Wednesday, 16 April 2008

QI BoAI at the Hay Festival - 2008

In the QI world, the lord overseers Lloyd and Mitchinson are known, in whispered reverence, as "The Two Johns". Apart from their roles in researching/supervising the TV show, they were the dual authors behind the books of General Ignorance and Animal Ignorance, and run the operation whose mission it is to find something quite interesting in everything--even, dare I say, Chelmsford.

I spiel to you because John Mitchinson, who, by his own admission, doesn't "know what to do with this info!", asked me to advertise the fact that the this dynamic duo is going to be making a presentation about "12 suitably interesting beasts" this coming May, at the Guardian Hay Festival in Wales. If that weren't exciting enough for you, they're going to be dressed to the nines . . . as a sheep and a chicken. In order that some sense of mystery should still be preserved, no revelation will yet be made concerning which is the sheep and which the chicken.

The nitty-gritty details:

What?: The QI Zoo: The Book of Animal Ignorance
Where?: The Hay Festival
Which?: Hay-on-Wye, Wales
Who?: John Lloyd and John Mitchinson
When?: Saturday, 26 May 2008 | 7:00 pm
Why?: Does one really need an excuse to dress up in silly costume and educate the masses?

[The Hay Festival 2008 website and schedule.]

Ticketing: Tickets are free to students who apply successfully through this page. When the programme is released, tickets can also be purchased here.

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