- Catherine Tate reads Coming Home by Isobel Murray Duration: 02:55
- Catherine Tate reads SPLASH! by Millie Haldane Duration: 03:30
- Daniel Roche reads If Only I Could Switch My Mum Off by Eloise Schaw Miller Duration: 02:43
- Helen Skelton reads Me And You by Poppy Holloway Duration: 02:45
- Richard Wilson reads Cow on a Bus by Guy Rose Duration: 04:05
- Will Young reads Defining Moments by Isobel Harwood Duration: 04:03
Music Played18 items
Kelly Clarkson Dark Side
(CD Single), RCA, 1
Louis Prima, Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman I Wanna Be Like You
The Very Best of Disney
Jackson 5 ABC
The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Fi, Polygram Tv, 1
The Lightning Seeds The Life Of Riley
Sense - The Lightning Seeds, Virgin
The Rolling Stones Start Me Up
The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco, 7
Nell Bryden Buildings And Treetops
(CD Single), 157 Records
Madness Our House
Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI
Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia
Bruce Springsteen Hungry Heart
Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits, Columbia
Nancy Sinatra These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
The Greatest Hits Of Nancy Sinatra, Boulevard
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames Yeh Yeh
20 Beat Classics, Polydor
Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man
Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor
Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces
(CD Single), Universal, 1
Elton John Crocodile Rock
Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury
Sweet, The Ballroom Blitz
The Sweet - Originals, RCA
Will Young Your Game
(CD Single), BMG/19
Michael Kiwanuka I'll Get Along
(CD Single), Polydor, 3
The Beatles Paperback Writer
The Beatles - 1, Apple, 3
Pause For Thought
With Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales.
I hadn’t realised until recently that Wales had quite so many festivals – at least 150 a year, celebrating various aspects of life. There is the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, the Llandovery Sheep Festival, the Wrexham Beer Festival, the Green Man music Festival, the Brecon Jazz Festival, and the Porthcawl Elvis Festival to name but a few. Then there are our well known national ones – the Llangollen International Music Festival, the Eisteddfod celebrating Welsh culture and life and the Royal Welsh celebrating all aspects of rural life. And of course, there is this Hay Literary Festival, in its 25th year, which attracts authors and thinkers from all over the world.
This year’s theme is “Imagine the World” – a challenge to all of us to think about our lives and our world, not as it is but as it might be. And that, of course, is what writers and poets do. They touch our imaginations, our hearts and minds if you like, and enable us to look at things in ways we might not have thought before.
When I think about it, that’s what Jesus did in His ministry. He was a great story teller who spoke about ordinary things, such as a man who had two sons, one of whom went off the rails but whom his father welcomed home, even though he had wasted all his money. Jesus leaves His hearers to work out for themselves that it was a story about a God who loves all His children, whatever they do.
Or in the story of the man left half dead by the roadside, he is helped, not by a priest, or by a fellow Jew, but by a stranger and foreigner so that His hearers will hopefully realise that their definition of who their neighbour might be, is enlarged.
That’s what good story tellers and writers do. They re-shape the landscape of our minds and by so doing can transform the way we live our lives as well.
This Year's 500 WORDS WINNERS!
Enjoy the tantalising tales that were declared this year's 500 WORDS winners live at Hay Festival by Chris and our very special guests.Visit the 500 WORDS 2012 site
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