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

The programme for the first-ever Loogabarooga Festival of children’s illustrated literature includes appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators.

Events at the Loogabarooga Festival will include workshops with children’s favourites such as Korky Paul, illustrator of Winnie the Witch; Caroline Holden-Hotopf, illustrator of the Adrian Mole books; Nick Butterworth, author/illustrator of Percy the Park Keeper and The Whisperer; Knife and Packer, illustrators of Fleabag Monkeyface; and Steven Butler, author of Diary of Dennis the Menace.

Loogabarooga Festival will take place in Loughborough from 22-26 October 2015 and is based on the theme of ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’. As well as appearances from some of the nation’s favourite children’s authors and illustrators, it will also showcase new and existing illustrated literature for children through a series of workshops, events, readings and activities.

The Loogabarooga Festival programme will be available from libraries, museums and venues across Loughborough and Leicestershire. All of the events are available to view and book (where charges apply) in advance at

The Loogabarooga Festival is organised by Charnwood Borough Council in partnership with Leicestershire County Council, Leicester Shire Promotions and supported by Arts Council England, Love Loughborough and Loughborough Building Society.

Councillor Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council's Cabinet member for Open Spaces and Leisure, said: “I'm delighted that Loughborough is hosting this festival. Workshops and talks are taking place at venues all across the town and even include a book swap in the market place. The We Love Ladybird exhibition and workshops at Charnwood Museum are a must. We hope people attending will stay for the whole day or more as the festival will be a delight for anyone who enjoys reading books, writing stories or drawing.”