Do Not Go Gentle Festival: A festival Dylan Thomas might have liked in Swansea’s cosy and atmospheric venues.

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

From Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th November, Dylan Thomas's home town will be welcoming festivalgoers for the annual Do Not Go Gentle Festival, which is now in its sixth year.  The location is changing from the Uplands part of Swansea to the city centre but the warm and lively atmosphere remains the same, as does the high [...]

“I never thought them to be imitations but rather wonderfully original things, like eggs laid by tigers”: How Dylan Thomas’s language filled early years shaped his poetry.

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00May 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I was recently asked by one of Dylan Thomas’s literary agents to provide her with a Dylan Thomas biography that she could share with organisations and individuals that were interested in performing Dylan’s work. Below is my first attempt at condensing the first twenty-five years of his life (the second part is next week) which [...]

School days: the happiest days of our lives?

By |2020-04-08T12:16:53+01:00September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As I tentatively, after a number of years away, poke my toes back into the shark-infested waters of the teaching world and start some private tuition next week, I’m surrounded by what feels like hundreds of documents from the new national curriculum – it focuses on a more ‘traditional’ approach apparently. As I update myself [...]