November, 2023

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 202323novAll Day26(All Day) Hay on Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5DG

Event Details

Hay Winter Weekend

Hay Festival Winter Weekend is an annual festival of ideas just before Christmas in Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Events take place at venues around the town, and include a wide range of:

  • Author conversations
  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Performances
  • Workshops for young people

We’re delighted to be able to gather once again in a tent for a magical five days of conversations, storytelling, comedy, music, and family workshops.

Speakers include actors:

Stephen Fry and Hugh Bonneville; farmer Helen Rebanks; lexicographer Susie Dent and Sarah Ogilvie; comedians Matt Lucas and Reginald D Hunter; historian David Olusoga; writers Sebastian Faulks, Louis de Bernières, Kim Sherwood, Ava Glass, Miranda Aldhouse-Green and Daniel Morden, poet Nii Ayikwei; politicians Chris Bryant, Rachel Reeves and Lisa Nandy; journalists James O’Brien, Jennifer Nadel, Afua Hirsch and Louise Minchin; geographers Tim Marshall and Danny Dorling; cyclist Lee Craigie; sailor Suzanne Heywood; scientist Adam Rutherford; Welsh former international rugby union referee Nigel Owens; Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates; biologist Lewis Dartnell; historian James Holland; wildlife cameraman and Strictly winner Hamza Yassin; broadcaster Kate Humble; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; classicist Adam Nicolson; food writer Grace Dent; wine writer Oz Clarke; the Booker Prize 2023 shortlist; and more.

All events are individually priced starting at £5. There’s something for everyone.

Image Credit: Hay Festival Winter Weekend


November 23 (Thursday) - 26 (Sunday)

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Hay on Wye

Herefordshire, HR3 5DG