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Hay Festival unveils free schools programme for Hay-on-Wye edition, 23-24 May 2024

Hay Festival unveils free schools programme for Hay-on-Wye edition, 23-24 May 2024
Hay Festival Global has announced the free schools programme to open the spring edition in Hay-on-Wye, which takes place 23 May-2 June 2024.

Hay Festival unveils new brand identity, celebrating a “world of different...”

Hay Festival unveils new brand identity, celebrating a “world of different...”

Hay Festival Global has today unveiled a bold new brand identity and campaign, developed in partnership with EDIT Brand Studios, celebrating “a world of different…”.

Hay Festival Foundation LTD abre una nueva etapa con la incorporación de siete patronos

Hay Festival Foundation LTD abre una nueva etapa con la incorporación de siete patronos

La presidenta de la Hay Festival Foundation, Caroline Michel, ha anunciado hoy el nombramiento de siete nuevos miembros para el Patronato de la organización, tras finalizar un proceso de selección abierto: Corisande Albert, Nick Butler, Tony Followell, Suhair Khan, David Olusoga, Ed Shedd y Shakia Stewart.

New chapter for Hay Festival Foundation Ltd as board welcomes 7 Trustees

New chapter for Hay Festival Foundation Ltd as board welcomes 7 Trustees
Hay Festival Foundation Ltd Chair Caroline Michel has today announced the appointment of seven new members to the charity’s Board of Trustees following an open recruitment process.

Hay Festival launches 2024 Writers at Work programme for emerging Welsh talent

Hay Festival launches 2024 Writers at Work programme for emerging Welsh talent
Hay Festival has today launched Writers at Work, a creative development programme for emerging Welsh talent at Hay Festival 2024 (23 May–2 June) with the support of Literature Wales, funded by Arts Council of Wales.

Hay Forum Seville returns, 14-16 March 2024

Hay Forum Seville returns, 14-16 March 2024

Hay Forum Seville returns to the Andalusian capital, 14–16 March, for the second iteration of this international gathering, with experts and world leaders in the field of ideas, architecture, literature and art coming together for vibrant discussion and the exchange of ideas.  

GlobalWelsh partners with Hay Festival to make them Charity Partner of the Year

GlobalWelsh partners with Hay Festival to make them Charity Partner of the Year

GlobalWelsh, the Welsh diaspora organisation focused on connecting Welsh people and businesses globally, announces that it’s chosen Hay Festival as its Charity Partner of the Year for 2024.

Hay Festival expands year-round events with online book club and 'after hours' city pop-ups

Hay Festival expands year-round events with online book club and 'after hours' city pop-ups
Hay Festival is set to expand its audience further this year with new events, live and online, supported by a new multi-year funding agreement with the Unwin Charitable Trust.

Writer’s Award 2024 goes to Hannah Lowe and Alia Trabucco Zerán

Writer’s Award 2024 goes to Hannah Lowe and Alia Trabucco Zerán

Authors Hannah Lowe and Alia Trabucco Zerán were announced as the 2024 winners of the Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award, in a reception at the British Library last night (Wednesday 29 November). 

Surprise earlybird events revealed for Hay Festival 2024

Surprise earlybird events revealed for Hay Festival 2024

Hay Festival has announced 30 earlybird events for its next UK edition, 23 May-2 June 2024, offering a promise of fresh thinking, dynamic performances, and diverse voices accessible to all.  

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2023 triples attendance with programme of new perspectives

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2023 triples attendance with programme of new perspectives

Hay Festival Winter Weekend closed Sunday 26 November after festivalgoers enjoyed events in and around the booktown of Hay-on-Wye with more than 10,000 tickets sold, up 133% on last year, with triple the volume of footfall. 

A statement on today's funding announcement

A statement on today's funding announcement
“Our successful selection in the latest round of Levelling Up funding is very welcome news. As we continue to build a forward-looking charity with audiences at its heart, this funding is a crucial step on our journey to long-term sustainability... 

