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Sillitoe Trail

A literary journey based on Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

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Nottingham-born, Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010) is best known for his first two books; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) and Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (1959). The Sillitoe Trail App for iPhone is a multimedia interpretation of Alan Sillitoe’s first novel; Saturday Night and Sunday Morning which stands out as a beacon for projecting and debating British values and identity.

Commissioned by Arts Council England and the BBC, Sillitoe Trail was originally produced by James Walker and Paul Fillingham for The Space on-demand digital arts platform (2012-13). It also exists as a Factory Handbook which was launched alongside the App at Nottingham Contemporary in 2012. Sillitoe Trail was the subject of BBC TV documentary Inside Out and featured on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live hosted by John McCarthy in 2013.

Sillitoe Trail for iPhone explores the themes, locations and scenes from Sillitoe’s novel and Karel Reisz’s 1960 film adaptation.

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