Fiona Howard

Having seen the initial plans for ‘Kingdom’ I am already excited and looking forward to this wonderful event. It will celebrate everything that
 makes Hay special and unique, from its landscape and its people to its history, focusing on Richard Booth’s
major contribution to putting Hay on the map and creating the Kingdom of Hay.
This project promises to use the whole town; pubs, shops, homes, with major events not only raising the profile of the town but also engaging locals as well as tourists.
This will be reminiscent of the early Hay Festival days when the town and the people felt a more integral part of the festival.I wish everyone involved every success with this venture and can’t wait for the first event!

Fiona Howard – Hay-on-Wye Town Councillor, previous Mayor