Fun in trib­ute to Roald

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE birth­day of one of the world’s most cel­e­brated chil­dren’s au­thors is be­ing marked by a packed day of ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Roald Dahl Mu­seum and Story Cen­tre, in High Street, Great Mis­senden, is host­ing the event on Satur­day. It co­in­cides with the 50th an­niver­sary of the story of Charlie and the Choco­late Fac­tory.

Roald Dahl lived in Great Mis­senden for 30 years un­til his death in 1990. He be­came a big part of the com­mu­nity, open­ing up his swimming pool for peo­ple to use. The vil­lage in­spired him in many ways.

Mar­ket­ing man­ager Is­abelle Reynolds said: “Roald Dahl Day is al­ways a bril­liant day for us. It does get busy, but there’s a real party at­mos­phere.”

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude talks at a replica of Dahl’s writ­ing hut, tours of the mu­seum’s ar­chives, and vis­i­tors dressed a Dahl char­ac­ters can scoop a prize.

Visit www.roald­ cre­ate-and-learn/join-in/roald­dahl-day or call 01494 892192.

High­lights of Roald Dahl Day

Sto­ry­telling ses­sions at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm.

Vis­i­tors can learn about the cre­ation of Charlie and the Choco­late Fac­tory at talks in the mu­seum’s replica Writ­ing Hut at noon, and then ev­ery hour un­til 4pm.

Un­pub­lished char­ac­ters and chap­ters from Charlie and the Choco­late Fac­tory will be on show dur­ing a tour of the mu­seum’s ar­chives, which costs £1 per per­son at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Cre­ate you own Willy Wonka choco­late bars at 11.30pm, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Each ses­sion cost £2.50 per per­son.

Vil­lage trails led by Dahl char­ac­ters will take place through­out the day, as well as face-paint­ing, crafts, magic tricks and bal­loon mod­el­ling, all at the mu­seum.

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