reading, fiction or
non-fiction, you need to know about Guardian Hay Festival.
The eighteenth annual
festival of ideas, the Guardian Hay Festival, will take place
this year from 28th May - 6th June 2004.
Dubbed the Woodstock of the mind by Bill Clinton, this years
programme continues its tradition of combining a range of cultural
experiences to stimulate the mind of the thinking festival goer.
Internationally known writers, poets,
performers, academics, and biographers already set to appear include:
Kate Adie, Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood
Jo Brand, Jung Chang, Robin Cook
Bob Geldof, Hari Kunzru, Doris Lessing
Ken Loach, Germaine Greer, Dylan Moran
Zadie Smith, David Starkey, Sandi Toksvig
John Updike, Jeanette Winterston
HAY FEVER - Childrens Festival
The childrens festival Hay Fever
takes place each year within the Guardian Hay Festival week. As well a
comedy4kids, childrens workshops in Brazilian drumming and
storytelling, this years highlights also include:
Nick Arnold, Marjorie Blackman
Melvyn Burgess, Kevin Crossley-Holland
The Gifford Circus, Maisy
Michael Morpurgo, Philip Reeve, Michael
Darren Shan, Jacqueline Wilson
Louisa Young, Benjamin Zephaniah
Hay-on-Wye is a tiny market town in the
Black Mountains of the Welsh Marches. It has 1300 people and 39
bookshops. For ten days a year 70,000 visitors converge on Hay from all
over the UK, Europe and America to join in a carnival celebration.
How to Book
Bookings can be made by calling the Box
Office on 0870 990 1299 or by e-mailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of the programme and to request
a programme telephone 0870 990 1299
or check the website at
Where to Stay
The Hay Festival offers an accommodation
service for a £10 charge. For details visit the website at
The website also lists the telephone numbers
of Tourist Information Centres in nearby areas for information on B&B
and Hotel accommodation.
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