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22 Things You Didn’t Know About Dylan Thomas

In the run up to International Dylan Thomas Day on Thursday May 14th we thought we'd share some lesser known facts about Dylan Thomas. 1 Dylan's lost poem In 1933 Dylan entered a BBC poetry competition. His poem "The Romantic Isle" was selected for broadcast, and read on air by Ian Sinclair Phail. This was the first time Dylan's work appeared on the BBC. Sadly no copy of the poem is known to exist. 2 Dylan the athlete In [...]

International Dylan Thomas Day & the COVID-19 outbreak

In two months time, on May 14th, we celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day. This is the sixth annual celebration of ‘Dylan Day’, which has now been firmly established on the arts calendar. Each year we encourage arts organisations and groups to stage events, as well as encouraging Dylan Thomas fans to celebrate in their own ways, particularly on social media. We are all facing very worrying and challenging times at the moment; concern about the health of our family, [...]

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 [...]

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