The Whizzfizzing Festival
One of the “Home Counties” to the north and west of London, Buckinghamshire is known for the rolling Chiltern Hills, its pretty villages, and the much-loved children’s author Roald Dahl.
The writer who penned Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Matildo and The Big Friendly Giant is the inspiration for the Whizzfizzing festival---which will transform the market-town of Aylesbury into all kinds of music, colour and fun on Saturday, 1July.
Formerly known as The Roald Dahl Festival, this year’s event will celebrate a broad range of children’s films and bring to life some of its best-loved characters—from Alice in Wonderland and the Gruffalo to The Big Friendly Giant and Harry Potter.
Things to see and do
The festivities start all 11 am with a colourful children’s parade. More than 650 local school children and teachers, many in fancy dress, will march through the town carrying giant carnival puppets, with thousands of audiences lining the streets to watch.
The parade will be followed with a range of child-friendly activities and workshops held in main streets across the town.
Don’t be late for the Mad Hatters Tea Party in the Bucks Country Museum. Catch a splendid screening of a Roald Dahl movie in the Old Court House, watch leading children’s authors, including Julian Clary, and give readings in the Market Square.
With hands on arts and crafts workshops, storytelling sessions, live music, a fancy dress competition, street theatre and more, there is something for everyone.
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1. Who will show special interest in the whizzfizzing Festival?
A. Children B. Film stars C. Publishers D. Children’s authors
2. Which film was made from Roald Dahl’s works?
A. Gruf falo B. Harry Potter
C. Alice in Wonderland D. The Big Friendly Giant
3. Which of the following best describes the Whizzfizzing Festival?
A. Various B. Global C. Serious D. Ordinary