Write stuff going on at Dylan home for Poetry Day
AS one of the country's greatest ever poets, it is perhaps only right his home is being used to mark National Poetry Day.
And the house where Dylan Thomas grew up on Cwmdonkin Drive, and where he wrote much of his work, will open its doors later this week, for a celebration of his work.
On Thursday afternoon, people are invited to drop in and read some of their favourite poems by Dylan, as well as other poets.
And then in the evening, the home will welcome professional performers, including poet and comedian Clare Ferguson Walker, folk group The Rag Foundation and singer Sarah Passmore.
Geoff Haden, who helped oversee the refurbishment of the property, said: "Dylan used to read his poetry in the bath which must have helped develop his unique style.
"We won't be encouraging that but people can come along and read to everyone or perhaps just to themselves in Dylan's tiny bedroom."
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The evening event is run in conjunction with the forthcoming Do Not Go Gentle festival, which is based at venues around the Uplands, and takes place between November 1 and 3.
Headliners this year are set to include comedian and musician John Hegley, eccentric Scottish funnyman Phil Kay, director Andrew Sinclair introducing his classic 1972 film version of Under Milk Wood and Bafta Cymru winning actress Helen Griffin with her Edinburgh hit show based on troubled Llanelli-born star Rachel Roberts.
Another appearing at Cwmdonkin Drive on Thursdday is poet, author and Parthian book editor Susie Wild, singer/songwriter Tony Webb and members of Swansea-based HOWL poetry group.
Mr Haden added: "Clare Ferguson Walker received rave revues when she supported Phil Jupitus at the Edinburgh Fringe and is definitely a comedian to watch.
"I'm also looking forward to hearing some Dylan related poetry from HOWL who are a local poetry group who meet regularly at Mozart's."