Celebrate 100 Years of Roald Dahl this October Half Term!

Be plunged into the dark and mischievous world of Roald Dahl’s most unscrupulous characters as Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books celebrate 100 Years of Dahl.

Join the Centre ALL through October Half Term as visitors will be revolted by rhymes and activities as some of Dahl’s most dastardly baddies are brought to life through Seven Stories unique interpretation and lively storytimes…

For those who open up this book, will conjure up the worst of luck. For within these pages do hide a flock of very nasty scary stock!

What happens when the Story Catchers unleash some of the worst characters in Dahl’s stories? The Witches? Miss Trunchbull? Mr Twit and Grandma from George’s Marvellous Medicine? Come dressed as your favourite characters and join them to find out!

Storytimes are included in the Centre’s admission price and are ticketed on a first come first served basis. Dark Dahl story times are daily at 10.30am, 12noon and 3.30pm.

Whizz-pop your way to the Seven Stories Studio to create Mr Twits' beard full of gobblesquirt and snozzberries. Draw your nightmares to store in a swirling dreamscape to help the BFG banish the “trogglehumpers” and write your own recipe for a revolting sweet.

Seven Stories is a registered charity and the centre has an admission charge. All half term activities are included in the admission price.  


Media Contact: Kathryn Row, Marketing and Programming Manager

Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle. NE1 2PQ.

T: 0300 330 1095 ext 209 E: Kathryn.row@sevenstories.org.uk

Stuart Ellis, Marketing and Digital Coordinator

T: 0300 330 1095 ext 223 E: stuart.ellis@sevenstories.org.uk

Notes to Editor: Illustration (C) Quentin Blake, from The Roald Dahl Treasury, Penguin Books.

Dark Dahl: Mash Up this October Half Term Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

For all the family