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Lyrical OneDylan Thomas Centenary Celebration 2014

04 October - 02 November 2014

Nazma Ali | Iwan Bala | Joe Bayliss | Keith Bayliss | Gwenllian Beynon | Laura Reynolds | Kylie Boon | Rebecca Charnley | Kath Clewett | Beccie Evans | Sam Hasler | Angharad Jenkins | Glyn Jenkins | Rowan Lear | Ceri Matthews | Patricia McKenna Jones | Laura Reeves | Eleri Richards | Catriona Ryan | Ceri Thomas | David Thomas | Daniel Trivedy


This year marks the centenary of Swansea’s prodigal son, Dylan Thomas’, birth.  ‘Lyrical One’ is a collaborative project organised by Mission Gallery and Snug Projects which will take place throughout October 2014. It will comprise of a number of workshop and forum-based gatherings of both students, amateur and professional poets and musicians.

This project will form the basis for the development of an ongoing project that will bring together individual singer songwriters based in Wales to respond to and be inspired by themes within the work of Dylan Thomas. It will marry two creative mediums in which we in Wales have great pride and a contemporary presence – the creative and lyrical use of language and contemporary music.

Lyrical One will create a forum for young and established singer songwriters as well as a series of workshops for young musicians/lyricists. The project will further promote the name of Dylan Thomas and Wales to a worldwide public, providing a public performance and an international presence through social media and the internet.

Alongside these workshops and performance we will host an exhibition featuring work by artists who write, who use texts or whose inspiration, collaborations and influence, has come from the literary world, poetry and prose. Including Iwan Bala & Angharad Jenkins new collaborative work, 'Project Haciw', inspired by the late poet and writer Nigel Jenkins.


Lyrical One Events

Download a full programme of events here

Wednesday 1st October | Sam Hasler & Laura Reeves | 7pm

Sunday 5th October | Keith Bayliss & David Thomas | 11am – 5pm | FREE

Wednesday 8th October | Ceri Matthews & Angharad Jenkins | 6pm | £5 admission

Wednesday 15th October | Iwan Bala & Angharad Jenkins | 6pm | FREE

Friday 24th October | Nazma Ali Performance | 1pm | FREE


Lyrical One Song Writers Introduction & Forum Registration

Saturday 4th October | 11am

Lyrical One Song Writing Workshops with Joe Bayliss and Richard Jones

11am – 3pm | Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October | FREE


Lyrical One Closing Performance

6pm Saturday 1st November | All welcome



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