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Hay is a unique and perfect place to have a #greatstayinhay, you will be amazed at how much is on the Hay calendar.

In late May the town buzzes with the excitement of the Hay Festival, which attracts authors, artists and visitors from across the world. There are themed pop up nights in The Gallery, DJ’s at The Globe or you can catch the latest film releases at the luxurious Richard Booth’s Bookshop cinema. There are food festivals, vintage events and of course fantastic local country shows. There is something for everyone to have a #greatstayinhay

Keith Nichols: from Vaudeville to The Kinema

Saturday 15th September, 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, HR3 5ED

The history of popular music from 1900 to 1930 - with piano, songs, laughs and slides - including a silent movie accompaniment, by the British Heritage Award winner & staff lecturer at the: Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington. Tickets £12.

Abergavenny Food Festival

15th - 16th September 2018


Abergavenny Food Festival enjoys an exceptional reputation as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together. We are known for being an inclusive and welcoming event, delivering a delicious opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore and learn about food.

Volksrenije Choir from St Petersburg

Sunday 7th October, 3.00pm

St Mary's Church, HR3 5ED

A welcome return of this outstanding small Russian choir with their fine voices and entertaining presentation in a programme of secular and religious music from Russia and elsewhere. Refreshments available during the interval. Tickets from

Hay Walking Festival

12th to 14th October


Guided walks and events around Hay-on-Wye

The Amyas Ensemble and Duo Maddalena

Tuesday 6th November, 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, HR3 5ED

The Amyas Ensemble and Duo Maddalena perform a feast of sacred and secular mediaeval music from England, France and the Netherlands for lute, woodwinds, vielle-á-roue (hurdy-gurdy) and voices. Refreshments available during the interval. Tickets from

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

22nd - 25th November 2018

The Swan Hotel, Hay-on-Wye

Festive magic for all the family, 22–25 November 2018

The Big Switch On, Hay Does Vintage, Hay Food Festival

22nd - 25th November 2018


See Hay-on-Wye transformed into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer as a very special guest turns on the town’s Christmas Lights during Hay Festival Winter Weekend. This kicks off a weekend of celebrating Christmas in the 'Hay way', you don’t want to miss it! Including Hay Winter Weekend Festival, Hay Does Vintage and Hay Food Festival. This is the REAL Hay-on-Wye, where visitors and the local residents can celebrate the special time of year and this unique little town together – see you there!

Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano) and Elizabeth Kenny (lute and theorbo)

Tuesday 11th December, 7.30pm

St Mary's Church, HR3 5ED

A festive programme of wintry favourites featuring scenes from Purcell's Fairy Queen and King Arthur, hymns to the Virgin, celebratory Christmas songs by Bach and Scarlatti and traditional carols and Noels. Elin and Elizabeth's popular alliance will sprinkle some musical magic on a dark winter's night. Refreshments available during the interval. Tickets from