Imag­i­na­tive an­niver­sary events keep spirit of Roald Dahl alive

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Qasim Per­acha qasim.per­acha@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: QasimPer­acha

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

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