Events in Herefordshire
Hay Literature Festival
An event in May in Herefordshire
Hay on Wye
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Event timing: Late May
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For ten days a year 85,000 people come from all over the UK, Europe, America and the rest of the world to join a carnival celebration of ideas and stories at the Hay Festival.
The programme of some five hundred events takes place in the tented festival village during the spring bank half term holiday. Writers, politicians, poets, scientists, comedians, philosophers and musicians come together on the greenfield site to talk, eat, think, drink and be merry.
Festival Box Office Telephone: 01497 822629
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