March 18th, 2010 admin

Maidstone Young Bird National Pigeon Race, Maidstone, Kent, 13th September 2008 © Simon Roberts/We English

The time has come for me to hang up the We English blog and move on to pastures new. I will periodically be updating the site with details of upcoming exhibitions, talks and events and you can follow my future projects over on my homepage here. The first of which will be The Election Project, where I will be documenting the British general election as the official Election Artist for the House of Commons. Why not get involved!

Thanks for joining me during the making of the work, I appreciate your collaboration and comments.

I’ll leave you with links to a few useful resources:

Download my commentary from We English here or read an illustrated version on the blog here.

Download Professor Stephen Daniel’s essay from We English (The English Outdoors, May 2009) here.

Download a pdf of reviews of We English here.

Download a pdf of all the ideas that were submitted by the general public here or read them online here.

Read the headlines from local newspapers that I collected during the We English journey here.

Watch a video interview on Lens Culture where I talk about my approach to making We English here.

Find out more about the limited edition boxset of We English here.

And there is plenty more information about We English over on the National Media Museum’s website, including several podcasts, here.


  1. Niall McDiarmid Says:
    March 18th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Simon, I am sorry to see the end of your blog, I’ve followed it off and on and really enjoyed it. Congratulations on the book and good luck for your next project.

  2. Congratulations on making such a significant contribution to showing others the ins and outs of conceiving, producing and promoting a work. Invaluable.

  3. It’s been a fascinating read, so thankyou and all the best!

  4. Chris Hills Says:
    March 18th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Hi Simon,
    I had to drop you an e-mail to say thanks for the blog, I will miss it. You have helped me develop my photograghy by pointing me to some great articals and books. I went to the Bonnington Gallery last week. An image on a web page cannot do your work justice. I look forward to your next project.



  5. It’s been a fascinating read, so thankyou and all the best!


  6. it s amazing.thats bird dance.its says i want to fly 🙂

    Thank you.i will download pdf file.


  7. What an amazing picture! I hope the people had hats on!! Good luck with your “new pastures”

  8. Hi Simon, thats a real shame. Your site as an excellent ranking and a lot of hard work has obviously been put into it. Photography is my hobby and cam across oyur site after you had decided to put on your final post.

    Congratulatations on such a successful blog. Put some google ads on it and you you might well find your hard work gives to a bit of income…

    Best wishes

    John c

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