Professor M. Wynn Thomas and Dr Kirsti Bohata, both of Swansea University, round off Literature Wales's 'Dylan Thomas's Swansea Uplands' tour, with a lecture on why growing up in early twentieth century Swansea resulted in so many outstanding writers.
Details of this Literature Wales event are as follows:
Dylan Thomas’ Swansea Uplands, the Boy & the Young Dog
Saturday 12 July
Times: Full tour - 2.00 pm – 7.30 pm; Lecture only – 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Start / Finish point: Full tour - Dylan Thomas House, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea, SA2 0RA;
Lecture only – National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3RD
Ticket price: Full Tour - £17 (£15); Lecture only - £8 (£7)
The Swansea Uplands are truly Dylan Thomas country, and survived the 1941 Swansea Blitz mostly intact. Join author, poet, historian and Thomas biographer Phil Carradice and Thomas’s granddaughter Hannah Ellis on a no-holds-barred walk around his childhood and early career haunts, from his birthplace at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, to his old schools, friends’ homes, an early radio recording studio, and an ice-cream in the eponymous Cwmdonkin Park.
The day will end with a trip to the National Waterfront Museum and its Dylan Thomas gallery trail, after which Professor M. Wynn Thomas and Dr Kirsti Bohata will join us to address why growing up in early twentieth century Swansea resulted in so many outstanding writers. If you wish, you can join us at the National Waterfront Museum for the lecture only.
In partnership with the Amgueddfa Cymru /National Museum of Wales, Swansea Council and 5 Cwmdonkin Drive.
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