Independence

On 1st April, 1977, Richard Booth proclaimed himself to be King of the Independent Kingdom of Hay. That spirit of independence has attracted outsiders, mavericks, free spirits and trendsetters ever since. In 2017 we celebrated 40 years of independence in Hay. ┬áIf you couldn’t join us in April we ran a series of family-friendly events. View the 2017 schedule here.

The plan is already formulating for an annual celebration from now onwards and 2018 is shaping up to be very exciting and even bigger again! If you’d like more info and would like to be involved in the annual celebrations please contact us and join our Independence working group.

40th image portrait