The second International Dylan Thomas Day will feature events taking place “all over the world” including Italy, Australia, Argentina, the US and the UK.
The first International Dylan Thomas Day took place last year following requests to establish a public day for the poet. Now, International Dylan Thomas Day, or "Dylan Day", is to be held annually on 14th May.
Dylan Day is organised by Literature Wales and funded by Welsh Government as part of a three year package of funding. The day aims to celebrate and raise the profile of Thomas’ work in Wales and abroad through a variety of activities, including events, educational resources and a social media campaign.
This year there will be an “exciting” array of activities all over the world, and includes all of the key locations associated with the poet: New Quay, Laugharne, Swansea, Penzance, Oxford, London, and New York. Several events are also scheduled at the Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea; a weekend festival in Fishguard; and showings of the play ‘Caitlin’ in Battersea Arts Centre and then around Wales.
The 2016 award ceremony for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, in collaboration with Swansea University, will also take place on 14th May.