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SHOP + PLAY
Festival goers can buy buzz-worthy cat accessories, art and books. See the Swell Cat art show and cult cat flick ROAR open-air screening in Beckenham Park or documentary about Instanbul’s strays KEDI with kittens inside the mansion. Enjoy live music on the terrace, vegan street food, kitty-themed cocktails and cakes.
LEARN + ADOPT
Meet A Street Cat Named Bob author James Bowen and street cat Bob and other feline superstars. Listen to talks and storytelling from bestselling authors Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey) and Tom Cox (The Good, the Bad & the Furry; Close Encounters of the Furried Kind) and animal experts including BBC’s Big Cats About the House star Giles Clark and award-winning wildlife photographer Britta Jascinski.
A festival dedicated to all things cats returns to London this summer.
CatFest claims to be a place where cats meet pop culture, with a day of cat-themed activities, art, food, drinks, stalls and exhibitors.
Visitors can browse stalls selling feline-themed gifts, accessories, art and books — and that’s just for the humans. Cat food, treats, toys, collars, bedding and accessories are also on sale, so you can take home a memento of your day for Moggy.
Hear talks from authors and experts including Giles Clark, who runs The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, and starred in BBC documentary Big Cats About The House. James Bowen, author of A Streetcat Named Bob gives a talk — aided by Bob himself — and we’re promised “other feline superstars” too.
Vegan street food stalls take up residence on the terrace, with kitten-themed cocktails and cakes available, and live music creating a festival atmosphere. There’s even a whole art show dedicated to works of art featuring cats.
Recent animal events in London, including a planned penguin ice skating event that has since been cancelled, have been the subject of controversy, but CatFest has the backing of two cat charities, both of whom will be appearing on the day.