1. Overview

    Now in its 19th year, the Hay Festival Winter Weekend will return to Hay-on-Wye from 22 to 25 November.

  2. Programme

    Enjoy a weekend of storytelling, conversation and entertainment at the Hay Festival Winter Weekend. Come in from the cold and indulge your love of books, discussion and debate at this thought-provoking weekend offering a packed and varied programme.

    Early bird tickets are now available for a selection of events taking place, and the full programme will be available from 10 October.

    Between events you can browse the book shop and stalls for Christmas gifts, or why not sample some local produce, artisan coffee, craft beers and fine wines, whilst sharing conversation and ideas in the festival's warm and cosy venues.

    To find out more, visit the Hay Festival Winter Weekend website.

    Credit: Marsha Arnold
  3. Ticket Giveaway

    We are offering current Trust subscribers the opportunity to obtain free tickets to the Simon Jenkins event on Europe. If you would like to request a pair of free tickets, please complete our ticket registration form before 4pm on Friday 19 October. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Successful applicants will be contacted by email before Friday 26 October. If you do not receive a confirmation email by this date then you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. All unsuccessful applicants will be on a reserve list for returned tickets.

    The Ticket Giveaway is now closed. 

  4. Simon Jenkins: From Pericles to Putin: A Short History of Europe

    Saturday 24 November, 4:00pm

    Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two World Wars and the present day. He celebrates Europe's makers - from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso.