February 2 2016

“Dahl in a Day” Imagine Children’s Festival 2016

On Thursday 18 February 2016, Inclusive Minds will be working in partnership with Southbank Centre to deliver a unique day of Roald Dahl inspired activity.

Come along and join a host of children/young people and some very well-known faces as we read the whole of Roald Dahl’s iconic book Matilda. With dance, illustration, music and singing performances, hear the story unfold across the space of a day – with some exciting surprises along the way…

It’s free, flexible and open to all – so drop in for an hour or stay for the day! The event is BSL interpreted and there will be reserved space for wheelchair users.

Readers will include: Mrs Phelps (Lisa Davina Phillip), Cerrie Burnell, Carrie Grant, Bernadette Russell, Holly Smale, Rani Price, Tara Chakroborty, Keira Chakroborty, Freddie Peters, Rhael Cape, Renee Keill, Selina Nwulu, Catherine Johnson, Violet Dahl, Mik Scarlett, Life and Deaf and Candy Gourlay. 


Create your own Dahl Character!

Bruce Bogtrotter, Miss Trunchbull, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Arthur Slugworth, Prince Pondicherry, Mr Snoddy….can anyone beat Roald Dahl for creating unusual and humorous book characters?

Here’s your chance to try! If you are visiting the ‘Dahl in a Day’ event on 18 February, our team of Inclusive Minds volunteers invite you to ‘imagine yourself’ into a Roald Dahl book, by creating a new Dahl-inspired character name. Come along and write your suggested name on our giant canvas of new Dahl-style characters and if you have time, you could even draw a picture of how you’d like your character to look. And if you really like your new name, why not write yourself a name badge too? After the event, some of the best names will be featured on our Inclusive Minds website. 

Activity will run 11am-3pm, in the Ballroom, next to our partners EmpathyLab.


Dahl in a Day event runs 10.30am – 3pm

The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall

Admission free

Particularly aimed at ages 8-12

Watch this space for more information. More details also on the Southbank Centre website.