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Loogabarooga Festival

Wed 18th October, 2017, 11am to 12pm

Lauren Child Live

Loughborough Town Hall 11am - 12pm £12 per adult, £10 per child or £40 for a family of two adults and 2 children. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 7 years. Join Lauren Child, Waterstones Children's Laureate, and learn the stories behind..

Charlie and Lola

Wed 18th October, 2017, 12:45pm to 4:15pm

Charlie & Lola Parties with Devon Black

Loughborough Town Hall 12.45pm - 1.30pm 2pm - 2.45pm 3.30pm - 4.15pm £7 per adult, £5 per children, per session. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 7 years. Children must bring a grown-up. How many raindrops can fit in a jar and how many..

Badge Making

Wed 18th October, 2017, 2pm to 6pm

Badge making

Purple Pumpkin Patch 2-6pm, each session lasts 30 minutes. £3 per person, per 30 minute session. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must bring a grown-up. The workshop sizes are very small and limited to 6 children at a time which some children (and..

Chocolate Alchemy

Wed 18th October to Sun 22nd October, 2017

Alice in Wonderland themed chocolate tea party

Chocolate Alchemy 3.30pm onwards £9 per person. Suitable for ages 6+. Children must bring a grown-up. Booking essential due to limited availability. Join Alice for a choclate adventure in Wonderland! The Mad Hatter is hosting a Chocolate Afternoon..

Writing for Children

Wed 18th October, 2017, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Get started writing for children and young adults

Loughborough Library 6.30pm - 8.30pm £4 per adult. Booking essential. This session is suitable for adults only. This is an introduction so no experience is necessary, just bring a pen and paper and get started. Have you ever wanted to write for..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 9am to 6pm

The hungry caterpillar turns into a butterfly

Purple Pumpkin Patch 9am - 6pm, each session begins on the hour and will last for up to 1 hour. £5 per person, per one hour session. Suitable for ages 5+. Children must bring a grown-up. The workshop sizes are very small and limited to 6 children at..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 10am to 11am

Clay bear workshop

Creations Pottery 10am - 11am £11 per person. Suitable for families. Children must bring a grown-up. Booking is essential due to limited availablility.  The workshop includes all materials. Come and make your favourite bear from clay. We will..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 10am to 10:45am

Tasty Tales at the Centro Lounge

Centro Lounge 10am - 10.45am £3 per person, suitable for pre-schoolers. Children must bring a grown-up. A bunch of characters A dash of mischief A sprinkling of magic A shake of laughter Come and join us for a lively and interactive story..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 10:30am to 11am

Will Mabbitt - 'I can only draw worms'

Loughborough Library Wriggly Readers 10.30am - 11am Free, suitable for pre-schoolers. Children must bring a grown-up. This book is about worms. 'I can only draw worms'. You might think worms are boring - but you'd be wrong. These worms have..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 11am to 12pm

Old Irish storytelling

Charnwood Museum Old Irish Storytelling 11am - 12pm £2 per person, suitable for families.  Booking essential. There's a chance to join in with some animal noises (only if you want!) Fun for all the family. To book, or for more information visit..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Hairy Maclary and friends show

Loughborough Town Hall 11.30am - 12.30pm £12 per adult, £10 per child or £40 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Suitable for the whole family. 'Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy.' Anyone with young..

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Thu 19th October, 2017, 12:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Gregory Drott (Organ)

Our 20th anniversary season begins with an organ recital by Gregory Drott. Born in Loughborough, Gregory studied in London and Cambridge. He is now much in demand as a performer. His programme: Bach, Handel, Vierne and Bartok. A former Loughborough..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The imagination station

Charnwood Museum 1.30pm - 2.30pm £5.50 per child. Suitable for ages 6+. Children must bring a grown-up. Booking essential. Roll up, roll up! The imagination station has landed! Have a go at our art and craft activities, inspired by children's..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Will Mabbitt - 'I can only draw worms' talk

Loughborough Town Hall 'I can only draw worms' talk 2.30pm - 3.30pm £6 per person, suitable for 3 - 11 years. Children must bring a grown-up. If you thought drawing worms was easy, think again. Will Mabbitt (probably the worst illustrator of his..

