Roald Dahl Month

Portrait of Roald DahlImage via Wikipedia
 My daughter has developed a penchant for paperback novels. She can devour one in a single sitting. Not unusual for an adult but this eager reader is only eight years old. It was her birthday this weekend so I treated her to two books that I loved at her age, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both by the wonderful writer, Roald Dahl (pictured), an apt purchase because September is Roald Dahl month.

This celebration of Dahl was originally launched on 13th September 2006 on what would have been his ninetieth birthday. 2010 sees this celebration stretch to embrace an entire month of festivities.

 "Roald was a great believer in birthdays being filled with treats, so he would be happy that this tradition seems to be becoming an annual event," said Dahl's widow, Felicity.

Events this September include:

  • 'Fantastic Mr Fox' performed at the Little Angel Theatre, Islington
  • a staging of  'George's Marvellous Medicine' at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
  • a roadshow called 'Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Roald Dahl', and
  • a chocolate decorating workshop (a'la Willy Wonka) at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden.

You can find out about more Roald Dahl month events here.


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