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Dylan Thomas 100

Had he still been alive Dylan Thomas would have been 100 this year!

Laugharne is celebrating his birth and getting involved in the worldwide festival.

Dylan Thomas Laugharne

Old Oak Barn is offering short breaks throughout the year for visitors and fans who want to stay near Laugharne in 2014!

What is Dylan Thomas 100?

Many original and high profile events are planned across the world but especially in Laugharne, Swansea, New Quay, London, Oxford and New York this centenary year. They will all mark the anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas – Dylan Thomas 100.

Funding has been generously given to support these events from many sources too numerous to mention.  One purpose of Dylan Thomas 100 is to raise awareness of his great writings among young people especially. The unique way in which Dylan Thomas observed the lives of those around him and recorded his interpretations of the world he lived in and the places he stayed in are passionately reflected in his writings – this is what makes him special.

Dylan Thomas spent about 4 years of his later life in Laugharne and it was during this time he was very productive with his writing. There are still today several people still living in the little West Wales village who remember him well.

Laugharen

Patron of Dylan Thomas 100

HRH The Prince of Wales is an enthusiastic and interested patron of Dylan Thomas 100. He visited Laugharne last year and toured the village including a pit stop at The Browns! You can listen to his reading of Fern Hill here!

Ambassadors of the Festival

Hosts of famous people are playing a part in being Ambassadors for the event and include writers, musicians, artists, actors and politicians. Cerys Matthews, Karl Jenkins, Michael Sheen, Carol Ann Duffy, Roger McGough, ROb Brydon, Sir Peter Blake and Rhodri Thomas to name but a few.

Please download the brochure here for latest information!   Dylan Thomas Website.

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