Roald Dahl is loved by millions of people, young and old, 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 firmly back to Wales.
2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and to celebrate this important centenary, Literature Wales has launched Invent your Event, a new outreach and funding scheme that will engage the whole of Wales in literature, creative writing and reading.
Invent your Event is funded by the Welsh Government and is supported by the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. The Roald Dahl 100 Wales celebrations will form part of Welsh Government’s Year of Adventure.
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
– Roald Dahl, The Minpins
Literature Wales will use the magic of Roald Dahl’s words, stories and characters to inspire creativity and to take literature to new and unexpected places. Financial support for events organised to celebrate Roald Dahl 100 in Wales will be offered through Invent your Event. This unique funding scheme will run parallel to Literature Wales’ successful Writers on Tour scheme.
A complementary outreach programme delivered by Literature Wales and partners will focus on the social justice agenda to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to take part in the Roald Dahl 100 Wales celebrations.
There will also be opportunities for Welsh writers, artists and arts practitioners to develop and deliver Roald Dahl-inspired events, talks and workshops as part of Invent your Event. See Chapters 2 and 3 for details.
The Invent your Event scheme is made up of three strands, or Chapters. These are as follows:
Chapter 1 – Funding for Large Events, Festival Programmes and Residencies
Chapter 2 – Funding for Small Events
Chapter 3 – Wales-wide Outreach programme
To find out more about Invent your Event, and the opportunities available for Welsh writers,
artists, and arts practitioners, click on the links above, or contact Literature Wales on:
029 2047 2266 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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for further details and announcements.