Hay Festival- Art & Literature festival

May 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Hay Festival brings together the most influential figures in Art and Literature. This year’s festival sees Nobel Prize winner VS Naipaul, actor Rob Lowe, broadcaster Chris Evans, Ceramic Artist Emma Bridgewater and children’s author Jacqueline Wilson plus many more.

Hay Festival

Held in Powys, Wales 2011’s Hay festival has really caught my eye, and I was happy to read the latest news that the Duchess of Cornwall will be attending today’s event. The Duchess will read to a group of children, tour the festival and make a speech about her passion for literature and the arts.

Camilla, who is a patron of the Hay Festival, is keen to encourage the younger generation to pick up a book and enjoy literature. She has said that her love for reading steams from childhood, where her father would read to her. Similarly Camilla read to her own children and now takes great pleasure in treating her grandchildren to a bed time story.

camilla hay festival

Much like the Duchess I love to read- I recently invested in an E-Reader, which is a fabulous way to carry a huge variety of books. It also was the perfect holiday accessory. I am hopeful that my passion for reading will also be inherited by my own grandchildren. As books are a perfect gift and I regularly send over new bedtime stories to Italy for my grandchildren to enjoy.

Hay FeverIt’s great to see ‘Hay Fever’ for teens, tots and inbetween- I’m really looking forward to hearing which under 13 years old wins the 500 word writing competition after hearing some much about it on Chris Evans BBC2 Radio Breakfast show. The lucky winner is set to be announced on Friday 3rd June, a great chance to find some wonderful, young talent.

Once described as ‘The Woodstock of the mind’ with art, literature and culture all coming together to inspire and encourage there is something for everyone, and the Hay Festival is a great way to celebrate literature!

 I’m following the event on The Telegraph for regular updates- click for more information.


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