Roald Dahl centenary to be celebrated in Llandaff

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The centenary of the birth of Llandaff’s most famous son Roald Dahl, will take place in the village in September.

Chairman of the Llandaff Society, Geoff Barton-Greenwood told Whitchurch and Llandaff Living:

“Our programme for the day continues to be refined but I can confirm that we will welcome Ragnhild Imerslund, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Norwegian Embassy, for a full day of celebrations on the 12th September, eve of the centenary, and the Deputy Lord Mayor will also attend.

“Liccy Dahl, Roald Dahl’s widow will be unable to attend but has personally written:

Thank you for your letter outlining the commemorative events planned in Llandaff for Roald’s centenary. I am delighted that he will be honoured with a blue plaque both at Villa Marie and at Cumberland Lodge. It is certainly a busy year and I am proud and happy that he is being celebrated in so many ways across the country. With best wishes!”

Additional celebrations will take place across the UK, including a Quentin Blake exhibition at the National Museum of Wales.