Cat lovers aren't going to want to miss out on an exciting event that's scheduled to head to London in June.
The Mirror reports that when you think of a festival, your mind probably drifts to the likes of Glastonbury and Reading. But music isn't the only thing that can be celebrated at a festival. Each year a number of weird and wonderful festival events take place in the UK, in honour of everything from cheese to Jane Austen. And if you're looking for something a little different to do this summer, you're probably going to want to keep reading because a festival dedicated to cats has just been announced. Known as CatFest 2019, the event is set to take place in Beckenham Place Mansion in South London on Saturday June 29. According to the CatFest website, the festival will offer a wide range of fun for fans of our feline friends, including showcasing stylish cat-related products, books, films, face painting, craft workshops and a live art show. There are also going to be cat-themed cocktails on offer, plus a range of vegan street food to tempt your taste-buds. Organisers have also arranged meet and greets with 'feline superstars' as well as "inspiring" talks from renowned writers and animal experts, including Homer's Odyssey author Gwen Cooper and Giles Clark, the star of BBC's Big Cats About the House. If all that weren't enough, there's going to be a load of cats there because what cat festival would be complete without them? Those interested in adopting a pretty kitty will be able to head on over to the Meow Parlour lounge run by ERHAM, a charity which helps vulnerable Moroccan street cats and Freshfields Animal Rescue Wales. Adult tickets for the event are priced at £20, with the early bird deal having already sold out. Early bird tickets for children under the age of 12 are still available and cost just £8, while those under three can attend the festival for free. Movie tickets for the day can be purchased separately.
(Story source: The Mirror)