About the event
Solva Harbour | 14 May | 5-8pm
Join MamGu Welshcakes and NTW TEAM for an afternoon of art and performance celebrating the life and work of Dylan Thomas. With poetry and storytelling performances from Phil Okwedy, Claire Ferguson-Walker, Angharad Tudor, and more.
Dylan Thomas Day is an international day to celebrate the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held each year on 14 May, the anniversary of the date when Under Milk Wood was first read on stage at The Poetry Centre, New York in 1953.
Alongside this event, we’re also running a poetry competition inspired by the theme of water.
Since ‘Dylan’ means ‘son of the sea’, and the poet was born in the seaside town of Swansea, later living on the estuary in Laugharne, we’re looking for poems that celebrate our seas, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Poems about water in every form, from waterfalls to fountains, bathtubs to drinking water, are welcome.
Judged by a panel from TEAM and Connor Allen (Children’s Laureate for Wales), there are prizes to be won…
For ages 11-16, the chosen poem and poet will win gifts from NTW and Mamgu’s Welshcakes, and be presented with an official certificate.
For age 16+, the chosen poem and poet will get their official certificate and 2 tickets to Solva Edge Festival!
Send your submissions to email@example.com by 20 May at 12pm.
We can’t wait to read your poems. Good luck!