2012-13 Affliated Coursework and Extra-Curricular Activities
Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
Thursday, October 4, 2012 & Friday, October 5, 2012
UM-Flint Black Box Theater
As part of this year's Wyatt Exploration Program, the Department of History is co-sponsoring a staged reading by the Department of Theater and Dance of Under Milk Wood. First performed on radio in 1954, Under Milk Wood was written by Swansea born poet and author Dylan Thomas. It explores the characters and personalities of Llareggub, a fictional yet archetypal Welsh fishing village. Observing the dreams, thoughts and memories of the villagers during the course of a single day, this comedic play addresses themes of life, sex and death through the prism of its distinctly Welsh culture and setting. Although written in English, the rhythms, tones and famous alliteration of this "play for voices" is clearly influenced by Thomas's Welsh background. Students on the travel expedition will visit Welsh coastal villages reminiscent of Llareggub, including Laugharne where Dylan Thomas once lived, wrote and was buried.
Community Lecture: The Celtic Origins of Halloween
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Villiage Community Room
Cromaine Library, 3688 N. Hartland Rd., Hartland, MI 488353
Today, Halloween is an enormously popular American holiday that is being exported across the world. Halloween, however, find its origins amongst the ancient Celts of Europe and many of its traditions are rooted in the folk customs once observed by Irish, Scottish and Welsh peasants. With particular attention to the Welsh festival of "Nos Galan Gaef," this presentation will explore the Celtic origins, traditions and customs of our contemporary Halloween. Although conducted off campus, this free community lecture is open to UM Flint students. A Wyatt Passport stamp will be available to students who attend. To participate, please register for the event at www.cromaine.org (click on the title of the lecture in the event calendar for an online form) or with the library by phone at (810) 632-5200.