Celebrating 50 years: June

Posted by
Roald Dahl HQ
Posted on
5:30pm, 28th May
Singalonga Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Find out what's going on in June as we celebrate 50 years of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The celebrations continue as we mark 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - and, as always, you are our honoured Golden Ticket guests.

Whether you're  throwing your own Charlie-themed party with our scrumdiddlyumptious party pack, or voting for your childhood edition in a bid to win prizes including books signed by Sir Quentin Blake and Joseph Schindelman, there are all sorts of ways to get involved.

Here's what's going on in June to tickle your tastebuds...

Charlie Weekends at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Bucks, UK

This summer, the Roald Dahl Museum team are throwing a delicious array of events dedicated to your fave Charlie characters. Starting on 7 June, see if you can spot Violet Beauregarde in the blueberry hunt, join Augustus Gloop for a glumptious weekend on 14 and 15 June or finish the month with a Midsummer Mike Teavee trail (21 and 22 June)...

Nantucket Book Festival, Nantucket, US 

The Penguin Truck Tour will be heading to Nantucket late in the month (20 - 22 June). If you're in the area make sure you keep a lookout for that big orange truck, as the team will be handing out entry forms for the National Golden Ticket Sweepstakes (US only) - and there's an amazing set of Charlie-themed prizes up for grabs...

Singalonga Willy Wonka, London, UK

If you're a Charlie fan in London on 29 June, you'll definitely want to join us for this - an exclusive screening of the 1971 film adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square.

With on-screen lyrics and free magic moment packs, you can sing along to songs from the film including 'Pure Imagination' and 'Candy Man' - AND you'll be helping raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.

Sounds truly scrumptious*, right? Book your tickets for this marvellous musical treat here.

* This is a subtle reference to another iconic film Roald Dahl was involved in...