Dylan Thomas Festival

Dylan Thomas Festival

27/10/2014 - 09/11/2014
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Dylan Thomas Centre

Dylan Thomas Festival

27 October – 9 November

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In the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth the 17th annual Dylan Thomas Festival will feature an eclectic mix of events and very special guests.

Thanks to funding of £935,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’ll be opening our new, refurbished and expanded ‘Love The Words’ Dylan Thomas exhibition. You can now see even more unique items and memorabilia, which were previously archived, from the life of Swansea’s most famous son. Plus, we now have an exciting  new programme of family and community activity.

There will be lots of great events including talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances – including Bob Kingdom’s acclaimed Return Journey, events focusing on war poetry, to mark the centenary of WW1, a launch of a new edition of Dylan Thomas’ Collected Poems with John Goodby and a night of Dylan Thomas-inspired Burlesque from Bluestocking Lounge.

Paul Henry curates an event in which four poets share their favourite Dylan Thomas poems and you can catch an afternoon launch of Little Man, Richard Jones’ debut collection.

Hilly Janes also talks on ‘Swansea’s Brush With Brilliance’.

Dylan Thomas Festival 2014 Lineup

27 October – Opening of ‘Love The Words’ exhibition
27 October – 9 November – Poems in October, Dylan and Shakespeare
28 October – Happy Birthday Dylan: Dylan’s Big Birthday Bash!
29 October – Happy Birthday Dylan: Drop in family art session with The Big Draw
29 October – Bob Kingdom: Return Journey
30 October – Happy Birthday Dylan: Drop in self led family activities
30 October – Happy Birthday Dylan: Drop in family art session, shadow boxes
30 October – Professor John Goodby Discusses New Edition of Dylan Thomas’ Collected Poems
31 October – Happy Birthday Dylan: Drop in self led family activities
1 November – WW1: Saturday craft workshop, embroidered letters home
2 November – WW1: Children’s WW1 Poetry Workshop
4 November – Pamela Hansford Johnson
6 November – The Shadow of his Hand
7 November – Bluestocking Lounge and the Dylan Thomas Festival present “Wordy Shapes of Women”
8 November – Afternoon: Launch of Little Man, Richard Jones’ debut collection
9 November – Hilly Janes Talk: ‘Swansea’s Brush With Brilliance’
9 November – Guided Tour – Dylan’s Swansea


Tickets are available online via Ticket Source or by phoning the Dylan Thomas Centre Box Office on 01792 463980.

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