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Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 edition of the Laugharne Weekend, an annual festival of literature, music and the arts, held each spring in the home town of Dylan Thomas in west Wales. So get along to Laugharne for a UK short break and a weekend full of fun.

The different venues for the weekend include The Tin Shed, an eccentric art gallery and museum of the 1930s and 40s; Congregational Church, for music played quietly, to an audience sitting in the wooden pews; Millennium Hall, the Weekend’s biggest venue, Laugharne’s cosy Millennium Hall; The Boathouse,
Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse, an intimate venue overlooking the “heron-priested” estuary; Fountain Inn, home of Laugharne Rugby Club, and where most of the Weekend’s music events take place, upstairs in the tiny bar; and The Portreeve
Bar & restaurant.

This timeless, mild, beguiling island of a town with its seven public houses, one chapel in action, one church, one factory, two billiard tables, one St. Bernard (without brandy), one policeman, three rivers, a visiting sea, one Rolls-Royce selling fish and chips, one cannon (cast-iron), one chancellor (flesh and blood), one portreeve, one Danny Raye, and a multitude of mixed birds, here we just are in Carmarthen, and there is nowhere like it anywhere at all.

It’s pretty much impossible to discuss Laugharne without mentioning Dylan Thomas, who lived here and set his best loved work, Under Milk Wood, in a fictional version of here. And, furthermore, his description remains pretty much true today (though it’s odd that he doesn’t mention the castle that’s right slap bang in the middle of town). Another great reason to visit for a UK short break.

Laugharne is the end of a road to nowhere. It’s just five miles off a beaten track, but somewhere in the course of those five miles you cross over into not just another era but another dimension: there is, as Dylan says, “nowhere like it anywhere at all.”

That doesn’t mean you can’t find out what it looks like, and what there is to do and see, both here and in the surrounding area. There are plenty of websites that will help you out with this. But really, if I were you, I’d forget all that research - it’s the worst thing about the internet, the way it sucks all the surprise out of the world - and just come and see for yourself.

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