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Dylan Thomas centenary plans

The details of the year long festival to celebrate 100 years since Dylan Thomas's birth have been revealed. A year-long programme will feature recitals, plays, music, and workshops across Wales throughout 2014.

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Dylan Thomas centenary plans

Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea in 1914 Credit: ITV News Wales

The details of the year long festival to celebrate 100 years since Dylan Thomas's birth will be revealed today.

The Welsh poet was born on October 27, 1914 at No 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea.

He is most well-known for poems such as 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night' and 'And Death Shall Have No Dominion'.

His play for voices, 'Under Milk Wood' is one of his most famous works but he died before it was recorded.

He married Caitlin Macnamara in 1937 and moved to Laugharne in Carmarthenshire in 1938 where their first child was born.

Dylan Thomas died of pneumonia in 1953 at the age of 39.

He was on a trip to New York to deliver a series of talks and poetry readings.

His body was bought back to Wales and he is buried in the village churchyard in Laugharne.

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