Event & Tickets Giveaway: National Pet Show, Birmingham NEC 4th – 5th November 2017

Hello everyone,

With less than 3 weeks to go, we thought it would be good to remind people that there is still time to get tickets for the UK’s national pet show being held in Birmingham.

We’ll be driving up in our little red car, packed full of cat toys, treats and our latest range of felt cat caves for the visitors to spoil their cats.  As we’ll be there for the whole weekend, we’ll be leaving our trio of kitties in the capable hands of our regular cat sitter Cory from Cat in a flat.

Over the two days we’ll get a chance to meet some of our partners and friends that are also here but there hope to meet some new friends! So if you are going to come along, do let us know 🙂

Be sure to read to the end of this article for a chance to win free tickets for yourself and a friend.

The National Pet Show Birmingham 2017:

With hundreds of different animals, fun and educational talks, training demonstrations, fantastic shopping and amazing animal action displays, the National Pet Show (4 & 5 November 2017, NEC Birmingham) is the ultimate day out for pet lovers, owners and families.

The National Pet Show will play host to a range of celebrities and pet experts, including the Supervet himself Noel Fitzpatrick and one of TVs best loved wildlife presenters, Michaela Strachan.

Visit the National Pet Show for your chance to talk to the experts, get free pet care advice and shop for all the latest pet products and quirky animal themed gifts you can’t find on the high street.

Feline fans will have the chance to meet a whole variety of breeds such as Sphynx, Siberian and Australian Mist in the Hill’s Cat Zone, where a host of experts will share advice on choice of breed, care and training. At previous shows, talks have covered buying a kitten responsibly and cat grooming.

Our friends at London Cats will also be hosting a fabulous TICA cat show for the first at the National Pet Show so you can see how professional judges from around the world rate their feline competitors. It’s a show within a show!!

LondonCats is a pawesome pet only communications and events company that also hosts their own cat expositions associated with The International Cat Association (TICA) at various locations across the UK such as this time at the National Pet Show. Their events are brilliant and we very much enjoy attending them!

We ourselves are going to be near the LondonCats area with our Katzenworld stall. We will have some very special lucky bags put together by Oliver & Nubia which will contain a selection of fantastic cat toys and snacks for your feline friends. 🙂

If you are there to find top quality cat and dog food we’d also recommend checking out the Almo Nature stall at the pet show as they do food that’s been specifically designed to cater for our carnivore friends.

Now if that wasn’t enough you keep you satisfied, how would like to see your own puss on the cat walk? Cat owners with competitive kitties can enter their felines into TopCats. Set up by the GCCF, this competition will see visitors cats judged on Condition, Temperament, Presentation and Personality to win rosettes for Best of Colour, Best in Show Pedigree Pet, Best in Show Non-Pedigree Pet and Best Household Pet.

Of course it’s not all about cats!! There’ll be plenty to see and do with a chance to meet small furries, including hamsters and rabbits, reptiles and of course lots of dogs.

And did I already that we’ll be there at the show on both days?? 🙂 So, if you make it there, be sure to drop by our stall and say hello. We always enjoy meeting our readers in person 🙂

Now, if you’ve read this far, you’ll be rewarded with a chance to win free entry to the show for one day (tickets can be used once for Saturday or Sunday entry). We have 10 physical pairs of tickets to give away – as we have to put them in post we have to limit this to addresses within the UK to arrive in time. But don’t worry if you live outside the UK and want to attend then we have 3 pairs of digital ticket vouchers to be used on the National Pet Show website.

For you chance to get your paws on tickets (real or digital will be decided by your location) please complete the actions in the Giveaway Tools box below.

And of course don’t leave the show empty handed, hit the aisles and shop ‘til you drop with stylish accessories, tasty treats and the latest gadgets on offer for your cherished pet. And just the right time to be thinking about Christmas presents.

Don’t forget to come past our stall – we’ll be happy to see you and show you our latest range of premium cat toys just out of the box from our friends 4Cats in Germany. Here’s wee Rennie trying out the Wrestlers.

For more information visit the National Pet Show website – www.thenationalpetshow.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/nationalpetshow
Twitter – www.twitter.com/nationalpetshow / @nationalpetshow 

Thanks,

Iain

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We Got Wood – FurFest comedy night fundraiser in aid of CATS Protection

Hi everyone,

Later on this week the Katzenworld team will attend FurFest which is kindly being hosted by the We Got Wood weekly comedy night team.

As if the prospect of helping cats in need wouldn’t be enough there will be plenty of fun during the night.

So if you happen to live in London why not join us this Wednesday for an event that is set to be a fun filled night full of laughter. Entry is free!

Full Details of the event can be found below:

Gift Shop! Raffle! Comedy! All in the name of Cats!

This month We Got Wood is raising money for the animals. Bring your hearts and your wallets as we will be selling furry cushions for your home to help out our furry little friends. Proceeds and donations will go to Cats Protection Charity, a great organization celebrating 90 years in the UK (http://www.cats.org.uk/)

We Got Wood is a monthly comedy night established to provide a casual and fun environment for up and coming comedians to strut their stuff as well as for more seasoned comics to test new material. Come be a part of the fun.

Doors open WITH HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS starting at 5pm. Comedy starts at 8pm, with MC Will Preston presenting a great selection of stand ups from the circuit:

Simon Stanley Ward – (New Act of the Year finalist 2017 and Musical Comedy Award Finalist 2017)
Joseph Jacobs – (BBC New Comedy Award 2016 semi-finalist and Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2015 finalist)
Kuan-wen Huang
Julius Howe
Heather Shaw – (Winner of Yellow Comedy’s New Comedian of the Year 2016 and Selected for the BBC New Comedy Awards 2017)
William Stone
Alex Perry
Mo Omar – (Amused Moose Semi-Finalist 2017)
Lia Bath
Hassan Dervish – (Semi-finalist Amused Moose 2016)

It’s free to get in, so come for dinner, drinks and a laughter filled evening.

