The Laugharne Weekend – The coolest, friendliest festival in the UK
Name: Alison Menzies, arts and literary publicist
Event: The Laugharne Weekend
Date: 13-15 April 2012
Location: Laugharne, Carmarthenshire
The Laugharne Weekend
The Laugharne Weekend, now in its 6th year, is back and this year’s mix of writers and poets, musicians and comedians is as eclectic as ever.
This annual festival of literature, music and the arts is held each spring in the home town of Dylan Thomas in west Wales on the Carmarthenshire Coast. As befits a place so closely associated with the poet, who lived here and set his best loved work, Under Milk Wood, in a fictional version of the place, the Laugharne Weekend is a boozy, intimate affair.
The festival always has been, and remains, a place where the audience and performers mingle closely at small venues for a truly intimate, unforgettable experience. Events take place around the town and venues include Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse, the town’s Millennium Hall for the biggest shows, home of Laugharne Rugby Club – the Fountain Inn and a large marquee in the grounds of Browns Hotel, Dylan Thomas’s iconic local.
Tickets Still Available
Weekend tickets sold out very quickly, but you can still grab tickets for one off events. Full listings are on the Laugharne festival website, and all remaining tickets are available through TicketWeb or for purchase in person from Castle Stores in Laugharne.
This year’s highlights include Cerys Matthews, John Cooper Clarke and writer Mark Billingham, whose latest thriller Good As Dead has just topped the Bestseller charts. We also have a UK first for the final show of the weekend, when the two men responsible for one of the most innovative albums ever made, will be performing it live for the first time in Britain in Laugharne’s village hall – Jah Wobble, Keith Levene and friends will perform Metal Box in Dub - a unique 2012 take on the classic 1979 album.
Latest news about gigs and performers, as well as all the gossip, can be found at the Laugharne Festival Facebook page.
Come for the music, come for the chat, or come for the best fish and chips in the world.
It’s just five miles off a beaten track, but somewhere in the course of those five miles you cross over into not just another era but another dimension: there is, as Dylan says, “nowhere like it anywhere at all.”
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