IMAGINE THE WORLD
Hay gathers people together to think about the world as it is and to imagine how it might be. It's a big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure. We share stories and ideas with great international writers and thinkers, film-makers, historians and novelists, philosophers, environmentalists, poets and scientists. And at night we like to party with the greatest comedians and musicians. It's a bunch of mates hanging out in a field with time to think, finding the inspiration to re-imagine the world. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, 'the Woodstock of the mind'.
- The festival is in its 27th year in Hay, a magical book town in the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
- We also create festivals in cities around the world every year from Cartagena to Dhaka, and from Beirut to Nairobi.