The 25th Anniversary Alphabet!

The 25th Anniversary Alphabet!

Join Peter Florence and a glittering galaxy of stars including Michael Ignatieff, John Mitchinson, Elif Shafak, Clemency Burton- Hill and Helena Kennedy. There will be laughter, wonder, surprise and even a mystery 27th letter! Don’t miss the 25th Anniversary alphabet!

Boris speaks to a packed Hay 25!

Boris speaks to a packed Hay 25!

Boris Johnson spoke this afternoon with Anita Anand in front of an audience packed to the rafters!    

One Minute Book Reviews

One Minute Book Reviews

On site today is a fantastic project run by the Year 11 Creative and Media diploma students from Whitecross High School in Hereford. The students are encouraging people to either record, film or write a  review of a book that…

Aleya Kassam- Never discuss religion, politics, money…and supermarkets?

Aleya Kassam- Never discuss religion, politics, money…and supermarkets?

Aleya Kassam’s unofficial title at Storymoja Africa is the ‘does-a-little-bit-of-everything-person’. Alongside the organisation of the Storymoja Hay Festival (13th – 16th September, Nairobi, Kenya) she runs the Schools Programme at Storymoja. I never realised just how emotive of an issue…

Guto Harri on Welsh Heroes and Villains… and Boris

Guto Harri on Welsh Heroes and Villains… and Boris

“Unhappy is the land that needs heroes”.  So said Bertold Brecht and it was those  words that started off proceedings at Hay this morning. Only I disagree. Pity the people who have no one to admire, emulate and champion. The…

Hay Fever!

Hay Fever!

Hay Fever, Hay Festival for children and families, is heaving with packed events and laughter. Hay Fever has its own courtyards and Make and Take tents on site and this weekend the Geography Collective  are running gorilla missions – come…

Blackcurrant Champagne!

Blackcurrant Champagne!

Our local ice cream parlour in Hay, Shepherds, have created a special 25th Birthday sheep’s milk ice cream – Blackcurrant Champagne flavour – Its delicious! Find it at the Shepherds Ice Cream stand on site. Photo: Clara Molden / Telegraph…

500 Words from Hay 25!

500 Words from Hay 25!

We had an awesome two days Schools Programme with schools from both sides of the border and hundreds upon hundreds of children and teenagers meeting heroes and being inspired by a fantastic line-up of writers. It was a great way…