Living Knowledge Network

Tune in to select Hay Festival 2023 events free with the Living Knowledge Network, a partnership of national and public libraries across the UK.

Tent and deck chairs at Hay Festival

Created by the British Library, the Living Knowledge Network aims to bring people together through the power of libraries, collections and stories. Together, they celebrate libraries and create memorable experiences by bringing the best of the cultural world to the libraries in their network.

Through their livestreamed events, they offer a front-row seat to a diverse range of free cultural experiences, no matter where you live in the UK. This includes a range of speakers from world-renowned experts to up-and-coming voices, and stimulating debates that inspire and challenge.

With this year’s partnership, our shared goal is to make Hay Festival events accessible to as many people as possible and to connect communities through the power of shared experiences.

Explore the schedule here.