This fabulous London exhibition containing 40 original artworks, including original illustrations which have not been displayed in public before. This wonderful exhibition opens on 24th June and runs until 2nd October 2016.

Interestingly, these illustrations were included in first designs but then, after consultation with Dahl, were not used when the book was published for the first time in 1982.

They provide a unique insight into the character development of one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature.

The original illustrations will be exhibited alongside the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustration, and a glimpse of a BFG that might have been!

On 23rd June, as part of the celebrations for Roald Dahl 100 – marking the centenary of the author’s birth – Puffin will publish a brand new limited edition of The BFG containing the original illustrations can be purchased at the exhibition.

Alongside the exhibition, Quentin Blake’s illustrations for The BFG will be displayed at neighbouring St Pancras International as part of an exciting summer-long partnership.

From 12th July, and throughout August and September, visitors can join in on a range of events including illustration workshops in The Betjeman Arms and ‘An Audience With’ a soon-to-be-announced special guest. St Pancras retailers from Carluccios to Benugo will also be providing free drawing pads throughout this period to encourage diners to ‘sketch out their summer’ at the station.

The Roald Dahl journey continues when the long awaited big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg, will be released in the UK in July. Find out more by visiting:   

www.houseofillustration.org.uk