Window Into the World of Cats

A Self-Expression and Leadership Programme project like no other has led to an equally novel photo exhibit taking place over the month of October. Jessica Bavinton was curious about where cats go when humans aren’t around, so she began attaching cameras to them to find out. Her project in the Landmark Education programme let to a photo exhibit which shows off, literally, what interests cats. The Islington Tribune made note of the exhibit in a recent story about this Landmark Education SELP project.

Watching the Birdy

October 17, 2008

CAT calendars were flying off the shelves on Wednesday at the launch of a unique exhibition of photos – taken exclusively by felines.

Views Beyond the Catflap, on show at Manor Gardens Community Centre café until October 31, gives humans a glimpse into life from a cat’s perspective.

catflap-_2.jpgPut together by a group of cat lovers, who were curious about where their pets go when they disappear through the catflap, the project has attracted international support. Cats from all over the world are clamouring to take their turn with a collar-cam, which is operated on a timer.

Proceeds from sales of the calendar will go to charity Pets as Therapy. And TV couple Richard and Judy are planning to feature it on tonight’s (Friday) show at 8pm on digital channel UK TV Watch.

Jessica Bavinton, one of the pioneers of the project, said: “People are delighted. They seem really fascinated. The next stage is to improve the website and we may have another exhibition in another venue.”

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Jessica Bavinton - November 6, 2008

How fantastic to be featuring my project on your website! Well, things have been busy…. we have now been mentioned in 3 local newspaper articles and last week we reached the national press (Mail on Sunday http://www.dailymail.com). We also seem to be on a number of websites including the Blue Cross, Petstreet, Mr Lee, and others… Hee hee!

Thanks for mentioning the website, however I think it may have been incorrectly typed… this is the correct version:

http://www.beyondthecatflap.org.uk (not uk.org)

We are now in the process of selling our charity calendars in aid of Pets As Therapy, and I’m going for an unreasonable 1000 sales before Xmas!

Am v happy to supply any other pics, stories or articles – just get in touch!

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