Every good festival should have a fringe and Hay is no exception. HowtheLightGetsIn in is a philosophy festival that takes place in and around the wonderful Globe near the town centre.
This year’s there will be over 350 events, mixing leading thinkers with an eclectic music programme. The theme for this year’s HowTheLightGetsIn is New Gods: Icons and Ideas in a Changed World.
Amongst the many people appearing are names like Philip Pullman, Vince Cable and Will Hutton. Whilst the feel and focus is more left field than the main festival it is complementary and adds to the sense of occasion that always overwhelms the small market town of Hay at the end of May.