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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Oh Make Me A Mask : Dylan Thomas in 2020

By |2021-02-02T14:36:42+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

A look back at the news and developments of 2020 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy. Courtesy of © Benjamin Harvey January 2020 The long-list for the 2020 International Dylan Thomas Prize was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. The list was described as “a rich, international collection of young, experimental writers [...]

Guest Blog – Under Milk Wood: A Play for Ears

By |2020-10-13T16:57:51+01:00October 13th, 2020|Guest Blog|

Under Milk Wood: A Play for Ears Some reflections on T. Rowland Hughes, Philip Burton and Dylan Thomas David N. Thomas     First published in New Welsh Review, May 2020 Wherever I’ve lived, in town or country, I’ve always enjoyed standing at my front window watching my local world go by, and often it’s proved [...]

Under Milk Wood imagined by Gerhard Schneider

By |2020-08-10T11:27:49+01:00August 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Germany based artist, Gerhard Schneider, has kindly given me permission to share some of his pictures based on my grandfather’s play for voices, Under Milk Wood. In August 2017, Gerhard wrote to me to express how much he enjoyed the stories and poems of Dylan Thomas. His favourite was Under Milk Wood that [...]

Things To Do on International Dylan Thomas Day

By |2021-02-23T09:14:56+00:00May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

On Friday May 14th we will be celebrating International Dylan Thomas Day, an annual day to celebrate the life and work of the great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, on the anniversary of the first stage production of his classic play for voices Under Milk Wood, that took place in New York in 1953. For [...]

A Year’s Turning: Dylan Thomas in 2019

By |2020-04-17T08:07:21+01:00January 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A look back at the news and developments of 2019 in the world of Dylan Thomas and his legacy.Courtesy of January 2019 The 65th anniversary of the publication of Under Milk Wood was the catalyst for a collaboration between BBC History and the London based local writing and mentoring centre, Ministry of Stories. Young writers created Round [...]

Guest blog: Moonlight Theatre takes Under Milk Wood to Malta

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00November 27th, 2019|Guest Blog|

I thought you might be interested to hear briefly how my Welsh drama company, Moonlight Theatre, got on during our tour to Malta last month with our new production of Under Milk Wood, directed by John Rhys Thomas of Swansea, who has taken his previous stagings of the play to New York, Harvard and [...]

Winter 2018/2019 News Round-up: Guest Blog from Dylan Thomas News

By |2020-04-08T12:16:46+01:00February 19th, 2019|Guest Blog|

Thanks to www.dylanthomasnews for sharing their latest news round-up. Welcome to the winter 2018/2019 Dylan Thomas news round-up. Fern Hill Memorial Stone © Geoff Haden / Dylan Thomas Society The newly restored Dylan Thomas memorial stone in Cwmdonkin Park was unveiled by artist Glenys Cour on November 9th, the 65th anniversary of Dylan’s death. The stone, which is inscribed [...]

Fasting for a Dead Poet: The Death of Dylan Thomas

By |2018-10-30T16:08:51+00:00October 30th, 2018|Guest Blog|

November 9th 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas. His death, in New York, at the age of 39, led to an outpouring of tributes from around the world, some of which we share with you here. ¶I was working in my room at Yale when a student came in, weeping [...]