@JanFelicity I refuse to believe @hayfestival is over until I’ve finished reading all the books I bought there!@sim_poy The man I greeted with “Hello Derek” at the Hay Festival was the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones. Career in politics down the pan…@MattGrimson Haha shit. RT Lee Child says Russell Crowe was ‘too fat and too Australian’ to play Jack Reacher http://tgr.ph/1n0MgQP@claireindans ‘Empathy opens the door of our moral concern, then laws and rights wedge it open’. Roman Krznaric #hayfestival@chiggi A little bit sunburnt, a little bit tired after gloriously hot weekend at #hayfestival. And how splendid it was to dance @baddabyng @Kinhead@carolyn_hitt So we’re watching Dame Judi Dench @hayfestival & Benedict Cumberbatch springs on stage for spot of joint Shakespeare. Best BOGOF ever@allykennen I briefly met Judy Blume today at #hayfestival MOST exciting. A wise, witty and warm woman. #starstruck@soniahreynolds Just back from spending time at Hay festival, @BillBailey last show of festival was excellent, real laugh out load fun!@anitathetweeter Back in London after fab Hay Festival. Fully expect to go upstairs and find Benedict Cumberbatch hiding in the wardrobe@aliceluciekh P.S. @hayfestival your loos were glorious. They veritably sparkled, even on the last day! #notlikesomeotherfestivalsicouldmention@Jamesy_sooz Blatantly going to have a literature hangover tomorrow. Might need to buy a new notebook…#hayfestival :)@aliceluciekh I was too overexcited to be seeing the writer-subject of my dissertation speak to actually note down anything she said! Adichie @hayfestival
@Pete2Boogie Most people I’ve seen papping a star since Tony Curtis was in Hay #hayfestival @hayfestival @making_hay pic.twitter.com/IR2GmmWQrX@spej78 Marvellous evening at #hayfestival. First we saw Chris Evans outside the chippy then @marcusbrig podium danced for us.@JulieNCIH Jonathan Mullard fascinating on #BreconBeacons. Will be looking out for Silurian moths, dormice & hollin trees on way home from #hayfestival
@DAaronovitch It was fun interviewing PJ O’Rourke just now at #hayfestival. The final question was about Ukip. PJ was clear that he didn’t care for ‘em.@RachaelAttwood Packing my bag for the Hay festival. Books, hay fever tablets, tickets. In that order.@StephsAlive Greg Proops absolutely smashed it tonight! One of the most ridiculously intelligent yet hilarious humans on this planet.@abitaylor9 I think I’ve seen enough children under the age of 5 in Hunter wellies and Barbour jackets to last me a while… #hayfestival@JillLawless Thing I learned from Ray Davies event at #hayfestival – there’s a Gregorian chant influence in “You Really Got Me.”
@StewartPurvis Sitting behind Sir Brian Leveson watching a Hay Festival panel debating …Leveson@bellaperry On a train back from Hay festival with Jeremy Paxman and a group of kids singing Disney songs. Even weirder when J-pax gets off at Newport!?@GR_Morgan Toumani and Sidiki are the 71st and 72nd generation kora players in their family. Think about that for a moment.
Back by popular demand we give you our selection of the best tweets from the Hay Festival. Here’s our round up from Saturday.
@kahkc Definitely feel more intelligent after a day of talks at the Hay Festival, especially when faced with drunk rugby folk back in Cardiff!@intlifemag “Did Shakespeare write the works of Shakespeare?” @stephenfry asks himself. “Not just yes, but oh fuck, yes.” http://bit.ly/1m7X3Xh@anitathetweeter Carrie Fisher on Star Wars: “We all look a little melted. I don’t suppose they have a 30-year reunion for Gone With The Wind” #hayfestival@sophiefullerlov The rain has stopped, I have champagne and clean fluffy socks @hayfestival just got even better.@simon_schama eagerly looking forward to appearing @hayfestival tomorrow; the supersmart audiences; my gabfest pals, the welcoming mud, the anointing rain