Opening in London at Hoopers Gallery on 12 April 2007, EXPOSED: Climate Change in Britain’s Backyard is a collection of ninety full colour images that show how, in countless, and often unexpected ways, climate change is affecting the country we live in.

From innocent spring flowers emerging early and animals being spotted in unexpected places, to overflowing gutters causing damp, antique treasures ruined by invading pests and severe storms posing sudden danger, the range of featured impacts is enormous. The exhibition also explores how the National Trust is rising to this new challenge, adapting the way it works to combat the effects of our changing climate and trying to reduce its own environmental footprint.

Featured among the images are the devastating effects pests are having on treasured collections at Standen in West Sussex, drought conditions being felt in gardens like Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire, spectacular storms crashing over Cornwall, snow retreating on Snowdonia and wildlife under threat from rising sea levels at Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

National Trust wardens, gardeners, curators, entomologists, emergency planners, house managers and nature conservationists all have their own climate change story to tell. From innocent spring flowers emerging early and animals being spotted in unexpected places, to overflowing gutters causing damp, antique treasures ruined by invading pests and severe storms posing sudden danger, the range of featured impacts is enormous. The exhibition also explores how the National Trust is rising to this new challenge, adapting the way it works to combat the effects of our changing climate and trying to reduce its own environmental footprint.

EXPOSED: Climate Change in Britain’s Backyard will tour the UK throughout 2007, as follows:

Hoopers Gallery, Clerkenwell, London: 12 April ? 11 May 2007

Nottingham Castle, Nottingham: 19 May ? 1 July 2007

Penrhyn Castle ? National Trust, nr Bangor, Wales: 7 July ? 2 September 2007

Bristol Museum and Arts Gallery, Bristol: 10 November ? 9 December 2007

Waterfront Hall, Belfast, N. Ireland: January 2008