Photo exhibition from former BBC cameraman on display at Atkins Building starting next Monday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 12 October 2022

A NEW photographic exhibition is to be displayed at Hinckley’s Atkins Building, on Lower Bond Street, starting next Monday (17 October).

The Atkins Building (Image: Mason Moore)

The exhibition, titled “That Hat (And Other Things)”, is a photographic exhibition by Robin Vallance, an amateur photographer and former BBC camera operative.

Robin is a founding member of the Breaking Barriers Photographic Group, and his main interests are portraiture, landscape and street photography.

It will feature photos taken in colour and monochrome, with four different themes.

The themes being showcased are as follows:

That Hat

‘That Hat’ is a series of photographs of Robin’s partner who wears a particular hat whenever they go on holiday. The emphasis of the photographs is on composition and beauty.


‘Staircases’ celebrates the attraction of a series of steps and the mystery they convey.


‘Colour’ is a series of photographs which focus on the pleasure of bright surfaces.


Faces, an uncompromising group of portraits previously shown at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

It will be on display for three weeks – from 17 October to 11 November – giving visitors, families, art lovers and photographers more than enough time to catch a glimpse of it.

Coun. Keith Nichols, the Borough Council’s Executive Member for Culture, said: “This promises to be another fantastic exhibition, held at the Atkins Gallery in The Atkins Building.

“If you’re looking for something to do, particularly during half-term week, this is a fantastic, free event with something for everyone. I’d urge you to go along and see the photos for yourself, before stopping off at the Hansom Café for a spot of cake!”

Free activity sheets will be handed out to children who pay a visit to the gallery over the course of the half term and throughout the exhibition.

The Atkins Building is open weekdays Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, with the on-site Hansom Cafe open from 9am to 2pm.

The Hansom Cafe serves up breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, ‘daily specials’ and fair trade coffee.

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