The Sound Mirrors are an iconic part of UK history, and many artists have used these to create an amazing backdrop in films, photo shoots and music videos. Usually, the Mirrors are closed off to the public so come along for one of our photography sessions!
Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 November at Conde Nast Luxury Travel Fair, London Olympia
Wednesday 7 – Thursday 8 November at Walcot Chapel Gallery, Somerset
Friday 23 – Sunday 25 November at Crypt Gallery, Cathedral Close, Norwich
Sketching a future for endangered species – an exhibition and auction of artwork in aid wildlife conservation. See over four hundred 26 minute sketches and other wildlife artworks by international professional and celebrity artists including Dame Judi Dench, Nick Park, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Frederick Forsyth, Mary Berry and Stephen Fry.
Thursday 25 October – Sunday 4 November, 10am – 5pm (closing at 1pm on the final day)
Mall Galleries, London
The annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists showcases the very best of fine art inspired by the natural world. Renowned for displaying a wide-ranging collection of exciting and thought-provoking work including sculpture, printmaking, painting and drawing, there will always be something to delight and inspire you.
Admission £4, concessions £3, 50% off with National Art Pass, under 18s free.
Yamal: The Stream of Life is a display of over 3,000 objects from around the world that celebrates creativity and explores what it means to be human. Images by Bryan Alexander are also on display as he documents his daily life for 25 years spent in the Nenets in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia.
Explore the extraordinary diversity of animals that survive and thrive in worlds without light. From the dead of night, to the darkest caves and into the deepest oceans, you may be surprised by the undiscovered life in the dark. From fish to foxes, bats to boas, visitors will get up close to a huge variety of creatures specially selected from the Museum’s world-leading Collection, each with their own story to tell.
Adults £11.50, children (16 and under) free, concessions £7.50
For the first time in its history, the NHM is creating a 357-seat traditional performance theatre. Housedin the Jerwood Gallery, this theatre will host the European premiere of the award-winning Darwin drama, The Wider Earth. Featuring a cast of seven, and 30 hand-made puppets representing the exotic wildlife Darwin encountered, The Wider Earth is an ingenious coming-of-age story which celebrates the incredible complexity of our planet and Darwin’s adventurous spirit as he faced perilous environments and unknown dangers on his bold voyage.
Now in its 54th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition combines the extraordinary work of talented professionals and gifted amateur photographers from around the globe. The exhibition showcases the beauty, magnificence and diversity of life on our planet, whilst highlighting its fragility and our crucial role in protecting it. Come and be enamoured by the wonderment of nature in the world we live in.
As the winter evenings draw in, the Museum’s east lawn will be transformed once again into a magical setting complete with thousands of fairy lights adorning the nearby trees, a fairground carousel and café bar where you can relax and enjoy the views.
Adults from £12.65, children (12 and under) from £8.80, family (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) £39.60
Join some of the UKs top zoology authors and presenters as they dive into some of the weirdest and most hilarious animal facts out there. Join Lucy Cooke, Darren Naish, Jules Howard and Dani Rabaiotti as they discuss funny, and sometime foul, facts about sloths, dinosaurs and everything in between.
£5 per ticket, booking required. There will be a book signing after the event and people are advised to bring cash as not all authors have card machines
For social historians and nature lovers alike! Step into the Victorian world of the gentleman naturalist.. and the middle class lady campaigner. Two fascinating stories have now been brought thrillingly back to life by writers Henry McGhie and Tessa Boase. For one night only, they are joining forces to shed light on a fascinating moment in time: an era that would shape the world’s view of the environment for generations to come.
Calling landowners, land managers & foresters – join us to discover how you can play your part in conserving our valuable woodland wildlife. Learn about the importance of woodland habitats for a variety of species, including birds, plants, butterflies, bats & reptiles, and how even simple changes to land management can provide vital habitat for rare and common species. There will be short talks in the morning focusing on species ecology and habitat management techniques followed by a site visit in the afternoon.
Free event. To book, contact Susannah O’Riordan via e-mail or 01780 444067
All members are welcome and registration commences at 9.30am, with the AGM beginning at 10.05am. For the full agenda, please see the AGM Programme. As usual, there will be a variety of stalls to visit, as well as a raffle from the East Midlands Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
The collection of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales contains several thousand sea related archives and objects, from sailor’s folk art and historic photographs to the second largest shell collection in the UK. Discover our collections and meet our curators at this free event in the St Fagans Atrium.
National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Swansea.
A jam-packed weekend of fun, learning and activity. Make music with your mind, meet Ronnie the baby T-Rex, learn how bugs can tell how clean our rivers are and view some violent creepy crawlies – just some of over 40 exhibits and hundreds of activities across seven different themed zones.
All activities are free. Some workshops require booking – see website for details.
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