Cats on the Page
12 September 2020 – 9 January 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 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!
A British Library Exhibition.
Caption: Meg and Mog book by Judith Kerr and Jan Pienkowski (Creative Commons)
- Restricted opening times Monday – Saturday, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm; closed Sundays and bank Holidays
- Free admission
- Location: The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB
- Getting there: By Road: from the South take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport; from the North follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport. By Train: Southport station is just three minutes walk from the venue. Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan; By Bus: Merseytravel operate a number of bus services to and from Southport
- Contact 01704 533333