Milton Keynes Central Library ‘choc-full’ of fun this half term
From Friday 10 February, Milton Keynes Central Library is transforming into a magical wonderland based on Roald Dahl’s classic book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The library will host a themed set piece with a selfie space, a dressing up-box, props, backdrops, lights and music. Children and their families are invited to take part in a packed schedule of FREE events and activities, from sweet-making workshops to story time sessions, which will run throughout the half term.
On Saturday 11th February at 11am – you can join Rusty Goffe, who played an Oompa Loompa in the original film, for an in conversation session at MK Central Library. Rusty also starred in the Star Wars and Harry Potter film series.
The Wonka themed installation is a collaboration between MK City Council and Milton Keynes Theatre who are hosting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical from 9 February – 5 March. This dazzling new production starring Gareth Snook is coming to MK for the first time and tickets are selling fast.
Originally released in 1964, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory frequently tops lists of the world’s most popular children’s books. Telling the story of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and the five children who win tickets to tour his mysterious factory, it’s sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for stage and screen.
“We’re delighted to be bringing the magic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into Central Library. It’s such a sweet story and whether or not you have read the book or seen it on stage, our free programme of events will keep both children and adults entertained. Don’t miss out on the fun and grab your golden tickets now!”
– Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Here is a full list of events at the Central Library plus craft sessions at MK libraries in Westcroft, Stony Stratford and Kingston. Booking is required.
For those ready to solve clues on the FREE Central Library trail, there are some great prizes up for grabs including family entry (four tickets) to see the show in MK Theatre.
For more information and booking, please visit the Milton Keynes Council Libraries website.