2018 exhibition set to awe and inspire visitors with stunning images of Britain’s natural world – including one taken by local Somerset photographer
Somerset Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce that the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards – launched nine years ago to recognise the talents of photographers working in the UK, and to capture amazing images of Britain’s diverse wildlife – will be helping raise funds for the Trust’s work when it returns to the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury as part of its national tour. An exhibition of the winning images will be displayed from 17th July until 25th August as a part of a tour starting in London.
Winners include Somerset’s own photographer, Victoria Hillman. The exhibition showcases the wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history, with the hope of inspiring people to protect and appreciate the wildlife in their local area.
Whilst the exhibition is free to enter, voluntary donations will be gratefully received and will be shared equally between the two organisations.
These donations will help support the work of Somerset Wildlife Trust in conserving our county’s wonderful wildlife and habitats – some of which will be on display in the exhibition.
Katie Arber, Director of Fundraising & Marketing for Somerset Wildlife Trust said: “We are very excited to be working alongside Red Brick Building in Glastonbury on this brilliant exhibition. We believe it is important to inspire people to help protect, conserve and appreciate the wildlife around them, and this stunning exhibition is a wonderful way to get across a sense of the amazing diversity and wealth of our natural world. With such an amazing display of images of wildlife from all over Britain, as well as from closer to home here in Somerset, it’s hard not to feel inspired to get outside and appreciate the wildlife around us. We look forward to seeing people there.”
Alison Belshaw from the Red Brick Building comments, “We’re really pleased to be bringing the British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition to Glastonbury again and working with Somerset Wildlife Trust. Last year more than 1,000 people saw the amazing photographs and we’re looking forward to welcoming more this summer. The Red Brick Building is a community-owned social enterprise here for all of the community and working in partnership with other organisations to bring new things to the area.”
Volunteers from Wells and Heart of the Levels Area Groups will be present at the exhibition to welcome visitors, and alongside the exhibition are other events, such as a special wildlife photography walk on 22nd August, led by Victoria Hillman and Les Cloutman (of our Wells Area Group). There will also be wildlife-based art activities to inspire children at Red Brick Building this summer, so keep an eye out for these on their website at: https://redbrickbuilding.co.uk/.
More information about The British Wildlife Photography Awards can be found here: https://www.bwpawards.org/
Full address of the exhibition is: Red Brick Building, Morland Enterprise Park, Morland Road, Glastonbury BA6 9FT.