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A favourite Dylan Thomas poem

‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees Is my destroyer. And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose My youth is bent by the same wintry

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Family Friendly Museum Awards 2017 #FFMA17

On Monday 2 October, we were delighted to be invited to London as a shortlisted museum in the annual Family Friendly Museum Awards! After a very engaging passionate speech from TV presenter and writer Philip Mould, who was thrilled with

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‘Sea-spying windows’ and ‘smoky ship-pictured bars’: Dylan Thomas’ ‘Quite Early One Morning’ (1945) Part 2

Part 2 We left part one of this ‘Quite Early One Morning’ post relishing Dylan’s comic observations about New Quay and its slowly stirring townsfolk. After a while the broadcast adopts a wistful, world-weary tone, and we hear about the

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‘Sea-spying windows’ and ‘smoky ship-pictured bars’: Dylan Thomas’ ‘Quite Early One Morning’ (1945)

  Part 1 I recently discovered Dylan’s broadcast ‘Quite Early One Morning’ (1945), first recorded on 14 December 1944 and broadcast by the Home Service on 31 August 1945. As I listened I could hear, in its opening, its setting, and in

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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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