NEW exhibition – Cats on the Page

NEW exhibition – Cats on the Page

12 September 2020 – 9 January 2021

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.

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 the Witch and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting some new friends from around the world.

The exhibition also features a selection of sound recordings for all ages including a reading of Macavity the Mystery Cat by T.S. Eliot, songs from the musical Cats and Disney’s The Aristocats and music by The Cure.

As they prowl the pages, these feline characters are sure to delight all ages – and especially anyone who loves cats!

#CATkinson


A British Library Exhibition


Temporary opening times

Monday – Saturday
11am – 4pm
Free entry, donations welcome

There is a one-way system in place around the museum and the interactive displays have been temporarily removed. Maximum capacity of 30 visitors at a time in the gallery. Plan your visit here.

Posted on 12 September 2020 under Exhibition, Gallery, Just announced

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