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Hay Festival Beirut 2012

July 4.12 - July 6.12

Free Entry

Imagine the World

For 25 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. We believe the exchange of views and meeting of minds that our festivals create inspire revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, 'The Woodstock of the mind'.

Hay now runs 15 festivals across five continents at which the re-imaginings of international writers gathered together and current political thought cross cultural and genre boundaries and foster the exchange of understanding, mutual respect and ideas.

Hay Festival Beirut 2012 programme brings the most exciting voices of contemporary culture to the city. Hay Festival have teamed up with Beirut Art Center, British Council, Literature Across Frontiers and other partners to put together a three-day festival with writers, journalists, bloggers and thinkers; the events will take place at Beirut Art Center and Zico House with talks, debates and workshops.

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Ticket info:

All events are free but ticketed.
Please contact Beirut Art Center to book tickets.
Tel: +961 (0)1 397 018


Beirut Art Center
Jisr El Wati - Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon. Tel: +961 (0)1 397 018.

Zico House
174 Spears Street, Sanayeh // Beirut, Lebanon.
Tel: +961 1 746 769.

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