What a beautiful, bustling buzz Hay Festival created this year and we are all still brimming in that honey-golden time, like a piece of well loved nostalgia.
Our event was another sell out success. On two occasions before the performance started extra chairs had to be squeezed into the intimate venue to accommodate a growing audience. Our eager listeners jostled for a seat and a chance to hear a varied programme of new original works.
There was literally something for everyone; fiction, non-fiction, poetry and prose, humor, stilling narratives and evocative words slipped easily through the microphone and weighted the warm evening air.
In a break from tradition we ended with a question and answer session open to the floor. This allowed for some very interesting enquiries from the crowd and it was a great way to further engage with our audience. We appreciated all the comments and the feedback.
A huge thank you to Hay Festival for an excellent event and to all our loyal, growing supporters everywhere. Also, a special mention for Rupert, one of our numerous twitter followers who crept into Wales for the day, stayed to enjoy our Hay Festival gig before heading back to England under starlight (with at least one book in tow).
Some of the performers on the night –
…..and a low.
Hay-on-Wye is a small place with an outward facing, worldly view. But a loss in our little town is always deeply felt in all our hearts. As writers I guarantee that we would be quite useless without a working pen and plain piece of paper to jot down random musings and strange ideas. Most of us sourced our tools from the unique Mr B of Bartrums Stationers. A gracious, kind, family man, an incredible stationery connoisseur and a real Hay original.
Barty – Lovely man, suddenly gone…