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National Photography Exhibition At Astley Hall

Written by on 23/11/2018

People can see the best selection of wildlife photography in the country as a national exhibition comes to Chorley this month.

The popular British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) exhibition will be at Astley Hall over the next few weeks and it is the only place for people to see it in the North West. From bats to beetles and spiders to squirrels the stunning photography captures nature at its best with the most dramatic of images.


Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, said:

“This exhibition always proves really popular and it is a real coup for us to be the only venue in the North West hosting it. Some of the photography skills on display are absolutely amazing and it is well worth seeing whether you are a keen photographer or someone who just enjoys looking at brilliant pictures.”


The overall winner of the BWPA competition is an amazing photo of a bat using an infrared camera and lighting system that was 14 months in development.

The photos on display are taken from all over the country and the competition is held to recognise the talents of photographers practising in the UK and raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats.



“If you’re looking for a day out then it’s well worth coming to the exhibition and enjoying the many other attractions here in Astley Park,” said Councillor Wilson.

“You can enjoy the historic Astley Hall, take a walk in the beautiful grounds, enjoy food and drink in the popular café and if you’ve got children, spend time at Pets’ Corner and on the play areas.”

The exhibition will be open on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 4.30pm (last admission 4pm) from Saturday 24 November until Sunday 30 December. It will open later (at 12 noon) on the first and last weekends.

Admission is £2.50 for adults, 6-15 years £1 and children under 6 are free. There will be an opportunity to buy associated merchandise and car parking is free at Hallgate.

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