Exhibition stands at Hay Festival include handcrafted and vintage clothing, jewellery, local art and crafts, Welsh textiles and lavender products, prints, unique homewares, gourmet food and drink, children’s clothing and accessories, travel, education, magazines and charities.
Aardvark Safaris operates in Africa and the Indian Ocean, as they have since 1999. They take pleasure in helping you achieve your wish list while recommending the hidden gems and out-of-the-way places that turn your safari from ‘good’ to the ‘holiday of a lifetime’.
Bobbi handmade children’s clothes are fully reversible and designed so children can get the most out of their clothes – in every sense! The focus is on the designs being functional and durable as well as fun and stylish. Buying handmade, British products shouldn’t only be an option for a select few – Bobbi like to make their high quality products as affordable as possible. They also constantly change their fabric ranges so each design isn’t around for long – meaning every piece is unique.
bobbihandmade.co.uk | 07817 327 141
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Its vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. How can you help? Sponsor a cat pen or take part in the weekly lottery.
New spirit – old tradition. Exhilarating drinks derived from the bountiful hills of Wales. These spirit drinks have been enhanced in the medieval country tradition of adding extra fruit, herbs and spices as pick-me-ups and stimulants, to produce magical elixirs.
celticspirit.co.uk | 01407 730 021
Chock Shop produce the largest selection of chocolate brownies in the UK. Also served with warm chocolate sauce and cream.
Claire Vaughan is an ethical designer-supplier of homeware and gifts at fantastic prices. Ceramics, linens, glassware, cards, wrap and collectable wall art all capture the breathtaking beauty of nature.
clairevaughandesigns.co.uk | 01981 551 187 | 07510 747 211
Colcombe House Ciders is an emerging craft producer founded by Kier Rogers. His award-winning ciders are finding their way into notable bars and restaurants across the country. Apples are hand-selected from his single estate orchards in Herefordshire.
Ewemoo is based in Wales, within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons. They provide quality handcrafted gifts for every occasion. Their aim is to introduce something different, gorgeous and quirky into your home. A delightful selection of gifts, from the heart of the country straight to your door.
Farmers' Welsh Lavender are makers of luxurious body creams and balms, and purveyors of other useful daily provisions. See what they have in store as they bring a little bit of their windswept Welsh hillside to the Festival. Farmers’ headquarters is just half an hour away from Hay where, in 2003, journalist Nancy Durham and philosopher Bill Newton-Smith set out to see if lavender would grow at 1,100 feet. It did, and the oil they distil on the farm is the unique ingredient in many of their products.
Greenpeace works to defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions.
greenpeace.co.uk | 020 7865 8100 | 0800 269 065
A slice of decadence with your wine, perhaps? Hannibal Brown's Deli brings you a hand-picked range of specialist artisan products with which to create the perfect picnic. Why not indulge in their world famous Iberico ham, sensational Suffolk salamis, home-made hummus or delicious olives, among other delicacies – there's plenty to choose from.
Hannibal Brown offers artisan wines from all over the world, with an emphasis on organic and ethical winemaking, including a range of vegan wines. Visit their stand and discover their unique literary theme, only available at Hay Festival. Hannibal Brown also provides a bespoke label design and personalisation service; using your photos, images or company logos, they will design you a wine label on the wine of your choice. This service is available while you wait. Hay Festival visitors will be able to take advantage of a special Festival discounted rate. Hannibal Brown delivers nationwide daily and worldwide with no minimum order requirement. All of their wines will be available to try before you buy throughout the Festival.
The Herefordshire Guild of Craftsmen is a co-operative not-for-profit group of skilled artists and designer craft workers. Members produce a wide range of contemporary and traditional work in a variety of media. We are all based in and around the beautiful county of Herefordshire.
iCandy Fudge is made in the traditional way in copper boiling pans to an original recipe using the finest ingredients. The unique mix of full cream condensed milk, pure dairy butter and cooking process produces the smoothest, creamiest fudge you will ever taste, a melt in the mouth sensation.
Order online: www.icandyfudge.co.uk
Jason Jones Jewellery is a tight knit team of talented artisans working together in a small workshop, on the idyllic coast of North Devon. Every piece is created with love and care and finished by hand to give you a personal piece of art to cherish for a lifetime . Jason’s signature ‘Organic’ style flows naturally , giving each piece of jewellery a life of its own. Come along to the stall where you can see our running Workshop and meet the makers. All work comes with complimentary fitting and sizing.
