Friday 8th September 2017 - FREE Heritage Open Day Events in Burslem
10.45am - Meet Barewall Art Gallery, 2-4 Market Place, Burslem, ST6 4AT
11 - 12 noon - Tour : "Bennett's Watering Holes" by Mervyn Edwards
Barewall's offer for the hugely popular Heritage Open Days (HOD) slot in Stoke on Trent this year is a walk with with local historian and writer Mervyn Edwards. He will be delivering a talk and walk around Burslem Town centre focusing on author Arnold Bennett and his "watering holes".
We expect the numbers to be around 40 people and will take around 60 minutes followed by no doubt a trip to the pub to try out some of the wonderful real ales on offer.
2.45pm - Meet Wedgwood Institute, Queen Street, Burslem, ST6 3EG
3 - 4.30 pm - Film Showing : "The Card" by Arnold Bennett
At 3pm a showing of the 1952 film "The Card" at the beautiful grade 2* listed Wegdwood Institute in Queen Street, Burslem will take place. The building will be opened for the Heritage Open Days to show the film originally 'shot' in the streets of Burslem. It stars Alec Guiness as Denry Machin, Petula Clarke as Nellie Cotterill, Valarie Hobson as the Countess, and Glynis Johns as Ruth Earp. The film renamed The Promoter for the American audience was also nominated for an 1953 Academy Award for Best Sound.