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

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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

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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

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19 October:  Annual General Meeting, Swan Bank, Methodist Rooms, Burslem, 2:00pm  1 November: Submission deadline for articles for the Winter 2020 Newsletter 4 December: Literary Lunch, Speaker Lisa Blower, Potbank Hotel, Elenora Street, Stoke.  12:00 – application form in August Newsletter. 29 February 2020: Annual talk at Friends’ Meeting House – details in the January 2020 Newsletter. […]

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John Lancaster’s poems of the Potteries

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Poet John Lancaster won the inaugural Arnold Bennett Prize with his fifth volume, Potters: A Division of Labour.  Potters is a humorous and poignant tribute to the workers of Alfred Meakin Pottery, where John had a job between school and university.  John now lives in Totnes, but has not forgotten his North Staffordshire roots.  He […]

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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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