Live updates from Hay Festival Winter Weekend


Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:20:00 +0000
"Why this obsession about protein in our diet?" asked Anna Jones of a Winter Weekend audience. Speaking to London food tsar Rosie Boycott about her second book of vegetarian recipes, 'The Modern Cook's Year', she said that resistance to a meat-free lifestyle often came down to the misconception that we 'need' meat. "Even if you lead a very active, outdoor lifestyle, there is sufficient protein in vegetables, nuts and dairy," she said, and in her own case, when she became vegetarian eight years ago for health reasons, she felt better almost at once.
Photograph: Marsha Arnold


Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:35:00 +0000

Poet-playwright Owen Sheers shared his thoughts on the male gender with a Winter Weekend audience, part of the 30 Reformations series to mark Hay Festival's 30th anniversary. He was in conversation with Rosie Boycott. 
Photograph: Sam Hardwick

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 2017

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:53:00 +0000

We'll be posting live updates here from the Hay Festival Winter Weekend which runs from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November.

Speakers include: writers Robert Macfarlane, Jeanette Winterson, Matt Haig, Horatio Clare, Marie-Elsa Bragg, Nikesh Shukla, Patrick Barkham; Hay Festival International Fellow Jenny Valentine; barrister Helena Kennedy; comedian and actor Matt Lucas; actors Jacob Ifan and Catrin Stewart; broadcaster Jeremy Vine; the country’s favourite gardener Monty Don; illustrator Jackie Morris; poets Gillian Clarke and Owen Sheers; tech CEO Sarah Wood; former RFU director Rob Andrew; GQ editor Dylan Jones; children’s stars Ed Vere, Catherine Barr and James Campbell; chef Anna Jones; and perfomances from Mid Wales Opera, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Siobhan Wilson Trio, Daniel Martyn Lewis, Joanna Macgregor, comedienne Shazia Mirza, and Hay Community Choir.