stand-up character to Hay. Britain’s most irrepressible inn-keeper will be serving up his premier brew of ale-inspired acumen and bar-room buffoonery to open the festival. Sponsored by GL Events Snowdens

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7.45pm [25] 7.45PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

How do we identify the true scientific experts? And how do we avoid false scientific’controversies’ like the MMR debacle and Climategate? The two Cardiff University professors draw on work from Collins’ provocative new book. In association with Cardiff University



Harry Collins and Mark Hannam Are We All Scientific Experts Now?


Roy Bailey, Billy Bragg and friends A Concert for Tony Benn: The Writing on the Wall A tribute to the politician, diarist and orator recreates one of his great Hay evenings with a rallying anthology of great songs and speeches of dissent and protest. Please bring a book to be donated to the library of Parc Prison in Bridgend.

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The Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Award

The Migratory Fish of the River Wye

Penguin Underground Lines The winner of the international award for best-translated fiction, announced in London on Thursday 22 May, will discuss their novel with the jury chair Boyd Tonkin.

Stephen Marsh-Smith World Fish Migration Day 2014 is a one-day global initiative to create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. The talk may be followed by a trip to the rivers Lugg and Arrow to see some of the 33 fish passes that are allowing salmon to recolonise this important Wye tributary. See also page 97.


Justin Albert


Heritage and Climate Change

Chris Bryant talks to Jesse Norman

The old adage of ‘conservation not preservation’ is an oft-heard mantra, but how are heritage managers dealing with the big issues of climate change? From insulating historic houses to being self-sufficient in energy production and managing historic landscapes under attack from increasing temperatures and new devastating pests and diseases, the Director of National Trust Wales discusses with The Telegraph’s Geoff Lean. In association with National Trust – Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol

Parliament, The Biography: Ancestral Voices

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Richard Preston, Mark Skipworth and Benedict Brogan

The Rhondda MP discusses his wonderful, wry view of the history of parliament from the C13th to 1801. Bracing for anyone who ever thought that modern MPs were more corrupt or worse behaved than their predecessors. [30] 10AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Adam Nicolson talks to Paul Cartledge The Mighty Dead Where does Homer come from? And why does Homer matter? His epic poems of war and suffering can still speak to us of the role of destiny in life, of cruelty, of humanity and its frailty; but why they do is a mystery. How can we be so intimate with something so distant? The author ‘travels in the realms of gold’ with the Leventis Professor of Greek Culture.

What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago The first of a daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago taken from the paper’s unique archive (republished each morning at ww1archive). In early summer 1914, the concerns of British readers were Home Rule for Ireland, the campaign of the Suffragettes, the exciting new worlds of motoring and aviation, the season’s new fashions and Jack Hobbs’s batting. The Great War was only weeks away – here, in fascinating detail, is the world the troops left behind.

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Edward St Aubyn talks to William Sieghart Fictions – Lost for Words A fabulous comedy from the bestselling author of the Patrick Melrose novels, who presents a wickedly entertaining insight into a sniping world of literature, celebrity culture and ambition, explored through the judges and contenders of the Elysian Prize for Literature. Sponsored by Hay & District Chamber of Commerce [HF2] 10AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

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Cressida Cowell How To Train Your Dragon Join the bestselling author and illustrator of the wildly popular series, How To Train Your Dragon, as she talks to Peter Florence. With the second DreamWorks movie out this summer, get the scoop on how Hiccup became a ‘hottie’ and be the first to hear about The Incomplete Book of Dragons, a beautifully illustrated guide to the dragon world Cressida has created. Unmissable! 8+ years


Robert Rigby The Eagle Trail This new book from the co-writer with Andy McNab of SAS series Boy Soldier is a compelling action adventure story of bravery, betrayal and first love during wartime. 10+ years

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Emma Healey and Tiffany Murray

Ian Goldin

Fictions – Memory

Is the Planet Full?

Two novels explore the disturbance of the past. Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing is both a detective story and a haunting depiction of dementia. The characters in Murray’s Sugar Hall probe the secret history of a Forest of Dean mansion. Chaired by Sameer Rahim. In association with The British Council

Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world’s population by the middle of this century? The Oxford Professor of Globalization and Development examines the intended and unintended consequences of population and economic growth.

[HF3] 10AM THE CUBE £5

Kipper’s Birthday Fans of the loveable little puppy are in for a treat as he celebrates his birthday. Come along for games, activities and fun with professional storyteller Liz Fost and, of course, Kipper himself. 3+ years


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Nick Harkaway and Zia Haider Rahman Fictions – Interesting Times Harkaway’s Tigerman and Haider Rahman’s In The Light of What We Know are superb novels of huge scale and imagination that range across the turbulent contemporary world, exploring loyalties, friendship and redemption. They discuss their stories with Olivia Cole. [HF5] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

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Guy Parker-Rees

Peter Snow

Giraffes Can’t Dance

When Britain Burned The White House

It’s the 15th anniversary of the worldwide picture book classic. To celebrate, the illustrator will be storytelling and giving behind-the-scenes peeks into his sketchbook. 5+ years

In August 1814 the United States’ army is defeated in battle by an invading force just outside Washington DC. The US president and his wife have just enough time to pack their belongings and escape from the White House before the enemy enters. The invaders tuck into the dinner they find still sitting on the dining-room table and then set fire to the place.


Barbara Cassin and Michael Wood


Dictionary of Untranslatables

Jerry Brotton

The editor and one of the translators of this encyclopedic philosophical lexicon examine some of the philosophical, literary and political terms and concepts that defy easy – or any – translation from one language and culture to another. They talk to Daniel Hahn, the national programme director of the British Centre for Literary Translation.

Shakespeare 450 – ‘Was Mohammed inspiréd with a dove?’ In this first of our sessions celebrating the 450th birthday of the playwright, the Renaissance scholar explores Shakespeare’s relationship with the Islamic world in the history plays and in his tragedies. [HF4] 11.30AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Henry Winkler The My Way! Tour Famous as ‘the Fonz’ in Happy Days, Henry Winkler overcame dyslexia to act, write and direct. The author of the Hank Zipzer series is on a mission to inspire children and show them how everyone can succeed in their own way. 8+ years In association with First News, the children’s newspaper



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Holly Goldberg Sloan Counting by 7s Fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will enjoy this heartfelt story of human connections in which a 12-year-old child, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, finds it comforting to count by 7s. Join bestselling Holly Goldberg Sloan, over from the USA, as she discusses the themes and inspiration behind this highly acclaimed book. 9+ years









Social Enterprise Series

The Tale of King Harald

Building Resilience

The Last Viking Adventure

See page 83.

Thomas Williams, Project Curator for the Vikings exhibition at the British Museum, shares the excitement of one of the great Viking tales and answers your questions about Viking life and legend. 8+ years

1pm [39] 1PM TATA TENT £9

Richard Dawkins talks to Joan Bakewell An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist An intimate and personal decoding of the nature and nurture of the famous and infamous geneticist, author of The Selfish Gene, Unweaving the Rainbow, The God Delusion and The Blind Watchmaker. [40] 1PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6.50

Matthew d’Ancona and guests In It Together Two days after the European elections and a year from the next UK General Election, the journalist gives us the skinny on the state of the coalition government. Will Boris get a seat? Will Dave’s set club together with Nigel? Will Nick be Deputy PM forever? [41] 1PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6.50

Robert Mair Cambridge University Series 2 What’s Going On Underground: Tunnelling into the Future for our Cities The world authority on civil and environmental engineering examines the most challenging aspects of underground work faced by the world’s most ambitious construction projects. In association with Cambridge University [HF7] 1PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments An interview with the creator of the hit YA series The Mortal Instruments in the lead-up to publication of the hotly anticipated sixth and final instalment, City of Heavenly Fire. The first book in the series, City of Bones, was adapted for film last year. 12+ years (YA)


Cynan Jones talks to Tiffany Murray The Dig The author reads from and discusses his searing short novel, weaving the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a disconsolate farmer. The story unfolds in a stark rural setting where man, animal, land and weather are at loggerheads. [HF9] 1PM THE CUBE £5

Polarbear Come and play with rhyme. Steven Camden (aka spoken word artist Polarbear) leads a fun and informal session sharing his fascination with rap and rhyming words meant to be spoken out loud. Get some rhyming tips and have a go yourself. 11+ years [44] 1PM–1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Grub: A Food Business for the Future See page 83.

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Tony Fadell talks to Stephen Fry The Podfather The founder of Nest and creator of Apple’s iconic iPod talks with the writer, actor and renowned technophile about the future of technology, design, unloved devices and staying comfortable. [46] 2.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Tristram Hunt Ten Cities That Made an Empire

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Edmund White talks to Damian Barr Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris The American novelist tells the tales of his fifteen years in France, where he wrote lives of Genet, Rimbaud and Proust and met le tout Paris – from Yves St Laurent and Catherine Deneuve to Michel Foucault.


Citing Boston, Bridgetown, Dublin, Cape Town, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Bombay, Melbourne, New Delhi and Liverpool, the historian charts the processes of exchange and adaptation that shaped the colonial experience and, in turn, transformed the culture, economy and identity of the British Isles.

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Cherie Booth and Hilary Heilbron

Ted Dewan

Rose Heilbron

It’s a Bing Thing

The daughter of the celebrated and glass-Bar-breaking QC and judge discusses her mother’s career and legacy, detailed in her biography Rose Heilbron, Legal Pioneer of the 20th Century – Inspiring Advocate who became England’s First Woman Judge.

Stop tearing your hair out and, instead, thrive in the tumultuous space between parents and toddlers; and when things go wrong, it’s no big thing, it’s a Bing Thing. Coming to TV soon. 3–5 years


Heather Widdows Perfect Me! The Professor of Global Ethics explores the idea of perfection as exhibited in contemporary ideals of beauty. She questions the ways the aspiration can be read: as an individual’s aspiration to perfect themselves (‘I want to be perfect’), as assertion of what being perfect is (‘this is what I would be if I were perfect’), and as a command which a woman feels she should obey (‘you should be perfect’). In association with The University of Birmingham

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Jennifer Saunders talks to Francine Stock



Bonkers: My Life in Laughs The writer and actor’s life is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, and touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. Sponsored by Claridges Nursing Homes Limited

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Joseph O’Connor and Maggie Shipstead


Fictions – Performers

Charles Moore talks to Damian Barr

O’Connor’s The Thrill Of It All charts twenty-five years of friendship and music for the members of the band The Ships in the Night. Shipstead’s Astonish Me is the story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star to defect in 1975. It’s a fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. They read and talk to the actress and writer Lisa Dwan. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series

Margaret Thatcher


Normandy ‘44

Lauren Child

The historian looks at both D-Day itself and the wider 77-day campaign and challenges some of the many myths that have arisen. In this 70th anniversary year, he will draw on the perspectives and experiences of those who were there, as well as the latest academic thinking and his practical knowledge of the battlefield and the equipment used.

Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort Lauren Child is the brilliant talent behind the much-loved characters Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. In an illustrated talk, she shares her thoughts about how your worries as a child can inspire your stories, the reason she finds sibling relationships so fascinating, and why watching too much TV isn’t always such a bad thing. 8+ years [50] 2.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

Sonia Montecino Rapa Nui – Easter Island The Chilean anthropologist introduces the colonial history and culture of the Polynesian island, and the islanders’ relationship with food, language and the renowned stone sculptures. Supported by the Embassy of Chile

Moore’s first volume covers the Prime Minister’s early life and her political journey to power, drawing on unrestricted access to unpublished material. It is hailed as a masterpiece of biography. He talks with the author of the fabulous, award-winning memoir Maggie and Me. Supported by Mr & Mrs Robin Herbert [53] 4PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

James Holland


Timothy Brook talks to Jerry Brotton Mr Selden’s Map of China The author of Vermeer’s Hat discusses his picaresque adventure to decode an ancient map: a journey through Chinese science and folklore, the globalized spice trade, the tides of international exchange, and the disputes of the South China Sea.







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Abigail Rokison

Craig Calhoun

Shakespeare 450 – Romeo and Juliet, Interpretation and Adaptation

The LSE Lecture What Threatens Capitalism Now?

The eponymous lovers have become synonymous with intense young love, and the image of a young man wooing his love at a balcony is now iconic. The Shakespeare scholar will explore a range of stage productions and adaptations of Romeo and Juliet, aimed specifically at young people. In association with The University of Birmingham

What are the key factors for sustainability and change, for disruption and catastrophe? The Director of the London School of Economics considers the threats, internal and external, to global capitalism. In association with the London School of Economics


The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon Jonny Duddle, creator of the hugely successful The Pirates Next Door is back with a brand new and equally crazy adventure. Noise, laughs and piratical roars coming your way… 5+ years


John Bercow vs Rosie Boycott Tennis Maestros The Speaker of the House, a former Junior competitor and LTA-qualified coach, argues the case for his ranking of the twenty greatest male tennis stars of all time, surface by surface, era by era. Rafa vs Bill Tilden? Perry vs Murray? Federer vs Lacoste? Anyone for an hour of nostalgic fanaticism? [61] 5.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6.50


Paul Cartledge

Kamila Shamsie and Louisa Young

After Thermopylae

Fictions – After The War

The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history’s unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle was sweet vengeance for their defeat at Thermopylae the year before. Cartledge masterfully exposes the Athenian/Spartan rivalry that ‘rewrote the history books’. Sponsored by Richard Booth’s Bookshop

Shamsie’s epic story A God In Every Stone starts in 1914 and carries us across the globe, into the heart of empires fallen and conquered, from Ypres to Peshawar. Young’s The Heroes’ Welcome is a sequel to My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You. For those who fought, those who healed and those left behind, 1919 is a year freighted with perilous beginnings, unavoidable realities and gleams of indestructible hope. The authors talk to Ted Hodgkinson. In association with The British Council

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[HF13] 4PM THE CUBE £5

Fictions – Eyrie

The Rig Much more than a prison drama, The Rig won The Guardian Hot Key Young Writers Prize for new talent Joe Ducie, combining science fiction with nasty wardens and impossible odds of escape. 12+ years (YA)

Tim Winton talks to Alex Clark Tom Keely has lost his bearings and cut himself off. He intends to keep it that way, until one day he runs into some neighbours: a woman from his past and her introverted young boy…The author of Cloud Street, Dirt Music and the memoir Land’s Edge launches a heart-stopping novel written with breathtaking tenderness. It asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.


Social Enterprise Series Can Enterprise Work For You? See page 83.

5.30pm [58] 5.30PM TATA TENT £15

Stephen Fry Shakespeare 450 – Shakespeare and Love


The writer and actor, hailed in the West End and on Broadway for his Malvolio, talks about the Bard and Love. Sponsored by The Folio Society


Steven Camden TAPE Highly-acclaimed spoken word artist Steven Camden, aka Polarbear, will engage, entertain and provoke your creative side in a session built around his debut YA novel, TAPE. 12+ years (YA)

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Salomón Bazbaz Lapidus

Ben Watt talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

El Tajin

Romany and Tom

The Director of the Festival Cumbre Tajin at the spectacular pre-Hispanic Mexican world heritage site in Veracruz explains the culture of the Totonac people, their relationship with Cortez and the Aztecs, the elemental power of the thunder god and the relationship of the people and the sacred city, with its Mesoamerican pyramids and rituals. Supported by the Embassy of Mexico

The Everything But The Girl musician’s beautiful and funny memoir is a personal journey and a portrait of his parents, Romany and Tom. It is a vivid story of the post-war years, of ambition and stardom, family roots and secrets, of life in clubs and in care homes.

[HF15] 5.30PM THE CUBE £4

John McNally Infinity Drake Weird science facts combine with one key question: ‘what would Clarkson do?’ in this highly engaging session introducing sci-fi adventure series Infinity Drake, a debut from scriptwriter John McNally. 10+ years

[68] 7PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Robert Scourfield The Pevsner Buildings of Wales – Powys Detailing all the buildings of significance in the historic counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire, this final volume of the Pevsner Buildings of Wales series details hill forts, ruined castles, medieval churches, manor houses and industrial buildings. The co-author talks to Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales. Sponsored by Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd



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Words and Pictures

Carrie Fisher talks to William Sieghart

Sara Fanelli divides her time between self-generated projects and commercial illustration commissions from clients including the New Yorker, Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She has written and illustrated a number of highly original and acclaimed children’s books, including The Onion’s Great Escape and has twice been the winner of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s illustration award. Lauren Child is one of the most remarkable and original children’s book author/illustrators working today. Creator of Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and most recently her new Ruby Redfort series, she has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been a huge success around the world. Join Sara and Lauren for a thoughtprovoking, informative and engaging conversation about words and pictures. 11+ years

Metaphors Be With You All A conversation about the star’s novels and her film career, from Warren Beatty and Star Wars to her current status as one of the most admired and sought-after screenwriters in Hollywood. Fisher wrote Postcards from the Edge. Scream! [65] 7PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £8

Joan Bakewell and Alan Walker talk to Nicholas Stern The British Academy Platform Our Ageing Population: Benefit or Burden? Is the welfare generation a myth? What can our economy gain from an older workforce, and how can our politicians and policy makers harness the potential in an ageing population? In association with The British Academy [66] 7PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £8

Samuel Clark & Samantha Clark The Rose Gray Tabletalk – Morito The creators of Moro, who trained under Rose at The River Café, demonstrate and discuss their vibrant mezze and tapas food and restaurant with Sarah Crompton. Sponsored by Holdsworth Foods



Lauren Child and Sara Fanelli


Julian Richards The Viking Great Army and the Winter of AD 872–3 Recent discoveries have allowed archaeologists to locate the site, near Torksey in Lincolnshire, where the Viking Great Army wintered in AD 872–3. Come and hear what archaeological fieldwork can tell about the Great Army and their camp. In association with The University of York





@hayfestival 8.30pm [75] 8.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

Alun Davies

Tom Maschler talks to Francine Stock

Sustainably Growing Wales

John Lennon: In His Own Write

The Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources and Food is proposing to increase the focus on green growth as an alternative economic model for Wales. What does this mean in reality? And what will Wales look like in 20 years if this vision is realised, and how does this fit with the wider global economy? In conversation with the Festival’s Sustainability Director Andy Fryers.

On 4 June in New York the legendary Cape publisher will auction the drawings given to him by John Lennon when they were published 50 years ago. He shows the Beatle’s artwork and tells the story of their collaboration.

8.30pm [71] 8.30PM TATA TENT £12

Helena Kennedy, Angharad Davies, Gerry Hassan, Dafydd Elis Thomas – John Bercow presides Should Scotland Be An Independent Country? We debate the question being put to voters north of Hadrian’s Wall on 18 September, with the Speaker of the House of Commons in the chair. Audience participation essential!

9.45pm [76] 9.45PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £8

Robin Ince Stand Up – In and Out of His Mind After dabbling in Darwin and cleaning out Schrodinger’s Cat, the star of The Infinite Monkey Cage now delves into his mind and possibly your mind too. From Freud and Jung to Laing and Milgram, from rats after rewards to insanity cured by ink spots, Robin looks at the last 100 years of psychiatry, psychology and skewiff brain dabblings. [77] 9.45PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Paul Kingsnorth and Mark Rylance The Wake


Suggs That Close One of pop music’s most enduring figures talks about his life, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the Eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade. Along the way he tells us what it’s like to grow up in sixties Soho, go globetrotting with your best mates, make a dead pigeon fly and cause an earthquake in Finsbury Park. He talks to Martin Chilton. Sponsored by Borders Hideaway Holiday Home Park [73] 8.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £8

Hans Rosenfeldt talks to Peter Florence Bron/Broen/The Bridge The creator of the iconic Danish-Swedish television thriller takes time out from writing the third series to discuss Saga, Martin and the long-form drama. [74] 8.30PM OXFAM MOOT £7.50

Katherine Ryan Stand Up – Glam Role Model Ryan’s had a phenomenally successful couple of years, popping up regularly on the telly, from Mock the Week to QI, from 8 Out of 10 Cats to Live at the Apollo. Her new solo show explores the murky world of glamour modelling. ‘Warped wit…striking presence…killer lines…calm confidence.’ The Scotsman

Sponsored by Hay Does Vintage


The actor takes an evening off from filming Wolf Hall to read from Kingsnorth’s extraordinary ‘shadow tongue’ novel. Set in the three years after the Norman invasion of 1066, The Wake tells the story of a fractured band of guerilla fighters who take up arms against the invaders.


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Karen Usher, Eric Thomas and David Willetts


Britain needs more scientists and engineers, but can our universities deliver? Current proposals for a new university in Hereford focus on employability and economic growth via a highly innovative ‘Liberal Sciences’ approach. If you’re a parent, a teacher, an employer or just interested in the future of education, come and jump start your day with this lively discussion. Usher is leading the campaign for the New University, Thomas is Vice Chancellor of Bristol University and Willetts is Minister for Universities. Chaired by Hereford MP Jesse Norman. Sponsored by The Coffee Cart Company Ltd [79] 9AM OXFAM MOOT £5

Ian Goldin The Butterfly Defect The repercussions of local events now cascade over national borders, and the fall-out of financial meltdowns and environmental disasters affects everyone. Goldin analyses how globalization creates systemic risks, and suggests what to do about it. [80] 9AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

ShaoLan Hsueh Chineasy Come and enjoy your first lesson in Mandarin with the teacher who has developed an extraordinary accessible method of learning the Chinese language.


Well-known historian and author of both fiction and non-fiction about war, including the Jack Tanner series of novels and the acclaimed Battle of Britain, James Holland’s books for young people include the Duty Calls novels. He uses wartime artefacts to illustrate a riveting talk about WWII that will enthral children and adults alike. 10+ years [81] 10AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Alan Johnson talks to Sarfraz Manzoor This Boy The former Home Secretary’s marvellous memoir plays out against the background of a vanishing community living in condemned housing. The story moves from post-war austerity in pre-gentrified Notting Hill, through the race riots, school on the Kings Road, Chelsea in the Swinging Sixties, and on to the rockand-roll years, making a record in Denmark Street and becoming a husband and father while still in his teens. [82] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Alexander Monro The Paper Trail This is the story of how paper, a simple Chinese invention, has wrapped itself around our world, with history’s most momentous ideas etched upon its surface. The author discusses An Unexpected History of the World’s Greatest Invention with Liz Thomson. Sponsored by Bartrums Stationery and Fine Pens [83] 10AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £7


Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

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James Holland


The New University


Liz Pichon Tom Gates: A Tiny Bit Lucky This brilliant and bestselling creation is laugh-out-loud funny, from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Tom Gates is back in a brand new must-read adventure. Not to be missed! 9+ years

Helen Fulton Troy in Wales: Commemorating the Past in Medieval Britain In medieval Wales, the Trojan legend became a symbol of Wales’ independent past before its colonisation by the Norman and English kings. This illustrated lecture by one of Britain’s leading medievalists reveals the nationalist agenda behind the Welsh version of the Troy story. In association with The University of York [HF19] 10AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Jonny Duddle Gigantosaurus Bonehead, the dino-kid lookout, raises so many false alarms that when the scary Gigantosaurus really appears, his friends may not believe him… Highenergy fun from the exuberant Jonny Duddle. 4+ years



SUNDAY 25 MAY 10am




Anthony King

Michael Axworthy

The Blunders of Our Governments

Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic

There are a handful of cock-ups that we remember all too well, from the Poll Tax to the Millennium Dome. However, the list is longer than most of us realize and it is growing. King explains why the British political system is quite so prone to appalling mistakes. Chaired by Martin Chilton. [HF20] 10AM THE CUBE FREE BUT TICKETED

It’s Walter Under The Bridge Meet Walter, the friendly blue troll who lives under Whitney Bridge at Whitney-on-Wye, and find out how he came to be living there with a loveable cocker spaniel called Chester. With a special appearance by Walter himself. 5+ years

11.30am [HF21] 11.30AM TATA TENT £7.50

Jacqueline Wilson Paws and Whiskers Hear Jacqueline Wilson talk about this anthology of cat and dog stories. As well as a new story from Jacqueline herself, it includes stories from contemporary authors and treasured classics such as Gobbolino The Witch’s Cat and 101 Dalmatians. There will be no book signing following this event, but pre-signed copies will be available at the festival bookshop. 8+ years [85] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

David Reynolds Cambridge University Series 3 The Great War and the Twentieth Century Re-examining the differing impacts of WWI on Britain, Ireland and the United States, The Long Shadow throws light on the whole of the last century and demonstrates that the First World War is a conflict from which Britain, more than any other nation, is still recovering. In association with Cambridge University [86] 11.30AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Trevor Fishlock Getting To Know The Ladies: The Davies Sisters of Llandinam The story of C20th philanthropists Gwendoline and Margaret Davies of Llandinam, who amassed possibly the world’s greatest private collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and then gave it to the people of Wales.



For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. With Iran’s continuing commitment to a nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, it’s unlikely that the ‘rogue state’ problem is going to go away anytime soon. [88] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £7

Laura Bates talks to Anita Anand Everyday Sexism: The Project That Inspired a Worldwide Movement In 2012 after being sexually harassed on London public transport a young journalist started to collect stories for a piece she was writing on the issue. Astounded by the response she received and the wide range of stories that came pouring in from all over the world, she quickly realised that the situation was far worse than she’d initially thought. Sexism is endemic – socially, politically and economically. And enough is enough. Welcome to the fourth wave of feminism. In association with The Open University in Wales [HF22] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Steve Feasey, Mark Walden and Rohan Gavin Geeks, Gadgets and Science Fiction Geek out with three authors who are all keen gamers, comic book fans and gadget freaks. They have all written books that read like action movies – Mutant City, Earthfall and Knightley & Son respectively. Find out how their favourite geeky things have been a source of inspiration. 10+ years [89] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Ned Beauman and Gong Ji-Young Fictions – Others In Glow Beauman conjures a contemporary conspiracy with global repercussions that converges on one small flat above a dentist’s office in Camberwell. Gong Ji-Young’s Our Happy Time is a redemptive love story from Korea’s rising star novelist – Yujeong is a beautiful, bright and wealthy suicide attempter, Yunsu a convicted murderer on death row. The authors talk to Ted Hodgkinson. In association with The British Council

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[HF23] 11.30AM THE CUBE £4


Josh Cohen

The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha

The Private Life

The true story of a young serviceman on active duty in 1915 who finds and keeps a tortoise. One of our most highly-acclaimed illustrators, Michael is best known for War Boy and War Game and for his extensive work with Michael Morpurgo. Find out why the tale of Ali Pasha was such an inspiration to him. 7+ years

The war over private life spreads inexorably. Some seek to expose, invade and steal it, others to protect, conceal and withhold it. But what if what we call ‘private life’ is the one element in us that we can’t possess? Could it be that we’re so intent on taking hold of the privacy of others or keeping hold of our own only because we’re powerless to do either? Cohen is a psychoanalyst and professor of literature.


[95] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Social Enterprise Series The Anti-Entrepreneur See page 83.

1pm [91] 1PM TATA TENT £9

Mervyn King The British Academy Lecture Crises 1914–2014

Daniel M Davis The Compatibility Gene We each possess a similar set of around 25,000 human genes. Yet a tiny, distinctive cluster of these genes plays a disproportionately large part in how our bodies work. The immunologist argues that these few genes hold the key to who we are as individuals and our relationship to the world: how we combat disease; how our brains are wired; how attractive we are; even how likely we are to reproduce. Chaired by Elizabeth Hunt.

1914 is the subject of many war books published this year. But 1914 also saw the biggest financial crisis in Britain until the events of 2008. The former Governor of the Bank of England will compare 1914, 1931 and 2008 before joining Nick Stern in conversation, followed by an open Q&A. In association with The British Academy




John Eliot Gardiner Music in the Castle of Heaven One of the world’s leading conductors presents his portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque – and occasionally so intemperate? Chaired by Clemency Burton-Hill. [93] 1PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Helen Dunmore talks to Alex Clark Fictions – The Lie Behind Daniel lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heartwrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss.


Michael Foreman

Dinosaur Cove Step into the late Cretaceous period with intrepid dinosaur expert Chris Jarvis from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Examine fossils and find out how palaeontologists interpret their finds. 6+ years

Philippa Semper Who Wants to Live Forever? Mortals, Immortals and the Undead The Medievalist and Fantasy scholar considers our interest in life without death – as vampires, zombies or in other forms, and as it appears in myth, folklore, literary novels and popular culture. What can these stories tell us about the desire for immortality? In association with The University of Birmingham [HF25] 1PM THE CUBE £4.50

Petr Horác˘ek The award-winning Czech illustrator will tell stories and share drawings from his many books including Puffin Peter, Silly Suzy Goose, and A New House for Mouse. 3–5 years [97] 1PM –1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series From Brewer to Plumber to Pagan Memorabilia See page 83.



SUNDAY 25 MAY 2.30pm


[98] 2.30PM TATA TENT £10


Jeremy Paxman

Babette Cole

Great Britain’s Great War

The brilliant Babette Cole will delight parents and children with her pictures and stories while letting you in on the secrets of how she puts a book together. 5+ years

Traditional images reinforce the view that the Great War was a pointless waste of life. So why did the nation fight so willingly and endure suffering for so long? The journalist uses a wealth of first-hand source material to explain how life and identity in Britain were completely transformed by the experience, often for the better. In association with The Open University in Wales [99] 2.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £9

Owen Sheers Singing in Chains: His Sullen Art – The Poetry of Dylan Thomas To celebrate Dylan’s centenary, Owen Sheers explores the evolution of Thomas’s poetic voice, from its early manifestation in his teenage notebooks, to his great mature poems of mortality and nostalgia. What is it about Thomas’s poems that so caught, and continues to catch, the world’s imagination? Why do so many cite classics like Fern Hill and Do Not Go Gentle as their favourite poems? And how did Dylan Thomas, alone at the page, go about composing these hymns of humanity which still, 100 years later, are so imbued with a timeless and universal resonance? Sponsored by Richard Booth’s Bookshop [100] 2.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £8

Hans-Ulrich Obrist Ways of Curating The co-director of the Serpentine Gallery is one of the art world’s most colourful characters, with an encyclopedic knowledge of art practice and history. He offers a riveting and inspiring understanding of the role of the curator in shaping culture. He talks to Hannah Rothschild. [101] 2.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £7

Michael Wolff talks to Dylan Jones


John Tusa, David Lammy, Jesse Norman Politics and the Arts How should culture be valued by politicians? What does it contribute to the GDP and Britain’s sense of identity? Tusa, the former Barbican chief, is the author of Pain in the Arts. Norman, a director of Hay Festival and the Roundhouse, is writing Soul Food – The Conservative Case for the Arts. Lammy was Minister for the Arts in the last Labour government and is a prospective candidate for London Mayor. Chaired by Elizabeth Hunt. [HF27] 2.30PM THE CUBE £5

Mandy Sutcliffe Belle & Boo Enter the charming world of the bob-haired little girl and her adorable bunny friend. Meet their creator Mandy Sutcliffe and join in the stories and games. Decorate your own bunny ears! 3–5 years

4pm [104] 4PM TATA TENT £9

Joan Bakewell The Eric Hobsbawm Lecture Why History Matters The writer and broadcaster who succeeded Hobsbawm as President of Birkbeck gives the inaugural lecture in his name, in this year of resonant anniversaries. Chaired by Oscar Guardiola Rivera.



The Vanity Fair journalist and biographer of Rupert Murdoch discusses and updates his classic work The Man Who Owns The News. In association with GQ

The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets

[102] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Carlos Acosta talks to Sarah Crompton Pig’s Foot The Cuban dancer introduces his novel: as Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig’s-foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country’s hidden history becomes entangled with his search for the truth about himself.



