This Friday at Narberth Museum, Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones will give a fascinating talk, celebrating the meticulous craftmanship of Dylan Thomas.

Dylan Thomas was an obsessive craftsman when it came to the writing of his poems. He would use many of the devices available to a poet, including some of those used by Welsh-language poets, to achieve ‘the colour of saying’, the musicality within a poem.

In this talk, ‘Singing Light: Sound-texturing in the Poetry of Dylan Thomas’, Peter Thabit Jones will consider some of the devices integrated into Thomas’s poetry and his use of the poetic form known as the villanelle.

Peter is the author of sixteen books, including Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village (co-authored with Aeronwy Thomas) and America, Aeronwy, and Me (a Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour). He has participated in festivals and conferences in America and Europe and has been an annual writer-in-residence in Big Sur, California, since 2010. He is the recipient of many awards including the Eric Gregory Award for Poetry and the Homer: European Medal of Poetry and Art. His drams have been premiered in Ameica and Wales and he has also authored librettos for opera.

This talk is part of a series of events held at Narberth Museum to support the art exhibition, Titbits & Topsyturvies, featuring the work of Seimon Pugh-Jones, a piece by Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers and original film and Dylan Thomas related memorabilia.

Seimon Pugh-Jones at the opening of his Dylan Thomas inspired exhibition at Narberth  Museum
Seimon Pugh-Jones at the opening of his Dylan Thomas inspired exhibition at Narberth Museum (Gareth Davies Photography)

On 1 March, to celebrate St David’s Day, the performance piece, For As Long As Forever Is, will be held at the museum. This is written by Mark Lewis, who has curated the Dylan exhibition and arranged the associated events, and is a newly revised version an earlier play.

The talk starts at 7pm on Friday, February 9.

Tickets are available for both events - at a cost of £5 per event- from Narberth Museum, either by contacting them directly on 01834 860500 or via the museum website.