Discover Dylan Thomas blog 2018-03-04T17:44:02+00:00

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

  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 in 'Clown in the Moon' during the Dylan Thomas Centenary in 2014 This actor performs as Dylan in 'Return Journey', a stage production originally directed [...]

The Essential Guide to Dylan Thomas’s Places

International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th would be a great time to visit a location associated with Wales' best known writer, so we've come up with the essential guide to the places associated with the great poet. Dylan Thomas is famous for his connections to Swansea and Laugharne, but as you will see there are locations further afield that played an important part in his life and work. Wales Swansea Dylan Thomas was born in the Uplands district of [...]

Dylan Thomas in South Leigh: A Life on and off the Rails

Fairford station, departing for Witney, South Leigh and Oxford. Dylan Thomas in South Leigh: A Life on and off the Rails David N. Thomas I first went to the Mason Arms in South Leigh in the late 1960s, driven there from Oxford by Louis Goodwill Nchindo (read his Wiki page, if you’re interested in diamond dealers). A mutual friend reminded me we had also hitched to the pub with Howard Marks (read his Wiki page, if you’re interested [...]

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

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 with lines from Dylan’s Fern Hill, was designed by Dylan’s friend, the sculptor Ronald Cour, and was first unveiled on the tenth anniversary of Dylan’s [...]

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

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 pleasant buoyancy of spirit… I wasted no time in finishing my toilet and sauntering leisurely down to the pier-head, from which coign of vantage a [...]

Paul Ferris 1929-2018

We’re sorry to learn of the death of the writer and biographer Paul Ferris, at the age of 89. His 1977 biography of Dylan Thomas has been the standard work for many years and will have introduced many of us to the colourful life behind Dylan’s writing. In the introduction to his biography of Thomas, Ferris wrote, My private reason for wanting to write about him is that I was born in a suburb of Swansea, fifteen years after Thomas [...]

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Jack Black plays Dylan Thomas