Roald Dahl fans prepare for probably the most incredible experience of their lives as the Road Dahl Museum presents a jam-packed day of special events and activities as a double celebration for Roald Dahl’s birthday and for 50 Whipple-Scrumptious years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Discover fantabulous facts about Charlie and his creator at one of the Writing Hut Talks or Archive Tours, create a Wondercrump Wonka Bar, take a Museum Tour or a guided Village Trail with an Oompa-Loompa, or perhaps with Willy Wonka himself. Be mesmerised by marvellous magic, buzz-wangling balloon modelling and swish-wiffling storytelling. Come dressed as a Roald Dahl character and be in with the chance of a prize.
Café Twit aim to be serving delumptious lunches, cakes and treats and enjoy baking on Saturday 18 October when Glenn Cosby, when the star of season 4 of the Great British Bake Off aims to be entertaining the crowds. Great for all budding young bakers, visitors may experience an hour of chocolate, cakes and fun in one of the workshops throughout the day. Fresh from his one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival, this great family-friendly foodie event aims to leave those with a sweet tooth very satisfied. Delumptious!
Yet in true Dahl style the mouth-watering fun shall linger for more than a day (that simply falls short whilst needing to be sparky enough!) So, to ignite some lip-smacking creativity, the museum’s new Food writer in residence, Victoria Glass, aims to be hosting some very special family workshops between October 2014 and February 2015. These scrumdiddlyumptious sessions aim to explore food in a fun and exciting way, trying flavours from around the world, inventing Wonka chocolates, dressing up, taste testing and of course, making delicious treats to take home. Victoria’s first event ‘Enter the Inventing Room’ takes place on Thursday 30 October.
Roald Dahl seemed himself as a true foodie. As a boy he adored chocolate and, along with his school friends, would often carry out chocolate tasting for Cadburys. This love of food stayed with him throughout his life, as The Roald Dahl Cookbook testifies, and these mind-blowing workshops fuse Dahl’s passion for adventurous creativity and delicious food within one amazing experience that both children and adults might love.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of the greatest children’s books ever written by probably the most creative and well-loved children’s authors, Roald Dahl. What better way to celebrate the mighty man’s birthday and the 50th anniversary of his most well-known book than by bringing the world of Dahl to life at the Roald Dahl Museum. Kids will adore it and adults many even enjoy it even more. Go on, it’s an adventure that’s just need to be taken!
Saturday 13 September – 11am – 5pm – Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2014
Roald Dahl Day events and activities aim to be taking place online and nationally throughout September. To find out other ways of getting involved, visit www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day
Admission to the Museum: adults £6.60, children £4.40, concessions £4.40, families £21. Pre-booking is strongly advised. Book online at www.roalddahl.com/museum/tickets or call 01494 892192.
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