Meet the bug man at wildlife photo event

George McGavin. Picture by Tim Martin
George McGavin. Picture by Tim Martin

Members of the public are invited to join George McGavin, TV wildlife presenter and resident ‘bug man’ on BBC 1’s The One Show, at the North East Wildlife Photography Competition Awards Ceremony.

The event takes place at at Great North Museum: Hancock on Thursday, July 9, between 6pm to 8pm (doors open at 5pm).

The evening is being organised by the Museum, Natural History Society of Northumbria and the three North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Tees Valley and Northumberland) to launch an exhibition of the best entries to the 2015 North East Wildlife Photography Competition, supported by Nestle and Alan Hewitt Photography, and judged by a panel of wildlife and photography experts. The competition attracted a total of 1,661 entries this year.

So, whether you are a wildlife lover, photography enthusiast or just keen to avoid the TV that night, you are more than welcome to attend and be the first to see the photographic entries that were judged to be the best, applaud the winners as they are announced and receive their awards and enjoy a talk by George McGavin appropriately titled Tales from the television: bringing the natural world to your living room, in which he will recount his experiences of the problems and difficulties of filming wildlife.

Entry is free, the café will be open and a licensed bar is available.