The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is now open for its third year in Beverley in the Treasure House, through until Saturday, 14 September. The exhibition will be open on Sundays throughout its run.
On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for tourism, culture, and leisure, said: “This exhibition is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, and provides a truly global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.
“I am delighted that we are able to put on the exhibition again in Beverley to meet popular demand, and I hope that many more people will come to see it. It is always an enjoyable, educational, and thought provoking experience for visitors.”
The exhibition is accompanied in the Treasure House by an exhibition of ‘Sculpting British Wildlife’ by Emma Stothard. Life-size wicker and wire animals by the renowned Yorkshire sculptor - some specially commissioned - have taken over the Treasure House and are mingling with the Gallery collection.
There will also be a programme of events for adults and children to accompany the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, starting with a Zoolab animal handling workshop that focuses on animals in space. The interactive event will feature an original story, before allowing participants to handle some exotic creatures. The event will take place on Sunday, 30 June at 11am and 2pm, at Beverley Library and costs £5 per child, with accompanying adults attending free.
A wide range of merchandise relating to the exhibition is also on sale. Admission to the exhibition is free.
The café in the Treasure House will be open throughout, as a perfect accompaniment to a visit.
The Treasure House, situated in Champney Road, Beverley, will be open :
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays : 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9.30am -8pm
Saturdays : 9am- 4pm
Sundays (during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition only) : 10am-4pm
For further details, visit eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy, or follow on twitter or facebook at ERidingLMA.
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