Ex-South Wales Evening Post editor lands new role promoting Dylan Thomas centenary


The former editor the South Wales Evening Post has landed a new role promoting the country’s most famous poet.

Spencer Feeney, a former editor at Gloucester’s The Citizen and the Llanelli Star, retired from Evening Post publisher Northcliffe Media in July 2012 after 10 years as editor.

He has now been appointed chairman of the group co-ordinating the city's celebrations of the centenary of Dylan Thomas, who was born on 27 October  1914.

“This is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity for his home town to celebrate Dylan's life and work," said Feeney.

"Events already in the pipeline range from a newly commissioned opera of his most famous work, Under Milk Wood, to a book about Dylan's favourite pubs, of which there were many in Swansea, Carmarthenshire, London and New York."

He added: “I am looking forward to what it is a very different challenge for me.

“As well as marking a significant anniversary, Dylan's centenary will be an important platform for Swansea's bid to be the UK City of Culture in 2017.”



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