Nicholas Parsons shares his thoughts on the Hay Festival and Edward Lear

Nicholas Parsons shares his thoughts on the Hay Festival and Edward Lear

There is something special about the Festival at Hay-on-Wye.  It combines all that is best in the cultural side of the British way of life.  Built up over 25 years from modest beginnings in a charming and beautiful area of…

Tom Service on talking to Simon Rattle at Hay 25

Tom Service on talking to Simon Rattle at Hay 25

Tom Service, the author of Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras spoke with Simon Rattle about his work with the Berlin Philharmonic on the opening day of Hay 25. I suppose it was bound to happen: that…

Lindsey Hilsum on Hay 25

Lindsey Hilsum on Hay 25

Lindsey Hilsum is the International Editor of Channel 4 News. Hay Festival is 25 years old, yet this is my first visit. I feel like a virgin who didn’t discover the joy of sex until middle age. The audience for…

Hay 25- ‘The Way We Live Now’

Hay 25- ‘The Way We Live Now’

Join our 25th Anniversary Global Questionnaire- ‘The Way We Live Now.’ #twwln We have invited writers to ask big questions of you, our audience, and we’d love you to share your thoughts with us. Ian McEwan once gave a great…

Super Sunday is off at Hay 25!

Super Sunday is off at Hay 25!

Super Sunday at Hay Festival is off…  Simon Singh celebrated Alan Turing, Michael Ignatieff gives the 2012 Raymond Williams lecture on Culture and Politics, Salman Rushdie previews his memoir, Joan Bakewell talks about her novel set in the early 60s,…