You may come for our debates, talks and music, but HowTheLightGetsIn Hay will have so much more to try.

Open Platform

Our Open Platform events are a unique opportunity to dine and discuss ideas with the world leading thinkers you'll find in our programme. Beginning with an introduction from one of our speakers, you'll have your chance to have your say on the day's ideas. If there's a question you've always wanted to ask them, or if you think they got it wrong in a debate, here’s your chance. You might not get one anywhere else.

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.

And More...

With film screenings of the latest documentaries, no-holds barred midnight debates and vintage fairground rides to boot, the festival is a wonderland for the imagination.

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

With film screenings, no-holds barred midnight debates and vintage fairground rides to boot, the wonders of the festival never cease.

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