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

Two Dwellings on the Road to Llareggub. Guest blog by David N. Thomas

First Dwelling: From Lady Cholmondeley to Jack the Donkeyman It was several months before I heard from Dai Cwc again. He chided me for ending my last blog in such a tantalising way. Who was this ‘distinguished son’ of Wales? Where exactly was his country home? And what did he or it have to do with Under Milk Wood? Well, the country home was in the village of St. Nicholas-at-Wade, on the Isle of Thanet, Kent. The distinguished son was [...]

The Love Club: An Ethnographic Poem for Dylan Day

This year, International Dylan Thomas Day invited people around the world to help create the world's longest love poem, via an initiative called Love the Words. At 3793 words, we are pleased to say that this literary feat has been achieved. You can read the final poem, collated by Hannah Ellis and Mab Jones, below. Many thanks to those who contributed. Love is positive and negative, Love is pink and black, Love’s lovely, when you're coddled in it, Love’s awful, [...]

Daughters of Dylan by Rufus Mufasa

Every day this week I will be sharing a series of interesting films, videos and recordings ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th. The recording by Rufus Mufasa of her song Daughters of Dylan that will be available from May 14th for two weeks. She explains below how Dylan Thomas has inspired her work.   Dylan Thomas is always there! He’s on my shelves. In my speakers. He was there in the trenches of [...]

Recording of Cor Llunsain Choir – London’s only Welsh female choir – singing Eli Jenkin’s Prayer from Under Milk Wood.

 Every day this week I will be sharing a series of interesting films, videos and recordings ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th. Cor Llunsain Choir, London’s only Welsh female choir The choir have recorded a new arrangement for female voices of Dylan Thomas’s Eli Jenkin’s Prayer from Under Milk Wood.  The adaptation was created by Ilid Anne Jones especially for International Dylan Thomas Day.  It was recorded at The Borough Welsh Congregational Chapel in Southwark. It [...]

Animated Version of The Hunchback in the Park with Michael Sheen

This week, each day I will be sharing a series of interesting films, videos, recordings and poetry ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th. The Hunchback in the Park This unique short animation of Dylan Thomas’s poem ‘The Hunchback in the Park’ is performed by Michael Sheen. It was produced and directed by Aardman for the centenary year of the poet’s birth and includes music from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. It will [...]

Cutting up the prologue of Under Milk Wood

Every day this week I will be sharing a series of interesting films, videos and recordings ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th. Cut-up Poetry On International Dylan Thomas Day 2017,  the Love the Words competition asked young people aged 7-25, anywhere in the world, to 'cut up' the first few paragraphs of Dylan's Under Milk Wood and use these to create their own visual verse which were then shared on Twitter. Cut-up poetry [...]

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Gareth Bale & Dylan Thomas

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Jack Black plays Dylan Thomas