Organisers of the annual Heather Angel Wildlife and Natural History Workshop have been forced to cancel the event owing to overrunning ?renovation? work.

Now in its 14th year, the event was due to take place at Saint Hill Manor in West Sussex on 23 July.

Aimed at amateurs and experienced photographers alike it was due to include lectures, plus the chance to handle the latest Nikon camera gear.

A spokesman for the event, which is organised by Nikon dealer Grays of Westminster, told Amateur Photographer that the venue ?isn?t going to be ready on time?, after scheduled renovation work at Saint Hill Manor overran.

Grays of Westminster co-founder Gray Levett said he has not been able to find a suitable alternative venue, but he hopes to organise a smaller workshop in London later this year for people who had planned to attend.

He said that those who have already paid for tickets will receive a refund.

Saint Hill Manor is an 18th century sandstone building, surrounded by 59 acres of landscape gardens on the outskirts of East Grinstead.