Hay Festival is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. If you have never been, you are missing out on the best literary festival. Hay is set in a quaint little town in Wales called Hay-on-Wye and is sponsored by Telegraph Books. I’ve only had the honor of going the past 3 years and I still kick myself for not going sooner.Tags: #Hay25, Hayfestival
June 15th, 2011Literacy
I know this post is a bit late, but better late than never. Pictures and some additional information can be found here:
I was able to attend HayFestival again this year. I know everyone talks about the feeling there but it is such an indescribable vibe about the festival and actually the whole town.
I attended MuseumNext this year, so arrived back at midnight on Friday but managed the 1 ½ hour drive to Hay Saturday morning to ensure I was there in time for the Sky Arts Book show. I was so exciting about having tickets I didn’t care that I was tired, or my husband Michael was too ill to come but had to come anyway as I didn’t want to get lost. And I was glad I did as seeing how the show is created was enlightening, as were the guests!
On the Sunday, the whole family came to HayFestival. I had tickets for the Sky Arts Book show again (this time it was Professor Brian Cox and Mark Logue – King’s Speech). I also was privileged to attend the Royal Society Lecture by the President of the Society Paul Nurse: DARWIN AND MILTON – TWO VIEWS OF CREATION. I was a bit worried about attending this event as I’m not the strongest with the Royal Society items, but found this to be a thought-provoking, albeit a bit controversial discussion. Paul took questions from the audience after, all of whom seem to want to debate his religion rather than discuss the topic but he was very eloquent in his replies.Tags: Hayfestival, Literacy