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In celebration of the Dylan Thomas CentenaryLocws International are proud to share four public artworks currently on display in the city of Swansea, by artists Pete Fowler, DJ Roberts, Mark Folds, and Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller.  For a location map and to plan your visit, click here.

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Locws International are pleased to announce their final commission of 2014, as part of the Dylan Thomas Centenary. Situated on the exterior of Swansea’s famous Kardomah Cafe, artist DJ Roberts has produced a white neon text running along the Park Street exterior that reads:

MICHELANGELO, PING-PONG, AMBITION, SIBELIUS, AND GIRLS…

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We’ve done it! Perfectly timed for Dylan Thomas’ birthday – we have received over 1000 entries to the Tawe MegaPoem. Congratulations to all of you who have participated so far, we have been overwhelmed by the volume of poetry uploaded since we launched the online communal poem as part of  Art Across The City 2014 Award winning poet Rhian Edwards has written the opening lines and now it’s up to you to be inspired. We’ve crossed the 1000 lines milestone but More Poetry is Needed, as Jeremy Deller says! The lines of poetry can respond to the previous line, be a message to the world, or whatever you think is poetic. Add your lines here: www.artacrossthecity.com/megapoem Read more…

We provided two days of free Poetry Workshops for all the family at the Love Your Countryside Festival, Swansea. The festival was from 06.09.14 – 21.09.14 with events and activities spread across rural Swansea and The Gower. We ran our workshops at the two main events; the Gower Hub day on Sunday 14.09.14 in Bishops Wood Valley near to Caswell beach, and the Mawr Hub day on Sunday 21.09.14 at Garnswllt Activity centre in Ammanford.

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Summer art competition for all ages – Entries have now CLOSED please keep watching for our next Locws competition!

We invited you to take part in our inspiring summer competition, to design your own cartoon drawings inspired by the writing of Dylan Thomas and his wonderful characters. For Art Across the City 2014, we commissioned New York artist, Jon Burgerman, to respond to the poetry and writing of Dylan Thomas, these cartoon drawings act as an exciting example to inspire you to start your own drawings of poetic characters.

We will make a selection of the best drawings to be displayed as part of a public exhibition in October 2014, to coordinate with the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations.

There will be creative prizes for a number of the selected drawings thanks to kind sponsorship from Playright, Swansea.

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We are running some free workshops with poetry and cartoon drawing for all the family at the Green Fuse Festival in Cwmdonkin Park this Saturday, 6th September, 12.00pm – 6.00pm. A fantastic family fun day organised by the Friends of Cwmdonkin Park.

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As part of Art Across The City 2014, we launched the world’s longest, ongoing online poem, the TAWE MEGA POEM. Inspired by the Dylan Thomas 100 centenary, Swansea and the artworks and workshops in Art Across The City, we want you to get involved in writing your own poetry to add to the MegaPoem. Award winning poet Rhian Edwards has written the opening lines and now it’s up to you to be inspired. The lines of poetry can respond to the previous line, be a message to the world, or whatever you think is poetic. We have received over 1000 entries to date, and every day we watch it grow longer.

We are looking for contributions from all over the world so send us your poetry! You are limited to 140 characters per line, but you can add as many as you like. Please add your words below and share it on social media #MegaPoem

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Take part in a free poetry workshop with award winning poet Rhian Edwards as part of the Dylan Thomas centenary celebrations for Art Across the City 2014! Workshop will be taking place at Swansea Museum on Saturday 29th March and Saturday 5th April from 11am – 4pm. Book your place now! 

Winner of Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013, the People’s Choice 2013, as well as current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, Rhian Edwards is a rare poet who successfully bridges the gap between page and performance poetry.

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As part of Art Across The City 2014, we have commissioned three artists and three writers for the Dylan Thomas 100 centenary celebrations, all promoting contributions to the Tawe Mega Poem.

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