A SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS WAY TO CELEBRATE A CENTENARY
Imaginative anniversary events keep spirit of Roald Dahl alive
GREAT Missenden’s Roald Dahl would have been 100 years old on September 13 2016. The author passed away in 1990, but has left behind a lasting legacy in his hometown.
So what exactly will you be doing to celebrate the life, accomplishments and stories of one of the best selling author?
Roald Dahl’s Buckinghamshire at the Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury opened on July 7 this year and will remain open until January 2017. The special exhibit has been pieced together with collections from the Bucks County Museum, with archive images from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
Also at the Museum is the longstanding Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery. Opened in 1996 its perfect for the little ones to introduce them to the world of Roald Dahl, using his stories and animations from Quentin Blake to introduce youngsters to the literary world Dahl created.
Fans of the gross comedy The Twits can have a once in a lifetime chance to experience Dinner at the Twits. Created by Bompas & Parr, world renowned culinary exhibitors, this is a dinner reservation like no other.
You may have read on getbucks that they have brewed a beer using yeast they cultured from swabs of Roald Dahl’s chair, preserved in his writing hut at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden.
They also have other foul treats, designed to amaze and impress but most importantly revolt.
The show runs from September 4 to October 30 at The Vaults, below Waterloo Station, London, and you must book your tickets in advance.
While you’re in London, check out the Dream Jar trail. Giant jars, up to six feet tall, have been placed around the city containing sculptures of the dreams of celebrities and organisations, including Nadiya Hussain, Maisie Williams, Sophie Dahl, Steven Spielberg and Aston Martin. The jars are inspired by Roald Dahl’s The BFG, a friendly giant who would collected the dreams of humans and store them in jars.
Museum of the Unexpected will be held on September 17 in Great Missenden. Smell your way around the Roald Dahl Museum on the SCENTenary Trail, write your own lines for the Big Birthday Poem, meet Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard and join
Iconic author: Roald Dahl pictured at his home in Buckinghamshire in 1988
Swashboggling celebrations: Will take place at the Roald Dahl Museum and other venues
Search for the spark: Great Missenden library was inspiration for the library in Matilda
In the footsteps of giants: See BFG footsteps at Roald Dahl’s grave on the guided village trail