Fun in tribute to Roald
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.roalddahl.com/ 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Unpublished characters and chapters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be on show during a tour of the museum’s archives, which costs £1 per person at 12.30pm,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.