Thursday, 12 May 2011
Hay Festival news
This year's Hay Festival runs between 26th May and 5th June 2011 in Wales. It is an exciting line up yet again this year. Below are a few features of this year's event to get you into the creative writing spirit!
- The European Cup Final between Manchester United and Barcelona will be screened on the 28th May in the Starlight Stage. There will be free entry for anyone making a £5 donation to Ysgol Penmaes in Brecon, a very special local school.
- As part of the 400th anniversary celebrations, Hay will be reading the entire King James Bible, from Genesis to Revelations, over 96 hours throughout the festival. The first and last readings will be held on site. The rest of the readings will take place in small churches near Hay on either side of the border.
- Prizes will be given away every day on twitter, where news and updates of the event will also be communicated.
- Hay are teaming up with partners at the National Trust to select six of the best books celebrating the great outdoors. Nominate your favourite outdoor books and be automatically entered into a prize draw to win tickets to 5 Hay events of your choice.