Monday, October 2, 2017

Cats & Pop Culture Meet at CatFest, London's First Cat Festival

While corresponding with author Britt Collins about her amazing book Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man and Their Journey Across America, she told me about the boutique cat festival she's launching on July 14, 2018 in London, along with showbiz journalist, Chrissy Iley.

“My life has always revolved around music and animals, particularly cats, so Catfest was a natural progression," Britt said. "It’s a long-held dream, an idea that I’d been nurturing for 20 years when I was a music journalist constantly going to gigs and festivals. Most of the musicians that I interviewed or met—everyone from Paul McCartney and Morrissey to Ryan Adams and Pete Doherty—were often vegetarians and cat lovers. And I thought wouldn’t it be cool if there was a festival for cat lovers instead of the usual exploitive cat breeders shows. I want to create something stylish and entertaining, where cat-mad people can meet other cat-mad people while helping rescue cats and promote veganism.”

CatFest sounds like such an amazing event I'm wishing I was in a position to take a trip across the pond, but I hope with enough advance notice some of my friends in the US and around the world may be able to make plans to attend!

Shop & Play

A celebration of all things feline, CatFest makes its debut in London, showcasing buzz-worthy and hard-to-find cat products and quality food, cat-inspired accessories for people, art and books. Enjoy amazing veggie street food, kitty-themed cocktails and cakes and get glammed up at the Glamour Puss beauty bar while helping cats in need.

Learn & Adopt

See cat videos and films, listen to inspiring talks from bestselling authors Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats) Gwen Cooper (Homer’s Odyssey) and much more. Connect with feline experts and other cat lovers at one of the world's most exciting summer festivals!

Learn more about CatFest on their website.

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit London rescue charity Feline Friends.


  1. Oh my cat! I so much want to go but next year is out. I hope it's an annual event then I can go to the next one. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That sounds like SO much fun! I guess I won't be going, though. My human would go if someone, um, sent her there... but I would be bummed if she left for more than a day or two.

  3. Sure sounds like a lot of fun!

  4. Oh wow! CatFest sounds pawsome, and I would love to visit London. Probably (OK, definitely) not in the budget for next year though.

  5. This sounds like our kind of festival! It is always so great to see people celebrating just how wonderful cats are.

  6. saw this recently on another blog and it sure looks like fun! catchatwithcarenandcody

  7. Mommy would LOVE to go to this!!! She has been wanting to go to London for like, forever!

  8. I wish I could go to this, but I don't travel.

  9. WOW! I cannot wait to see how this goes!