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 [...]

Upcoming Dylan Thomas Events in Autumn

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It’s September and the school holidays are finished, August bank holiday is over and it’s time to go back to work but there are still things to look forward to if you are a Dylan Thomas fan.  Below is a list up upcoming events you can enjoy in the next few months. A Child’s Christmas [...]

Why novelists should read (and write) poetry.* Guest blog by Toni Fuhrman

By |2020-04-08T12:16:49+01:00August 13th, 2018|Guest Blog|

For a long period of my adult life, I paid little attention to poetry. Yes, it was a part of my growing up. My father loved to read and recite poetry. Yes, I studied it in college and grad school, as my degrees were in English literature. Yes, I taught English composition; therefore, I read [...]

Share A Quote to Celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th

By |2020-04-08T12:16:50+01:00May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This week, each day I will be sharing a series of interesting films, videos, recordings and poetry ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th. Andrew Dally has created a page of nearly thirty famous Dylan Thomas quotes including: poetry, broadcasts, a story, a screenplay, Under Milk wood and letters. [...]

Llansteffan Literary Festival: A weekend to remember!

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00June 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

From Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th June, the breathtakingly beautiful village of Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire, West Wales will open its doors to excited festival goers from far and wide. The writer and publisher Richard Davies has recently moved to the area and is encouraging lovers of words to come and discover the hidden literary secrets [...]

The Dylan Thomas ‘brand’: should a cultural icon be exploited to sell Wales?

By |2020-04-08T12:16:52+01:00February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Who is Dylan Thomas to you?   Is he a rebel? A ‘one-off' that sticks two fingers up to authority and does things his own way.   Is he the doomed poet? The wild-eyed and troubled bard knocking back shot after shot of whisky and intent on self-destruction? It's possible that you may recall him [...]

Land of my fathers? My fathers can keep it! : The complicated relationship between Dylan Thomas and Wales

By |2020-04-08T12:16:52+01:00November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last week our family was joined at Westminster Abbey by the Dylan Thomas Society to lay a wreath on my grandfather’s plaque and to mark sixty-three years since his death. Seeing him in Poet’s Corner surrounded by the likes of Lord Byron, George Eliot, DH Lawrence and Henry James reminds me of his high status [...]