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Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. We believe the exchange of views and meeting of minds that our festivals create inspire revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton’s phrase, ‘The Woodstock of the mind’.

We’re delighted to announce our first earlybird events for Hay Festival 2022, 26 May–5 June.

We hope the 2022 Festival will be a return to fully live, in-person events with the addition of digital access. Please note that the earlybird tickets are for attending in-person only – online tickets will be available on release of the full programme in 2022.

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