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An update on our funding

An update on our funding
In light of claims raised by campaigners and intense pressure on artists to withdraw, we have taken the decision to suspend our sponsorship from Baillie Gifford. 

Shepherds Ice Cream to honour actor Miriam Margolyes with special flavour at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

Shepherds Ice Cream to honour actor Miriam Margolyes with special flavour at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024
Shepherds Ice Cream, the original sheep’s milk ice cream, will celebrate actor Miriam Margolyes OBE at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 with a special flavour. 

Hay Festival Global unveils The Platform selection

Hay Festival Global unveils The Platform selection

Hay Festival Global has today unveiled the final selection for The Platform, an open call for creatives aged 21–28 to submit new work to be showcased in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

Adelaide Writers’ Week goes global at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

Adelaide Writers’ Week goes global at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

Australia’s foremost writers will reach a new, international audience through a partnership between Adelaide Writers’ Week and Hay Festival Global, two of the world’s most celebrated cultural festivals. 

The Queen’s Reading Room produces first-ever live literary event in Wales at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

The Queen’s Reading Room produces first-ever live literary event in Wales at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

The Queen’s Reading Room will partner with the world’s leading book festival on Thursday 30 May at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024.

Howzat?! All-star cricket team to take on Hay Town in special Hay Festival Sports Day match, umpired by Stephen Fry

Howzat?! All-star cricket team to take on Hay Town in special Hay Festival Sports Day match, umpired by Stephen Fry

Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 will host an all-star cricket match as part of the first Hay Festival Sports Day on Wednesday 29 May. 

Meet the Haymaker – Cristina Fuentes La Roche

Meet the Haymaker – Cristina Fuentes La Roche

Our monthly 'Meet the Haymaker' series shares stories of the change-makers at the heart of Hay Festival Global and the impact it has had on their lives. This month, get to know our international director, Cristina Fuentes La Roche.

Mi encuentro con Elley Williams, 'ad finis'

Mi encuentro con Elley Williams, 'ad finis'
Con motivo del proyecto Parejas Literarias del Hay Festival y el British Council, varios de los escritores participantes han colaborado con un texto sobre él. Compartimos aquí el de Carlos Yushimito.

El centro es el diálogo

El centro es el diálogo
Con motivo del proyecto Parejas Literarias del Hay Festival y el British Council, varios de los escritores participantes han colaborado con un texto sobre él. Compartimos aquí el de Aura García-Junco.

Del Pacífico al mar del Norte

Del Pacífico al mar del Norte
Con motivo del proyecto Parejas Literarias del Hay Festival y el British Council, varios de los escritores participantes han colaborado con un texto sobre él. Compartimos aquí el de Velia Vidal.

Writers at Work emerging Welsh talent unveiled for Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

Writers at Work emerging Welsh talent unveiled for Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

Hay Festival Global has announced the participants of Writers at Work 2024, a creative development programme for emerging Welsh talent at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye (23 May–2 June) with the support of Literature Wales, funded by Arts Council of Wales.

The Reading Agency and BBC Arts to launch Big Sporting Read at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

The Reading Agency and BBC Arts to launch Big Sporting Read at Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024

The Big Sporting Read – a new national celebration of reading - will launch at this spring’s Hay Festival (23 May–2 June), using the power of books to unite communities and celebrate a landmark summer of sport.

Hay Festival Global appoints Helen Bagnall as UK Director of Programmes and Engagement

Hay Festival Global appoints Helen Bagnall as UK Director of Programmes and Engagement
Helen Bagnall has been appointed UK Director of Programmes and Engagement at Hay Festival Global, a newly created role at the charity. 

Meet the Haymaker – Andy Middleton

Meet the Haymaker – Andy Middleton

Our monthly 'Meet the Haymaker' series shares stories of the change-makers at the heart of Hay Festival and the impact it has had on their lives. This month, get to know writer and our Planet Assembly host, Andy Middleton. 

Free BBC events added to Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 programme, expanding the ‘world of different’ experiences

Free BBC events added to Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 programme, expanding the ‘world of different’ experiences

An exciting mixture of free BBC events has been added to the Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 programme, adding to the line-up of more than 600 events, 23 May–2 June 2024. 

Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 programme revealed

Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 programme revealed
Hay Festival Global has unveiled the full programme for its 37th spring edition in Hay-on-Wye, with more than 600 in-person events over 11 days, 23 May–2 June 2024. 

Hay Festival launches The Platform, an open call to promote, support and develop outstanding young artists

Hay Festival launches The Platform, an open call to promote, support and develop outstanding young artists
Hay Festival Global has today launched The Platform, an open call for creatives aged 21–28 to submit their new work to be showcased in Hay-on-Wye, 23 May–2 June.

Hay Festival Global and Book Bunk forge new partnership to co-host NBO Litfest

Hay Festival Global and Book Bunk forge new partnership to co-host NBO Litfest

Hay Festival Global and Book Bunk have announced a new partnership as co-hosts of the NBO Litfest, which this year takes place 27–30 June 2024, promoting free expression and cultural exchange. 

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…”.

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