See our new website or our Facebook page for lineup!

http://wegotwoodcomedy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/weGotWoodComedyNight/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

https://twitter.com/we_got_wood

https://www.instagram.com/we_got_wood/

We regularly write about all things relating to cats on our Blog Katzenworld! My partner and I are owned by three cheeky cats that get up to all kind of mischief that of course you'll also be able to find out more about on our Blog If you are interested in joining us by becoming a regular contributor / guest author do drop me a message.

Events: A Cat Lovers preview teaser to Hyper Japan Festival 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s almost time for one of the most amazing japanese events of the year! HYPER JAPAN once again returns to London and will run this year from the 14th – 16th of July in the fantastic Tobacco Dock venue. 🙂

Some of you may remember our post-event post from last year’s summer festival showing of some of the amazing cat lover goodies that we found! Of course we are super excited to see what we can find for you all this year. 😀

With Japan being in full cat boom at the moment we expect there to be even more cool cat themed items this year.

Below some of the things we found at previous events:

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Each year we go one of our personal highlights is to visit the stall of Doki Japanese Tableware. While offering plenty of traditional items they have been stocking a range of items – made in Japan – which appeal to cat lovers. But if you want to get some of these be quick as they generally are HUGELY popular and while Doki has plenty of store some of these may run out with the amount of people visiting the HYPER JAPAN festival.

Once again they will also be featuring the UK’s best Sake experience which is well worth spending the extra 15 pounds on.

In fact we are hoping to pick up some Sake to use with our Sake set that we bought at last year’s event. 🙂

Something we didn’t get to try in previous years was the Needle Felting experience which is back this year! We are hoping to get a chance to make some fuzzy little cats. 🙂

Being summer time we are also very much hoping for some fabulous japanese treats… namely ice cream! 😀

Photo Credit: Hyper Japan

So fancy joining us at this years events when head over to the HYPER JAPAN festival page and get your tickets which are available from 15 pounds

Of course there are plenty of things to do even for those of your friends that are not mad about cats and to give you a glimpse of what’s on please check out the event schedule here or the press release below:

Taking over London’s iconic Tobacco Dock venue from the 14th-16th July, HYPER JAPAN will transform the space into a unique celebration of music, food, drink, fashion and technology, drawing inspiration from both the traditional and future of Japan.

Expect a sensory overload as the music, smells, sights and tastes of this intriguing and exciting culture transport you to another world! With well-known performers, exhibitors, a food festival, and creative workshops to experience, HYPER JAPAN is the ultimate event for those eager to discover new, exciting trends and certified Japanophiles alike!

Fancy something futuristic with a nod to nostalgia? Taking to the HYPER JAPAN live stage will be self-produced chiptune songstress TORIENA, who writes, sings, programs and produces her own music using two Game Boys! Want to give it a go yourself? Sign up to the Chiptune workshop, hosted by local artist Shirobon and featuring TORIENA, where you can learn how to use your retro gaming device to create something magically musical. Want something a little edgier? 3-person unit REOL will also be taking to the stage to deliver their signature electronica sounds.

For something different try KAIEN – a musical performance unit bringing together dance, technology, video, and 3D holograms for a truly unique experience. Meanwhile KIRIE combines dance, music, and calligraphy to express traditional Japanese myths and stories using modern artistic techniques.

Looking for an interactive work of art? Tokyo Rickshaw incorporates a group of talented, eye catching acrobats, bringing a real rickshaw for people to clamber in to!

A visual spectacular, HYPER JAPAN will once again bring the events annual fashion show to life, showing off the very best in Kawaii style. For those with a penchant for manga or anime, the COSTest cosplay competition and COSParade showcase will evoke some impressive Japanese character inspired costumes that are not to be missed.

For those seeking out the more traditional side of Japan, guests can try their hand at doing calligraphy, origami and making authentic kokeshi dolls. Ideal for those who enjoy crafting with a twist!

Finally, foodies will not be disappointed. This year, HYPER JAPAN takes their culinary offering to a new level, bringing London’s Urban Food Fest to the show for the very first time! The hippest street-food vendors this side of Shoreditch are rocking up at the Tobacco Dock with their charming retro food trucks. Indulge and discover new food creations, fusing East and West with delicious effect. Fancy a Japanese inspired tipple? The Sake Experience 2017 will give visitors the chance to sample a variety of sake from big international brands, all the way to smaller, niche producers. Don’t forget to pop by the MIO Station to pick up a bottle of their sparkling sake!

HYPER JAPAN is a truly unique event offering fun, food and culture for the whole family. Fall in love with Japan, or simply discover something quirky, new and cool. This year, HYPER JAPAN has something for everyone, no matter what your age or passion.

General entry tickets for Friday and pre-2.30pm on Saturday are £15

Tickets for post 2.30pm on Saturday and all day Sunday are £17

A 3-day pass for the full weekend costs £43

For more information on ticketing, please visit: http://hyperjapan.co.uk/tickets

Not convinced yet? Check out this teaser video:

We hope to see you at the event! 🙂

Thanks,

Marc

We regularly write about all things relating to cats on our Blog Katzenworld! My partner and I are owned by three cheeky cats that get up to all kind of mischief that of course you'll also be able to find out more about on our Blog If you are interested in joining us by becoming a regular contributor / guest author do drop me a message.