Simon Singh The writers of The Simpsons are so fascinated by mathematics that they have drip-fed morsels of number theory into the series over the last twenty-five years. The author of The Codebook and Fermat’s Last Theorem uses specific episodes to explain concepts ranging from π and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers. Sponsored by Hay-on-Wye Markets Ltd

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[HF29] 4PM THE CUBE £5

Angie Sage

The Last Word

Araminta Spook

The novelist and film-maker discusses his new novel The Last Word, a wickedly funny and incisive take on literary celebrity and the nature of the artist; and his latest film Le Weekend, his fourth collaboration with director Roger Michell. ‘The films were mostly concerned with a subject we believed was neglected in the cinema, the lives and passions of older people, whose anxieties and desires, we found, were as intense, if not more significant, than those of the young.’

Araminta Spook lives in a huge haunted house with her Uncle Drac and Aunt Tabitha, and her greatest ambition is to meet a ghost. Join author Angie Sage for a spooky adventure. 7+ years


John Browne The Glass Closet The former BP boss, now chairman of Cuadrilla, launches his frank examination of sexuality and leadership The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good for Business. He talks to Peter Florence. Part of the Barclays Business Leadership Series at Hay [108] 4PM OXFAM MOOT £8

Natalie Dessay talks to Clemency Burton-Hill Becoming Traviata The French coloratura soprano discusses the role of Violetta and the making of the groundbreaking documentary film of her performance in Jean-François Sivadier’s 2011 production in Aix-en-Provence. [HF28] 4PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5.50

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Bring your own bear or dress up as one to join in the fun while you ‘squelch-squerch’ and ‘stumble-trip’ through one of the nation’s favourite books. With storyteller Middleton Mann. 5+ years [109] 4PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

Glenn Greenwald talks to Anita Anand No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State


Social Enterprise Series More Than Just an Elevator Pitch See page 83.


Hanif Kureishi talks to Rosie Boycott

5.30pm [111] 5.30PM TATA TENT £10

Brian Leveson talks to Philippe Sands The Role of the Judge? The President of the Queen’s Bench Division considers the role and independence of the judiciary in British public life. How do judges interact with the Government? Or with Parliament? How well does the legal system fit in to Europe? To whom are judges accountable? In association with The Open University in Wales [112] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Simon Armitage, Lily Cole, Nick Bagnall The Last Days of Troy The poet introduces readings from his new play, which premières at the Manchester Royal Exchange in May. He is joined by the production’s director, and his Helen of Troy. ‘The Iliad is tense and intriguing, with moments of great tragedy and breathtaking humility. Everything we have come to expect of the great myths.’ [113] 5.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Rebecca Front Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections A collection of delightfully witty and acutely observed stories by the comedy writer, columnist and actress – star of The Thick of It, Lewis and Nighty Night. She reads and talks to Lisa Dwan.

In June 2013 the reporter and political commentator published a series of reports in The Guardian that rocked the world. The reports revealed shocking truths about the extent to which the National Security Agency had been gathering information about US citizens and intercepting communication worldwide, and were based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden to Greenwald. Greenwald joins us on video link. A Global Witness 20th Anniversary Conversation








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Christopher Dobson and Mary Dobson

Simon Schama

Cambridge University Series 4 Alzheimer’s and Other Plagues

The Story of the Jews

Plagues have changed history, stopped armies in their tracks and altered the fate of nations. Mary and Christopher Dobson outline the impact of plagues on human history and reflect on related challenges that will be faced by future generations. Their talk ranges from the plagues of antiquity and the medieval period to the recent pandemic of HIV/AIDS and includes discussion of the increasingly prevalent afflictions of ageing and affluent societies, including dementia and diabetes. In association with Cambridge University [115] 5.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6.50

Ramita Navai City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran Far removed from the picture of Tehran that we glimpse in news stories, there is another hidden city where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and falsehoods. It is a place where Mullahs visit prostitutes, cosmetic surgeons restore girls’ virginity and homemade porn is bought and sold in the bazaars. [HF30] 5.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £6

Matt Whyman and James Dawson FRIGHTFEST In The Savages and sequel American Savage, Matt Whyman introduces readers to a family with VERY particular eating habits, while in Say Her Name, James Dawson dares to summon Bloody Mary from beyond the grave. Find out how to be funny and scary at the same time. 12+ years (YA) [116] 5.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Sebastian Barry and Michael Cunningham Fictions – Examined Lives Barry’s A Temporary Gentleman is a heartbreaking portrait of Jack McNulty. He is an ordinary man, both petty and heroic, but he has seen extraordinary things. Cunningham’s The Snow Queen follows the divergent lives of two American brothers as they search for meaning and transcendence. The authors talk to Rosie Goldsmith.

The historian presents his magisterial study of the Jewish people. ‘If you were to remove from our collective history the contribution Jews have made to human culture, our world would be almost unrecognizable. There would be no monotheism, no written Bible, and our sense of modernity would be completely different. So the history of the Jews is everyone’s history too and what I hope people will take away is that sense of connection: a weave of cultural strands over the millennia, some brilliant, some dark, but resolving into a fabric of thrilling, sometimes tragic, often exalted creativity.’ [118] 7PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £8

John Julius Norwich and Patricia Hodge Darling Monster Lady Diana Cooper was an aristocrat, Jazz Age society darling and actress of stage and screen. Sharing the letters she wrote to her only son, John Julius Norwich discusses the dazzling life his mother led as the original ‘It’ girl. He’s joined by the actress who played Lady Diana in the original 1970s TV drama, to bring to life some of the most moving and entertaining of the letters. [119] 7PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

David Aaronovitch, Rachael Jolley, Leanne Green and Alan Maryon Davis The Index on Censorship Magazine Platform War and Propaganda What happens to the truth in a time of war? What’s the first obligation for the media? How do you win a propaganda war? Who controls the images, the headlines and the poetry? In association with Index on Censorship [120] 7PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £9

Julien Macdonald talks to Dylan Jones The GQ Platform: Made in Merthyr The iconic and multi-award-winning Welsh fashion designer started at Chanel and Lagerfeld before succeeding Alexander McQueen at Givenchy and then establishing his own deeply glamorous label. He has created work for English National Ballet, British Airways and Macmillan Cancer as well as designing show costumes for many of the world’s greatest stars including Beyoncé, Kylie and Shakira.

[HF31] 5.30PM THE CUBE £4

Story Stew Kitchen Cook up some super stories with writer Mary Evans in a wacky writing workshop. Using the Story Stew recipe, a platter of fun creativity exercises and lashings of imagination, we’ll create a whole menu of stories together. 6+ years



Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media The creators of the famous blog issue a brilliantly bolshy and raucously funny rallying call to girls and women of all ages: The Vagenda asks real women everywhere to demand a media that reflects who we actually are.

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[HF32] 7PM THE CUBE £7

[126] 8.30PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Picture Book in Progress

Philippe Sands, Laurent Naouri (bass-baritone) and Guillaume de Chassy (piano)

With Seven Stories – The National Centre for Children’s Books Join Alison Gwynn and Carey Fluker Hunt for an illustrated journey through the creative process involved in making a picture book. Take a look ‘behind the scenes’ to find out how illustrators develop their ideas, and explore materials from Seven Stories’ fantastic literary archive, including work by Edward Ardizzone, John Lawrence and Polly Dunbar. With special guest Yasmeen Ismail, the Waterstone’s Prize shortlisted illustrator of Time for Bed, Fred. 12+ years (YA)

The Great Crimes




[127] 9.45PM TATA TENT £27.50

Nuremberg, 1946. Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, prosecuting ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’; Hans Frank, Hitler’s lawyer, the defendant. Three lives, connected to events in Poland, and music that offered solace and hope. A drama about the origins of modern justice, in images, and in words and music by Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Louis Aragon and Leonard Cohen.

Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould

Frank Skinner

X and Y – First performance

Stand Up – Man in a Suit

In their new show Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use theatre, mathematics and humour to navigate the known and unknown reaches of the universe. The show is directed by Dermot Keaney and was developed in association with the Science Museum and the award-winning theatre company Complicité. See also event 176.

The new show from one of Britain’s sharpest comedians. ‘Provocative, remorseless, and very, very funny.’ The Times Sponsored by Dai & Chris Davies, The Newsagents

8.30pm [123] 8.30PM TATA TENT £7

Evan Harris, Joan Smith and Marcus Brigstocke vs Jo Glanville and Catherine Bennett Press Regulation In the light of what we know from part 1 of the Leveson Inquiry and from the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, Hacked-Off campaigners debate the issue of how to regulate the press with the CEO of English PEN and the Observer columnist



[128] 9.45PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £12.50

Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté The legendary Malian kora player returns to Hay with his son Sidiki, celebrating the release of their new album Toumani & Sidiki. The concert is a dazzling dialogue – between father and son; past and future; power and restraint – conducted through the kora, the 21-string West African harp which the Diabaté dynasty has over centuries transformed into the most iconic of African instruments. In association with Hay2Timbuktu, Hay-on-Wye’s twinning organisation

11.30pm [129] 11.30PM ST MARY’S CHURCH £27.50


Lavinia Meijer

Susan Calman


Lady Like

The harpist transcribed and recorded some of Philip Glass’s music, and saw the result rise to the top of the Dutch rock charts. In a perfect complement to the Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté concert at 9.45pm, Meijer plays a meditative, candle-lit, acoustic concert.

A sneak preview of the new stand-up show from the Scottish comedian and News Quiz favourite. ‘She’ll make you chuckle your pants off.’ Time Out Sponsored by RM Jones Pharmacy [125] 8.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £7

Phyllida Law Three Mothers (and a Camel) The actress spins stories from her two tender and funny volumes of memoirs, Notes To My Mother-in-Law and How Many Camels Are There in Holland?, newly reissued with added material from her daughters Emma and Sophie Thompson. Sponsored by Viking Cruises







Nina Stibbe and Gary Kemp

Diane Coyle

Despatches From Family Life

GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History

In 1982 Nina Stibbe, a 20-year-old from Leicester, moved to London to work as a nanny for a very particular family. It was a perfect match: Nina had no idea how to cook, look after children, or who the weirdos who called round were. And the family, busy discussing such arcane subjects as how to swear in German or the merits (or otherwise) of turkey mince, were delighted by her lack of skills. Love, Nina is the collection of letters she wrote home gloriously describing her ‘domestic’ life. Nina talks to the Spandau Ballet star and actor, author of I Know This Much.

Why did the size of the US economy increase by three percent on one day in mid-2013? Or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the UK financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008 – just as the world’s financial system went into meltdown? The answers to all these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies around the world: Gross Domestic Product. [473] 9AM THE CUBE FREE BUT TICKETED

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones


In Spies We Trust

Sigrid Rausing, Oliver Bullough and Jon Lee Anderson talk to Bronwen Maddox

This History Of Western Intelligence reveals the full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship, ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11.

Prospect Platform 1 Ukraine: What Should The West Do? 150 years on, Crimea is again the centre of a geo-political crisis that threatens to destabilize East–West relations. How should the West react to Putin’s decisive intervention? Rausing works in the human rights field around the Caucasus, Bullough and Anderson are newly returned from Ukraine. Sponsored by Prospect Magazine [132] 9AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £5

Julia Hobsbawm Networking for Shy People The founder of Editorial Intelligence and Professor of Networking at the Cass Business School conducts an open workshop to help develop this essential business skill. Her latest publication is Fully Connected – A Look Ahead to Working and Networking in 2020. [133] 9AM OXFAM MOOT £5

Stephen Moss Tweet of the Day Imagine a jazz musician, improvising on a theme. Then imagine that he is able to play half a dozen instruments – not one after another, but almost simultaneously, switching effortlessly between instruments and musical styles with hardly a pause for breath. If you can countenance that, you are halfway towards appreciating the extraordinary song of the nightingale… Sponsored by Brook Street Pottery [HF33] 9AM STARLIGHT STAGE £3.50

Story Stew Show



Writer Mary Evans presents an interactive and downright daft creative writing show for primary school children and grown-ups. What are the ingredients for a great story? Is there a recipe we can follow to make our stories taste even better? Bring a big dollop of imagination along and find out the answers. 7+ years


Trevithel Court Farm Visit Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a walk through David and Catherine James’s cider orchards. See how the trees are managed and the apples harvested to make the cider. The fruit is purchased by Bulmers and Gaymers for their premium brands, some of which are available for tasting! The trees are fertilised by the bees, which produce delicious honey. Look inside the beehives, and learn how honey is made. We will also see crops of peas and wheat together with an impressive range of farm machinery. This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be supervised at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm. Sponsored by Hay Veterinary Group

9.20am [476] 9.20AM FRIENDS CAFÉ FREE – DROP IN

Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

10am [136] 10AM TATA TENT £7

Steve Jones Did God Evolve? The author of The Serpent’s Promise, Almost Like A Whale, The Language of the Genes and In the Blood conducts an evolutionist’s exploration.

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Bronwen Maddox, Peter Kellner and guests

Jemma King, Florian Kessler and Luca Giordano

Prospect Platform 2 The European Elections: The Morning After The Prospect editor and her panel of expert psephologists analyse election results across Europe. Britain votes on 22 May. The final results from around the continent will come in overnight on 25 May. Sponsored by Prospect Magazine [HF34] 10AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £5.50

Korky Paul Winnie’s Pirate Adventure Have some piratical fun with Winnie the Witch and her illustrator, the one and only Korky Paul. Join him for an energy-filled event of quick sketching, storybook adventure and plenty of audience participation. 5+ years [138] 10AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera Story of a Death Foretold On 11 September 1973, President Salvador Allende of Chile, Latin America’s first democratically elected Marxist president, was deposed in a violent coup d’état. The Colombian historian explains why and how business leaders in Chile, extreme right-wing groups, high-ranking officers in the Chilean military and the US administration, and the CIA worked together to secure a prompt and dramatic end to his progressive social programme. [139] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Pen Vogler Dinner With Mr Darcy Food is an important theme in Jane Austen’s novels: it is used as a commodity for showing off, as a way of showing kindliness among neighbours, as part of the dynamics of family life, and – of course – for comic effect. Dinner With Mr Darcy takes authentic recipes from the period, inspired by the food that features in Austen’s novels and letters, and adapts them for contemporary cooks. [HF35] 10AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Gill Lewis and Julia Green Animal Adventures Join Gill Lewis, bestselling author of Skyhawk and Moonbear, and debut novelist Julia Green as they talk about their new books, Scarlet Ibis and Seal Island. They share lots of interesting animal facts and stories about how animals bring people together in some very special places. 7+ years

Scritture Giovani 2014: Sarajevo Three international writers chosen with our festival partners in Italy and Germany have written stories on the theme of Sarajevo. They discuss their stories and the translations with Daniel Hahn of the British Centre for Literary Translation. In association with Festivaletteratura Mantova and Literaturfestival Berlin, and supported by the Goethe Institut



[HF36] 10AM THE CUBE £4.50

Philip Ardagh The Grunts Join giant and author Philip Ardagh…and his beard…and The Grunts. The latest adventure sees The Grunts All At Sea and on a mission to transport a Person of Great Importance (POGI) somewhere… Will the Grunts deliver their POGI? Will Mr Grunt get the silver coins he’s been promised? Will an audience member faint at the wonder of Philip’s beard?! There’s only one way to find out… 7+ years

11.30am [141] 11.30AM TATA TENT £7

Jung Chang talks to Razia Iqbal Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China The story of the most important woman in Chinese history. Under the Empress’s rule, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry. It was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding. She inaugurated women’s liberation, and embarked on the path to introducing parliamentary elections to China. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series [142] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Ha-Joon Chang Cambridge University Series 5 Economics, A User’s Guide What is economics? How does the global economy work? Many economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. By ignoring received wisdom and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial fate, Chang provides the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand – and address – our current economic woes. In association with Cambridge University



MONDAY 26 MAY 11.30am


[143] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £6


Horatio Clare talks to Stephanie Merritt

Philip Coggan

Down To The Sea in Ships: Of Ageless Oceans and Modern Men

The Last Vote: The Threats to Western Democracy

The writer joins two container ships, travelling in the company of their crews and captains. Together they experience unforgettable journeys: the first, from East to West (Felixstowe to Los Angeles, via Suez) is rich with Mediterranean history, torn with typhoon nights and gilded with an unearthly Pacific peace; the second northerly passage, from Antwerp to Montreal, reeks of diesel, wuthers with gales and goes to frozen regions of the North Atlantic, in deep winter, where the sea itself seems haunted. [144] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Sigrid Rausing talks to Oliver Bullough

The economics journalist offers a wake-up call, and an illuminating defence of a system under severe global threat, a system that in Churchill’s words ‘is the worst possible form of government, except for all the others that have been tried’. Chaired by Oliver Balch. [HF38] 11.30AM THE CUBE £5

Rachel Bright Love Monster Hay Festival illustrator, wordsmith and eternal optimist, Rachel Bright will share Love Monster stories, drawing and some crafty fun. 5+ years

Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia


In 1993–4 abandoned watchtowers dotted the coast line. The huge fields of the Lenin collective farm were lying fallow, waiting for claims from former owners, fleeing war and Soviet and Nazi occupation. The anthropologist reflects on history, political repression, and the story of the minority Swedes in the area. Part of the Barclays Business Leadership Series at Hay

What lessons can the entrepreneur learn from the military?

[145] 11.30AM THE SUMMERHOUSE £6

Javier Cercas and Andrés Neuman Fictions – Resistance A conversation with the two greatest contemporary Spanish-language novelists of their respective generations. Cercas’ The Outlaws is a powerful novel of love and hate, of loyalty and betrayal, that explores true integrity and the prison that celebrity can become. Alternately narrated by a mother, father and son, Neuman’s Talking To Ourselves is a story about how we are transformed by loss, and how words and sex can serve as powerful modes of resistance. They talk to Daniel Hahn. Sponsored by Acción Cultural Española [HF37] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Ross Montgomery Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door Enter the quirky world of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, shortlisted for the Costa Book Award. With the author, try to work out what might be in the mystery box and suggest your own ideas. Soon you will be making up your own exciting worlds… 9+ years



Social Enterprise Series See page 83.

1pm [148] 1PM TATA TENT £7

John Mullan The Hay Lecture Mansfield Park, 200 The author of What Matters in Jane Austen celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Austen’s most politically engaged masterpiece. [149] 1PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Lynn Barber A Curious Career In this second volume of memoirs the author of An Education takes us from her early years as a journalist at Penthouse – where she started out interviewing foot fetishists, voyeurs, dominatrices and men who liked wearing nappies – to her later, more eminent role, interrogating a huge cross-section of celebrities ranging from politicians to film stars, comedians, writers, artists and musicians. [150] 1PM LLWYFAN CYMRU–WALES STAGE £7

Emma Bridgewater talks to Rosie Boycott Toast and Marmalade and Other Stories An interview with the iconic designer and manufacturer whose cheerfully distinctive kitchen pottery – manufactured and traditionally hand-decorated in the Staffordshire Potteries, just as it would have been 200 years ago – has found its way onto the dresser shelves and kitchen tables of homes all over Britain and beyond. Part of the Barclays Business Leadership Series at Hay

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[154] 2.30PM TATA TENT £7

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner


Think Like A Freak

The master of horror returns with his latest bestselling series Zom-B, a gripping and grisly mix of horror, fantasy and realism. Be prepared to confront your innermost demons… 13+ years (YA)

The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to think differently about how the world works. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they’ve learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking smarter, harder, and different – thinking, that is, like a Freak.

[151] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Cees Nooteboom Roads to Berlin: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Germany The great Dutch novelist and journalist has been reporting from Berlin since 1963. We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of The Wall with his eyewitness account of the pivotal events of 1989 and a perceptive appreciation of its difficult passage to reunification. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith. In association with the Royal Society of Literature and the European Commission [HF40] 1PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

How Animals Live Animals have adapted to life all over the planet, from the freezing poles to the hottest deserts. Christiane Dorion explores the extraordinary diversity in animal life, and encourages us to reflect on how a tiny change can have a huge impact on a whole habitat and beyond. 7+ years


John Gurdon Cambridge University Series 6 Cloning Stem Cells: A Modern Medicine Revolution The Nobel Prize-winning developmental biologist was among the first to challenge the idea that a cell’s fate was irreversibly determined. His demonstration that the nuclei of differentiated cells could be ‘reprogrammed’ has ultimately led to successful cloning of mammals, and has provided the basis for much of modern stem cell research. In association with Cambridge University [156] 2.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £8

David Owen The Hidden Perspective: The Military Conversations, 1906-1914

Malu Halasa, Robin Yassin-Kassab and Zaher Omareen talk to Philippe Sands

Within weeks of taking office in December 1905, British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman and his Foreign Minister Edward Grey agreed to allow the General Staff to enter into detailed talks with their French counterparts about sending an expeditionary force to France in the event of a German attack. Neither the Cabinet nor Parliament were informed…

Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline



Editors and contributors to this anthology of contemporary Syrian writing lead a discussion about the explosion of free expression among the Syrian people and the power of art and cultural engagement as resistance during times of conflict. [HF41] 1PM THE CUBE £5

Pip Jones Squishy McFluff Meet Ava and her mischievous invisible cat, Squishy McFluff. During this interactive event children will help create the ultimate imaginary pet and hear some of Ava and Squishy’s adventures. 5+ years [153] 1PM–1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Growing Sustainable Futures See page 83.


Darren Shan

Geordie Greig talks to Hannah Rothschild Breakfast With Lucian The newspaper editor was among a group of friends who regularly met Freud for breakfast over a ten-year period. He recalls Freud’s stories of death threats, escaping the Nazis, falling out with his brother Clement, hating his mother, escaping the Krays and painting the Queen. And he recounts how Freud spoke candidly about dancing with Garbo and painting Kate Moss naked. An intimate portrait of one of the great British artists. [158] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Karl Ove Knausgård talks to Razia Iqbal Fictions – Boyhood Island The Norwegian writer’s six-volume autobiographical novel My Struggle is one of the great masterpieces of contemporary literature. He discusses volume 3, Boyhood Island. ‘It’s unbelievable. I need the next volume like crack. It’s completely blown my mind.’ – Zadie Smith. He is the winner of this year’s Hay Medal for Prose. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series



MONDAY 26 MAY 2.30pm




Korky Paul

Ffion Hague

Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dinosaur Poo

Lloyd George in 1914

Fans of Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants will be delighted to hear that it is time for a brand new crazy adventure. Sir Scallywag and the Deadly Dinosaur Poo, from the inspired team of Giles Andreae and Korky Paul, is guaranteed high-octane fun. 5+ years

The author of The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George’s Life recounts Lloyd George’s turbulent time as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1914, preparing Britain for war. Chaired by Guto Harri.


Lauren Owen and Marcus Sedgwick Fictions – Gothic Owen’s The Quick is a macabre gothic mystery set in Yorkshire and fin de siècle London. Sedgwick’s A Love Like Blood is a dark, compelling thriller about how a man’s life can change in a moment; about where the desire for truth – and for revenge – can lead; about love and fear and hatred. And it is also about the question of blood. They talk to Sameer Rahim. [HF43] 2.30PM THE CUBE £4

Dave Cousins Writing, Comics and Charlie Merrick’s Misfits Join award-winning author/illustrator Dave Cousins on his journey from failed astronaut and rock star to writer. Get some top tips for creating your own stories with words and pictures in a fun-packed event for all the family. Laugh, gasp, grab a pen! 9+ years

4pm [160] 4PM TATA TENT £12

PJ O’Rourke talks to David Aaronovitch The Annual Hamlin Lecture The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again) The American satirist rips up the generation that said with a straight face, ‘We are the world’. What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? Ask the generation responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall and their knickers. Those who put their faith in the Kyoto Accord and disco. Who dropped out of the capitalist system and popped back again in time to cause a global financial crisis. Sponsored by ORConsulting, The Art of Seeing Differently




Paul Dolan Happiness by Design Most of us would like to be happier. Dolan defines this as experiencing more pleasure and/or purpose for longer. He describes how being happier means allocating attention more efficiently; towards those things that bring us pleasure and purpose and away from those that generate pain and pointlessness. Easier said than done, of course, and certainly easier said than thought about. But behavioural science tells us that most of what we do is not so much thought about; rather, it simply comes about. So by clever use of priming, defaults, commitments and social norms, you can become a whole lot happier without actually having to think very hard about it. You will be happier by design. In association with the London School of Economics [163] 4PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £5

Gruff Rhys talks to Jon Gower American Interior The quixotic journey of John Evans, his search for a lost tribe and how, fuelled by fantasy and (possibly) booze, he accidentally annexed a third of North America. See also event 178. Sponsored by Jonathan Oddy Bespoke Fine Furniture [164] 4PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Archie Brown talks to David Lammy The Myth of the Strong Leader The Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford introduces his masterly and authoritative survey of political leadership over the last hundred years – from Churchill and Hitler to Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair – and debunks the myth that it is only the strong, singleminded leader who makes a difference. Chaired by the Labour candidate for London Mayor. [HF44] 4PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Francesca Simon The Lost Gods The Lost Gods takes up where The Sleeping Army left off, transporting us back to Francesca Simon’s brilliantly-imagined modern Norse England. Freya has been to Hel and back but the gods are looking for celebrity… 9+ years

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Mark Cocker talks to Rosie Boycott

The Aftermath

Birds and People

The novelist discusses his superbly controlled emotional thriller – a tale of passion, betrayal and conscience set in post-war Germany. Perfect for anyone who loved Atonement, Cabptain Corelli’s Mandolin or Anna Karenina. Sponsored by Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

There are 10,500 species of birds worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. Part natural history and part cultural study, Cocker’s study describes and maps the entire spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics and the environment.

[HF45] 4PM THE CUBE £5

Adam Stower Troll and the Oliver Join Adam Stower as he shows us one story and tells us another in an hilarious case of mistaken identity which will delight young readers. 5+ years [166] 4PM–4.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Inspiring Girls (Morgan’s Journey) See page 83.



Jacqueline Mitton The John Maddox Lecture From Dust to Life The origin and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. The astronomer explains how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system’s layout, its age, and the most likely way it formed. [171] 5.30PM OXFAM MOOT £7

[167] 5.30PM TATA TENT £9

Tracey Thorn talks to Sarfraz Manzoor

Steven Moffat talks to Alan Yentob

Bedsit Disco Queen

The Showrunner The screenwriter discusses his work. He is the co-creator with Mark Gatiss of Sherlock and the lead writer on Doctor Who. He’s been Executive Producer in the David Tennant and Matt Smith eras and wrote the fiftieth birthday episode The Day of the Doctor. Sponsored by Savage & Gray Design [168] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £8

Philip Hook Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A-Z of the Art World When you stand in front of a work of art in a museum or exhibition, the first two questions you normally ask yourself are 1) do I like it? and 2) who’s it by? When you stand in front of a work of art in an auction room or dealer’s gallery, you ask these two questions followed by others: how much is it worth? how much will it be worth in five or ten years’ time? and what will people think of me if they see it hanging on my wall? A wry, intimate, and revealing exploration of how art acquires its financial value, from a senior director at Sotheby’s. Chaired by Hannah Rothschild.


Rhidian Brook talks to Peter Florence

Everything But The Girl made nine albums and sold nine million records. One half of the band (with her husband Ben Watt – see event 67), Thorn gives a wry look at the realities of a pop career. There are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes. [HF46] 5.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5.50

Anne Cassidy, Keren David and Sally Nicholls Secrets, Dreams and Stolen Lives An unmissable line-up of award-winning YA talent, including Anne Cassidy whose new book Finding Jennifer Jones is the long-awaited sequel to the sensational Looking for JJ, Keren David, whose novel Salvage is receiving rave reviews, and Sally Nicholls, author of the award-winning bestseller Ways To Live Forever, whose new book Close Your Pretty Eyes, a dark psychological thriller, is out now. A lively conversation ranging across themes of identity, belonging, and social and personal responsibility in YA fiction. 12+ years (YA)








[175] 7PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Jon Lee Anderson talks to Philippe Sands

Tim Butcher


The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

A conversation with the New Yorker’s war correspondent and frontline investigative reporter, celebrated for his reporting from the word’s war zones and his profiles of political leaders. [HF47] 5.30PM THE CUBE £5.50

Oliver Jeffers and Rachel Bright Art & Illustration Oliver Jeffers and Rachel Bright make art. Rachel is a picture book maker and commercial illustrator – and our Hay Festival illustrator this year. Oliver is an awardwinning picture book maker and painter who has recently collaborated on projects with TED and U2. Join them for a fascinating conversation about their working lives. For all design, illustration and art fans. 12+ years (YA)


On a summer morning in Sarajevo a hundred years ago, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Yet the events Princip triggered were so monumental that his own story has been largely overlooked, his role garbled and motivations misrepresented. Chaired by Liz Thomson. [176] 7PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould X and Y – Second performance In their new show Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use theatre, mathematics and humour to navigate the known and unknown reaches of the universe. The show is directed by Dermot Keaney and was developed in association with the Science Museum and the award-winning theatre company Complicité. See also event 122.


Ray Davies talks to Dylan Jones


Americana: The Kinks, the Road and the Perfect Riff

The British Oak

As lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks, the iconic rock legend inspired generations of musicians, from The Who and The Clash to The Ramones and Black Sabbath. Since The Kinks disbanded, he has embarked on a solo career and continues to tour and record. Sponsored by Shelley Faye Lazar & Richard Evans

The British oak is the iconic tree of Britain and its people. The specialist tree writer and photographer explores the environmental, cultural and economic aspects of oak, and reveals remarkable images and anecdotes of our greatest trees past and present. Sponsored by Oakwrights, The Intelligent Oak Frame


Peter Oborne talks to Sarfraz Manzoor Wounded Tiger: The History of Cricket in Pakistan Since the early days of the Raj, cricket has been entwined with national identity and Pakistan’s successes helped to define its status in the world. In recent years its cricketers have been a prey to problems which have threatened Pakistan’s very existence: fall out from the ‘war on terror’, sectarian violence, gangsterism and corruption, deep-seated crises in education, health and the environment, and a shortage of effective leaders. For twenty years, Pakistani cricket has been stained by the scandalous behaviour of the players involved in match-fixing.


Archie Miles

[HF48] 7PM THE CUBE £5.50

Marcus and Julian Sedgwick Dark Satanic Mills Award-winning writer Marcus Sedgwick has joined forces with his brother Julian to produce a brilliant new graphic novel. Join them for a conversation about creative quarrels, coincidences, escapology and fearless female courier riders. Set in a near-future Britain, Dark Satanic Mills tracks a young woman’s journey from the flooded landmarks of London to the vast, scorched and abandoned hills of the North. Framed for a murder she did not commit, the innocent yet resourceful Christy has no other choice but to run for her life. Drawn by internationally renowned comics artists John Higgins and Marc Olivent. 12+ years (YA)

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8.15pm [178] 8.15PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £9

The Super Furry Animals founder plays his new album – drawn from his investigative concert tour of the American Interior, retracing the steps and looking for the grave of a relative called John Evans. Evans left Wales for Baltimore in 1792 and walked into the wilderness of the Allegheny Mountains in search of a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans, believed to be the descendants of Prince Madog. ‘I took his cue and travelled through the Midwest playing gigs and writing songs. In St Louis I picked up Kliph Scurlock from The Flaming Lips, who joined me on drums.’ See also event 163.


Gruff Rhys in concert American Interior


Greg Proops The Smartest Man in the World The comic from San Francisco, known here for his unpredictable improvisations on Whose Line Is It Anyway? brings his comedy proopcast to Hay for one night only. ‘Some of the boldest comedy on the podcasting frontier right now.’ Rolling Stone Magazine Sponsored by TotalProduce

8.30pm [180] 8.30PM THE CUBE £5

Rachel Trezise, Dan Tyte, Carly Holmes, Holly Müller, Sion Tomos Owen, Jemma L King, Tyler Keevil Parthian Rarebit Come and celebrate the 21st birthday of the dynamic Welsh indie publishing house with a gala reading party featuring its award-winning writers and hosted by Lewis Davies and Susie Wild. In association with Parthian Books [181] 9.30PM TATA TENT £26

Hugh Masekela Hugh Masekela has come to be known as a living legend in the decades since he first picked up a trumpet, and luckily for us he shows no sign of putting it down yet. His voice has long spoken out in his country’s struggle for civil rights, while his soaring, joyful trumpet sound brims with warmth and bristles with elements of township jazz, hip-hop and funk. Universally considered one of the world’s all-time greatest horn players, he remains ‘a musician of phenomenal grace and power…still blessed with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees.’ The Independent





[HF49] 9AM THE CUBE £5


Sharky & George

John van Wyhe

Sharky & George are the top party people for children. The main idea behind any Sharky & George party is to ensure that all of the children are involved in all of the active, imaginative and energetic games all of the time. Their book, Don’t You Dare, is a collection of all their best games, pranks, general mayhem and mischief! 4–7 years

Will the real Alfred Russel Wallace please stand up?



