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Book Den

Book Den

Roald Dahl on Film


Please note: This event took place in Aug 2016

Head on over to this relaxed reading space in the Café/Bar any time between Mon 1 Aug and Thu 1 Sept to find comfy seats, copies of Roald Dahl's books, and activities.

Throughout the season we'll be hosting FREE pop-up workshops in this space if you want to get hands-on. Here are some of the brain-bizzling activities you can expect - always all for free, best suited for kids aged 6-12, but open to fully grown human beans too:

Jasmine's Marvellous Sweetie Factory (Mon 1 Aug 14:00 - 16:00) - invent your own mini-mouthwatering-marvel by choosing a combination of delightful handmade toppings for your treat at this cooking demo with an artist-chef

Make A Finger Puppet (Fri 5 Aug 10:00 - 12:00) - make your own puppet character inspired by the bugs in James and The Giant Peach then scuttle over to the animated film (which is 20 years old this year!)

Illustrating With Chocolate (Sun 7 Aug 10:00 - 11:30) - try drawing with liquid chocolate ahead of a screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl Read In A Day (Fri 12 Aug 10:00 - 17:30) - guest readers, live illustrators and BSL interpreters will bring the story of Matilda to life as we read the book aloud, cover to cover in a day

Costume Making (Fri 19 Aug 10:00 - 12:00) - make a costume inspired by Fantastic Mr Fox, then go and catch the animated adventure on the big screen

The Big Friendly Craft (Fri 26 Aug 10:00 - 11:30) - come and explore your creative side in a welcoming environment with arts and craft activities inspired by latest Dahl story adaptation, The BFG

The Book Den really the perfect place to delve into the unexpected world of Roald Dahl, whether you're up for a read, a chat with fellow fans, or want to get all artistc. We hope to see you here sometime over August!

Look closely on our bookshelves and what can you see? That's right - a few copies of The Marvellous Book of Imagination - a new Bristol book brimming with Roald-Dahl inspired characters that local school children have been inventing as part of the ongoing Dahl Project, dreamed up and delivered by Travelling Light Theatre Company.