Roald Dahl centenary celebrations set to transform Cardiff

Cardiff will celebrate the centenary of one of its most well-known sons with Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected (September 17-18).

The event is being produced by Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales, in association with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate.

The organisers hope the weekend will showcase the work of the children’s author and the city’s buildings, parks and its people.

“The city will be transformed into a place where the laws of physics and civic predictability will give way to the laws of magic, mischief and the unexpected,” said the organisers.

“The whole city will be humming with whispers of Roald Dahl.

“Eye-popping visual spectacles will turn heads and madcap events will defy the laws of physics in some of the city’s most iconic locations, including Cardiff Castle and the National Museum.

“A cast of thousands of volunteers, from parkour artists to farmers, from pigeon fanciers to puppeteers, will give heart-stopping performances both intimate and epic.”

Throughout 2016, there will be events taking place for Roald Dahl 100, focusing on his stories and characters.

Roald Dahl Day is on September 13 and organisers hope there will be celebrations across the globe.

Cardiff City of Unexpected image: picture credit Pete Fowler.