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Hay Festival Segovia 2016, the festival of ideas and culture

Until 25 September, Segovia will become the capital of culture for a few days with the eleventh edition of Hay Festival 2016. This year, artists and the public will interact through activities including readings, conversations, round tables and literary workshops that will take place in more than 12 institutions in Segovia: The Alhóndiga, the Jardín Romeral de San Marcos, IE University, the Plaza de San Martín, the church of San Nicolás, the Chapel of the Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art, the Quintanar Palace, the Huerta de Félix Ortiz, the Carcel Cinemateca, and many more.

Until 15 October you will be able to visit visual art exhibitions through which the festival offers you a journey to the source of knowledge through debates in which to exchange dreams and ideas.


Some of the most notable activities include

Workshops, conferences, readings… these are some of our recommendations for these days:

-Workshop in English, ‘The Shakespearean Sonnet’, in which the most famous sonnet in the world will be analysed with professors from the British Council in Segovia, who will help you to understand the langue and symbolism used in this eternal declaration of love (Thursday 22nd, 17:30).

-Metal sculpture workshop with Carlos Albert (Friday 23rd, at 11:00 in the Casa de la Moneda).

-Inauguration of four visual arts exhibitions in the Alhóndiga, the chapel of the Esteban Vicente Museum, the Quintanar Palace and the Huerta de Félix Ortiz (Friday 23rd, from 11:30).

-Conversation between Deborah levy and Peter Florence, ‘Shakespeare and Cervantes’ (Friday 23rd, 12:00, at the Santa Cruz La Real campus of IE University).

-Concert and sculptures exhibition with Carlos Albert (Friday 23rd, 18:00, in Huerta de Félix Ortiz).

-Screening of ‘Pas son genre’ (Friday 23rd, 18:00, in the Carcel Cinemateca)

-Poetry Reading, ‘Susurrantes’, where 20 actors will read different poems (Saturday 24th, 11:00 in Segovia’s Plaza Mayor).

-‘Big data: a threat to our civil liberties?’ (Saturday 24th, 16:30, at the Santa Cruz la Real campus in IE University).