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In just over a couple of weeks’ time, we’ll be celebrating the creativity, originality and achievements of some of the most talented young writers in Wales. The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award was established in 2009, in memory of the …

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Did you know that before he died, Dylan Thomas met with the great Igor Stravinsky to discuss collaborating on a “musical theatrical work”? This never happened because Dylan’s sudden, untimely death interfered with their plans, but I was intrigued by …

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For anyone who struggles to understand poetry, the Open Guide to Literature on Dylan Thomas by Walford Davies is a good place to start. I have been a fan of Dylan Thomas’ works for as long as I can remember, …

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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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  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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