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15 fun things to do in October 2016

Amy Hopkins
30th September 2016

a girl reading books at flipside festival


If you like books and illustrated literature then you’ll love the Loogabarooga Festival. There’ll be free drop-in workshops, storytelling sessions, theatre and cinema shows, advice on how to write and illustrate your own book, gaming demo days plus appearances by favourite children’s authors and illustrators including Michael Rosen, author of classic picture book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, Rebecca Cobb, plus comedian Julian Clary and illustrator David Roberts who’ll introduce you to their latest book ‘The Bolds to the Rescue’. Also enjoy creative sessions including make your own Peter Rabbit Plant Pot or create a glowing bee or bookworm, plus drop in to a chocolate-making Willy Wonka Workshop. During the festival, visitors can also relax on eight unique, hand-painted book benches featuring the cover artwork of some of the nation’s favourite children’s stories, including ‘Shopping with Mother’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Bunnikins Picnic Party’.

When/Where: 19-24 Oct

Price: some events are free, others ticketed with a charge, see website

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