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A celebratory weekend of events including readings, performance, film and discussion. All events are free. Please book in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. Djanogly Art Gallery (Lecture Theatre) Admission free Saturday 26 January 2 - 5.30pm with interval Alan Sillitoe: then and now
Ross Bradshaw (Five Leaves Publications) will lead this literary tribute of two halves which starts with a discussion of working class life and leisure in 60s Nottingham followed by readings by contemporary Nottinghamshire writers - Jon McGregor, Nicola Monaghan and Matthew Welton – who will respond to Sillitoe’s novel and discuss its influence on their own work. Djanogly Art Gallery Café Admission free Saturday 26 January 7 - 8.30pm Performance: SN&SM: The Mix Frank Abbott
This event is now fully booked, please contact the Box Office to be added to the waiting list. An evening of eating*, drinking, performance and DJ mixing in which artist and filmmaker, Frank Abbott, presents a radical recut of the Karel Reisz movie, celebrating the brilliance of the original writing and its relevance today. *pie and chips will be served in the Gallery Café from 6pm. Djanogly Art Gallery (Lecture Theatre) Admission free Sunday 27 January 1 - 3pm Report. St Ann’s (1969) Thames TV Dir. Stephen Frears 45 mins
This event is now fully booked, please contact the Box Office to be added to the waiting list. Stephen Frears worked with both Karel Reisz and Albert Finney at the Royal Court Theatre in the mid 60s and here we find him cutting his directorial teeth on a controversial TV documentary inspired by the report ‘Poverty, Deprivation and Morale in a Nottingham Community: St. Ann’s’ by Ken Coates/Bill Silburn (pub. Nottingham University,1967). Introduced by Stephen Frears (tbc) with Bill Silburn and Lisa McKenzie. Image © Shirley Baker