The Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea
With the Dylan Thomas Centre as its hub, Festival highlights include the launch of a new centenary commission from Gillian Clarke, a reading from Roger McGough, and a day packed with talks, events, special guests, and Daleks to celebrate Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary. We will present an evening on the fantastically popular Danish drama, The Killing, featuring crime and mystery novelist David Hewson and actor, writer and television presenter Emma Kennedy, author of The Killing Handbook. Fluellen Theatre Co will preview their new production of Dylan’s Rebecca’s Daughters and there will be a special evening of readings from Dylan’s work in his old local, The Uplands Tavern. Rob Gittins will explore Dylan’s time in New York, and there will be poetry from Singapore and Wales, as we present a reading from Kirpal Singh and Ivy Alvarez. Also confirmed are appearances from leading writers Tishani Doshi, Cynan Jones and Mario Petrucci.
We also welcome the Guardian Football Weekly Podcast - come and join James Richardson, Barry Glendenning and others as they record their show at the Dylan Thomas Centre. The panel will bring you puns and punditry as they tackle the first South Wales Derby in the Barclays Premier League.
And do not miss a special event when the Festival and Bluestocking Lounge join forces to present ‘Wordy Shapes of Women’:a night where burlesque collides with Dylan Thomas’ poetry, and preceded by a free creative writing workshop led by performer and poet Primrose Proper.