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Hay Festival

Hay Festival, Brecon Beacons National Park- Thursday 23rd May until Sunday 2nd June 2019

The annual Hay Festival takes place in the small market town of Hay on Wye, the National Book Town of Wales. This festival celebrates everything reading, writing and storytelling with the help of over 600 of the world’s greatest writers, performers and innovators.

Across the 11-day festival, running from 23rd May until 2nd June, there will be 800 fantastic events for visitors to immerse themselves in. Take a look at a small selection of what’s on offer:

 

  • 23rd May: ‘Stacey Dooley talks to Imogen Walford: On the frontline with women who fight back’
  • 24th May: ‘Helen Fulton, Geraint Evans, Gillian Clarke and Jon Gower: The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature’
  • 25th May: ‘Julia Donaldson and Friends: The Gruffalo is 20!’
  • 26th May: ‘Jill Lewis: The Closest thing to Flying’
  • 27th May: ‘Huw Edwards: City Mission’
  • 28th May: ‘Professor Robert Winston: Ask a Scientist’
  • 29th May: ‘Michelle Paver talks to Daniel Hahn: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness’
  • 30th May: ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 30!’
  • 31st May: ‘Nick Sharratt: Animal Pants’
  • 1st June: ‘Judith Kerr: The Curse of the School Rabbit’
  • 2nd June: ‘Matt Haig: Evie and the Animals’

 

An additional ‘Haydays’ programme features events for children and families to enjoy together. Parents or carers must attend workshops with children aged 8 years or under, but don't require a ticket. You can also treat the kids (or yourself!) to some of the delicious gourmet food and drink on offer at exhibition stands around the festival ground. Here, you can also browse a beautiful selection handcrafted gifts, vintage clothing, jewellery, art and crafts and more!

To see the full programme of events taking place throughout the festival, and to purchase your tickets, please visit the Hay Festival website.

 

Want to travel to this event?

The T14 TrawsCymru service stops a short distance from the festival ground. The festival also offers a park and ride service, details of which can be found here.

Please see below some helpful links to get you started in planning your journey to the event. Using public transport services in the area can be a great way to make your way there and save the worry of bringing your car.

 

Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.

 

Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our Cycling and Walking page.

 

We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!

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