Cardiff Connect Roald Dahl centenary events Leigh Amor 2 April 2016 © Quentin Blake 2007 Events to celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl. Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival Saturday 16 April – Sunday 24 April The festival will feature world-famous children’s authors such as Jaqueline Wilson, and several of its events will be dedicated to Dahl’s centenary, including the Roald Dahl Party. Book tickets A Welsh Dahl? Thursday 21 April Cardiff University Main Building As Cardiff celebrates the centenary of one of the world’s greatest storytellers, the University will be hosting a discussion examining the Welsh roots in Roald Dahl’s imagination and writings. Hosted by Professor Damian Walford Davies, this special event aims to untangle Dahl’s complex and intriguing relationship with Wales and its culture. Book tickets Roald Dahl Walking Tour with Dewi Pws Sunday 24 April The Old Library Walk in Roald Dahl’s footsteps as Dewi Pws takes you on an interactive tour around Cardiff, where Dahl’s imagination comes to life. Book tickets Land of Song June 2016 Cardiff Bay Wales Millennium Centre is helping schoolchildren across Wales learn songs inspired by Dahl’s writings for a celebratory performance in June for both children and adults alike. Inside Stories July – November 2016 National Museum Wales This popular exhibition will be coming to Cardiff in July and will feature Sir Quentin Blake’s distinctive artwork. City of the Unexpected Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 September National Theatre Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre will be joining forces to create a city-wide celebration of Roald Dahl’s work. Directed by Nigel Jamieson, director of Sydney’s Olympic opening ceremony, the events will include public performances, large-scale spectacles, theatrical productions and art commissions from Welsh artists in locations such as Cardiff Castle and the shopping arcades. The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl Friday 12 August – Saturday 21 December Wales Millennium Centre An exhibition which displays artefacts from Dahl’s personal life.