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16 min ago | Stalbans Review

Skydivers dressed as Oompa Loompa's raise 20,000

A man from St Albans has helped raised more than A 20,000 for a children's charity by skydiving 13,000ft dressed as an Oompa Loompa. Richard Piper took part in the charity skydive on Saturday to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Racked

Pop-Up Shops: Inside Roald Dahl's Granddaughter's Cool Silver Lake Pop-Up

It's not every day that the kin of literary royalty whips up a clothing line, let alone a charitable one. Earlier this year, Phoebe Dahl - the 25-year-old granddaughter of legendary children's author Roald Dahl - launched Faircloth & Supply , a company that donates one school uniform to a girl in Nepal for every garment sold.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Metro UK News

Oompa jumpers take skydive for charity

Forty daredevils dressed like the characters from Dahl's bestseller Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - published 50 years ago this week - for the first ever marvellous Oompa Loompa Skydive. And their feat was just the ticket for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity - raising A 20,000 for sick children.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Star Online

Willy Wonka vs Charlie for the better Chocolate Factory movie

Peter Ostrum's Charlie in the 1971 film comes off as a bit of a whiner while Freddie Highmore's take in 2005 better captures the innocence Dahl originally wrote. -File photos Roald Dahl's books have entertained and entranced kids and their imaginations for decades.

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Theboltonnews.co.uk

In pictures: Kids dress up for Roald Dahl's birthday

From left, Sam Stevenson, Joe Higgins-Meadow, Maisy Crompton, Oliver McNulty and Lucas Utzeri at St Andrews CE Primary School. YOUNG fans of children's author Roald Dahl had a delightfully scrumdiddlyumptious day as they celebrated his birthday - and the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Madison Magazine

Justify Your Slate: Children's Theater of Madison

Yep, it's that time of the year again, when the bulk of Madison's theater companies begin revving up and unveiling their new seasons, like dramatic new Mercedes-Benz at the starting line. Sure, there's always plenty of excitement and marketing hoopla, but if you're like us, you also wonder what led to each company's final docket.

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IcNetwork

The essential A to Z of Roald Dahl

It's Roald Dahl Day on Saturday and we're celebrating with a splendiferous A to Z of the Cardiff-born author Roald always seemed like a funny name for a British author to have, but baby Roald was named for polar explorer Roald Amundsen, a national hero in Norway at the time, where Roald's parents were from. It's been said that the family, including Roald's sisters Astri, Alfhild and Else, spoke Norwegian at home, and Roald mentions Norway in many of his books, most notably The Witches, where the main character goes to live with his Norwegian grandmother.

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Hindustan Times

Penguin India rolls out new cover for Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

After the new covers for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' launched by its parent company Pengiun UK were dismissed by twitterati as 'creepy', the firm's Indian branch has bounced back with its own cover art for new editions of Roald Dahl's beloved children novel. The launch is just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the book's publication in 1975, and also the author's birthday on September 13. The classic, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, will be available in a new avatar - designed by Sir Quentin Blake, who famously illustrated several of the original covers for Dahl's books.

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Evening News

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekend

In the 1970s and 80s there were no Saturday teatime TV stars bigger than Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks - literally, now their story has been turned into a touching and hilarious comedy play, performance poets Mark Grist & Tim Clare go head-to-head, folk musician Benji Kirkpatrick has a solo date, one of London's most dynamic and versatile chamber orchestras visits and there is a celebration of Roald Dahl. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Nottingham Evening Post

Dahl-ightful times for kids in peach of a day

Children will be dressing up as favourite characters including Willy Wonka, as portrayed by Johnny Depp, as they celebrate the work of Roald Dahl, inset. MAGNIFICENT heroes and monstrous villains will be the star attraction at a school as pupils get creative for a Roald Dahl dress-up day today.

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Central Western Daily

Orange Christian School students play it by the book - Gallery

BOOKISH TYPES: Matt Cordery tries to tell a story about himself but is interupted by other book characters.

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Outlook

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Turns 50

Children's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by British storyteller Roald Dahl, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, marks 50 years of publication this month and has a number of celebratory events lined up. From sky-diving Oompa Loompas to chocolate trails at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in the village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire where Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years -- various events have been planned on September 13, to be celebrated as Roald Dahl Day.

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Cambridge Evening News

10 fun things to do with the family

SO their last play was their "Bestest", and this time around Charlie and Lola are putting on their "Extremely New Show" at Cambridge Arts Theatre! Are you prepared, mums and dads, for quite how enthusiastic it's going to be? Based on the original books by Lauren Child and the BBC hit series, the story involves a dog called Sizzles and whips up fun and games, focusing on the importance of friendship and always trying your best. There'll be puppets, live music and lots of silliness too from Thursday, September 18 - Saturday, September 21. Tickets are A 12.50 from 503333.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

IcNetwork

Watch: A scrumdiddlyumptious story for Roald Dahl Day

There's nothing nicer than a great story at bedtime. So get your little ones ready for bed with a very special reading of Roald Dahl's Augustus Gloop song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory To mark Roald Dahl day this Saturday, we thought it would be just whipple-scrumptious to have a song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory read out for your little ones to enjoy over and over again - just press play and feel free to go downstairs to hide your own stash of Dairy Milk as they take the magic in.

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IcNetwork

Happy birthday Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - here's 10 reasons why we love you

As magical now as it ever was, Roald Dahl 's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is celebrating its 50th year in print. Yep, it really has been half a century since little Charlie Bucket got that golden ticket and took us all on a sugar-fuelled adventure.

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Genesee Country Express

5 Things to Do This Weekend

2. Do you like video games? Then Friday is your day: It's Video Games Day! As if you needed an excuse to play video games. ... But celebrate the day by playing with friends.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Telegraph

Still as sweet as dark chocolate

Roald Dahl's works for children do not need gratuitous changes to remain relevant, even 50 years after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published, writes Nayantara Mazumder Since 1964, generations of children have rejoiced in Roald Dahl's most famous children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - it remains one of the most iconic books ... (more)

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The Telegraph

Demons for dinner

Of late, there have been three significant happenings in the Roald Dahl universe.

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TeleRead

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Nerve News

Magical musical fantasy for children at Kingdom of Dreams

There are witches dressed up as blood-sucking bats, sniffing and reaching out to pounce on their prey - children.

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