The new exhibition centred around Dylan Thomas is now officially open at Narberth Museum.
Entitled ‘Titbits & Topsyturvies’, after a quote from Under Milk Wood, the exhibition features art works by Seimon Pugh-Jones based on characters in the play. 2023 marks both the 70th anniversary of Dylan’s death and the first reading of Under Milk Wood.
Also included in the exhibition are film memorabilia from the 1971 film version of the play for voices, including a film poster signed by the director Andrew Sinclair, an original autograph of Richard Burton obtained while he was filming in Fishguard and a painting by Nicholas Jones (Nicky Wire from the Manic Street Preachers), based on Dylan Thomas.
Seimon fell in love with Under Milk Wood after spending many years in Laugharne. At the opening, Seimon said that he was “absolutely delighted” with the exhibition, which was conceived and curated by former Tenby Museum curator Mark Lewis.
The performance piece that will be shown as part of the exhibition, For As Long As Forever Is, was written by Mark Lewis.
The exhibition runs until March 31, 2024. From now until the end of March there will be a series of events including readings, a podcast, talks and a performance piece.