Oh Make Me A Mask : Dylan Thomas in 2020

By |2021-02-02T14:36:42+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

A look back at the news and developments of 2020 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy. Courtesy of www.dylanthomasnews.com © Benjamin Harvey January 2020 The long-list for the 2020 International Dylan Thomas Prize was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. The list was described as “a rich, international collection of young, experimental writers [...]

Under Milk Wood imagined by Gerhard Schneider

By |2020-08-10T11:27:49+01:00August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Germany based artist, Gerhard Schneider, has kindly given me permission to share some of his pictures based on my grandfather’s play for voices, Under Milk Wood. In August 2017, Gerhard wrote to me to express how much he enjoyed the stories and poems of Dylan Thomas. His favourite was Under Milk Wood that [...]

Love the Words 2020: Competition Results and Judges’ Comments

By |2020-05-14T07:49:57+01:00May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A huge thank you to everyone who entered this year’s Love the Words international poetry competition. As in previous years, there were many entries - just over 200 in total - from all ages around the world. We were pleased to read poems from the UK, US, Italy, India, Nigeria, Malta, the Philippines, Canada, [...]

Dylan Thomas: Lockdown inspiration

By |2020-05-12T13:16:19+01:00May 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

We've been delighted to see that Dylan Thomas has been the inspiration for some wonderful performances and creativity during our period of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and we thought we'd collect some to share on this page. A wonderful socially distanced excerpt from Under Milk Wood performed by alumni of the West [...]

Things To Do on International Dylan Thomas Day

By |2021-02-23T09:14:56+00:00May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On Friday May 14th we will be celebrating International Dylan Thomas Day, an annual day to celebrate the life and work of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, on the anniversary of the first stage production of his classic play for voices Under Milk Wood, that took place in New York in 1953. For [...]

Dylan Thomas Inspiration: International Dylan Thomas Day

By |2020-04-30T08:44:44+01:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

  Ahead of International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th we thought we'd share some of the thoughts of well-known figures from public life who have kindly shared with us their Dylan Thomas inspiration.  Click here to visit our International Dylan Thomas Day page               [...]

22 Things You Didn’t Know About Dylan Thomas

By |2020-04-17T07:46:45+01:00April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In the run up to International Dylan Thomas Day on Thursday May 14th we thought we'd share some lesser known facts about Dylan Thomas. 1 Dylan's lost poem In 1933 Dylan entered a BBC poetry competition. His poem "The Romantic Isle" was selected for broadcast, and read on air by Ian Sinclair Phail. This [...]

International Dylan Thomas Day & the COVID-19 outbreak

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

In two months time, on May 14th, we celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day. This is the sixth annual celebration of ‘Dylan Day’, which has now been firmly established on the arts calendar. Each year we encourage arts organisations and groups to stage events, as well as encouraging Dylan Thomas fans to celebrate in their [...]

A Year’s Turning: Dylan Thomas in 2019

By |2020-04-17T08:07:21+01:00January 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A look back at the news and developments of 2019 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy.Courtesy of www.dylanthomasnews.com January 2019 The 65th anniversary of the publication of Under Milk Wood was the catalyst for a collaboration between BBC History and the London based local writing and mentoring centre, Ministry of Stories. Young writers created Round [...]