The letters of the great Victorian naturalist during his famous travels of 1854–62 in the Malay Archipelago shed light on the voyage and on questions such as Wallace’s reluctance to publish his work on evolution, and why he famously chose to write to Darwin rather than to send his work to a journal directly. Supported by Lawrence & Elizabeth Banks

Maesllwch Farm Visit

Matthew Rice

Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a visit to Andrew and Rachel Giles’ farm, which has a herd of 350 spring calving dairy cows. Enter the milking parlour and help to milk some of the cows, as well as see the young calves. Watch how the cows are fed and learn how their four stomachs enable them to digest grass. Samples of whole milk and other dairy products will be provided for tasting and a cheese maker will demonstrate their craft. A minimum age of 8 years is required to take part in this expedition.This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be supervised at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm. Sponsored by Hay Veterinary Group

Rice’s Church Primer

9.20am [477] 9.20AM FRIENDS CAFÉ FREE – DROP IN

Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

10am [183] 10AM TATA TENT £6

Simon Schama, Philippe Sands, Barbara Winton Honouring Nicholas Winton We are proud to launch Barbara Winton’s book about her father, the 105-year-old British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish children from German-occupied Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War, in an operation later known as the Czech Kindertransport. Chaired by Alan Yentob.



The illustrator and writer explains the language of architecture in churches, from the restrained Norman style of William the Conqueror to the gilded excesses of the Baroque. He introduces the basic ‘grammar’ of churches: elevation, plan, fronts, vaults and towers and the ‘vocabulary’ of styles in chronological order, from ancient Saxon churches to modern cathedrals. Supported by George & Jane Nissen [186] 10AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Christian Wolmar To the Edge of the World: The Story of the World’s Greatest Railway The Trans-Siberian stretches nearly 6,000 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast. It was the most ambitious railway project of the C19th. It is intimately involved with Russian and Soviet history. And it reminds travellers of the vastness of our world and hints at the hardships that were endured in its construction. [187] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Julie Dodsworth, Alastair Sawday, Fiona Davies and Susy Smith The Country Living Women in Business Forum: Selling Your Story The vintage-style homeware entrepreneur and the Women in Rural Enterprise boss give expert advice about the challenges and opportunities of setting up in business with the magazine’s editor. Chaired by Kitty Corrigan. In association with Country Living Magazine [HF50] 10AM STARLIGHT STAGE £6

Mayhem with Dennis the Menace Becoming the master of menacing is not easy. If you want to learn the rules join Steven Butler, author of brand new book series Diary of Dennis the Menace, for a sneak peek into the mischievous life of the naughtiest boy in The Beano. Expect lots of fun and games and maybe even a prank or two! 7+ years

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Scottish Independence: How Might it Affect Wales? In light of the First Minister for Wales’s call for UK-wide constitutional conventions, how does the Scottish independence vote, whether yes or no, affect the people of Wales?

Simon Blackburn talks to Rosie Boycott Cambridge University Series 7 Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love Everyone deplores narcissism, especially in others. The vain are by turns annoying or absurd, offending us whether they are blissfully oblivious or proudly aware of their behaviour. But are narcissism and vanity really as bad as they seem? Can we avoid them even if we try? In association with Cambridge University

[HF51] 10AM THE CUBE £5

Topsy and Tim Have fun with Topsy and Tim as they leap from book to screen! Join your favourite twins for a tip-top storytelling, games and activity session. 3–6 years

11.30am [HF52] 11.30AM TATA TENT £6

Jeremy Strong Get ready to laugh your socks off with king of comedy Jeremy Strong as he tells you all about Streaker’s bonkers new adventure, Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour-Dog’s Sizzling Summer. 6+ years [189] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Keith Barnham

[191] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Andrew Simms and David Boyle talk to Andy Fryers What if Money Grew on Trees…? Consider a world where gold is worthless, banks do not exist and international trade is banned. Would our lives be better if all work was fun, debt was wiped out and anybody could live wherever they wanted? [HF54] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5.50

Chris Riddell Goth Girl Chris Riddell’s Costa Book Award-winning series, the magical Goth Girl, goes from strength to strength. Find out how Chris works with words and pictures and see the different tools of his trade. With lots of artistic tips, this is a must-see event for any budding artist. 7+ years [192] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

The Burning Answer

John Cornwell

In just over three generations, we have consumed approximately half the useful oil that it took photosynthesis around two million years to produce. In two generations we have used around half our useful uranium resources. We are faced with an urgent choice, the roots of which lie in 1905 with the discovery of Einstein’s ‘other’ equation, E = hf. This little-known equation, which began the quantum revolution, could hold the key to our future survival through the generation of electricity from sunlight.

The Dark Box


[HF55] 11.30AM THE CUBE £5

Oliver Jeffers Enjoy live drawing and storytelling with Oliver Jeffers. Born in Australia, raised in Belfast, Oliver now lives in Brooklyn and brings some NYC cool to Hay while celebrating the 10th anniversary of How To Catch a Star, and a brand new Hueys book, None the Number, in which the Hueys have an important question about counting… 6+ years


Richard Wyn Jones and James Mitchell talk to Bethan Rhys Roberts

Would you tell your deepest secrets to a relative stranger? And if you did, would you feel vulnerable? Cleansed? Or perhaps even worse than you did before? Cornwell draws on his own memories of Catholic boyhood, and weaves it with the story of confession from its origins in the early church to the current day, where its enduring psychological potency is evidenced by everything from the Vatican’s ‘confession app’ to Oprah Winfrey’s talk shows.

Kate Pankhurst Mariella Mysteries Join Kate Pankhurst to find out all about the latest Mariella Mystery – The Curse of the Pampered Poodle – and get some top tips on writing a funny mystery story. 7+ years [193] 11.30AM–12PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Unemployment To Enterprise See page 83.





[HF56] 1PM TATA TENT £7.50


Francesca Simon

Peter Rabbit Puppet Show

Horrid Henry

Hop along to this charming interactive puppet show where The Tale of Peter Rabbit is brought to life! See Peter escape from Mr McGregor’s garden, and help him on his journey. 4–7 years

Celebrate Horrid Henry’s 20th birthday with the bestselling author. Discover what led her to create everyone’s favourite naughty boy. Step into the world of Horrid Henry and relive 20 years of hilarious adventures with Horrid Henry’s Krazy Ketchup, the brand new Horrid Henry story. 6+ years Sponsored by Christ College, Brecon [194] 1PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Francisco Bethencourt Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century The French historian examines different forms of racism, particularly against New Christians and Moriscos in Iberia, black slaves and freedmen in colonial and postcolonial environments, Native Americans, Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, and Jews in modern Europe. Exploring instances of enslavement, forced migration and ethnic cleansing, Bethencourt reflects on genocide and the persecution of ethnicities in C20th Europe. Chaired by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera. [195] 1PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Tony Parsons talks to Sarfraz Manzoor The Murder Bag The bestselling novelist launches his new crime series. Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter’s Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Cometh Detective Max Wolfe… [196] 1PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Emma Bridgewater and Matthew Rice talk to Susy Smith The Country Living Business Forum Having It All: How to Strike a Work-Life Balance The Country Living editor discusses one of the key entrepreneurial skills with the founders of the iconic Emma Bridgewater ceramics company. In association with Country Living Magazine [HF57] 1PM THE OXFAM MOOT £6.50

Charlie Higson The author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series will talk about his writing and the fifth instalment in his bestselling zombie adventure series, The Fallen. A writer, actor and comedian, Charlie studied gothic literature at university and is a huge fan of horror. 12+ years (YA)




Fflur Dafydd and Samanta Schweblin Wales/Argentina In a prelude celebration to next year’s 150th anniversary of the Welsh colony in Patagonia, two of the most brilliant writers from the two countries exchange stories across languages and cultures. They talk with Daniel Hahn. Sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina [198] 1PM ST MARY’S CHURCH £7

Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Philips BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 1 The piano duo play Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor, D.940, Rondo in A major D.951 and Eight Variations on an Original Theme in A flat D.813. Recorded for broadcast on Radio 3 [HF59] 1PM THE CUBE £4.50

Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane Clara Vulliamy reads and draws from Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane, her first collaboration with her mother Shirley Hughes. Design your own crazy vehicle and join the marvellous motors game. Perfect for budding artists and car fans alike. 4–7 years [199] 1PM–1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Can Enterprise Work For You? See page 83.

2.30pm [200] 2.30PM TATA TENT £7

Sebastian Faulks Birdsong The novelist revisits his classic Great War novel, first published in 1993. He describes the genesis, research and resonance of the book. Chaired by Stephanie Merritt. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series

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Megan Rix and Damian Kelleher

Herodotus: The Histories

True Stories of Animals in War

The classicist introduces his translation of the first work of history, a work that tells us much of what we know about the ancient world. Herodotus was an endlessly curious man, and gathered information about the world around him from as many people and places as he could investigate. Whether it was the pyramids of Egypt, the cannabis habit of the Scythians, the flora and fauna of Arabia or the table dancing of the Athenian aristocracy, he was fascinated by them all. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon and Thermopylae, of Salamis and Plataea, retain to this day a matchless epic quality.

There are hundreds of stories about the bravery and loyalty of dogs in wartime. Rix and Kelleher discuss the inspiration for their new books, A Soldier’s Friend and A Dog in No Man’s Land. Chaired by Daniel Hahn. 7+ years


John Lewis-Stempel Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field What really goes on in the long grass? Lewis-Stempel offers a hymn to pastoral beauty with an intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December. He records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-making of summer and grazing in autumn, and the lives of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren, the skylark brood and the curlew pair. [HF60] 2.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Michelle Paver Following the conclusion of her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, Michelle Paver is here to introduce you to The Burning Shadow, the second book in her thrilling new Gods and Warriors series. Set during the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean, it promises exciting adventures against the backdrop of a vividly-imagined prehistoric setting. Come and hear all about Michelle’s inspiration for the books and her extensive research, including diving with dolphins. 9+ years [HF61] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £5.50

Chris Riddell and Paul Stewart The Edge Chronicles: The Nameless One Stewart and Riddell return to the world of The Edge Chronicles with the first in a brand new series of adventures starring Cade Quarter. Over three million copies have been sold, and this is a must-see event for fans of the series, which will include live drawing throughout. 9+ years


John Griffiths, Rachel Trezise and Dai Smith Culture and Poverty


Tom Holland

What part do culture and the arts play in tackling poverty in Wales? Do tough times lead to greater artistic expression and increased participation in cultural activities? The Welsh Government’s Minister for Culture & Sport discusses what role government has in widening opportunities across Wales. The Minister and the author are in conversation with Dai Smith, an historian, biographer, novelist and chair of the Arts Council of Wales. [204] 2.30PM THE SUMMERHOUSE FREE – DROP IN

Future Dragons’ Playground Five organisations shortlisted for the Future Dragons’ Den (see event 209) will tell their stories, practise their pitches and share ideas on how they’d use the £10,000 grant if they won the Den. In partnership with The Welsh Government [HF63] 2.30PM THE CUBE £5

Ed Vere Max the Brave The highly-acclaimed author and illustrator reads from his brand new book and demonstrates how to draw Max the Brave and some of his other favourite characters in this interactive drawing workshop. 3–7 years

4pm [205] 4PM TATA TENT £8

William Dalrymple The JLF Lecture Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707–1857 This turbulent epoch when the Mughal Empire waned and the East India Company boomed witnessed a burst of artistic innovation and experimentation. Delhi’s artists became adept at improvising with a variety of techniques, creating traditional miniatures while continually experimenting with new European styles. Dalrymple shows the masterpieces created and tells their stories. In association with our friends at Jaipur Literature Festival









Anthony Giddens Turbulent and Mighty Continent: What Future for Europe? Reform in Europe for its 500 million citizens must go far beyond stabilising the euro, formidable and fraught though that task may be. Introducing an array of new ideas, Giddens suggests this is the time for a far-reaching rethink of the European project as a whole. In association with the London School of Economics [207] 4PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £12

Hugh Johnson Wine Writer

Future Dragons’ Den Final 1 Five participants, four Dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books for a chance to win a grant of £10,000. In partnership with The Welsh Government [HF66] 4PM THE CUBE £5

Moshi Monsters Join in the new Moshi Monsters quiz and meet a Moshi Monster. Challenge your powers of perception with The All-New Moshlings Collector’s Guide – packed with more than 70 brand-new Moshlings and bursting with facts. There’ll be lots of prizes, so come prepared to tell your best monster jokes. 5–11 years

The peerless connoisseur and wine writer, author of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and co-author of The World Atlas of Wine, savours his craft and tastes and introduces Royal Tokaji. Supported by the Hungarian Embassy in London



Opportunity Changes Everything

Social Enterprise Series Tove Jansson Centenary Tove Jansson’s niece Sophia Jansson and Moomin superfan Philip Ardagh join Julia Eccleshare for a celebratory event on Tove’s centenary exploring the lasting appeal of the Moomins. 11+ years [208] 4PM OXFAM MOOT £5

Jennifer Clement and Cristina Henríquez talk to Jon Lee Anderson The PEN International Fiction Platform ‘The theme of Prayers for the Stolen is the wanton violence inflicted on women and the destruction of communities as a result of the drug trade in Mexico, but Clement’s eye for the revealing detail, the simple poetry of her language and the visceral authenticity of her characters turn that deadening reality into a compelling, tragically beautiful novel’ – Yann Martel. Henríquez tells the passionate and powerful love story of a Panamanian boy and Mexican girl living the brutal reality of the immigrant’s American dream. In association with PEN International [HF65] 4PM STARLIGHT STAGE £6

Meg Rosoff How I Live Now was published in 2004 to huge critical acclaim and has been made into a major feature film, starring Saoirse Ronan. Since then, the novelist has produced a spectacular body of work for teenagers and adults, and won numerous awards. She will talk about her writing including her latest novel, the highly acclaimed Picture Me Gone. 12+ years (YA)


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Toni Morrison talks to Peter Florence Fictions – Beloved The novelist discusses her classic 1987 novel of slavery and racism in America. The PEN International Platform [212] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Marcus Brigstocke talks to Andrew Simms Changing the System: Crossing Planetary Boundaries The comedian and broadcaster, who has witnessed the impact of climate change in the Arctic, is joined by Simms, author and campaigner with Global Witness, to discuss how close we are to crossing planetary environmental thresholds, how we got into this mess and what we need to do to get out of it. A Global Witness 20th Anniversary Conversation [213] 5.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Roy Strong and Clive Boursnell Remaking a Garden: The Laskett Transformed The great formal garden at The Laskett was made by Strong and his late wife, the designer Julia Trevelyan Oman. Since her death, he has remade the garden completely, a process recorded over many years by the photographer Clive Boursnell. Sponsored by The Old Railway Line Garden Centre & Coffee Shop

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[217] 7PM TATA TENT £10

Alfred Brendel

Roy Grace is 10

A Pianist’s A–Z: A Piano Lover’s Reader

We celebrate ten years of Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, the hero of Peter James’ mega-selling crime thriller novels, and launch his latest adventure Want You Dead.

The legendary musician shares the insights and experience of his sixty-year career with Clemency Burton-Hill. ‘This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.’

[215] 5.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Justin Gregg


Are Dolphins Really Smart?

Marcus Brigstocke and Libby Purves

A clear-headed look at the mammal behind the myth. How intelligent are dolphins in comparison with crows, apes or chickens? Is their communication system really as complex as human language? And are they as friendly and peaceful as they are made out to be?

Powering The Country: Marcus and Libby Try To Keep The Lights On


Marcus Sedgwick Marcus Sedgwick has won or been nominated for over thirty awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal (four times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (four times). He recently won the prestigious Printz Award for Midwinterblood. He joins Daniel Hahn for a conversation about his work, in particular his latest novel, the highly acclaimed She Is Not Invisible. 12+ years (YA) [216] 5.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

Tishani Doshi, Trezza Azzopardi and Fflur Dafydd The Women in the Mabinogion Three of the contributors to the magnificent Seren Press project of commissioning contemporary writers to reimagine the tales of The Mabinogion talk about the women of the stories. Doshi’s book in the series is Fountainville, Azzopardi’s The Tip of My Tongue, Dafydd’s The White Trail. [HF69] 5.30PM THE CUBE £7

Jackie Morris Illustration Master Class Find out about the techniques and materials that Jackie Morris uses to create her beautiful books, including the stunningly beautiful Song of the Golden Hare, in this illustration master class for adults and children. 12+ years (YA)


Peter James talks to Marcel Berlins

What would you do if you had to power the UK? Marcus Brigstocke and Libby Purves get to grips with how to generate enough energy to keep the lights on and power their appliances. Dependency on overseas supplies, volatile fossil fuel prices and the need for a low-carbon economy makes this one of the biggest challenges facing the country. Richard Smith of National Grid and David MacKay of the DECC are our expert advisors. Chaired by Mark Lynas and using the 2050 calculator. In partnership with DECC and National Grid [219] 7PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £5

Katherine Quarmby and Damian Le Bas Challenging Romaphobia The award-winning non-fiction writer Quarmby introduces her book No Place to Call Home – Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies & Travellers. Le Bas is editor of the national magazine and website for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, Travellers’ Times, and author of All Change: Romani Studies through Romani Eyes. They talk to Guto Harri. In association with The Rural Media Company [220] 7PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Tim Pears and Sadie Jones talk to Stephanie Merritt Fictions – Damage Pears’ In The Light of Morning is a war story and a love story. Three British soldiers are parachuted into Slovenia in 1944 and are hunted through the mountains with a rag-tag group of partisans. Jones’ Fallout sees the balance of relationships between three theatre friends in London disturbed by the arrival of a fragile young actress. [221] 7PM STARLIGHT STAGE £6

Martin Parr talks to Dylan Jones The Non-Conformist Martin Parr is a key figure in the world of photography, recognised as a brilliant satirist of contemporary life. He’s recently published two photographic books that span his long career, Martin Parr and The NonConformists, which includes his portrayal of the community of Hebden Bridge.







Louise Welsh and Sophie Hannah talk to Marcel Berlins

Buildings of the Labour Movement

Fictions – Crimes A pandemic called ‘The Sweats’ is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. Welsh introduces A Lovely Way To Burn, the first outbreak in her Plague Times trilogy. Hannah reveals The Telling Error, the latest in her Culver Valley Crime series of novels. [HF70] 7PM THE CUBE £5

Paranormal Activity CJ Daugherty, author of the bestselling Night School series, and Ruth Warburton, author of the acclaimed Witch Finder, are joined by newcomer Sally Green, author of sensational debut Half Bad, for an unmissable talk on the subject of witchcraft, the paranormal and achieving the extraordinary without special powers. 12+ years (YA)


Friends Charity Gala Quiz Night Please come and join us for a light supper and some lighter competitive quizzing with rounds on vice and virtue, passion and progress. Bring your own team of four, or come and scratch together with new friends. There are sumptuous prizes, scrummy food and the (really not so fiendish) questions set by Peter Florence. * Price includes 2 courses. Pay bar. All profits to fund our Schools Programme.

8.15pm [224] 8.15PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £14

Rachel Sermanni and Sam Lee Double Bill Folk Night Rising folk star Rachel Sermanni is a Scottish singer-songwriter whose beautiful, fluent sound is a perfect match for eloquent lyrics and a captivating stage presence. Her four-track EP Everything Changes was released in January. Award-winning folk singer and song-collector Sam Lee brings his unique acoustic sound to Hay. His debut album Ground Of Its Own was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize and won Roots Album of the Year in the same year. Widely recognised as pioneering, Lee’s work redefines contemporary folksong using homemade and mongrelised instrumentation with unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenge perceptions of what ‘traditional folk’ should sound like.



Nick Mansfield This fascinating survey ranges from the communal buildings of the early nineteenth-century political radicals, Owenites and Chartists, through Arts and Crafts influenced socialist structures of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods to the grand union ‘castles’ of the mid-twentieth century. [226] 8.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £6

Damian Walford Davies, Mererid Hopwood and Paul White The Poets’ Graves / Beddau yr Beirdd A multi-media performance presenting a striking record of Welsh gravestones coupled with prose and poetry responses by two prominent writers from Wales, Hopwood and Walford Davies, and photographed by White. [227] 8.15PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

David Boyle Broke: How to Survive the Middle-Class Crisis For the first time ever, today’s middle classes will struggle to enjoy the same privileges of security and comfort that their grandparents did. Sidelined by the mega-rich, the middle classes really are under severe threat. How did this situation come about? To survive, they will have to carve a new niche for themselves.

8.30pm [228] 8.30PM TATA TENT £10

Ruby Wax Sane New World This show is based on her critically-acclaimed book, which helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking. Sane New World shows us how to rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world and how to become the master, not the slave, of our own minds. This show is your passport to saner living. She might not be sane herself but she does a pretty good imitation. [229] 8.30PM OXFAM MOOT £5

North Herefordshire Archive Film Group & The Rural Media Company Five Years in the Fifties Frank Dale bought a 16mm cine camera in 1953 and for the next five years filled 111 reels with film stretching 11 miles. He looked closely at all aspects of his everyday life in North Herefordshire – the horses, country shows, farming, ploughing matches, carnivals and civic events – to create one of the finest film archive collections of the period. This is a short film of the best of this unique collection, enhanced by specially-composed music to be performed live. Followed by a Q&A about the archive and film. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund


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Llwynberried Farm Visit

John Harvey talks to Marcel Berlins

Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a visit to John and Helen Price’s farm, which specialises in producing top quality beef from their single suckler herd. See how a family farm copes with the real life challenges of modern agriculture. Llwynberried also produces all its own fodder and feed crops and supplies both local and national retailers. Crops include wheat, barley, oilseed rape and forage maize. 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. This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be accompanied at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm. Sponsored by Hay Veterinary Group

Darkness, Darkness We are thrilled to launch the final DI Charlie Resnick novel, by the Cartier Diamond Dagger-winning crime novelist, which brings Harvey’s hero face to face with his past in the miners’ strike of thirty years ago. [HF72] 10AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £3.50

Daniel Morden Tales From Troy We all know how the Trojan War ended. But how did it begin? Award-winning storyteller and author Daniel Morden tells timeless tales from long ago, featuring such legendary characters as Helen, Paris and Achilles… 8+ years



[233] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £6


Ken Thompson Where Do Camels Belong?

A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

Where do camels belong? ‘In the Arab world’ may seem the obvious answer, but they are relative newcomers there. They evolved in North America, retain their greatest diversity in South America, and the only remaining wild dromedaries are in Australia. Thompson examines The Story and Science of Invasive Species.




Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago

[HF71] 10AM TATA TENT £7

Robert Winston Utterly Amazing Science The professor unravels the mysteries of science and explains exactly what makes the world go round. From rocket launches to erupting volcanoes, with fun facts and mind-blowing information, Utterly Amazing Science will capture the imagination of children (and grown-ups) of all ages. 8+ years Sponsored by West Ent Ltd [231] 10AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

John Lewis-Stempel The War Behind the Wire: The Life, Death and Glory of British Prisoners of War, 1914–18 In the camps the war was eternal. There was the war against the German military, fought with everything from taunting humour to outright sabotage. British POWs also fought a valiant war against the conditions in which they were mired. They battled starvation, disease, Prussian cruelties, boredom, and their own inner demons. And, of course, they escaped.

Jasper Fforde The Last Dragonslayer One of the UK’s most imaginative and entertaining authors creates hilarious, often absurd but always compelling adventures within bizarre and zany worlds. Find out all about The Eye of Zoltar, the third novel in his hugely popular Last Dragonslayer series, packed with Jasper’s trademark magic and invention. 11+ years [234] 10AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

Jo Bell, Libby Purves and Geraint Coles talk to Mark Skipworth The Book that Saved the Canals Seventy years ago Tom Rolt published the book Narrowboat and sparked one of Britain’s greatest conservation movements and rescued the nation’s canals from destruction. The Daily Telegraph’s Mark Skipworth discusses with journalist Libby Purves, poet Jo Bell and industrial archaeologist Geraint Coles. In association with The Canal & River Trust [HF74] 10AM THE CUBE £4

Anneliese Emmans Dean Buzzing! Discover the poetry in garden mini-beasts with the poet and performer whose acclaimed book Buzzing! was written for all young nature lovers. 6+ years







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[238] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Toni Morrison talks to Jerry Brotton

Miranda Seymour

Shakespeare 450 – Desdemona

Noble Endeavours: The Life of Two Countries, England and Germany, in Many Stories

The novelist talks about her play written in response to Shakespeare’s Othello. Her work is an intimate dialogue of words and music between Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary. Morrison gives voice and depth to the female characters, letting them speak and sing in the fullness of their hearts. [HF75] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Cathy Cassidy The much-loved author introduces the newest delicious addition to The Chocolate Box Girls series: Sweet Honey. Cathy is an award-winning author who writes about difficult subjects in a touching yet humorous way – and offers tips on friendship, daydreaming and chocolate. 8+ years

In 1613 a beautiful Stuart princess married a handsome young German prince. This was a love match, but it was also an alliance that aimed to weld together Europe’s two great Protestant powers. Before Elizabeth and Frederick left London for the court in Heidelberg, they watched a performance of The Winter’s Tale. In 1943, a group of British POWs gave a performance of that same play to a group of enthusiastic Nazi guards in Bavaria. When the amateur actors suggested doing a version of The Merchant of Venice that showed Shylock as the hero, the guards brought in the costumes and helped create the sets. Nothing about the story of England and Germany is as simple as we might expect. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith. [HF76] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5


Dragons, Heroes and Assassins

Robin Hesketh

Charlie Fletcher, Justin Somper and Philip Womack share a love of dragons and heroes, evil assassins and high-octane escapades. What makes a great fantasy adventure? Join Julia Eccleshare in finding out as they discuss their three brand new fantasy adventure series, Dragon Shield, Allies & Assassins and The Broken King respectively. 10+ years

Cambridge University Series 8 Demystifying Cancer The biochemist explains how the behaviour of cells is controlled and what goes wrong when they begin to proliferate in an abnormal manner – the basic cause of cancers. He then enters an amazing new world, revealed by astonishing technical advances that are revolutionising how we think about and treat cancers. Advances and alternatives that suggest a cautious optimism for the future of mankind’s battle against these fascinating diseases. His Betrayed by Nature and The Secret of Life are published this year. In association with Cambridge University [237] 11.30AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Franny Armstrong, Liz Crow and Jasvinder Sanghera talk to Rosie Boycott Here We Stand Contributors to Honno’s new anthology about women campaigners discuss how they became politicised, and how they were personally changed by the process of changing the world. Armstrong is director of the climate change blockbuster Age of Stupid, and is now working on a TV drama series based on the true story of the police spies who infiltrated British activist groups and the women who unwittingly had relationships and even children with them. Crow is a disability rights activist and performance artist. Sanghera has won many awards and accolades for her work against honour-based abuse and forced marriage.

[239] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £7

Sabrina Mahfouz, Owen Sheers, Marcus Brigstocke, David Buckland and Mark Shorrock Art in the Environment Art is not always just for art’s sake: it has long been used as way of exploring, communicating and engaging people as well as bringing people together. Writers Mahfouz, Sheers and Brigstocke, and Cape Farewell director Buckland, discuss vision, ethics, imagination and integrity. They are joined by Mark Shorrock from the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, who is unveiling the first of two international art commissions. Supported by Tidal Lagoon Power [HF77] 11.30AM THE CUBE £5

Sue Hendra Wanda and the Alien Join Sue for a fun-filled event packed with storytelling and crafts. Children will have the chance to get creative and make their own alien finger puppets! 3–6 years [240] 11.30AM–12PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series The Magnificent Seven See page 83.


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[241] 1PM TATA TENT £6


John Harvey, Louise Welsh and Phil Rickman chaired by SJ Parris

The Bodyguard

OxCrimes 1 Following the success of OxTales and OxTravels we are thrilled to launch our third collaboration with Profile Books with a reading of three stories from this collection of short crime fictions donated by some of the greatest crime-writers in the English language. In association with Oxfam [243] 1PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Philip Parker The Northmen’s Fury: A History of the Viking World One summer’s day in 793, death arrived from the sea. The raiders who sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne were the first Vikings – sea-borne attackers, adventurers and traders who brought two centuries of terror to northern Europe and North America. Chaired by Katrin Bennhold. [244] 1PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Kirsty Wark talks to Sarah Crompton Fictions – The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle The broadcaster discusses her first novel. When Elizabeth Pringle, an inspirational teacher on the island of Arran dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to someone who is all but a stranger, a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than thirty years ago. Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house in such strange circumstances. [245] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Jay Griffiths talks to Horatio Clare A Love Letter to a Stray Moon Frida Kahlo transformed the emotional and physical pain of her life into art. Her paintings make visible the invisible, interior experiences of many women. They speak of loss, loneliness, her struggle to have children, her lovers, a bus accident that shattered her body and spirit. But they are also full of passion and warmth, each canvas a defiant celebration of what it is to be human. The author of Pip Pip – A Sideways Look at Time, Wild – An Elemental Journey and Kith – The Riddle of the Childscape reimagines Kahlo’s life and art in a passionate prose poem.

Chris Bradford Following his phenomenally successful Young Samurai events, Chris Bradford returns to the stage for his The Bodyguard series with an adrenaline-fuelled show. Chris brings the action in his books to life with interactive performance and explosive content linked to his own research and training. During his bodyguard training, Chris acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises; all of which he relates in one high-energy, breathtaking event. Duration 45 minutes 9+ years




Steve Eales Casting the Net: The Way Science is Really Done The standard description of the scientific method is that it is primarily a negative activity, with scientists setting out to disprove the latest hypothesis. But very few real scientists have ever set out with this aim in mind. The astronomer shows that real science is often a matter of casting a net. In association with Cardiff University [247] 1PM ST MARY’S CHURCH £7

The Doric String Quartet BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 2 The quartet play Haydn’s String Quartet in B flat major Op.76 No.4 and Janácek’s String Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’. Recorded for broadcast on Radio 3 [HF79] 1PM THE CUBE £5

Swat! A Fly’s Guide To Staying Alive How does a house-fly survive the dangers in life, such as being eaten by animals or killed by humans? Mike Barfield shares their insect survival secrets with us. Scientifically accurate and great fun for any child who enjoys death, destruction, peril and poo. 7+ years [248] 1PM–1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Entrepreneur, Business Angel and Philanthropist See page 83.

2.30pm [249] 2.30PM TATA TENT £9

Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy Poems A reading by the National Poet of Wales and the Poet Laureate of Great Britain. There are special GCSE tickets for this event. To book for anyone aged 14–16 years, please call the Box Office on 01497 822 629.







Jessie Childs God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

Future Dragons’ Playground Five organisations shortlisted for the Future Dragons’ Den (see event 258) will tell their stories, practise their pitches and share ideas on how they’d use the £5,000 prize from Social Enterprise funders UnLtd, if they won the Den. In partnership with The Welsh Government and UnLtd

The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. It is a tale of dawn raids and daring escapes, stately homes and torture chambers, ciphers, secrets and lies. Chaired by SJ Parris.

