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29th June 2019 @ 10:30 - 22:30

£8 – £20

Catfest returns bigger and better at Beckenham Place, a Georgian mansion in a leafy south London park. The day-and-night festival for cat lovers will bring together buzz-worthy cat accessories with 50+ exhibitors and feature films, live music, books, art, vegan street food and cat-themed cocktails, along with feline superstar meet-and-greets and talks from international bestselling authors and feline experts.

Part of the proceeds will benefit Erham Rescue and Freshfields Animal Rescue Wales to help cats and kittens in need.

  • Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey)
  • Tom Cox (Close Encounters of the Fur Kind; the Good, the Bad, the Furry)
  • Giles Clark, star BBC’s Big Cats About the House
  • James Bowen (A Street Cat Named Bob) and street cat Bob
  • Britta Jaschinski, European wildlife photographer of the year
  • Shawn Simons, Kitty Bungalow founder and animal advocate
  • Anna Kogan, Forgotten Animals founder

Feline Film Festival

After dark, Catfest will be screening in the park: ROAR, Tippi Hendren’s cult classic – the most dangerous film ever made

Catfest will show a limited screening inside the Mansion of KEDI, the enchanting documentary about Istanbul’s street cats. See the movie inside the Meow Parlour surrounded by kittens (6.30pm; and 8.15pm showings)

Live Music on the Mansion Terrace

  • Young Sawbones
  • Dai & the Ramblers
  • Liberation Drummer

Art, books, food + cocktails

  • Swell Cat Art Show
  • Bookshop/storytelling tent
  • Face painting + arts and crafts workshop
  • Fab vegan street food and kitty-inspired cakes
  • Cat-themed cocktails

Rescue kittens + celebrity cats

  • Meet street cat Bob and other feline superstars, Maine coon adventure cats Artemis & Apollo and kitty supermodel Starina and others
  • Fall in love with adoptable rescue kittens at the Meow Parlour (£5 donation at the door)

Helping cats in need

Catfest will donate part of the proceeds to Erham Cat Rescue to sterilise and improve the lives of suffering Moroccan street cats and kittens.


29th June 2019
10:30 - 22:30
£8 – £20
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Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham Place Mansion
Beckenham, London BR3 1SY United Kingdom
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