Laugharne Weekend

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The Laugharne Weekend Festival
Genre Literary festival
Location(s) Laugharne, Wales
Years active 2007-present
Website
http://thelaugharneweekend.com/

The Laugharne Weekend is an annual arts festival in Wales.

The festival is held in the spring in the town of Laugharne. Dylan Thomas, Laugharne's most famous inhabitant, described it as a "timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town."

The festival is deliberately small-scale. The size of the town - which itself is very small - ensures that the festival will not grow beyond certain bounds. Its location means that festival visitors and townspeople rub shoulders with the artists and performers.

According to the festival's co-founder, the Cardiff writer John Williams, "The point is that it's a festival that involves the locality."[1]

He has also said: "I'd sooner start another festival than let it grow too big."[1]

The Laugharne Weekend concentrates on literature and music, drawing largely from writers and musicians from Wales or who have a connection with Wales. Previous headline performers have included Patti Smith, Ray Davies of the Kinks and Mick Jones of the The Clash.

All events take place in Laugharne's clubs, churches and halls, tiny and intimate venues which entail the close proximity of audience and performers.

The Laugharne Weekend's music director is Richard James, formerly of the Welsh band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A whole lotta Laugharne, The Guardian, 7 April 2010.

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