Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Until Fri 22 Dec
When you imagine Dylan Thomas’ later life, it’s hard to see the humour and laughter of the young boy who attended Swansea Grammar School. This collection has been curated to show the humour of his work and make everyone laugh. It brings together pieces from the National Library of Wales alongside pieces from the Dylan Thomas Centre to create a collection of pieces that have never before been seen together.
It includes poems from his school days to his later prose writing, as well as many doodles and drawings, to show how much he enjoyed creating pieces for people to enjoy. For the first time ever, the collection will also display a spoof of Under Milk Wood written by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall for the BBC’s That Was the Week That Was.
As some of the pieces are taken from his earlier life, the collection has a feeling getting to know Dylan Thomas personally – as many of these pieces were never meant for public display. Some of the best pieces include drawings he did as a child at school, which look like many other drawings by children, but even at a young age his wit and humour shine through the simple drawings. This is also shown in his aptly named piece of prose, A Story, which as the title suggests is a funny and entertaining story.
Admission: free. Info: 017 9246 3980 / www.dylanthomas.com (EH)