Cats On The Page — British Library

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, 96 Euston Road, St. Pancras, London51.529985 -0.127015
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0330 333 1144

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9.30 AM to 6 PM (Mon, Wed-Fri); 9.30 AM to 8 PM (Tue); 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Sat); 11 AM to 5 PM (Sun)
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Free. See bl.uk

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Cats have featured in rhymes and stories for centuries, making us laugh, solving a crime, creating magical havoc — even being a sly baddie — and this free exhibition will place them centre-stage again.

The British Library will use familiar favourites from your childhood to T S Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to explore how cats have been portrayed in books, manuscripts and artworks. As you watch them prowl around the pages you'll be sure to meet some new friends as well as discover ones you have forgotten.

It's an unmissable exhibition for anyone who loves cats.

 

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