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Loogabarooga Festival opens this week in Loughborough

16 October 2017

Back with a bang from 18-24 October, showcasing the best in children’s illustrated literature

Look out for fantastic events for little readers as Loogabarooga returns

9 October 2017

Children’s illustrated literature events to take place across Loughborough from 18-24 October

Look out for unique book benches in Loughborough during Loogabarooga 17

2 October 2017

New Clarice Bean book bench is latest addition to Loogabarooga book benches, located around the town during October

New shows planned for family readers at Loogabarooga 2017

17 July 2017

Children can enjoy Charlie & Lola, Hairy Maclary, Little Howard and the Festival’s first Comic Fair and Dog Show from 18-24 October 2017

New Waterstones Children's Laureate, Lauren Child to headline Loogabarooga 2017

4 July 2017

Major Children’s Illustrated Literature Festival returns to Loughborough for third year from 18-24 October 2017

Michael Rosen, Julian Clary and Harry Potter exhibition coming to Loogabarooga 16

8 July 2016

Programme of events is launched for Children’s Illustrated Literature Festival from 19-24 October 2016

Loogabarooga celebrates Ladybird links with new Book Bench

29 June 2016

Fairytale and Ladybird classic Rumpelstiltskin has been chosen as the theme for a new Book Bench at the Loogabarooga Festival.

Ladybird Book Benches

25 November 2015

Loogabarooga Festival (24th October 2015)

25 November 2015

Write and Illustrate your own story with Loughborough School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University.

Chocolate Tasting at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory event

22 October 2015

Chocolate-tasting was amazing! I enjoyed learning about chocolate and cocoa and I loved how we got to try chocolates from around the world!

Loogabarooga Festival - Peter and the Wolf

22 October 2015

The evening began with the chance to make a wolf mask as we waited for dark so the film could be projected onto the tent wall. I’m not sure who enjoyed the craft the most – the children or their parents! – but there were some wonderful creations at the end of it (my favourite was a wolf with blue and silver sparkly whiskers).

Loogabarooga Ladybird March

22 October 2015

As I walked into Queen’s Park I saw a crowd full of ladybirds. I could hear children singing and dancing to the one man music band. He looked extremely funny with his drum on his back and bells on his feet. Children of all ages had face paint on their faces and costumes for the ladybird march

March of the Ladybirds, Queen’s Park – Thursday 22nd October

22 October 2015

There was a fabulous turnout for yesterday’s March of the Ladybirds and the beautiful autumn sun shone on us as we stomped, skipped and sang our way around the park.


15 October 2015

The first-ever Loogabarooga Festival of children’s illustrated literature is set to open in style on 22 October 2015 with a number of fun events culminating in a March of the Ladybirds in Queen’s Park in Loughborough.

Bringing the art of Ladybird Books to the streets of Loughborough

13 October 2015

Unique BookBenches to celebrate Ladybird Books’ centenary at Loogabarooga Festival

Major children's authors and illustrators to appear at Loogabarooga Festival

5 October 2015

Programme launched for five-day children’s illustrated literature festival from 22-26 October 2015

Loughborough Building Society to sponsor first Loogabarooga Festival

21 September 2015

Loughborough Building Society will be the main sponsor of this year’s Loogabarooga Festival, the first-ever festival of children’s illustrated literature, taking place in the town from 22-26 October 2015

£48,000 investment for Loughborough’s Ladybird celebrations

10 September 2015

Arts Council England, the national development agency for art and culture, is investing £48,000 in a new festival celebrating children’s illustrated literature and Loughborough’s Ladybird centenary

Green Plaque to honour Ladybird centenary

22 July 2015

A Green Plaque from Leicestershire County Council will be unveiled on the original site of Ladybird Books