Project Description

Under Milk Wood with Cerys Matthews, The British Library, London

  • Date:

    Saturday December 3rd

  • Entrance Hall
    The British Library
    96 Euston Road
    NW1 2DB

  • Cerys Matthews brings Dylan Thomas’s beloved classic to life.

    This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

    The online version of this event will be live captioned.

    Join Cerys Matthews as she revisits Dylan Thomas’s beloved characters, Captain Cat, Rosie Probert, Organ Morgan, Myfanwy, Nogood Boyo and other characters who live in Llaregubb, for 24 hours in the fictional seaside village of Under Milk Wood.

    To celebrate the publication of a new illustrated retelling of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood adapted by Cerys and Illustrated by Kate Evans, we invite you to an afternoon of conversation and storytelling for all ages who are young at heart.

    We are not wholly bad or good
    Who live our lives Under Milk Wood
    And thou, I know will be the first
    To see our best side, not our worst.

    Cerys Matthews is a musician, author and broadcaster who hosts and programmes award-winning radio shows across BBC 6, 2 and 4. Her previous releases include children books: Tales from the Deep and Gelert, and folk cook book Where the Wild Cooks Go plus the singalong and Sunday Times best seller; Hook, Line and Singer. Cerys has composed music for Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas and poetry including Fern Hill and Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, which were made into a ballet, and her musical take on A Child’s Christmas in Wales is currently being made into a musical in America. Her uncle, Colin Edwards amassed the most substantive collection of interviews in the 1960s for the Dylan Thomas archive. Cerys Matthews is patron of the Dylan Thomas Society and Ballet Cymru.

    If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. We are committed to the safety of our event bookers.

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