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Cultural Institute Literary Salon Series presents: ‘Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas: The Two Dylans’ – Jeff Towns

Thursday 24th November – 6:00pm–7:00pm
Taliesin Create, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, SA2 8PP

REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/twodylans

As the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll Poets, Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas represent two sides of the same coin. Bob Dylan made the music. Dylan Thomas lived the lifestyle. Both perfected the art of performed literature. Bringing together two of the foremost writers on each artist for the first time, The Two Dylans takes us on a literary and literal path taken by Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas.
There are so many strange and wonderful connections and coincidences; shared passions and associations that tie these two cultural icons – Bob Dylan and Dylan Thomas together. This provides a rich tapestry – from the ancient Welsh folk tales of the Mabinogion to the poems of the Beat Generation; from Stravinsky to John Cale; from Johnnie Ray to Charlie Chaplin. Rimbaud and Lorca, Sergeant Pepper’s and ‘The Bells of Rhymney’, Nelson Algren and Tennessee Williams and much more.

Jeff Towns is one of the world’s leading Dylan Thomas experts. He is a speaker, documentary maker and media commentator, and antiquarian bookdealer by trade, based in the poet’s home-town of Swansea. Jeff was originally known, both locally and globally as Jeff the Books. He is now known affectionately and professionally as The Dylan Thomas Guy. www.dylans.com

Co-author K G Miles is a leading authority on Bob Dylan and co-curator of the Dylan Room at London’s Troubadour Club. Through writing, podcasts and Dylan tours, K G Miles is able to share his knowledge and experience of Bob Dylan with music lovers throughout the world. Twitter: @barberville

24 Nov 2022
Taliesin Arts Centre
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