Cwmdonkin Park reopened after a £1.39m refurbishment
A Victorian park made famous by poet Dylan Thomas has been officially reopened in Swansea following a £1.39m refurbishment.
The work at Cwmdonkin Park, on the doorstep of the poet’s childhood home, has been completed in time for the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas’s birth next year.
An event celebrating the parks reopening was held yesterday.
The event saw an Under Milk Wood performance from children at Dylan Thomas Community School, poetry workshops, tennis and magic shows, along with up of 20 stalls selling food, drink, art, crafts, clothes and bric-a-brac.
In the evening a live concert was held including UK Filmharmonic Orchestra and Phantom of the Opera star Peter Karrie.
Nick Bradley, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: “The refurbishment of Cwmdonkin Park in time for the 100th anniversary of Dylan’s birth will help celebrate our city’s strong links with the world-famous poet. It’s an especially apt location because of its closeness to Dylan’s childhood home and we know he drew inspiration from the park for some of his works.
“The park promises to be a centrepiece of activities to mark the centenary next year when the eyes of the literary world will be on Swansea Bay.”