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Loogbarooga Festival - Incredible Illustrations, Brilliant Books

Loogabarooga Festival

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We are delighted to welcome the fourth annual Loogabarooga Festival to our wonderful town of Loughborough.

This year, the Festival is celebrating 80 years of the iconic comic The Beano and is honoured to host an exhibition of Comic Art by John Patrick Reynolds at the Charnwood Museum.

We are pleased to showcase local and nationally renowned authors, storytellers and illustrators, whose work gives Loogabarooga its unique and charming character and we’re thrilled to have the support of local businesses, who have thrown themselves into the Festival with enthusiasm and imagination.

Take a look at the wide range of events taking place at this year's Festival.

 

Here's some of the highlights of this year's festival...

Exhibition

Dennis
We are delighted to have an exhibition of Comic Art running at Charnwood Museum Gallery from 25 September to 31 October 2018, with free entry throughout.

Penguinpig

Penguinpig

A fun-filled show on Friday 19 October about online safety, based on the bestselling picture book by Stuart Spendlow and illustrated by Amy Bradley.

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Horace and Harriet

Horace and Harriet

Join Clare Elsom, the illustrator of the bestselling Flying Fergus series on Sunday 21 October for a story time and live drawing session.

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Mr Bunny Workshop

Mr Bunny

Young readers will be in fits of giggles as author/illustrator Elys Dolan brings her hilarious new book Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory to life in a storytelling/drawing workshop on Sunday 21 October.

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Willy Wonka Workshop

Chocolate Alchemy

Join us to explore the world of Willy Wonka in our very own chocolate factory. You will be taken on a journey into the world of Willy Wonka with readings from the book by the man himself!

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Here's a full list of events taking place during Loogabarooga 2018

Loogabarooga Festival

Tue 25 Sep - Wed 31 Oct 2018

We are delighted to have an exhibition of Comic Art running at Charnwood Museum Gallery from 25 September to 31 October 2018, with free entry throughout.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Thu 18 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Craft your very own creation in clay and take home a souvenir of Loogabarooa! We will help you make a unique masterpiece. This event is part of the Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books.

Loughborough

 
 
 

Thu 18 Oct - Tue 6 Nov 2018

The Loogabarooga Festival is in town! Come and have a go at our fun gallery game inspired by our current exhibition.

Loughborough

 
 
 
The Big Bookcase

Thu 18 - Tue 23 Oct 2018

Its back! Come along to Charnwood Museum and create a book to go on our BIG Bookcase! Help us build our living library of reading memories by contributing a book cover of your own design to our bookcase! FREE activity for all ages.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Thu 18 Oct 2018

Suitable for families with younger children - and any bears who like back-scratching up trees, hunny and marmalade sandwiches!

Loughborough

 
 
 
Screenpainting

Thu 18 Oct 2018

John Patrick Reynolds, the only screen printer with permission from DC Thomson, the publisher of The Beano, to use its fabulous archive of images in his work will give a talk about the process he uses from comic to paper.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Thu 18 - Fri 19 Oct 2018

Taste chocolate from around the world before having a go yourself to create your very own popping candy chocolates to take home with you. This event is part of the annual Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books

Loughborough

 
 
 
Photo: Neil Walker

Thu 18 Oct 2018

This workshoppy show, tells the tale of an ordinary living room sofa zooming into the sky to visit people and places determined by you and me, the author. Part of the Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Fri 19 Oct 2018

A fun-filled show about online safety, based on the bestselling picture book by Stuart Spendlow and illustrated by Amy Bradley. Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Come and listen to Penguinpig illustrator Amy Bradley, whose quirky, colourful drawings really brought the important story of Penguinpig to life and draw your own Penguinpig!

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Fri 19 Oct 2018

As the night draws in, come along to a fun-filled evening of top notch children's film on the biggish screen in the Festival Den - then stay on to create your very own magical shadow puppets.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Come with Tiny Frenzy for lots of fun, role-play and music as we read Julia Donaldson’s Room On The Broom in our 35-minute Drama and Storytelling Class.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Bring a snuggly blanket and hunker down with your favourite teddy while Nicky sprinkles her own unique bearish magic on a selection of teddy-bear themed children’s stories. Nicky might even tell a story about YOUR BEAR!

Loughborough

 
 
 

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Roll up, roll up! The Imagination Station has landed! Have a go at our art and craft activities inspired by children’s illustrated literature.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Does your youngster love to play, pretend and perform? Then come along with Little Frenzy as we explore the story of Where The Wild Things Are, in a 60-minute workshop involving drama, role-play and plenty of fun games.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Jove the wizard has unwittingly released a demon from the underworld. Aided by the Cosmic Dancer, the spirit that keeps the world in balance, he must return it from whence it came

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sat 20 Oct 2018

As the night draws in, come along to a fun-filled evening of top notch children's film on the biggish screen in the Festival Den - then stay on to create your very own magical shadow puppets.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Young readers will be in fits of giggles as author and illustrator Elys Dolan brings her hilarious new book Mr Bunny’s Chocolate Factory to life in a storytelling session and drawing workshop.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Come and join Mini Frenzy as we Search for the Gruffalo through Drama and Imaginative Play. In this 45-minute session, we will transport your little ones to another world using drama games and focused imaginative play.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Half vampire, half fairy, totally unique, Isadora Moon is special because she is different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire - and Isadora is a bit of both.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Laura Howell

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Join Laura in our Festival den to learn the basics of cartooning, making drawings from simple shapes and finding out how famous characters are put together.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Credit Dan White

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Join storyteller John Kirk on a fantastical adventure with some of your favourite Beano characters as he retells the epic and truly hilarious story by Nigel Auchterlounie Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief.

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Taste chocolate from around the world before having a go yourself to create your very own popping candy chocolates to take home with you. This event is part of the annual Loogabarooga Festival of Incredible Illustrations and Brilliant Books

Loughborough

 
 
 
Loogabarooga Festival

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Join Clare Elsom, the illustrator of the bestselling Flying Fergus series for a story time and live drawing session. Clare will introduce her hilarious brand-new series Horace and Harriet.

Loughborough

 
 
Last updated July 2018