Posted - 13-12-2014


“And now gentlemen, like your manners, I must leave you.”

With Dylan Thomas’ centenary year coming to an end, will we be waving farewell to Dylan? Will he return to a dusty shelf until the next anniversary?

Last week it was announced that May 14th would from 2015 onwards be Dylan Day. A large number of books have been written, films scripted, works of art created and music composed to honour the great Welsh writer. A brand new exhibition has opened at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea; all to remind us to ‘love the words’.

We certainly won’t be forgetting Dylan in a hurry… did you know that the largest collection of Dylan Thomas related material is here at the National Library of Wales? A great deal of it is still on display in our Dylan exhibition (it closes on December 20, so you’ve got a week left if you haven’t been to see it yet!). But even though the manuscripts and the letters, the drafts of stories and scripts, the doddles and the personalia will be going back into the collection, they’re still here for you to view either in the Library building, or online.

To ensure that Dylan’s legacy lives on, we’ve digitised a vast amount of his archive, which can be viewed for free, anytime you wish on the Dylan website – go on, discover Dylan.

Gwefan Dylan Website

Llun-sgrin Gwefan Dylan / Dylan Website Screenshot

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