Dylan Thomas evening a great success!

Posted by Tenby Museum on May 30, 2016 Blog No Comments

Last Friday (27 May) Tenby Museum and Art Gallery was filled with the sounds of poetry as For As Long As Forever Is: The Life and Works of Dylan Thomas was performed in the gallery.

The evening was scripted by the museum’s Collections Manager Mark Lewis and directed by Teifion Powell, who also featured as one of the readers. The other readers were Harry Gardiner, John Harry, Jayne King and Sharon Thompson and Andrew Davies provided the narration.

Janet Lewis of the Friends of Tenby Museum, who arranged the event, said, “’Picture this. A curly haired, butter wouldn’t melt, puff cheeked cherub, sweet as a penny lick. Born in the guest room, the best room, to the briny scent of the gill breathing smoky lazy town of Swansea…’ And these were just the opening lines of a wonderful performance. Thank you, Mark, for narrating the life and works of Dylan Thomas with the same love of words that Dylan himself had, and to all the marvellous performers for bringing those words so brilliantly to life. More please!”

It is the aim of the Friends of the Museum to repeat the evening in September.

(L-R): John Harry, Sharon Thompson, Mark Lewis (writer), Harry Gardiner, Jayne King, Andrew Davies (narrator) and Teifion Powell (director)  (Pic: John Ross)

(L-R): John Harry, Sharon Thompson, Mark Lewis (writer), Harry Gardiner, Jayne King, Andrew Davies (narrator) and Teifion Powell (director) (Pic: John Ross)