2014 Centenary


2014 marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth; to celebrate the life and times of Swansea’s most famous son, many events will be taking place at the Dylan Thomas Centre and other cultural venues in Swansea throughout the year.

The focal point of celebrations will be the well-established Dylan Thomas Festival, which runs from 27 October to 9 November (the dates of Dylan Thomas’ birth and death).

But there are plenty of events and activities to enjoy in the run up to the Dylan Thomas Festival.

In May, we unveil our brand new exhibition of never before seen notebooks that Dylan used during the 1930s. Visitors will get a glimpse into the poet’s work and can even see a few extracts from his letters.

The Dylan Thomas Centre will also welcome a whole host of poetic performances, live theatre, historical talks and much more.

And not forgetting the great city-wide programme of arts and culture. Discover Dylan with everything from dedicated walking festivals to classic car shows.

We’re barely scratching the surface of what’s on this year, so take a look at our full events listing for more ideas.

Of course, if you’re looking for inspiration, you can always follow in Dylan’s footsteps with our walking trails of Swansea and beyond. Or learn more about his life and work with our guide to his local haunts.

However you choose to discover Dylan, make sure you join in the conversation with #DylanThomas2014.


Dylan Thomas 100

Some events will be supported by the Welsh Government as part of Dylan Thomas 100 celebrations. More information is available at www.dylanthomas100.org



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