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The tenth Hay Festival in Segovia ran from 24–27 September 2015.

For our tenth anniversary we were delighted to celebrate Segovia, home to Hay Festival in Spain. This year’s festival featured talks, debates, concerts and art exhibitions, held in Romanesque churches, palaces, convents, gardens and the Alhóndiga, a World Heritage site. 

See feature in Architecture Review

Hay Festival Segovia in the press
Nick Clegg: British people don't want 'Che Guevera Corbyn' - Daily Telegraph
Clegg's wife Miriam backs sexism row lawyer - Daily Mail

Hay Festival Segovia


Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban, the eminent Japanese architect who has pioneered the use of unorthodox materials, was awarded the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession's highest honour.

The jury said in their citation: ‘His buildings provide shelter, community centers and spiritual places for those who have suffered tremendous loss and destruction. When tragedy strikes, he is often there from the beginning.’ Read more in the New York Times.

Listen to Shigeru Ban’s talk at Hay Festival Segovia here.

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2015 highlights

  • Antonio Muñoz Molina
  • Alaa Al Aswany
  • A.C. Grayling
  • Francine Houben
  • María Dueñas
  • Emmanuel Carrère
  • Nick Clegg
  • Iñaki Gabilondo
  • Jessie Burton
  • Sadie Jones