4 November 2014

Thanks for the coverage SilverSurfer!

More coverage of Dylan Night keeps rolling in.

This time over 55s website SilverSurfer.org.uk has published a comprehensive piece. Thank you!

Read the piece here 

29 October 2014

Coverage of Dylan Night on the excellent Lovefood.com

Looking for a great recipe for cawl for your Dylan Night supper?

You'll find a great suggestion included in coverage of Dylan Night on the excellent foodies' website Lovefood.com

Writer Matt Brady has done us proud with his superb introduction to Dylan Night for Lovefood fans.

To read the full article please click here

Lovefood's recipe for cawl with lamb and leeks can be found here

Matt even suggests the English launching a Shakespeare Night in honour of the great bard, with appropriate dishes taken mentioned in his plays.

What a splendid idea!

25 October 2014

Dylan Night discussed with John Humphrys on the Today programme this morning

Graham Parker discussing Dylan Night with
John Humphrys on BBC Radio4's Today programme
Dylan Night founder Graham Parker was a guest on this morning's BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

He talked to presenter John Humphrys about whether Dylan deserved to be honoured by the
Welsh with an annual dinner celebration in the way Scots honour their favourite son, Robbie Burns.

The discussion also featured Dr Non Vaughan-O’Hagan, Chief Executive of the London Welsh Centre.

Here is the link to the discussion, which starts at 1hr 22mins into the programme


23 October 2014

Lovely article on Welsh Country website

Huge thanks to WelshCountry.co.uk for the article on your website.

So great to get this coverage for what we hope will become a major fixture in the social calendar of Welsh people worldwide.

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20 October 2014

Western Mail gives its backing to Dylan Night

A superb article on WalesOnline (the Western Mail's online site) voicing support for Dylan Night.

Columnist Rachael Misstear writes:
"It’s a no-brainer, crazy that we’ve never done it...before."

She adds: "This is a writer who has brought eyes of the world, not mention thousands of tourists, to Wales.

"Why wouldn’t we find a regular day in our calendar to celebrate him?

"After all, Dylan captured so well in his writing, the value, the warmth and eccentricities of our wonderful communities."

Many thanks Rachael and WalesOnline for your fantastic support.

Read the article in full here: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/news-opinion/yes-course-should-annual-dylan-7961751

19 October 2014

Western Mail covers Dylan Night

Westen Mail coverage of Dylan Night 18 October 2014
A lovely write up about Dylan Night in yesterday's Western Mail, the national newspaper of Wales.

We are so grateful for this fantastic coverage which we hope will be taken up by other media in Wales and beyond.

The drive to make Dylan Night an institution in the calendar of Welsh people the world over is gaining ground.

Thank you Western Mail!

17 October 2014

Great coverage for Dylan Night on Wales Online

Brilliant article today on Wales Online about Dylan Night.

You can read it in full here:

Please share on Twitter and Facebook.

The publicity bandwagon is rolling!

15 October 2014

Dylan Night media campaign launched

Dylan Night is issuing the following press release:

Welsh people are being urged to remember the life and work of Dylan Thomas by hosting "Dylan Night" suppers each year.

"Dylan Night" is the brainchild of Cardiff-born journalist Graham Parker who hopes the event, on or near the anniversary of the poet's passing on November 9th,  will become as big in the calendar of Welsh people worldwide as "Burns Night" is for Scots.

Graham hosted the first "Dylan Night" two years ago at his home near Bath and has now set up a website www.dylannight.orgto share the "Order of Celebration" which features extracts of Dylan's poetry at key moments, and a menu including Welsh classics like laverbread and cawl.

Graham says: "To be honest, I only intended it to be a one off night of fun for some friends, and I didn't even repeat it in 2013. 

"But the massive interest and coverage of the centenary of Dylan's birth this year made me realize that "Dylan Night" could become an established event for Welsh people worldwide.

"I chose the anniversary of Dylan's passing, November 9th, for "Dylan Night" because it resonates more with the deep pathos of his poetry and the tragedy of his death at such a young age, at just 39."

Graham, grew up in Pen-y-lan, Cardiff, and attended the city's Howardian High School. He is a lifelong Dylan Thomas fan and believes the Swansea-born poet has become a massive cultural icon for Wales and was, arguably, the greatest Welsh cultural personality of the 20th century.

He adds: "To my mind there is no artist in recent Welsh history who comes close to Dylan. His life and work are so evocative and resonate profoundly with Wales and being Welsh. I believe he is already as important a cultural figure for Welsh people as Robbie Burns is for the Scottish.

"I am certain he would have won the Nobel prize for literature if he had lived longer and knighted.

"When I had the idea for "Dylan Night" I was astonished no one had thought of it before. I could find nothing on Google. 

"I am hoping Welsh people all over the world will start hosting their own "Dylan Nights". I am sure they will find it a lot of fun and also deeply moving.


14 October 2014

Dylan Night now on Twitter

We're now spreading the word about Dylan Night through Twitter, and making contact with all sorts of lovely people!

Our account is @DylanNightNews

We've even managed to incorporate our Tweets on the front page of the site.

If anybody has any free Twitter marketing advice to offer, then please get in touch. It will be greatly appreciated!