ARNOLD BENNETT 150th Anniversary events April 06 2017
Presentations and Screenings celebrating our greatest Writer
1st May, Wedgwood Institute 1.30pm Federation? Call the Potteries "Burslem"!
2-4th May, Stoke Rep 7.30pm "Jock-on-the-Go" Bennett adaptation by Peter Terson
3rd May, Film Theatre 7.45pm Bennett in the Jazz Age - 1920s London
9th May, Burslem Old Town Hall Bennett and Burslem - Ray Johnson
10th May, Film Theatre Film "Piccadilly" (1929) - screenplay by Bennett, Live Piano
26th May, New Vic Theatre "Anna of the Five Towns" adapted by Deborah McAndrew
27th May, City Cultural Quarter Unveiling of Arnold Bennett Statue, 12 noon
8th-10th June, Emma Bridgewater Factory Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival
14th July, Middleport Pottery 7pm "Arnold and Marguerite" Bill Ridgway play
21st September, 7.30 "Play it Again, Mr Bennett!" concert - Penkhull Festival
Feb-July 2017 Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Arnold Bennett Exhibition
Free Screenings - Spring Season 2017 December 02 2016
STAFFORDSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE
FREE SCREENINGS AT THE FILM THEATRE, College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2EF
WEDNESDAYS, 7.45pm. Bar open from 7.00pm. Ticket-free – No booking required. Free parking adjacent to Film Theatre - enter from College Road opposite Queen Anne Street.
Wed 26th April 7.45pm
STOKE CINE AND VIDEO SOCIETY – 2017
Movies of the Year. Stoke Cine & Video Society members present a selection of their recent work.
Wed 3rd May 7.45pm
Arnold Bennett 150th – BENNETT AND THE JAZZ AGE - 1920s LONDON
Lots of archive films of the Jazz Age in London: the start of BBC Radio, The Charleston phenomenon, The Flying Scotsman London to Edinburgh, West End shows and a review of Arnold Bennett's career as writer, critic, journalist and screenwriter in the final decade of his life.
Wed 10th May 7.45pm
Arnold Bennett 150th – PICCADILLY (1929) - with Live Piano Accompaniment
One of the pinnacles of British silent cinema, Piccadilly is a sumptuous show business melodrama seething with sexual and racial tension – with an original screenplay by Arnold Bennett. Chinese-American screen goddess Anna May Wong stars as Shosho – an exotic dancer who uses her wiles with the night club manager to advance from kitchen dishwasher to become the toast of London, but disaster awaits. Hollywood star Gilda Grey is a vengeful star dancer displaced by Shosho and Charles Laughton makes his impressive screen debut in a cameo role.
A stylish evocation of Jazz Age London, with dazzlingly fluid cinematography and scenes ranging from the opulent West End to the seediness of Limehouse. Beautifully restored by the BFI complete with vivid original tinting in sepia, blue and magenta for key scenes.
The screening will be accompanied on live piano with a original score by Ashley Thompson.
Prior to to the showing of the film, which will be introduced by John Shapcott, John's new publication of Bennett's original scenario and novel of Piccadilly will be launched. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Wed 17th May 6.00-9.00pm
ARRIVE 17 - This year's 1st & 2nd Year Film students' final films.
Wed 24th May 6.00-9.00pm
The Film Production Courses Degree Show