Project Description

International Dylan Thomas Day, Welsh Dragon Bar, Wellington, New Zealand

  • Date:

    Friday May 14th

  • Welsh Dragon Bar
    10/12 Cambridge Terrace,
    Wellington 6011
    New Zealand

  • Welcome to Dylan Day, an international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, which will be held on 14th May, the date Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at 92Y The Poetry Center, New York in 1953.

    At The Welsh Dragon Bar, Wellington we shall be playing Dylan Thomas recordings during the evening, alongside plenty of printed material for you to read and discuss with your own groups. The Kitchen will be offering some traditional and hearty Welsh meals especially for the event.

    Cerys Matthews MBE, Welsh singer, songwriter, author and broadcaster says:
    “I’ve enjoyed celebrating Burns Night over the years and often wanted to celebrate Dylan Thomas in the same way – at last there is a date in the diary for Dylan Day. Why not raise a glass to this little great man every year on 14 May and enjoy the chance to savour the brilliance of his work by reading out excerpts and throwing a party, wherever you are!”

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