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Guest Blog – Under Milk Wood: A Play for Ears

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 quite useful. I’ve called an ambulance or two, rescued a postman who’d fallen down a coal hole and helped a few drunken neighbours to get [...]

Under Milk Wood imagined by Gerhard Schneider

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 he discovered after reading the German translation by Eric Fried. He described listening to the BBC recording of Under Milk Wood featuring Richard Burton, as [...]

Dylan Thomas at Home competition winners & highlights

I would like to start by thanking everyone who entered the Dylan At Home photography competition. The entries were fun, creative and thoughtful and it was a difficult process choosing a winner. The decision was mainly mine, however I did have a helping hand. I was able to undertake the difficult task of whittling down entries to the images below with the help of my dad Trefor, who is staying with us during lockdown, and my ten-year-old son Charlie. [...]

Love the Words 2020: Competition Results and Judges’ Comments

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, New Zealand, and South Africa. In the end, only 30 poems could make the final anthology, however, so judges Hannah Ellis and Mab Jones were [...]

Dylan Thomas: Lockdown inspiration

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 Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company. You might spot some familiar voices and faces. On #R4Today some of the BBC's best known voices will offer their favourite [...]

20 Things To Do on International Dylan Thomas Day

On Thursday 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 the past five years since the day was inaugurated in 2015 we've seen some wonderful events and celebrations to mark the day, and we hope [...]

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