Avicultural Weekend

Saturday 9 February 2019 - The Conservation Breeding Advisory Group (CBAG) annual Avicultural Weekend will be held in the dining room at Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD on Saturday 9 February 2019. 

To book a place complete the application form and email or post by Friday 25th January to: Nigel Hester, Knights in the Bottom, Hooke, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3PB and include:

    1. £10 per person for refreshments at Sudeley Castle (teas, coffees, sandwich buffet lunch and cake)
    2. Menu choices for the dinner at the Abbot's Table Restaurant, Tewkesbury - Each person will pay at the Restaurant at the end of the evening
    3. Payment can be made by cheque payable to WPA UK or
    4. Cash at the event (send an email if you plan to do pay cash)
    5. BACS to Account: WPA UK, 20-80-33, 70391859, ref: CBAG2019

Application Form PDF, Abbot's Table Restaurant Menu

For those arriving on the Friday we will meet for dinner in the in Brewers Fayre (“Elmbury Lodge”, Shannon Way, Ashchurch,Tewkesbury, GL20 8ND) next to the Premier Inn.

Recommended accommodation: Tewkesbury Premier Inn, Brewers Fayre next door “Elmbury Lodge”, Shannon Way, Ashchurch,Tewkesbury, GL20 8ND
Breakfast available in the Brewers Fayre £9.50 per person
Distance from Premier inn to Sudeley Castle is 11 miles. Travel time is 20 mins.
Alternative Hotel: Tewkesbury Travelodge – approximately 150 yards from Premier Inn, Off Shannon Way, Ashchurch,
Tewkesbury, GL20 8ND, Sat nav postcode: GL20 8ND, Tel: 08719 846436

Contact Nigel Hester for any other details


10:15           Registration tea/coffee

10:45          Welcome by CBAG chairman Billy Wilson

11:15          Hein van Grouw, Senior Curator, The Natural History Museum, Tring, Herts - Aberrations in birds

11:45           Delacour interview with Tim Lovel

12.15          Katrina van Grouw – illustrator and author of The Unfeathered Bird and Unnatural Selection

12:45           Lunch buffet

13:30           Tour of the wonderful grounds and a superb pheasantry at Sudeley Castle

14.30           AGM and Election of CBAG officers

15:00          Update on Symposium in Vietnam & Chinese Monal Breeding Programme - John Corder

15.30           Refreshment break

16.00          Question & Answer session with our panel of Galliformes Aviculturalists

17:00           A new video of pheasants in the wild Stuart Wilson

17:30           Finish

19.00           Dinner at the Abbot's Table Restaurant, Tewkesbury