What can I say, I’ve made the pages of the esteemed Blackpool Gazette!

As part of the Pierdom National Exhibition on show at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, I will be giving an exhibition talk followed by a walking tour of Blackpool North Pier for a look back at the history of Blackpool’s famous piers with Blackpool Libraries Local & Family History Librarian, Tony Sharkey.

Free but booking is essential.

There will also be a curator’s tour by Richard Parry on Wed 23rd July, 6-7pm.

To book a place on either of the events and activities please contact us on grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk or 01253 478170.

More information about the exhibition and events here: http://www.grundyartgallery.com/programme/current/


The exhibition and talk is supported by Arts Council England.



Image: Blackpool High Street, 2008 © Simon Roberts.

I will be giving a talk at the University of Nottingham, School of Geography as part of their research seminar program.


For any queries about the seminar please contact: Stephen.Legg@nottingham.ac.uk

The School is at the forefront of research into Cultural Geography. Work by Stephen Daniels , David Matless, Briony McDonagh, Susanne Seymour and Charles Watkins has explored the relationship between the design, representation and experience of landscape and the formation of personal, local, national and imperial identities in England from the 16th century to the present day. This longstanding English focus in work at Nottingham has been supplemented by Alex Vasudevan’s research on the landscapes of contemporary photography



I’m giving away a signed poster to ten people who email me their photography-related New Year’s resolution. I’ll select the ten best and post up the winning entries next week.

Please send an email to studio@simoncroberts.com with you resolution and don’t forget to provide your postal address.

The poster features the photograph ‘Blackpool Promenade, Lancashire, 24th July 2008’ from my series We English, which was produced in conjunction with an exhibition at EX3 in Florence, Italy. The back of the poster features an interview where I discuss making the work (in Italian and English).