07980 234 857 | www.instagram.com/jasonjonesjewellery
Award-winning Ludlow gins are lovingly distilled in handmade copper stills ‘Joy’ and ‘Felicity’ by artisan distiller Shaun Ward. Delicate and fragrant natural botanicals, including locally foraged gorse, are skilfully distilled with the finest spirit. Their handcrafted gins are available to sample at Hay Festival 2019; they’re even gluten-free and vegan friendly.
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Whether travelling the world or exploring closer to home, Mountain Warehouse has what you need for any adventure. Visit their shop on the Festival site – you’ll find it packed with great value outdoor gear, accessories and some exclusive Hay products, the proceeds of which will be going to Hay Festival Foundation.
NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering) is located in Hereford and aims to be the city’s first university with a focus on engineering. Visit NMiTE’s Ingenuity Studio 1, a refurbished shipping container, to experience engineering using an array of digital equipment to address real-world challenges.
Visit the Oxfam Bookshop on the Festival site – you’ll find it packed with great books, cards and CDs. From contemporary fiction to history, cookery to children’s titles, they’ve got it covered. Better still, every purchase helps fight poverty now and beat it for good.
Prospect brings together the sharpest minds on the ideas that define the modern world. What results is an entertaining and informative magazine combining compelling argument and clear-headed analysis. At Hay Festival 2019 you can try three issues for £1 and receive a free bottle of wine. Visit their stand for more information, find out more at prospectmagazine.co.uk or follow @prospect_uk.
The songbirds and music makers we love are at risk of falling silent: join staff on the RSPB stand to find out how we can all shape a future where wildlife can thrive. Will you help to support a conservation movement?
Home of the world’s best reading lights, Serious Readers has over 250,000 fans in more than 60 countries around the globe. Owners of Serious Readers’ lights include authors, surgeons, MPs, judges, academics and royalty – wherever a great mind needs a great light, you will find Serious Readers.
The Great English Outdoors make and source beautiful things from natural materials – source-assured unusual tailored clothing and knitwear for men and women, objects for the home and garden, handmade leatherwork, Welsh blankets and textiles – all from the well-known shop in Hay and online. Owner Athene English works with Still Ethical, a unique clothing and homeware collection. Designer Sophie Mason works in close collaboration with artisans in India and Nepal, exploring her passion for handcrafted textiles.
The TLS is a weekly magazine that brings together the world’s most interesting thinkers and stylish writers. They believe in the importance of books and ideas, and the transformative power of art.
Join the TLS at the entrance to this year’s Hay Festival between Thursday 21 and Tuesday 26 May to decipher, discuss and delve into the world around us.
Hay Festival-goers this year can also find out more about the new TLS branding alongside the recent launch of TLS Books and the TLS Shop.
TooFar Media publishes award-winning immersive stories by author Rich Shapero. Download the TooFar Media app and enter five stories that fuse fiction, music and art, changing the way you experience literature. Come discover more at their Craft Reader Gallery on site at Hay Festival 2019 or visit toofarmedia.com.
Working hand in hand with the Kuccia fashion brand, accessories brand WINGS is a one-stop accessories shop for all Super Heroes, Unicorns, Fairies, Mermaids and Butterflies. Everyone will get the chance to shine in their unique collection of light-up LED festival wings and sequin capes. Specialising in two sizes of wings: kids (ages 3–12) and adults (from 12+). Whatever your shape, size, age or gender, Kuccia have the wings for you!
Makers of beautiful fire pits, artisan tools and accessories for real fires; handcrafted bellows, log baskets, fire irons and storm lanterns. You will also find stunning and practical fire pits with grills and paella pans to cook on. Made in Herefordshire by traditional craftspeople using local sustainable materials and British steel.
The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity was founded in 1972 by friends to save a threatened ancient wood. Our 500,000 members and supporters help us stand up for UK trees, woods and wildlife and care for more than 1,000 free, publicly-accessible woods.
Every year we get millions of trees in the ground and we want festival visitors to do their bit by taking one of our free trees home to plant.
Founded in 1961, WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organization working in more than 100 countries to create solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so that people and nature can thrive. Their work centers around restoring wildlife, sustaining forests and oceans and reducing carbon emissions. The current campaign in the UK focuses on protecting our rivers and seas.