Book benches in place for festival...
NINE unique, hand-painted book benches have been installed in Loughborough ahead of the children’s illustrated literature festival, Loogabarooga 2017.
The book benches are located across the town centre and feature cover artwork from some of the nation’s favourite Ladybird children’s stories including Shopping with Mother, Cinderella and Bunnikins Picnic Party.
There are two benches in Market Place, two in Carillon Court, two in Baxter Gate and three in Queen’s Park.
This year also sees a Lauren Child Clarice Bean book bench on loan from the National Literacy Trust for the duration of the festival - which can be found in Charnwood Museum.
Sylvia Wright, head of leisure and culture at Charnwood Bor- ough Council, said: “The Loogabarooga benches are a popular feature of the festival and we can’t wait to see them back in Loughborough.
“Each one tells a story and I hope when people use them they can share their own fascinating tales.”
Loogabarooga 2017, organised by Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire Promotions in partnership with Leicestershire County Council and supported by Love Loughborough, runs from October 18-24.
Lauren Childs, a Waterstones Children’s Laureate, will be appearing in her own show to talk about the ‘stories behind the stories’.
And there will also be a rare chance to see a selection of original work in an exhibition at Charnwood Museum.
As part of this year’s festival, there will be a workshop held on October 19 at the Centro Lounge in Loughborough to decide the theme of the new bench for Loogabarooga 2018.
Nine unique, hand-painted book benches have been installed in Loughborough ahead of the children’s illustrated literature festival, Loogabarooga 2017. Pictured above is one of the two book benches in Queen’s Park, Loughborough.
Pictured is a new book bench in Queen’s Park, Loughborough.