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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…”.

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). 

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