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Arnold Bennett Book Prize 2020

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Due to the Covid restrictions, it has been decided not to have a book prize for 2020.  The Society will re commence the Prize in 2022 and will accept books written and published in 2020 and 2021. Updates will be posted when available. The Arnold Bennett Prize is an annual literary award which was instituted […]

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Books for Sale – Eden Phillpotts

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If you were intrigued by John Shapcott’s article in the latest Newsletter – ‘Lying Prophets: Arnold Bennett reads Eden Phillpotts’ – you might think about buying one or both of the two Phillpotts novels available second-hand from the ABS Bookstall. These are ‘The Three Brothers’ (1909) and ‘The Thief of Virtue’ (1910) published in hardback by […]

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Arnold Bennett Society AGM 28 November 2020

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Arnold Bennett Society Minutes of the Annual General Meeting and Book Award 2020 Held by Zoom at 2.00pm on Saturday 28 November 2020 TAKING PART BY ZOOM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rod Boroughs   Jim Bryant   Fiona Cole   Christine Conlin   Carole Cregan  John Davies   Maire Davies   Denis Eldin   Alastair Gilchrist   Carol Gorton   Richard Gorton  Jenny  Graveson   Richard Grieve   Ruth […]

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Bennett of the Five Towns Compilation DVD

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Available from Barewall Art Gallery https://www.barewall.co.uk/collections/art-gift-shop and from Staffordshire Film Archive https://www.filmarchive.org.uk/products/bennett-of-the-five-towns £10 – free postage It is also free to view on YouTube – click here to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGvo0aZCNTc&feature=youtu.be Or search:  “BENNETT OF THE FIVE TOWNS Compilation” “Bennett of the Five Towns” is an insight into Arnold Bennett’s relationship with the Potteries and his writing […]

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Arnold Bennett’s Burslem (Bursley) YouTube video

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ARNOLD BENNETT’S BURSLEM – Heritage Open Days Virtual Tour Our thanks to Trentham Heritage for allowing us to become a guest on their page during the Heritage Open Days last month.  We had a total of 371 hits to date.  You can now watch again with this link. https://youtu.be/DnQDIb-seRI These are some key buildings and […]

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Arnold Bennett’s Burslem – YouTube video now available.

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ARNOLD BENNETT’S BURSLEM – Heritage Open Days Virtual Tour Our thanks to Trentham Heritage for allowing us to become a guest on their page during the Heritage Open Days last month.  We had a total of 371 hits to date.  You can now watch again with this link. https://youtu.be/DnQDIb-seRI These are some key buildings and […]

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Beautiful Bursley – Update 14 January 2021

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Update 14 January 2021 Replacement plaques on Bursley Trail There are two current projects highlighting the cultural heritage of Burslem – Arnold Bennett’s ‘Bursley’.  Burslem is known as the ‘Mother Town’ in Stoke-on-Trent because of its primacy in the history of the pottery industry.  It is home to some of the city’s architectural gems, such […]

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