Programme and tickets

Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2021 will be celebrated from January 28 to 31.

Tickets

We will announce the programme of Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2021 around the end of the year. Once we make public the guests of the next edition we will inform about the process of buying tickets.

Students: 20% of the seating capacity is offered for free until the quota is filled. In order to apply for these tickets, an online reservation must be done in advance with a picture of the student card attached. Additionally, under aged students must download a document which has to be signed by the parents or by a responsible adult. Students may only require a single ticket per event, up to 10 different events, plus another one for the opening concert.

Hay Joven (HJ): events with the HJ naming are exclusively targeted to university students and high school students over 16. In order to apply for these tickets, an online reservation must be done with a picture of the student card attached. Students may only require a single ticket per event.

Hay Comunitario (HFC): events with the HFC naming are targeted to both an adult and children audience. Appropiate age range is indicated below each description in events aimed for children. Entry to all the events is free.

In case there are spare tickets left, it will be possible to adquire them at the corresponding site before each event, until complete capacity.
The programme is susceptible to change. In case any event gets cancelled, the ticket may be changed for other event, of equal value and if available. Otherwise, money will be refund. 
Please be punctual, the Festival may refuse entry once the talk has already started. 
The Festival keeps its right to broadcast via its promotional channels pictures taken to the audience during the events. 


2020's venues

  • General Programme

    • Teatro Adolfo Mejía - Cra. 4 #38-10, Plaza de la Merced
    • Hotel Sofitel (Salón Santa Clara) - Calle del Torno 39-29, Barrio San Diego

    • Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (patio) - Cra. 36 #2-74, Plaza Santo Domingo

    • UNIBAC - Calle del Camposanto #39-12

    • Centro de Convenciones - Calle 24 #8A-344

    • Casa HAY - Calle del Colegio, Casa 1537 
    • Cine Colombia – Centro Comercial Plaza Bocagrande -Cra. 1 #12-118, Plaza Bocagrande

    Hay Joven

    • Escuela de Música de Comfenalco

    • Universidad Libertadores - Calle 31 #19-51

    • Universidad de Cartagena

    • Universidad Tadeo Lozano

    • UTB

    • Universidad San Lorenzo 

Exhibitions at Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2020

Menena Cottin / Seeking the Essence

Seeking the Essence is a journey through 18 illustrated conceptual books exposed in three-dimensional modules that allow the visitor-reader to interact with the concept that the book communicates, making reading an amazing experience.

Books whose characters with concepts, emotions, ideas.

Books that question, that arouse imagination, that make people think.

Books that have no age: children, young adults and adults, each recreates their own reasoning.

Books that have no age: children, youth and adults, each recreates their own reasoning.

Where? Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española. Sala de Exposiciones

Opening: Thursday, January 30, 19:00 h

Objects with a (hi)story

Objects with a (hi)story is an exhibition in which the participating authors try to explain their creative processes, their literary concerns, or some of their obsessions, through some personal objects of singular value to them. The project was born in the Centro Cultural de Lima of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, the Peruvian Chamber of Books and Acción Cultural Española, on the occasion of the Lima International Book Fair 2018, and subsequently a second edition was made for the Centroamérica Cuenta, in Costa Rica.

On this occasion, Objects with a (hi)story will focus on some of the authors selected for the project 10 de 30, an initiative of AECID to favor the international projection of Spanish storytellers between the ages of 30 and 40. In this case, Aroa Moreno, Inés Martín Rodrigo, Alejandro Morellón, Miguel Barrero and Almudena Sánchez will show some of the objects with which they try to explain their creative process and their motivations as authors.

Very personal objects, literary fetishes, family inheritance and other emotional ties that are representative for the authors, will help you understand the reason for your job as a writer.

Where? Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española. Sala de Exposiciones

Opening: Friday, January 31, 18:00 h

 

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