All over Wales, around the UK and indeed, all over the world, performers, poets and storytellers are gearing up to offer you their words in celebration of:
#DyddDylan #DylanDay supported by LITERATURE WALES
If you are in Cardiff on May 14 2016 maybe you can make it along to some or all of the events happening, including the one I am organising and hosting: MEGAVERSE on Level 5 of Cardiff Library HUB THIS EVENT IS FREE!
More details (and pics from previous MEGAVERSE events) can be found below, but first, a brief round up of the International Dylan Thomas Day events in Cardiff:
12pm – 2pm: Dylan Thomas Cut Up Workshop on LEVEL 5, Cardiff Central Library HUB
In this free workshop, happening on level 5, Cardiff Central Library HUB 12.00-2.00pm we’ll be taking classic Dylan Thomas’ works and dissecting and reworking them into new, original creations. Using various cut-up techniques implemented by people such as William Burroughs and David Bowie, we will combine your personal work with that of the great Welsh bard. Bring along your favourite Dylan Thomas pieces as well as your own writing and we will try to gain dominion over Milkwood. Tools provided in workshop. Hosted by Renn Hubbuck-Melly. Free
3-5pm…Megaverse on Level 5 0f Cardiff Central Library
An eclectic bill of local (and not so local) poets performing work inspired by their own relationship with Dylan Thomas. Also featuring former Bardd Plant Cymru, Aneirin Karadog, who will perform excerpts from hip hop production Dylan Live in Welsh and English and other pieces including something brand new, written just for this event. Hosted by Will Ford, with Penarth based Artist Pauline Williams recording the event and readers on her sketchpad. PLUS..STOP THE PRESS!!! clare e potter and Rufus Mufasa will proudly deliver the first ever reading of DYLAN’S GREAT POEM
This event is Free! THE DYLAN THOMAS CUT UP WORKSHOP AND MEGAVERSE CAN BOTH BE FOUND IN THE CREATIVE SUITE, CARDIFF CENTRAL LIBRARY, LEVEL 5
6pm…Under Milk Wood, Chapter Arts Centre
Theatr Silures present their production of the famous ‘play for voices’. Tickets available from the box office: 02920304400
International Dylan Thomas Day …MEGAVERSE at Cardiff Central Library HUB, Level 5
THIS FREE EVENT WILL START, ON THE DOT OF 3PM, SO PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS BY THEN, ONE FULL HOUR BEFORE FOUR, FULL OF ANTICIPATION FOR WORDS OF WIT AND LOVE AND MORE!
THIS FREE EVENT WILL START, ON THE DOT OF 3PM, SO PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS BY THEN, ONE HOUR BEFORE FOUR, FULL OF ANTICIPATION FOR WORDS OF WIT AND LOVE AND MORE!
Supported by LITERATURE WALES as part of the celebrations for INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY…Featuring a special performance in Welsh and English by former Bardd Plant ANEIRIN KARADOG…The FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE of the third DYLAN’S GREAT POEM, with worldwide contributions edited into the final piece by clare e. potter and Rufus Mufasa, who will be the ones to share the results of this worldwide collaboration…PLUS Penarth based artist PAULINE WILLIAMS will be in attendance, sketchbook in hand, to record the event in her signature style!
JOIN US TO SEE OVER A DOZEN TALENTED PERFORMERS AT THIS FREE EVENT!!!
JOIN US on LEVEL 5 of Cardiff Library HUB from 3-5pm, as MEGAVERSE presents a parade of poets prepared to pitter their patter, chitter their chatter, weave their verbal dreamworlds into patterns of audible matter, before your very ears!
JOIN US, to see and hear performance poets local and not so local deliver sets featuring words inspired by Dylan Thomas, written specially for this occasion as well as a taster of their own individual ranges of verse!
JOIN US as Feature Performer former Bardd Plant ANEIRIN KARADOG gives us an extended set to kick the event off in style, featuring rapping in Welsh and English and a BRAND NEW PIECE written specially for the occasion followed by…
A first ever live reading of the third DYLAN’S GREAT POEM, created via this competition designed to inspire the imagination of poets between the ages of 7 and 25:
Competition Judges and DYLAN’s GREAT POEM editors claire e. potter and Rufus Mufasa will perform the poem that is the result of this process, which attracted entries from within Wales, the wider UK and from countries in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, making this work a truly international collaboration for International Dylan Thomas Day 2016!
clare e. potter teaches creative writing at Cardiff University. She’s published poetry, prose and non-fiction. She works on collaborative community projects and Llwyn Celyn’s poet-in-residence.
Rufus Mufasa is a lyricist, performance art poet and hip hop educator, heavily influenced by Dylan Thomas’ beat poetry. Rufus is a fellow of Barbican London and an activist for community development and social justice through instilling passion for language and literature.
JOIN US as the OPEN MIC segment opens the floor for a few contributions on the day from those inspired to share their syllables!
Basically, JOIN US! for a two hour poetic extravaganza!
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#DyddDylan #DylanDay supported by LITERATURE WALES