Author: Ian Rees

William Shakespeare “the wonder of our stage!”

We welcome the first of Fluellen`s Shakespeare 400 performances to the Dylan Thomas Centre on Saturday 23 April, commemorating the birthday (and death day!) of William Shakespeare. ‘The Soul of the Age’ is a light-hearted celebration of the works of

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Helping children to ‘Love the Words’ through other ways of learning

“My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.”  – Dylan Thomas Whilst Dylan clearly had a love of words from an early age, reading is not to everyone’s taste.

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Dylan and Shakespeare

April 23 this year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, it also marks the 452nd anniversary of the bard’s birth. Dylan Thomas’ love of Shakespeare began from a young age, and continued throughout his life. ‘When

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Pirates, princesses and minions… It must be World Book Day

Pirates, princesses and minions were just some of the colourful characters that could be seen at the Dylan Thomas Centre last Thursday as we celebrated World Book Day. The sounds of stories and laughter were joined by those of 60

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Lunch at Mussolini’s’: Ethel Ross and Dylan Thomas

The Dylan Thomas Centre’s temporary exhibition space is currently showing an exhibition of material about Ethel Ross and Dylan Thomas. Ethel knew Dylan and his Swansea friends well, through her work with the Little Theatre Company and also family association

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales

‘Thank you for wanting me to do something else for the Children’s Hour’, wrote Dylan to Lorraine Jameson of BBC Wales in August 1945. ‘I think “Memories of Christmas” a perfectly good title to hang something on, and I’ll get

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New Exhibition Inspires Young Writers

In our last blog, we featured work from our Young Writers Squad, inspired by the Dylan Thomas Centre’s temporary exhibition of Ethel Ross and Dylan Thomas material. The exhibition features a wonderful photograph of a flower clock in Victoria Park

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Takeover Day

The Swansea Young Writers Squad took part in this month’s Kids in Museums Takeover Day. The young people installed items in the Ethel Ross and Dylan Thomas exhibition, and learned about conservation and curation, as well as having the chance

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Eddie Butler on Gonzo Davies

Eddie Butler’s distinctive voice has many a time captured the excitement in the stadium for viewers watching the match at home. Now he’s turned his hand to writing novels where his unique voice is creating thrilling stroies that have their roots

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Dylan’s ‘missing’ poem ‘A Dream of Winter’ sparks debate

It seems that Dylan Thomas’ forgotten poem ‘A Dream of Winter’ is creating quite a stir. In a recent Wales Online article doubt has been cast as to whether the poem, recited by actor Celyn Jones (who played Dylan Thomas in

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