Remembering Roald Dahl
Published 09/09/2016 by Pinar
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl - one of the world’s best-ever storytellers. The creator of Willy Wonka, Matilda, the BFG, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach and so many more is being celebrated with events up and down the country throughout the year.
Here are a few phizz-whizzing ways you too can celebrate the magic of Roald Dahl.
Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery
The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, in the market town of Aylesbury, is full of exciting hands-on exhibits inspired by Dahl's stories. Children can investigate minibeasts inside the Giant Peach, explore sound with the BFG, crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel and discover inventions with Willy Wonka.
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
This award-winning museum in Dahl’s home village of Great Missenden is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds. There are three fun galleries of interactive displays plus events and activities throughout the year to mark Roald Dahl 100. The programme includes storytelling and crafts and archive tours. Plus on Saturday 17 September there’s an extra special celebration for Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Free craft activities are always on offer, while the Village and Countryside Trails lead visitors around Great Missenden to see the places that inspired Dahl and feature in the stories.
The BFG In Pictures - House of Illustration
It’s impossible to remember reading Roald Dahl without thinking of the brilliant Quentin Blake book covers and illustrations that accompanied them. The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Blake illustrations prepared for the book. The exhibition has been curated by Blake himself and contains 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG that have never been exhibited in public before. Until 2 October.