Loogabarooga

Thu 19th October, 2017, 7pm to 8pm

E H Shepherd Talk with Deirdre O'byrne

Charnwood Museum E H Shepherd talk 7pm - 8pm £2 per person, only suitable for adults and older children ages 12 +. Booking essential. Deirdre O'Byrne, from Loughborough University discusses the enduring themes of Kenneth Grahame's classic 'The Wind..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 9am to 6pm

Mrs Tiggywinkle book folded hedgehogs

Purple Pumpkin Patch 9am - 6pm, each session lasts up to one hour. £5 per person, per session. Suitable for ages 7+. Children must bring a grown-up. The workshop sizes are very small and limited to 6 children at a time which some children (and..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 10am

Friendship stories and lively conversation

Loughborough Library 10am onwards Free, open to all those with mental health issues, such as demetia, along with their family, carers and friends. An informal and fun session. Following on from the regular friday morning sing-a-long session at the..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 10am to 3pm

Anna Michalska - 'create your own Brian Wildsmith style images'

Charnwood Museum 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm £3.50 per person, per session. Booking essential. Morning session Family session for younger children but no age restriction; create something wonderful together. Afternoon session Suitable for ages 8+ Join..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 11am to 12pm

Little Howard's big show for kids

Loughborough Town Hall 11am - 12pm £10 per adult, £8 per child. Suitable for ages 5+. Little Howard is the world's only live interactive animation. He's won so many awards and he's only just celebrated his 6th birthday (for the 10th year in a..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 2pm to 3pm

Clay bear workshop

Creations Pottery 10am - 11am £11 per person. Suitable for families. Children must bring a grown-up. Booking is essential due to limited availablility.  The workshop includes all materials. Come and make your favourite bear from clay. We will..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 2pm to 3pm

Dave Shelton - 'the Accidental Author'

Loughborough Lbrary 2pm - 3pm £4 per person. Suitable for ages 9+. Booking essential. Children must bring a grown-up. Leicester born Dave Shelton never really set out to be an author. He only meant to draw the pictures not write the words. But..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Meet the little adventurers with Philip Ardagh & Elissa Elwick

Loughborough Town Hall 2.30pm - 3.30pm £9 per adult, £7 per child. Suitable for children aged between 5 and 7 years.  Booking essential. Children must bring a grown-up. It's ‘Bring in a Pet Day’ and Finnegan, Floss, Peanut and Sprat are..

Loogabarooga

Fri 20th October, 2017, 7pm to 7:45pm

House of illustrations: Katie Nairne at Charnwood Museum

Charnwood Museum £5 per adult.  This session is for adults only. Booking essential. House of Illustration’s Exhibitions and Touring Officer, Katie Nairne, will speak about the process of curating and commissioning illustration, and the wider..

Loogabarooga

Sat 21st October, 2017, 9am to 1pm

Old MacDonald had a finger puppet

Purple Pumpkin Patch 9am - 1pm, each session lasts up to one hour. £5 per person, per session. Suitable for ages 7+. Children must bring a grown-up. The workshop sizes are very small and limited to 4 children at a time which some children (and..

Loogabarooga

Sat 21st October, 2017, 10am to 3pm

Robots

Loughborough Library 10am - 12pm 1pm - 3pm £6.50 per person, all day. Suitable for children aged between 10 and 14 years. Booking essential. Design and draw a robot that we will bring to life using the coding and animation programme ‘Scratch.’..

Loogabarooga

Sat 21st October, 2017, 10am to 4pm

Loughborough Comic Fair

Loughborough Town Hall 10am - 4pm This is the first Loogabarooga Comic Fair, free to attend, but there is a small charge for each of the workshops. All workshops are available to book at www.loogabarooga.co.uk and must be booked in..

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Sat 21st October, 2017, 1pm to 4pm

Drop Spindle for Beginners

Start out on your spinning journey with the ancient technique of drop spinning. Great for beginners who are keen to learn how to convert fibre into yarn. In this half day (3 hours) course you will be introduced to the art of drop..

Loogabarooga

Sat 21st October, 2017, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

The imagination station - Andrew Everitt-Stewart

Charnwood Museum 1.30pm - 2,30pm £5.50 per child. Suitable for ages 6+. Children must bring a grown-up. Booking essential.  Roll up, roll up! The Imagination Station has landed! Have a go at their art and craft activities inspired by..

Loogabarooga

Sat 21st October, 2017, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Elizabeth Wilkinson - 'the Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant'

Loughborough Library 1.30pm - 2.30pm £8.50 per person, suitable for an adult ausience (anyone who is dyslexic, has dyslexic children, family members, employees or students will it useful). This talk has been created and will be delivered by..

Loogabarooga

Sat 21st October, 2017, 6pm to 7:30pm

Mandy Ward - so you want to write a book

Loughborough Library 6pm - 7.30pm £5 per adult. This session is suitable for adults only. Booking essential. So you want to write a Book? Everyone has a book in them, so they say.  This will be a fun talk with Mandy about her book creation..

