Touring schools, libraries, clubs, societies, community centres, festivals and youth groups across Wales, Developing Dylan 100 workshops fell into two categories.

One-hour creative writing workshops led by acclaimed authors taught and inspired young people in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 with immersive creative writing exercises based on Dylan Thomas’s work. A comprehensive and exciting set of learning resources was created, which you can access here.

The cross art-form workshops were intended for disaffected and disadvantaged young people aged 11-16 (Key Stages 3 & 4). Each workshop was run by a team of two different visual artists, musicians, performance poets and an actor, comprising a team of fourteen Welsh and Wales-based artists.

‘It was EPIC. When we did the workshop I learnt that when you write poems you should be your self, and don’t stress. Just jumble some words up and then BOOM, you have found your poem’ – pupil from Barry.

‘This workshop provided that vital springboard into creative thinking so crucial in enthusing our students’ – teacher from Wrexham.

The pupils produced some really creative animations and we were delighted with the pupil response. The whole concept of the workshop is excellent and and has helped pupils with varying abilities engage with challenging subject matter with immediate and creative results!” – Hannah Penny, Art Department, Stanwell School

Some of Wales’ best writers led the workshops. The team included Dan Anthony, author of Rugby Zombies and Tracey Beaker script writer Jemma L King, Dylan Thomas Prize short list nominee, and Cynan Jones, 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award short list nominee. To read more about the writers, click here.

Click here to watch and listen to the work produced in the cross art-form workshops.


Key Stage 2 workshop in St Andrews Major Primary School with Dan Anthony Key Stage 3 workshop in Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn with Cynan Jones Key Stage 3 workshop in Porthcawl Comprehensive with Mab Jones.