THE best of British wildlife photography is set to take centre stage at Towneley Hall next week.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition is set to start next Saturday.

With 15 categories, the awards showcase the best of nature photography chosen from thousands of entries from across the country and raise awareness about biodiversity, British species and their habitats.

Cllr John Harbour, Burnley Council's executive member responsible for greenspaces and amenities, said: "Wildlife often offers the opportunity to capture some amazing pictures and once the new exhibition at Towneley Hall opens, it will be well worth a visit."