Hay- on-Wye Literary Festival is an event that celebrates the works from all different forms of literature. From poetry to historical works, the event sparks debate and discussions with a collaboration of many famous and niche philosophers, international writers, film makers, historians, novelists, poets and scientists.
The festival takes place at the beginning of the summer every year in the picturesque small village of Hay-on-Wye, which is situated in Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The small town has been said to be the perfect location for the even as it know as the ‘book town’, famous for its many second hand bookshops. Hay Festival also has similar events in ten different cities around the world.
The festivals friendly and relaxed atmosphere has been known to attract families and people of all ages from children to grandparents as the event aims to create a relaxing space of time to think about and re-discover the world and find inspiration. 2013 will be the 26th year of the festival which in recent years has been sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. This May will see the appearance of many big names including those of Miranda Hart, Jeremy Paxman and Rupert Everett.
During the day, children get the opportunity to meet their favorite authors and see them perform while adults can enjoy discussions from many influential people and debates about worldly issues. In the evening, the festival attendees can party or chill out to their favorite musicians who offer a variety of music to relax with or alternatively can allow themselves to be entertained by the choice of comedians on offer.
This year the event will take place from the 21st of May to the 23rd and tickets can be purchased on the official Hay-one-Wye Literary Festival Website.
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