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Celebrations For International Dylan's Day 2015


On the inaugural "Dylan's Day", Thursday May 14th, chosen as it was the date “Under Milkwood “ was first performed in New York, we have a busy day lined up at the Boathouse.

Dictionary For Dylan

At 9.30am there is the launch of “Dictionary for Dylan”, the legacy from DT100, when the “pop-up” Writing Shed visited schools and venues all over Wales, England and even Ireland. People were invited  to contribute “special” words to create the Dictionary and this is it!! Emily Hinshelwood, the resident poet, will be presenting a copy of the Dictionary and certificates to all the schools who participated in the project.

While this is taking place, we are pleased to welcome Cheryl Beer once again, for a day of writing, music and inspiration. With her encouragement, everyone can find and express their creative nature.

Also during the day, local actor Mark Montinaro, will be performing pieces from his repertoire of Dylan’s writing, including “Holiday Memory” and “The Outing”. Performances are scheduled for 11am, 1pm and 3pm, but there might also be some extemporary moments of spontaneous Dylan, making for an exciting day!

Ceri Richards Exhibition Curated by Prof Tony Curtis

The late Welsh artist, Ceri Richards, was inspired by the work of Dylan Thomas, and actually met and discussed a collaboration with him shortly before his death. As a tribute to both artists, Prof Tony Curtis, Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of Glamorgan and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, has very kindly loaned the Boathouse a selection of pieces from his personal collection of Ceri Richards work, which are on exhibition until 7th July. Prof Curtis will be opening  the exhibition at 5.30pm, when he will be speaking about both artists.

As he says in his introduction to the exhibition,

”Sixty two years after their first and only meeting, this exhibition re-unites the two Swansea makers of dreams. Here they are again in Laugharne, under Sir John’s Hill, chasing the Green Metaphor, asserting that Death shall have no Dominion.”

Under Milkwood By Laugharne Players

Finally, the day will end with a performance of “Under Milkwood” by the Laugharne Players. In this latest production, Maggie James, director, says “This performance pays tribute to Dylan’s love of language and to the style of the original production. When the medium of radio was more common than that of television, this “play for voices” concentrated on creating pictures with words. Our hope is to do the same again, though with the Boathouse and the estuary as our backdrop, the audience will enjoy a visual feast as well.”

Tickets are available from the Boathouse at £7.50 each. Numbers are limited, so early booking is advised.



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