22nd-23rd November 2014
I’m me and nobody else. Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not. (Arthur Seaton).
The first-ever Live 24-hour Twitter presentation of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night and Sunday Morning allows us to step into the shoes of Arthur Seaton, the rebellious anti-hero from the 1958 novel as he journeys across modern-day Nottingham.
Arthur is belligerent, fiercely individualistic, subversive and rebellious. He has an opinion and an answer for everything. For our Live 24-hour presentation we will be tweeting around the clock as an army of Arthurs engage in role-play and conversation, responding to the themes and situations presented to them in our modern day version of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.
BeingArthur – University of Nottingham – School of Humanities.
BeingArthur is the a continuation of the Sillitoe Trail and is produced by Paul Fillingham – Creative Director, Thinkamigo Digital and James Walker in association with the Centre for Advanced Studies for the Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham. Part of Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Website: Being Arthur