Rise & Shine! Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected

Date: 16th March 2016, 8am

Venue: 29 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BA

Speaker: Catrin Rogers – Press & PR Manager at National Theatre Wales

A cast of more than 3,500 including 118 hula hoopers, 15 roller derby rollerskaters, 12 bands, 51 circus performers, 17 fantastic foxes, an 800-strong choir, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones and a giant peach appeared in Wales' biggest ever arts event, Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected, in September. Produced by Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales, Cardiff's landmark celebration of its most famous son aimed to put the city firmly on the international map, and gave audiences and participants a weekend to remember for a generation.

Catrin Rogers has been Press & PR Manager at National Theatre Wales since it was launched in 2009. Cardiff-born and Cardiff-bred, she explains how the two organisations staged this 'surprise' event to mark the centenary of one of the world's favourite storytellers, on the streets of the city that made him.

as worked at Positif Politics since 2010 and was Chair of Public Affairs Cymru between 2013 and 2014.