Hay Festival launches free programme for schools 2019 live streams

09 April 2019

Hay Festival Wales will be broadcast live into schools UK-wide on Thursday 23 May (KS2) and Friday 24 May (KS3 and KS4), widening access to the festival’s Programme for Schools.

Twelve inspirational sessions will be streamed for free each day to schools unable to attend in person with appearances from children’s favourites Michael Rosen, Kate DiCamillo, Cressida Cowell, Chris Bradford, Abi Elphinstone, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Candy Gourlay and Chitra Soundar; stars of YA fiction Sarah Crossan, Holly Bourne, Alex Wheatle, Marcus Sedgwick, Yaba Badoe and Caroline Lawrence; comedians David Baddiel, Mae Martin and Harry Hill; Paralympian and TV presenter Ade Adepitan; master cartoonist Gary Northfield; scientist Steve Mould; and historian and broadcaster Amy Lamé.

Mixing storytelling, live performances, and workshops, the two specially curated days are funded by the Welsh Government and Hay Festival Foundation and are free for state schools to attend.

Teachers can view the full streaming schedule, download teaching resources and sign up for the free live streams at hayfestival.org/livestream.