Tiffany Murray- The Great Big Hay Feast

Tiffany Murray- The Great Big Hay Feast

Last night there was a celebration in the Wales True Taste tent, a celebration of the first year of the Hay International Fellow award. I was one of the fellows, along with the brilliant Jon Gower. Thanks to Arts Council…

Jasper Rees- Bred of Heaven

Jasper Rees- Bred of Heaven

“Oes rhywun yma sy’n siarad Cymraeg” (= is there anyone here who speaks Welsh)? There isn’t a big stack of literary festivals at which this can be your opening gambit.  “Oes,” came back a volley of voices. Yes there are….

Cerys Matthews on Woodie Guthrie and Hay 25

Cerys Matthews on Woodie Guthrie and Hay 25

“Kerosene fires, bunk bed fights, smelly wellies, periwinkles cold and shivering on a pin, mackerel in bucket turning water marble with blood red and pink, Robinson’s Jam Gollywog on bad fire mantelpiece, bitten rubber foam chairs, four children always screaming…