Turgid Trent: Mulletproof Poet
The Alan Sillitoe Committee is presenting a virtual tour of Sillitoe’s Nottingham for you on The Space, focusing on five locations from the novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958): Old Market Square, The White Horse, Raleigh, the River Trent and Goose Fair.
The fourth featured location on the trail is the “turgid Trent” and the canals where Arthur Seaton would take in a bit of fishing to escape the noise of the factory and the gossiping neighbours. To explore whether solitude is still possible in a digital age we have commissioned two spoken-word performers.
Our second video is ‘Youtube Youth’ by Andrew ‘MulletProofPoet’ Graves, which appears in his debut collection ‘Citizen Kaned’(Crystal Clear Creators).
The video features various people associated with the Sillitoe Trail project including Paul Fillingham, James Walker, Keri Usherwood, Al Needham, Ann Featherstone, Pete Davis, Andy Barrett, Nicola Monaghan, and David and Julia Sillitoe
Andrew will be hosting an evening of spoken word and music at the launch of the Sillitoe Trail Mobile App later this year – part of the Sillitoe Celebration at Nottingham Contemporary.
Use the material from Sillitoe’s Nottingham: Then and Now to take your own interactive tour of the author’s city. iPhone users can download the Sillitoe Trail App and follow in Arthur Seaton’s footsteps around Nottingham, exploring the real locations of key scenes from the novel. Or download the Sillitoe Trail Factory Handbook, where the content is presented in the style of a 1950s cycle maintenance manual.