Hay Festival Trans.MISSION

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Join Climate scientist and mathematician at British Antarctic Survey Dr Emily Shuckburgh and award-winning designer, author and illustrator Chris Haughton (A Bit Lost, Oh No George! and Shh! We Have a Plan) to explore polar science and climate change at this year’s Hay Festival. Booking is required.

As part of Trans.MISSION – a collaboration between Hay Festival and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) – Dr Emily Shuckburgh and illustrator Chris Haughton will create an original piece of work exploring the issues around polar science and climate change. They will launch their work on Saturday 26th May at 5:30pm on the Starlight Stage (Event 63).

Trans.MISSION is a new project pairing leading scientists with award-winning artists to communicate cutting-edge science to new audiences at the Hay Festival and beyond.

Booking for this event opens Thursday 29th March, tickets cost £7.

Find out more here.

About the Hay Festival

Featuring over 600 of the world’s greatest writers, global policy makers, pioneers and innovators in 800 events across 11 days, the festival showcases the latest ideas in the arts, sciences and current affairs, alongside a rich schedule of music, comedy and entertainment for all ages. A galaxy of literary stars gather to launch new work, while the biggest ever Hay Days and #HAYYA programmes give young readers the opportunity to meet their heroes and get creative.

The festival site is free to enter, with ticketed events in 10 tented venues, plus a range of sites to explore, including the Festival Bookshop; the Hay Days courtyard; the Hay Festival Wild Garden; creative workshops in the Make and Take Tent, the Scribblers Hut, The Cube and the Mess Tent; and market stalls, cafés, and restaurants.