Falcons in Flight at Blakesley Hall

By on 18/06/2010 in Culture, News

A popular falconry event is returning to Blakesley Hall on Father's Day, Sunday 20 June from 12noon - 4pm.  Admission £2. 

Hundreds of visitors are expected to swoop down to the annual event at the historic museum that will see flying displays of falcons, owls and hawks by the Hagley Falconry Centre.  Visitors will be able to experience the thrill of seeing the birds of prey flying at speeds of over 40mph.   Throughout the day there will be also be experts on hand to explain about the ancient art of falconry and there will also be fun activities for children.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture said: “I am delighted that local people of all ages enjoy this hugely entertaining event.   It is also wonderful to see it taking place in the grounds of Blakeksey Hall, one of Birmingham's most loved historic buildings.”

Blakesley Hall Museum is one of the few remaining timber framed buildings left in Birmingham.  It was built in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke, a member of one of Birmingham's leading merchant families, who would quite possibly have owned a falcon of some type himself. 

For further information log onto www.bmag.org.uk or call 0121 464 2193.

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