Hay Festival

Start: Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 1:01am Location: Dairy Meadows, Brecon Road, Hay on Wye, HR3 5PJ

For 25 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. We believe the exchange of views and meeting of minds that our festivals create inspire revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, 'The Woodstock of the mind'.

Hay Festival was founded around a kitchen table in 1987 and continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain.

This year the festival runs from 23 May–2 June and will feature two of our authors, Ben Law on Saturday the 1st and Simon Fairlie on Thursday the 23rd.

Other guest speakers include Tony Juniper, Polly Higgins and Rob Hopkins as well as comedy acts from Dara O'Brien, Jo Brand and Mark Watson and music from Noah and The Whale.

Simon Fairlie, author of Meat, will be speaking on Thursday May 23rd at 1pm, discussing Farms fit for the future.

Ben Law will be appearing on Saturday 1st June to speak about a more sustainable approach to buildings.

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