There's A Phizz-Whizzing New Roald Dahl Festival Coming To Spinningfields

Feast your gogglers on this...

Peach

You read that correctly. 

While internationally-acclaimed author Roald Dahl is a favourite of children all over the world, his magic never really leaves us as we grow up. 

His stories about flying elevators, oompa-loompas and telekinetic little girls formed a massive part of our childhoods and now the residents of Manchester will get a chance to experience the wonderful world of Dahl first-hand and perhaps introduce the younger generation to his spellbinding creations. 

New Bailey Street, Spinningfields will be hosting a two-day tribute to the great man where visitors can be greeted by a Big Friendly Giant, take a walk through Willy Wonka’s garden from one of Dahl's most famous works, and join James inside a giant peach from the eponymous novel. 

There will also be a pop-up cinema where fans can enjoy film versions of Dahl classics like the aforementioned 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (what better way to pay tribute to the recently-deceased Gene Wilder?)


Cinema

If that's not enough, plenty of scumdiddlyumptious treats will be on offer for kids and adults alike.

The Glittering Eyes event takes place during the weekend of September 10th and 11th and will mark 100 years since Dahl's birth.  

How absolutely spiffing. 

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James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.

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