A Third Dwelling on the Road to Llareggub. Guest blog by David N Thomas

By |2020-04-08T12:16:49+01:00August 9th, 2018|Guest Blog|

Dylan Thomas’ Lancashire Loves: Tripe and Onions and T. Thompson I recently received an email from a pianist in Illinois, who was researching her family tree, having being told she might be related to Dylan Thomas. Her great-grandparents had come from Carmarthenshire but her grandmother had been born in Liverpool, so she wanted to know [...]

The Colour of Saying: a film created by Anthony Shapland and Richard James

By |2020-04-08T12:16:49+01:00May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Each day this week I will be sharing a series of interesting films, videos and recordings ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ to celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th.  This film, The Colour of Saying, will be available from Tuesday 8th May for two weeks. During 2013 Musician and song-writer Richard James (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci) [...]

My Dylan Thomas highlights from 2017

By |2020-04-08T12:16:50+01:00December 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

I have put together some of my favourite events from 2017 and have looked back at how Dylan's places have honoured him.  I also remember people we have lost and those who continue to do great work promoting Dylan Thomas.  You can find out more information at Dylan Thomas News and on the Events and [...]

“I’m Just a Voice on Wheels”: Did the expectations to be the ‘great poet’ lead to the early death of Dylan Thomas?

By |2020-04-08T12:16:51+01:00June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In a follow up to my blog - Like Eggs Laid By Tigers: How Dylan Thomas's Language Filled Early Years Shaped his Poetry - below is a biography of Dylan's later life from 1939 until his death in November 1953. Dylan Thomas’s life – 1939-1953 By 1939, Dylan had become a father for the first time and [...]

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 [...]

Keep Calm and Have a Cwtch: Why, even though I was born in England, I think of myself as Welsh.

By |2020-04-08T12:16:52+01:00February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You’re at a work colleague’s wedding reception and there are the few odd faces you know, but, in general, they are all strangers. Sitting around the large circular table, and after the awkward introductions, and the polite descriptions about how you know the bride and groom, the person to your left turns to you and [...]

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 [...]

Discover Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood

By |2020-04-08T12:16:53+01:00September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last week marked sixty years since Under Milk Wood opened in the New Theatre in London’s West End. This original piece captivated and amazed (or shocked– dependent on the audience) the crowds, in equal measure. Many regard Dylan’s ‘play for voices', as his ‘pièce de résistance’. It was finished - well, in as much as [...]