“A festival Dylan might have liked, and yes that involves beer.”

The new festival celebrating the life and work of Dylan Thomas begins today at 12pm and offers a variety of events; from a local produce market to poetry readings by award-winning writers and plenty of performances by local bands and musicians, including The Attic People.

Many Swansea students are participating, including English student Natalie Holborow, who will read some of her own poetry at Mozarts on Sunday at 8pm.

The festival box office can be found at Mozarts (one of the bars has been named Dylan’s Cwtch especially for the event) on Walter Road: opening hours run from 10am-10pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The line-up includes the Dunvant Male Voice Choir, the inaugural Dylan Thomas Prize winner Rachel Trezise, eccentric Scottish comedian Phil Kay, award-winning Welsh poets Rhian Edwards and Mab Jones, and Bafta Cymru-winning actress Helen Griffin, who will perform her acclaimed Caitlin.

More details can be found at  http://donotgogentlefestival.com/

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