Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Winter Festival

 The leaflets for the Hay Winter Festival are out now - with a mixture of online and live events from Hay Primary School and a stage on Cae Mawr field, a move from the old beast market site where the last Winter Festival with live events took place.  I remember the days when the main summer Festival was compact enough to take place around the school, too!

The Festival will be happening from Wednesday 24th November to Sunday 28th November.

Only one event is only available online - in which the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction talks to Craig Brown, from Hay Primary School.

The Wednesday evening conversation and concert is live only, and will be on the Llwyfan Cymru Wales Stage on the Cae Mawr Field.  Also live will be the switching on of the Christmas Lights, on Friday evening, and Father Richard playing the organ to The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, in St Mary's Church, and on Saturday evening there is live stand up comedy, also from the stage on Cae Mawr Field.  The last live only event will be from Hay Primary School on Sunday morning, and is called The Lights that Dance in the Night, with Yuval Zommer.

Free online events will be available to view from 15th November, and there is a free programme for schools on Wednesday and Thursday.

Local author Owen Sheers is on the programme, along with Miriam Margolyes, Jonathon Porritt, Bear Grylls, Jeanette Winterson, and many more.

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