Hay Festival Wales

WOM@RTS

The partners work to increase the visibility of women in some of their previously existing international Festivals (Hay Festivals in Europe and Latin America and the Cantactrices! series of concerts and meetings parallel to Cineuropa film festival in Santiago), as well as to promote a specific ad hoc event to give visibility to the literature produced by young European women authors, coinciding with the 2020 European Cultural Capital title in Rijeka, Croatia- the first European Young Female Writers Meeting.
This activity will allow the mobility and participation of over 90 female artists and intellectuals.

THE BRITISH ACADEMY PLATFORM 3: BORDER – A JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF EUROPE

THE BRITISH ACADEMY PLATFORM 3: BORDER – A JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF EUROPE

Kapka Kassabova talks to Misha Glenny
Saturday 25 May 2019, 1pm
Venue: Oxfam Moot. Hay-on Wye, Wales, United Kingdom

When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the border zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. Today she sets out on a journey to meet the people of this triple border – Bulgarians, Turks, Greeks, and the latest wave of refugees fleeing conflict further afield. She discovers a region that has been shaped by the successive forces of history: by its own past migration crises, by communism, by two world wars, by the Ottoman Empire, and – older still – by the ancient legacy of myths and legends. Border has won multiple awards including the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018.
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FROM CHE GUEVARA TO JUAN GUAIDÓ: UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICA

FROM CHE GUEVARA TO JUAN GUAIDÓ: UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICA

Jon Lee Anderson talks to Sophie Hughes
Saturday 25 May 2019, 7pm
Venue: Starlight Stage. Hay-on-Wye-, Wales, United Kingdom

The New Yorker’s frontline journalist reports from the most volatile and dynamic region in the world. He introduces the graphic version of his biography Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life and explains what’s happening today in Venezuela.
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EUROPA28: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

EUROPA28: THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

Hilary Cottam, Kapka Kassabova, Janne Teller and Sophie Hughes
Monday 27 May 2019, 1pm
Venue: Hay Festival Foundation Stage. Hay-on-Wye, Wales, United Kingdom

Hay Festival is working with Rijeka Capital of Culture 2020 in Croatia to commission 28 writers and thinkers from across the continent to reimagine the future of Europe. Four of the 28 join us in Hay this year to preview their ideas and stories. Bonet is an artist from Spain, Cottam a social activist and author of Radical Help from Britain, Kassabova a Scotland-based, Bulgarian-born writer and Teller a novelist and former UN officer. They talk to the translator, editor and writer Sophie Hughes.
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