The festival climaxes with Russell Brand’s less psychotic but no-less insidious twin, Joe Wicks selling his cookery book and his abs, a lunchtime lecture about how a 17th century woman giving birth to rabbits should be interpreted in our enlightened age, an interview with bass player Gordon Brown who might have been a decent Prime Minister if only he hadn’t already had his life ruined by lead vocalist Blair, and penultimately, Mark E. Smith impressionist Frank Skinner being interviewed by Marcus Brigstock, who specialises in the audio version of blacking up with his ‘hilarious’ impressions of young Black men on his endless radio shows.
There are many interesting looking events happening that you should discover for yourselves if you have the time and it’s worth mentioning – it’s fucking free! How about that…?
Main Image: Joe Wicks screen grab from Youtube - Joe moves way too fast for us to get a clear picture
The Hay Festival website with many streamed events
Book Aid International (Reverse book club page)
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