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

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2018 Annual Conference – Call For Papers

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The 15 annual Arnold Bennett Society annual conference will take place on Saturday 9 June 2018 at the North staffs Conference Centre. Call for Papers 15th Conference call for papers ed CB    

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2018 Arnold Bennett Prize

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The Arnold Bennett Prize was inaugurated in 2017 and the winner was John Lancaster with his poetry anthology, Potters: A Division of Labour. John was handed his £500 prize by John Shapcott and broadcaster and journalist Samira Ahmed who had earlier given a lecture entitled ‘What can Arnold Bennett Teach Brexit Britain. John, a former Hanley High […]

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Piccadilly (1929)

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Arnold Bennett 150th – PICCADILLY (1929) – with Live Piano Accompaniment Biddulph Town Hall – 25 July 2017 Starts at 6.30pm and entrance fee is £4 Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek – 15 September 2017 Starts at 7.30pm and entrance fee is £5 – Book on line at wegottickets.com One of the pinnacles of British silent […]

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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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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 – 6 December 2017

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Literary Lunch Wednesday 6 December 2017 12.00 for 12.30 Middleport Pottery Middleport Guest speaker: Bert Flitcroft Staffordshire Poet Laureate Tickets TBC 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 plus vegetarian choice: for […]

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2017 Programme

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2017: BENNETT’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR Full programme of events Arnold Bennett: in life and art The Exhibition of Arnold Bennett’s Watercolours at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley. Stoke on Trent Is now CLOSED – You can purchase a copy of the catalogue from the PM&AG Hanley, Barewall Gallery, Burslem or from the […]

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