Dylan festival set to inspire a generation
A NEW festival is aiming to deliver the work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to a new generation of Swansea people this November.
Do Not Go Gentle is said by organisers to have the full support of his grand-daughter Hannah Ellis, and will be delivered in venues around the city.
Conceived as a festival Dylan might have liked, the "eclectic mix of literature, music, comedy and visual art brings together established artists and up-and-coming talent" according to organisers.
The Do Not Go Gentle festival will be held on November 3 and 4.
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The line up includes the world famous Dunvant Male Choir performing the Reverend Eli Jenkins Prayer from Under Milk Wood, inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize winner Rachel Trezise, eccentric Scottish funnyman Phil Kay, award-winning Welsh poets Rhian Edwards and Mab Jones, and BAFTA Cymru-winning actress Helen Griffin, who will perform her acclaimed 'Caitlin'.
Other highlights include best selling Irish author Jackie Hayden, singer-songwriter Peter Bruntnell — described by Rolling Stone as "one of Britain's best kept musical secrets" and up-and-coming Welsh acts Greta Isaac, Chailo Sim, Trwbador and The Gentle Good.
There will also be a local produce market.