Dylan Thomas Festival to start this weekend
The fifteenth annual Dylan Thomas Festival is to start at the Dylan Thomas Centre this Saturday and continue until 9 November.
The 2012 Festival is headlined by the Stan Tracey Quartet on Saturday 27 October where they will be performing their acclaimed interpretation of Dylan’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales.
Legendary Irish poet Paul Durcan gives one of his mesmerising readings on Friday 2 November while Sports journalist and TV pundit Graham Hunter discusses FC Barcelona and Swansea FC on Saturday 3 November.
Other highlights include launches from Menna Elfyn and Nigel Jenkins, and events focusing on Dylan Thomas’ contemporaries, Brenda Chamberlain and Keidrych Rhys.
There’s new drama from Liz Wride, a film on artist David Jones and talks from David Boucher and Mark Davies.
The festival will also celebrate short stories with Roshi Fernando, Kevin Barry, Jon Gower, and shortlisted writers from the Edge Hill Prize, and the festival finishes with music from acclaimed folk band Fernhill.
Jo Furber Swansea Council’s Literature Officer said "The Dylan Thomas Festival celebrates arts and entertainment including music, theatre, art and prose. We are thrilled to welcome our impressive range of talented guests to the 2012 Festival.
“We expect to attract visitors from across Britain, and as far a field as the USA and Australia”.
Ticket details, online booking and more information is available at http://www.dylanthomas.com or contact 01792 463980.