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FESTIVAL OF CATS: THE EXHIBITION

Our biggest ever exhibition of cat themed artwork, featuring work by over 100 local and national artists including paintings, sculpture, photography and animation. 
Friday 25th March - Sunday 27th March
11am - 4pm
The Margate School
High Street 
Margate
Drop in, no booking required.

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CATURDAY AT PALACE CINEMA

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A) + Q&A with Charlotte Wilde, Film animal trainer 

The Palace is delighted to be taking part in this year’s Festival of Cats and to welcome Charlotte Wilde, the professional trainer and supplier of cats for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. 

Saturday 26th March

16:00-18:45 

Palace Cinema

Harbour Street

Broadstairs

£5.00 / £3.50 under-15s - Book directly at https://thepalacecinema.co.uk/

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PUSSIES CABARET

A very queer cat cabaret featuring drag performances, costume competitions and a cat walk. Featuring performances from Shelly Grotto, Casey Sea, Cesar Jentley, Andrés-Éslowly, Pamela Handmeyourson and Tivoli Lady Gardens. 

Saturday 26th March

8pm - Midnight

Margate Arts Club

Tickets £5: Book in advance:

https://www.outsavvy.com/event/8355/pussies-cabaret

All profits from this event will be given to local charities: 50% of profits will go to Margate Pride, and the other 50% will go to Festival of Cats chosen local cat charities.

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CAT MASK MARBLING WORKSHOP WITH NATMAKS

Join artist Natascha Maksimovic for this free workshop where you’ll make your own marbled cat mask to take home and keep!

Saturday 26th March

Time 10am to 12pm

The Oval Bandstand

Eastern Esplanade

Margate

Free tickets: booked in advance via eventbrite. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cat-mask-marbling-workshop-for-kids-tickets-275501541527?fbclid=IwAR2cA_ByNPMDtKBnia5OD2l95tLG6US68Dw58NTFsokVIe_vL5mqw-MJVc0

 
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CATS IN CRISIS

To celebrate the opening of Hotel Michele we are bringing together the work of Kavel Rafferty and Thelma Speirs for an exhibition to coincide with Margate Festival of Cats. 


The exhibition takes its name from a charitable organisation that once occupied the shop opposite and features works made over the last year by Rafferty and Speirs that represent a shift in direction for both of their practices, from commercial illustration and fashion, to also making work as artists for exhibition spaces.  


Hotel Michele is a self funded Studio and Project Space that has been set up by Kavel Rafferty and Roland Ross to facilitate the work of artists, educators and exhibition makers who are looking for support to explore and present their ideas. 


Hotel Michele, 231 Northdown Rd, Margate, CT9 2PJ, Kent.

Private View Friday 25th of March. 6pm- 9pm.


26th March - 1st May. 

Friday - Sunday 12pm-6pm.

Or by appointment. 

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FESTIVAL OF CATS OPENING PARTY

Join us to celebrate the opening of Festival of Cats and get the first look at our flagship exhibition at The Margate School. Meet the artists and organizers. Refreshments provided. 

Thursday 24th March

4pm - 8pm

The Margate School

High Street 

Margate


Free tickets: booked in advance via eventbrite: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/273537306447

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THE CAT INSIDE - CURATOR'S TOUR

A guided tour of our flagship exhibition where you’ll hear about how artists T.S.Eliot and Louis Wain inspired the festival, and get to know some of the artworks in more detail.

Saturday 26th March

11am-12noon

The Margate School

High Street 

Margate

Free tickets: booked in advance via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/273540646437

FESTIVAL OF CATS: THE EXHIBITION - RELAXED SESSIONS

We’re limiting the number of visitors for the first hour of each day, so that you can enjoy the exhibition in quieter surroundings. Audio will be through headphones only. These relaxed sessions can be useful for neurodivergent people or those with sensory processing conditions, as well as those who simply prefer to enjoy art work in quiet, relaxed spaces.

Friday 25th March - Sunday 27th March

10am - 11am

The Margate School

High Street 

Margate


Drop in, no booking required.

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FRED THE TAROT CAT

Fred the Tarot Cat will be revealing what the future holds and sharing his infinite wisdom with us, by performing a tarot card reading.

Digital event - times TBC

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