Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Cultural Capers at the Laugharne Weekend 15th - 17th April 2011

Literature, music, poetry and cultural capers will be taking place at the Laugharne Weekend 15th - 17th April 2011

Kate Quill of The Times recommends Laugharne for a great British weekend. She suggests you listen to a recording of Richard Burton reading Under Milk Wood on route to appreciate fully the spirit of West Wales where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote.

Carmarthenshire inspired Thomas all his life and the town of Laugharne was where he wrote some of his best work.

Laugharne has no Dylan themed tea shops or cheap souvenir shops spoiling its fine Georgian streets. It is populated by cheerful people who greet you warmly like neighbours. Clearly tourism hasn’t made them cynical.

His ‘seashaken house built on a breakneck of rocks’ is now a museum dedicated to the life and work of Dylan Thomas. Visit The Boathouse alongside the beautiful ‘heron priested shores’ of the Taf Estuary. Enjoy the snug homely place, have a cup of tea and a piece of Bara Brith (fruit cake) and peep into Dylan’s shed, a charming untidy writing den, preserved just as he left it in 1953.

Laugharne has other attractions to offer beside Dylan Thomas. Take a stroll alongside the river, visit the castle, browse the handful of interesting shops, eat and drink to your hearts content.

Why not make it more than a weekend and explore the superb surrounding Carmarthenshire coast and countryside .
                                               Laugharne Castle

                                   Cefn Sidan Sands

Laugharne shop

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