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Welsh people worldwide will remember poet Dylan Thomas by hosting an annual "memorial supper" celebrating his life and work.

It is hoped "Dylan Night" will become as big an event for Welsh people as "Burns Night" is for the Scots.

The supper celebration for Thomas will be held on or near November 9 each year, which is the anniversary of his death in New York in 1953 following a drinking binge after which he boasted of drinking "eighteen straight whiskies".

Thomas was just 39-years-old and left a wife Caitlin and two small children back home in the west Wales seaside village of Laugharne.

Eighteen straight whiskies forms part of the Order of Celebration for Dylan Night drawn up by Welsh journalist Graham Parker who held the first supper for friends on November 12 2012 at his home near Bath.

The supper also features extracts of Dylan's poetry at key moments, and a menu including Welsh classics like...

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