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Dylan Thomas 100

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dtDylan Thomas was a great poet and short story teller – one of the best Wales has ever produced.  In fact his begging letters for money were legendary!  But, in these difficult times should the WAG be giving millions to the arts council to dish out to their friends in order to ‘celebrate’ the poet’s birth?

If you do a random search of the internet you find lots of ‘projects’ where millions of pounds is to be given to the usual hangers-on in order to remind us all how good DT was.

Here’s just a few:

http://www.artswales.org.uk/what-we-do/funding/dt100

http://www.developingdylan100.co.uk/

http://dylanthomas100.org/english/

http://www.literaturewales.org/news/i/143870/desc/a-dylan-odyssey/?

http://www.literaturewales.org/news/i/143892/desc/developing-dylan-cross-art-form-workshops/?

Oh yes and who is getting paid with your taxpayers money to be involved in all this?  Yes, you guessed it, the same old names and faces. You know, the ones you see on the bursary list etc.

Owen Sheers, Gillian Clarke, Joe Dunthorne, Bethan Gwanas, Carol Ann Duffy, Martin Daws, Huw Stephens (Meic Stephens‘ son), Andrew Davies, Clare Potter, Gwyneth Lewis, Huw Williams, Dan Anthony, Jemma L King, Cynan Jones, Eurig Sailsbury, Phillipa Davies and many more.

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