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Hay Festival: Everything You Need To Know

The programme at the Hay Festival just gets bigger and better with something for everyone; young and old, right and left, urban or country dweller. It’s a great gathering of authors, poets, film makers, musicians, comedians, opinion formers, adventurers, thinkers and sundry odd balls. Frankly, if you can’t find something to interest you then you must be a very dull person.

Here is a flavour:

  • Dylan Jones talks to Mark Ellen – Access All Areas; Stories of the Gods of Rock.
  • Antony Beevor – Ardennes 1944 : Hitler’s Last Gamble
  • Michael Morpurgo – Listen to the Moon 
  • Jack Dee’s Help Desk
  • Mary Portas – Shop Girl

How To Make The Most Of The Hay Festival

With over 400 hundred events scattered over the ten days it can be hard to decide what to see and do so here is my tip of how to approach the Hay Festival. Make a day of it. Choose the date that suits you best and book a number of events for that day.

It’s not really worth cherry picking a few events and coming and going all the way to Hay to listen to one event here and there over the ten days. Make a day of it. Choose a day and book four and five events over the day making sure you time it right so you can enjoy some lunch and a stroll around the festival site.

Gliffaes is perfectly placed for a trip to Hay, we are about 25 minutes from the Festival site and parking is close to the site. When you get back late we can have a bowl of soup and a drink ready for you before you head up to bed.

We still have a few rooms available over the ten days but be quick. Go to the Hay Festival website and choose a few events and book some tickets. Now.