The Dylan Thomas Festival launches on Store Street

On and around Store Street is one of London’s liveliest cultural hubs, with an endless list of exciting exhibitions, events and activity. With the launch of the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Festival, this week was no different.

The festival is a week-long commemoration of the centenary of the poet’s birth – a celebration not to be missed. With the official launch taking place on Store Street early this week, the event compromises of a series of exhibitions, talks and activities such asa Welsh cake-off and a poetry hunt.

The main feature of the festival is, of course, an exact replica of the Dylan Thomas’ writing shed. As the festival comes to a close, the shed’s final stop of a nationwide tour is Bloomsbury. Pop over to see the shed currently being displayed outside Store Street until 26th October.

The shed is complete with curled pictures on the walls, boiled sweets on the desk along with the poet’s jacket still hanging on the back of his chair. This event marks a significant point in history, so make sure you pay the shed a visit!