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Dylan Thomas honoured in celebrity readathon

Dylan Thomas honoured by special guest stars at Swansea's Grand Theatre.
Dylan Thomas honoured by special guest stars at Swansea’s Grand Theatre. Image by Marcelo Noah / CC BY 2.0

Stars including Sir Ian McKellen and Katherine Jenkins were among the performers at a reading of Dylan Thomas’s work that lasted a day and a half. The ‘readathon’ of the Welsh author’s poems, plays and letters took place at Swansea’s Grand Theatre, and is part of a range of celebrations across Wales for the 100th anniversary of his birth. Most spectators saw only a part of the performance. Read more: bbc.co.uk