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Hay Festival is run and managed by Hay Festival Foundation Ltd, a registered charity (reg no 1070073) that brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events live and online. The Festivals inspire, examine and entertain globally, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

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