Saturday 10th May 7.30pm
Tickets £5 on the door, complimentary glass of wine or juice
A Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth of Dylan Thomas with poet John Lindley Born in 1914, Dylan Thomas became one of the most successful yet controversial poets of the twentieth century. Regarded with equal amounts of adoration and suspicion in his lifetime, the extraordinary body of work he left after his death at the age of 39 continues, even after the passage of more than 60 years, to divide opinion – enthralling some and infuriating others. In an evening of poetry and personal anecdote, John Lindley acknowledges the genius, ransacks the rumours and speaks of the eccentricities, comedies and tragedies that ensured Dylanʼs short and colourful life became legendary
Signed copies of the book will be available on the night, or also available by sending a cheque for £3.50 + £1.24 p & p payable to ʻJohn Lindleyʼ at 26 Albert Place, Havannah Street, ,Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 2AJ.
“From Cwmdonkin Drive to a ʻbronze unlikenessʼ on a wet Swansea night, John Lindley goes in search of Dylan Thomas. Heʼs given the key to Thomasʼs front door, examines the ink stain on an abandoned suit hanging in a museum. He follows the legends, the pints and the shots, wryly inspects the artefacts – photographs, cuttings recorded speech. All thatʼs left is the voice, but what a voice. It echoes through Johnʼs rhymes, half-rhymes and line-breaks, the rhythm and the assonance. Not as a slavish homage or pastiche, but a felt presence – always the music, always the voice.”Phil Williams, Poet