For the first time in two years, in-person events are back at Hay Festival Winter Weekend in Wales, bringing book lovers together for interesting conversations, storytelling, comedy, music and workshops. “It’s wonderful to see all these people in the room again,” Georgina Godwin, host and festival correspondent, told Monocle 24. The briefing. “It’s so well bounced, it’s absolutely awesome.” Here are some of the highlights of the weekend (which can also be watched online):
Myriam Margolyes, one of the UK’s most beloved actors, will turn on the city’s Christmas lights on Friday night before joining writer Natalie Haynes on stage to discuss her new memoir, It’s true.
Marcus du Sautoy will talk with Hallie Rubenhold on Saturday morning about her new book Think better: the art of the shortcut. From city-building to dating algorithms, the Oxford mathematician studies how shortcuts enabled human progress and explains how thinking better can mean living better.
Vicki hird will introduce the priceless world of insects on Sunday afternoon with his book Planet rebug in a conversation with reporter Kitty Corrigan. Hird will explain how insect adoption is the key to sustainable agriculture.