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Never Mind the Bollocks, a Nottingham story – FULLY BOOKED, SEE BELOW RE WAITING LIST

Never Mind the Bollocks, a Nottingham story - FULLY BOOKED, SEE BELOW RE WAITING LIST
Thursday, 21st December, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
*Five Leaves Bookshop
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG12DH
Bookings closed

This event is fully booked – email bookshop@fiveleaves.co.uk if you would like to go on the cancellation waiting list.

Nottingham, November 1977 – the year of the Silver Jubilee. God Save The Queen. Roads closed as storms batter the county. Walk-outs by workers at the cycle factory and ironworks. Fire-fighters work to rule. Wildcat strikes at power stations cause unpredictable outages.

An infestation… of Rats.
An epidemic… of Whooping Cough.

On Bonfire Day, a young WPC patrolling Nottingham city centre is outraged to see the cover of a newly-released long-playing record flagrantly displayed in the window of the Virgin Records store: Never Mind The (expletive deleted) Here’s The Sex Pistols.
What follows is a farcical yet all-too-true tale of a footnote in the history of freedom of speech as the Law attempts to prosecute a Word under the obscure Indecent Advertisements Act of 1889 and the most high-profile barrister in the land takes on Pretty Vacant local magistrates.

Michael Eaton tells the story, in our last event before Christmas!

A radio play will follow in the New Year

Michael Eaton is a well known Nottingham playwright, film writer, adapter of radio scripts and a collector of curious local stories, including that of the criminal and folk hero Charlie Peace.

Refreshments provided. This is a free event

In association with Shoestring Press

Bookings

This event is fully booked.