Mu­seum events for Loogaba­rooga

Loughborough Echo - - LEISURE -

CHARN­WOOD Mu­seum is part of the Loogaba­rooga Fes­ti­val and will be host­ing a num­ber of events through­out the fes­ti­val.

At The Big Book­case, from Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, to Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23, go along to Charn­wood Mu­seum and cre­ate a book to go on its Big Book­case. Help build a liv­ing li­brary of read­ing mem­o­ries by con­tribut­ing a book cover of your own de­sign to our book­case. En­try is free.

The art of comic screen­print­ing work­shop, on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, 11.30am is a free event suit­able for any­one in­ter­ested in Comic Art. John Pa­trick Reynolds, the only screen printer with per­mis­sion from DC Thom­son, the pub­lisher of The Beano, to use its ar­chive of images in his work will give a talk about the process he uses from comic to pa­per. Free en­try but you must pre-book your place.

The Imag­i­na­tion Sta­tion takes place on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19, 1.30pm2.30pm, and on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 1.30pm2.30pm. Roll up, roll up! The Imag­i­na­tion Sta­tion has landed! Have a go at art and craft ac­tiv­i­ties in­spired by chil­dren’s il­lus­trated lit­er­a­ture. Cost is £5 per child, ages six and above, book­ing es­sen­tial.

For more in­for­ma­tion and a break­down of all fes­ti­val ac­tiv­i­ties across the town, visit the web­site www.loogaba­rooga.com.

There is also an ex­hi­bi­tion, From Den­nis the Men­ace to Des­per­ate Dan – An ex­hi­bi­tion of Orig­i­nal Comic Art, run­ning un­til Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27.

This spe­cially com­mis­sioned ex­hi­bi­tion of Comic Art by John Pa­trick Reynolds cel­e­brates the most pop­u­lar char­ac­ters in the long­est-run­ning Bri­tish chil­dren’s comic, in­clud­ing Den­nis the Men­ace, the Bash Street Kids and Min­nie the Minx – who have been fa­mil­iar to gen­er­a­tions of Bri­tish schoolkids and con­tinue to fas­ci­nate chil­dren to­day.

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