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.
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.
duration: 103 secs
James Walker explores the history behind the spots where main character Arthur Seaton tried to gain a little solitude
This essay explores the fishing metaphor of being caught and applies it to Alan Sillitoe’s career as an emerging writer in 1958
Hear beatboxer and rapper, Alex ‘Motormouf’ Young, commissioned to encapsulate the fourth featured location on the Sillitoe trail, the “turgid Trent” and the solitude that the canals represented to Arthur Seaton
duration: 3 mins
This essay explores how writer Alan Sillitoe’s reluctant place in the media spotlight after the book’s publication echoes his character Arthur Seaton’s feeling that “everyone in the world was caught”
Introducing a virtual tour of writer Alan Sillitoe's Nottingham
Welcome to the first stop on the Sillitoe Trail: Old Market Square in Nottingham. Read author Derrick Buttress' essays about the square through the ages, listen to music inspired by Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and listen to Arthur Seaton himself
The Sillitoe Trail's second stop is The White Horse pub, which is used by writer Al Needham as a starting point to discuss the demise of the British pub
The third featured location on the Sillitoe Trail is Raleigh, the factory where Saturday Night and Sunday Morning anti-hero Arthur Seaton slugged his guts out over a lathe. This is of particular significance this year as Raleigh proudly celebrates its 125th anniversary of building bikes for the world
The final featured location on the Sillitoe Trail is the Goose Fair, where main character Arthur Seaton is caught out with the married sisters Winnie and Brenda. The Goose Fair is an annual event in Nottingham during the first week of October and can be traced back seven centuries