The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB

Saturday, September 12, 2020 to Saturday, January 9, 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 MogWinnie the Witch and T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, while meeting some new friends from around the world, including an illustration by Quentin Blake for Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots'.

This exhibition is on tour from The British Library, where it was first shown in 2018-2019.   A must for all cat-lovers!

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