Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2023

Welcome to the Winter Weekend 2023 programme​. You can purchase individual tickets for in-person live events or, if you are unable to come to Hay, you can watch the festival from your own home with an Online Festival Pass.
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Event 12

Matt Lucas talks to Jenny Valentine

The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas

 Llwyfan Cymru – Wales Stage (Hay Castle)

Laugh your socks off and take part in a singalong with comedian, writer and actor Matt Lucas in this interactive event to introduce his new children’s book.

The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas is about Leo, a boy who wishes away Christmas. But when he wakes up to find Christmas really has disappeared, Leo sets out on a mission to undo his wish.

Lucas has recorded 20 original songs to accompany the book, bringing the joy of a musical to book form. Join Lucas for a singalong in this early festive treat.

He talks to children’s author Jenny Valentine.

8+
 
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Event C6

Dark Skies Lantern Workshop

 Hay Castle - Coach House

Join us to make your own glowing and glorious festive lantern using recycled materials.

The workshop will be held in the Coach House at Hay Castle, so we suggest you dress warmly and ready to get a little bit messy.

5 - 12 years
One parent/carer must attend but does not need a ticket.
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Event C7

Crafting Space Workshop

 Hay Castle - Coach House

Come along to explore and learn about the solar system, before making your own planets wrapped in wool or a model of Jupiter using galaxy play dough.

The workshop will be held in the Coach House at Hay Castle, so we suggest you dress warmly and ready to get a little bit messy.

4 - 10 years
Children must be accompanied by an adult (no ticket required)
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Event C8

Night Photography Workshop

 Hay Castle - Coach House

Ever wanted to take a photo of the magnificence of the night sky, but only succeeded in capturing a dull blue and a blurred moon? Then come along to this night photography workshop, where you’ll learn photography techniques for your phone, including how to take a star trail photo.

12 - 16 years
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