The influence and reach of Dylan Thomas’ work is such that the original idea of celebrating 2014 attracted the attention of a large number of interested parties and an initial stakeholders meeting took place. Some of the key individuals and organisations, and their contact details, that have committed time and resources to date are listed below.
Patron – Clara Rael
In her roles as President of the Dylan Thomas Society, and Patron of Dylan Thomas 100, Hannah is currently ensuring that the centenary of her grandfather’s birth is used to both revitalise an appreciation of his work, and also to introduce the places that inspired him to new audiences. Working closely with the Welsh Government, Hannah is discussing possible educational ideas and initiatives in relation to the Dylan Thomas Centenary Festival. She also hopes that Dylan Thomas 100 will create opportunities for the richness of the Welsh culture and talent to be recognised and celebrated around the world.
Major Events Unit – Welsh Government
T: 0654 951 294
The Welsh Government is leading the co-ordination of activity in Wales to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas birth in 2014 with a high profile festival, “Dylan Thomas 100”. The intention is to work with partners to ensure the festival delivers educational, cultural and tourism benefits before, during and after 2014.
The Information Service
The Arts Council of Wales
T: 6064 319 006
As Wales’s official public body for the funding and development of the arts, we are proud to be supporting this important opportunity to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dylan Thomas.
T: 6199 349 990
British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trustbetween them worldwide. British Council is a member of the Welsh Government Steering Group for Dylan Thomas 100.
Carmarthenshire County Council
T: 3064 367 169
The Boathouse, the Writing Shed and Laugharne itself all provided inspiration to the work and life of Dylan Thomas. Carmarthenshire County Council is delighted to play a part in ensuring his legacy continues to contribute well into the future.
Kevin Upton, Strategic Manager – Culture, Tourism, Marketing and Events
City and County of Swansea
T: 01792 635 201
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea in 1914, and lived at 5, Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands until he was twenty. During this time, he wrote around two thirds of all his poetry as well as many short stories and numerous letters. He is celebrated and honoured by the public and private sector in Swansea in a number of ways including the permanent Exhibition at the Dylan Thomas Centre, the annual Dylan Thomas Festival, the Dylan Thomas Literary Prize and 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, which is in private ownership and which has been carefully restored to its 1914 condition.