[HF82] 2.30PM THE CUBE £4.50


Tales From Grimm

Diana Henry and Anna Jones talk to Rosie Boycott Talk About Food

Daniel Morden Daniel is one of the UK’s most popular tellers of traditional stories. Here he tells tales from the timeless collection of magical fairytales. Expect impossible quests, mysterious strangers, sudden jumps, dramatic twists, moments of high drama and low comedy… 7+ years

The authors of A Change of Appetite – Where Delicious Meets Healthy and A Modern Way to Eat discuss how we might change our relationship with food and diet with the chair of London Food. Sponsored by The Bell at Skenfrith



[254] 4PM TATA TENT £8

Kate Bradbury, Findlay Wilde and Jane Richmond talk to Katie-Jo Luxton Hungry Caterpillars and Fantastic Foxes: Giving Nature a Home in Your Garden Discover how your family can get gardening for wildlife and discover a secret world. Ask the experts as they share their ideas and experiences. Author Kate Bradbury is joined by 12-year-old wildlife blogger Findlay Wilde and Jane Richmond from the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The Director of RSPB Cymru, Katie-Jo Luxton, is in the chair. Supported by RSPB Cymru [HF80] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Lucy Hawking Science and Imagination Author of the out-of-this-world adventure series co-written with her father, the world famous Stephen Hawking, Lucy takes the audience on a cosmic adventure through the universe and beyond. George and Annie travel further into space than ever before in the latest book George and the Unbreakable Code. 8+ years Sponsored by West Ent Ltd [HF81] 2.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

There’s a Shark in the Bath BIG TEETH! BUBBLES! BATHROOM CHAOS! When a family of sharks pops out of the plughole, Dulcie must figure out a way to keep them from eating her up. Cue utter silliness, sea creatures and some crazy cartooning with Sarah McIntyre. 5+ years



Paddy Ashdown The Cruel Victory As the Allied troops stormed the D-Day beaches, the Vercors rose up to fight the Nazis in a planned rearguard action. It was to prove not only the largest Resistance action of the entire war but also, in the severity of the German response, the most brutal slaughter of resistance forces in Western Europe. Supported by Mr & Mrs Christopher James [255] 4PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Jon Butterworth Smashing Physics On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN announced the discovery of a new particle – the Higgs boson, intimately involved with the unification of two fundamental forces and with the origin of mass itself. This is the story of that discovery: the amazing machines, the people, the science, the politics, and the consequences.

01497 822 629




Julian Baggini and Shaun Hill

Future Dragons’ Den Final 2

The Virtues of the Table

Do It

Our choices regarding what we eat involve every essential aspect of our human nature: the animal, the sensuous, the social, the cultural, the creative, the emotional and the intellectual. Thinking seriously about food requires us to consider our relationship to nature, to our fellow animals, to each other and to ourselves. So can thinking about food teach us about being virtuous, and can what we eat help us to decide how to live? The philosopher is joined by the Michelin-starred chef-patron of The Walnut Tree. They talk to John Mitchinson.

Five participants, four Dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books for a chance to win a £5,000 cash award and one-to-one support from UnLtd. In partnership with The Welsh Government and UnLtd


Marcus Moore and Sara-Jane Arbury Oxford Word Wizards Get the gift of the gab and add vim to your vocab as these lively linguists dip into dictionaries and provide top tips on becoming a word wizard. There’ll be lots of silly games in the playground of puns. A must for all budding young writers. 7+ years [257] 4PM OXFAM MOOT £5

Philipp Meyer and Linda Spalding talk to Kirsty Wark

[HF85] 4PM THE CUBE £5

Chris Haughton Shh! We Have a Plan A favourite of art and design aficionados as well as of parents, Chris is the award-winning creator of picture books A Little Bit Lost and Oh No, George! A mixture of stories, pictures, puppets and participation will delight young readers, and he may even draw your ideas. 4–7 years [259] 4PM–4.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series From Brewer to Plumber to Pagan Memorabilia See page 83.

5.30pm [260] 5.30PM TATA TENT £15

Fictions – Once Upon a Time in the West

Toni Morrison talks to Razia Iqbal

Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, Meyer’s The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. In Spalding’s The Purchase a young Quaker father and widower leaves his home in Pennsylvania to establish a new life. He sets out with two horses, a wagon full of belongings, his five children, a 15-year-old orphan wife, and a few land warrants for his future homestead. When Daniel suddenly trades a horse for a young slave, Onesimus, it sets in motion a struggle in his conscience that will taint his life forever. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series

In Conversation


Julia Peyton-Jones, Roger Scruton, William Packer and Shani Rhys James chaired by Will Gompertz

Holly Smale Join Holly Smale, winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and creator of the bestselling Geek Girl series, talking to Damian Kelleher about smart and funny fiction for smart and funny readers. Guaranteed to get your geek on! 11+ years



A wide-ranging interview with the American Nobel Laureate, author of Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Jazz and Home. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series [261] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Lynda La Plante Prime Author The queen of crime writing, creator of television’s Prime Suspect and author of the new thriller Twisted, discusses the nature of evil, heroism and detective work with Sarah Crompton. [262] 5.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

The Welsh Academy of Art Debate ‘The supreme tragedy is when theory outstrips performance’ – Leonardo da Vinci. Does contemporary art celebrate concept without skill? What is the value of a Fine Art degree? The Welsh Academy of Art presents a debate on the state of contemporary art and art education.







Averil Cameron

Jonathan Yeo talks to Will Gompertz

Byzantine Matters


Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing it to a poor relation of Rome and the rest of the classical world. Cameron suggests why it is so important to integrate the civilisation into wider histories, and lays out why Byzantium should be central to ongoing debates about the relationships between West and East, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and the ancient and medieval periods.

An interview with the leading painter whose work in portraiture and collage has established him as one of the most treasured contemporary artists. He discusses his relationship with his subjects and the way he builds his understanding of their portraits.

[264] 5.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

David Edgar The 2014 Housman Lecture The Name and Nature of Poetry The distinguished and prolific playwright gives this year’s lecture addressing the subject of poetry in his life and work. His most recent plays have been adaptations of Arthur and George and The Master Builder. In association with The Housman Society [HF86] 5.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5.50

Matt Haig and Alyssa Brugman Closed Doors, Open Minds


Philip Ball Serving The Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler While some scientists in Nazi Germany tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any ‘Jewish ideas’, many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the regime. Ball examines the records of Max Planck, Peter Debye and Werner Heisenberg. [269] 7PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Henrietta Moore and Ricken Patel Cambridge University Series 9 The Future of Civic Activism Relationships between state and society have undergone a significant shift over the last decade. On both sides promises have been made and broken, expectations raised and shattered, partnerships brokered and roles reversed. Moreover, the influence of non-state actors has become impossible to discount. Professor Moore will talk about changes in ‘politics from below’ and ask whether there is something genuinely new in kind about the way in which civil society is now operating. She is joined by video link by the co-founder of the global protest movement AVAAZ. In association with Cambridge University

Echo Boy is the first novel for young adults from acclaimed author Matt Haig and is a poignant and beautifully-written story about love, loss and what makes us truly human, set in a future world where humans are served by ‘echoes’ – sophisticated, emotionless machines. He is joined by Alyssa Brugman whose groundbreaking novel Alex As Well is a confronting and heartfelt story of adolescent experience – of questioning identity, discovering sexuality, navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. 12+ years (YA)



Venetia Williams, Caroline Peters, Elizabeth Haycox

Stefan Collini

Crossing Borders

Two Cultures? The Significance of CP Snow

A wide-ranging conversation about ambitions and opportunities with several of the remarkable women living and working here in the Border Country as profiled by writer Julia Gregson and photographer Alex Pownall in their book Crossing Borders. Horse trainer Venetia Williams has won over £1m in prize-money this year. Caroline Peters is Chief Superintendent of Somerset and Avon Police. Elizabeth Haycox is the owner of Richard Booth’s Bookshop and a Trustee of Hay Castle. The session will include a tribute to the late Jean Miller. Chaired by Revel Guest.

The academic presents his annotated edition of FR Leavis’ famous critique of CP Snow’s theory of the ‘two cultures’ of arts and sciences. Collini describes what was at stake in the dispute, reappraises its literary tactics and evaluates the purpose of Leavis’ brand of cultural criticism. [HF87] 5.30PM THE CUBE £4

Matt Brown Compton Valance: The Most Powerful Boy In The Universe (well sort of )



A fantastically funny and delightfully disgusting time-travelling adventure from Heart Radio DJ and former TV presenter Matt Brown. Perfect for fans of Jeremy Strong and Andy Stanton. 7+ years

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7pm Manuel Rivas and Jane Lythell talk to Stephanie Merritt Fictions – Between the Lines Rivas’ All is Silence is a literary masterpiece about three young friends growing up in a Galician community which is bound by a conspiracy of silence. Lythell’s The Lie of You – I Will Have What is Mine is a chilling psychological thriller about obsession, jealousy and lying to those you love. Supported by Acción Cultural Española




[272] 8.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £14

Barry Cryer Twitter Titters In yet another farewell tour, Baz returns, having been charged with persistent joking and asks for 20 other shows to be taken into consideration. You are the judge and jury – be merciful to the aged accused King of the One-liners. He merely seeks to bring a ray of sunshine amid the dark clouds of life.? He’ll be enjoying himself – do join him. With Colin Sell at the piano. [274] 8.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Lewis Pugh 21 Yaks and a Speedo The intrepid environmentalist, endurance swimmer and inspirational UN Patron of the Oceans describes his travels to the ends of the earth. Chaired by Paul Blezard. [275] 8.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

Shani Rhys James, Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke and Francesca Rhydderch Florilingua A celebration of art and poetry. The poets read work that responds to the characteristic wild wallpapers and menacing chandeliers of Rhys James’ new touring exhibition of paintings.









Bredwardine Farm Vist

Lucy Carpenter

Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a walk to Charlie and David Blandford’s farm alongside the River Wye, producing top quality lamb and potatoes, among other foods. Our visit includes a farm walk of up to a mile followed by demonstrations of sheepdog working, sheep shearing and wool spinning. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing. This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be accompanied at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm. Sponsored by Hay Veterinary Group

Our Oceans and Atmosphere: A Strained Relationship The earth’s oceans and atmosphere have been intimately linked since they were formed, with one compartment helping to sustain life in the other. Now, changes in climate are perturbing the natural exchanges and threaten life in both. The oceanographer examines the scientific understanding of chemical exchanges between the sea and air that impact on the Earth’s heat balance and underpin future projections of climate change. In association with The University of York [280] 10AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Gareth Williams Paralysed With Fear

What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago

Polio: a nightmare that terrified 1950s America almost as much as the atom bomb. Williams tells its story, from ancient Egypt to the iron lung and the cut-throat race to develop a vaccine. Today, we are on the brink of exterminating polio – but is this a battle we can ever win?

A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

[HF88] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £4.50

9.20am [479] 9.20AM FRIENDS CAFÉ FREE – DROP IN

Telegraph Editors

10am [277] 10AM TATA TENT £5

Rupert Isaacson talks to John Mitchinson The Long Ride Home Heartbreaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Father and son embark on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia, and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest. [278] 10AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Mike Snook Beyond the Reach of Empire: Wolseley’s Failed Campaign to Save Gordon and Khartoum In the early 1880s the Mahdi unleashed a spectacularly successful jihadist uprising against Egyptian colonial rule in the Sudan. Major General Charles Gordon was despatched to evacuate Khartoum and turn the Sudan over to self-rule. The mission backfired and Sir Garnet Wolseley was sent to relieve him…


Nicola Davies Wildlife Adventures The zoologist, Really Wild Show presenter and award-winning writer combines heart-stopping adventure stories with real-life conservation projects in an entertaining and informative session for all the family. 8+ years [HF89] 10AM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Family History: War Stories Sarah Ridley and Rebecca Stevens were both inspired by real stories in their families, including letters sent home from soldiers away at war. Find out how their research inspired their books, Dear Jelly and Valentine Joe. 8+ years [281] 10AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE BUT TICKETED

Charlotte Hill, Justin Davies Smith and Caroline Killeavy Bridging the Volunteer Age Gap The younger generation often gets a bad rap and yet around a third of young people volunteer regularly. What does society need to do to make use of its greatest asset – its youth – to inspire the next generation of community activists? Charlotte Hill (Step Up To Serve) and Justin Davies Smith (NCVO) discuss with Caroline Killeavy from the Canal and River Trust. In association with The Canal & River Trust

01497 822 629


[HF90] 10AM THE CUBE £5

[HF92] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £4

Fairytale Hairdressing

Matt Dickinson

Author Abie Longstaff and illustrator Lauren Beard will draw you in to a modern fairy tale world where the Big Bad Wolf runs the opticians (all the better to see you with…) and Red Riding Hood has a skateboard shop. 4-6 years

The Everest Files: A Short (and Turbulent!) Trip to the Top of the World

11.30am [282] 11.30AM TATA TENT £7

Richard Evans Cambridge University Series 10 The History of Conspiracy Theories How far do conspiracy theories undermine trust in government and shape history? From 9/11 to the rise of Holocaust denial, conspiracy theories have fascinated us. The historian best known for his work on C19th and C20th German history is Principal Investigator and overall director of a new project: Conspiracy and Democracy – History, Political Theory and Internet Research. In association with Cambridge University [283] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

David Gange Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion In the century that followed the deciphering of hieroglyphic script in 1822, Egypt became a focal point in disputes over the nature of human origins, the patterns underlying human history, the status and purpose of the Bible, and the cultural role of the classics. [HF91] 11.30AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £3

The Big Draw Enjoy a high-energy and high-speed blast of cartooning magic with a line-up of cartoon geniuses including Martin Brown, Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve and Phoenix comic cartoonists. Challenge them to draw your cartoon ideas. Noisy fun for all the family. 6+ years [284] 11.30AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Peter Atkins What is Chemistry? A wonderfully accessible introduction to chemistry’s central concepts that shows how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture. Atkins shows how chemistry provides the infrastructure of our world, through the chemical industry, the fuels of heating, power generation and transport, as well as the fabrics of our clothing and furnishings.

Is chaos descending on Mount Everest? Why are Sherpas and Westerners fighting on the slopes? How come the Nepalese authorities have had to put an army post at base camp? And what about the ever-younger age of climbers? Do 13-year-olds really belong in this lethal place? Everest Summiteer Matt Dickinson discusses these dramatic changes and presents a factfilled journey to the top of the world’s highest mountain. He also discusses his new teen novel The Everest Files, which follows an Everest expedition from the point of view of a 16-year-old Sherpa climber. 8+ years



[HF93] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

Steve Cole Special Agent Mummy In a fun-filled, frantic session, Steve will reveal the loopy origins of his many creations, give story-writing tips and make plenty of atrocious jokes… It’s everything you wanted to know about space-dinosaurs, monster superheroes and time-travelling Egyptian mummies but were too afraid to ask! 7+ years [285] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Xiaolu Guo and Tash Aw talk to Daniel Hahn Fictions – China Guo’s love story I Am China explores ideas of translation and exile and the role of the artist. Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Aw’s Five Star Billionaire maps the overlapping lives of five newcomers to Shanghai. In association with The British Council [HF94] 11.30AM THE CUBE £4

Louise Yates Dog Loves… The author of the wonderful - and Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning - Dog Loves series shares her inspiration and encourages young children to join in the story and do some drawing. 3+ years [HF95] 11.30AM THE MESS TENT £6

Salvatore Rubbino Join the talented illustrator, creator of A Walk in London and A Walk in Paris, for a fun interactive workshop in which you will help bring a city to life! 5+ years [286] 11.30AM-12PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Tackling Youth Unemployment in the C21st See page 83.









HRH Princess Michael of Kent and SJ Parris

Martin Brown Horrible Histories

The Hay Castle Trust Historical Fiction Lunch

The illustrator brings in an action-packed show full of jokes, stories and live drawing. Find out fabulous facts from history and see drawings leap from his pen, with suggestions from the audience adding to the fun. The first Horrible History book, written by Terry Deary and illustrated by Brown, was published in 1993. The series went on to become a BAFTA award-winning CBBC show and stage show and there are now almost 100 books ranging from histories of the Romans and Greeks to the Stuarts and the First World War. 8+ years Sponsored by Herdman Coaches

A delicious light lunch will be served to celebrate the latest phase of the restoration at Hay Castle. The lunch will be hosted by Nancy Lavin Albert and Trustees of the Hay Castle Trust. Princess Michael will talk about her novel The Queen of Four Kingdoms. Yolande of Aragon is sent away from her family, her friends and everything she knows, to marry the young Duke of Anjou, King Charles VI’s cousin. SJ Parris talks about the latest of her Bruno Giordano crime novels set in Elizabethan England, Treachery. * Price includes food and talk and a donation to the Hay Castle Trust. There is a pay bar.

1pm [289] 1PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Hew Strachan talks to Richard Norton-Taylor The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West and the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. Strachan, one of the world’s leading military historians, reveals how these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself. He argues that the wars since 2001 have not in reality been as ‘new’ as has been widely assumed and that we need to adopt a more historical approach to contemporary strategy in order to identify what is really changing in how we wage war.

[290] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Philip Walling Counting Sheep: A Celebration of the Pastoral Heritage of Britain Sheep are the thread that runs through the history of the English countryside. Our fortunes were once founded on sheep, and this book tells a story of wool and money and history, of merchants and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and how they got their freedom and, above all, of the soil. He talks to Kitty Corrigan. [HF98] 1PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve Oliver and the Seawigs Set sail for an adventure with these story legends as they introduce Oliver and the Seawigs, full of giggly-but-dangerous monkeys, a near-sighted mermaid and some very BIG WIGS. Learn how to draw your own Sea Monkey and join in with the silly sea shanty chorus. 6+ years


Mitch Symons


Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales

Diana McCaulay, Michael Mendis and Maggie Gee

Mitch has won the Blue Peter Best Book with Facts Awards twice, for Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You and Do Igloos Have Loos? Here, the revolting rhymes expert treats his audience to a wickedly funny retelling of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children. 9+ years

A Commonwealth Writers Conversation The Untold Story: The Environment in Fiction The impact of global warming is likely to be, ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible’, according to a recent UN report. Diana McCaulay, environmental activist and author from Jamaica, Michael Mendis, blogger and short story writer from Sri Lanka, and UK novelist Maggie Gee explore what happens when science and fiction meet, with Daniel Hahn. [292] 1PM ST MARY’S CHURCH £7

Tom Poster BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 3 The pianist plays Gluck/Sgambati – Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo and Eurydice; Beethoven – Sonata in D major Op28, Pastorale; Grieg – Slatter Op72 (selection of Norwegian Dances); Chopin – Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major Op61; and Gershwin – Songs (arr). Recorded for broadcast on Radio 3


01497 822 629


[HF99] 1PM THE CUBE £5


Nicola Davies

Margaret Drabble talks to Peter Florence

The Promise

The Pure Gold Baby

Nicola is a marvellous writer, speaker, and observer of the natural world. She reads from her beautiful new picture book The Promise, which reminds us all that the smallest actions can change our world for the better. 5+ years

The author discusses her first novel for seven years, the story of a motherhood and neighbourhood and society in North London over several decades. The book is rich with the combination of acute observation and insight and the beautiful economy of prose familiar to her readers. Supported by Samantha Maskrey


Social Enterprise Series What lessons can the entrepreneur learn from the military?


See page 83.

Liz Tunbridge, Alexandra Brand, Lucie Green and Ana Cavalcanti


The Royal Society Platform The Next Big Things

[294] 2.30PM TATA TENT £10

Geoff Hurst, Osvaldo Ardiles, Ricardo Villa and Alan Smith The Telegraph Question Time As the World Cup in Brazil approaches, The Telegraph gathers a stellar team of footballing greats including Sir Geoff Hurst, Argentinian superstars Osvaldo Ardiles and Ricardo Villa, and Alan Smith, to debate the world’s most high-profile sport. Have your say or just come along to cheer. Refereed by Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph’s Arts Editor-in-Chief and Sports Columnist. Supported by The National Lottery [295] 2.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Simon Pearson The Great Escaper Roger Bushell was ‘Big X’, mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Through exclusive access to his private papers – as well as fascinating new research from other sources – journalist Pearson has now written the first biography of this iconic figure. Chaired by Katrin Bennhold.



From solar science to fungi sensing, four Royal Society Research Fellows discuss their research in cutting edge science. Chaired by Lucy Carpenter. In association with The Royal Society * To book student tickets please call the Box Office on 01497 822 629. [HF100] 2.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Tommy Donbavand Fangs The creator of Scream Street introduces his new series Fangs, with games, stories and a lot of laughs as vampire agent Fangs Enigma tries to save the world. 8+ years [299] 2.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE – DROP IN

Future Dragons’ Playground Five organisations shortlisted for the Future Dragons’ Den (see event 303) will tell their stories, practise their pitches and share ideas on how they’d use the £15,000 cash award from Social Enterprise funders UnLtd, if they won the Den. In partnership with The Welsh Government and UnLtd [HF101] 2.30PM THE CUBE £4


Steve Antony

Matthew Haley

The Queen’s Hat

Tomorrow’s Treasures: Are Rare Books A Good Investment?

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen’s men and one very special hat. Follow one determined, daredevil Queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben…just where will that hat land? 3+ years

Bonhams’ Head of Books and Manuscripts talks about the collectors who have made and lost fortunes in rare books. He gives a summary of price trends in the book market, and considers whether rare books are a good investment.









Emile Simpson talks to Richard Norton-Taylor War From The Ground Up

Future Dragons’ Den Final 3 Build It

As a former Gurkha officer, Simpson completed three tours in southern Afghanistan, which informed his first book War From the Ground Up – Twenty-First Century Combat as Politics. He talks about people, perception and persuasion in contemporary armed conflict.

Five participants, four Dragons and three minutes to tell a story that will capture the Dragons’ hearts, minds and cheque books for a chance to win a £15,000 cash award and one-to-one support from UnLtd. In partnership with The Welsh Government and UnLtd


[HF104] 4PM THE CUBE £4

Henry Nicholls

Katy Cannon

The Galapagos

Pooch Parlour

The Galapagos were once known to the sailors and pirates who encountered them as Las Encantadas: the enchanted islands, home to marvellous creatures and dramatic volcanic scenery. This captivating history of the world’s most famous islands charts their evolution from deserted wilderness to profoundly important scientific resource and now global tourist destination. Sponsored by Tomatitos Tapas Bar



Raymond Tallis Tetchy Interludes The medic/philosopher takes a wry look at a variety of topics such as stupidity (including the author’s own), fashions in academe, and the human propensity for mission drift. His latest book of essays is Epithemean Imaginings.

Welcome to Pooch Parlour, where every dog gets star treatment. Whether your favourite adorable pup is a Bichon Frise, a Pomeranian or a cute little Yorkshire Terrier, you’ll meet them all here in these fun adventures with author Katy Cannon. 6+ years

Social Enterprise Series Date Night: Innovation and Sustainability See page 83.

5.30pm [HF105] 5.30PM TATA TENT £10

Michael Morpurgo and Rae Smith War Horse


The Literacy Question Can we look beyond party politics to improve literacy and enhance the lives of generations? Join Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, for a lively conversation about literacy in Wales and England in the light of new research results. 13+ years (YA) [HF103] 4PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Hilary McKay, Jane Elson and Natasha Farrant Friends and Families in Fiction Clever, optimistic, beautifully written and very amusing, these three writers’ books explore the relationships within families and between close friends with great insight and humour. The multiple-awardwinning Hilary McKay whose new book is Binny For Short, is joined by Natasha Farrant, author of The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby series, and newcomer Jane Elson, author of A Room Full of Chocolate, for a lively session about the highs and lows of family life and how it inspires their fiction. 9+ years


Discover how Rae Smith’s designs for the internationally-acclaimed production of War Horse were originally created and watch as she brings her illustrations to life, in an on-stage demonstration of work from her new illustrated hard cover edition of War Horse. Award-winning author Michael Morpurgo joins Rae on stage, reading extracts from his much-loved novel and sharing personal insights into the extraordinary journey from page to stage, from early National Theatre workshops through to international fame. 10+ years

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Chris Tarrant talks to Paul Blezard

Jamie Thomson

Dad’s War

Laugh Like A Dark Lord

The broadcaster discusses his memoir: a profoundly moving and heartfelt tribute to a much-loved father who was involved in some of WWII’s most significant campaigns, including the Dunkirk evacuation and the D-Day landings; and a sincere and humble commemoration of the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers of WWII. Sponsored by Baskerville Hall Hotel & Clyro Court

Meet Jamie Thomson, author of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning Dark Lord series, as he talks about his latest book Dark Lord: Eternal Detention. Jamie will teach the audience how to laugh like a Dark Lord. 9+ years


Graham Robb The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe The author made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea. It was an ancient path that took him deep into the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. Gradually, a lost map revealed itself, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. Oriented according to the movements of the Celtic sun god, the map had been forgotten for almost two millennia.


Steven Donziger talks to Patrick Alley Changing the System: Curbing Corporate Power The lawyer who took giant US oil company Chevron to court and had them found guilty and fined billions of dollars, and who was himself successfully taken to court by Chevron under a civil racketeering suit, is joined by Patrick Alley, director of Global Witness, to discuss how tackling corporate power is a vital step to saving the environment and creating an economy that benefits everyone. A Global Witness 20th Anniversary Conversation [HF108] 5.30PM THE CUBE £4.50

Lucy Ivison and Tom Ellen

Sponsored by

Love, Laughter and Finding Your ‘Lobster’


Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison are the co-authors of hilarious teen debut Lobsters. Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find The One. Their ‘lobster’. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins forever, to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love. Tom and Lucy met in the sixth form and have been friends ever since. Lucy runs online teen magazine Whatever After, as well as teaching in girls’ schools across London specialising in building confidence and creativity. Tom is a journalist and has written for ShortList, TimeOut, Vice, TalkSPORT, ESPN and Viz. Are they lobsters? You’ll have to come along to find out… 13+ years (YA)

James Campbell Comedy 4 Kids Imagine you’re a sausage. You are in a frying pan, happily sizzling away with other like-minded sausages. Then one of them starts to tell you about tomato ketchup. You refuse to believe your friend’s stories but later you find yourself being dipped head first into that tangy, tomatoey joy. And then you realise that yes – ketchup is true. Watching James Campbell is a bit like that. But there aren’t any sausages involved. Or ketchup. 6+ years [307] 5.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

John Harrison and Gwyneth Lewis



Sailors in Bed: Travels and Journeys of Healing Wales’ inaugural National Poet Gwyneth Lewis’ latest memoir is Two in a Boat – A Marital Voyage. John Harrison is the author of the Wales Book of the Year winner Cloud Road – A Journey Through the Inca Heartland; he recently recovered from throat cancer. Chaired by New Welsh Review editor Gwen Davies. In association with New Welsh Review

7pm [309] 7PM TATA TENT £7

George Monbiot Inundated When the winter floods receded, they left behind a changed political landscape: one in which we began at last to discuss the treatment of the land and how that affects us. In Feral Monbiot explored the destruction of the uplands and the astonishing, restorative potential of rewilding. Now he extends that analysis, explaining how disastrous agricultural policies strip the soil and exacerbate flooding, and arguing that they can be reversed.






[HF109] 7PM THE CUBE £6

Jonathan Miller talks to Revel Guest

Stories of WWI


Three writers discuss war in literature, fact and fiction. Photojournalist Jenny Matthews captures the impact war has on children and their families in her new book, Children Growing Up With War; Sarah Ridley is the author of Dear Jelly, a book inspired by real wartime letters home; much of award-winning author Bernard Ashley’s fiction is set in times of conflict. They join editor and writer Tony Bradman for a stimulating conversation based on a new anthology, Stories of World War 1. 11+ years

A rare conversation about innovation and experience with the doctor, opera director, humorist and writer. [311] 7PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Jonathan Mullard New Naturalist Library: Brecon Beacons The Brecon Beacons range across upland Wales and create a varied landscape of extensive cave systems, limestone crags and rich meadows. This variety supports thousands of species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth. Sponsored by


[312] 7PM OXFAM MOOT £7

[315] 8.10PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £14

Vicky Pryce, John Podmore, David Wilson and Erwin James

Double Bill: 10 Mewn Bws & Cerys Matthews

Some Truths About Prisons

Part 1: 10 Mewn Bws / 10 in a Bus

A conversation about the penal system. Pryce served time for perverting the course of justice. She is the author of Prisonomics: Behind Bars in Britain’s Failing Prisons. Both former Prison Governors and now criminologists, Podmore and Wilson are the authors of Out of Sight Out of Mind and Pain and Retribution. They talk to Erwin James, author of A Life Inside and The Home Stretch.

Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Ellen Jordan, Catrin O’Neill, Francesca Simmons, Mari Morgan, Huw Evans, Craig Chapman, Leon Ruscitto, Gwen Mairi Yorke, Angharad Jenkins


Menna Elfyn with David Britton, Fflur Dafydd, Francesca Rhydderch, Ifor Thomas, Peter Finch, M Wynn Thomas, Daniel G Williams and Jon Gower For Nigel Jenkins, 1949–2014 A reading of work written by and for the poet Nigel Jenkins who died in January this year. You can hear his beautiful evocation of the Gower coast in the Festival audio archive: [314] 7PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE BUT TICKETED

Andrea Collins talks to Andy Fryers In Pursuit of a Sustainable Event: The Case of the 2012 Hay Festival The Hay Festival is one of the largest annual events in Wales, attracting in excess of 100,000 visitors. The Festival launched its Greenprint programme in 2006 in an attempt to manage and mitigate the direct and indirect environmental impacts of the Festival. What motivates visitors to attend, what are their consumption patterns and how can change be effected? Cardiff University’s Andrea Collins presents her study research and talks with the Sustainability Director. In association with Cardiff University and ZEN



Ten talented young musicians from different backgrounds come together to reinterpret traditional Welsh music as you’ve never heard it before. Between them they bring together influences from rock, pop, classical and electronica in a fresh and unsullied view of what Welsh traditional music is to them. Deg cerddor ifanc, talentog o gefndiroedd cerddorol gwahanol yn dod yngyd i rhoi gwedd newydd i gerddoriaeth traddodiadol Cymru. Heb unrhyw rhagbybiaethau ynglyn â beth yw cerddoriaeth traddodiadol, mae’r cerddorion – sy’n dod â dylanwadau o fyd roc a phop, clasurol ac electronica – yn cyflwyno cerddoriaeth gwerin Cymru mewn ffordd ffres a chyffrous.

Part 2: Cerys Matthews The singer and songwriter reveals her new trio, performs her own songs and celebrates the centenary of Dylan Thomas. Sponsored by The Old Black Lion Hotel

8.30pm [316] 8.30PM TATA TENT £14

Marcus Brigstocke Je m’accuse – I am Marcus Podium dancer, oil rig worker, food addict, musical theatre enthusiast, posh, eco-hypocrite, ex-Goth, muppet fan, award-winning comedian and chief beverages operator at the Little Chef – screw politics! Let’s talk about me… 14+ years Sponsored by Communikate

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8.30pm Nicky Gumbel talks to Dylan Jones Alpha Male Over the last twenty years, the vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton has developed the Alpha Course into one of Christianity’s biggest successes. He discusses his faith and mission with the editor of GQ. [318] 8.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Suzanne Matheson, William Gibbs and Peter Wakelin Sites of Inspiration: Tintern Abbey & Llanthony Priory



Two unique exhibitions of world-renowned artworks devoted to Llanthony Priory (at Abergavenny Museum) and Tintern Abbey (at Chepstow Museum) have just opened. Windsor University’s Suzanne Matheson and William Gibbs, of Brecknock Art Trust, discuss the compelling power of these ruins and their landscapes for artists and writers from the C18th onwards. Chaired by Peter Wakelin, Director of Collections and Research at National Museum of Wales. In association with Monmouthshire Museums Service [319] 8.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Sol Campbell talks to Jasper Rees Not a Normal Memoir The authorised biography of the Tottenham, Arsenal and England defender is a frank and often blistering account of a life lived between the soaring heights of celebrity football and the despairing depths of personal trauma. He talks to the author of Wenger. [320] 8.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

GF Newman Heart of Darkness The creator of Judge John Deed screens the last episode of the last series, an episode that was withdrawn from broadcast after public complaint. He discusses the controversy and the drama. [321] 8.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE BUT TICKETED

Richard Kerridge, Jane Davidson and guests The 2014 INSPIRE Lecture Literature and Sustainability This year’s INSPIRE/ASLE-UKI Literature and Sustainability Lecture is given by Richard Kerridge, nature writer, critic and author of Cold Blood. Followed by a discussion with the 2013 INSPIRE winners, Dr Jayne Archer, Professor Richard Marggraff Turley and the chair of ASLE-UKI, Adeline Johns-Putra, chaired by the director of INSPIRE, Jane Davidson.









