Get ready for an ENORMOUS weekend

Date: 08/09/2016

Get ready for an ENORMOUS weekend

 Bubbles and face painting, craft and cartoon workshops, a treasure hunt and outdoor activities – just some of the events due to take place in Caernarfon on 16 and 17 September to celebrate Roald Dahl's centenary.

 The ENORMOUS weekend, organised by Gwynedd Council Libraries, Gwynedd’s Community Arts team and Palas Print, and supported by Literature Wales and the Welsh Government as part of the Roald Dahl 100 Walescelebrations, begins on Friday evening, 16 September with a story journey, and will continue through Saturday with events in Caernarfon Library in the morning and in Palace Street in the afternoon.

 Nia Gruffydd, Gwynedd Council Libraries’ User Services Manager said: “Our aim in organising the event was to have lots of fun inspired by Roald Dahl's work.

 “We very much wanted to bring the work of Roald Dahl to life, to inspire children's creativity, with art, craft, outdoor activity, theatre events and, of course, reading and writing.”

 Mewn Cymeriad will perform a theatrical show inspired by Roald Dah's work, and Gwawr Roberts, Gwynedd Community Arts Development Officer will lead a craft workshop with children to build something enormous in the Library on Saturday morning.

 During the afternoon, Palace Street will be turned into a celebration of Roald Dahl with activities for children of all ages in the street and in the shops. Wild Elements - a local company specialising in inspiring children with outdoor activities, will be working with children in Palace Street itself, children can have a go at embossing with artist Ann Catrin Evans, cartoonist Huw Aaron will help children create their own cartoons, Bethan Gwanas will provide a writing workshop, and there will be other surprises for everyone up and down the street.

 Palas Print bookshop owner, Eirian James added: “ We very much hope that the whole street will be a hive of activity and colour, with families joining in the treasure hunt in between other activities provided by Wild Elements, Dr Ziggs, Cimera and others.

 “Many businesses on the whole street is getting involved, and I hope everyone will get dressed up as their favourite Roald Dahl character and enjoy an afternoon of fun and inspiration.”

 For further information about the ENORMOUS weekend, please go to the website or pick up a programme at the Library, Archives or Palas Print in Caernarfon.

 Tickets are required for some events. Please contact the Library or Palas Print for further information.