Hay Festival

Hay Festival 2015: What the BBC Can't Show You

Catherine Whyte | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Whyte

Going to 'Hay' doesn't just mean going to the Hay Festival. The 'Hay' experience has become a sum of its parts. When people ask me what 'Hay' is like, I don't just detail the many authors and experts you can see (wonderful as they are), I tell them about the town which positively buzzes during the eleven day period.


Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tess Finch-Lees

After half an hour waiting in my second cue of the day I was catatonic. The people behind were chatty at first but grew markedly frosty when little Sylvian exclaimed (finger pointing for dramatic effect) she's the one that booed bankers in the Tata tent!

How to Create and Maintain Momentum After Startup

Stephen Fear | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

For many entrepreneurs, launching a business can be the most exciting time. Putting so much effort into your ideas and seeing them take form is a great achievement. However, I have spoken to a lot of startups in the past that feel as though they have reached the finish line by simply getting their business off the ground. In reality, this is when the hard work really begins.

Former Crimewatch Presenter Nick Ross Admits 'I'd Probably Watch Child Porn'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

Former Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross has admitted he would “probably” watch child porn if he was offered the opportunity “to see what all the f...

'Frightening' Decline Of Bookshops

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

Britain's wealth of secondhand bookshops are going out of business "at a frightening speed", an expert has warned. A generation brought up on ebook...

Religious Fundamentalism 'May Be Categorised As Mental Illness & Cured By Science'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Religious fundamentalism and cruelty to children may one day be treated in the same way as mental illness, a neuroscientist has speculated. Kathle...

Threat to Hay on Wye Mark II

Kate Holmes | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Holmes

The Globe festival have had their license revoked and are going to appeal as I speak. 5 people complained!!!!!!! ( even the local B and R paper though this a total joke) so a major source of income for Hay has been denied to its local shop-keepers. Clever Council!!!!!

Post Traumatic Festival

Kate Holmes | Posted 19.06.2012 | Home
Kate Holmes

The busiest 10 days of Hay On Wye 2012 has now passed as the town is left in a kind of post apocalyptic mess of muddy fields, empty portaloos and dirty windswept awnings leftover from the Hay Literary Festival.

Sam Parker

A Summer Festival ...Of Philosophy?!

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Every summer in Britain we flock in our thousands to outdoor festivals promising music, comedy and theatre, always hoping to experience those sublime ...

Rankin's Rebus Returns

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | Home

Crime writer Ian Rankin has confirmed Inspector Rebus will return in a new novel out later this year called Standing in Another Man's Grave. The Ed...

Letter From the Country: Weather Watch

Kate Holmes | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Holmes

Hay-on-Wye has its own micro-climate, being in a dip with not much winter sun. It always seems a degree or two colder than everywhere locally. Each day I nip in to the centre to grab a loaf of Alex Gooch's beautiful sourdough bread from the local deli and have a quick chat with the shopkeepers.