DRAFT International Dylan Thomas Day photography competition 2023 winners & highlights

By |2023-05-15T14:27:24+01:00May 15th, 2023|Draft|

We'd like thank everyone for taking part in the photography and artwork competition for International Dylan Thomas Day 2023. We've really enjoyed looking through the wonderful and creative entries, and seeing how the contributors drew inspiration from Dylan Thomas and Under Milk Wood. Winner (to be confirmed) Some of the highlights https://twitter.com/IMMAGINEPOESIA/status/1657666851365691393 https://twitter.com/bridgetjanejone/status/1657651046557032449 https://twitter.com/ActisGianpiero/status/1657628083736682502 [...]

The Essential Guide to Dylan Thomas’s Places 2023

By |2023-04-25T07:50:29+01:00April 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

22 Things You Didn’t Know About Dylan Thomas

By |2023-04-03T11:31:06+01:00April 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

In the run up to International Dylan Thomas Day on Sunday 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 [...]

Meeting the Queen: A Reminiscence from the Llangollen Eisteddfod 1953

By |2022-09-13T14:46:21+01:00September 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|

In light of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we thought we’d share a recollection by Dylan Thomas’s daughter Aeronwy, of her family’s encounter with the Queen at the Llangollen Eisteddfod in 1953. Dylan Thomas had been commissioned by the BBC to write a radio broadcast about the International Eisteddfod, and he was [...]

Guest Blog: Under The Raging Moon (One Night with Dylan Thomas in Greenwich Village) by Peter Thabit Jones

By |2022-09-06T15:45:24+01:00September 6th, 2022|Guest Blog|

We are delighted to welcome a guest blog from poet Peter Thabit Jones talking about his new book, Under The Raging Moon (One Night with Dylan Thomas in Greenwich Village, New York) W. B. Yeats, of course, said “the poet never speaks directly as to someone at the breakfast table, there is always a [...]

International Dylan Thomas Day photography competition 2022 winners & highlights

By |2022-06-16T07:14:24+01:00May 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

We'd like thank everyone for taking part in the photography competition for International Dylan Thomas Day 2022. We've really enjoyed looking through the wonderful and creative entries, and seeing how the contributors drew inspiration from Dylan Thomas. This year we've chosen three winners, with our three judges each selecting their own favourite. The judges [...]

Did you know? Dylan Thomas trivia

By |2022-04-26T07:44:29+01:00April 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Next month, on Saturday May 14th, we celebrate the 8th annual International Dylan Thomas Day. A day to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dylan Thomas, held on the anniversary of the first ever cast performance of Under Milk Wood, which took place at the 92Y Poetry Center in New York in 1953. [...]

The Essential Guide to Dylan Thomas’s Places 2022

By |2022-04-19T11:43:30+01:00April 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Guest Blog: Dylan’s Sketch of Llareggub by David N Thomas

By |2021-09-18T13:29:05+01:00July 26th, 2021|Guest Blog|

Dylan's Sketch of Llareggub © Dylan Thomas Estate and the National Library of Wales. The sketch can be viewed interactively online at the National Library at https://www.library.wales/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/modern-period/dylan-thomas-and-the-map-of-llareggub#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-126%2C-9%2C5675%2C4819 Some twenty years ago, the Dylan scholar, James Davies, wrote that “Thomas’s drawing of Llareggub is...based on New Quay.” There’s been very little dissent, if any, from [...]

Love the Words Anthology for International Dylan Thomas Day 2021

By |2021-05-14T06:27:44+01:00May 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

We’re proud and pleased to share with you the ‘winners’ of the 2021 Love the Words poetry competition. This year, we decided to forego the competition element in favour of a grand and global poetry share, which means that everyone was a winner! We’ve included as many poems as we can, and for those who [...]