Hay Festival Scribblers Tour 2019

Project Description

Hay Festival is back on the road, thanks to Welsh Government funding, bringing the Scribblers Tour to school children across Wales. The tour will be hosted in five Welsh Universities which includes the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University, supported by First Campus staff.

We will be telling stories, asking questions and inspiring empathy and creativity through the power of writing.

We will also be starting conversations with young people to hear their voices and choices.  Speakers and compères will spend time with the pupils, on and off the stage, to encourage these conversations throughout the tour.

To register your interest in attending one of the Scribblers Tour events, please click on the appropriate button below. A member of the First Campus team will respond to you. Priority will be given to applications from First Campus priority schools.

Events held at Cardiff Metropolitan, Cyncoed Campus will have a maximum capacity of 80 per day. Events held at USW, Newport will have a maximum capacity of 106 per day.

Schools are able to apply for funding for transport to the Scribblers Tour from the Arts Council of Wales ‘Go and See’ fund, which refunds up to 90% of transport costs. Applications for funding need to be submitted at least 4 weeks in advance of the event. Please apply via the Arts Council of Wales website:


You can also draw from your Pupil Deprivation Grant for the Scribblers Tour.


Cardiff Met – the event on 7th February is FULL (year 7 and 8).

Cardiff Met – the event on 14th February is FULL (year 9 and 10).


Past Events



Press Release - Hay Festival Scribblers Tour


Hay Festival Scribblers Tour spreads creative inspiration across Wales (ENGLISH)