Swansea: Dylan Thomas’ “Ugly Lovely Town”

Swansea, no longer a town but a city, is quite rightly proud of its most famous son Dylan Thomas who was born here 100 years ago on 27 October. To celebrate, a host of celebrities including Sir Ian McKellen gathered in Swansea’s Grand Theatre for a 36 hour reading marathon of work by this much loved poet. There’s a reference to Dylan around practically every “sea-town corner”, as well as a touch of New Zealand!

Swansea Marina

Swansea Marina

The Mumbles

The Mumbles

Dylan Thomas Theatre mural

Dylan Thomas Theatre mural

Mumbles Head and lighthouse

Mumbles Head and lighthouse

Dylan Thomas sculpture by John Doubleday

Dylan Thomas sculpture by John Doubleday

Back of Dylan Thomas Theatre

Back of Dylan Thomas Theatre

New Zealand Cabbage trees in Mumbles

New Zealand Cabbage trees in Mumbles

'Dylan Would Be Proud'

‘Dylan Would Be Proud’

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3 thoughts on “Swansea: Dylan Thomas’ “Ugly Lovely Town”

  1. inkposts says:

    There was also a whole day dedicated to him on Saturday during the Off the Shelf Festvial.

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