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

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Reading Group January 2020

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The Arnold Bennett Society Reading Group will meet again on Thursday 30 January 2020.  January we will be reading ‘A Man From the North‘. For more details contact Carol Ann Gorton arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com   Look what one of the Reading Group found while on holiday in Tenerife over Christmas.  No less than 12 AB books. Anyone else […]

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Arnold and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Thanks to Paul Williams, Chairman of Stoke-on-Trent’s Cultural Destinations Partnership for the use of his photograph. Alice reading #TheCard out loud to Arnold, whilst Alex is trying to show him what’s on at #PMAG  

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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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Annual Conference 2020

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Arnold Bennett Society Annual Conference ARNOLD BENNETT’S SOCIAL CONSCIENCE North Staffs Conference Centre, Hartshill 13 June 2020 Call for Papers 2020

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Reading Group further titles

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Future planned reading and dates The group will continue, at the moment, to meet at Middleport Pottery Cafe on the last Thursday of the month. Dates for your diary 30 January – A Man From The North 27 February – The Pretty Lady 26 March, through till June – The Old Wives’ Tale  30 July […]

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Gourmet Cafe Reopens in Stoke – FIND ARNOLD.

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The Gourmet Coffee Bar has reopened at Stoke Railway Station, Station Road, with access from road and platform one at the station. Worth going in just to see the Philip Hardaker mosaic featuring famous Stokies. FIND ARNOLD

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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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From the Big Issue to The Chapter Catcher Review 4 June 2019

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FROM THE BIG ISSUE  TO CHAPTER CATCHER On a recent visit to Hay-on-Wye (24 May) Marie-Claude and I were suddenly confronted by the impressive presence of a familiar figure. ‘I know you! But I’ve forgotten your names’. The friendly greeting came from John (Lord) Bird, with whom we had had the privilege of dining at […]

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Colin Fisher’s Blog 16 April 2019

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Colin Fisher’s Blog April 16, 2019 Enthralling – not interminable For over two years I used Arnold Bennett’s self-help book Literary Taste to find out if, a century after the book’s publication, it was possible to create my own literary taste. To carry on the experiment, I will now read the books reviewed by Arnold […]

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