Laugharne to go live for Dylan Thomas festival

Thursday 01 May 2014

Laugharne Castle will be the centrepiece of the Dylan Thomas commemorations this weekend as it plays host to a live theatre experience as well as a series of radio broadcasts, shows and performances.

Picture ofg Laugharne Castle

Laugharne Castle

The BBC will be installing a marquee inside Laugharne Castle which will play host to the ‘Laugharne Live’ festival, and will be home to various programmes broadcasted for BBC Wales, Radio 3, Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music from Friday, 2 May until Monday, 5 May.

A special edition of the Radio Wales Arts show will be broadcasted as part of ‘Laugharne Live’ which will include an interview with the former US President Jimmy Carter from his home in the States, who will be discussing the importance of Dylan Thomas to Wales and the USA.

Among the other programmes due to be aired will be a light hearted quiz show on the life of Dylan Thomas, live poetry performances and live music performances.

During the weekend, Laugharne will also host National Theatre Wales’s ‘Raw Material Llareggub Revisited’, a live theatre experience created in collaboration with BBC Cymru Wales. The performance will feature some of Wales’s best known actors and singers providing a different take on one of Dylan Thomas’ most well known works - ‘Under Milk Wood’.

A food festival will also take place within the castle grounds over the weeknd (3rd and 4th May), with a variety of goods by local suppliers on sale.

Only Laugharne Live ticket holders will be permitted into the BBC marquee, however the food festival is open for all visitors to the castle during the weekend. Admission prices to Laugharne Castle are £3.80 for adults, £2.85 concession and £11.40 for families.