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Arnold Bennett Society Book Prize 2020 Short List

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Newsflash – The short list has been announced. At the moment because of current circumstances we are unable to say when the winner will be announced and the presentation made. Watch this space for further announcements. The lucky winners on the short list are: It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower Pitying the […]

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Arnold Bennett Society Book Prize 2020

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The Arnold Bennett Society Book Prize Judges are happy to announce the long list for the 2020 book prize as follows: Rocks Fall Everyone Dies by Eddie Skelson It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower Arnold Bennett and Frederick Marriott Parallel Lives by John Shapcott The Wardle Family and its Circle by Brenda […]

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Arnold Bennett’s Burslem (Bursley) YouTube video

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ARNOLD BENNETT’S BURSLEM – Heritage Open Days Virtual Tour Our thanks to Trentham Heritage for allowing us to become a guest on their page during the Heritage Open Days last month.  We had a total of 371 hits to date.  You can now watch again with this link. https://youtu.be/DnQDIb-seRI These are some key buildings and […]

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Arnold Bennett’s Burslem – YouTube video now available.

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ARNOLD BENNETT’S BURSLEM – Heritage Open Days Virtual Tour Our thanks to Trentham Heritage for allowing us to become a guest on their page during the Heritage Open Days last month.  We had a total of 371 hits to date.  You can now watch again with this link. https://youtu.be/DnQDIb-seRI These are some key buildings and […]

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Arnold Bennett Book Prize – Update

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“Thank to everyone for submitting your book for the Arnold Bennett Book Prize. Normally we should like to have published the short list by late May and the presentation would have been made at the Arnold Bennett Society Annual Conference in June. However that has now been postponed. In these unprecedented circumstances the whole of […]

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Annual Dinner – cancellation

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From the Chair of Trustees (16/3/2020):   Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have taken the decision to cancel the Society’s forthcoming Dinner on 28th March.  We are disappointed not to be going ahead with this event, but consider the safety of our members to be paramount.   Leslie Powner lesliepowner@gmail.com

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Arnold Bennett Society AGM 19 October 2019

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Arnold Bennett Society Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at Swan Bank, Methodist Rooms Saturday 19 October 2019 at 2pm Charity Registration Number 1140053  Apologies for absence: Roger & Wendy Statham, Jenny Graveson, David & Judith Pugsley, Maire & John Davies, Jerry Park, Richard Gorton, Jean Monares, Margaret Barrett, Clive Osborne, Prof James Bryant, […]

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Annual Dinner 2020

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Booking is now open for the Society Annual Dinner 2020 on 28th March.  We are delighted to announce our guest speakers this year: Lin Coghlan and Shaun McKenna, co-writers of the BBC Radio 4 11-part adaptation of Bennett’s Five Towns novels, China Towns.  The series was reviewed (part-way through) in the Spring 2019 edition of […]

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Arnold Bennett Prize 2020

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The Arnold Bennett Prize is an annual literary award which was instituted in 2017 as part of the Arnold Bennett 150th anniversary celebrations.  £500 is awarded to an author who lives or work in North Staffordshire and has published a book in the relevant year, or to the author of a book which features the […]

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020

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29 February 2020: Annual talk at Friends’ Meeting House – details in the January 2020 Newsletter. 28 March 2020: Annual Dinner – Potbank Hotel, Elenora Street, Stoke. Application form in the January Newsletter.  31 March 2020: Submission deadline for the Spring 2020 Newsletter. 13 June 2020 (provisional) Annual Conference: ‘Arnold Bennett’s Social Conscience’, North Staffs […]

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