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Birmingham University students mark Roald Dahl centenary


Life-size versions of Roald Dahl’s most iconic creations have been hand-crafted from paper and cardboard as part of an exhibition celebrating 100 years since his birth.

Students on Birmingham City University’s Design for Theatre, Performance and Events course have created the unique structures which features a cast of some of his best known characters from Matilda and George to Augustus Gloop and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Credit: Birmingham University.

The installation, which is made up of a set and characters constructed entirely from brown paper and cardboard, went on display at Birmingham City University’s Parkside building today and will remain there until February 20.

The exhibition imagines a 100th birthday party for Roald Dahl attended by characters from the writer’s books.

Dahl was born on the 13 September 1916 and died in 1990 having written dozens of books and short stories which have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.