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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 16:08 UK time, Friday, 2 September 2011

Roald Dahl Day takes place on 13 September. It will be the sixth annual celebration of the Cardiff-born author.

If you and/or your children haven't made any plans to mark the day yet then read on for some events that are taking place in Cardiff. And do let us know if you're attending another that we haven't mentioned.

Roald Dahl in his writing hut, circa 1990 © Jan Baldwin, courtesy of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl in his writing hut, circa 1990 © Jan Baldwin, courtesy of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Literature Wales have joined together with the Wales Millennium Centre to offer a Roald Dahl walk and workshop for children aged 8-11 years old in celebration of the author on Saturday 10 September.

Children's novelist, scriptwriter and dramatist Dan Anthony will explore Cardiff Bay through the eyes of Dahl. Children will discover the events behind The Great Mouse Plot of 1924 and listen to excerpts from some of Dahl's most popular novels at places he knew and loved. Children will then have the opportunity to write their own poem based on George's Marvellous Medicine in the Wales Millennium Centre.

Booking is essential (tickets cost £5 per child/£3 per adult) so contact Literature Wales for more information on 02920 472266, or find out more about the event on their website.

Cardiff Libraries are also getting in on the Roald Dahl-inspired fun.

Cardiff Central Library is hosting A Marvellous Celebration on Saturday 10 September, with phizz-whizzing activities, storytelling at 11am and 3pm and the chance to add your favourite character to their Dahl display.

You can get more info by contacting the children's library on 029 2078 0953 or email childrenslibrary@cardiff.gov.uk.

Plus, Llandaff North library is holding a Peach Party to celebrate Roald Dahl Day, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of James And The Giant Peach.

Taking place on Saturday 10 September between 10am-12pm, children aged up to 12 years old can join in the fun including craft activities and a treasure hunt. For more information you can contact the library on 029 2061 3182 or email llandaffnorthlibrary@cardiff.gov.uk.

On Sunday 11 September at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay there will be storytelling, arts and crafts workshops and balloon sculptures and displays from Dr Bob's Balloons. Events will take place from 11.30am until 4.30pm at the church, which Dahl and his family attended during their time in Cardiff.

Plus on Thursday 15 September there's a tribute to Roald Dahl event at Insole Court in Fairwater, Cardiff. Details are still being confirmed but it's likely that there'll be a compilation of readings with some Revolting Rhymes thrown in, with the evening costing around £10 per person. For the latest info visit the Friends of Insole Court website.

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