Quentin Blake / Roald Dahl

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Coinciding with the inaugural Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday 13 September, this exhibition celebrates the 15 year collaboration between Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake and brings together 84 of Quentin Blake's distinctive illustrations from the 21 books on which they worked together, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, The Enormous Crocodile, George's Marvellous Medicine, Revolting Rhymes and The BFG.

A platform talk, Quentin Blake and Friends, will take place in the Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 6pm. Quentin Blake will give a unique insight into working with Roald Dahl; combining his talk with live drawing, he will be joined by National Theatre actors who will perform extracts from the work they created together.

QUENTIN BLAKE was 16 when his first drawings were published in Punch. He has illustrated nearly 300 books by writers including Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl, as well as creating his own characters such as Mr Magnolia and Mrs Armitage. He taught for many years at the Royal College of Art and was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. He was appointed the first Children's Laureate in 1999 and made a CBE in 2005.


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