Author: Ian Rees

Celebrating emerging young writers

Last week we hosted the Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award, an occasion we always enjoy. The award was established by Cheval, in memory of the late poet Terry Hetherington, to provide a platform for young people to express themselves through

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Going down a storm with families!

Our much-loved place of pilgrimage for fans of Dylan Thomas is going down a storm with families so much that it’s been shortlisted for a top UK award. The Dylan Thomas Centre is going head-to-head with other top destinations across Britain

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Half-term Hijinks and Dylan Vs Fungi Man

We’ve had a lovely time at the Dylan Thomas Centre this half term, with the Learning Space open all week for workshops and self-led activities. The central theme of this week has been ‘Dylan’s Travel’s’ with opportunities to get creative

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Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Friday 23 December: Closes at 12pm Saturday 24 – Wednesday 28 December: Closed Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 December: 10am – 4.30pm Sunday 1 – Monday 2 January: Closed Tuesday 3 January: 10am – 4.30pm Merry Christmas and Happy New

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Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas’s Swansea & Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in Pictures

Following Dylan Thomas’ death, Ethel Ross, the sister in law of Alfred Janes, took a series of photographs of Dylan’s Swansea, and captioned them with an appropriate quote from his work. Ethel, a stalwart of the Little Theatre Company, knew

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Kids in Museums: Takeover Day

Takeover Day is a “Kids in Museums” celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate

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Marina Passport

Join us for a summer of creative family fun with the Marina Passport! Swansea Museum, Mission Gallery, National Waterfront Museum, Locws, and the Dylan Thomas Centre have planned an exciting array of activities for families to get involved in during

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The Terry Hetherington Award for Young Writers

On 24th June the Dylan Thomas Centre hosts the eighth annual Terry Hetherington Award for Welsh or Wales-based writers under 30. The prizes will be awarded, and entrants will read from their work, as we celebrate a new generation of

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Antony Penrose: ‘Picasso, Man Ray and Max Ernst Through the Eyes of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose’

On 11 June, Antony Penrose comes to the Centre to talk about Dylan Thomas and some of the notable surrealists who were part of his cultural circle. At the age of just 21, Dylan read his own work at the

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The Dylan Thomas City Centre Trail

Dylan Thomas famously described Swansea as an ‘ugly, lovely town, (or so it was, and is, to me)’. Despite the devastating effects of the Three Nights Blitz in 1941, much of Dylan’s Swansea is still recognisable. Our new Dylan Thomas

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