Cats on the Page

Cats and their capers are celebrated in rhymes and stories familiar to us from childhood. Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition.

Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Start: 2018/11/23 End: 2019/03/17
¥ FREE

A free exhibition

Exuberant and playful? Or more mysterious and threatening? Cats come to life in books, manuscripts and artwork to captivate and inspire. Renew your acquaintance with familiar favourites including Mog, Winnie and Wilbur, and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting some new friends from around the world. As they prowl the pages, these feline characters are sure to delight all ages – and especially anyone who loves cats!


Highlight events:

1. Cats Book Club: The Cheshire Cat

Tue 27 Nov 2018

Alice in Wonderland through the (cat’s) looking glass

2. Judith Kerr in Conversation

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Discover the person and the process behind these children’s cat classics

3. Cats on the Page Curator Talk

Mon 10 Dec 2018

From Mog to Mr Mistoffelees

4. Cats Book Club: Children’s Picture Books

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Fred, Mog, Tom Kitten and The Cat in the Hat with Julia Eccleshare

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