Celebrating 50 years: September

Posted by
Roald Dahl HQ
Posted on
4:30pm, 5th September
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 50th anniversary publishing

September is Roald Dahl Month, so the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrations are even more scrumptious!

As we get ready to celebrate Roald Dahl Day on Saturday 13th September, there's even more going on than usual as we also mark 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

New publishing - out now

From the new hardcover edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, to author Lucy Mangan's journey Inside Charlie's Chocolate Factory, there are lots of ways to enjoy this much-loved story. Check your local bookstores and online for information.

Early chapters and unpublished drafts

Last week The Guardian published The Vanilla Fudge Room, a chapter from an early, previously unpublished draft of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - very different to the edition we know and love. Read the full chapter here, and stay tuned for more on those early drafts very soon...

Last chance to vote for your Charlie cover

Only a few weeks left to vote for the edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory YOU had and win some amazing prizes, including those anniversary editions SIGNED by Sir Quentin Blake and Joseph Schindelman. Check out how to vote here.

Roald Dahl Day - Saturday 13 September 

This year's Roald Dahl Day has a distinctly chocolatey flavour as we continue the 50th anniversary party. From sky-diving Oompa-Loompas to chocolate trails at the Roald Dahl Museum, there's enough for any would-be Golden Ticket holder to get stuck into...

Puffin Virtually Live - Monday 15 September 

This year's Puffin Virtually Live: Roald Dahl Day event will be live from the home of the new musical production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, complete with a full-scale singalong led by the show's wonderful cast. Make sure you sign-up for the show and download your party pack...

Dahlicious Dress Up Day - Friday 26 September

Schoolchildren all over the UK will be donning their finest Roald Dahl character costumes to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity. Not signed-up yet? Here's how...

Skype in the Classroom at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, from 29 September

The Roald Dahl Museum's Education team have teamed up with Penguin Young Readers to offer a series of Skype tours around the Museum, all in celebration of 50 years of Charlie. Register your interest here.