The study and appreciation of the life, works and times of Arnold Bennett

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2016 Literary Lunch

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On 7 December, sixtyone member and friends enjoyed a Christmas lunch at Middleport Pottery with a most interesting talk from Joan Walley (retired MP for Burslem). We were joined by the Patron of the Society, The Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent, Mr Anthony Monday and his wife Pauline. Catherine Burgass posted the following on […]

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Visit England 2017

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VisitEngland has declared 2017 to be the “Year of Literary Heroes”, in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and 20 years since the first Harry Potter book, to name just two milestone events. Following on from 2016’s Year of the Garden – which commemorated the tercentenary of landscape designer, Capability Brown – […]

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Arthur Berry Talk

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Arthur Berry event at the Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke on Trent 3rd December 2016 Click on the link below to book your FREE place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/quiet-please-a-dramatised-reading-of-the-play-by-arthur-berry-tickets-27940334292

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Stoke-in-Print

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A short public-access course looking at the literary-historical Potteries from its Victorian heyday to the post-industrial present. Led by Dr Catherine Burgass at Keele University (February – April 2017) stoke-in-print-with-cb-private-email-5

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Literary Lunch – 7 December 2016

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Literary Lunch Wednesday 7 December 2016 12.00 for 12.30 Middleport Pottery Middleport Guest speaker: Joan Walley AB’s Burslem then, now, and in 2067 Tickets: £22.00 Call Barbara on 01782 611185 to book a place Send cheque: payable to Arnold Bennett Society to Carol Gorton 4 Field End Close, Trentham. S.O.T ST4 8DA Traditional Christmas Menu […]

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2017 Programme

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2017: BENNETT’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR Plans for the celebration of the150th anniversary of Arnold Bennett’s birth are well in hand. Your Executive Committee set up a working party in conjunction with Urban Vision, North Staffs, to prepare a bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a wide range of events. There is […]

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Retro Reads

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Val Hennessy – Daily Mail 26 August 2016 – THE CARD by Arnold Bennett By 1928, Bennett was one of Britain’s most popular novelists. Then he received a critical drubbing from sneery Virginia Woolf (‘dull to the point of comical’) and his success nose-dived. His entertaining novels, set in the Midlands Potteries, throng with rumbustious working-class […]

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From the Vaults, but worth reading again

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The Age of Uncertainty –  On Google searches, the name ‘Arnold Bennett’ frequently appeared, but each time I dismissed him without a moment’s consideration. The very idea! But why was I so prejudiced against a novelist who had once been called “the English Zola”? I couldn’t quite remember. Mrs Woolf and Mr Bennett

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