David Walliams delights kids at the Roald Dahl Museum and announces big night event
It’s hard to keep up with David Walliams. One moment he’s acting, one moment he’s judging, the next he’s presenting, then he’s doing something superhuman for charity. But to most children he’s just the next Roald Dahl. Well, just? With over a million books sold in the UK alone, his stories translated in more then 25 languages and a musical and TV movie based on his tales in the works, that is putting it mildly.
Yesterday David held a talk and signing at the Roald Dahl Museum that had sold out within hours after the tickets went on sale.
The afternoon was a big success, Tricia Croot from the museum, who helped promote the event, said:
“It was fantastic – we had about 200 people in the audience, most of whom were children, and they loved listening to David read from his book. He then held a big question and answer session and even popped into the audience to listen to those children he couldn’t hear from the stage.”
The Britain’s Got Talent judge treated delighted kids to sweets during his signing and shared a kind word with all of them.
Walliams is a big Roald Dahl fan, whom he calls his inspiration, and previously made an ITV programme about the author called David Walliams: The Genius of Dahl.
David’s first two books were illustrated by Quentin Blake, the artist whom illustrated all Dahl’s books. Blake is very selective, and was impressed by Walliams’ writing, unaware of the comic authors fame outside of writing.
The heirs of Dahl are very impressed with David’s books and have said that David is the natural successor to the throne of the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory author.
David later said: “I just had the best day at the Roald Dahl Museum meeting young fans of my books.”
David loves meeting his young fans and already has another event scheduled: In Conversation with David Walliams.
During this the comedien talks to Heat Magazine’s Boyd Hilton about his latest children’s novel, Ratburger, featuring uber-villain, Burt, who will undoubtedly go down in children’s books history as the character all children love to hate.
The talk will be followed by a book signing in the foyer and a chance to meet the man himself. Ticket proceeds will go towards supporting the Girlguiding Banstead District. David’s mum has been a Brown Owl for over 20 years at the Girlguiding Banstead District and has been very much involved in the good work the organisation has been doing for the community. The Girlguiding Banstead District currently need to generate 200,000 to fund the replacement of their headquarters building which is in desperate need of repair. They have managed to raise 100,000 but need to raise the rest to ensure the building plans can go ahead as soon as possible. Proceeds from Walliams’ event will go towards achieving this goal.
David also organised the ‘A night with David Walliams’ charity night to raise fund for the girls last year. To make a donation to the Girlguiding Banstead fund please go to: www.girlguidingbansteaddistrict.org.uk to get tickets go here https://www.leatherhead-tickets.co.uk/frmEventDescription.aspx?eventid=1127.