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A Year’s Turning: Dylan Thomas in 2019

A look back at the news and developments of 2019 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy.Courtesy of 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 About Candle Street, an East London reworking of Thomas’s classic. Watch the first chapter here. Under Milk Wood also featured in a BBC blog by Nerys Williams, [...]

Guest Blog: America, Aeronwy, & Me by Peter Thabit Jones

AMERICA, AERONWY, AND ME / DYLAN THOMAS TRIBUTE TOUR America, Aeronwy, and Me is a commemorative book of my tour with Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas, in 2008, when we embarked on the Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour of America for a busy six weeks of events. The tour involved a lot of travelling via planes and cars, waiting times at airports and leisure times, such as our day out together in Manhattan. The final event concluded with us [...]

Guest blog: Moonlight Theatre takes Under Milk Wood to Malta

I thought you might be interested to hear briefly how my Welsh drama company, Moonlight Theatre, got on during our tour to Malta last month with our new production of Under Milk Wood, directed by John Rhys Thomas of Swansea, who has taken his previous stagings of the play to New York, Harvard and Canada to great acclaim. We began in style with two sold-out performances at Insole Court in Llandaff, Cardiff before flying to Malta a few days [...]

A guest blog by David N. Thomas on the 80th. anniversary this September of the 1939 War Register

Llareggub and the 1939 War Register David. N. Thomas I’ve always found Llareggub’s maritime profile somewhat puzzling. On the one hand, it’s a schooner and harbour town, as Dylan put it, whose sailors have travelled the world. Captain Cat and his crew have been to Nantucket, San Francisco and more. Dylan tells us they have sailed the clippered seas, bringing back coconuts and parrots for their families. Rosie Probert’s poem “What seas did you see” says it all. Llareggub’s seafaring profile is reflected in some [...]

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 [...]

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