Inspired by the novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) by Alan Sillitoe

Edited and Produced by James Walker and Paul Fillingham

At each location, some of Nottingham’s finest contemporary writers take you on a personal journey of the place and explore a range of themes inspired by it. This virtual tour of Sillitoe’s Nottingham takes the form of videos, essays, photographs, illustrations and podcasts. Arthur Seaton the main protagonist from Saturday Night and Sunday Morning also joins in at various points, ensuring that contributors don’t get too carried away!

The Sillitoe Trail was originally hosted by the BBC’s experimental digital arts platform The Space between May 2012 and November 2013. The Space was designed to work across mobile, tablets, pc and connected TV, and is planned to return in 2014.

An iPhone App and downloadable ebook in the form of a Sillitoe Trail Factory Handbook are available and were launched at a special event held at Nottingham Contemporary in October 2012 and featured in on BBC Inside Out Programme.

The trail recently featured on Radio 4′s Saturday Live when broadcaster John McCarthy travelled to Nottingham for the first time in order to find out more about the city’s literary rebels.

Whilst The Space is in hibernation, the Sillitoe Trail is available here. We hope the Sillitoe Trail will continue to raise the profile of the Alan Sillitoe Committee who wish to see a memorial statue established in Nottingham’s Old Market Square where our digital trail begins.

Select a theme:

Old Market Square

The White Horse


The ‘turgid’ Trent

Goose Fair