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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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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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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