Hay Festival 2015
I am just back from Hay-on-Wye in Wales having photographed the build up to the The Hay Festival – Imagine The World that runs from the 21st-31st May.
The festival kicks off in earnest today Saturday, some 80,000 visitors are expected to visit the festival. The first 2 days were mainly for school children with some 4,000 children visiting the festival on the first day. Classes by London’s Royal Drawing School were also held.
The first Hay Festival was held in 1998 and has grown continuously since then and it is now also held around the world in Colombia, Mexico, Ireland, Bangladesh, Spain & Peru.
There is a 2nd festival called HowTheLightGetsIn – The Philosophy And Music Festival At Hay which also runs on the same dates 21st-31st May. Hay with its 2,000 residents is a wonderful town with some 25 specialised bookshops, nice restaurants and 2 world class festivals – book your hotel room for 2016 now!