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Black Cats and Pumpkins Book Buddies

Come along and read to our cats, bring along your favourite black cat toy and feel free to dress up. Black Cat and Pumpkin inspired Crafts and a great way to help you celebrate National Black Cat Day on Friday 27th October.

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Black Cats and Pumpkins Book Buddies
Black Cats and Pumpkins Book Buddies

Time & Location

22 Oct 2023, 12:00 – 15:00

Shrewsbury, Windy Ridge, Lyth Hill Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 0AU, UK

About the Event

Bring along your favourite book, you can always join in with the theme and bring along your favourite black cat book and/or black cat toy to help celebrate National Black Cat Day. Feel free to dress up. 

Book Buddies events are perfect for nervous and less confident readers whilst being great for those who love and are passionate about reading. The cats love being read to and it is beautiful to see children and adults spending time reading to our Retirement Village residents. So book your space and enjoy spending an afternoon of reading, crafts, and having a cuppa and a cake in the company of cats.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Please advise at checkout how many adults and children are attending that are not reading to the cats.

Due to selling out fast we have added another 3 locations to read to the shelter cats instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentialy one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to. 

Exciting news we have Mia is Lost author Jessica Keane coming along to our Black Cats and Pumpkins Book Buddies on Sunday 22nd October.

Jessica will be reading extracts from her new book Mia Fights Back it has only just come out. You will be able to purchase a copy and have it signed and dedicated.

There will also be craft activities and also learning to become a shelter volunteer workshop which you can get involved in whilst not reading to the cats.

The gift shop will be open and the Paws for a Cuppa cafe will be serving hot and cold drinks along with cakes.

This is a outdoors event, if the weather is wet then reading will take place inside the retirement village cottages and craft activities will be in the staff room. Please ensure you wear and have waterproof and warm clothing with you. Some discovered a hot water bottle helps keep you warm and the cats seem to like snuggling up to them too whilst your reading to them.

Parking is on Hillside House Nursery car park which is 2 doors down from the shelter and a short walk to the shelter along the road. This is due to there being very limited space on our car park and we request those needing to park on the shelter car park to indicate when booking or by emailing sales@shropshirecatrescue.org.uk.

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

Tickets

  • Book Buddies 12 to 12:30pm

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Book Buddies 12:30 to 1pm

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    • £2.50
  • Book Buddies 1pm to 1:30pm

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Book Buddies 1:30pm to 2pm

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Book Buddies 2pm to 2:30pm

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Book Buddies 2:30pm to 3pm

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Read to Shelter Cats 12-12:30

    Reading to Shelter Cats locations confirmed on arrival. Instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentially one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to.

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Read To Shelter Cats 12:30-1pm

    Reading to Shelter Cats locations confirmed on arrival. Instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentially one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to.

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Read To Shelter Cats 1-1:30pm

    Reading to Shelter Cats locations confirmed on arrival. Instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentially one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to.

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Read To Shelter Cats 1:30-2pm

    Reading to Shelter Cats locations confirmed on arrival. Instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentially one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to.

    Sale ended
    • £2.50
  • Read To Shelter Cats 2-2:30pm

    Reading to Shelter Cats locations confirmed on arrival. Instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentially one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to.

    Sold Out
    • £2.50
  • Read To Shelter Cats 2:30-3pm

    Reading to Shelter Cats locations confirmed on arrival. Instead of reading in the retirement village you will be able to read to our free ranger residents, we can not guarantee but potentially one location will be in the nursery but this will depend on what cats and kittens we have in on that day. If you book one of these spaces we can not guarantee you will get chance to go into the Retirement Village due to people being in there reading. The other residents will love being read to.

    Sold Out
    • £2.50

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