Roald Dahl Day 2013
This Friday 13th September, celebrate the wonderful life and writings of one of the worlds most beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl, with the theme of Mischief and Mayhem.
Mischief and Mayhem celebrates Dahl’s cheeky and terrible characters who enjoy mischief or wreak mayhem on unsuspecting others– from George’s Marvellous Medicine to The Witches and Matilda‘s pranks on her dastardly parents.
When I was growing up, Matilda was one of my favourite books and I admired Matilda’s mischievous pranks and solid gold heart – and of course her magical power to move objects with her mind!! Matilda was a brilliant and imaginative child who escapes her boring life and nasty parents through the magic of reading, and eventually found a happy ending being adopted by her favourite teacher, Miss Honey.
All Roald Dahl stories are funny, magical and highly enjoyable for both kids and adults seeking a bit of nostalgia. Celebrate Roald Dahl Day at school or home with parties, dress ups and more great ideas – check out the official Roald Dahl webpage for some brilliant ideas. Or you could you watch the celebrations live from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, with the Puffin Virtually Live event, which will stream across the web at 2-2:45pm BST. Hosted by Michael Rosen, the events for Roald Dahl Day include:
– An interview with Lucy Dahl, Roald’s daughter, about the mischief made by The World’s No.1 Storyteller.
– A live performance from Matilda The Musical.
– Exclusive footage and behind the scenes insights from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical.
– Behind the scenes at Pinewood Studios, where the whizzpopping sound effects were made for the new Roald Dahl audiobooks.