Loogabarooga

Sun 22nd October, 2017, 9am to 6pm

The Hungry Caterpillar turns into a butterfly

Purple Pumpkin Patch 9am - 6pm, each session lasts up to an hour £5 per person, per one hour session. Children must bring a grown-up. The workshop sizes are very small and limited to 6 children at a time which some children (and adults!) find..

Loogabarooga

Sun 22nd October, 2017, 10am to 5pm

Loughborough Comic-con

Loughborough Leisure Centre 10am - 5pm Book tickets on www.skiddle.com or call 0844 884 2920 A Comic-Con is coming to Loughborough! Creed Conventions plan to bring actors from film & television, comic artists, film props, cosplay competitions,..

Loogabarooga

Sun 22nd October, 2017, 10am to 12:50pm

Oskar's amazing adventure

Loughborough Library 10am - 10.50am 12pm - 12.50pm £4 per person. Suitable for children aged between 4 and 7 years. Children must bring a grown-up. An original, heart-warming play for young children and their families – full of good humour,..

Loogabarooga

Sun 22nd October, 2017, 12pm to 4:30pm

Rose Impey and Chris chatterton - 'Dino Diggers'

Loughborough Town Hall 12pm - 1pm and 3.30pm - 4.30pm £6 per person, suitable for children aged between 3 and 7 years. Booking essential. Join award-winning author Rose Impey for a fun-filled picture book event all about anew series - Dino..

Loogabarooga

Sun 22nd October, 2017, 1pm to 2pm

The Loogabarooga dog show

Loughborough Town Centre 1pm - 2pm Free, suitable for all dogs. Dogs must bring a grown-up. To celebrate all our favourite dogs in children's literature including Hairy Maclary, Sizzles and the Dog with Nice Ears, we'll be holding a very special..

Loogabarooga

Sun 22nd October, 2017, 2pm to 3pm

Gary Northfield - 'Purveyor of bog-eyed loonies'

Loughborough Town Hall 2pm - 3pm £6 per person. Suitable for children aged between 7 and 12 years. Younger children must bring a grown-up. Get hysterical over history with Gary Northfield, creator of the fantastically funny Julius Zebra series. In..

Loogabarooga

Tue 24th October, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am

Tiny Tuesday: Illustrate!

Charnwood Museum 10.30am - 11.30am £3 per child, pre-school only, suitable for 6 months and over. Children must bring a grown-up. Join us at this art and craft session for under-fives! Get creative and a little bit messy as we tell stories! To book..

Loogabarooga

Tue 24th October, 2017, 2pm to 3pm

Kimberley Burrows

Loughborough Library 2pm - 3pm £6.50 per person. Suitable for ages 12+. Kimberley Burrows will be giving a reading of her completed poem, The Gingerbread Man, as well as sharing exclusive sneak peek illustrations and revealing what the process has..

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Mon 6th November, 2017, 7:30pm

Saba Douglas Hamilton - a Life with Elephants

What: Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her..

Tue 7th November, 2017, 7:30pm

The Sorcerer

Prepare for love, laughter and a touch of magic as Christchurch G&S Society perform Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta The Sorcerer. The action is set in the village of Ploverleigh, where villagers are gathering to celebrate the engagement of..

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Fri 10th November, 2017, 7:45pm

RSPB Talk - Birds of the North Norfolk Coastal Path by Jonathan Forgham

A return visit by Jonathan, a life-long birder - last time he told us about the birds of Kent, this time it is about one of his other favourite haunts - the Norfolk coast. Please have a look on the group's website for further information. The talk..

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Sun 12th November, 2017, 7:30am

RSPB Birdwatching Coach Trip to Far Ings LWT & Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserves.

The Loughborough RSPB Group invite you to join them on their coach trip to Far Ings LWT & Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserves. Both of these reserves are on the south side of the River Humber. Far Ings comprises of an area of abandoned clay pits which..

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Thu 16th November, 2017, 12:45pm

Emmanuel Church Lunchtime Concert - Eleanor Turner (Harp)

An Emmanuel Lunchtime Concerts favourite returns with her inimitable style. Virtuosity and communication are guaranteed in her imaginative programme. Eleanor Turner is a passionate ambassador for the harp. Eleanor has been performing professionally..

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Sat 9th December, 2017, 1pm to 4pm

Christmas Needle Felting

We are running our popular needle felting course with a Christmas theme during the month of December. We will be making Christmas themed items, although you are, of course, welcome to use the technique to make any items you fancy. Expect to see..

Thu 21st December, 2017, 12:45pm

Emmanuel Church Christmas Celebration Lunchtime Concert - the York Waits

A 14th Century Christmas — not only music, but costumes as well! The York Waits play on replica costumes as well! The Waits play on replica shawms, cornett, saggbut, flutes, recorders etc. shawms, cornett, saggbut, flutes, recorders etc The York..

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