Thursday, 15 August 2013

Doctor Who Day at Dylan Thomas Festival

Courtesy of Simon Guerrier's blog is this link about the Dylan Thomas Festival in Swansea; they're going to have a special Doctor Who day Saturday 2 November (after all, he and RTD are the two most famous writers from the town). Tickets can be booked online (with a small booking fee) or by calling 01792 463980. Events are priced individually, but you can also have a day ticket for twenty-four pounds and fifteen for concessions (if you have a Swansea "Passport to Leisure" it's only eight pounds). It looks like it'll be well worth the money; the list of events is quite exciting.

11.00am - Alwyn Turner & Matthew Kilburn: Talk on 1963 Now and Then
Alwyn Turner is a writer whose works include a biography of Terry Nation, The Man Who Invented the Daleks. Matthew Kilburn has contributed documentary features toward recent Doctor Who DVD releases and is published in Relative Dissertations in Time and Space: Critical Perspectives on Doctor Who.

1.00pm - Alwyn Turner: Terry Nation and the Daleks
Alwyn Turner discusses Welsh television writer Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks.

2.15pm - Peter Miles & Phil Parsons: I was a Dalek
Peter Miles, who played Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks, in conversation with Phil Parsons.

(Incidentally, the Festival main page promises there'll be a Dalek at the event...)

3.30pm - Children's Art Workshop with Mike Collins
Mike Collins is a comics artist who has drawn for virtually all the major DC Comics superheroes. This workshop is for those aged 7 – 17, and is limited to 20 places.

5.00pm - Writers Panel
Phil Ford, Simon Guerrier, Joe Lidster, David Llewellyn, Una McCormack and James Moran have, between them, written for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and will discuss their work.

7.30pm Doctor Who Celebration
Louise Jameson (Leela), Phil Ford, Simon Guerrier, David Llewellyn and James Moran celebrate all things Doctor Who.

The Festival itself runs from 27 October to 9 November and it's at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, so there'll be plenty of other events happening as well.

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