"Over three fine days at the Hay Festival our yurt (yurta in Russian, kejez uj in Kazakh, boz yj in Kyrgyz, ak oy in Turkmen, ger in Mongolian, jirga or ooee in Afghan, yurt in Tajik) proved to be not just a pretty cool place for talking to some of the nearly 600 writers, philosophers, artists and academics in town this year, as well as general lounging for those festival-goers in need of a rest, but a talking point in itself."Pictured above is Robert Peston, the BBC's business editor, in the yurt. Photograph: Felix Clay. There's a nice slideshow of other visitors here.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
The Guardian has been working in a yurt (provided by The Round House whose site is well worth exploring for shedworking possibilities) at the Hay Festival this week, inviting in famous folk and chatting to them about life and yurts. Here's what Jon Henley from the Guardian says:
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