The Collected Letters – A Reader’s Journey

Remember that time when people wrote each other letters and put them in the post? Me neither. But people DID! And Dylan Thomas…wow, he really did. I’m sat here looking at 1062 pages of letters. (Ok, some of that is

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‘A tune on an ice-cream cornet’: Holiday Memory (1946)

While known for his poetry, when I first started working here, I was excited to find out that Dylan also wrote for radio and film. As I wandered through the exhibition, I discovered a page from one of his broadcasts and

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Make the summer holidays memorable

We’re all really excited about the approaching summer holidays here at the Dylan Thomas Centre! I’ve just finished reading Elen’s Island by Eloise Williams, a story about a girl who finds herself spending her holiday on a Welsh island with

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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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‘No Book Ever Ends…’

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the World’s No.1 storyteller (at least we think so!). Best known for writing popular children’s stories like The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl was also

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