Hello, this is Diddly. I thought since the world has gone cray cray, I should make my writing debut by sharing something beautiful. Let’s catch some dreams or even better let’s make some dreams reality…not necessarily our dreams but children’s dreams around the world.
This summer, the streets of London are transformed with magical giant Dream Jars to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday – the world’s number one storyteller and The BFG movie which is in cinemas in the UK and Ireland now.
(run to watch it, if not already regardless your age)
The talents of two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Roald Dahl’s beloved classic The BFG to life. Directed by Spielberg, The BFG tells the extraordinary tale of a young girl named Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant County. Together they embark on a marvellous and buckswashling adventure filled with snozzcumbers, dream jars, frobscottle and even the Queen! The mismatched pair forms an unlikely friendship that will inspire enormous bravery in the BFG and give Sophie a taste of the family she dreams of.
This new public art installation called The BFG Dream Jar Trail which has been jointly organised by Save the Children, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Entertainment One and VisitLondon.com and supported by Unilever, are currently being on display in London and other parts of the UK until the 31st of August. (If I weren’t so shy I would even blow you a kiss ya all *blushes)
The unique trail has seen the childhood dreams and aspirations of 50 celebrated famous people (Steven Spielberg, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Professor Stephen Hawking, Dominic West, Maisie Williams, Mr. Buzz Aldrin, Dame Helen Mirren & The Delevingne sisters amongst others) transformed into sculptures by talented artists. The whimsical sculptures have been placed in giant Dream Jars up to six feet tall to form an art trail in London and across the UK for everyone to see for free this summer.
(you may have already stumbled upon a jar of dreams! Lucky ya)
Rumour has it that the GIANT jars belong to The BFG himself who mislaid them during his night time wanderings delivering dreams to the children of the world. Follow The BFG Dream Jar Trail to help the friendly giant find his missing jars – you can find them in some gloriumptious locations around the UK. Most are in London in iconic spots such as Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, Leicester Square and Buckingham Palace but you’ll also discover some in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and Cheshire.
THE REASON WHY THIS IS SO Whoopsy wiffling!!!
The trail helps raise money for Save the Children to support their vital work in some of the toughest places in the world so that every child has the chance to make their dreams come true. It will also benefit a specialist nursing programme supported by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. The jars are being auctioned in collaboration with Paddle8 to raise money for both causes.
And everybody wins so *high five* dreamers!!
“My dream is to be in my swimming costume underwater, when suddenly out of the blue comes a GIGANTIC SPERM WHALE. He swims right up to me and we are nose to nose. He’s huge and I’m very, very tiny, but we swim along together under the ocean waves.”
~ A Whale’s Tale, Maisie Williams
“I had a childhood dream of having all of the sweets in the whole world. All kids naturally dream big, no matter what you dream of you should relish that dream.”
~ Sweet Dreams, Steven Spielberg
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