Dylan Thomas was a Welsh Poet (1914 – 1953) who became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death in New York. In his later life he acquired a reputation, which he encouraged, as a “roistering, drunken and doomed poet”. He is particularly known for his play Under Milk Wood and his poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’. 2014 saw a number of events taking place across the UK to celebrate the centenary of Thomas’s birth. Thomas’s birthplace, Swansea, is the home of the Dylan Thomas Centre which has a permanent exhibition on Dylan Thomas and his life and also organises the annual Dylan Thomas Festival.