Museum events for Loogabarooga
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.