Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 16:00

The Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

Kate Noakes and Rosie Hayles | Hay Festival

Kate Noakes forthcoming book, Real Hay-on-Wye (Seren, 2022), combines memoir, anecdote, social history and arcane facts with subversive wit to provide an affectionate portrait of the town famed for its secondhand shops (and Hay Festival). She describes how it faces the challenges of any small market town, with a rich rural hinterland, and a landscape vying for attention with the best that metropolitan culture has to offer. In Finding Hay: A Journey Up Broad Street (Logaston Press, 2022) Rosie Hayles has written the story of one street in Hay seen through history, in a narrative rich in the detail of everyday life, peopled with characters from Norman times up to 1980 when Broad Street had its first two bookshops. Tickets: £8.00. For further information and to book visit: