Project Description

Birthday Celebration, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea

  • Date:

    Wednesday October 27th

  • Dylan Thomas Birthplace
    5 Cwmdonkin Drive,
    SA2 0RA


    Number Five Cwmdonkin Drive was not only the place where Dylan was born on the evening of 27th October in the front bedroom but where he lived for 23 years and wrote two thirds of his published work. His tiny bedroom has been described as the first Welsh Literary Heritage Site and attracts visitors from all over the world.

    For the celebration of his 107th birthday we are opening the house for free this Wednesday 27th October between 2.00pm and 4.30pm where we invite you to sample a slice of birthday cake, or a Welsh cake or even a Spam sandwich. But there’s a catch (wasn’t there always with Dylan?). We will expect you to tell a story, recite a poem or sing a song. And if you don’t we expect a small donation.

    Come along and see what we’ve been doing since lockdown. We are still to make an official opening of our bright new paintwork – all thanks to Carol Hughes of the Ted Hughes Estate and Clare Reihill and Judith Hooper of the T S Eliot Foundation as well as the little changes inside.

    Learn about our tours of Uplands and Cwmdonkin Park as well as Tea and Welsh cakes from the Florrie Thomas pantry – served in ‘proper china cups’!

    If you can’t get along then follow us through the day on Facebook.

    For the perfect ‘staycation’ why not spend a couple of nights at the Birthplace and explore Dylan’s Swansea, Mumbles and Gower. Follow Dylan’s stories to Rhossili, The Outing to Porthcawl or travel on the open top bus to Mumbles and take in a few of the pubs he frequented when a member of the Swansea Little Theatre

    All the details and times are on the website at and booking can be by phone – 01792 472555 or email to

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