2011 Roald Dahl Day Walk & Workshop Events

Join Literature Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre in a
celebration of all things Roald Dahl

Following a successful series of annual events to mark Roald Dahl Day (13 September), Literature Wales is this year working in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre to deliver two fantastical walks and poetry workshops for children aged 8 – 11 years old.

The first event, delivered through the medium of English, will take place on Saturday 10 September, 10 am – 12 noon. Children’s novelist, scriptwriter and dramatist Dan Anthony will explore Cardiff Bay through the eyes of Roald Dahl. Discover the events behind The Great Mouse Plot of 1924 and listen to excerpts from some of Roald’s most popular novels at places he knew and loved. After squash made from James’ Giant Peach, and biscuits stolen from The Twits’ home, write your very own poem based on George’s Marvellous Medicine in the inspiring setting of the Wales Millennium Centre.

Meet at The Water Tower, Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay at 10 am sharp. Prior booking is essential. Tickets cost £5 (children) / £3 (adults). Children must be accompanied by an adult, maximum 2 children/adult. No more than 1 adult/booking.

For further information and to book your golden ticket, telephone Literature Wales on 029 2047 2266. Please note that places are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Visit: http://www.literaturewales.org/news/i/139620/ to download a flyer to share with friends.

The second event, delivered through the medium of Welsh, will take place on Tuesday 13 September. Writer Catrin Dafydd will explore Roald Dahl’s Cardiff Bay with one lucky Year 4/5 school class, reading from Elin Meek‘s recently translated versions of his novels. Due to the involvement of a school, this Welsh language event is closed to bookings.

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, and christened at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay. From the ages of 7- 9, Roald attended Llandaff Cathedral School, and spent many happy hours gazing through the window of his favourite sweet shop at 11 High Street, Llandaff. He then boarded at St. Peter’s Preparatory School in Weston-Super-Mare, travelling back and forward on the Cardiff Bay ferry.

These events form part of Literature Wales’ Literature Programme at the Wales Millennium Centre. They are also a part of Literature Wales’ 2011 Literary Tourism Programme, which aims to bring Wales’ literatures closer to the landscapes in which they are embedded.

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