#Dylan Day#Love The Words: Find Out More About International Dylan Thomas Day

By | March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We’re two months away from Dylan Day. A press release has gone out and journalists have marked the date in their diaries, events are being confirmed, (keep checking our Dylan Day page as they are coming in fast and furiously) and the ‘Love the Words’ writing competition for children and young people has been launched. [...]

Did that really happen?: Why I have begun to re-examine my memories.

By | March 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I have had a few experiences recently that have completely caught me off guard. The result being that I am now challenging myself and questioning my recall of some very significant memories. On Monday evening, as usual, I was driving my son to football training. I parked the car, switched off the engine and looked [...]

Keep Calm and Have a Cwtch: Why, even though I was born in England, I think of myself as Welsh.

By | February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You’re at a work colleague’s wedding reception and there are the few odd faces you know, but, in general, they are all strangers. Sitting around the large circular table, and after the awkward introductions, and the polite descriptions about how you know the bride and groom, the person to your left turns to you and [...]

Guest blog: Love the Words (And the Images, too) – International Dylan Thomas Day 2017

By | February 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I’m the Coordinator of International Dylan Thomas Day. I’m also a poet, a writer, a journalist, a creative writing tutor, a rambler, a grumbler, a drinker of wine, a fan of karaoke, and a baker of various cakes which I invariably end up eating most of myself. These are all things I love doing. It’s [...]

The Dylan Thomas ‘brand’: should a cultural icon be exploited to sell Wales?

By | February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Who is Dylan Thomas to you?   Is he a rebel? A ‘one-off' that sticks two fingers up to authority and does things his own way.   Is he the doomed poet? The wild-eyed and troubled bard knocking back shot after shot of whisky and intent on self-destruction? It's possible that you may recall him [...]

“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light ”: How Dylan Thomas’s words are raging, battling and electrifying the world.

By | January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

 “Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” pleaded Dylan Thomas as he watched his ailing father, D.J, battle with the devastating effects of throat cancer. He was slowly but surely losing his eyesight and one of the shattering consequences of that was, that the once revered [...]

Pssst, pass on the message: Spread the word about DiscoverDylanThomas.com

By | January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I’ve just returned home from a snowy school run; a steaming mug of strong tea by my side and I’m wearing my comfy tartan pyjamas (why not? No-one can see me after all!). I relax my shoulders and breathe, “Aaaaahhh.” And now, I’m ready to start work on this week’s blog. I would love to [...]

Christmas: When Dad showed goodwill towards children. Aeronwy Thomas remembers how the Thomas family celebrated the festive season.

By | December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As I was digging through my dad’s bookshelves (I often take a peek when I visit and ‘borrow’ a volume or two), which are overloaded with books by and about Dylan Thomas I came across a thin pink book, it’s more a pamphlet actually, called Christmas and Other Memories by Aeronwy Thomas. It’s an absolutely [...]

Caitlin: The Monster That Destroyed Dylan Thomas…or was she?

By | November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In recognition of the London screening of  'Love Somehow', a film about the relationship between Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, I have decided to write a blog about my grandmother.  It's slightly different (hopefully not too cheesy!) as I've expressed my thoughts and feelings through a letter to her.  I always called her Nonna (Nanny in [...]