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

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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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Reading Group February 2020

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The Reading group has been going now for over 12 months.  Seven members attended our February discussion on The Pretty Lady.   Our March discussion will be on Buried Alive. You can watch the film version of the book, on Youtube. For more details on the Reading Group, please contact Carol Ann Gorton arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com   Look what […]

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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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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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