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Poetry Day 2014

2nd October 2014

World Children's Poetry Day takes place on 4 October. To celebrate, here are a few of our favourite Roald Dahl rhymes

The Oompa-Loompa Skydive

1st October 2014

On the day Mr Wonka opened up the Chocolate Factory gates in the 1971 film, we present our own star Oompa-Loompas...

Just Desserts with Rachel Khoo

30th September 2014

Rachel Khoo's recipe is inspired by Veruca Salt's adventures in the Nut Room, to celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Run of the Factory

29th September 2014

Poptropica's creators share their final insight into how they turned Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into an online game

Claudia: The Grand Finale

23rd September 2014

In this final video instalment watch Claudia Winkleman use her hat and bow tie to finalise her Willy Wonka outfit AND turn a little girl Violet.

I Want It Now: September 2014

19th September 2014

More delicious goodies to celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this month. Watch out, Mr and Mrs Salt...

A Fox in San Antonio

18th September 2014

As Fantastic Mr Fox opens at OPERA San Antonio, we caught up with Emily Carew Woodard to find out how she re-imagined the story for the stage

Claudia makes a Wonka bow tie

18th September 2014

Watch Claudia Winkleman get creative in the second of three videos for the Marvellous Costume Competition making a Willy Wonka bow tie.

A Story You Can Play

14th September 2014

Poptropica's creators tell us how they adapted the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to make it one you can play...

Oompa-Loompas speed at 120 mph

13th September 2014

Today, forty fearless fundraisers took the leap of a lifetime in the first ever Oompa-Loompa Skydive for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity