Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales, UK

Described as ‘the Woodstock of the mind’ the Hay Festival has expanded over 25 years from a small local event on the Welsh border to a literay and cultural event on a staggering scale, co-ordinating 15 sister-festivals on 5 continents in Beirut, Belfast, Bogota, Budapest, Cartagena, Dhaka, Hay, Istanbul, Kerala, Kolkata, Merthyr, Nairobi, Riochacha, Torornto and Xalapa.