Hay festival

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Cutting works by Russian artists is ‘stupid’, says Pussy Riot member
Maria Alyokhina calls on artistic community to unite over Ukraine and repression in Russia

Rachel Hall

20, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Authors at Hay festival weigh the meaning of authenticity
Who can write about whom was a running question, tackled by writers from Rose Tremain to Damon Galgut

Lucy Knight

06, Jun, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Bernardine Evaristo fears publishers may lose interest in black authors
Diversity in book industry must be sustained, and start at the top, Booker prize-winning author tells Hay festival

Rachel Hall

04, Jun, 2022 @8:39 PM

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The Queen’s successors will not be able to create her ‘mystique’, says writer
Tina Brown, author of The Palace Papers, says monarch’s image stems from time before ‘great media age’

Rachel Hall

04, Jun, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Hillary Clinton faced constant sexism in 2016 campaign, says ex-aide
Huma Abedin says candidate and her team would feel obliged to laugh off offensive remarks

Rachel Hall

03, Jun, 2022 @4:43 PM

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Platinum anniversary for a devoted reader | Brief letters
Letters: Reading the Guardian for 70 years | Queen Elizabeth II avatar | Dressing your age | Ageism

Letters

03, Jun, 2022 @4:38 PM

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Vladimir Putin has ‘almost messianic belief in himself’, says Hillary Clinton
Former US secretary of state speaks of Russian leader’s dislike of critics and ‘goal of restoring imperial Russia’

Rachel Hall

02, Jun, 2022 @10:19 PM

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Michael Grade too lazy and old to lead Ofcom, says BBC official historian
Prof Jean Seaton, speaking at Hay festival on future of BBC, says Grade appointment is act of bullying

Rachel Hall

02, Jun, 2022 @5:53 PM

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‘Sea forest’ would be better name than seaweed, says UN food adviser
Seaweed could help feed world and reduce climate crisis impact, Vincent Doumeizel tells Hay festival

Lucy Knight

01, Jun, 2022 @11:35 AM

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Workplaces as run down as parliament would cause picketing, says Jess Phillips
Labour MP tells Hay festival that Palace of Westminster is ‘falling apart’ and would be condemned if it were any other building

Lucy Knight

31, May, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Blair and former PMs should not act as political ‘figureheads’, says Ed Balls
Ex-Labour minister tells Hay festival that the involvement of former leaders in the ‘next phase of politics’ may not be sensible

Rachel Hall

30, May, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Lenny Henry criticises TV streamers’ commissioning tactics
Comedian says BBC approach is better as the focus is on the story being pitched rather than whether it will sell

Lucy Knight

29, May, 2022 @4:19 PM

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