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February Talk

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FEBRUARY TALK by Dr Roger Bloor ‘Moloch Songs – the literature of coal and clay’   Roger Bloor’s poems  have been published in The Hippocrates Prize Anthology 2017 and 2019, Allegro Poetry, Affect Publications ‘StillBorn’ , Words for the Wild Anthology 2018, The Bridges Anthology 2018 and 2019  Landscapes Anthology 2018, Magma 2018  and Poetry […]

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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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Reading Group February 2020

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The Arnold Bennett Society Reading Group will meet again on Thursday 27 February  2020.  When we will be discussing ‘The Pretty Lady”. 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 been?   […]

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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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Still for sale

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The Grade 11 listed Victorian terrace was built in 1879 on instructions of the Bennett family. It is  on  the  market  for  £245.000.

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ARNOLD AND THE PUBLIC

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Children in Stoke on Trent have helped launch a new festive story trail through the city centre – featuring their own Christmas card designs. They were invited to road-test the Story Quest adventure, which sees them follow a cast of characters, search for clues, perform fun challenges and solve a mystery. Along the way, the […]

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Parallel Lives by Frederick Marriott – John Shapcott Keele University

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By John Shapcott – Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Keele and a Vice-President of the Arnold Bennett Society. It is the first publication of the entire Marriott manuscript and with an extensive addition of illustrations and notes, it offer an entertaining and informative biography.  It’s the first biography of Arnold Bennett since 1974 […]

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