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Master of The Month - Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl September 1916 - November 1990

"if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely". Dahl, 1980

Roald Dahl was a spy, an air force pilot, a chocolate tester and very successful children's author. Roald Dahl, named after the first Norwegian to make it to the South Pole, had a very bright future ahead of him, however that was shortly extinguished with the death of his sister and father. Wanting a good life for Dahl, his mother sent him to various boarding schools in hopes he would gain a good education. What Dahl didn't know at the time was that these experiences would inspire him later in life to write 'Charlie and the Chocolate Fcatory' (1964) and the autobiography-like book of 'Boy' (1984). Dahl's books are always charming with flair for the bizarre all wrapped up in dry British humour from the grotesque prank-loving husband and wife 'The Twits' (1980) to the spell-binding mystery of 'The Witches' (1983) Dahl created literature to suit and amuse all appetites.

The BFG, 1982, pictured above

All images from and

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Artist of the Week

Posted by Rosalyn Fenton on

Hung I-chen, Guo Yi-hui, and Cheng Yu-ti and the Polluted Popsicles
Students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts wanted to raise awareness of the horrible truths of water pollution.
For their end-of-year project the students decided to bottle samples from a hundred waterways in Taiwan, they then poured each sample into a popsicle mold, freezing the specimens to make toxic treats. From here they were each casted into resin to preserve the poisonous pop and for viewers to inspect closer. Upon a first glance the glass-like treats look delicate with opaque colours and natural forms inside, however, some contain plastic litter, bacteria and even a snail with its laid eggs! The students made colourful numbered packaging in contrast to the polluted popsicles with flavor names corresponding with the contents of the sample. To see more visit their facebook page here.
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Ottawa in Photographs by Tejeshwar Sharma

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TJ offered to share some photos of Ottawa. And Northbound and Notable is more than just poetry and words. For those of us who live in the city, it's easy to take yourself there in an instant. For those of you who don't, enjoy a peek at some of the most scenic spots in our nation's capital city.

TJ's photography will feature in our first issue of Northbound and Notable, due out this winter.

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