HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023 has more to offer than party-starting performances and cutting edge discussion. We're creating a festival paradise on our riverside site, where every corner turned will reveal something new to try.

Inner Circle

Inner Circle events are an exclusive opportunity for an intimate meal and discussion with world-leading thinkers, your chance to grill them on the issues of the day or their latest big idea.

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Long Table Banquets

It's not just minds that can feast at HowTheLightGetsIn. Every lunch and evening, our resident chefs lay out a sumptuous four course meal, ready for you to enter a world of spectacle and sensual delight.

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And More...

With film screenings of the latest documentaries, scandalous cabaret and vintage fairground rides to boot, the festival is a wonderland for the imagination.

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