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10th June 2017

An illustrated talk with Hilly Janes

This event is organised in partnership
the Dylan Thomas Society

We invite you to join us for an illustrated talk at Dylan's birthplace with Hilly Janes, editor of
Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas’s Swansea & Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in pictures’
- a book which contains over 40 lovely unpublished photographs of the places Dylan wove into his work, taken in 1957 soon after he died.  

Saturday 10th June 7:00pm  

Dylan Thomas Birthplace, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, Uplands Swansea. SA2 0RA

Tickets - £5.00
(refreshments also available)

or call (01792) 472 555 
Limited Seating Available

Ethel Ross's niece, the journalist and biographer Hilly Janes, author of The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas, continues her exploration of the poet and his life in her new book, Ugly, Lovely: Dylan Thomas's Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in pictures. Hilly celebrates Dylan's 'ugly, lovely town' and the corner of Carmarthenshire that inspired him. Vivid and personal, the photographs, taken soon after Thomas died, come from Ethel Ross's own archive and depict the places that Dylan knew so well, accompanied by lines from his work.

In her collection, Ethel Ross, a local resident throughout her life and a personal friend to Dylan Thomas through family and the Swansea Little Theatre, created an important historical record of the area. Hilly spent her childhood on the Gower peninsula, where Ethel shared the family home and this unique posthumous collaboration reflects the love of the landscape of south west Wales and of Thomas's writing that her late aunt nurtured in her.

This engaging book also includes a satirical sketch previously unpublished in the UK, written by Dylan Thomas as a commentary on fascism. 'Lunch at Mussolini's.'