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Thu 22 Mar 2018

Philosophy Cafe

*Philosophy Cafe* is an informal group which offers the chance to discuss philosophical issues. Whether you're an expert on Cartesian dualism or you simple have a...
Community event 7.00pm
Thu 22 Mar 2018

Greenpeace Talk

Informal meeting of local activists and supporters to discuss campaigns and how we can get involved in bringing about major environmental victories. Anyone who cares...
Community event 7.30pm
Sun 25 Mar 2018

Lego Club

*Lego Club* happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!  
Community event 11.00am
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Tue 27 Mar 2018

Science Cafe

Science Cafe is a group meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Each time they look at a specific topic, or chat about science...
Community event 7.00pm
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Tue 27 Mar 2018

Open Mic

Our *Open Mic* nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along...
Community event 8.00pm
Thu 29 Mar 2018

QUIRK Art Exhibition

QUIRK Preview of Artwork from our local literary journal  6.30PM - 8PM 
Community event 6.30pm
Tom Bullough
Fri 30 Mar 2018

Desert Island Picks : Tom Bullough

We warmly welcome Tom to the globe to kick off Independence Week with Desert Island Picks! Amongst other things, Tom has worked as a journalist, a...
Community event 8.00pm
Sat 31 Mar 2018

Meet a Hay Bookseller

A panel of Hay Booksellers discuss how they became booksellers, what brought them to Hay, what changes they have seen in Hay, what they specialise...
Community event 11.00am
Jeff Towns
Sat 31 Mar 2018

The Inaugural Richard Booth Lecture

Jeff Towns the famous Welsh bookseller and universally known as "The Dylan Thomas Guy" gives the first in a series of talks by Booksellers. Jeff...
Community event 3.00pm
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Sat 31 Mar 2018

Meet a Welsh Publisher

Richard Davies of Parthian Books talks about the challenges of publishing in Wales in the 21st Century. Parthian is one of the leading Welsh publishers,...
Community event 5.00pm
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Sun 1 Apr 2018

Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Egg Hunt around the globe garden - supported by Alice in Wonderland Actors. All ages welcome !
Community event 9.30am
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Sun 1 Apr 2018

The Bookseller's Breakfast

A Lavish Buffet Breakfast £10 a head. Meet up with other booklovers and share hints on how to take photos using food, books and hot...
Community event 10.00am
Sun 1 Apr 2018

Lego Club

*Lego Club* happens every Sunday. Come along all ages welcome, including parents!  
Community event 11.00am
Sun 1 Apr 2018

'A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings'

Helen Jukes previews her book 'A Honeybee Heart has Five Openings' which will be published in July 2018. 'This book has found a special place in my...
Community event 11.30am
gin workshop
Sun 1 Apr 2018

Botanical Gin Workshop

Run by Adele Nozedar. Learn how to make your own flavoured gin - all ingredients provided. This workshop is limited to only* 30 participants *so please...
Community event 12.30pm
Zoe Sadler
Sun 1 Apr 2018

Monster Workshop : Zoe Sadler

Zoe Sadler, creator of 'Mysteries of the Deep' colouring book and 'The Light House Keeper' will be here! Zoe will read her children's book, 'The Lighthouse...
Community event 3.00pm
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Sun 1 Apr 2018

Talk : "The Welshness of Edward Thomas"

Dr. Andrew Webb, lecturer in English Literature at Bangor University talks with Welsh Bookseller Jeff Towns about their new book on the Welshness of Edward...
Community event 4.00pm
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Mon 2 Apr 2018

Catherine Barr Workshop

Catherine Barr presents a workshop for children ages 6+ based on her latest book 'Red Alert'. Pick a place, choose a creature and help save...
Community event 10.30am
Mon 2 Apr 2018

The National Hay-on-Wye U12 Croquet Competition

Refereed by the Red Queen with coaching techniques and other nonsense provided by Alice and Wonderland and The Mad Hatter! Prizes include Hay Vouchers, Books...
Community event 1.00pm
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Tue 3 Apr 2018

The Gentle Art of Penguin Book Collecting

Presented by Megan Prince and David Jackson. Megan Prince has owned The Ironbridge Bookshop since 2014. She specialises in Penguin Books and her shop houses...
Community event 1.15pm
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Tue 3 Apr 2018

Poetry and Story-telling by Anne Lister

The Whole Tale of Jauffre - Part 1. This tale of high adventure and true love has been told and re-told many times since it...
Community event 4.30pm
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Live Music : Bookstagrammers

An hour of music from local bookstagrammers @inderikey and @bigaldavies     
Community event 7.00pm
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Tue 3 Apr 2018

Open Mic

Our *Open Mic* nights attract a wealth of talent. We see a variety of performances, including spoken word, poetry, comedy and all types of music. Come along...
Community event 8.00pm
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Wed 4 Apr 2018

