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loogabarooga festival - 18 - 24 october 2017

The 2017 Loogabarooga Festival is here!

There's still time to enter the Loogabarooga Town Trail. Pick up a copy at either Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough Library or Charnwood Museum. You could be in with a chance of winning signed Lauren Child goodies, a family ticket to Robin Hood at Loughborough Town Hall or a grand prize of a £150 voucher to spend at your favourite high street stores! 

The Loogabarooga Dog Show

Best in Show
- Ellie


Best Dressed
- Trevor


Most like to take Home
- Pepper


A Dog with Nice Ears
- Mabel


The Waggiest Tail
- Daisy

Dog show
Dog show drawing

Which cup cake did Lauren Child choose to taste?

We had lots of cup cakes made for the launch of the Loogabarooga Festival - they all had a picture of a character from one of Lauren's books.  Which one did she choose to eat herself?

Visit the Lauren Child exhibition of illustrations that's now open at Charnwood Museum


Outside the Box

Box art

Artist Laura Sorvala invites you to join her in creating an illustration that collects and draws acts of solidarity and kindness that individuals have experienced in their everyday life.

Outside the Box is a project in which people are asked to share their stories  and by  them into a colourful cardboard box sculpture, reminding us of empathy that crosses borders and of the power of small, positive actions. Laura will be in the Carillon Court shopping centre, just outside WH Smiths, on Tuesday 24 October and will be working with passers by to draw on their personal experiences turning them into a colourful narrative display.

The Loogabarooga Festival is supported by the following organisations:

Leicestershire County Council
Last updated October 2017