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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 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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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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Takeover Day

The Swansea Young Writers Squad took part in this month’s Kids in Museums Takeover Day. The young people installed items in the Ethel Ross and Dylan Thomas exhibition, and learned about conservation and curation, as well as having the chance

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Dylan’s ‘missing’ poem ‘A Dream of Winter’ sparks debate

It seems that Dylan Thomas’ forgotten poem ‘A Dream of Winter’ is creating quite a stir. In a recent Wales Online article doubt has been cast as to whether the poem, recited by actor Celyn Jones (who played Dylan Thomas in

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