The Mosaic Cat is a company based in Broadstairs, Kent. It creates and produces mixed arts, narrative cabaret style entertainment for local and international markets.
The Mosaic Cat – beginnings:
Founded by Australian ex-pat Brigitte Baden-Rennie, a five star cabaret performer with many years experience in the arts industry.
“Cabaret is experiencing a resurgence and we love small scale venues which engage audiences and makes one feel part of the show. Whether it be comedy, a recital or a music cabaret, sitting at a candlelit table with a bottle of wine is just so relaxing. Cabaret is all about storytelling; it allows artists to mix art forms in order to express an idea which encourages new work and produces great entertainment.”
Brigitte initially tested the idea of a cabaret festival in 2011 with a mini festival, “The Kent Cabaret Soiree”, running over three days at the Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville, Margate. The success led Brigitte to plan a second pilot festival in 2012 . This received the support of Arts Council England, Broadstairs and St Peters Council and Kent Council and this is when The Mosaic Cat was born, with it’s trade mark brand created by Martin Cheek. Funding made possible the creation of the very successful Act One of “Back to Back by Bacharach” devised and written by Graeme Davies and Jamie Moore.
As part of continual research and development the Cat team decided to try out a season of events in 2013 from July to the end of November in various venues in Thanet and surrounding counties. This proved very successful and continued as such for another two seasons.
The Mosaic Cat has a mission statement that focuses on the following
to introduce new performers and shows to Thanet & East Kent from the UK and international markets
to encourage and support local performers
to fund and produce new works
to tour shows that have been “Made in Thanet”, nationally and internationally
“Summer Sounds” Broadstairs Town Team 2014 & 2015
POW!Thanet – International Womens’ Day festival committee member 2016 & 2017
Conquest House Gallery, Canterbury, Kent – Programming & Marketing 2016
Emma Knights Productions (Australia)
Femme Lunatique Productions (UK)