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01 - 03 November 2013

Cosy pubs, bars and caf s will resonate to the sound of sea shanties, clinking beer glasses, laughter, hushed silence and Dylan Thomas s words in the legendary Welsh poet s hometown of Swansea this November.

With the aim of beinga festival Dylan might have liked , everyone from local favourites and rising stars to some well-known names will be performing in a variety of venues across the Uplands area of the city - including the poets former home at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive.

Headliners this year include Edinburgh fringe stalwart, performance poet, comedian and musician John Hegley, eccentric Scottish funnyman Phil Kay, director Andrew Sinclair introducing his classic 1972 film version of Under Milk Wood, BAFTA Cymru winning actress Helen Griffin with her Edinburgh hit show Who s afraid of Rachel Roberts? and Under Plywood a modern day take on Under Milk Wood.

Also featuring are Denmark s Dylan-inspired psychedelic rock band Eggs Laid By Tigers, a special screening of Swansea filmed cult film Twin Town introduced by director Kevin Allen, The Two Dylan s a discussion on the links between Bob Dylan & Dylan Thomas by experts Jeff Towns & David Boucher, stand-up comedy from Mab Jones, Liverpool author Niall Griffiths, and the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize short-listed authors will give readings along with former winner Rachel Trezise.

There will be music from Breton folk troubadour Dom Duff, Welsh Music Prize nominees Zervas & Pepper and Trwbador along with Paper Aeroplanes, The Gentle Good, Huw M and many more.

Ticket prices - a limited amount of early bird weekend passes are available at20 in advance. Otherwise weekend passes will cost30. There are also day passes available.

Tickets via the festival website: www.donotgogentlefestival.com or viawww.derricksmusic.co.uk in Swansea.