Welsh Venison Centre Visit

Andrew Hussey

Agronomist Jonathon Harrington and vet Barney Sampson lead a visit to the Welsh Venison Centre. Andrew and Elaine Morgan welcome us to their deer farm where the does will be calving, possibly while we are there! We will travel by tractor and trailer, and there will be opportunity to visit the farm shop. Venison rolls will be provided at the end of the visit. Please bring suitable clothing in case of inclement weather. This is a visit to a real working farm and is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about food and farming. Families are welcome, children must be accompanied at all times. Coaches will return to the festival site in time for events starting at 1pm. Sponsored by Hay Veterinary Group

The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs

9.20am [480] 9.20AM FRIENDS CAFÉ FREE – DROP IN

The strange and complex story of the relationship between secular, republican France and the Muslim world of North Africa: a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of ‘liberty, equality, fraternity’ conceals a bitter history of domination, oppression and brutality. [HF110] 10AM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £5

Kristina Stephenson Sir Charlie Stinkysocks Sir Charlie is off on his most fearsome quest yet, along a treacherous track, through a spooky-wooky wood and into a deep, dark cave to…well, come along to find out. Storytelling at its best with songs, music and sound effects. 5+ years

Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

10am [323] 10AM TATA TENT £6

[326] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £5

Tristan Gooley The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs As well as being the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation for walkers ever compiled, Gooley’s book also contains clues for weather forecasting, tracking, city walks, coast walks and night walks.

James Evans Merchant Adventurers In the spring of 1553 three ships sailed north-east from London into uncharted waters. The scale of their ambition was breathtaking. Drawing on the latest navigational science and the new spirit of enterprise and discovery sweeping the Tudor capital, they sought a northern passage to Asia and its riches. When their ships became separated in a storm, each ship had to fend for itself. Their fates were sharply divided. One returned to England, to recount extraordinary tales of the imperial court of Tsar Ivan The Terrible. The tragic, mysterious story of the other two ships has to be pieced together through the surviving captain’s log book, after he and his crew became lost and trapped by the advancing Arctic winter. [324] 10AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Clive Aslet War Memorial: The Story of One Village’s Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003 In an intimate portrait of a single countryside community, the historian traces in vivid detail the lives of the twenty-two men and one woman from the Dartmoor village of Lydford who made the supreme sacrifice fighting for Britain in the two World Wars, the Falklands and Iraq.



Miffy and Friends Share stories, songs and games with everyone’s favourite bunny, Miffy, making a rare appearance in Hay. The Miffy books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide! 3+ years [327] 10AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE FREE BUT TICKETED

Guto Harri, Benedict Brogan, Fiona Phillips Why Choose Journalism? Of the wealth of choices available to young people, one of the oldest – and often most disreputable – professions should still be in the mix. Newspaper circulations may be falling, tougher regulation has just kicked in, professional abuses have brought shame: but if seeking adventure, intellectual stimulation and the chance to write the first draft of history, this could be the life for you. The panel will talk about why young people should sign up, and give tips on how get a foot in the door. With The Telegraph’s Benedict Brogan, Guto Harri from News UK and Fiona Philips, editor of The Hereford Times. Supported by News Academy

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[HF112] 10AM THE CUBE £4

[HF115] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £5

The Science of Star Wars

Eddie and Dog


Star Wars conjures up images of spaceships, super-weapons, and all sorts of visions of the future. Author Mark Brake and TV science presenter Jon Chase probe the fantastic frontier between movie magic and cutting-edge science in a high energy session for all the family inspired by one of the most successful epics in entertainment history. 8+ years Sponsored by West Ent Ltd

[HF113] 11.30AM TATA TENT £6.50

[HF116] 11.30AM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

Eddie is looking for a friend – a friend who likes adventure. Then Eddie meets Dog. And the fun really begins… Meet the author and illustrator and get a sneak peek of her new book Mighty Mo! 4–6 years

Anthony Horowitz

Lucy Cooke

One of our most celebrated writers for children and adults excites, engages and provokes the audience as he talks about the inspirations, passions and experiences behind his most loved books including Russian Roulette, the latest book set in the world of Alex Rider, the series credited with getting a whole generation of boys reading. Not to be missed. 9+ years

The Power of Sloth

[328] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

John Swenson-Wright Cambridge University Series 11 North Korea: The Perennial Crisis State What does North Korea want? The Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House talks about the developing crisis surrounding the government rhetoric and the military activities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. In association with Cambridge University [329] 11.30AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Jonathan Beckman How To Ruin A Queen On 5 September 1785, a trial began in Paris that would divide the country, captivate Europe and send the French monarchy tumbling down the slope towards the Revolution. Cardinal Louis de Rohan, scion of one of the most ancient and distinguished families in France, stood accused of forging Marie Antoinette’s signature to fraudulently obtain the most expensive piece of jewellery in Europe – a 2,400-carat necklace worth 1.6 million francs… [HF114] 11.30AM–12.15PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £4.50

James Campbell Boyface The children’s comedian talks about his hilarious children’s book Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine. Boyface Antelope is the son of a stripemonger. What’s a stripemonger? Well, it’s someone who rearranges patterns of course! Giggles guaranteed. Duration 45 mins. 8+ years


Alison Brown

Take a break and kick back with the author of The Power of Sloth, a celebration of the slowest, most chilled animal there is! Amazing pictures and sloth facts – you’ll be a Sloth expert in no time. 6+ years [330] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Roman Krznaric How To Start An Empathy Revolution The popular philosopher from The School of Life believes that empathy – the imaginative act of stepping into another person’s shoes and viewing the world from their perspective – is a radical tool for social change and should be a guiding light for the art of living. [HF117] 11.30AM THE CUBE £4

Steve Smallman Big, Bad Owl Feeling cranky? Out of sorts? In a big bad mood? Then flap off over to Scowl’s grumpy branch for a good old grouch and grumble… Steve’s new picture book Big, Bad Owl is a fabulously funny tale about learning to deal with moods and emotions. 4+ years [331] 11.30AM–12PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Why Won’t They Listen? See page 83.

1pm [HF118] 1PM TATA TENT £6

Michael Morpurgo The Troubled Empire The creator of War Horse joins Peter Florence to discuss some of the recurring themes in his fiction including war, refugees, conflicts and consequences. Michael will be joined for a Q&A session by Maurice Wren, Chief Executive of the British Refugee Council. 10+ years









David and Hilary Crystal

Mark Lynas Nuclear 2.0

Wordsmiths and Warriors

Is nuclear power the only realistic solution to our energy crisis? Using the latest world energy statistics Lynas shows that with wind and solar still at only about 1 percent of global primary energy, asking renewables to deliver all the world’s power is ‘dangerously delusional’.

From King Alfred and the Normans to Chaucer, Shakespeare and Wordsworth, this fabulously entertaining guide to the English language unites the warriors whose invasions transformed the language with the poets, scholars and reformers who helped create its character.


Richard Watkins and Julius Drake

Simon Wessely

BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recitals 4

Shell Shock or Cowardice? The Life and Death of Private Harry Farr

The horn player and pianist play Beethoven – Horn Sonata in F Op17; Schumann – Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op70; Strauss – Nocturne; Poulenc – Elégie H168; and Saint-Saëns – Morceau de Concert Op94.

The psychiatrist was an expert in the Judicial Review of whether to issue a blanket pardon to all those (300) executed for military offences during WWI. The review focused on Harry Farr. What happened? What was the historical context? What’s changed? Chaired by the writer and medical ethicist Raymond Tallis. In association with King’s College London [334] 1PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £5

Simon Thurley, Simon Hodgson, Richard Parry, Simon Murray, Lisa Nandy

[HF120] 1PM THE CUBE £5

Tom Percival Herman’s Letter Herman the bear embarks on an epic journey to deliver a very special letter and ensure that his friendship with Henry the raccoon really is forever. Tom talks about Herman’s adventure in a creative event: prepare to get crafty and remember to bring your imagination! 5+ years

Who Owns Britain’s Heritage? Forests, castles and canals help to define Britain’s historic and living landscapes – but how should they be cared for? Where does the role of the state end and that of charities begin? This discussion looks at the politics and passions behind perhaps the biggest shake up of the UK’s heritage in a generation. Simon Thurley (English Heritage), Simon Hodgson (Forest Enterprise England), Richard Parry (Canal and River Trust), Simon Murray (National Trust) and Lisa Nandy MP discuss with the Festival’s Sustainability Director Andy Fryers. In association with The Canal & River Trust [335] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Phil Rickman and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Crime Fictions – Supernature The Icelandic superstar of Nordic Crime brings her lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir to Hay – a humanelydrawn protagonist with much in common with Merrily Watkins, the ‘detective’ in Rickman’s series of supernatural thrillers set around the Borders. His latest novel is The Magus of Hay. They talk to Paul Blezard.


Social Enterprise Series Beyond Buzzwords: How To Make Values Matter See page 83.

2.30pm [339] 2.30PM TATA TENT £8

Margaret Macmillan The War That Ended Peace The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment – so why did it happen? Macmillan is a previous winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the International Affairs Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards 2014 for this book. Chaired by Nik Gowing.


Katy Cannon


Love, Lies & Lemon Pies

Jonathon Porritt The Joseph Rotblat Lecture: The World We Made

Lottie hasn’t been the same since her dad died a year ago. But she’s got to get back on track – and all she needs is one boy, a bunch of baking classes, a sprinkling of hope and a little help from her friends… Author Katy Cannon shares her tips on characters, stories – and cakes! 11+ years


The environmentalist presents a credible, positive vision of our planet that is green, fair, connected and collaborative and reveals how it is possible to reach a genuinely sustainable world by 2050. He describes the key events, technological breakthroughs and lifestyle revolutions that will transform our planet. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. In association with the WMD Awareness Project

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[HF123] 2.30PM –3.15PM THE CUBE £4.50

Tales from Schwartzgarten

The Quest for a Moral Compass

Award-winning playwright for young people Christopher William Hill chats about his gruesomely funny books, Tales from Schwartzgarten, and why he loves dark humour. Do some very silly story building, and find out why Christopher carries some extremely weird and wonderful smells with him… Duration 45 mins. 9+ years

Engaging and provocative, Malik confronts some of humanity’s deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? He also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. He provides a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history. [HF121] 2.30PM–3.15PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Robert Muchamore and Sophie McKenzie Two of our bestselling writers of adventure novels for young adults talk about their writing. Muchamore introduces his new novel Rock War, and looks back on ten years of his bestselling CHERUB series; and McKenzie discusses Split Second, her action-packed new thriller. Both authors create plots full of excitement, intrigue and adventure, and here is your chance to find out how it’s done. Duration 45 mins. 11+ years [342] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Henry Marsh talks to Ian McEwan Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery One of the country’s leading neurosurgeons reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets and the moments of black humour that characterise a brain surgeon’s life. Supported by Samantha Maskrey [HF122] 2.30PM–3.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

David Melling Hugless Douglas Come along for interactive storytelling with the 2014 World Book Day author-illustrator, and learn how to draw his huggable bear, Hugless Douglas. Watch out for the bear himself… Duration 45 mins. 4+ years [343] 2.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £7

Sarah Brown Rediscovering a Medieval Master-Piece: John Thornton’s Stained Glass Apocalypse In 1405 the Dean and Chapter of York Minster commissioned the largest stained glass window ever made in medieval England. With a huge illuminated Apocalypse at its core, it was the creation of master-glazier John Thornton. The current conservation of York Minster’s Great East Window, under the supervision of Sarah Brown of the University of York and York Glaziers Trust, is providing exciting new insights into this most intriguing of illuminated narratives. In association with The University of York



Kenan Malik

[344] 4PM TATA TENT £8

Robert Harris talks to Philippe Sands An Officer and a Spy The global best-selling thriller writer, author of Fatherland, Pompeii, Imperium, Enigma and Archangel, introduces his riveting new novel about the Dreyfus affair. [345] 4PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Sarah Churchwell The London Library Lecture The Secret History of the American Dream Now used to describe everything from reality television to The Great Gatsby, ‘the American Dream’ is a phrase that most people assume stretches back to the founding of America. But the history of this catchphrase is much more recent – and surprising – than our casual usages suggest. Professor Churchwell traces the emergence of this cliché in the first decades of the 20th century from debates that drove it into the heart of American popular culture. At the same time, she reveals the ways in which the very idea of the ‘American Dream’ was invented to address the same troubling questions about immigration and nationalism, education and job creation, economic and cultural breakdown, individual ambition and social responsibility, that continue to define our society today. Presented in partnership with The London Library [346] 4PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Simon Thurley The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings From awe-inspiring Norman castles to the homes we live in, Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. He tells the fascinating story of the development of architecture and the advancements in both structural performance and aesthetic effect. Chaired by Justin Albert.







Francesca Happé

Social Enterprise Series

The Rosalind Franklin Lecture Autism and Talent

Making Matters: To Create, To Grow, To Inspire

Why do many people with autism develop outstanding abilities in domains like drawing, music, calculation or memory? What aspects of autism predispose to talent? The Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience explores the representation of autistic talent in the media, and what current research can tell us about the nature and origins of special abilities and assets in autism. In association with King’s College London [348] 4PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Michael Scott Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the omphalos – the centre or navel – of the ancient world for more than a thousand years. Individuals, city leaders and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi’s oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. [HF124] 4PM–4.45PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4.50

Kate O’Hearn Fantastic Tales and Epic Adventure Join the bestselling fantasy author and her entourage of Knights and Dark Searchers. Enter the world of Valkyrie and Pegasus, find out about the magical creatures in Kate’s world, and hear how writing fantasy can remove all limits to the imagination. Knights, monsters and even rubber ducks may appear! Duration 45 mins. 10+ years

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5.30pm [351] 5.30PM TATA TENT £5

Anthony Horowitz, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and SJ Parris OxCrimes 2 Following the success of OxTales and OxTravels we are thrilled to launch our third collaboration with Profile Books with a reading of three stories from this collection of short crime fictions donated by some of the greatest crime-writers in the English language. Horowitz is the creator of Foyle’s War, the Alex Rider series and The House of Silk. Sigurdardóttir is the author of the global bestselling Thóra Gudmundsdóttir crime novels. They read and talk with the author of the Giordano Bruno books, the latest of which is Treachery. In association with Oxfam [352] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Lawrence Freedman Mandela’s Strategy In his widely-acclaimed book Strategy: A History, Freedman considers the history of non-violence as a deliberate strategy, from Gandhi to Martin Luther King. He extends his analysis to Nelson Mandela, considering why the South Africa leader abandoned the armed struggle and chose a path of reconciliation. In association with King’s College London [353] 5.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6 – FREE TO SCHOOL STUDENTS*

Georgina Mace, Katrina Brown, Bhaskar Vira and Camilla Toulmin


The Royal Society Platform Resilience to Disaster

John Carey talks to Rosie Goldsmith

How do we prepare ourselves for the impacts of weather-related disasters? What are our options and how do we decide which is the best approach to take? The panel will discuss the evidence that is being analysed in order to inform the important decisions regarding adaptation and risk reduction that are being made at global, national and local levels.

The Unexpected Professor Best known for his provocative take on cultural issues in The Intellectuals and the Masses and What Good Are the Arts?, Carey’s warm and funny memoir describes the events that formed him: an escape from the London Blitz to an idyllic rural village, army service in Egypt, an open scholarship to Oxford and an academic career that saw him elected, aged 40, to Oxford’s oldest English Literature professorship.



In association with The Royal Society * To book student tickets please call the Box Office on 01497 822 629.

[HF125] 4PM–4.45PM THE CUBE £5


Secret Kingdom with Trixi the Pixie (aka Devon Black)

Watching the English

Enter a magical world of friendship and fun with Secret Kingdom. Polish up your tiaras, bring your best friends, and come along for some musical adventures, magical games and glittery craft activities. Exclusive goodies for you to take home. Duration 45 mins. 6+ years

Kate Fox The anthropologist takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. Fox has deciphered yet more enigmatic behaviour codes, adding new rules, new subcultures, new chapters and over a hundred updates. She talks to Sarfraz Manzoor.

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Raymond Tallis, Lesley Close and Richard Harries talk to Rosie Boycott


Assisted Dying Our panel examine the ethics and legalities of assisted dying and ask – who makes the final decision? [HF126] 5.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Adventurers and Sporting Heroes Explorer Maria Leijerstam and world-record-holding athlete Josie Pearson introduce Spark – a new vibrant series of non-fiction books for young readers. Maria relates her epic adventures visiting different parts of the world, including her recent expedition to Antarctica, while Josie shares her experience of winning a Gold medal at the Paralympic Games in London 2012. 7+ years [356] 5.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

Simon Hodgson and Emyr Roberts Modern Forest Management: What’s It For? Forest management is a long-term industry with 50year management plans. How are forest managers adapting to take account of climate change, new diseases and pests, austerity and political change? The Chief Executives of Natural Resources Wales and Forest Enterprise England discuss. Chaired by Andy Fryers. [HF127] 5.30PM–6.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Using Technology in Art & Design Tom Percival is an author, designer and illustrator who also creates the artwork for the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series. He will share his experience and offer some top tips to young designers on how technology can be used in making art. Duration 45 mins. 12+ years (YA)

7pm [357] 7PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Simon Jenkins England’s 100 Best Views The National Trust chairman presents his rhapsodic celebration of the landscapes and cityscapes of England, informed with his insightful historical, geographical and architectural commentary. Chaired by Justin Albert. Supported by Dame Amelia Fawcett

Rory Maclean talks to Rosie Goldsmith Maclean assembles a dazzlingly eclectic cast of Berliners over five centuries, from the wild medieval balladeer to the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a royal princess. Alongside them we encounter Marlene Dietrich flaunting her sexuality in The Blue Angel, Goebbels concocting Nazi iconography, Hitler fantasising about the mega-city Germania and David Bowie recording Heroes. [359] 7PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6



William Nicholson talks to Peter Florence Reckless / Mandela The writer discusses his most recent screenplays – for Les Miserables and Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom and his new novel Reckless – a gripping love story set against the world in crisis. [360] 7PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

Callum Roberts talks to Gabrielle Walker Ocean of Life Oceans are the most mysterious places on earth. Their depths remain largely unexplored, yet 95% of the planet’s habitable space lies within them. And now the life they support hangs in the balance. In association with The Royal Society Winton Prize [361] 7PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

David Hieatt Do Purpose: Why Brands With a Purpose Do Better and Matter More The best brands in the world make us feel something. They tell us their mission and what they want to change. At some point, we stop being customers and become fans. These companies have a reason to exist: A Purpose. And it is an incredibly powerful thing. Purpose provides strength to fight the impossible. It builds a culture. But how do you create, build and sustain a company like this? [362] 7PM THE CUBE £6

Manuel Elkin Patarroyo Malaria The distinguished Colombian pathologist explains his groundbreaking work to create a synthetic vaccine for malaria. Supported by the Embassy of Colombia







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Ben Salfield, Jon Salfield and Simon Stanton The Alegria Trio In the first of two fusion concerts at Hay on Friday 30 May, the world music ensemble play a concert of exciting works that tap into the Middle Eastern heritage of the lute and the driving rhythms of Flamenco. The two virtuosi brothers on lute and guitar are joined by Stanton’s exquisite percussion, creating a spectacular sound palette for this East–West fusion of classical traditions and contemporary improvisation.

8.30pm [364] 8.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Geoff Dyer talks to Horatio Clare Another Great Day At Sea: On Board the USS George Bush Meeting the captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. Underlying Dyer’s efforts to overcome the disadvantages of being the oldest, tallest (actually, second tallest), and most self-conscious person on the boat is an intense fascination with the military world. [369] 8.30PM THE CUBE £5

Helen Walsh

Francesca Martinez talks to Jasper Rees

The Lemon Grove

What the **** is Normal?

A reading from Walsh’s sultry tale of transgressive passion on the island of Deia. Chaired by SJ Parris.

What do you do when you’re labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, cellulite is cause for a mental breakdown and women over a size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the **** do you do if you’re, gasp, disabled? The comedian discusses her memoir of growing up with cerebral palsy.

9.45pm [370] 9.45PM TATA TENT £16

Afro Celt Sound System In concert


Richard Harries The Image of Christ in Modern Art The former bishop of Oxford looks at the work of David Jones, Jacob Epstein, George Rouault, Stanley Spencer, Marc Chagall, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland and suggests that the modern movement in art has turned out to be a friend, not a foe, of Christian art. [366] 8.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Alan McGee talks to Dylan Jones Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Label The charismatic Glaswegian co-founded the Creation label at the age of 23 and brought us acts like My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride and, of course, Primal Scream. In Manchester the label leapt into the big time with Screamadelica and then went global with Oasis. Sponsored by The Radnor Arms, Llowes [367] 8.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

Adriana Ocampo Cosmic Collision and the End of the Dinosaurs How and why did the dinosaurs die? In the 1980s a team of Berkeley researchers proposed the controversial theory of asteroid impact, though the key evidence – the location of the crater – eluded them. It was a detective story that took 10 years to unravel. Today, the evidence is conclusive that a biospheric disaster of colossal magnitude took place. The NASA geologist takes us back 65 million years to explore what happened and why it happened. And – crucially – could it happen again? Sponsored by the Embassy of Colombia


When Afro Celt Sound System burst onto the music scene some 15 years ago their impact was so instant, so astounding, that it hit like a thunder crack. Here was a band unlike any other, a band whose fusion of West African rhythms, Irish traditional music and cutting-edge dance grooves battered the senses and unleashed a wellspring of joy and liberation. When they added diverse new touches – Indian bhangra, Arabic influences, dub reggae and more – they did so seamlessly, in ways that only enhanced their sound and emphasised their openness. A supergroup whose line-up expanded and evolved around four core members (Simon Emmerson, James McNally, Iarla O’Lionaird, Martin Russell), the Afro Celts’ pan-global sound redefined dance music and stumped music critics. They remain defiantly, enigmatically uncategorisable.


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Justin Marozzi

Hay: Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books

Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood

Jim Saunders has lived and worked for 25 years in the border country around Hay. In this, his third book, he homes in on the town itself, along with the landscapes, literature and people of this most beautiful part of Britain. Sponsored by Bowie Gallery

Over thirteen centuries, Baghdad has enjoyed both cultural and commercial pre-eminence, boasting artistic and intellectual sophistication and an economy once the envy of the world. It was here, in the time of the Caliphs, that the Thousand and One Nights were set. Yet it has also been a city of great hardships, beset by epidemics, famines, floods, and numerous foreign invasions that have brought terrible bloodshed. This is the history of its storytellers and its tyrants, of its philosophers and conquerors.


Howard Johns, Juliet Davenport, Mark Shorrock and Gareth Williams Energy Revolution We need a revolution in the way we both use and generate energy. Howard Johns puts forward the case for community energy systems with Mark Shorrock, founder and CEO of Swansea’s Tidal Lagoon Power scheme, Good Energy CEO Juliet Davenport and Caplor Energy’s Gareth Williams. They discuss with Andy Fryers.

9.20am [481] 9.20AM FRIENDS CAFÉ FREE – DROP IN

Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

10am [HF128] 10AM TATA TENT £7.50

Julia Donaldson With the help of her husband Malcolm on guitar, Julia brings her much-loved characters to life and celebrates the Gruffalo’s 15th birthday. Stories, singing and lots of fun! Special appearance by Lydia Monks, illustrator of The Singing Mermaid. 6+ years In association with ReadWell [373] 10AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

John Crace and John Sutherland A Century is a Long Time in Literature Looking back on the period between 1900 and 1913 there was Kim, Wizard of Oz, Heart of Darkness and Howard’s End. Which of the books published so far this century will still be read in a hundred years’ time? Sponsored by the Society of Indexers


Jim Saunders


Chris Stewart talks to Rosie Boycott Last Days of the Bus Club It’s two decades since the author of Driving Over Lemons moved to his farm on the wrong side of a river in the mountains of southern Spain. In this latest, typically hilarious dispatch from El Valero we find Chris, now a local literary celebrity, using his fame to help his old sheep-shearing partner find work on a raucous road trip; cooking a TV lunch for visiting British chef, Rick Stein; discovering the pitfalls of Spanish public speaking; and, most movingly, visiting famine-stricken Niger for Oxfam. Sponsored by Shepherds Ice Cream [376] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Chris Parry Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century The maritime strategist and former Rear Admiral argues that in the second decade of the 21st century, the sea is set to reclaim its status as the world’s preeminent strategic medium. Parry makes the case that the next decade will witness a ‘scramble’ for the sea, involving competition for oceanic resources and the attempted political and economic colonisation of large tracts of what have, until now, been considered international waters and shipping routes. Chaired by Horatio Clare. [HF129] 10AM–10.45AM STARLIGHT STAGE £3

Go Adventuring with the Famous Five Join ‘Julian’ from the Famous Five as he demonstrates some mystery-solving techniques and tips. Learn how to question suspects, crack codes, and stretch your memory. Bring along your thinking caps and a sense of adventure. Suitable for all the family. Duration 45 minutes 7+ years









Sarah Harper The End of Population Growth?

Kjartan Poskitt Murderous Maths Kjartan introduces you to the people who really did put the Murder into Maths. He’ll also show off some amazing tricks and weird facts but NO NASTY SUMS – guaranteed! ‘A stand-up maths routine has children and teachers in fits of laughter.’ – The Times Educational Supplement. Duration 45 minutes 7+ years

While it is common to hear about the problems of overpopulation, might there be unexplored benefits of increasing numbers of people in the world? How can we both consider and harness the potential benefits brought by a healthier, wealthier and larger population? May more people mean more scientists to discover how our world works, more inventors and thinkers to help solve the world’s problems, more skilled people to put these ideas into practice? Chaired by Nik Gowing.

[381] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £7

[HF130] 10AM–10.45AM THE CUBE £4

The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos

Guy Bass The Legend of Frog

Like Carrie Bradshaw, Gordon may have had a column in a national newspaper, but her twenties weren’t one long episode of Sex and the City. They were a decade of hangovers, heartbreak, and hideously awkward mornings-after, all over her overdraft limit. She tells the tales to Georgina Godwin.

Bryony Gordon Prince Frog ventures beyond the End of the World to claim his throne, armed with not much more than a pair of Catastrophe Pants, to find that Princess Rainbow is already wearing his crown… Join author Guy Bass for a laugh-out-loud tale of royal rivalry. Duration 45 minutes 7+ years

[HF132] 11.30AM–12.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

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Niall Ferguson The Pity of War The historian analyses the Great War and asks: was the sacrifice worth it? Was it all really an inevitable cataclysm and were the Germans a genuine threat? Was the war, as is often asserted, greeted with popular enthusiasm? Why did men keep on fighting when conditions were so wretched? Was there in fact a death wish, driving soldiers to their own destruction? In the Great War’s centenary year, the historian offers a provocative analysis: that going to war in 1914 was the biggest mistake in British history. [379] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Irving Finkel The Ark Before Noah One day in 2008 a member of the public brought a cuneiform tablet into the British Museum. Flood expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on this 4,000-year-old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah’s Ark myth. In association with The British Museum [380] 11.30AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Lucy Hughes-Hallett The Samuel Johnson Prize Lecture The Pike: Gabriele D’Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War The biographer talks about her riveting, genre-breaking and multi-award-winning portrait of the Italian poet, fascist and utopian. Introduced by Stuart Proffitt. In association with The Samuel Johnson Prize


Tracey Corderoy and Steven Lenton Shifty McGifty Meet Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam – two hapless robber dogs who will steal your heart, even if they aren’t very good at pinching anything else! Tracey Corderoy brings these thieving canines and their story of crime, cakes and bungled burglaries to life, with the help of illustrator Steven Lenton’s live drawing – a MUST for dog-lovers everywhere. Duration 45 minutes 4+ years [382] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Charles Godfray and Yadvinder Malhi Is The Planet Full? Two of the contributors to Ian Goldin’s overview of the world’s population and resources address key issues. Malhi takes a metabolic perspective on our humandominated planet in Bigger Than The Biosphere? Godfray examines the practicality of food production in Can the World Feed 10 Billion People (Sustainably & Equitably)? [HF133] 11.30AM–12.15PM THE CUBE £4

Jason Rohan The Sword of Kuromori Join the author on a quest to hi-tech modern-day Japan, where watermelons are square and mobile phones are waterproof because people use them in the shower. But there’s an ancient prophesy to be fulfilled… Hi-tech meets ancient myth in this exciting debut. Duration 45 minutes 9+ years [383] 11.30AM–12PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Unemployed Young People: A Co-operative Solution? See page 83.

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James Lovelock talks to Rosie Boycott

Lydia Monks and Alex T Smith

A Rough Ride to the Future

Mungo, a cheeky monkey, and Claude, a rather stylish dog, are brought to life alongside a host of colourful characters in this live drawing session with two of our favourite illustrators. Paper and pencils provided so everyone can join in. 5+ years

The visionary Earth scientist suggests two new big ideas: the first is that three hundred years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning ‘accelerated evolution’, a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the selfregulating Earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced nearly 50 years ago. [385] 1PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Tom Hollander, James Wood and Jon Canter The Rev. Diaries ‘I went into the newsagent’s for a packet of fags and I saw the exercise book, and I thought, yes, that’s got your name on it. Or it soon will. Buy it and fill it with your thoughts, which are many and beautiful and frequently in service to the Lord. Make a diary of your time at St Saviour’s. Maybe, in two hundred years’ time, you’ll be celebrated as the Samuel Pepys of the Church of England. Or a sort of Reverend Bridget Jones. Is that too much to hope for, Lord?’ The creators of the glorious television comedy present the thoughts of Rev. Adam Smallbone. [386] 1PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Alex Bellos Alex Through the Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life From triangles, rotations and power laws to fractals, cones and rollercoaster loops, Bellos takes us on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit, engaging stories and limitless enthusiasm. Sponsored Acre Accountancy Limited [387] 1PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Stephen Payne


Monique Roffey and Mitch Cullin Fictions – Inventions Set on the fictional Caribbean island of Sans Amen, Roffey’s House of Ashes tells the story of three characters, a gunman, a hostage and a boy soldier, caught up in a botched coup d’etat. Cullin’s A Slight Trick of the Mind introduces a nonagenarian Sherlock Holmes. In the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking – about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know. The authors talk to Georgina Godwin. [HF135] 1PM–1.45PM THE CUBE £3.50

Funny Fingers The Funny Fingers are an unusual family but they love to have fun. Join them for storytelling, giggles, adventure and the chance to make your own Funny Finger! Duration 45 minutes 4+ years [390] 1PM–1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Fumbling Our Way: Sex Education For Today See page 83.

2.30pm [391] 2.30PM TATA TENT £10

The Grandest Ocean Liner Ever Built

Bear Grylls

The designer of the Queen Mary 2 describes the technical and aesthetic challenges of making one of the most spectacular ocean-going cruise ships of all time. Chaired by Chris Parry. Sponsored by Cunard

An audience with the adventurer, survival master, chief scout, author and hero of the great outdoors. Sponsored by FW Golesworthy

[388] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Thomas Weber Hitler’s First War Hitler claimed in Mein Kampf that his years as a soldier in the First World War were the most formative years of his life. Weber looks at what really happened to Private Hitler and the men of the Bavarian List Regiment of which he was a member. It is a radical revision of the period of Hitler’s life that is said to have made him. Chaired by Rosie Goldsmith.




