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16 Jun 2015

Birds of prey to wow crowds during Falconry Day at Blakesley Hall

Birds of prey will soar into the grounds of an historic Birmingham tourist attraction to wow the crowds as part of a Falconry Day.

Blakesley Hall will stage spectacular Falconry displays on June 21, giving visitors the chance to witness the grace and power of amazing birds of prey up close.

Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Owls will soar above the crowds in stunning surroundings during the flying demonstrations which will take place at 11.30am, 12.45pm and 2pm.

Demonstrations will be given by professional Falconers from Hagley Falconry Centre, which currently houses and displays a wide variety of birds of prey native to the UK and from around the world.

Steve Spencer, Museum Team Manager at Blakesley Hall, said: “We are sure there is going to be a fantastic atmosphere for our Falconry Day.

“The team at Hagley Falconry Centre are passionate about their birds of prey and have vast experience handling these beautiful creatures. I am sure our visitors will be in awe of their grace and power when they get this chance to see them up close.”

Admission to the Falconry Day is £2 for adults and £1 for children. (Normal admission prices to Blakesley Hall apply).

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Notes to Editor

  1. Birmingham Museums Trust is an independent charity that manages the city’s museum collection and venues on behalf of Birmingham City Council. It uses the collection of around 800,000 objects to provide a wide range of arts, cultural and historical experiences, events and activities that deliver accessible learning, creativity and enjoyment for citizens and visitors to the city. Most areas of the collection are designated as being of national importance, including the finest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the world. Attracting over 1 million visits a year, the Trust’s venues include Aston Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Blakesley Hall, Museum Collections Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, Soho House, Thinktank and Weoley Castle. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
  2. Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2015 and 2018, we plan to invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk

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