Tiger who came to tea Hulme

The treasured children’s books of author Judith Kerr will be celebrated in a major new exhibition coming to Manchester in 2020.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea and the Adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat exhibition will open to the public in February 2020 at Z-arts in Hulme, to follow on from the huge success of their current exhibition celebrating the works of Julia Donaldson.

The interactive exhibition will feature work from fourteen of Judith’s books, with myriad worlds to explore for all those who have loved her books.

In the only outing outside of the capital, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat is the latest exhibition designed and created by Discover Children’s Story Centre, Stratford and follows on from the sell-out success of A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures, based around the works of Julia Donaldson and the illustrations of Axel Scheffler.

Major new kids exhibition celebrating Mog and Tiger who Came to Tea author announced for Manchester I Love Manchester

Children can join The Tiger for tea and hear the tale of his surprise visit to Sophie and her mummy – and also open the door and take a trip into the real-life world of Mog the Forgetful Cat.

Ticket holders will get to crawl through a giant cat flap and find Mog’s family house, look for the hidden eggs for her breakfast and even explore her garden – but watch out for the mousedogbird!

Visitors will get chance to discover even more of Judith Kerr’s creatures including Katinka with the magical tail and find the Crocodile under the Bed – perhaps he’ll fly you to a special birthday party with the King of the Jungle.

Major new kids exhibition celebrating Mog and Tiger who Came to Tea author announced for Manchester I Love Manchester

After discovering the worlds of Mog and The Tiger youngsters can take part in arts and crafts activities – and the event is suitable for ages 0-8 years as well as their grown-ups.

Saskia Metcalf, creative development manager at Z-arts, said: “After the roaring success of A World Inside A Book, we’re delighted to be teaming up with Discover again to bring an amazing new exhibition to the families of Manchester.

Major new kids exhibition celebrating Mog and Tiger who Came to Tea author announced for Manchester I Love Manchester

“We’re excited to see families and children enjoy their favourite books in a whole new way, and hope The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat will build on the brilliant experience families from all over the North West have at Z-arts.”

Tickets, priced £8, are available now. And birthday parties are also available to book every Saturday while the exhibition is on. For more details, email bookings@z-arts.org.

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