IMAGINE THE WORLD
Hay gathers people together to think about the world as it is and to imagine how it might be. It's a big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure. We share stories and ideas with great international writers and thinkers, film-makers, historians and novelists, philosophers, environmentalists, poets and scientists. And at night we like to party with the greatest comedians and musicians. It's a bunch of mates hanging out in a field with time to think, finding the inspiration to re-imagine the world. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, 'the Woodstock of the mind'.
The festival is in its 26th year in Hay, a magical book town in the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We also create festivals in ten cities around the world every year from Cartagena to Dhaka, and from Beirut to Nairobi.
Please join us. You'll be most welcome.