Literature Wales’ Writing Squads
workshops at Hay Festival 2012
A day of activities for members of the Young People’s
Writing Squads will also take place on Thursday 7th June at Hay Festival.
Welsh Academy member, Elen Caldecott will lead two workshop sessions
with the Powys and Merthyr Tydfil Writing Squads. Elen writes
contemporary adventure stories for children and young people that see
ordinary people do extraordinary things. Her new book, 'The Mystery of
Wickworth Manor' will be available in bookshops from July 2012.
For more information on Young People’s Writing Squads contact Literature Wales:
029 2047 2266 / email@example.comHay Festival Wales
Imagine the world
Thursday 31st May – Sunday 10th June
Hay on Wye
For 25 years
Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to
debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the
Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists,
lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power
of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. Hay now runs 13
festivals across five continents at which the re-imaginings of
international writers gathered together, cross cultural and genre
boundaries, and foster the exchange of understanding, mutual respect and
The Telegraph Hay Festival 2012 will host over 750 events, from
literature to philosophy, music to science, history to humour and
everything in between. Legendary conductor Simon Rattle will be in
conversation with the BBC’s Tom Service; Tim Minchin talks to The
Telegraph’s Sarah Crompton; Tom Watson and Martin Hickman discuss
hacking with Helena Kennedy; and Maryam d'Abo and Hugh Hudson talk to
Paul Broks about their film Rupture.
In celebration of the festival’s silver jubilee, festival director
Peter Florence will launch Hay 25, a playful questionnaire for the
festival audience set to reveal the way we live now. Twenty five
questions – ranging from ‘what makes you laugh?’ to ‘what piece of
writing has most changed your heart and mind?’ – have been set by a
panel including Stephen Fry, Margaret Atwood, Jung Chang, Eric Hobsbawm,
Laura Restrepo and Jeanette Winterson.
Hay Fever, the Hay Festival's programme for children and families,
is back with a bang and ready to party in the spring sunshine. With over
200 events and activities, children of all ages can fuel their
imaginations for the whole nine days of the summer half-term. For
younger children, Justin Fletcher star of CBeebies brings jokes and
songs for his live show and Hay Fever are celebrating Fireman Sam's 25th
birthday as well as their own. There are events with Matt Haig, Lauren
St John, Marcus Sedgwick, Cressida Cowell and Tony Robinson. Hay’s teen
programme HF2 features music, master classes, Melvin Burgess, Russell
Kane and Maggie Stiefvater.
On Thursday 7th June festival goers will also have the chance to hear
Young People’s Laureate for Wales, Catherine Fisher, discuss her
bestselling novel Incarceron with fellow authors Lindsey Barraclough and
Michelle Harrison [Event HF114].
For more information on the Hay Festival and to book tickets, visit the festival website: http://www.hayfestival.com
Thursday 31st May - Sunday 10th June
Hay On Wye
HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, is back in the glorious setting of Hay on Wye.
Produced by the Institute of Art and Ideas and held annually,
HowTheLightGetsIn brings together philosophers, writers, musicians,
politicians, artists and commentators for thought-provoking debate,
incisive solo talks, film screenings, live performance, infectiously
danceable music and lively parties.
The talks programme this year will explore the 2012 theme 'Uncharted
Territories: Progress for a new era', and the music programme, Festival
Live, now covers six stages with bands, singers and acoustic artists
along with comedy, cabaret, film showings and even live art.
This year’s festival is set to be bigger than ever before, with no
fewer than 410 events, 6 stages, 165 speakers and 150 bands. The
spectacular line up includes: Michael Eavis, Nigel Lawson, Luce
Irigaray, Brian Eno, Michael Nyman, Tim Crane, David Blunket, Emmy the
Great, Anne Pigalle, Gabby Young, Dan Le Sac, Polly Higgins, Bjorn
Lomborg, James Lovelock, Man Like Me, Shona Foster, Kites and many more.
Hay Poetry Jamboree
Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th June
Oriel Gallery of Contemporary Arts
Salem Chapel, Bell Bank, Hay on Wye
Entrance to 7.30 pm events £5.00 / £3.00 concessions
All other events £2.00 / £1.00 concessions
The Hay Poetry Jamboree returns in 2012 with another packed programme of events:
Thursday 7th June
6.30 - 7.30 pm: Festival Launch Reception
7.30 - 9.15 pm: Andrea Brady and John Powell Ward
Friday 8th June
11.00 am - 12.00 noon: Jeremy Hilton, Steven Hitchins and Waterloo Press present Simon Jenner & David Pollard
2.00 - 4.00 pm: Caroline Goodwin, Harry Gilonis, Laurie Duggan and Philip Terry
5.00 - 6.00 pm: Andrew Duncan Lecture - "Port of Souls; or, Landscape, Inheritance, Myth"
7.30 - 9.15 pm: Harriet Tarlo and Peter Larkin
Saturday 9th June
11.00 am - 12.00 noon: David Greenslade and Keith Hackwood
2.00 - 4.00 pm: Nerys Williams, Tim Atkins, Sophie Robinson and Jeff Hilson
7.30 - 9.15 pm: Ulli Freer and Tony Lopez
Art in the chapel, Nervous Energy in collaboration with Elysium Gallery
presents From Womb to Tomb, From Paradise to Purgatory.
For more information and bookings contact:firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Literature Wales, Waterloo Press, Poetry Wales,
Swansea University College of Arts & Humanities and CREW