At home with Dylan Thomas in Swansea

 

Dyls Desk

The Dylan Thomas 100 festival continues apace.

I’ve been busy guest blogging for both the official DT 100 website and writing pieces for the Daily Telegraph‘s DT 100 microsite in association with Visit Wales – more of this in a forthcoming post.

The latest post for the former is about a recent journey in Dylan’s footsteps, tracing the early years in Swansea to Cwmdonkin Drive, where he lived as a boy, and the Kardomah Coffee Shop, where he cut his artistic teeth as a young man.

I even spent an afternoon poking around his old bedroom [pictured above], which has been lovingly restored to its shambolic 1934-era glory.

It’s like tour guide Matt Hughes told me over mugs of tea by Dylan’s old writing desk:

“Laugharne has The Boathouse, New Quay has the Apple House but Swansea has Cwmdonkin Drive.”

Read the latest blog post, Return Journey.

Or check out some of my previous posts at the DT 100 blog.

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