Singer Keira opens Discovered at Dylan's Autumn season
Sun 21 September 2014 7:00 pm
Dylan Thomas Birthplace, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive
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Described as an exciting new folk singer/songwriter Keira Marshall will step up to the Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea on Sunday (21st September 7.00pm) in the first autumn season of ‘Discovered at Dylan’s’ which is designed to showcase new and emerging talent.
‘Discovered at Dylan’s’ draws on the spirit of the famous circle of Dylan Thomas’ friends and associates in his Swansea days, the ‘Kardomah gang who met at the old Kardomah cafe on Castle Street, Swansea and in the study of 5 Cwmdonkin Drive on a weekly basis.
Joining Keira will be the Sri Lanka born Asoka Weerasinghe who in 2012 was the Poet in Residence at the Birthplace and Angela Brunt who is a poet, artist and photographer.
Asoka now lives in Canada and has since gone on to produce a number of books of poetry after originally studying in Swansea and says “I always love coming back to this spectacular city by the sea and I can see just how much inspiration Dylan Thomas drew from his home town.
“Alongside reading some of my own work I shall be performing some of my favourite poems by Dylan.”
Angela Brunt who completes the line-up owes her resurgent love of poetry to Asoka who encouraged her to return to the art form when they were both studying at Swansea University.
Two years ago she launched her illustrated chapbook of haikus written about Swansea Tawe Town at the Birthplace but she had started writing poetry in her late teens and early 20s, when she used to take the bus every morning with the late Vernon Watkins, the poet and friend of Dylan Thomas, and he advised her on her technique.
Geoff Haden, who has restored the house to its Edwardian era splendour, explained “This is a great example of what we want to do with this house which can not only make people more aware of its creative past but also inspire people into pursuing their own creative futures.”
Tickets for the performance which starts at 7.00pm are £5 and include refreshments.