Day celebrates a century since legendary poet’s birth

A Dylan Thomas Day is to be held at Sheffield Hallam University next Saturday as part of the Off the Shelf festival.

The event marking 100 years since the Welsh poet’s birth will include a series of talks, workshops and poetry readings.

Professor Chris Wigginton said: “Dylan Thomas is one of Britain’s most cherished and popular writers, partly because he was one of the 20th Century’s great poets of love and death.

“But his relevance is also found in his engagement with multiple artistic forms - poetry, fiction, drama, radio and film.”