Posts by: Neil Fulwood

If you’ve been down Station Street lately, have you noticed a little addition to the building frontage next to Tesco’s? Take a look up above ground floor level and you’ll see the 10m x 5m banner pictured above. A member of the Alan Sillitoe Committee, Mark Shotter, and Rob Howie-Smith from the Howie-Smith Project have [...]

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The results of the third annual Alan Sillitoe Memorial Poetry Competition are in, and without further ado it gives us great pleasure to announce the winners: 1st Prize – White by Susan Davies 2nd Prize – Meat is Murder by Roy Marshall 3rd Prize – Mick by Laura Seymour Comments by the adjudicator, Helen Ivory: [...]

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With the first two Alan Sillitoe Memorial Open Poetry Competitions adjudicated by big names – Ruth Fainlight and George Szirtes respectively – we’re proud to announce that the high caliber continues. The final adjudicator for this year’s competition is Helen Ivory, whose fourth collection for Bloodaxe, Waiting for Bluebeard, was published earlier this year to [...]

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A special ‘thank you’ to Cath Arnold, Sharon Clancy, Deborah Dean, Dominic Head, Janet Kavanagh, Martin Leighton, Kate Robertson, Dawn Simpson, Bill Smith, Keri Usherwood and Peter Usherwood for their support through the Lenton Abbey group, ‘The Alan Sillitoe Commemoration Fund’ a local committee of devoted Sillitoe followers. This group, formed in the early days after Alan’s [...]

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With the first two Alan Sillitoe Memorial Open Poetry Competitions adjudicated by big names – Ruth Fainlight and George Szirtes respectively – we’re proud to announce that the high caliber continues. The final adjudicator for this year’s competition is Helen Ivory, whose fourth collection for Bloodaxe, Waiting for Bluebeard, was published earlier this year to [...]

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I was first introduced to Saturday Night Sunday morning as a child of 4, maybe 5, as it was a film my Nana greatly related to, being of that generation where, working in Wollie’s making tights for ‘a couple of bob’ Monday to Friday, Saturday night was naturally the highlight of a young person’s week.  [...]

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Our grateful thanks to George Szirtes for a thorough and thoughtful adjudication, and congratulations to the winners: 1st Prize: ‘Sand Burial’ by Abigail Ardelle Zammit 2nd Prize: ‘Facebook Profile’ by C.J. Allen 3rd Prize: ‘Views of Love’ by Rita Ray Commended: ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp’ by Al McClimens ‘Hide Seek Find Further [...]

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After the massive success of last year’s inaugural Alan Sillitoe Memorial Open Poetry Competition – adjudicated by Ruth Fainlight and paying out £350 in prize money – we’re doing the same again this year. And we’re honoured to announce that George Szirtes – winner of the 2005 T.S. Eliot Prize – will be our final [...]

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Dear Alan, I’m in good company today. But do I have a right to be here? I’m not in any way suggesting it’s presumptuous of me to button-hole you; to give you, whether you want it or not, when you can’t shut me up, when you can’t answer back, a piece of my, for what [...]

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  Sillitoe Day 2012, Nottingham’s second all-day event celebrating the life and work of Alan Sillitoe, is tomorrow. Tickets are still available and – better still – available on the door. Just turn up from 11am – 5pm at the Nottingham Contemporary and join us for …     The launch of the Sillitoe Trail [...]

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