James Ursell

James Ursell


Welcome to a slow somnambulating journey through James Ursell’s beautiful yet sombre landscapes, a place inhabited by hypnagogic forms.
Bookstagram

Bookstagram


Reading can get kinda lonesome, sorta onesome – just you and a book having a good-enough time, sure, but sometimes when a good line gets your attention…
Forty years of Hay Independence

Forty years of Hay Independence


Forty years ago on 1st April 1977 (April Fool's Day) Richard Booth declared Hay-On-Wye an Independent kingdom.
Sacred scripts

Sacred scripts


A beautiful short Film by Abdul-Rehman Malik about the inspired work of calligraphy artist Tashi Mannox.
Badass Books & Jihadi Jeopardy

Badass Books & Jihadi Jeopardy


The recent invasion of Timbuktu and destruction of its historical centre is appalling; the audacious rescue by academic activists of its intellectual heritage is amazing.
The Eye in the window

The Eye in the window


Since it first appeared in the window, the eye of The Keep has intrigued its observers, simultaneously looking at it and being looked at by it.
School’s out at the Hay Festival

School’s out at the Hay Festival


They’re on site all day. Thousands of them. All suddenly over-stimulated by brilliant books, bright ideas, festival fun, ice cream and maybe the collective desire to hunt down Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson and other great favourite writers for children.
How The Light Gets In

How The Light Gets In


We adore books but we also like to dabble in a little philosophy. How The Light Gets In is the cheeky sidekick to the Hay Book festival, with its own unique attractions.
International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 Winner

International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 Winner


On Saturday 14th May 2016, Max Porter was named as the winner of the 10th International Dylan Thomas Prize for his first book, 'Grief Is the Thing with Feathers'.
John Bulmer exhibition: The Pembridge Series

John Bulmer exhibition: The Pembridge Series


In 1966, Bulmer was commissioned by The Sunday Times Magazine to make a colour photo study of a picturesque but living English village.