Kate Adie Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One The journalist and historian examines the ways in which women’s lives changed during WWI and what the impact has been for women in the hundred years since. Chaired by Jesse Norman. Sponsored by Viking Cruises









Tim Hunt talks to Roger Highfield

Patrick Bishop talks to Con Coughlin

The Royal Society Lecture: A Life in Biology

The Reckoning: How the Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of the Promised Land

In 2001 Sir Tim Hunt FRS was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Paul Nurse and Leland H Hartwell for their discoveries of protein molecules that control the division of cells. He talks with Roger Highfield about his Nobel Prize-winning work and his life in biology. In association with The Royal Society of Literature [394] 2.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Suzanne Franks and Mark Goldring Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984–5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The Professor of Journalism scrutinises and challenges the facts and the impacts, in discussion with the Head of Oxfam. Chaired by Nik Gowing. In association with Oxfam [395] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Siri Hustvedt talks to Stephanie Merritt Fictions – The Blazing World Artist Harriet Burden, consumed by fury at the lack of recognition she has received from the New York art establishment, embarks on an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts, who exhibit her work as their own. And yet, even after she has unmasked herself, there are those who refuse to believe she is the woman behind the men. The author of What I Loved introduces her new novel – an intricately conceived, diabolical puzzle that explores the way prejudice, fame, money and desire influence our perceptions of one another. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series

The mesmerising true story of two ruthless adversaries and the wartime killing by a British policeman of Avraham Stern, leader of The Stern Gang – an event that shook the modern world. [HF137] 2.30PM–3.15PM THE CUBE £3.50

Peter Bently Knightmare Meet Cedric Thatchbottom, knight in training, serving Sir Percival the Proud – a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But life at Castle Bombast isn’t quite what Cedric was expecting. Duration 45 minutes 7+ years [HF138] 2.30PM THE MESS TENT £4

Barroux: Mr Leon’s Paris Illustration Workshop Come to an interactive drawing workshop with the one and only Barroux, fresh from Paris! Explore Paris with his taxi driver character Mr Leon, watch him draw live, and learn how you can draw like Barroux. 8+ years

4pm [397] 4PM TATA TENT £8

AC Grayling Friendship A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyse it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition?

[HF136] 2.30PM–3.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Irving Finkel



The Lewis Chessmen & Other Board Games

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd and James Harkin

Irving Finkel is an expert in the history of board games and an Assistant Keeper at the British Museum where he specialises in cuneiform inscriptions. He will share the amazing story of the 12th-century Lewis Chessmen, from their discovery on a Scottish beach long ago to the present day. Duration 45 minutes 9+ years In association with the British Museum

1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop At QI’s very core is ‘the astonishing fact’: painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School’s first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. Join in the fun with the QI writing team.

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Barbara Stocking, Ellie Pithers, Polly Paulusma and Frances Edmonds Cambridge University Series 12 Women Today, Women Tomorrow Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, a college for women, recently surveyed its alumnae over its 60-year existence. The 1,000 respondents were women from all backgrounds but with a common University experience. The women described the biggest challenge in their careers, whether they were in their twenties or fifties, to be an unsupportive work environment. The college President and several alumnae will explore what women are experiencing, and most of all what changes are needed and what young women need to face the challenges in the workplace. In association with Cambridge University [HF139] 4PM–4.45PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £3.50

Jan Fearnley Light-Fingered Larry, Mr Wolf and other friends The award-winning author and illustrator of the Mr Wolf picture books will draw favourite characters and introduce a new one, Light-Fingered Larry, who likes nothing better than pinching other people’s stuff. But will he mend his ways? Come along to find out! Duration 45 minutes 4–7 years [402] 4PM–4.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Am I An Entrepreneur? See page 83.

5.30pm [403] 5.30PM TATA TENT £8

Beast Quest Tournament

Max Hastings

Calling all Beast Quest fans! Help the good wizard Aduro to free the beasts from Malvel’s evil spell. Take part in a Beast Quest Tournament… and get a sneak peek of Adam Blade’s new series, Sea Quest! Duration 45 minutes 7+ years

Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War, 1914

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Dinaw Mengestu and Akhil Sharma Fictions – New Worlds Mengestu’s All Our Names switches back and forth between Uganda and America: it is a taut, searing novel that blazes with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives. It is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of selfdetermination, of the names we are given and the names we earn. Sharma’s Family Life is a vivid and wrenching portrait of sibling relationships and the impact of tragedy on one family displaced from Delhi to America. They talk to Gaby Wood. [HF140] 4PM–4.45PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Jim Smith Barry Loser Find out all about the Barry Loser series. Meet all the characters in the book and learn how to draw them – everyone can do it. Duration 45 minutes 7+ years [401] 4PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Elizabeth Pisani Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation One in thirty of the people on this planet is Indonesian. The 13,000 islands of their homeland, scattered along the equator, stretch the distance from London to Tehran, and the residents of the capital, Jakarta, tweet more than those of any other city on the planet. By any standard, Indonesia is a global hub, one of the most dynamic and diverse countries of the C21st. But you don’t have to look far from metropolitan Jakarta to find poverty, superstition, ancient rituals and black magic.



The historian offers a wide-ranging chronicle of the politics and military action of 1914. Hastings gives a blistering critique of German and Austrian aggression in the run-up to war, and a new vision of the first months of the conflict. He describes how the French Army marched into action amid virgin rural landscapes in uniforms of red and blue, led by mounted officers, with flags flying and bands playing. Sponsored by Viking Cruises [404] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Jim Al-Khalili The BHA Lecture Humanism and the Tolerant Face of New Atheism As President of the British Humanist Association since the beginning of last year, Al-Khalili has brought his own brand of scientific rationalism to the role. He talks about how he sees the humanist movement evolving in modern-day Britain and how it is now OK to state openly in polite conversation that one is an atheist. He will highlight some of the BHA’s recent activities (both the successes and the ongoing campaigns), and add a personal perspective on how his own humanist and rationalist views have been shaped by science and his upbringing in a mixed-religion – but tolerant – family atmosphere in Iraq in the ‘60s and ‘70s. In association with the British Humanist Association [405] 5.30PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £8

Andrew Davies and Tom Hollander A Poet in New York The screenwriter and actor discuss and show clips fom their film about the last days of Dylan Thomas in New York.



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John Hegarty talks to Rosie Boycott

Ian McEwan

Hegarty On Creativity: There Are No Rules

Preview: The Children’s Act

The legendary advertising executive looks at provocations and themes at the heart of creative thinking. His message is always crystal clear and promotes the benefits of simplifying, thinking boldly and being undaunted by challenges.

Ian McEwan’s recent work displays his interest in science and public affairs. His latest novels tackle climate change (Solar) and espionage (Sweet Tooth). In talks and articles he articulates a strong humanist position on the issues of the day. In a rare pre-publication conversation, he discusses his fiction in progress. His forthcoming novel highlights the ethical dilemmas when religious conviction seeks to prevent medical intervention. He talks to Raymond Tallis.

[407] 5.30PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Lorrie Moore and Joshua Ferris Fictions – American Time In her new collection Bark the great short story writer Lorrie Moore explores the passage of time, and summons up its inevitable sorrows and comic pitfalls. Gimlet-eyed social observation, the public and private absurdities of American life, dramatic irony, and enduring half-cracked love wend their way through each of these narratives. Moore’s characteristic style is always tender, never sentimental and often heartbreakingly funny. Ferris’s dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene. They talk to Ted Hogkinson. The Baillie Gifford International Writers Series [HF142] 5.30PM–6.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Children’s Literature in Translation Award-winning translator Sarah Ardizzone and acclaimed illustrator Barroux join Daniel Hahn for a conversation about the joys and challenges involved in finding children’s books in other languages and translating them into English. Duration 45 minutes 12+ years (YA) [408] 5.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

Charlotte Higgins talks to Jesse Norman Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain What has the idea of Roman Britain meant to those who came after Britain’s 400-year stint as a province of Rome, from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth to Edward Elgar and WH Auden? What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story, in song and in verse? [HF155] 5.30PM THE CUBE £5

John Connolly Hells Bells: Samuel Johnson vs The Devil



Samuel Johnson – with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd – has sent the demons back to Hell. But the diabolical Mrs Abernathy is not one to take defeat lying down. When she reopens the portal and sucks Samuel and Boswell down into the underworld, she brings an ice-cream van full of dwarfs as well. And two policemen. Can this eccentric gang defeat the forces of Evil? And is there life after Hell for Nurd? 10+ years


Arianna Huffington Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life The Huffington Post founder argues that a successful life is made up of more than just money and success and must also include what she calls The Third Metric: personal care, health, and fulfillment. She talks to Georgina Godwin. Part of the Barclays Business Leadership Series at Hay [411] 7PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Niall Ferguson, Thomas Weber, Kate Adie How Should We Teach the Great War? The historians discuss what we ought to be telling our schoolchildren about the war, and what materials (other than their own books…) we should provide them with. Chaired by Rosie Boycott. [412] 7PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Biyi Bandele Cambridge University Series 13 Migrations Novelist and playwright Biyi Bandele, who wrote the screenplay for the recent adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half a Yellow Sun, talks about migrant writing with Malachi McIntosh, a lecturer in Postcolonial Literature. In association with Cambridge University [HF143] 7PM STARLIGHT STAGE £7

Line of Fire Son-et-lumière When, completely by chance, Barroux came across the diary of a soldier from the First World War, he turned the man’s words into Line of Fire, a vivid and moving graphic novel that brings the unknown soldier’s story alive. This live performance of his book uses music, speech and live drawing to create an unforgettable theatrical experience. A rare opportunity to see this show in the UK. 12+ years (YA)

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Katharine Hamnett and Dilys Williams Just Fashion Iconic British designer and ‘Queen of Green’ Katharine Hamnett CBE is joined by Dilys Williams, Director of London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion to discuss the future of sustainability in fashion as well as offer their insights on final garments created by students during the week-long ‘Just Workshop’. Led by designers Martina Spetlova and Jessica Mor, the Just Workshop is held in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation and Levi Strauss & Co. to provide a unique opportunity for 12 students to create ethical and sustainable garments during this fiveday workshop at Hay Festival. In partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. and the Environmental Justice Foundation

Julie Burchill talks to Katie Glass Unbound The writer and journalist talks about language, argument and her crowd-funded book Unchosen: at 14 Julie Burchill fell in love. Not with a boy, but ‘with a whole race of people – the Jews’. The journalist and novelist has been learning Hebrew and even chose Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem, as her single record choice for Desert Island Discs. [418] 8.30PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £8

Lee Child talks to Sarah Crompton Never Go Back The thriller writer talks about the action-packed, high-tension, mega-selling eighteenth book featuring his hero Jack Reacher.

[414] 7PM THE CUBE £5


Mark Goldring, Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi, K Anis Ahmed

North Korea on Camera

Made in Bangladesh Goldring was posted in Bangladesh before returning to the UK to become CEO of Oxfam. He is joined by the cultural producer, writer and entrepreneur Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi and K Anis Ahmed, author of The World in My Hands. They discuss the crises and opportunities of one of the world’s most dynamic countries.

8.15pm [415] 8.15PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Jon Salfield and Simon Stanton The Alegria Duo The exhilarating World music fusion of the guitar/percussion duo has excited audiences around Europe. Guitarist Jon Salfield and percussionist Simon Stanton have crafted a unique and dynamic repertoire combining Flamenco and Latin traditions, with elements of North African, Caribbean and jazz traditions, and a healthy dose of improvisation.

8.30pm [416] 8.30PM TATA TENT £TBC

Special Event This event will be announced on 10 May Tickets will go on sale that day.



Jeremy Hunter talks to Nik Gowing The celebrated photographer has had unprecedented journalistic access to North Korea in the last few years, and has shot an extraordinary record of life in one of the strangest and most secretive states on Earth. He screens his photographs and discusses the experience with the BBC World anchor. [420] 8.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £5

Richard House Digital Publishing: Pixels vs paper – The Kills The digital-first publication of the Booker long-listed The Kills combines over forty multimedia elements (film, audio, animation and text) alongside a sequence of four novels. House will talk about the development of the project and the potential of digital publishing. In association with The University of Birmingham [421] 8.30PM THE CUBE FREE BUT TICKETED

Jean Brittingham and guests Resilient Water Catchments Resilient water catchments, the area drained by a river and all its tributaries, are needed to ensure water quantity, quality, accessibility and reliability to all users. How do we manage them, particularly now, given the mix of stresses posed by diverse sets of needs and growing populations, and how best do we share good practice? This topic is the first global challenge undertaken by the 2014 Inaugural Katerva Solutions programme. Jean Brittingham is COO of Katerva. In partnership with Katerva




9.45pm [422] 9.45PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £13

James Rhodes A Late Concert The sensational pianist returns to Hay bringing his trademark ‘stand-up style’, anecdotes and a sublime programme of Chopin and Schubert for a highly unique show. ‘Performance of such natural ease and brilliance that no one can resist.’ The Times Sponsored by [423] 9.45PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £8

Isy Suttie, Henry Paker, Mike Wozniak and Elis James Machynlleth Comedy Festival Gala Join our friends from the Machynlleth Comedy Festival as they bring you a showcase of the best bits from 2014’s festival, including Isy Suttie, best known as Dobbie from Peep Show, Henry Paker, one of the most gifted comics of a generation, Mike Wozniak, the award-winning stand-up who recently starred in Man Down, and the wonderfully creative Welshman Elis James as your MC. [424] 9.45PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £8

Viv Albertine talks to Dylan Jones Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys After forming The Flowers of Romance with Sid Vicious in 1976, Viv joined The Slits and made musical history as one of the first generation of punk bands. Here is the story of what it was like to be a girl at the height of punk: the sex, the drugs, the guys, the tours, the hard lessons learnt and those not considered.




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[430] 10AM OXFAM MOOT £6

Alex Monroe

A reading of new work by the local writing group.

Two Turtle Doves: A History of Making Things

9.20am [482] 9.20AM FRIENDS CAFÉ FREE – DROP IN

Telegraph Editors What The Paper Said 100 Years Ago A daily series hosted by senior Telegraph journalists discussing the day’s stories from exactly 100 years ago.

10am [426] 10AM TATA TENT £8

Arianna Huffington, John Lloyd and Deborah Moggach We’re not done yet! What’s next for Baby Boomers? Three of the best of the luckiest generation in history are still learning, still leading the way and still at the top of their game. They talk with Emma Soames. In association with Saga Magazine [427] 10AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £6

Luke Harding The Snowden Files It began with an unsigned email: ‘I am a senior member of the intelligence community’. The awardwinning investigative journalist takes up the story of the NSA whistleblower. Chaired by James Naughtie.

Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house with wild, tangled gardens, the celebrated jeweller was left to wreak havoc by invention. Without visible parental influence but with sisters to love him and brothers to fight for him, he made nature into his world. Creation became a compulsion, whether it was go-karts and guns, cross-bows and booby-traps, boats, bikes or scooters. And then it was jewellery. He talks to Georgina Godwin. Sponsored by Rawhide – Self, Home, Gift [HF157] 10AM STARLIGHT STAGE £7.50

Julia Donaldson With the help of her husband Malcolm on guitar, Julia brings her much-loved characters to life and celebrates the Gruffalo’s 15th birthday. Stories, singing and lots of fun! 6+ years [HF144] 10AM THE CUBE £4

Dragon Gold and Flying Bedrooms Celebrated illustrator and writer Shoo Rayner, whose drawing tips are a big hit on YouTube, and prize-winning author Heather Dyer, introduce their new books, Dragon Gold and The Flying Bedroom, at a stories-and-pictures event to celebrate the launch of brand new children’s publisher Firefly Press. 7+ years [431] 10AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6


Patrick McGuinness talks to Tiffany Murray

John Hughes-Wilson and Jon Cooksey

Other People’s Countries

A History of the First World War in 100 Objects The historian presents a selection of artefacts and their stories, from weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and unexpected items of trench decoration. Cooksey adds contemporary colour with stories from Harry’s War, his collaboration with Great War veteran Harry Drinkwater.

The writer introduces his beautiful memoir that evolved out of stories the author told his children: stories about the Belgian border town of Bouillon, where his mother came from, and where he has been going three times a year since he was a child. This town of eccentrics, of charm, menace and wonder, is recreated beautifully – ‘Most of my childhood,’ he says, ‘feels more real to me now than it did then’.


[HF145] 10AM–10.45AM MAKE AND TAKE £5

Siri Hustvedt talks to Rosie Goldsmith Living, Thinking, Looking A conversation based on the novelist’s book of essays that is framed around: Living, which draws on her own life; Thinking, on memory, emotion and the imagination; and Looking, on art and artists. She explores how we see, remember, feel and interact with others; what it means to sleep, dream and speak; and what we mean by ‘self ’.


Hay Writers’ Circle New Work

Penelope Harper Lollipop and Grandpa Little Lollipop and her Grandpa are intrepid explorers, often on safari round their back garden. Join the author, broadcaster and storyteller for stories, then help her with some lovely craft activity. Duration 45 minutes 3+ years



SUNDAY 1 JUNE 11.30am


[432] 11.30AM TATA TENT £12

[436] 11.30AM OXFAM MOOT £7

Heidi Thomas, Pippa Harris and Jenny Agutter


Call The Midwife The writer, producer and one of the stars of the television adaptation of Jennifer Worth’s East End nursing memoir share the pleasures of working on the stories. Sponsored by Soho House [433] 11.30AM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Gareth Williams The Viking Ship The newly-conserved Roskilde 6 ship from Denmark measures over 37 metres. It is the longest Viking ship ever discovered and forms the core of the British Museum exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend. The Vikings used their shipbuilding skills to command the sea; their famous ships permitted the exploration, the colonisation and the raids with which they built their wealth. The curator explores the evolution of their seagoing vessels and celebrates this outstanding feature of the Viking Age. In association with The British Museum [434] 11.30AM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £6

Terri Apter and Zoe Strimpel Cambridge University Series 14 Beyond The Script

Patrick Barkham Barkham delves into the fascinating natural and rich cultural history of the animal – from their prehistoric arrival in Britain to their savage persecution over the centuries, the cuddliness of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows character and the incompetent cull of 2013. [HF146] 11.30AM–12.15PM STARLIGHT STAGE £5

Jennifer Gray Atticus Claw, Chickens and More The Red House Book Award-winner shares stories of the famous Atticus Claw, the world’s greatest cat burglar, and introduces the hen-sational Amy Cluckbucket, heroine of Jennifer’s brand new series, Chicken Mission. Duration 45 minutes 6+ years [437] 11.30AM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £6

James Naughtie talks to Corisande Albert The Madness of July The broadcaster introduces his first novel, a riveting espionage thriller set in 1970s Westminster at the height of the Cold War. Can’t give away much about the plot, but it’s horribly plausible and absolutely outrageous! [HF147] 11.30AM THE CUBE £3.50

Cow Girl

Psychologist and writer Dr Terri Apter will address common myths about women and how to overcome them, with author Zoe Strimpel. They discuss why women’s lives are analysed in such detail, why their choices are so subject to scrutiny, and how they can resist and play with the stereotypes that define them. In association with Cambridge University

Home is where the herd is. Cow Girl is a dairy-inspired debut set in Wales, from Giancarlo Gemin. A heartwarming tale of friendship, community, family…and cows. You won’t see the bovine beasts in quite the same way ever again. 9+ years



Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks to Ted Hodgkinson

The Responsibility Revolution

Fictions – Americanah As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly-democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face? From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, this is a powerful story of love, race and identity spanning three continents and filling numerous lives. #eatmyhatifitdoesntwinprizes



Social Enterprise Series See page 83.

1pm [439] 1PM TATA TENT £11

Steve Coogan and Stephen Frears Philomena Martin Sixsmith’s book Philomena has been made into a multi-award-winning film by screenwriter and actor Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge, The Trip, Despicable Me) and the director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things). They talk to Alan Yentob.

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Atef Abu Saif and Abdallah Tayeh

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

Fictions – The Book of Gaza

What do you do when a girlfriend’s 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s 30th? Does the Dalai Lama actually Tweet or is it his assistant? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, Tweeting, texting and rediscovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and out-datedly call ‘middle age’.

The novelist Atef Abu Saif introduces his groundbreaking anthology of ten Palestinian writers who have been translated into English for the first time. Each story takes place in a different part of the Strip and provides a ‘literary map’, navigating its readers around the cities. He is joined by one of the contributing short story writers, Abdallah Tayeh. They talk to Georgina Godwin.


Alain de Botton News – A User’s Manual Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, de Botton offers a brilliant illustrated guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the ‘noise’ it generates. Witty and global in reach, The News will ensure you’ll never look at reports of a celebrity story or political scandal in quite the same way again. Chaired by Sarfraz Manzoor. Sponsored by Semaphore Display [442] 1PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £7

Colin McDowell talks to Jeremy Langmead The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress The Way We Do The esteemed fashion commentator has produced a sumptuous and comprehensive study of clothing design that explains from head to toe why and how we wear what we wear. He pays brilliant and fascinating attention to how the great couturiers work with human anatomy. Come and enjoy the clothes – and his conversation with the editor-in-chief of Mr Porter. Sponsored by Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street Hotel

[HF149] 1PM–1.45PM THE CUBE £4.50


Helen Fielding talks to Peter Florence

Emer Stamp The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig Join Emer Stamp for a glimpse inside The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig. Crammed with cartoons, evil chickens, a plot to send Pig to Pluto, and Farmer, who is feeding Pig suspiciously well. Thank goodness for Duck, his reliable friend. With live drawing and lots of laughs. Duration 45 minutes 6+ years [445] 1PM–1.30PM LANDMARC INNOVATION HUB

Social Enterprise Series Ordinary Woman To Entrepreneur See page 83.

2.30pm [HF150] 2.30PM–3.15PM TATA TENT £6

Comedy with Justin Fletcher The television star and comic genius gets you singing, Makaton signing and most of all laughing at jokes from his many books including Rhyme Time and Chuckle Time. Book quickly! Duration 45 minutes 8+ years [446] 2.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £8

[443] 1PM OXFAM MOOT £6

Richard Eyre

Julian Thomas

Shakespeare 450 – The Hollow Crown

The Dorstone Dig

The theatre and film director discusses his film versions of Shakespeare’s History plays, and their role both in Shakespeare’s canon and in our understanding of Britain’s identity.

Digging on Dorstone Hill over the last couple of summers, the archaeological team have uncovered two 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two huge halls that appear to have been ritually burned down. Thomas, who leads the excavations, talks about what they’ve found and the Neolithic traditions of houses for the living and houses for the dead. [HF148] 1PM–1.45PM STARLIGHT STAGE £6

Judy Blume The legendary author of Forever makes a rare trip to the UK. Her groundbreaking novels for children and young adults were amongst the first to tackle racism, divorce, bullying and teen sex and have provoked controversy for decades. Duration 45 minutes 13+ years (YA)


Chris Lintott and Jon Culshaw The Cosmic Tourist We are surrounded by an astronomical zoo of familiar and curious objects, from asteroids and zodiacal dust to Alpha Centauri and the centre of the Milky Way. Chris Lintott discusses the many marvels of the cosmos with comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw, and takes us on a tour of the universe. In association with The Royal Society



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[451] 4PM TATA TENT £14

Daisy Goodwin talks to Peter Florence

John Bishop talks to Dylan Jones

The Fortune Hunter

How Did All This Happen?

The bestselling author of My Last Duchess introduces her new novel. In 1875 Sisi, the Empress of Austria, is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies. Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She finds excitement in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her…

The late-onset superstar and stadium-rocking comedian discusses his extraordinarily happy memoir How Did All This Happen? In association with GQ

[449] 2.30PM OXFAM MOOT £8

Edwina Ehrman The V&A Lecture: The Wedding Dress The curator of the latest V&A exhibition traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang in this sumptuously illustrated lecture. Chaired by Corisande Albert. The exhibition Wedding Dresses, 1775–2014 is at the Victoria & Albert Museum until 15 March 2015. [HF151] 2.30PM STARLIGHT STAGE £4

Sophia McDougall Mars Evacuees Imagine being evacuated to Mars, from the war zone of Earth, and having to join an army to fight aliens in a last-ditch attempt to save the galaxy. What would your life be like? Sophia McDougall introduces her new adventure sci-fi series, perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl. 9+ years [450] 2.30PM GOOD ENERGY STAGE £7

John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge The Fourth Revolution In response to earlier crises in government, there have been three great revolutions, which have brought about the nation-state, the liberal state and the welfare state. In each, Europe and America have set the example. The Economist writers suggest we are now in the midst of a fourth revolution in the history of the nation-state, but this time the Western way is in danger of being left behind. The race is not just one of efficiency, but a race to see which political values will triumph in the C21st: the liberal values of democracy and freedom or the authoritarian values of command and control. [HF152] 2.30PM–3.15PM THE CUBE £4.50

Penny Dreadful Penelope Treadwell, millionaire orphan heiress, runs bestselling Victorian magazine Penny Dreadful while managing some detective work on the side. Join Christopher Edge as he introduces Penny’s latest adventure The Black Crow Conspiracy, in which she battles the dark forces behind an alternative World War I. Duration 45 minutes 7+ years




Ben Macintyre A Spy Among Friends Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby’s two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all. [453] 4PM LLWYFAN CYMRU – WALES STAGE £7

Katie Campbell British Gardens in Time: The Greatest Gardens and the People Who Shaped Them A fascinating comparison of four iconic gardens – Stowe, Biddulph Grange, Nymans and Great Dixter – each a product of its age. The stories of their creation include obsession, escape, social ambition, political intrigue, heartbreak, bankruptcy and disaster. Sponsored by Wyevale Nurseries Ltd [454] 4PM ELMLEY FOUNDATION STAGE £6

Danny Dorling All That Is Solid Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. Tracing how we got to our current crisis and how housing has come to reflect class and wealth in Britain, All That Is Solid radically shows that the solution to our problems – rising homelessness, a generation priced out of home ownership – is not, as is widely assumed, building more homes. Inequality, Dorling argues, is what we really need to overcome. Chaired by Andy Fryers. [455] 4PM OXFAM MOOT £7

Mark Moody-Stuart Responsible Leadership: Lessons From the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics The Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group from 1991 to 2001 and of Anglo American Plc from 2002 to 2009 discusses the realities, dilemmas and lessons to be learnt from the last 20 years of corporate engagement with sustainability, ethics and responsibility. He tells a tale of corruption and conflict, of extractive industries and intractable governments from Syria and Nigeria to Downing Street and Beijing. In a tough world, how can business do the right thing? Part of the Barclays Business Leadership Series at Hay

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Deyan Sudjic

Save The Story

B is for Bauhaus: An A–Z of the Modern World

A vivid and animated storytelling with Ossian, a theatre collective who will introduce the stories of Antigone, Gulliver, Captain Nemo and Don Juan, inviting audiences to share these stories, to listen and to become storytellers themselves. 8–12 years

The Director of the Design Museum in London has written a book about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect. It’s also about the city as seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V; digital ornament and why we value imperfection. It’s about drinking a bruisingly dry martini in Adolf Loo’s American bar in Vienna, and about Hitchcock’s film sets. It’s about the modern world of fashion, technology, design and art. Chaired by Dylan Jones. Sponsored by Maskreys Holdings


AGF Ditcham talks to Revel Guest A Home on the Rolling Main From first joining the Royal Navy in 1940 until the end of the campaign against Japan, Tony Ditcham was in the front line of the naval war. After brief service in the battle-cruiser Renown, he went into destroyers and saw action in most European theatres, against S-boats and aircraft in Bomb Alley off Britain’s East Coast, and on Arctic convoys to Russia. During the dramatic Battle of the North Cape in December 1943 he was probably the first man to actually see the Scharnhorst from his position in the gun director of HMS Scorpion. [457] 4PM THE CUBE £5

Matthew Francis and Rhian Elizabeth Fictions – Deeply Unreliable Narrators Hannah King is a liar, so everyone says. That means her stories of growing up in the Rhondda, as told in Six Pounds Eight Ounces by Rhian Elizabeth, must be treated with caution. Set in 1660, Matthew Francis’s The Book of the Needle is a story of religion, magic and power politics told by the King’s tailor, Arise Evans, who is charming, irritable, playful and – at least part of the time – insane. They talk to Jon Gower.


The Pushkin Storytellers


John Hegley New And Selected Potatoes Drawing on recent spuddish collections I AM A POeTATO and Peace Love And Potatoes. Pieces new and older: meditations upon family, celery and happier daleks. A return to the Hay festivities, mandolin in hand with dippings into an animal alphabet and verses written whilst resident poet at Keats House, Hampstead. Light and lyrical. Deep and daft. Come and sing. Devised largely for adults but has proved tollerable for some 9-year-olds. 9+ years


Bob Stanley and Mark Ellen talk to Bethan Elfyn A History of Pop Music


Social Enterprise Series Somatic Education: A choice of habit, the freedom to move and respond naturally See page 83.

5.30pm [459] 5.30PM TATA TENT £20

Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre Shakespeare 450 – Exits and Entrances The actress talks about her Shakespearean work and celebrates her album of great speeches, Exits and Entrances. [460] 5.30PM TELEGRAPH STAGE £7

Mpho Tutu The Book of Forgiving Drawing on experience of reconciliation in postapartheid South Africa, Reverend Mpho Tutu (who wrote this book with her father Archbishop Desmond Tutu) offers four concrete steps along the path to forgiving and being forgiven. Chaired by Simon Lockett.

Two of the biggest names involved in the last 40 years of pop music: Bob Stanley, journalist, producer, and founder of pop group St Etienne, is joined by Mark Ellen, TV presenter (Live Aid, Whistle Test), music journalist and bass player in Tony Blair’s first band. They talk to the BBC’s Bethan Elfyn.

8pm [463] 8PM TATA TENT £25

Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Modern Living Bill Bailey explores, with his trademark wit and enthusiasm, those areas of life that can’t be planned, or charted; the gaps between expectation and reality. Whether it’s black holes, politics, or the blandness of modern music, anger and humour explode in comedy fusion. Music, language, political discourse, stories from the Equator to the Arctic Circle…this is Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Modern Living. The comedian has the last word at the 2014 Festival. Thank you for coming. Sponsored by Castle House Hotel, Hereford


Welcom e to Hay Fever The Hay Fever events are highlighted in the main programme – look out for the Hay Fever teapots! There are additional Workshops and smaller events that only appear online – browse them all at, or to request a Hay Fever programme, please call our Box Office on 01497 822 629. See overleaf for teen and YA events.

We have a sparkling line-up of writers, illustrators, poets, scientists, mathematicians and historians joining us this year. Toddlers, teens and adults interested in children’s literature and illustration will find lots to choose from.

We are showcasing new talent such as Holly Goldberg Sloan, Emer Stamp and Alyssa Brugman, as well as hosting old favourites like Cressida Cowell, Francesca Simon and Anthony Horowitz. We’ve got literary prize-winners Marcus Sedgwick, Liz Pichon and Meg Rosoff among others, masters of horror including Darren Shan, and the nation’s favourite storyteller Michael Morpurgo.

Visit the H ay Fever C ourty ard

Most of our Hay Fever events take place in the Starlight Stage and The Cube venues.

Make and Take is back, so you can get crafting between 10am and 5pm each day, and also enjoy lots of fantastic storytelling by Skye Meredith and Chloe Harbor.

We have two Mess Tents running this year, so drop in and become a physicist with Physics in the Field or an illustrator with Phoenix Comics, join in the capers with Sharky & George and bottle your own cordial, designing your own labels with the lovely Alexia Tucker. There’s also a lovely central garden area so you and your kids can just hang out and have a Shepherds ice cream or coffee in between events. And you’ll also find baby-changing facilities and a pram park there. Books and signings by all the children’s and Young Adult authors on the programme are available at the Hay Festival Bookshop on the main site, just a step away from the Hay Fever venues.

