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schoolchildren - Roald Dahl workshopAs school children take part in Roald Dahl-inspired workshop


Roald Dahl’s books are loved by millions of people around the world. However not many people know that the world’s number one storyteller was actually Welsh. Literature Wales, the national company for the development of literature is on a mission to change that, and to bring Roald Dahl back to Wales.

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and to celebrate this important centenary, Literature Wales has officially launched INVENT YOUR EVENT, a new funding and outreach scheme which will get people all over Wales involved in creative writing and reading. Invent your Event is funded by the Welsh Government and is supported by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate.

Invent your Event was officially launched at Wrexham County Borough Museum on Thursday 25 February, with the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, and children from Brynteg Primary School taking part in a riotous workshop exploring the science behind Roald Dahl’s stories with writers Mark Brake and Mike Church.

Literature Wales has also announced a specific outreach programme which will ensure that people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have the opportunity to take part in the Roald Dahl 100 Wales celebrations.

To find out more about Invent your Event, contact Literature Wales:
029 2047 2266 / roalddahl100wales@literaturewales.org or visit: literaturewales.org/roalddahl

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for further details and announcements.