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Festival of Cats

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Friday 31st March to Monday 2nd April 2018
venues across Cliftonville

A series of exhibitions, workshops, events and performances across a long weekend from 30 March – 2 April, taking place in venues in Cliftonville.

Festival of Cats will be a celebration of T.S.Eliot’s best selling work ‘Old Possums Book of Practical Cats’ which aims to demonstrate the ways that Eliot enjoyed the psychology, personality and metaphysics of cats over the course of a weekend featuring art work and events influenced by and in celebration of both Eliot and his beloved feline companions.

Organised by Jemma Channing and supported by RESORT. Festival of Cats is part of a bigger programme of events responding to The Waste Land, running in parallel with ‘Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’’ at Turner Contemporary.

Thurs 29th March 7pm Opening Party
Private View of Macavity’s Cat Salon
Viking Gallery, Cliftonville Ave, Margate CT9 2AH

Fri 30th to Saturday 31st March 10am to 4pm Skimbleshanks
With cocktails at the Cattery Friday 30 March, 4 to 7pm
Screen print exhibition of cats of Margate by Charlotte Savage
RESORT Project Space, 50 Athelstan Road, Margate CT9 1BH

Fri 30th March to Sat 7th April 10am to 4pm Macavity’s Cat Salon
Open exhibition
Viking Gallery, Cliftonville Ave, Margate CT9 2AH

Sat 31st March

12noon to 2.30pm The Naming of Cats
The Naming of Cats is a family friendly afternoon of performances and readings of the poetry in “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by local artists, performers and poets
Cliffs, 172 Northdown Road, Margate, England, CT9 2QN

7pm to 11pm Mr Mistofelees Film Club
Cats in film and animation
101 Social Club, 101 Northdown Rd, Margate CT9 2QY

Sun 1st April

2pm to 5pm Growltiger’s Cat Craft Club
A family friendly workshop where children and adults can try their hand at a range of different cat crafts, from neon catnip toys to glittertastic kitty masks
Check the link above for the venue

7pm to 10pm Rum Tum Tugger’s Caterwauling Karaoke
Rum Tug Tugger will be hosting an evening of fine cat cabaret
Belle Vue Tavern, 159 Northdown Road, Margate CT9 2PA


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