The Hay Festival of literature and arts extends to Budapest
Segovia, April 27, 2012 (EFE). - The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, held in Segovia, among other places in the world, will be extended to Budapest, with the collaboration of the University Business School, announced today the organization.
The next 4 and May 5, Angeles Caso, Martha Thorne and Rolf Strom-Olsen invited to participate as the first edition of Hay Festival in Budapest, which will bring together leading authors and thinkers from Central Europe and other worldwide locations.
Bob Geldof, Jung Chang, Ben Okri, Shigeru Ban, Tibor Fischer, Hanif Kureishi and Georg von Habsburg are other guests attending the event.
Jose Manuel Lara Foundation, after a series of collaborations with the Hay Festival in Granada, Segovia and Colombia, participated in this year's new edition of Budapest, like IE University, after three years as an academic partner, is presented as the main partner of the prestigious festival in Budapest.
IE University will host a talk on "Architecture and Sustainability" between Martha Thorne, associate dean of the School of Architecture, and Shigeru Ban, a Japanese architect known for his involvement in the rehabilitation of areas hit by natural disasters.
EI also schedule a conversation about the European Union, opportunities and challenges in key historical and contemporary borne by the teacher and historian Rolf-Strom-Olsen, who will talk to Georg von Habsburg, president of the Hungarian Red Cross and ambassador Special Hungary.
The conversation will be moderated by the president of the Hay Festival, Revel Guest, executive producer of films and documentaries like the recent "War Horse" ("workhorse"), Steven Spielberg.
Meanwhile, Jose Manuel Lara Foundation and the Cervantes Institute will sponsor a meeting between the writer Ángeles Caso, author of titles such as "Against the Wind" and the founding director, Anna Gavin, who will talk about art and life, fiction and reality.
In the last twenty years, the Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to discuss and share experiences in their festival.
Those responsible for the event reiterate that this is a festival of poets, scientists, authors, actors, politicians and opinion leaders who promote ideas that can change the way you think.
The Hay Festival, which Bill Clinton described as "the Woodstock of the mind", now has fifteen festivals on five continents.