The Lolcats visit London

A special Lolcat exhibition is taking place in London this month.

Fans of the internet felines will need to book central London hotels as soon as possible if they want to visit 'The Exibishun' before it closes on February 15th.

Images and art featuring cats in amusing situations from 45 different artists will be on display in the first show of its kind in Europe. There will also be poetry and typography on display to honour the growing Lolcat tradition.

All of the text on display at the exhibition will be written in the now infamous Lolcat speak, which works on the idea that the words are spelled in the way that a cat would do if it could talk.

The Lolcat exhibition will also be aiming to raise money for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home as all of the pictures are available to purchase.

“For many people, especially those who don’t spend a ton of time on the internet, ‘funny cat pictures’ are shorthand for internet culture as a whole,” Kate Miltner, LOLcats expert told Wired.

"From my perspective, it makes total sense that a phenomenon with this level of cultural significance would be explored through other art forms.”

Participating artist Lizzie Mary Cullen added: "There's nothing lovelier than a kitten falling over, and nothing more full of hope than a cat sneezing. Show me a baby cat in a jumper playing a keyboard, and I’ll show you a world of hope, love and unadulterated joy."

Visitors can see the unique event at the Framers Gallery and the exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free.

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