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Hay Festival Querétaro 2024 programme launches

Hay Festival Querétaro 2024 programme launches
Hay Festival Global has today announced the full programme for its ninth edition in Querétaro, Mexico, offering a world of different ideas, 5–8 September.

“Book festivals improve our world”

“Book festivals improve our world”

Amidst intense discussion around arts funding and challenges to our continued flourishing, we have joined forces with eight other UK book festivals to share a message on our mission and purpose, and a call for increased support. 

Meet the Haymaker – Wanjiru Koinange

Meet the Haymaker – Wanjiru Koinange
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 Wanjiru Koinange, writer, restorer of libraries and entrepreneur from Nairobi, Kenya. 

Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 closes with a message of hope after “11 days of different…”

Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 closes with a message of hope after “11 days of different…”
Hay Festival Hay-on-Wye 2024 closed Sunday 2 June with a message of hope after more than 700 events brought thousands of writers and readers together over 11 days.

Meet the Haymaker – Sam Soar

Meet the Haymaker – Sam Soar
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 content creator Sam Soar.

Hay Festival Global and Book Bunk unveil NBO Litfest 2024 programme, 27–30 June

Hay Festival Global and Book Bunk unveil NBO Litfest 2024 programme, 27–30 June
Hay Festival Global and Book Bunk have announced the full programme for the 2024 NBO Litfest, taking place 27–30 June 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. Guests include Bernadine Evaristo, David Olusoga, Amitav Ghosh, June Gachui, Taiye Selasi, and more. 

BBC Arts and The Reading Agency launch Big Sporting Read

BBC Arts and The Reading Agency launch Big Sporting Read

The Big Sporting Read – a new national celebration of reading – has announced its list of 25 titles celebrating a landmark summer of sport, as Hay Festival celebrated with its first sports day on Wednesday 29 May. 

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. 
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