EXCLUSIVE PHOTO'S OF
STATUE FUND LAUNCH
The actor Colin Tarrant helped to kick start a fund to raise money for a statue of Brian Clough. Organisers are hoping to raise around £60,000 for a sculpture in Nottingham city centre. Colin, who's starring as the Great Man in the tribute play at Nottingham Playhouse, joined fund-raisers at a launch event (June 17th, 2005).
They travelled on the Brian Clough tram into the city centre. There, they were met by the city council leader, Cllr Jon Collins, who handed over banners which will be auctioned off. Colin is pictured, left, with commitee members Rich Fisher, Sarah Clarke, Paul Ellis (chairman) and Mick Mellors.
Said Colin: "I've always been a huge admirer of Brian Clough and I think it would be superb to see a statue of him in Nottingham. He was a brilliant man, a magical manager and a fantastic character. He transformed this city and put it on the map. I really hope this fund does well and succeeds in achieving a fitting tribute for a national treasure."
Central TV interviewed Colin and fund-raiser Sarah Clarke. Cllr Jon Collins handed over special banners which had been displayed in the city centre in tribute to the Great Man.
Video clip of Colin Tarrant & why he supports the statue fund (30"; 4.8MB) HERE.
More about the Cloughie play HERE.