In addition to our regular illustrator sessions for parents and young children, there are a number of events for older children and adults about art and illustration, starring Lauren Child, Sara Fanelli, Oliver Jeffers, Tom Percival and our wonderful festival illustrator Rachel Bright.

There’s comedy for all the family with James Campbell and Justin Fletcher, and a grand finale on Sunday 1 June with the amazing John Hegley.

Get messy and crafty with the little ones, enjoy a whole range of workshops and activities every day, and when you’ve had enough, grab a book and hang out in the garden and watch the world go by…

Hay is a great place to share ideas, spark imagination and have fun with words and pictures.

See you in May!

Safety Policy Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian, including during events, unless otherwise stated.

The lost child point is located in the Make and Take Tent in the Hay Fever Courtyard between 10am and 5pm every day. Outside these hours it will be located in the Admin Office, next to the Box Office.


The Hay YA programme is looking good! Whatever your favourite kind of YA read is, we hope we’ve got something for you here. Get rid of the siblings and come along.

Fans of the paranormal should check out Mortal Instruments superstar Cassandra Clare, appearing on our opening day, Saturday 24 May, as well as the Paranormal Activity panel on Tuesday 27 May with bestsellers Ruth Warburton (Witch Finder) and CJ Daugherty (Night School) joined by sensational newcomer Sally Green (Half Bad). Find out what makes fear so funny with Matt Whyman and James Dawson, who bring their Frightfest event to Hay on Sunday 25 May. Your dark and grisly side will also appreciate Darren Shan’s Zom-B event on 26 May and Charlie Higson’s on 27 May. If social realism is more your thing, we’ve got a spectacular line-up for you. On Monday 26 May a panel of award-winning writers Anne Cassidy, Keren David and Sally Nicholls discuss what can happen to young people when they are failed by the adults around them. On Wednesday 28 May issues of identity, gender and what it means to be human will be explored in conversation with Matt Haig and Alyssa Brugman, both of whom have highly acclaimed YA debuts.


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Hay on Earth is Hay Festival’s ongoing sustainability programme. The Hay on Earth Forum on Thursday 22 May is a series of sustainability-focused events exploring current global issues, and there are many other related events scattered throughout the week. We have pledged to apply the green principles we discuss on stage to our own practices at Hay Festival Wales. For seven years we have been engaged in a programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impact through the Hay on Earth programme. Alongside our standard one-hour debates, we have also been running the Hay on Earth series in conjunction with TYF, the Welsh Government and UnLtd, including an open competition for three cash investments for local sustainable development projects, of £5,000, £10,000 and £15,000. Our hope and belief is that each year the standard of debate increases as people become more informed and involved, with an awareness that they individually can make a difference, as well as collectively lobby for change – in business, in government, in society. We have focused on three key areas: our own direct impacts; the impacts of our audience and the programming of events that will stimulate debate and discussion about key issues. We use ISO 20121 as our management guide and some of our key achievements from 2013 are listed below. With our direct impacts we have focused on the core areas of energy, waste, transport, procurement and venues. ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE:


Reduced use of resources including printed materials (down by 35%), diesel (down by 25%) and electricity (down by 25%). Recycling 75% of the waste produced on site including 4.8 tonnes of cardboard, 3.3 tonnes of dry mixed recyclates and 3.2 tonnes of glass. Composting 7.5 tonnes of food waste and other compostables. In partnership with local company Caplor Energy, installing solar heating for our staff hot water requirements. Providing water standpipes across the site so that people can fill their own bottles. Our biggest indirect impact is caused by people visiting the festival, through their transport, accommodation, etc. While this has a huge benefit economically, we look for ways in which we can reduce the environmental impacts.

Provision of a public bus service from our nearest train station to Hay, which runs up to ten times a day and had 2,297 passengers during the festival in 2013. Provision of minibuses which link Festival-goers with local B&Bs and the surrounding villages and towns, with 987 passengers in 2013. Working towards sustainability also includes taking account of financial and social impacts, and a few examples of these are: Free tickets for students in tertiary education. Free loan of our thermal imaging camera for local communities to assess heat loss from buildings. Purchasing from local businesses where feasible and encouraging our contractors to do the same. More information at

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The Landmarc Innovation Hub at Hay The Landmarc Innovation Hub is a drop-in advice and support centre for all those starting up, bootstrapping, growing or just thinking about an enterprise, be that social or commercial. In the hub you will find a range of business people, advisors and inspirers with every type of background. If you are looking to change careers, sense-check an idle thought, bring the next great idea to market or simply grow the business you have from kitchen table to online superstar, we will help you. Our advisor team come from UnLtd, X-Forces, Social Enterprise UK, Business in the Community, Interserve PLC and, of course, Landmarc. They can find you small grants and loans, test out your pitch, scrutinise your business plan and help you with the innovation cycle. Take your inspiration from around the festival venues and make it real. Drop in to the venue on site or visit to make an appointment to see an advisor or to book a ticket for one of our many popup speaker slots.

Landmarc Inspires The Social Enterprise Series Every day from Saturday 24 May to Sunday 1 June there are three free (but ticketed) half-hour inspirational talks from entrepreneurs sharing their experiences and knowledge. The talks take place in the Landmarc Innovation Hub at 11.30am, 1pm and 4pm daily, and full details of the speakers are available online at We would be delighted to see you at any of these talks, or just drop in to talk business and ideas.



ON SITE EXTRAS Hay Festival Bookshop

Hay Fever Coffee in the Garden

This year the bookshop is bigger than ever before, with plenty of room to relax and browse. We stock books by all authors attending the festival, and hold book signings after every event. Customers please note that a maximum of one book per person that is not purchased from us will be accepted for signature. The bookshop is open from 9am daily.

Child-friendly, no-nonsense sandwiches and drinks served in the garden. Parents: we haven’t forgotten you either. We have fresh organic coffee, iced drinks, pastries and comfortable seating to rest those weary legs.

Hay Festival Shop Situated next to the Box Office and full of fabulous festival merchandise.

British Council at Hay Festival Shakespeare’s universality provides a connecting thread on which the British Council is building in all areas of their international activity – the arts, education and society, and English teaching – in the run up to the worldwide festival commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. British Council is delighted to be extending their partnership with Hay to encourage global exchange of ideas about Shakespeare’s enduring influence and provide opportunities for British writers to engage with their counterparts internationally.

Ercol Ercol was founded in 1920 by young Italian designer Lucian Ercolani OBE. From the early 1920s through to today, ercol has worked with craftsmen, manufacturers and retailers to create and extend the ercol furniture collection to the widest audience. The ercol brand has become synonymous with great design combined with functionality. Ercol has a strong British design heritage and today’s designs are created within its design studio in Princes Risborough in the Chilterns. Furniture is made by craftsmen in ercol’s Buckinghamshire factory or by one of ercol’s manufacturing partners across the globe. Ercol are pleased to be providing items of stage furniture for Hay Festival 2014.

FOOD & DRINK Friends Café A hub of activity during the festival, where you can catch sold-out events relayed live onscreen from the Tata Tent. The cafe is open early for your first shot of coffee, through to the call for last orders. Join your friends or make new ones here.

Graze Graze are once again serving up superb Welsh and locally-sourced food, from tapas, sharing platters, steaks, fresh fish and salads to desserts to die for. Champagne, wines and Welsh ales are also available, as well as posh pizza from the bar. Graze was previously BLAS and is run by Capital Cuisine from just outside Cardiff: visit for the full menu.



Relish Festival Restaurant Café – Bar – Restaurant Relish returns to Hay Festival this year, bringing their Festival Restaurant, Café and Bar. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner serving delicious dishes using only the best local seasonal ingredients. The bar serves draft beers, wine and cocktails, including the best Bloody Marys on site. The café offers light bites, barista coffees and other deli treats to eat in or take away. Private parties welcome during the festival. To book call 01285 658 444 or email

Shepherds For irresistible ice creams and sublime sundaes, flock to Shepherds: Number One for Chillin’.

FESTIVAL FOOD HALL Locally produced food to feast on.

Buon Gusto Pizza Authentic Italian pizza made fresh daily in the Food Hall. Buon Gusto are pleased once again to attend Hay Festival. Using their own unique dough recipe and cooked to order, choose from the quirky festival themed menu and enjoy fresh stone-baked pizza.

Café Mor The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company proudly presents Café Môr, finalist of the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014 for Best UK Street Food! Come and enjoy the unique seafood menu at the Beach Shack. Sample famous seashore-inspired delights such as freshly-baked seashore wraps filled with fantastic Welsh seafood, fish chowder with Ship’s Biscuits, and the fabulous Beach Brownies and Sea Spiced Ginger Cake. The Lobster & Crab Shack is also coming along this year, offering divine Pembrokeshire lobster and crab served with salad and frites.

Coffee Cart Co. Coffee Cart Co. are proud to be serving their own signature organic espresso blend – new this year – alongside a delicious summer drinks menu including iced teas and frappés. Time to beat the heat in the tents? Then come join us!

Dylan Thomas Boathouse Bar Join the Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations with a pint of traditional Welsh Cask. Or choose from the range of bottled ales and locally-produced cider and perry, or spoil yourself with a glass of chilled fizz at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse Bar located in the Food Hall.


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Christ College, Brecon An HMC Independent Boarding and Day School for Boys and Girls aged 7–18 years. At Christ College, education is about learning with enthusiasm and enjoyment; living and growing in a culture where every individual counts and where staff and pupils are passionate about what they do. It is about challenges and adventures of every sort – all conducted around our inspiring campus on the outskirts of Brecon. Please visit for details.

Lotty’s Pure Indulgence Lotty’s are once again here to offer a delicious range of homemade food: savoury tarts, a selection of salads, Thai veg/vegan curry, Italian stone-baked pizza slices, decadent puds, cakes and our famous brownies. Plus, new to our menu this year, full English breakfast. Indulge from morning till night!

Slate of Cheese A selection of Welsh cheeses on a variety of handprepared platters. Each cheese has been specially selected for the Hay Festival and will be accompanied by homemade chutney and local breads. Also a selection of tapas – olives, hummus, vegetable crisps and stuffed peppers. New for the festival this year – handmade cheesecake with cream. Our farm shop in Bwlch is well worth a visit, overlooking Llangorse Lake.

Welsh Venison Centre Welsh Venison Centre is a group of local farmers, butchers and retailers with a farm and farm shop overlooking Llangorse Lake, delivering produce direct from grower to consumer in a sustainable environment. Welsh Venison Centre is delighted to offer festival-goers the healthy venison option and will be open every day with a varied menu. Our farm shop is well worth a visit. Wales True Taste Award-winners 2011, 2012 and 2013, gold, silver and bronze.

XOX Local farm Maes y Garn is serving Welsh Farm Assured lamb (from less than a mile away) in a range of stir fries, wraps and burgers.

EXHIBITORS The Bowie Gallery The Bowie Gallery is delighted to be back on site in 2014 for its seventh year at the Hay Festival, with an exciting and innovative range of the very best in ceramics, jewellery, sculpture and print. Come and browse their collection between events in a relaxing environment and enrich your aesthetic senses – Hay isn’t just about words, you know! | 01497 821 026 | #bowiegallery

Dylan Thomas Writing Shed A mobile replica of Dylan Thomas’s Writing Shed, created for his Centenary Year. Please visit for quiet contemplation or look out for the planned events taking place in and around the Shed. Don’t forget to help create a Dictionary for Dylan. Further details at


The Granary The Granary Vegetarian Kitchen is in the Food Hall serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Soups, chilis and curries, delicious salads, veggie bean burgers, falafels, cashew bake with beetroot and mint relish, and veggie breakfasts including poached egg on toasted bap with truffle oil and asparagus shavings. Enormous meringues and scones with homemade jam and cream to follow!

The European Commission Office in Wales European Commission in the UK staff are looking forward to meeting with members of the public and will be on hand to answer and discuss questions about the EU. This may include the role of the EU in Wales and the UK; employment opportunities in the EU Institutions; opportunities for students to study in another European country; and cultural opportunities.

Good Energy We’re Good Energy. A different kind of energy provider. We use the amazing 100% renewable power of sun, wind and water to match every bit of electricity you use in your home over a year. Our energy is as British as the Queen having a cup of Earl Grey on a double decker bus, and is all created by our growing crew of independent suppliers.

Hay & District Chamber of Commerce Volunteers from the Hay & District Chamber of Commerce will be on site from 10am to 6pm daily with all you need to know about Hay and the surrounding area.

Hay Does Vintage Visit Hay Does Vintage to rummage through the rails in search of glorious one-off vintage treasures. Find plenty of clothes, accessories and jewellery with Jo (Hay Does Vintage) and Kelli (Vintage Tramp). Previewing a small collection from the forthcoming Hay Does Vintage fayre in Hay on Sunday 29 June. Follow events on Facebook or Twitter @haydoesvintage and @vintagetramp.

Hollow Ash Huts Our Shepherds’ Huts, handcrafted in Herefordshire, are an attractive addition to any garden. While retaining the charm and simplicity of traditional huts, modern features such as insulation and electrical fittings enable them to be used for many purposes, from home office to guest accommodation. See one of our Shepherds’ Huts on the festival site. | 01989 770 057



ON SITE EXTRAS Jonathan Oddy Bespoke Fine Furniture

Tenovus ManVan

In his Cwmcadarn workshop in the heart of the Black Mountains, Jonathan designs and makes exquisite contemporary fine furniture to commission. This is the third year Jonathan will be exhibiting a selection of stunning pieces. Come and visit him and commission or buy a unique piece of furniture.

Tenovus, in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK and with funding from Movember, are bringing the ManVan to communities across Wales, to support men affected by prostate and testicular cancer. The 38-foot converted American-style motorhome is on site in the main car park. Visit us, take our health check and find out more.

Mid Wales My Way Essentials – experiences to complete your Mid Wales holiday

Tidal Lagoon Power

Walk the untouched ‘Green heart of Wales’ in the Cambrian Mountains or explore the great frontier earthwork built by King Offa. Encounter waterfalls, amazing caves and the highest mountains in southern Britain in the Brecon Beacons. Take a scenic bike ride and discover breathtaking Lake Vyrnwy and the Berwyns. Experience local cuisine and award-winning beverages.

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay will generate predictable, renewable electricity for 120 years. Learn how the power of the tides in Swansea Bay will be harnessed to provide electricity and hear about the cultural programme that brings artists, scientists and communicators together to stimulate art founded on scientific research.

Hanfodion Fy Nghanolbarth Cymru i – profiadau i goroni’ch gwyliau yng Nghanolbarth Cymru

Explore the world in comfort and style with the awardwinning Viking Cruises. Immerse yourself in fantastic destinations and iconic cities as you experience stunning scenery, local life and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours. Viking Cruise’s innovative fleet ships boast fabulous food, exceptional service and a culturally rich journey, be it on ocean or river.

Cerdded y llwybrau di-gyffwrdd ‘Calon Werdd Cymru’ ar Fynyddoedd Cambria neu graffu ar ffin enfawr y gwrthglawdd a godwyd gan y Brenin Offa. Dewch i edrych ar raeadrau ac ogofeydd anhygoel a’r mynyddoedd uchaf yn ne Prydain ym Mannau Brycheiniog. Beth am fwynhau golygfeydd ar gefn eich beic wrth i chi ddarganfod ysblander Llyn Efyrnwy a Mynyddoedd y Berwyn. Profwch y coginio lleol a’r diodydd arobryn.

National Trust The National Trust is famous for its gardens, and we have recreated an urban garden for you to enjoy. Take part in our 50 things to do before you’re 11? and browse the shop for all your garden essentials. What season do you enjoy most at your local property? Tell us and win a prize that money can’t buy…

Oxfam Visit the Oxfam Bookshop at Hay – you’ll find it positively packed with great books, prints, CDs and more. From current fiction to philosophy, cookery to kids’ titles, we’ve got it covered. Better yet, you’ll be lifting lives with every purchase.

RSPB Cymru Visit RSPB Cymru and discover about wildlife in Wales. Our friendly team can show how you and your family can enjoy a day out at your local RSPB nature reserve, get involved through volunteering and the many ways in which you can help give nature a home.

Shelley Faye Lazar & Richard Evans A fabulous celebration of colour and imagery from two Hay-on-Wye artists. Shelley Faye Lazar is renowned for her vibrant and unique hand-painted silk and wool scarves. Designer and author Richard Evans, known for his iconic album covers, brings his exciting range of limited edition artworks to the festival. |

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Join us at ‘Tapas España’ for a gastronomical tour of Spain brought to you by the Spanish Tourist Office. You will have the chance to taste the best that Spain has to offer. Pop in and say Hola! #SpainatHay | @Spain_inUK

Viking Cruises

Visit Wales Extend your stay or return to explore the Wales Coast Path (it runs the entire length of Wales’ 870-mile coast), three National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 641 castles, and Cardiff, the cosmopolitan capital. Join the celebrations of the life and work of Dylan Thomas on the centenary of his birth.

INSTALLATIONS Maypole ‘Thou Painted Maypole; Speak!’ Find romance around a very modern maypole: Hay’s meeting point, situated just inside the entrance to the festival. This once ‘ftinking Ydol’ has been recreated both on site and online for your pleasure. Simply compose a message of love and send it via Twitter @haymaypole to receive a bespoke literary quotation from the ‘emergency literary response team’ and see what falls to dancing. This is a commission by Powys Arts Month and Powys Arts Forum.

Hereford College of Arts Second year BA Illustration students have been responding to Under Milk Wood to mark Dylan Thomas’s centenary with the Hay Festival. Their large-scale illustrated graphics can be seen around the festival site. Look out for them and imagine you are…Under Milk Wood. Foundation students have made three-dimensional work for our Hay Fever Courtyard. Lizzie Keville has produced a magic entrance: enter and discover areas to sit, play and contemplate in ‘the garden of lost books’. The structure produced by Lilly Morris entices children to step through the pages of books, as if through doorways, to explore the journey a story can take you on.

ON SITE EXTRAS The Prince’s Drawing School

SUNDAY 25 MAY [489] 10AM–11.30AM (THIS SESSION IS FOR UNDER 12S) [490] NOON–1.30PM MONDAY 26 MAY [491] 9.30AM–11AM TUESDAY 27 MAY [492] 10AM–11AM, [493] NOON–1PM, [494] 3PM–4PM WEDNESDAY 28 MAY [495] 10AM–11.30AM

OFF SITE EXTRAS Fair on the Square 2014 24, 25, 26 MAY, HAY MARKET SQUARE

Colour and buzz in the centre of Hay as Fair on the Square returns with three days of lively, free entertainment. Showcasing great musical acts from across the Welsh Marches in the heart of Hay town. The newly restored Cheese Market will be open to the public; come and learn a little about the history of Hay and discover the route of two popular circular walks around town.

Castle Street Food Market OPEN DAILY




Just step off the High Street, through the stone archway and into Hay Castle’s walled garden. You’ll find lots of good things to eat from the Welsh Borders and a delightful setting of canvas awnings, tables and chairs.

HAY CASTLE TOURS Hay Castle Tours offer visitors a bit of archaeology, architecture and history, and a smattering of local lore. Meet inside Hay Castle for a guided tour of the Medieval keep, Jacobean mansion, curtain wall ruins and ancient oak doors within the famed archway. FRIDAY 23 MAY [496] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by architectural historian Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. [497] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by architectural historian Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. SATURDAY 24 MAY [498] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Paul Belford, Director of Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust. [499] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Paul Belford, Director of Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust. SUNDAY 25 MAY [500] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales. [501] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Justin Albert, Director of National Trust Wales. MONDAY 26 MAY

Brook Street Pottery Exhibition


The original limited addition screenprints by Carry Akroyd from ‘Tweet of the Day’ are available to buy from the exhibition Animals and Songbirds at Brook Street Pottery (next door to Booths Cinema). Also exhibiting Jeremy James delicate and finely-sculpted ceramic bird and animal studies. Facebook: Brook Street Pottery and Gallery | 01497 821 070

Tour led by Mark Baker, author of Lost Houses of Wales.

Rawhide – Self, Home, Gift LION STREET, HAY-ON-WYE

A beautiful selection of Alex Monroe’s nature-inspired jewellery.





– DROP IN Spend a morning drawing and change the way you see! Come to the Pop Up Studio and learn to draw with The Prince’s Drawing School, the only art school dedicated to drawing from observation. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All equipment provided.


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Tour led by Mark Baker, author of Lost Houses of Wales. TUESDAY 27 MAY [504] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by archaeologist Will Davies of Cadw. [505] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by archaeologist Will Davies of Cadw. WEDNESDAY 28 MAY [506] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Edward Holland, Senior Projects Advisor for the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. [507] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Edward Holland, Senior Projects Advisor for the Prince’s Regeneration Trust.





Tour led by Maria Carreras of the Friends of Hay Castle. [509] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Maria Carreras of the Friends of Hay Castle. FRIDAY 30 MAY [510] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Mark Baker, author of Lost Houses of Wales. [511] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Mark Baker, author of Lost Houses of Wales. SATURDAY 31 MAY [512] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by architectural historian Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. [513] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by architectural historian Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments of Wales. SUNDAY 1 JUNE [514] 9AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Mary Morgan, Trustee of the Friends of Hay Castle. [515] 10AM HAY CASTLE MAIN HALL £4

Tour led by Mary Morgan, Trustee of the Friends of Hay Castle.





River Walk 1 Join the Wye & Usk Foundation trip around the Wye and its tributaries near Hay to see the rare and unusual creatures that live in the river, and to see what progress is being made to restore the run of salmon. Please bring packed lunches.

Hay Walking Festival Walks For all walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. More information and booking for all the walks is available on or by telephone 01544 327 121. Hay Walking Festival runs 8–12 October 2014. SUNDAY 25 MAY 9AM–12.30PM MEET AT HAY MAIN CAR PARK, OXFORD ROAD BY THE BUS STOP £5

Kilvert’s Clyro Follow in the diarist’s footsteps with a scenic leisurely walk up to Clyro across field paths, returning via the Wye Valley Walk, using paths familiar to the famous Victorian diarist Kilvert, rector of Clyro. 5.6 miles. Leisurely. Can be muddy. Walking boots essential.





River Walk 2 Join the Wye & Usk Foundation trip around the Wye and its tributaries near Hay to see the rare and unusual creatures that live in the river, and to see what progress is being made to restore the run of salmon. Please bring packed lunches. FRIDAY 30 MAY [472] 9AM–12PM MEET AT BOX OFFICE FOR BUS £10

Paul Benham Primrose Earth Awareness Trust: Site Visit The permaculture pioneer guides us around his sustainable food centre, which has won 12 True Taste of Wales awards in three years – including gold for Sustainable Development – and as the most productive acre and a half in the UK is a blueprint model for future food security.


River Walks For all outdoors events and walks we recommend walking boots and warm and waterproof clothing. River Walks can be booked online at or with the Box Office on 01497 822 629.

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A Glimpse into Hay Past: Hen Allt Common and the Digedi Valley A walk to discover several prehistoric sites, including a long cairn and stone circle, a couple of old ruined farms, old farms that are still working farms, ancient tracks and other landscape features. 9 miles. Energetic. Walking boots essential. Please bring a packed lunch. WEDNESDAY 28 MAY 9.30AM–1PM MEET AT HAY MAIN CAR PARK, OXFORD ROAD BY THE BUS STOP £5

Hay From Cusop Hill A lovely circular walk climbing steeply to the top of Cusop Hill, with stunning views back down to Hay. 6.5 miles. Energetic. One steep ascent. Walking boots essential. THURSDAY 29 MAY 9.30AM–4.30PM MEET AT HAY MAIN CAR PARK, OXFORD ROAD BY THE BUS STOP £5

Craswall Priory A strenuous walk from Hay to the ruined Craswell Priory via Cusop Hill, New House Wood and Cefn Hill. Return along Three Rivers Ride and Offa’s Dyke Path. A full day’s walking with truly wonderful views. 11 miles. One steep ascent. Walking boots essential. Please bring a packed lunch. SATURDAY 31 MAY 9.30AM–4.30PM MEET AT HAY MAIN CAR PARK, OXFORD ROAD BY THE BUS STOP £5

Hay Circular: Offa’s Dyke Path, Herefordshire Trail and Wye Valley Walk A long and very scenic walk, heading north from Hay on the Offa’s Dyke Path above the Rhydspence Inn, and returning via Brilley Woods, the Herefordshire Trail and the Wye Valley Walk. 11 miles, but no difficult ascents or descents. Walking boots essential. Please bring a packed lunch.


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Getting to Hay

Car Parking

Hay-on-Wye is situated just off the A348 between Brecon and Hereford. The Festival is well signposted. The nearest railway station is Hereford, twenty miles away, and Hereford bus station is served by National Express coaches.

The car parks are situated off the Brecon Road B4350, and also on the Llanigon Road. Official Festival Parking sites costs £5 per day (£3 after 6pm). Please refrain from parking on the roads in Hay.

Railway enquiries 08457 48 49 50

Wet weather car parking will be at Clyro Court, HR3 5LE only. A shuttle bus service will operate between Clyro Court and Oxford Road Car Park. The Hay Town Shuttle will then take visitors to the festival site. This is to avoid congestion and to provide the most efficient service.

Coach information from 08705 80 80 80 Public transport information from 08712 00 22 33

Festival Bus Link Hereford to Hay Our special festival bus service linking with trains and coaches at Hereford’s train and bus stations runs for the duration of the Festival. There is also a scheduled bus service (Service 39 or 39A) from Hereford and Brecon to Hay-on-Wye operating seven days a week. Detailed timetable at

Bus Tickets Adults £7 single £10 return Children £3 single £5 return Family of up to 4 persons (max. 2 adults) £20 return Through tickets all the way to Hay (train and bus) can be purchased at train stations nationwide.

The Village Shuttle Bus Service Avoid the queues and choose the greener way to travel – leave your car at home this year and take the Village Shuttle Bus. We will be running bus services on two routes this year, linking up local villages to the festival site. The buses will call at stops including Llanigon, Felindre, Glasbury, Llowes and Clyro. Tickets cost £2 per journey. To find out more go to

Disabled parking will continue to be available on the festival site. Please book a disabled parking space at the time of booking tickets.

Hay Town – Festival Shuttle Bus A regular shuttle bus service will be running between the Festival site and the town centre throughout the Festival. Day tickets for the shuttle bus are £1. Pick up and drop off points are at the Clock Tower, Oxford Road Car Park and the Festival site.

The shuttle bus is supported by Richard Booth’s Bookshop and the Hay and District Chamber of Commerce.

Cycle Park A cycle park is available on the Festival site with bike stands kindly provided by Drover Holidays.

Accommodation For the Hay Festival Bedfinder Service call Maria on 01497 821 526 until 21 May, email or visit Please note, we do not independently vet properties offered through our Bedfinder Service. Alternatively try our sponsor hotels and campsites. They are all excellent. Visitors may also try the following Tourist Information Services: Hay-on-Wye 01497 820 144

Car Share Scheme Hay Festival partners with both goCarShare and to help connect drivers with spare seats and those needing help getting to Hay. It’s a great way to meet likeminded people, as well as being a big help in reducing carbon emissions and congestion – and it also saves everyone money.

Local Taxis Taxi share scheme is available from: A2B Taxis 01874 658 899 Julie’s 07899 846 592 Radnor and Kington Taxis 07831 898 361

Self Drive Hire LT Baynham, Whitecross Road, Hereford 01432 273 298

Talgarth 01874 712 226 Brecon 01874 622 485 Crickhowell 01873 812 105 Hereford 01432 268 430 Kington 01544 230 778

Camping Campground Accommodation 01497 821 520 or visit Gypsy Castle and Radnor Arms Campsites 01497 847 460 or visit Tangerine Fields Campsite 07821 807 000 or visit Wye Meadow Camping 07836 500 021 or visit Wild Hare Events Camping Visit Wye Glamping Visit





AARONOVITCH, David, 119, 160 ACOSTA, Carlos, 102 ADICHIE, Chimamanda Ngozi, 435 ADIE, Kate, 392, 411 AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM, 370 AGUTTER, Jenny, 432 AHMED, K Anis, 414 AL-KHALILI, Jim, 404 ALBERT, Corisande, 437, 449 ALBERT, Justin, 68, 346, 357 ALBERTINE, Viv, 424 ALEGRIA DUO, 415 ALEGRIA TRIO, 363 ALLEY, Patrick, 308 ANAND, Anita, 88, 109 ANDERSON, Jon Lee, 131, 172, 208 ANTONY, Steve, HF101 APTER, Terri, 434 ARBURY, Sara-Jane, HF83 ARCHER, Jayne, 321 ARDAGH, Philip, HF36, HF64 ARDILES, Osvaldo, 294 ARDIZZONE, Sarah, HF142 ARMITAGE, Simon, 112 ARMSTRONG, Franny, 237 ASHDOWN, Paddy, 254 ASHLEY, Bernard, HF109 ASLET, Clive, 324 ATKINS, Peter, 284 ATTLEE, Helena, 8, 20 AUSTIN, Carl, 90 AW, Tash, 285 AXWORTHY, Michael, 87 AZZOPARDI, Trezza, 216 BAGGINI, Julian, 256 BAGNALL, Nick, 112 BAILEY, Bill, 463 BAILEY, Roy, 26 BAKEWELL, Joan, 39, 65, 104 BALCH, Oliver, 146 BALL, Philip, 268 BANDELE, Biyi, 412 BARBER, Helly, 390 BARBER, Lynn, 149 BARFIELD, Mike, HF79 BARKHAM, Patrick, 436 BARNHAM, Keith, 189 BARR, Damian, 42, 52 BARROUX, HF138, HF142, HF143 BARRY, Sebastian, 116 BASS, Guy, HF130 BATES, Laura, 88 BAXTER, Holly, 121 BAZBAZ LAPIDUS, Salomón, 63 BEARD, Lauren, HF90 BEAUMAN, Ned, 89 BECKMAN, Jonathan, 329 BELL, Jo, 234 BELLOS, Alex, 386 BENNETT, Catherine, 123 BENNHOLD, Katrin, 243, 295 BENTLY, Peter, HF137 BENTON, Tim, 6 BERCOW, John, 60, 71 BERLINS, Marcel, 214, 222, 232 BERRY, Mary, 14 BETHENCOURT, Francisco, 194 BIRCH, Roz, 153 BISHOP, John, 451 BISHOP, Patrick, 396 BLACK, Devon, HF125

@hayfestival BLACKBURN, Simon, 190 BLEZARD, Paul, 274, 305, 335 BLUME, Judy, HF148 BOFF, Jonathan, 9 BOOTH, Cherie, 47 BOURSNELL, Clive, 213 BOYCOTT, Rosie, 12, 60, 106, 150,

169, 190, 237, 251, 340, 355, 375, 384, 406, 411 BOYLE, David, 191, 227 BRADBURY, Kate, 252 BRADFORD, Chris, HF78 BRADMAN, Tony, HF109 BRAGG, Billy, 26 BRAKE, Mark, HF115 BRAND, Alexandra, 298 BRENDEL, Alfred, 217 BRENNAN, Charlotte, 402 BRIDGEWATER, Emma, 150, 196 BRIGHT, Rachel, HF3, HF47 BRIGSTOCKE, Marcus, 123, 212, 218, 239, 316 BRITTINGHAM, Jean, 421 BRITTON, David, 313 BROGAN, Benedict, 327 BROOK, Rhidian, 165 BROOK, Timothy, 54 BROTTON, Jerry, 34, 54, 235 BROWN, Alison, 95, HF112 BROWN, Archie, 164 BROWN, Katrina, 353 BROWN, Martin, HF91, HF97 BROWN, Matt, HF87 BROWN, Sarah, 343 BROWN, Tony, 210 BROWNE, John, 107 BROWNING, Helen, 4 BRUGMAN, Alyssa, HF86 BRYANT, Chris, 29 BUCKLAND, David, 239 BULLOUGH, Oliver, 131, 144 BURCHILL, Julie, 417 BURTON-HILL, Clemency, 92, 108 BUTCHER, Tim, 175 BUTTERWORTH, Jon, 255 CALHOUN, Craig, 59 CALMAN, Susan, 124 CAMDEN, Steven, HF9, HF14 CAMERON, Averil, 263 CAMPBELL, James, HF106, HF114 CAMPBELL, Katie, 453 CAMPBELL, Sol, 319 CANNON, Katy, HF104, HF119 CANTER, Jon, 385 CAREY, John, 349 CARLUCCIO, Antonio, 20 CARPENTER, Lucy, 279, 298 CARTLEDGE, Paul, 30, 61 CASSIDY, Anne, HF46 CASSIDY, Cathy, HF75 CASSIN, Barbara, 37 CAVALCANTI, Ana, 298 CERCAS, Javier, 145 CHANG, Ha-Joon, 142 CHANG, Jung, 141 CHAPMAN, Craig, 315 CHASE, Jon, HF115 CHILD, Lauren, HF10, HF16 CHILD, Lee, 418 CHILDS, Jessie, 250 CHILTON, Martin, 72, 84

