Portrait of the artist as a young reporter: tour of Dylan Thomas haunts this weekend

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Dylan Thomas fans have a chance to tour some of his Swansea haunts this Easter weekend. The two-hour tour, which is being led by Fluellen Theatre Company, starts from the Maritime Quarter’s Dylan Thomas Centre at 10.30am on Sunday April 20. The tour will take in such spots as the original site of the Kardomah Café, where a young Dylan regularly used to meet with other artists and writers such as Vernon Watkins. Other hau...

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