The Alan Sillitoe Committee organises a fitting finish to this season of events, marking the working week's traditional end with a night out, and a lazy morning. Sillitoe's Nottingham upbringing was raw material for much of his work - his father was an unemployed tannery worker and his mother worked in a lace factory. Published to acclaim in 1958, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is the uncompromising tale of Arthur Seaton, a young bicycle-factory worker, who earns enough to drink his way through weekends - spent fishing, fighting, going to the pictures and juggling illicit affairs with a conventional courtship that threatens to end in domestic drudgery. For details of the Alan Sillitoe Memorial Campaign, and a new app, visit www.sillitoe.com
SATURDAY NIGHT 30th JUNE
£6 for booking information contact Nottingham Contemporary on 01159489750 (film is sold out but spaces are free for the following events).
Sillitoe adapted his book into this genre-defining kitchen-sink classic – and Albert Finney immortalized Arthur Seaton on screen.
Introduced by David Sillitoe
LIVE: The Sleaford Mods, The Smears + DJ Mista Shotta spinning classic vinyl from the sixties.
Two of the city’s bolshiest bands play out the anti-establishment energy of Sillitoe’s generation.
SUNDAY MORNING 1st JULY
11am - 3pm
Brunch with Jazz outfit the Ben Martin Trio
SNSM: The Event has been organised by The Alan Sillitoe Committee, who facilitate events and raise funds for a permanent memorial in Nottingham City Centre.