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Loogbarooga Festival - Incredible Illustrations, Brilliant Books

Loogabarooga Festival - 18-23 October 2018

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

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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 and buy your tickets online here.

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Venue: Festival Den
Date: Sunday 21 October

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, as they go on lots of brilliant adventures.

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Venue: Festival Den
Date: Sunday 21 October

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.

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Venue: Festival Den
Dates: Friday 19; Saturday 20 October

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

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Venues: Centro Lounge & A Plan Insurance
Dates: Thursday 18; Saturday 20 October

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

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Venue: Loughborough Town Hall
Date: Thursday 18 October

This colourful event brings together Author John Hegley and Illustrator Neal Layton who present the tale of Stanley’s Stick. With a stick in hand, Stanley's options are endless - his imagination takes over and the magic begins...

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Venue: Charnwood Museum
Date: Thursday 18 October

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.

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Venue: Chocolate Alchemy
Dates: Thursday 18; Friday 19 & Sunday 21 October

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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Venue: Creations Pottery
Date: Thursday 18; Friday 19; Saturday 20; Sunday 21 October

Craft your very own creation in clay and take home a fantastic souvenir of Loogabarooa! We will help you make and paint a unique masterpiece. All materials included.

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Venue: Age UK
Date: Thursday 18; Friday 19 Saturday 20 October

Reveal your inner child by taking part in a fun colouring competition suitable for all ages.

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Venue: Festival Den
Date: Sunday 21 October

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.

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John Hegley

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall
Date: Thursday 18 October

John Hegley's workshoppy show tells the tale of an ordinary living room sofa zooming into the sky to visit people and places determined by you, the audience and me, the author. Add your own words and pictures to my work in progress.

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Venue: Loughborough Library
Date: Thursday 18 October

Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is suire what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library!

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Venue: Loughborough Library
Date: Saturday 20 October

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.

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Venue: Loughborough Library
Date: Saturday 20 October

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.

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Venue: Loughborough Library
Date: Saturday 20 October

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.

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Venue: Festival Den
Date: Sunday 21 October

Join author and illustrator Harriet Muncaster for a drawing workshop, sparkly craft activities and fun party games! Wear your very best Isadora Moon fancy dress for your chance to win a special prize!

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Venue: Loughborough Library
Date: Friday 19 October

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!

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Venue: Festival Den
Date: Saturday 20 October

Stories from Adventures with Sir Maxwell & the exciting sequel By Jove !!! illustrated by Luong Tran, come to life when local author Kevin J Adcock reads and answers questions about both books.

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Venue: Festival Den
Date: Saturday 20 October

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

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Venue: Market Place
Date: Sunday 21 October

Suitable for families of all ages. Graffwerk is offering two fully supervised 'comic themed' Posca paint pen graffiti illustration workshops for kids of all ages. They can get involved with and create some personalised artwork to take away with them.

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Venue: Charnwood Museum
Dates: Thursday 18 - Tuesday 23 October

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!

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Magical
Illustrations

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Venue: Charnwood Museum
Dates: Thursday 18 - Tuesday 6 November

Come and have a go at our fun gallery game inspired by our current exhibition.

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Changing
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Venue: Charnwood Museum
Dates: Thursday 18 - Tuesday 6 November

Sensory activities, dressing up, games, quizzes and more - under fives are invited to come and try out our new activity space.

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Last updated: August 2018