A new Festival to be held in Hay-on-Wye for Book Lovers and Lovers of Art, Music and Ideas looking for the latest information on Love and Relationships is being launched this year and interested parties can now register to attend The Greatest Adventure – Love in the time of Tinder. It’s a new May Day weekend Festival for Hay-on-Wye, scheduled for 29 and 30 April 2017, the first bank-holiday weekend in May in the UK.
Hideaways In Hay, based in Hay-on-Wye on the border of England and Wales, whose two holiday cottages have been voted consistently the Nº 1 Romantic Self-catering Cottages in Wales on Trip Advisor is supporting this year’s event, which will cover key issues such as:
Debate: Love Story – Discover the science of attraction, its impact on the brain, and why love fades or lasts. CEO of Relate Chris Sherwood, BAFTA nominated director Martha Fiennes, and Romanticism expert Shahidha Bari rethink romance.
Talk: Why Are Humans Monogamous? – Only 3 percent of mammals are monogamous. The faithful few include beavers, wolves, bats, and, of course, humans. Why is monogamy so rare? And how did this come to pass? UCL anthropologist Kit Opie takes a journey back to the beginning of human relationships.
Workshop: How to Find Love Online – One in three couples now find love on the internet. Learn how to do it successfully. Creating a profile can seem daunting at the best of times. What’s the best way to be presented online? Dating expert and School of Life coach Susan Quilliam reveals the top tips for making the most of an online profile.
Full details of the event program can be found on the website of the Institute of Art & Ideas at https://iai.tv. And Hay-on-Wye Accommodation information can be found on the Hideaways In Hay website at http://hideawaysinhay.co.uk.
When asked about the reasons behind creating this event, the hosts of the event, Robert Rowland Smith and Shahidha Bari said:
“Creating a truly unique offering in a beautiful setting where attendees can make meaningful change in their life, love and relationships was the objective. This is an empowering weekend of debates, lectures and workshops in Hay-on-Wye designed to map what is for all humanity: The Greatest Adventure.”
The Institute of Art & Ideas, based in London in the UK, and the people behind the “How the Light Gets In” Philosophy & Music Festivals are launching this new Festival for Hay-on-Wye over the May Day Holiday Weekend, the first weekend in May.
With the upcoming Hay Literary Festival taking place at the end of May annually (the second bank-holiday weekend in May), and attracting over 250,000 visitors and most of the world’s literary press and famous names from President Bill Clinton, Noam Chomsky, and J.K. Rowling to Margaret Atwood, Steven King, and this year, even Bernie Saunders, visiting this new May Day weekend festival earlier in the month, will be just as much fun, draw less on the pocket and have more luxury accommodation available at reasonable prices.
This year’s Festival is jointly hosted by Robert Rowland Smith and Shadidha Bari:
Robert Rowland Smith began his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Now a philosopher and psychoanalyst, Robert is the author of best-selling Breakfast with Socrates: The Philosophy of Everyday Life and Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life’s Milestones.
Shadidha Bari is Former BBC New Generation Thinker and Senior Lecturer in Romanticism at Queen Mary University London.
The weekend is packed with lectures from world-leading neuroscientists, philosophers and psychologists and with live music from emerging artists.
Full details on the sessions at this year’s The Greatest Adventure event can be found at https://iai.tv. The Hideaways In Hay website has Hay-on-Wye accommodation availability details at http://hideawaysinhay.co.uk.
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