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HowTheLightGetsIn 2011

Starts: 26th May 2011

HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s first philosophy and music festival, is back. This May, thinkers, performers, artists and musicians will be brought together once again for ten very special days, tasked with exciting the imagination and renewing the spirit.


Start Date

26th May 2011

End Date

5th Jun 2011


Hay on Wye




HowTheLightGetsIn, the philosophy and music festival at Hay on Wye, is back - bigger and better. Featuring the likes of Mount Kimbie, Man Like Me, Camille O'Sullivan and The Correspondents in our Live Sessions and Vince Cable, Philip Pullman, AC Grayling, Simon Armitage and Polly Toynbee in our talks and debates, this year's festival will have over 350 events.

Leading thinkers in every field will mix with cutting edge musicians to excite the imagination and renew the spirit. Elsewhere, we’ll be putting on our glad rags for The Friday Knees Up, giggling at the Funny Women Awards, gasping at the Cabaret Futura Party, dancing wildly at the Saturday Shindig and relaxing with R&R at the Globe.


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