Simon Roberts: We English

Croydon Summer Festival, 2010 © Simon Roberts

A powerful reflection of England

18 November 2010 - 26 February 2011
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm

(Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Exhibition Gallery, Croydon Clocktower

A major photography exhibition by Croydon born photographer, Simon Roberts. The exhibition is the result of a road trip in search of national identity, documenting people at leisure in quintessentially English landscapes.

The Museum of Croydon has worked in partnership with the National Media Museum Bradford and is the first London-based venue to exhibit the works. Twenty-nine of Simon’s images are on display, including a final photograph, commissioned by the Museum of the Croydon Summer Festival.

Croydon Summer Festival, 2010 © Simon Roberts

The exhibition includes recordings of Simon talking about his work. For a sneak preview or to download the files before your visit click here.

The exhibition is accompanied by a range of images from Croydon’s Local Studies Library and Archives Services, depicting Croydon at leisure from the last 100 years. These are on display in the Clocktower Café Gallery until January 2011, as well on a rolling projection in the main exhibition.

This exhibition has been organised in partnership with the National Media Museum Bradford.

The National Media Museum is devoted to film, photography, TV, radio and the web and includes unrivalled national collections of Photography, Photographic Technology, Cinematography and Television. Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, it is one of the most visited Museums outside London. For more information visit:

Talk by Simon Roberts on Monday 7 February 2011

We English exhibition event: A photographer’s life
Monday 7 February, 6.30-8pm
Free tickets available from Ticket Office
Clocktower Activities Room, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Award winning British photographer Simon Roberts talks about his career, influences and working style, followed by an optional guided tour of his exhibition We English.
Suitable for adults and young people over the age of 14 years old.

To book please contact the Clocktower Ticket Office on
Tel: 020 8253 1030. Email:

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