1.00 – 1.45pm Roald Dahl, was fascinated with medicine. Join his doctor, Professor Tom Solomon, who uses Roald’s stories, in this fun interactive Christmas show, to explain how the body works, what can go wrong and how we can fix it!
2.00 – 4.00pm Prof. Tom Solomon will be signing copies of his book, 'Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine’, whilst you make your own "marvellous medicine", produce some "Gobblefunk", and create your own "colourful Christmas brain" to take home!
The event is preceded by a showing of Roald Dahl's 1989 film, The BFG, at 10,30am
Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children’s books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine, and the terrible tragedies that affected him and his family. Dahl always said that if he wasn’t a writer, he would have liked to be a doctor. Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, has just published Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine, a unique combination of popular science, biography and memoir.
This children's show, which is linked to the book, sold out at Edinburgh Science Festival, Liverpool Literary festival, and Canterbury Festival. Although this is a "drop in" event, we would prefer you to register, so please don't delay in booking your free tickets. Those that register will enter a free prize draw for a Phizzwhizzing gift
One of the Victoria Gallery and Museum's Family Saturdays.
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