Alun Lewis – a Welsh poet born in Cwmaman, near Aberdare in South Wales, was one of, if not the, preeminent poet of the Second World War. 2015 saw the centenary of his birth and a committee was formed to organise commemorative and celebratory events throughout the year. I was part of the committee and worked on the branding for the centenary which consisted of Alun Lewis’ signature along with an original portrait I drew. All the funding requested was not secured, however a large number of events such as an exhibition attended by the Queen during the Presentation of the Colours parade for the Royal Welsh at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, talks and exhibition at Aberdare library and talks and presentations at the Hay Festival, Hay on Wye. I also created a mural at the Lewis School in Pengham where Lewis once taught.