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Hay Festival

Street bunting in Hay-on-Wye during the festival
Hay-on-Wye is world-renowned for books, bookshops and the literary festival. Credit: Billie Charity

Hay Festival is an annual literature and arts festival that takes place in Hay-on-Wye, a small Welsh border town located in Powys.

The festival, which was first held in 1988, brings together writers, artists, thinkers, and performers from around the world to share their ideas and creativity with audiences.

Over the years, Hay Festival has become one of the most prominent cultural events in Wales and the UK, drawing in thousands of visitors each year to participate in a diverse range of talks, workshops, and performances.

We were proud to sponsor this year's literary festival, which took place from 25 May to 4 June 2023. As part of our partnership, we presented two talks hosted by members of the university's staff and postgraduate students.