It was invigorating to bring the likes of Tracey Emin, Ray Davies, Michael Wolff, Stormzy, Carl Bernstein, Hillary Clinton, Elton John and Arsene Wenger to the Welsh mountains, knowing that all their bon mots would bounce around the world as soon as ‘they had left their mouth. When Tom Jones’ wife tragically died eight years ago, it was at the Hay Festival that Jones decided to tell his story, knowing that what he said would immediately be reported around the world. When Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed wanted to draw attention to his sinking archipelagos, he chose Hay as his platform. For 10 years we even had an annual marquee party hosted by Soho House and Range Rover, in the grounds of Cabalva, the rather stately local home owned by the Albert family. This is where you saw AC Grayling jitterbug with Dua Lipa, or Alastair Campbell arguing with Bob Geldof. I can still hear my agent Ed Victor berating the parking staff for letting his Rolls-Royce get stuck in the legendary Hay mud.
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