Cardiff transformed ‘by Roald Dahl’ for centenary

Media captionReporter Geraint Thomas had a look behind the scenes.

Reality will be turned on its head in Cardiff this weekend “as if Roald Dahl is at the helm” to celebrate the author’s centenary.

Organisers – who refused to reveal much about their plans – said the laws of physics, logic and the predictable would give way to magic and invention.

Thousands of performers are expected to take to the streets for the “surprising events”.

Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff 100 years ago this month.

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City of the Unexpected

The city of the unexpected events take place in the city centre between 13:00 BST and 21:00 on Saturday and 10:30 and 14:00 on Sunday.

Director Nigel Jamieson said “For generations, he has been part of our bed times, our childhoods, and the development of our imaginations.

“It is thus fitting that the weekend celebrating his birth in Cardiff will involve one of the most ambitious mobilisations of a city’s inhabitants ever attempted, together transforming it into a place that will unlock the child in everyone and create a city of wonder and surprise.”

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