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

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Birthday Celebrations 2021

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Thanks to everyone who attended AB’s Birthday Commemoration on 27th May 2021 It was especially nice chat to some of you over a coffee at The Quarter in Piccadilly. The unveiling of the statue in 2017. https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=10155326546929814&ref=watch_permalink

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90th Anniversary – Commemoration

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90th Anniversary of Arnold Bennett’s death: 27th March 1931The BBC are commemorating this anniversary with broadcasts and online recordings on BBC Radio 4 Extra with three repeated programmes on offer. Arnold of the Five Towns (30 minutes): Samira Ahmed visits Stoke-on-Trent to explore the life and work of Potteries-born Arnold Bennett. This is being broadcast live on Monday […]

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Zoom Talks

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The next talk will be: 16 October – Leslie Powner, ‘The Ghost – “An excellent and well-told story”  To register and receive the link, email arnoldbennettscty@btinternet.com Future dates for your diary: 27 November – Jenny Graveson, ‘A Chance Encounter – Arnold meets Pauline’ (note change of date) Previous Talks: December 2020 – Martin Laux – ‘Arnold Bennett and […]

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Derek Beard 1936-2021

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It was with sadness that we received the news that Derek Beard – a founder member of the Arnold Bennett Society – passed away on February 11th. Derek was a stalwart of the Society for many years, and we’re publishing the following two tributes to Derek.  The first is from his wife – Margaret Beard […]

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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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