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

Category Archive: Events

Heritage Open Days – Bennett’s Burslem

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Although lockdown is easing, organisations are still having to be creative in thinking of alternatives to planned events.  Heritage Open Days are going ahead this year in virtual form and the Society is involved in Stoke-on-Trent’s offering.  Ray Johnson of Staffordshire Film Archive and Society Vice President, also chairs the local HOD group and is […]

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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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