Hay Festival

This weekend I managed to get to the Hay On Wye Literary Festival. It’s always lots of fun, but is a rather strange event, kind of like a Glastonbury for the average radio 4 listener.

In this kind of environment, you can’t help but give in to a certain amount of ‘celeb spotting’ every time you see someone vaguely famous. At Hay, this inevitably makes for quite an eclectic collection of celebrities. During my short few hours there I almost bumped into the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams; walked past comedian funny-women Sue Perkins; and squeezed past the sizeable book-signing queue for Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo. And of all the 3 ‘celebrities’ I successfully ‘spotted’, I’m quite charmed to report that it was the kids author who was definitely receiving the most attention from her fans.

About jackwestmore

Jack Westmore writes music for film, television and media, and is currently based in Cardiff in the UK.
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