Friday, 28 October 2011

Tickets for the Hay Festival's Winter Weekend now available

Booking is now open for the Hay Festival's twelfth Winter Festival.

The full programme reaches over 30 events, and a few highlights include: Johnny Ball throwing around puzzlers and problems from his Ball of Confusion slot on Radio 2. Carol Birch in conversation with Peter Florence on the book that led to her Man Booker Prize-nomination. Adam Hart-Davis on how philosophers, scientists and religions have tried to explain time. Francine Stock, presenter of Radio 4’s The Film Show, on how film both reflects and makes our world.

Family events... From winter wish boats & snow queens to baking spicy gingerbread & inky letter writing – the family programme is overflowing with special moments to share. Don't miss the Christmas Fayre, bursting with carols, games and treats, on Saturday from 10am in the Buttermarket, courtesy of Hay Primary School. Plus a very seasonal guest will be dropping into Richard Booth's Bookshop... (Ho! Ho! Ho!)

Into the evening... Shake your tail-feathers to the electrifying energy of five-piece Balkan swing band Gypsy Hill; book early for the screening of feature film Resistance, the adaptation of Owen Sheers’ remarkable novel, starring Michael Sheen and Andrea Riseborough; laugh your Christmas stockings off at the John Finnemore Sketch Show , as featured on Radio 4.

Download the full programme or book a place at

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