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14 Oct 2015

University joins Loogabarooga Festival Fun

The first ever Loogabarooga Festival kicks off next week, 22 October, with a range of exciting activities for families to get involved in.

LU Arts is playing a part in the new annual festival and is inviting young people to attend ‘The Loogabaroogian’s guide to the future’ workshop at Market Town Corner.

The workshop will include a fun filled day of zine-making and a chance to share and discuss ideas and visions about what the town will look like in the next 50 – 100 years.

Poet and digital artist Nathan Jones and Illustrator Sam Skinner from arts collective Mercy will discuss how public art can shape areas and also how public spaces have been portrayed in the fantasy futures of science fiction.

The event runs on Saturday 24 October, 2pm – 6pm at Market Town Corner, Carillon Court Shopping Centre. It is free to attend and booking is required. This workshop is free and open to young people aged 12 – 15 yrs. For more information or to book tickets, please click here.

The Loogabaroogian's Guide to the Future represents a collaboration between Market Town and the Loogabarooga Festival. It is one of a number of workshops/seminars that are being organised as part of the current Market Town programme. The Loogabarooga festival will run in Loughborough from 22– 26 October. 

A second event also taking place on the same day is the ‘Write and Illustrate Your Own Story’ organised by the University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama.

This workshop will bring together fledgling writers and illustrators who will work with staff to write and illustrate a simple graphic story. Workshops will include establishing key characters and storylines, key frames and image making using self-print processes.

The event takes place on campus in a working print studio environment from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are £15 per person and £7.50 for concessions and is suitable for ages 16+. For more information about the workshop or to book tickets, please click here.

The full programme of events for the Loogabarooga Festival can be found .