dylan live

Tread in the New York footsteps of Dylan Thomas through live music and spoken word.


Dylan Live is a bilingual performance tracing Dylan Thomas’ trip to New York through jazz, beat poetry, hip-hop, spoken word and film.

Performers include Daniel Williams, Martin Daws, Zaru Jonson, Aneirin Karadog, Ed Holden, Huw V Williams and film by Ewan Jones Morris.

Dylan Live has previously visited Wales’ university towns and cities, Dinefwr Literature Festival, Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Festival and has even travelled to New York most prestigious festival, Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature as part of the British Council’s Starless and Bible Black event programme. So far, over 2,000 people have been to see Dylan Live in Wales and beyond!

Here are just some of the comments that people had to say about Dylan Live:

“The show was fantastic- all the elements of the show worked well, and all involved excelled. It brought something new and exciting to Dylan Thomas”

“I was exhilarated at how the performers did this. Such a brilliant combination of academic knowledge, politics, music and fun”

Click here to watch a short documentary on the making of Dylan Live, following its journey from the very beginning.

If you’re interested in having Dylan Live at your festival contact Literature Wales: 029 2047 2266 / email

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