The participation of the British Council in the 2020 edition of the Hay Festival Segovia falls within the context of its "It's Time to Talk" programme and seeks the creation of safe spaces that serve to enable dialogue and reflect on the great debates and events of our time.
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH FOR ADULTS “GARDENS AND LITERATURE”
Tuesday 15th September, 2020.
Segovia Public Library, 18.00h.
Gardens have become so important in 2020 as places of refuge, safe spaces to meet up carefully, to work in, or to yearn for. In this workshop taking place in the week of the Festival, British Council teacher and manager, Jennie Gant, will lead you metaphorically through the garden, with readings from books and poems in English where writers and their characters explore, revel, mourn, and dream in gardens. We will explore their versions of a garden and ask: what’s your version?
Event in English. Limited seats available. Attendance is free although booking is required at the Segovia Public Library or by calling 921 463 533
NATURE, NEW GENERATIONS AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Jocelyn Blériot and Juan López de Uralde in conversation with Isabela del Alcázar
Friday 18 September 2020, 4.15pm
Sustainability knows no borders and demands global answers and collective collaboration from citizens, cities and countries. The British Council has invited Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead of Institutions, Governments & Cities at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, to take part in a conversation with Juan López de Uralde and Isabela del Alcázar to examine the opportunities generated by circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Since its creation the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government, and academia.
Jocelyn Blériot will participate via video link, while Juan López de Uralde and Isabela del Alcázar will be on stage. This session will be streamed live at youtube.com/user/IEUniversity
Co-organised with the IE Foundation
More information here.
READINGS IN THE GARDEN: “MY OWN AND OTHERS”
Sunday 20 September 2020, 11am
Venue: Jardín Romeral de San Marcos
At this popular open air event, which this year celebrates its eleventh anniversary at the Festival, participants are invited to read texts or poems written by themselves or by their favourite writers during a walk through this magical and undiscovered Segovia garden.
More information here