Event Details

Cats on the Page

Cats on the Page

Fri 23 Nov 2018 – Sun 17 Mar 2019

A free exhibition

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

An unmissable offering for families, the exhibition features a reading corner complete with books, a family trail and sound recordings.



  • Address
    British Library (The) 96 Euston Road,
    London,
    NW1 2DB
  • Telephone
    020 7412 7000