Friday, November 18, 2011


Karel Reisz’s classic film version of Alan Sillitoe’s ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ is the subject of two articles by Kimberly Lindbergs: one on the indispensable Movie Morlocks, the other on her equally essential blog Cinebeats. Myself and David Sillitoe, Alan’s son and the Chairman of the Alan Sillitoe Committee, were interviewed by Kimberly and the resulting article is a terrific appreciation of a great work of post-war British cinema that also glances behind the scenes and considers Alan’s input in this and the other film adaptations of his work.

In other news, thanks to everyone who contributed when we held a collection at the Nottingham Contemporary/LeftLion event 'Gunpowder, Treason and Pot' on 4th November, and special vote of thanks to musician and composer John Aram who, with his band, performed his ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ inspired jazz suite in Arnold, Nottingham, last month and supported the statue fund to the hilt.

The next event is on Thursday 1st December at The Maze, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, and features three great local bands playing in support of the fund.

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit The Alan Sillitoe Website.

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