Tag: literature

‘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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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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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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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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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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Eddie Butler on Gonzo Davies

Eddie Butler’s distinctive voice has many a time captured the excitement in the stadium for viewers watching the match at home. Now he’s turned his hand to writing novels where his unique voice is creating thrilling stroies that have their roots

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Return journey for some

It’s October, it’s time for our annual Dylan Thomas Festival, and this year we’re pleased to say that some artists will be making a return journey to Swansea, we’ll also be welcoming a few new ones as well! We’re looking

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