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Hay Festival Maldives will be taking place on the 14th to 17th October 2010.

Hay Festival and the Maldives High Commission is delighted to announce that Hay Festival Maldives will be taking place on the 14th to 17th October 2010.

During the Hay Festival UK, on 29th May, President Mohamed Nasheed, the leader of the Maldives committed to a ten year carbon neutral plan for his country. He was in conversation with Ed Miliband - Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

The Festival project seeks to celebrate the cultural riches of the archipelago civilisation and to investigate what is special and unique about island life and mindset and to place that in context with the opportunities and challenges faced through climatic change.

The Festival will provide a platform for focusing international attention on the Maldives, bringing together a selection of the best international and local artists from the fields of literature, art, science, drama, music, poetry and comedy. The Festival will also provide an opportunity for Maldivians to celebrate their own intrinsic, artistic culture.

Source: hayfestival.com
 

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