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Loogabarooga Festival - October 2016

The 2016 Loogabarooga Festival took place in October.  It was the second year that this exciting event for families who love books and illustrated literature has taken place.

The 2016 Festival featured ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’, and showcased new and existing illustrated children’s literature.  

The programme included free creative drop-in workshops, storytelling sessions, advice on how to write and illustrate your own book, appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators and lots more.

A series of unique, hand-made benches are again located around the town centre during the Festival and until early November.


Here are some of the highlights at this year's Festival:

Julian Clary
Comedian, entertainer and writer Julian Clary and award-winning illustrator David Roberts introduced their latest book, The Bolds. An event packed with wildly hilarious readings, live-drawing and lots of laughter.

Read a recent interview with Julian Clary

The Bolds Illustrations

New Book Bench for 2016 - Rumplestiltskin


Craft Workshop

Ashleigh went to the Purple Pumpkin Patch glow bug workshop and is here proudly showing her creation.


Competition Winner

Samuel Jackson won the competition being run by GEM 106. Part of his prize was a Kindle and here he is receiving his prize. He also enjoyed the Boy. Wizard. Hero. event held at Loughborough Town Hall and afterwards queued up with lots of others to get a Harry Potter stamped poster and bookmark.

The Loogabarooga Festival is supported by the following organisations:
Last updated October 2016