Cast Roald Dahl to be returned to Norwegian Church in Cardiff

THE font in which iconic Welsh writer Roald Dahl was baptized in 1916 is returned to the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay, where the Dahl family worshipped.

The baptismal font will be returned to the 19th-century church as part of Norwegian Constitution Day celebrations on Tuesday, May 17.

The day will also include a parade in traditional Norwegian costume starting at the Millennium Center at 5:00 p.m. and continuing to the church. This will be followed by the raising of the Norwegian flag and the unveiling of a plaque on the renovated terrace.

Tomorrow will also mark the official opening of the new independent charity which had taken over management of the church from Cardiff Council.

The charity has five goals for the future of the church:

  • Heritage – developing exhibits interpreting the rich history of the church since its construction in 1868 and its transfer to the existing site in 1992.
  • Arts – reviving the arts program including music events, exhibitions and craft fairs.
  • Community – providing facilities for people living in and around Cardiff Bay and working with other local organizations including primary schools.
  • Encourage Norwegian links with Wales.
  • Launch of a renewed coffee with a Norwegian flavor, which will support finances.

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