Demon Copperhead named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2023

Demon Copperhead named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2023
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver has been named Hay Festival Book of the Year 2023 after hundreds of book lovers nominated their favourite titles of the year online.

Hay Festival marks 19 years in Colombia with programme to inspire hope

Hay Festival marks 19 years in Colombia with programme to inspire hope
Hay Festival has announced its 19th programme in Colombia with events in Jericó (20-22 January), Medellín (23-24 January), and Cartagena de Indias (25-28 January). 

Hay Festival Colombia 2024, una nueva edición que recorrerá el país imaginando el mundo

Hay Festival Colombia 2024, una nueva edición  que recorrerá el país imaginando el mundo

Con más de 160 participantes procedentes de 25 países, la nueva edición del Hay Festival se realizará el 20 y 22 de enero en Jericó, el 23 y 24 de enero en Medellín, y del 25 al 28 de enero en Cartagena de Indias, finalizando el 29 de enero con un día de actividades en Barranquilla. Esta edición contará con la participación de importantes invitados internacionales: Rebecca Solnit, Mariana Mazzucato, Phil Manzanera, Javier Moro, Julia Navarro, Kevin Johansen y Liniers, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Irene Solà, Natalie Haynes, Patrick Radden Keefe, Andrea Wulf, Alana S. Portero, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Benjamín Labatut, Gabriela Wiener, Anil Seth, Adania Shibli, Venki Ramakrishnan, Giuliano Da Empoli, André Aciman, Geoff  Dyer y  Eliane Brum entre otros. Hay Festival presentará dos colaboraciones editoriales: Verdades compartidas: nueve lecturas latinoamericanas de los archivos de la Comisión de la Verdad junto al International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) y la editorial Planeta; y Exploradores, Soñadores y Ladrones, con el Museo Británico y la editorial Anagrama. Algunos de los eventos serán transmitidos vía streaming sin costo, para que personas de todo el mundo puedan disfrutar de esta fiesta de las ideas. Las boletas estarán a la venta a través de www.hayfestival.org/es y contaremos por primera vez con acceso gratis a las actividades del 28 de enero en Cartagena para el público de la región de Bolívar, así como el ya habitual acceso gratuito para estudiantes acreditados.

Hay Fórum Ciudad de Panamá 2024, un espacio de diálogo y conversación en el corazón de América

Hay Fórum Ciudad de Panamá 2024, un espacio de diálogo y conversación en el corazón de América

16 charlas con 35 participantes panameños e internacionales, en dos días de actividades, entre el 23 y el 24 de enero 2024 Entre los participantes, destacan: Javier Moro, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Andrea Wulf, Jon Lee Anderson, Héctor Abad Faciolince, Velia Vidal,  Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Marixa Lasso, Durien Wagua o Wade Davis. Los boletos estarán a la venta a través de www.hayfestival.org/forum/panama y contaremos con acceso gratis a las actividades del 23 y 24 de enero en La Manzana, así como acceso gratuito para estudiantes acreditados a todas las actividades

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2024 line-up announced

Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2024 line-up announced
Hay Festival brings five award-winning Young Adult (YA) writers direct to thousands of Year 7-10 school pupils across Wales next year with the free Scribblers Tour, 29 January-9 February 2024.

Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award 2024 shortlist announced

Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award 2024 shortlist announced

The British Library and Hay Festival are delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2024 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award. Given annually to two writers in the early stages of a new book relating to the Americas, the £20,000 prize is now in its 13th year.

Strictly winner Hamza Yassin to lead Christmas lights switch on

Strictly winner Hamza Yassin to lead Christmas lights switch on

Broadcaster and winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Hamza Yassin will join the soon to be announced Hay-on-Wye Citizen of the Year to switch on the town’s Christmas lights on Friday 24 November as part of his upcoming Hay Festival Winter Weekend appearance.

Hay Festival Arequipa unveils dynamic programme for 9th edition

Hay Festival Arequipa unveils dynamic programme for 9th edition
Hay Festival has announced the line-up for its ninth edition in Peru, Hay Festival Arequipa 2023, bringing writers and readers together in-person and online, 9–12 November.

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