Hay Festival in Wales 26 May-5 June, 2016
Join us to imagine the world! Hay Festival in Wales from 26 May – 5 June, 2016
For the past 27 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the overwhelming beauty of the Welsh Borders. There are eight additional Hays held in Mexico, Colombia, Hungary, Ireland, Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh and Lebanon. Moreover, festivals have also been held in India and the Maldives.
Sponsored by British Council and UK newspaper “The Telegraph”, speakers at this famous international event represent a varied assortment of Western intellectual culture including; novelists, poets, journalists, scientists, actors, comedians, professors, politicians, musicians and many more. In addition to readings and performances that are emotionally touching or funny, past events have included lectures by the winners of various honours for literature and poetry, including the Nobel Prize.
Furthermore, small festivals within the festival, which is the Hay Fever and HF2, designed especially for children and teenagers. Hay Fever includes an ice-cream stand, a cooking workshop, a crafting booth, as well as a performance stage. On the other hand, HF2 includes various art and writing workshops, as well as readings and book signings by some of the most popular writers.
Hay Festival, 2016 will include a bookshop styled like a greenhouse will carry tomes by all authors speaking at Hay, and a tented stage called the Sky Arts Den. This will feature musical and spoken-word performances, as well as free workshops on salsa dancing, watercolour painting, creative writing and lots more.
The festival site is set on the north eastern edge of the Mid Wales region’s Brecon Beacons National Park – a pristine landscape of valleys, hills, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls, surrounded by the black mountains. We are sure even you would not want to miss this festival; do plan a few days to explore the area!