Guest Blog – Under Milk Wood: A Play for Ears

By |2020-10-13T16:57:51+01:00October 13th, 2020|Guest Blog|

Under Milk Wood: A Play for Ears Some reflections on T. Rowland Hughes, Philip Burton and Dylan Thomas David N. Thomas     First published in New Welsh Review, May 2020 Wherever I’ve lived, in town or country, I’ve always enjoyed standing at my front window watching my local world go by, and often it’s proved [...]

Guest Blog: America, Aeronwy, & Me by Peter Thabit Jones

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00December 9th, 2019|Guest Blog|

AMERICA, AERONWY, AND ME / DYLAN THOMAS TRIBUTE TOUR America, Aeronwy, and Me is a commemorative book of my tour with Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas, in 2008, when we embarked on the Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour of America for a busy six weeks of events. The tour involved a lot of travelling [...]

Guest blog: Moonlight Theatre takes Under Milk Wood to Malta

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00November 27th, 2019|Guest Blog|

I thought you might be interested to hear briefly how my Welsh drama company, Moonlight Theatre, got on during our tour to Malta last month with our new production of Under Milk Wood, directed by John Rhys Thomas of Swansea, who has taken his previous stagings of the play to New York, Harvard and [...]

Who’s that Dylan? A Quiz for International Dylan Thomas Day

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00May 14th, 2019|Guest Blog|

  How many of these actors who've portrayed Dylan Thomas on stage and screen can you name? If you need a clue, here are some details about their performances. This theatrical knight won an Emmy for his portrayal of Dylan in the Broadway production of Sidney Michaels' play 'Dylan'. This Game of Thrones actor toured [...]

Winter 2018/2019 News Round-up: Guest Blog from Dylan Thomas News

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00February 19th, 2019|Guest Blog|

Thanks to www.dylanthomasnews for sharing their latest news round-up. Welcome to the winter 2018/2019 Dylan Thomas news round-up. Fern Hill Memorial Stone © Geoff Haden / Dylan Thomas Society The newly restored Dylan Thomas memorial stone in Cwmdonkin Park was unveiled by artist Glenys Cour on November 9th, the 65th anniversary of Dylan’s death. The stone, which is inscribed [...]

New Quay: Quite Early One Morning, 1891, a guest blog unearthed from the archives by David N Thomas

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00January 22nd, 2019|Guest Blog|

Quite Early One Morning, 1891 A beautiful morning greeted me as I awoke from my first night's slumber at New Quay and, as I gazed out of my bedroom window at the hills around, smiling in their summer garments of green like a fresh young maiden decked in holiday attire, I began to feel a [...]

Fasting for a Dead Poet: The Death of Dylan Thomas

By |2018-10-30T16:08:51+00:00October 30th, 2018|Guest Blog|

November 9th 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas. His death, in New York, at the age of 39, led to an outpouring of tributes from around the world, some of which we share with you here. ¶I was working in my room at Yale when a student came in, weeping [...]

Summer 2018 News Round-up: Guest Blog from Dylan Thomas News

By |2020-04-08T12:16:49+01:00September 4th, 2018|Guest Blog|

Thanks to www.dylanthomasnews for sharing their latest news round-up. Welcome to the summer 2018 Dylan Thomas news round-up. Portrait purchased by National Portrait Gallery   Detail (Dylan Thomas by Augustus John) The National Portrait Gallery has acquired a portrait of the young Dylan Thomas by Augustus John. The painting, one of two portraits of Dylan completed by [...]

Why novelists should read (and write) poetry.* Guest blog by Toni Fuhrman

By |2020-04-08T12:16:49+01:00August 13th, 2018|Guest Blog|

For a long period of my adult life, I paid little attention to poetry. Yes, it was a part of my growing up. My father loved to read and recite poetry. Yes, I studied it in college and grad school, as my degrees were in English literature. Yes, I taught English composition; therefore, I read [...]