PLACES CONNECTED TO DYLAN THOMAS

IN 2014, THE LOCATIONS SYNONYMOUS WITH DYLAN THOMAS WERE VISITED BY LOVERS OF HIS WORK FROM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

In Swansea, the Dylan Thomas Birthplace, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive and the Dylan Thomas Centre received record numbers of visitors as did  Carmarthenshire with its many Dylan Thomas trails featuring Laugharne with the Boathouse and Writing Shed and the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk . In Ceredigion, many people enjoyed New Quay and his connections locally as well as exploring the trail that runs through that part of Ceredigion.

Further afield, Fitzrovia in London saw a festival celebrating the Poet’s London connections and in New York there were many events and a walking tour re-launched with its own app, to guide visitors to famous landmarks such as the 92Y and the White Horse Tavern.

2014 was also notable for the fact that this was the year that one of these Dylan Thomas “places” took to the road! The touring replica Writing Shed delighted people at festivals such as Hay, at schools and at events throughout the UK and even crossed the Irish Sea to visit the Mountain to Sea Book Festival in Dún Laoghaire.