November 7, 2018
British Library to open exhibition all about literature’s favorite cats
by Christina Cerio
Calling all crazy cat lovers! Are online cat videos and memes not fulfilling your feline fanaticism? Ailis Brennan of Go London reports that this November, the British Library is offering a free exhibition on literature’s favorite cats.
The exhibit will include some of your favorite literary cats and also introduce you to new furry friends. The exhibit will include manuscripts, artwork and full books from the British Library’s special collection.
That’s not all! The British Library has a cat-centric events planned all month. The Cats Book Club will discuss The Cheshire Cat of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, there will be a cat comic drawing class and a “Boring Talk” on cats, which is described as:
“…an evening celebrating the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but that when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.
This season we are feel-line like talking about cats. And there’s a wealth of tedious subjects for us to choose, from cat food to cat’s eyes; cat jungle gyms to cat cafés.
Nothing of any importance will be discussed. The event is a waste of time and money. There are lots of other things you could be doing instead.”
Sounds like a purr-fect way to spend the day. The exhibition opens on November 23.
Christina Cerio is an intern at Melville House.