Local groups urged to apply for funding to stage Roald Dahl events.
Local groups are being urged to apply for funding to stage special events to celebrate the centenary of one of the Wales’s best-loved authors.
Next year will mark 100 years since Roald Dahl was born 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.
AM Carl Sargeant wants Deeside community groups to take advantage of the new revenue opportunity.
“The Welsh Government is offering funding for groups to organise events marking the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth in Wales.
“He is one of the best-loved and most widely-read authors in Wales and the world and a true literary icon. It would be fantastic to mark his achievements with some imaginative events in Alyn and Deeside in 2016.
The grants are being administered by Literature Wales and more information is available at literaturewales.org/roalddahl100.” Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com