#woodcutwednesday at the globe

John Watson @johnwatsonprintmaker gives a demonstration and introduction to printing using woodcut blocks. John's previous talk on Lino-cutting was one of the highlights of last...
Community event 9.30am
Thu 5 Apr 2018

Talks : #thrillerthursday at the globe

*1 . Matt Johnson Ex-Soldier and Ex-Cop with Phil Rickman in Conversation - 12.00pm*. Matt Johnson served as a soldier from 1975-78 and Metropolitan Police officer...
Community event 12.00pm
Thu 5 Apr 2018

Talks: #thrillerthursday at the globe

*2. "I am not your friend, I am your conscience." Paul Harrison, the Serial Killer Profiler in conversation with PSCO, Helen Scott, our much believed hay Community Police Officer....
Community event 2.30pm
Thu 5 Apr 2018

Talks: #thrillerthursday at the globe

*3. Guy Fraser-Sampson and Hugh Fraser - 4.00pm. *The two are poles apart as crime writers, as they discuss the future of crime fiction and challenges for the...
Community event 4.00pm
Thu 5 Apr 2018

Talks: #thrillerthursday at the globe

4. *Andrew Wilson - 6.00pm.* The well-known biographer and journalist, wrote the best-selling 'A Talent for Murder' based on a portion of Agatha Christie's life. His second in this series 'A...
Community event 6.00pm
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Fri 6 Apr 2018

The Creation Station

"Join us for a drop in session during Independence Week! We will be making gorgeous hand-made gifts and creations, including crowns"! Children of all ages welcome! *Contact...
Community event 10.30am
Fri 6 Apr 2018

Talk: Meet Barbara Erskine

Hay's very bestselling author! The week before this event Dame Barbara will have just finished correcting her latest novel. We are to be given a...
Community event 3.00pm
Sat 7 Apr 2018

Women in Publishing

A panel of young female publishers talk about the issues affecting publishing in the 21st century. Chaired by Elke @meetbookgirl with Katherine @leicestershitekaat - Sanne...
Community event 10.30am
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Sat 7 Apr 2018

Quirk Poetry

An hour of local literary production QUIRK hosted by the editors Chris, 'The Bookbinder', Bradshaw and Wayland Boulanger. 
Community event 2.00pm
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Sat 7 Apr 2018

The First Official BOOKSTAGRAMMY Awards!

Put on your frocks and tux, dress to impress, this is the only black tie event of the week… our tongue-in-cheek ceremony is hosted by...
Community event 6.30pm
Shaun Bythell
Sat 7 Apr 2018

Desert Island Picks : Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop which is in Hay’s Scottish cousin – Wigtown. The Bookshop contains 100,000 books, spread over a...
Community event 8.00pm
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Sat 7 Apr 2018

DJ NIGHT : Dj Red Eyed Trout

Come and party in style at the globe with local DJ 'Red Eyed Trout' ! He will be sure to get you dancing with some...
Community event 9.30pm
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Fri 13 Apr 2018

Friday Live: Chris Antonik

Celebrated Toronto-based blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Chris Antonik's upcoming 'Monarch' UK tour follows hot on the heels of his latest album 'Monarch'. Monarch, which...
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Wed 18 Apr 2018

Creation Station Classes

These award winning Little Explorer classes for toddlers and pre-school aged children provide the perfect solution for all of your child’s creative needs, with no...
Community event 9.30am
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Sat 19 May 2018

Charity Music Night

Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees presents a night of music featuring a wealth of talent in the form of Duncan McCorkindale, Adam Thorn,...
Community event 7.00pm
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Fri 25 May 2018


The world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn, returns to the famed book town of Hay in 2018. Debate about the nature of the universe...
Community event 9.00am
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Fri 15 Jun 2018

Friday Live: Manitoba Hal

The Mid Wales Rhythm and Blues Club presents Manitoba Hal. Manitoba Hal is a consummate blues man, having toured Canada extensively with a ukulele.  Picturing him...
Community event 8.00pm

Event types

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Friday Live

Friday Live at the globe

A wide variety of fab Friday events ranging from Lets get Quizzical, Desert Island Picks to amazing live bands.
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Saturday: Shenanigans

Shenanigans at the globe

Saturday night is Shennigans night at the globe - join us for fab DJ sets and live music.
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Come see our latest exhibition at the globe - an outstanding gallery space with wonderful welsh light.
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Kids & Family

Kids & Family events

Come and have a sit-around-sunday with lunch, coffee and cakes whilst your kids create and build their Lego creations.
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Food & Drink

Food & Drink events

With new exciting menus for 2017 If you're looking for a quick bite for lunch or want to curl up with a good book over...
Music Events

Music at the globe

The globe hosts an eclectic mix of music events ranging from Folk Sessions to world famous DJ sets.
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Tuesday: Open Mic

Open Mic nights

Open Mic is attracting a wealth of talent to play any bit of what they fancy. Open to all ages and abilities. Come along.

Live Theatre at the globe at hay

We are looking to bring a more dynamic mix to our live events and theatre is at the root of this aim! Please contact