Space launch for Sillitoe
The work of Alan Sillitoe is being featured on The Space – an experimental digital arts collaboration between Arts Council England and the BBC.
Launched at the Royal Festival Hall by Arts Council CEO Alan Davie and BBC Director General Mark Thompson, The Space will run from May to October although Mark Thompson hoped it can be extended “way beyond that”.
The Space offers a unique opportunity for creatives to push the boundaries of digital technology, providing content via the web, mobile, tablet and the new generation of connected TVs. Arts Council chief Alan Davey said it was an “extraordinary way of experiencing an exceptional summer of arts”.
The Sillitoe Trail is one of the few literary projects selected by Arts Council England and will be focussing on the key locations and underlying themes presented by ”Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’. Writers need to “rethink the way we work.” said Will Self who is also contributing to The Space.
Several contemporary writers from Nottingham have been commissioned to explore these themes through essays and special events.
“There will be an opportunity for local people to contribute through Facebook and Twitter” said Creative Director Paul Fillingham.
Some of the best content will be featured in a Sillitoe Trail iPhone App and a ‘Cycling Handbook’ to be released at the Sillitoe Day being held at Nottingham Contemporary in October as part of the Sillitoe Season.
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The Space will be regularly updated with an ongoing programme of cultural events and content
You can get involved via our microsite www.sillitoetrail.com or social spaces.
First stop on the Sillitoe Trail is the Old Market Square which features the work of local writer Derrick Buttress, author of ‘Broxtowe Boy’.
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But look out for Arthur Seaton who will be dropping by occasionally to keep us in check with his acerbic wit.