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Stoke in Print 11

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STOKE-IN-PRINT II The Potteries in Fact and Fiction A short public-access course led by Dr Catherine Burgass at Keele University (February-May 2018) For further details click on the link below STOKE-IN-PRINT II

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Hot off the Press

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New Publication by Society.  ‘In the Footsteps of Arnold Bennett’ – A Photographic Journey through Arnold Bennett’s Bursley.  More details by clicking on the Books link on the home page above.  

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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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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 £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 plus vegetarian choice: for […]

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2017 Programme

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2017: BENNETT’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR Our penultimate event of the anniversary year will take place on Wednesday 29 November at  The Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke on Trent See below and attached for details. SCREENING EVENTS AT THE FILM THEATRE, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2EF WEDNESDAYS, 7.45pm. Bar open from 7.00pm. Ticket-free – No booking […]

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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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