CHURCHWELL, Sarah, 345 CLARE, Cassandra, HF7 CLARE, Horatio, 143, 245, 368, 376 CLARK, Alex, 62, 93 CLARK, Samantha, 66 CLARK, Samuel, 66 CLARKE, Gillian, 249, 275 CLEMENT, Jennifer, 208 CLOSE, Lesley, 355 COCKER, Mark, 169 COGGAN, Philip, 146 COHEN, Josh, 94 COLE, Babette, HF26 COLE, Lily, 112 COLE, Olivia, 36 COLE, Steve, HF93 COLES, Geraint, 234 COLLINI, Stefan, 265 COLLINS, Andrea, 314 COLLINS, Harry, 25 CONNOLLY, John, HF155 COOGAN, Steve, 439 COOKE, Lucy, HF116 COOKSEY, John, 428 CORDEROY, Tracey, HF132 CORNWELL, John, 192 CORRIGAN, Kitty, 187, 290 COSSLETT, Rhiannon Lucy, 121 COUGHLIN, Con, 396 COUSINS, Dave, HF43 COWELL, Cressida, HF1 COYLE, Diane, 134 CRACE, John, 373 CRAWFORD-PHILIPS, Simon, 198 CROMPTON, Sarah, 14, 66, 102,

244, 261, 294, 418 CROW, Liz, 237 CRYER, Barry, 272 CRYSTAL, David, 332 CRYSTAL, Hilary, 332 CULLIN, Mitch, 389 CULSHAW, Jon, 445 CUNNINGHAM, Michael, 116 D’ANCONA, Matthew, 40 DA CUNHA, Kyla, 166 DAFYDD, Fflur, 197, 216, 313 DALRYMPLE, William, 205 DAUGHERTY, CJ, HF70 DAVENPORT, Juliet, 372 DAVID, Keren, HF46 DAVIDSON, Jane, 321 DAVIES, Alun, 70 DAVIES, Andrew, 405 DAVIES, Angharad, 71 DAVIES, Fiona, 187 DAVIES, Gwen, 307 DAVIES, Nicola, HF88, HF99 DAVIES, Ray, 173 DAVIES SMITH, Justin, 281 DAVIS, Daniel M, 95 DAWKINS, Richard, 39 DAWSON, James, HF30 DE BOTTON, Alain, 441 DE CHASSY, Guillaume, 126 DEARDEN, Nick, 18 DENCH, Judi, 459 DESSAY, Natalie, 108 DEWAN, Ted, HF11 DIABATÉ, Sidiki, 128 DIABATÉ, Toumani, 128 DICKINSON, Matt, HF92


211, 297, 359, 440, 448 FOREMAN, Michael, HF23 FOST, Liz, HF3 FOX, Kate, 354 FRANCIS, Matthew, 457 FRANKS, Suzanne, 394 FREARS, Stephen, 439 FREEDMAN, Lawrence, 352

FRONT, Rebecca, 113 FRY, Stephen, 45, 58 FRYERS, Andy, 5, 18, 70,

191, 314, 334, 356, 372, 454 FULTON, Helen, 83 GANGE, David, 283 GARDINER, John Eliot, 92 GAVIN, Rohan, HF22 GEE, Maggie, 291 GIBBS, Darren, 458 GIBBS, William, 318 GIDDENS, Anthony, 206 GIORDANO, Luca, 140 GLANVILLE, Jo, 123 GLASS, Katie, 417 GODFRAY, Charles, 382 GODWIN, Georgina, 381, 389, 410, 430, 444 GOLDIN, Ian, 35, 79 GOLDRING, Mark, 394, 414 GOLDSMITH, Rosie, 116, 151, 238, 349, 358, 388, 429 GOMPERTZ, Will, 262, 267 GOODWIN, Daisy, 448 GOOLEY, Tristan, 326 GORDON, Bryony, 381 GOULD, Victoria, 122, 176 GOWER, Jon, 163, 313, 457 GOWING, Nik, 339, 377, 394, 419 GRAY, Jennifer, HF146 GRAYLING, AC, 397 GREATBATCH, Paul, 17 GREEN, Julia, HF35 GREEN, Leanne, 119 GREEN, Lucie, 298 GREEN, Sally, HF70 GREENWALD, Glenn, 109 GREGG, Justin, 215 GREIG, Geordie, 157 GRIFFITHS, Jay, 245 GRIFFITHS, John, 203 GRYLLS, Bear, 391 GUARDIOLA-RIVERA, Oscar, 104, 138, 194 GUEST, Revel, 270, 310, 456 GUMBEL, Nicky, 317 GUO, Xiaolu, 285 GURDON, John, 155 GWYNN, Alison, HF32 HAGUE, Ffion, 161 HAHN, Daniel, 37, 140, 145, 197, 285, 291, HF62, HF142 HAIG, Matt, HF86 HALASA, Malu, 152 HALEY, Matthew, 296 HAMNETT, Katharine, 413 HANNAH, Sophie, 222 HANNAM, Mark, 25 HAPPÉ, Francesca, 347 HARDING, Luke, 427 HARKAWAY, Nick, 36 HARKIN, James, 398 HARPER, Penelope, HF145 HARPER, Sarah, 377 HARRI, Guto, 161, 219, 327 HARRIES, Richard, 355, 365 HARRINGTON, Jonathon, 135, 182, 230, 276, 322 HARRIS, Evan, 123 HARRIS, Pippa, 432 HARRIS, Robert, 344 HARRISON, John, 307 HARVEY, John, 232, 241 HASSAN, Gerry, 71 HASTINGS, Max, 403 HAUGHTON, Chris, HF85 HAWKING, Lucy, HF80 HAY WRITERS’ CIRCLE, 425 HAYCOX, Elizabeth, 270 HEALEY, Emma, 32 HEGARTY, John, 406 HEGLEY, John, HF154 HEILBRON, Hilary, 47 HENDRA, Sue, HF77 HENRÍQUEZ, Cristina, 208 HENRY, Diana, 251 HERTZ, Noreena, 16 HESKETH, Robin, 236 HIEATT, David, 361 HIGGINS, Charlotte, 408 HIGHFIELD, Roger, 393 HIGSON, Charlie, HF57 HILL, Charlotte, 281 HILL, Christopher William, HF123 HILL, Shaun, 256 HOBSBAWM, Julia, 132 HODGE, Patricia, 118 HODGKINSON, Ted, 56, 89, 435 HODGSON, Simon, 334, 356 HOGKINSON, Ted, 407 HOLCROFT, Andrew, 44 HOLLAND, James, 24, 53, HF18 HOLLAND, Tom, 201 HOLLANDER, Tom, 385, 405 HOLMES, Carly, 180 HOOK, Philip, 168 HOPWOOD, Mererid, 226 HOROWITZ, Anthony, 351, HF113 HORÁČEK, Petr, HF25 HOUSE, Richard, 420 HSUEH, ShaoLan, 80 HUFFINGTON, Arianna, 410, 426 HUGHES-HALLETT, Lucy, 380 HUGHES-WILSON, John, 428 HUNT, Carey Fluker, HF32 HUNT, Elizabeth, 103 HUNT, Tim, 393 HUNT, Tristram, 46 HUNTER, Jeremy, 419 HURST, Geoff, 294 HUSSEY, Andrew, 325 HUSTVEDT, Siri, 395, 429 IBARRETXE, Juan José, 23 INCE, Robin, 76 IQBAL, Razia, 141, 158, 260 ISAACSON, Rupert, 277 IVISON, Lucy, HF108 JAMES, Elis, 423 JAMES, Erwin, 312 JAMES, Peter, 214 JANSSON, Sophia, HF64 JARVIS, Chris, HF24 JEFFERS, Oliver, HF47, HF53 JEFFREYS-JONES, Rhodri, 473 JENKINS, Angharad, 315 JENKINS, Simon, 357 JI-YOUNG, Gong, 89 JOHNS, Howard, 372 JOHNS-PUTRA, Adeline, 321 JOHNSON, Alan, 81 JOHNSON, Hugh, 207 JOLLEY, Rachael, 119 JONES, Anna, 251


DITCHAM, Tony, 456 DOBSON, Christopher, 114 DOBSON, Mary, 114 DODSWORTH, Julie, 187 DOLAN, Paul, 162 DONALDSON, Julia, HF128, HF157 DONALDSON, Malcolm, HF128 DONBAVAND, Tommy, HF100 DONZIGER, Steven, 308 DORIC STRING QUARTET, 247 DORION, Christiane, HF40 DORLING, Danny, 454 DOSHI, Tishani, 216 DOUGLAS, Jonathan, HF102 DRABBLE, Margaret, 297 DRAKE, Julius, 337 DU SAUTOY, Marcus, 122, 176 DUBNER, Stephen, 154 DUCIE, Joe, HF13 DUDDLE, Jonny, HF12, HF19 DUFFY, Carol Ann, 249, 275 DUNMORE, Helen, 93 DWAN, Lisa, 49, 113 DYER, Geoff, 368 DYER, Heather, HF144 DYKE, Patrick, 5 EALES, Steve, 246 ECCLESHARE, Julia, HF64, HF76 EDGAR, David, 264 EDGE, Christopher, HF152 EDMONDS, Frances, 399 EHRMAN, Edwina, 449 ELFYN, Bethan, 462 ELFYN, Menna, 313 ELIZABETH, Rhian, 457 ELLEN, Mark, 462 ELLEN, Tom, HF108 ELSON, Jane, HF103 EMMANS DEAN, Anneliese, HF74 EMMERSON, Simon, 370 ERSKINE, Barbara, 21 EVANS, Huw, 315 EVANS, James, 323 EVANS, Mary, HF31, HF33 EVANS, Richard, 282 EYRE, Richard, 446, 459 FADELL, Tony, 45 FANELLI, Sara, HF16 FARRANT, Natasha, HF103 FAULKS, Sebastian, 200 FEARNLEY, Jan, HF141 FEASEY, Steve, HF22 FERGUSON, Niall, 378, 411 FERRIS, Joshua, 407 FFORDE, Jasper, HF156 FIELDING, Helen, 440 FINCH, Peter, 313 FINKEL, Irving, 379, HF136 FISHER, Carrie, 64 FISHLOCK, Trevor, 86 FLETCHER, Charlie, HF76 FLETCHER, Justin, HF150 FLORENCE, Peter, 11, 73, 107, 165,

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JONES, Cynan, 43 JONES, Dylan, 101,


120, 173, 221, 317, 366, 424, 451 JONES, Pip, HF41 JONES, Sadie, 220 JONES, Steve, 136 JORDAN, Ellen, 315 KAPUR, Ren, 97, 199 KEEVIL, Tyler, 180 KELLEHER, Damian, HF62, HF84 KELLNER, Peter, 137 KEMP, Gary, 130 KENNEDY, Helena, 71 KERRIDGE, Richard, 321 KESSLER, Florian, 140 KILLEAVY, Caroline, 281 KING, Anthony, 84 KING, Jemma, 140, 180 KING, Mervyn, 91 KINGSNORTH, Paul, 77 KNAUSGÅRD, Karl Ove, 158 KRZNARIC, Roman, 330 KUREISHI, Hanif, 106 LA PLANTE, Lynda, 261 LAMMY, David, 103, 164 LANGMEAD, Jeremy, 442 LAVIN ALBERT, Nancy, 287 LAW, Phyllida, 125 LE BAS, Damian, 219 LEAN, Geoff, 2, 336 LEE, Sam, 224 LEIJERSTAM, Maria, HF126 LENTON, Steven, HF132 LEVESON, Brian, 111 LEVITT, Steven, 154 LEWIS, Gill, HF35 LEWIS, Gwyneth, 307 LEWIS-STEMPEL, John, 202, 231 LINTOTT, Chris, 447 LLEWELLYN, Kathryn, 18 LLOYD, John, 398, 426 LOCKETT, Simon, 460 LONGSTAFF, Abie, HF90 LOVELOCK, James, 384 LUXTON, Katie-Jo, 252 LYMBERY, Philip, 3, 12 LYNAS, Mark, 218, 336 LYTHELL, Jane, 271 MCCARTHY, Tara, 350 MCCAULAY, Diana, 291 MACDONALD, Julien, 120 MCDOUGALL, Sophia, HF151 MCDOWELL, Colin, 442 MCEWAN, Ian, 342, 409 MCGEE, Alan, 366 MCGUINNESS, Patrick, 431 MCINTOSH, Malachi, 412 MACINTYRE, Ben, 452 MCINTYRE, Sarah, HF81, HF91, HF98 MCKAY, Hilary, HF103 MACKENZIE, Mike, 57, 147, 259, 293, 304 MCKENZIE, Sophie, HF121 MACLEAN, Rory, 358 MACMILLAN, Margaret, 339 MCNALLY, James, 370 MCNALLY, John, HF15 MACE, Georgina, 353 MADDOX, Bronwen, 131, 137

@hayfestival MAHFOUZ, Sabrina, 239 MAIR, Robert, 41 MALHI, Yadvinder, 382 MALIK, Kenan, 341 MANN, Middleton, HF28 MANNING, Sarra, HF84 MANSFIELD, Nick, 225 MANZOOR, Sarfraz, 67, 81,

171, 174, 195, 354, 441 MARDLE, George, 383 MARGGRAFF TURLEY, Richard, 321 MAROZZI, Justin, 374 MARSH, Henry, 342 MARSH-SMITH, Stephen, 28 MARTINEZ, Francesca, 364 MARYON DAVIS, Alan, 119 MASCHLER, Tom, 75 MASEKELA, Hugh, 181 MATHESON, Suzanne, 318 MATTHEWS, Cerys, 315 MATTHEWS, Jenny, HF109 MAY, Brian, 19 MEIJER, Lavinia, 129 MELLING, David, HF122 MENDIS, Michael, 291 MENGESTU, Dinaw, 400 MERRITT, Stephanie, 143, 200, 220, 271, 395 MEYER, Philipp, 257 MICHAEL OF KENT, Princess, 287 MICKLETHWAIT, John, 450 MILES, Archie, 177 MILLARD, Katie, 445 MILLER, Jonathan, 310 MITCHELL, James, 188 MITCHINSON, John, 256, 277, 398 MITTON, Jacqueline, 170 MOFFAT, Steven, 167 MOGGACH, Deborah, 426 MONBIOT, George, 309 MONKS, Lydia, HF128, HF134 MONRO, Alexander, 82 MONROE, Alex, 430 MONTECINO, Sonia, 50 MONTGOMERY, Ross, HF37 MOODY-STUART, Mark, 455 MOORE, Charles, 52 MOORE, Henrietta, 269 MOORE, Lorrie, 407 MOORE, Marcus, HF83 MOORE, Philip, 198 MORDEN, Daniel, HF72, HF82 MORGAN, Eric, 4 MORGAN, Mari, 315 MORPURGO, Michael, HF105, HF118 MORRIS, Jackie, HF69 MORRISON, Toni, 211, 235, 260 MOSS, Stephen, 133 MUCHAMORE, Robert, HF121 MULLAN, John, 148 MULLARD, Jonathan, 311 MÜLLER, Holly, 180 MURRAY, Al, 24 MURRAY, Simon, 334 MURRAY, Tiffany, 32, 43, 431 NANDY, Lisa, 334 NAOURI, Laurent, 126 NAUGHTIE, James, 427, 437 NAVAI, Ramita, 115

NEUMAN, Andrés , 145 NEWMAN, GF, 320 NICHOLLS, Henry, 301 NICHOLLS, Sally, HF46 NICHOLSON, William, 359 NICOLSON, Adam, 30 NOOTEBOOM, Cees, 151 NORMAN, Jesse, 29, 78, 103,

392, 408, 450 NORTH HEREFORDSHIRE ARCHIVE FILM GROUP, 229 NORTON-TAYLOR, Richard, 289, 300 NORWICH, John Julius, 118 O’CONNOR, Joseph, 49 O’HEARN, Kate, HF124 O’LIONAIRD, Iarla, 370 O’NEILL, Catrin, 315 O’ROURKE, PJ, 160 OBORNE, Peter, 174 OBRIST, Hans-Ulrich, 100 OCAMPO, Adriana, 367 OMAREEN, Zaher, 152 OWEN, David, 156 OWEN, Lauren, 159 OWEN, Sion Tomos, 180 PACKER, William, 262 PAKER, Henry, 423 PANKHURST, Kate, HF55 PARKER, Philip, 243 PARKER-REES, Guy, HF5 PARR, Martin, 221 PARRIS, S J, 241, 250, 287, 351, 369 PARRY, Chris, 376, 387 PARRY, Richard, 334 PARSONS, Tony, 195 PATARROYO, Manuel Elkin, 362 PATEL, Ricken, 269 PAUL, Korky, HF34, HF42 PAULUSMA, Polly, 399 PAVER, Michelle, HF60 PAXMAN, Jeremy, 98 PAYNE, Stephen, 387 PEARS, Tim, 220 PEARSON, Josie, HF126 PEARSON, Simon, 295 PEEL, Chris, 193 PELLERIN, Denis, 19 PERCIVAL, Tom, HF120, HF127 PETERS, Caroline, 270 PEYTON-JONES, Julia, 262 PHILLIPS, Fiona, 327 PICHON, Liz, HF17 PISANI, Elizabeth, 401 PITHERS, Ellie, 399 PODMORE, John, 312 POLARBEAR, HF9, HF14 PORRITT, Jonathon, 340 PORTER, Karen, 331 POSKITT, Kjartan, HF131 POSTER, Tom, 292 POUNTNEY, David, 13 PRICE, Adam, 23 PROFFITT, Stuart, 380 PROOPS, Greg, 179 PRYCE, Vicky, 312 PUGH, Lewis, 274 PURVES, Libby, 218, 234 PUSHKIN STORYTELLERS, HF153 QUANTOCK, Grace, 38


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152, 172, 183, 344 SANGHERA, Jasvinder, 237 SAUNDERS, Jennifer, 51 SAUNDERS, Jim, 371 SAUNDERS, Peter, 240 SAWDAY, Alastair, 187 SCHAMA, Simon, 117, 183 SCHWEBLIN, Samanta, 197 SCOTT, Michael, 348 SCOURFIELD, Robert, 68 SCRUTON, Roger, 262 SEDGWICK, Julian, HF48 SEDGWICK, Marcus, 159, HF48, SELL, Colin, 272 SEMPER, Philippa, 96 SERMANNI, Rachel, 224 SEYMOUR, Miranda, 238 SHAMSIE, Kamila, 56 SHAN, Darren, HF39 SHARMA, Akhil, 400 SHEERS, Owen, 99, 239 SHIPSTEAD, Maggie, 49 SHORROCK, Mark, 239, 372



SIDDIQI, Sadaf Saaz, 414 SIEGHART, William, 31, 64 SIGURDARDÓTTIR, Yrsa, 335, 351 SIMMONS, Francesca, 315 SIMMS, Andrew, 191, 212 SIMON, Francesca, HF44, HF56 SIMPSON, Emile, 300 SINGH, Simon, 105 SKINNER, Frank, 127 SKIPWORTH, Mark, 234 SLOAN, Holly Goldberg, HF6 SMALE, Holly, HF84 SMALLMAN, Steve, HF117 SMITH, Alan, 294 SMITH, Alex T, HF134 SMITH, Dai, 203 SMITH, Guy, 3 SMITH, Jim, HF140 SMITH, Joan, 123 SMITH, Rae, HF105 SMITH, Susy, 187, 196 SNOOK, Mike, 278 SNOW, Peter, 33 SOAMES, Emma, 426 SOMPER, Justin, HF76 SPALDING, Linda, 257 ST AUBYN, Edward, 31 STAMP, Emer, HF149 STANLEY, Bob, 462 STANTON, Simon, 363, 415 STEPHENSON, Kristina, HF110 STERN, Nicholas, 65, 91 STEVENS, Rebecca, HF89 STEWART, Chris, 375 STEWART, Paul, HF61 STIBBE, Nina, 130 STOCK, Francine, 51, 75, 273 STOCKING, Barbara, 399 STOWER, Adam, HF45 STRACHAN, Hew, 289 STRIMPEL, Zoe, 434 STRONG, Jeremy, HF52 STRONG, Roy, 213 SUDJIC, Deyan, 461 SUGGS, 72 SUTCLIFFE, Mandy, HF27 SUTHERLAND, John, 373 SUTTIE, Isy, 423 SWEETMAN, Rosie, 338 SWENSON-WRIGHT, John, 328 SYMONS, Mitch, HF96 TACON, Christine, 6 TALLIS, Raymond, 302, 333, 355, TARRANT, Chris, 305 TAYEH, Abdallah, 444 TEMPLE, Nick, 248 THOMAS, Dafydd Elis, 71 THOMAS, Eric, 78 THOMAS, Heidi, 432 THOMAS, Ifor, 313 THOMAS, Julian, 443 THOMAS, Kevin, 4 THOMAS, Robert, 438 THOMPSON, Ken, 233 THOMSON, Jamie, HF107 THOMSON, Liz, 82, 175 THORN, Tracey, 171 THURLEY, Simon, 334, 346 TONKIN, Boyd, 27


TOULMIN, Camilla, 353 TREZISE, Rachel, 180 TUNBRIDGE, Liz, 298 TUSA, John, 103 TUTU, Mpho, 460 TYTE, Dan, 180 USHER, Karen, 78 VAN WYHE, John, 184 VEGAS, Johnny, 15 VERE, Ed, HF63 VILLA, Ricardo, 294 VIRA, Bhaskar, 353 VOGLER, Pen, 139 VULLIAMY, Clara, HF59 WAKELIN, Peter, 318 WALDEN, Mark, HF22 WALFORD DAVIES, Damian, 226 WALKER, Alan, 65 WALKER, Gabrielle, 360 WALKER, Timothy, 2 WALLING, Philip, 290 WALSH, Helen, 369 WARBURTON, Ruth, HF70 WARK, Kirsty, 244, 257 WATKINS, Richard, 337 WATSON, Alan, 22 WATT, Ben, 67 WAX, Ruby, 228 WEBER, Thomas, 388, 411 WEIR, Alison, 11 WELSH, Louise, 222, 241 WESSELY, Simon, 333 WHITE, Edmund, 42 WHITE, Paul, 226 WHYMAN, Matt, HF30 WIDDOWS, Heather, 48 WILDE, Findlay, 252 WILKINSON, Toby, 17 WILLETTS, David, 78 WILLIAMS, Daniel G, 313 WILLIAMS, Dilys, 413 WILLIAMS, Gareth, 280, 372, 433 WILLIAMS, Thomas, HF8 WILLIAMS, Venetia, 270 WILSON, David, 312 WILSON, Jacqueline, HF21 WINKLER, Henry, HF4 WINSTON, Robert, HF71 WINTON, Barbara, 183 WINTON, Tim, 62 WOLFF, Michael, 101 WOLMAR, Christian, 186 WOMACK, Philip, HF76 WOOD, Gaby, 400 WOOD, Michael, 37 WOODS, James, 385 WOOLDRIDGE, Adrian, 450 WORSEY, Chris, 286 WOZNIAK, Mike, 423 WREN, Maurice, HF118 WYN JONES, Richard, 188 WYNN THOMAS, M, 313 YASSIN-KASSAB, Robin, 152 YATES, Louise, HF94 YENTOB, Alan, 167, 183, 439 YEO, Jonathan, 267 YORKE, Gwen Mairie, 315 YORKE, Rob, 3, 6 YOUNG, Louisa, 56


QUARMBY, Katherine, 219 RAHIM, Sameer, 32, 159 RAHMAN, Zia Haider, 36 RAUSING, Sigrid, 131, 144 RAYNER, Shoo, HF144 REES, Jasper, 319, 364 REES ROBERTS, Bethan, 188 REEVE, Philip, HF91, HF98 REYNOLDS, David, 85 RHODES, James, 422 RHYDDERCH, Francesca, 275, 313 RHYS, Gruff, 163, 178 RHYS, Gwilym Bowen, 315 RHYS JAMES, Shani, 262, 275 RICE, Matthew, 185, 196 RICHARDS, Julian, 69 RICHMOND, Jane, 252 RICKMAN, Phil, 241, 335 RIDDELL, Chris, HF54, HF61 RIDLEY, Sarah, HF89, HF109 RIGBY, Robert, HF2 RIVAS, Manuel, 271 RIX, Megan, HF62 ROBB, Graham, 306 ROBERTS, Callum, 360 ROBERTS, Emyr, 356 ROBERTS, Mat, 110, 304 ROFFEY, Monique, 389 ROHAN, Jason, HF133 ROKISON, Abigail, 55 ROSEN, Michael, 7 ROSENFELDT, Hans, 73 ROSOFF, Meg, HF65 ROTHSCHILD, Hannah, 100, 157, 168 RUBBINO, Salvatore, HF95 RURAL MEDIA COMPANY, 229 RUSCITTO, Leon, 315 RUSSELL, Martin, 370 RYAN, Katherine, 74 RYLANCE, Mark, 77 SAGE, Angie, HF29 SAIF, Atef Abu, 444 SALFIELD, Ben, 363 SALFIELD, Jon, 363, 415 SAMPSON, Barney, 135, 182, 230, 276, SANDS, Philippe, 111, 126,





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PARKING Martin Tong, Jenny Thomas and team

HAY FESTIVAL COUNCIL Vice Presidents Hay – Corisande Albert, Justin Albert, Robert Ayling, Rosie Boycott, Nick Broomfield, Rosanna Bulmer, Clemency Burton Hill, Terry Burns, Nick Butler, Maria Sheila Cremaschi, Matthew Evans, Amelia Granger, Geordie Greig, Sabrina Guinness, Rhian-Anwen Hamill, Julia Hobsbawm, Dylan Jones, Helena Kennedy, Denise Lewis, Brenda Maddox, John Mitchinson, James Naughtie, Hannah Rothschild, Andrew Ruhemann, Marc Sands, Philippe Sands, Simon Schama, William Sieghart, Jon Snow, Caroline Spencer, Francine Stock and Lucy Yeomans

PARTNERS AND ADVISORS Beltran Gambier Spain & International Legal Advisor, J Geraint Davies CBE FCA Financial, Muthoni Garland Storymoja Hay Festival Kenya, Oscar Montes Erikson Hay Festival Mexico, Robert Albert Legal Advisor, Sanjoy Roy & Sheuli Sethi India, Robin Mason Acre Accountancy, Savage & Gray Graphic Design, Sadaf Siddiqi and Tahmima Anam Hay Festival Dhaka, Carlos Julio Ardila Presidente Cartagena de Indias, Jaime Abello, Raimundo Angulo, Ana Maria Aponte, Cecilia Balcazar, Victoria Bejarano, Alfonso López Caballero, Diana Gedeón, León Teicher, Patricia Escallón de Ardila Vice Presidents Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias, Amalia de Pombo Development & Comms Director, Cartagena, Paul Greatbatch Hay Festival Budapest

BENEFACTORS Elizabeth Bingham, Kate Bingham & Jesse Norman, Lord & Lady Burns, Nick Butler & Rosaleen Hughes, Sue Carpenter & Mike Metcalfe, Sian Facer & Terry Sinclair, Rhian-Anwen & Michael Hamill, Tom & Karen Kalaris, David & Pauline Maydon, Danny Rivlin, Mark & Moira Hamlin, Maurice Saatchi, Sir Ronald Grierson

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE Lawrence & Liz Banks, Amelia Fawcett DBE, Robin & Phillipa Herbert, Christopher & Lotty James, George & Jane Nissen, Jesse Norman, Miles & Patricia Park

PATRONS Brian Simpson, Carole Turner-Record, Claire Denholm, Deirdre Hutton, Derick Johnson, Francine Stock, Huw Jones, Jane Lyons, John & Sheila Lovatt, Ken Briggs, Margaret Mccabe, Marjorie Wallace, Marya Fforde, Paul Voyce, Ruth Huddleston, Sarah Quibell, Shan Legge Bourke, Sian Rolfe, Victoria Graham Fuller, Fiona Galliers Pratt, Maris Watkins

THANKS David Alston, Jeannette Barker, Rachel Bright, David Bulmer, Cortina Butler, Andy Cooke, Frances Copping, Julia Elkington, Dyfed Powys Police, Gwilym Evans, John Evans, Mandy Garner, Paul Greatbatch, Elizabeth Haycox, Andrew Horton, Katherine Kelly, Rob Lally, Rhoda Lewis, Harry Lort-Phillips, Hay St Mary’s Church, Andrew Mason, Ben Matthews, Nicola Morgan, Jane Powell, James Powell, Powys County Council, Clare Purcell, Mel Newton, Gareth Ratcliffe, Nick Shannon, Mark Skipworth, Max Walker, Gaby Wood, Alan Yentob


Booking information


Book online

Book by phone

call the Box Office on +44 (0)1497 822 629 using your credit or debit card

Book by post

send your request to the address below or fax it to +44 (0)1497 821 066. Please include event numbers and quantities, and write your personal details clearly in capitals, including a contact telephone number. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Hay Festival of Literature’. In case tickets are not available, please leave the amount blank, but write on the cheque ‘not exceeding … [the total cost of your order]’ or include your debit or credit card number. Please remember to include the issue number or valid from date if you are paying by debit card.

Book in person

Hay Festival Box Office, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD From Tuesday 20 May, the Box Office will move to the Festival Site on Brecon Road, Hay-on-Wye. All applications will be processed in order of receipt. All ticket prices include VAT. A handling charge of £2.50 applies to all orders. Please check the Box Office daily for any venue changes. All details are correct at time of going to press. We reserve the right to change programmes and artists if circumstances dictate. In the event of cancellations tickets will be refunded. Tickets cannot be accepted for refund or resale. The management reserves the right to refuse admission.

Access To book wheelchair space in performance venues, reserve a parking space (blue badge holders only), or if you require a BSL interpreter please inform the Box Office staff when booking your tickets. All venues, restaurants, cafés, bar and bookshop have wheelchair access and most performance venues are fitted with an induction loop. Disabled access toilets are available on site. We continue to work to give deaf and hearing-impaired readers greater access to the Festival than the induction loops which are sometimes skewed by the aluminium structures of our tents. We will provide lip-speaking interpreters and palentyping at various events during the Festival subject to demand. Please notify the Box Office of your requirements when booking tickets and we will endeavour to provide the best service possible. If you need any assistance on site, please ask a steward.

Please remember The Lost Child Point Is located in the Make & Take Tent in the Hay Fever Courtyard between 10am and 5pm. Outside these hours it will be located in the Festival Admin Office. All children must be accompanied, unless an event is designated sign in/out, when a Permissions Form must be completed. Nappy-changing facilities are available in the toilets on site.


Late-comers will not be allowed into their seats until a suitable break in the performance. Audio recorders, cameras and mobile phones may not be used in the performance venues. No smoking indoors anywhere on the Festival site. No dogs allowed except Guide Dogs. A paramedic is on duty at all times during events. Visitors to Hay Festival may be filmed and/or photographed for future promotions of the Festival.

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Hay Festival Programme 2014  
Hay Festival Programme 2014  

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