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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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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‘Return Journey’ and the Three Nights Blitz

‘You remember Ben Evans’s stores? It’s right next door to that. Ben Evans isn’t there either…’ From 19 to 21 February 1941, Swansea endured a series of heavy bombing raids, which devastated Dylan’s ‘ugly, lovely town’. Over the course of

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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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