Discover Dylan Thomas blog2022-05-23T12:03:30+01:00

International Dylan Thomas Day photography competition 2022 winners & highlights

We'd like thank everyone for taking part in the photography competition for International Dylan Thomas Day 2022. We've really enjoyed looking through the wonderful and creative entries, and seeing how the contributors drew inspiration from Dylan Thomas. This year we've chosen three winners, with our three judges each selecting their own favourite. The judges are Dylan's granddaughter Hannah Ellis, Dylan's great-grandson Charlie, and Andrew Dally who looks after social media and the website for Discover Dylan Thomas. Hannah's choice [...]

Did you know? Dylan Thomas trivia

Next month, on Saturday May 14th, we celebrate the 8th annual International Dylan Thomas Day. A day to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dylan Thomas, held on the anniversary of the first ever cast performance of Under Milk Wood, which took place at the 92Y Poetry Center in New York in 1953. We thought it would be interesting to share some lesser known trivia about the great poet with you. "Fame, I'm gonna live forever!" This well-known [...]

The Essential Guide to Dylan Thomas’s Places 2022

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. Some locations may not have fully re-opened following Covid restrictions, [...]

Guest Blog: Dylan’s Sketch of Llareggub by David N Thomas

Dylan's Sketch of Llareggub © Dylan Thomas Estate and the National Library of Wales. The sketch can be viewed interactively online at the National Library at https://www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/modern-period/dylan-thomas-and-the-map-of-llareggub#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-126%2C-9%2C5675%2C4819 Some twenty years ago, the Dylan scholar, James Davies, wrote that “Thomas’s drawing of Llareggub is...based on New Quay.” There’s been very little dissent, if any, from this view. [1] Dylan had lived there, in Majoda, for nine months in 1944-1945 but his first known visits to New Quay had been in [...]

Love the Words Anthology for International Dylan Thomas Day 2021

We’re proud and pleased to share with you the ‘winners’ of the 2021 Love the Words poetry competition. This year, we decided to forego the competition element in favour of a grand and global poetry share, which means that everyone was a winner! We’ve included as many poems as we can, and for those who sent more than 10 poems, we’ve chosen a selection. In the end, we received over 200 poems, from a total of 20 countries, so we [...]

Drawings and doodles by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas now digitized

Drawings and doodles by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas now digitized By Jim Kuhn, Harry Ransom Center Dylan Thomas, “Dear Sir [illegible]” [self-portrait], ca. 1942. Pencil on paper, 25.4 x 20.3 cm. Dylan Thomas Art Collection (AR-00273), 68.6.8, Harry Ransom Center. © The Dylan Thomas Trust The Dylan Thomas Collection at the Harry Ransom Center is made up of a wide variety of material types, acquired at various times over the course of years of collecting. One aspect to the [...]

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Jack Black plays Dylan Thomas