Project Description

Do Not Go Gentle: Allen Ginsberg & Dylan Thomas celebration, Cinema & Co, Swansea

  • Date:

    Sunday May 14th

  • Cinema & Co
    17 Castle Street,
    SA1 1JF
  • Do Not Go Gentle in collaboration with Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore and Cinema & Co, Swansea.

    This year Do Not Go Gentle, as part of Swansea’s celebration of International Dylan Thomas Day are going slightly off piste and celebrating another great poet – Allen Ginsberg, and particularly his great LSD influenced poem – ‘Wales Visitation’ – which he wrote in Wales 50 years ago this year. But Ginsberg was influenced by Dylan Thomas and they had a brief, remarkable meeting in New York City in 1952. There will be a showing of Iain Sinclair’s film on Ginsberg in 1967 London – Ah Sunflower: Launching a new book with a nod to Dylan ~ 18 Poems by Bolton boyo Oliver James Lomax: Entertained with riotous spoken word from Swansea collective Poets On The Hill: hearing about Allen’s meeting with Dylan and listening to Wales Visitation with Jeff Towns and actor Ceri Murphy: and finally rocking out with Cardiff blues-a-billy trio The Irascibles.

    From 7pm. Tickets £5.00 on the door.

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    Supported by Literature Wales.