It’s 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and to celebrate, there are hundreds of ways to get involved in the most fantabulous celebrations all September!
To kick start the action, the Oxford English Dictionary has revised and added entries into the dictionary from the world famous author including words ‘splendiferous, scrumdiddlyumptious and Oompa Loompa’! Plus Dahl’s very own dictionary has been launched, compiled by Dr Susan Rennie and containing 287 pages of “only really interesting words” plus beautiful illustrations from Quentin Blake.
Use these great words of wisdom from Roald Dahl himself, to become inspired to create your own story:
- “You should have a lively imagination.”
- “You should be able to write well.”
- “You must have stamina.”
- “You must be a perfectionist.”
- “You must have self-discipline.”
- “It helps a lot if you have a keen sense of humour.”
- “You must have a degree of humility.”
Discover the full list of tips on how to become a writer from an extract called ‘Lucky Break’.
Support the charity
Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity aims to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.
From grants to families in financial hardship, providing expert support and care to funding nurse-led research projects the charity believes that every child has a right to a more marvellous life, no matter how ill they are, or how short their life may be.
Visit the award-winning museum
Nestled in a the Buckinghamshire village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years, visit the museum, three interactive galleries and story centre where your imagination will take off with fictional fantasies.
Create Revolting Recipes
Try your hand at Roald Dahl inspired recipes conjured up from a selection of his books. So whether your tasting with The Twits, gorging with the Grand High Witch or whizzpoping your way around the washer find recipes here.
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl.