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Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition - including the Really Really Wild Day

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Exciting events programme to accompany the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition - including the Really Really Wild Day

The hugely popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition returns to the Art Gallery in the Treasure House in Beverley from Saturday, 14 July until Saturday, 8 September, and will again be accompanied by an exciting events programme.

The highlight will be the Really Really Wild Day at the Treasure House on Saturday, 21 July, from 10am to 4pm. The family day will include a chance to encounter a fascinating family of gorillas and their intrepid explorer companion; spot a couple of entertaining red squirrels; meet some real live snakes and hear from an expert; create wild craft; and there will be face painting.

Tickets MUST be booked in advance for the Really Really Wild Day, and will provide a two-hour time slot to enjoy the range of activities. Tickets are free, although donations will be welcomed on the day. Numbers are limited , and admission will be by ticket only, which can be booked from 6 July by visiting www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy or by calling the booking line on 01482 392699 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm). There will be various opportunities to donate on the day, and any donations will help to ensure that more events like this happen in the future.

On Saturday, 21 July, the first floor of the Treasure House , including the café, museum and Art Gallery, will be open only to those with tickets for The Really Really Wild Day, to ensure that the venue does not exceed its maximum capacity. Beverley Library and East Riding Archives will operate as normal on the ground floor. The whole building will reopen on Sunday, 22 July.

Other events include :

• Wildlife Photography Basics : Tuesday, 17 July : 6pm to 7.30pm : a talk at the Treasure House by local award winningphotographer, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist, Steve Race. This will be an evening of stunning imagery, facts and humour. Tickets are £5 each, and booking is required.

• Seabird Photography Workshops with award winning photographer Steve Race will take place at RSPB Bempton Cliffs : Sunday, 22 July and Sunday, 5 August : 9.30am to 12.30pm : £40 per person per workshop: booking is required

• Upcycled Sealife : workshops for children at the Treasure House with artist Michelle Reader : Thursday, 9 August : 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4pm : a chance to make colourful fish or aquatic wildlife with Michelle, using cleverly upcycled plastic waste. For children aged 5-16. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are £12 per child / young person – there is no charge for adults accompanying children under eight. Places are limited, and booking is essential.

• Wildlife of Northern India with Steve Race : Saturday, 1 September : Treasure House : 2pm to 3.30pm: Steve Race will showcase a collection of images showing the incredible wildlife in this beautiful country. Tickets are £5 each, and booking is essential.

Education officer Sarah Hammond said : "This programme of events really does have something for everybody, and I hope that it will prove every bit as popular as last year's events! I would booking early to ensure your place!"

For those events which require booking, visit www. eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy or call the booking line on 01482 392699 (Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm).

Full details of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, together with the accompanying exhibition, 'Snakes..a slither into a secretive life' and the events programme are at www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/wpy.

Keep up to date with what's happening in the Treasure House by following East Riding Libraries, Museums and Archives on facebook or twitter @ERidingLMA.