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The singer Bob Geldof opens the Hay Festival in Budapest

The singer Bob Geldof opens the Hay Festival in Budapest
Budapest, May 4, 2012 (EFE). - The music of Irish singer and activist Bob Geldof will inaugurate today the first edition as the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts held in Budapest.
Until Saturday, prominent writers, artists, thinkers and architects in the world will change their ideas on different topics related to life, art, humanitarian activities or future.
The Spanish writer Angeles case, the director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Martha Thorne, historian Rolf Strom-Olsen, the writers Jung Chang, Ben Okri and Hanif Kureishi, or architect Shigeru Ban are among the participants of conferences and lectures will take place on Saturday.
The festival, which was described by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, as "the Woodstock of the mind", had its origins in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye and sisters editions now held in 15 cities worldwide, including including the Granada and Segovia Spanish, Mexican and Colombian Xalapa Cartagena de Indias.
Jose Manuel Lara Foundation, after a series of collaborations with the Hay Festival in Granada, Segovia and Colombia, also involved in the issue of Budapest, like IE University, which, after three years as an academic partner, is now presented as the main contributor event, according to its organizers.
The Cervantes Institute Foundation and sponsored 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.