As mentioned last night, if this lovely summery weather has made you want to head to the hills and spend a weekend engaging in literary debate while quaffing alcoholic beverages, then it would be so nice if any of you felt like coming to the Hay Festival with me. Shamefully, I’ve never been before, so I promised myself that this would be the year. (Proper) accomodation is impossible to find, so I’ve – bravely – booked myself a tent in the wonderfully named Tangerine Fields (do you think they might be aiming for a Strawberry Fields vibe, by any chance?!). I think there are still a few left (and they have tipis and beach huts too!), although they do tend to get snapped up quite quickly. Anyway, here are all the details:
The festival lasts about 10 days, and I think people more usually go on the first weekend. However, I thought I’d pop along to the last w/e – heading to Hay-on-Wye on Friday 2nd June and staying until the Sunday. From what I gather, there tend to be some pretty good parties (**WARNING: this means literary parties; their idea of what constitutes a good time is not necessarily the same as anyone else’s**), and I should be able to pull a few strings to facilitate easy gatecrashing. Here’s the programme, should you actually be interested in the literary side of things:
P.S. Just spotted that Douglas Coupland’s appearing on Saturday evening! How’s that for a well-timed book-club peg?