• Date
    3rd March 2017 at 06:00pm
  • Venue
    Woolff Gallery, 89, Charlotte Street, W1
  • Host
    Welsh Art Week

Our final event of Welsh Art Week is the launch of the new book by Hilly Janes 'Ugly, Lovely'.

Hilly will be in conversation with the well-known arts writer Jasper Rees 6.00-8.00pm.

“An exciting new publication that allows us to inch ever closer to this genius of a man”, Cerys Matthews.

Hilly Janes found a stunning 1950s' photo album made by her aunt Ethel Ross depicting the places that Dylan Thomas wove into his work in Swansea and Carmarthenshire, which is published alongside the first UK edition of the Dylan Thomas playlet Lunch at Mussolini’s.

Ethel Ross’s niece, the journalist and biographer Hilly Janes, author of 'The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas', continues her exploration of the poet and his life in her new book, 'Ugly, Lovely' - Dylan Thomas’s Swansea and Carmarthenshire of the 1950s in pictures.

Her work has been praised as “an engaging, accessible biography” by Natasha Tripney of The Observer. Personal and unpretentious, it altered the myth of Dylan Thomas by presenting the man through the eyes of his creative Swansea friends, and particularly Hilly’s father, the artist Alfred Janes.