A Dylan Odyssey

A Dylan Odyssey

2014 marked the centenary of the Welsh poet, author and legend Dylan Thomas and Literature Wales was there every step of the way with their unique literary tours programme – A Dylan Odyssey, which concluded on Saturday 22 November with an exploration of Dylan’s Oxford.

Literature Wales crafted a series of seventeen one-off extraordinary experiences which took people to the very heart of Dylan Thomas’ world - the vast seascapes, village tracks, urban greys, dusky moorlands, brimming meadows and lush parklands stretching from Greenwich Village to Laugharne, New Quay, Fitzrovia, Swansea, Oxford, Gower and Llanybri. Through the help of some of Wales’ best living artists - including comedian Griff Rhys Jones, author and scriptwriter Andrew Davies, actor Helen Griffin, National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, former archdruid T. James Jones, and writer Owen Sheers - we explored the richness of Welsh landscapes, hospitality, culture and gastronomy by boat, canoe, horse drawn carriage, bus, steam train, on foot and on horseback.

“We think the tour was superb and we have told so many people about it. It was well thought, considerate to the author's work and so informative about the author and his life.”

"It was a very special event. A superb guide, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Hannah's presence and anecdotes added a special dimension. Her son playing in' Dylan's park' was an 'unscripted' gem! Eating welsh cakes and drinking tea in the back parlour perfect . A very memorable day which I have shared with so many."

Pictures from all the tours are now available to view here or take a look at the slideshow below. 

For further information view the brochure here or contact Literature Wales on 029 2047 2266 / post@literaturewales.org.

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