Verses from Dylan Thomas’s previously unseen fifth notebook revealed

The Wheatsheaf. The second home of Maclaren-Ross and the current home of The Sohemians

The Wheatsheaf pub in Rathbone Place will be the venue this weekend for the launch of a book containing previously unpublished verses by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Literature professor John Goodby’s new critical and scholarly guide contains the very first appearance of material from Dylan Thomas’s fifth notebook, discovered in 2014, and consists of whole verses …

A poem to Dylan Thomas among readings at Covent Garden literary haunt

Watercolour painting.

Artist Fiona Green, a former long-time resident of Tottenham Street in Fitzrovia, will be reading from her book of poems at a literary event in Covent Garden this Wednesday 1 July. The Poetry Cafe is a regular haunt on London's literary trail and features many reading events. "As the theme of the evening is Soho, I have …

Dylan Day in Fitzrovia to be celebrated with a pub crawl and a tribute to the play for voices

Front of Wheatsheaf public house.

The first ever Dylan Thomas Day will be celebrated in Fitzrovia with a special event at the Wheatsheaf pub and, of course... a tour of the Welsh poet's favourite boozers. Nick Hennegan of the Maverick Theatre Company is organising the events which will take place on Thursday 14 May 2015. In the daytime and evening there …

The Great Welsh Bake Off

Woman with table of cakes.

Visitors to Fitzroy Square today were given the chance to taste Welsh cakes, bara brith, teisen lap and other treats baked especially  for the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations. Heather Shaill cooked up some of the cakes and also vegetarian savory dish, Camarthen sausages. Also in Fitzroy Square today were sheep (from Hackney City Farm) and poetry …

Sheep, shed and events to celebrate Dylan Thomas’s birth centenary

Woman standing on steps of shed.

Monday 27 October marks 100 years since the birth of Dylan Thomas -- Welsh poet and member of Fitzrovia's 1930s literary scene. This weekend (25-26 October) the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festival celebrates his life in London with a number of events, including some special last-minute literary offers and some unusual visual sites around the neighbourhood. In Fitzroy …

Music, poetry and dance for World Mental Health Day

Part of a poster with image of Dylan Thomas.

Music, dance and poetry to mark World Mental Health Day and inspired by Dylan Thomas will be performed this Friday afternoon in Fitzrovia, organised by a charity working with people with mental illness. Upbeat Music was established in 2006 by mental health service users in direct response to the needs of their community. The charity is based in …

The creative spirit of Dylan Thomas is alive in Fitzrovia

Man holding oil painting.

By Nikki Shaill Since joining the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festival team just three weeks ago, I’ve delighted in discovering the creative community and lively neighbourhood that lies between the busy streets of Tottenham Court Road and Warren Street. This week I had the pleasure of meeting members of collective Art Fitzrovia, discussing Dylan Thomas with them …

Play for voices moves Wheatsheaf audience on anniversary of Dylan Thomas death

The 60th anniversary of Dylan Thomas's death on November 9, 1953 was marked by a production of Under Milkwood held at the Fitzrovian pub where he fell in love at first sight with his wife Caitlin Macnamara. The Wheatsheaf in Rathbone Place was one of a number of Fitzrovia haunts, including the Fitzroy Tavern, where Thomas …

Griff Rhys Jones to talk about neighbourhood planning and Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia

By News Reporters Local resident and actor Griff Rhys Jones will chair a discussion tonight about neighbourhood planning in Fitzrovia. He will also be talking about the Dylan Thomas Festival, a series of events commemorating 100 years since the birth of the Welsh poet.  The event is being organised by the Fitzrovia West Neighbourhood Steering …