External Exhibitions

News of photographic exhibitions around the area

Dates Details

20th Jan – 25th March 2018

The British Wildlife Photography awards 2017

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established in 2009. The key aims of the Awards are to:

  • Recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK, while at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
  • Celebrate British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.
  • Showcase the very best of our nature photography to a wide audience and engage all ages with evocative and powerful imagery.
  • Encourage discovery, exploration, conservation and enjoyment of our natural heritage.
  • Raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats.

Winners and commended entrants have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and in a stunning book.

Details and winning images  Also featured in the Guardian

Open 7 Days a week:  10am to 4pm 

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road LU1 4LX


20 Oct 2017 – 28 May 2018

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. Opens 20 October.

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

This year’s exhibition, showcasing the fifty-third year of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, will open on 20 October 2017.

 The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Entrance tickets can be booked in advance, from £7 (concessions) to £12.50 

23 Jan – 17 Feb 2018

Elliott Erwitt

Huxley-Parlour Gallery announce the return of Elliott Erwitt to the gallery in January 2018. We will be exhibiting a survey of over 50 photographs from across Erwitt’s career. 

Further information released in the new year.

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE

020 7434 4319

NB Huxley-Parlour Gallery was previously known as Beetles+Huxley

 21 Feb – 17 March 2018


A new exhibition at Huxley-Parlour Gallery of work by Valérie Belin will focus on the French photographer’s depictions of the female form throughout her career. The exhibition will showcase fifteen large-scale works created between 2001 and 2017, many of which will be on display in the UK for the first time.


Huxley-Parlour Gallery, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE

020 7434 4319

NB Huxley-Parlour Gallery was previously known as Beetles+Huxley

2018 Q3 or Q4 Fotografiska, Whitechapel, London

2018 Q4

V&A Museum, Kensington, London: Photography Centre



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Quarry Theatre

St Peter’s Street, Bedford. Occasional photographic exhibitions

Photographers Gallery

Various exhibitions

16-18 Ramillies St., London W1F 7LW (near Oxford Circus)
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am-6pm
Free before noon then £4, £2.50 concession

Always check with the exhibition organisers for latest information and opening hours before travelling

If you hear of another exhibition within a reasonable travelling distance of Bedford please email details to the web content manager