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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
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.
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.
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