DANISH LINKS GROW
SWANSEA'S Danish connections will continue to grow this weekend.
Swans manager Michael Laudrup is already an adopted son, and fellow Danes, music group Eggs Laid By Tigers, are on their way to the city to perform their Dylan Thomas inspired songs as part of the Do Not Go Gentle Festival.
And joining them will be writers behind TV crime phenomenon The Killing.
David Hewson and Emma Kennedy appear at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Friday evening from as part of the 2013 Dylan Thomas Festival being organised by Swansea Council.
Hewson adapted the first and second series of the programme as novels and Kennedy, an actor, writer and TV presenter, is the author of 'The Killing Handbook'.
The TV programme, set in Copenhagen featuring Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (right), became an international hit after its first airing in 2007.
And the writers will be in the city to talk all about their involvement in hit programmes.
Nick Bradley, Swansea Council's cabinet member for regeneration said: "It's brilliant news that we've got writers of this calibre at the 2013 Dylan Thomas Festival. This programme has been extremely successful across the world and is one of a number of books and programmes that have put Scandinavia on the map as a hotbed of crime fiction over the last decade or so, with other examples including the Stieg Larsson trilogy that took the world by storm.
"Festivals like this further raise our profile as a city where culture is of the utmost importance."
The festival also features a Doctor Who Day, complete with Daleks, on Saturday, and a guided tour of Dylan's Swansea on Sunday, starting from the Dylan Thomas Centre and being led by the Fluellen Theatre Company, taking in Dylan Thomas Square, The Three Lamps, now The Office, and the site of the Kardomah and Castle Square before ending at the No Sign Wine Bar.