HowTheLightGetsIn is set in a magical location on the edge of the Black Mountains, alongside the river Wye in the famed book town of Hay.

We've grown since we started. But we've kept our intimate scale. Our venues are small enough to encourage real conversation, electric enough to make the dancing spin. The entire programme of HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2019 will take place from 24th-27th May on a newly expanded site that stretches across the beautiful banks of the River Wye.

If you've been to Hay, you'll know why this small town draws US Presidents and Nobel Prize winners, critics and intellectuals alike into its orbit. If you haven't, it's time to see what all the fuss is about.

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