New DVD – ARTHUR BERRY: A THREE AND SEVENPENCE HA’PENNY MAN
Available on DVD for the first time – this is a unique collection of Central TV and ATV appearances. Arthur talks passionately about his work, reads out some of his poems and gives his views on the The Potteries and its people as he walks around Burslem.
For those who know who Arthur Berry is and for some of those who don’t it is a well-known fact that he was born in, and spent the first part of his life in, Smallthorne. I am often asked more about this and have had several questions about where he actually lived.
Ray Johnson has sponsored a reprint of Arthur’s book of poems “Dandelions – out of print for 8 years.
“Arthur Berry, Potteries poet and Renaissance man, had a unique voice and spoke of a unique place. This is the third edition of Arthur’s famous collection of poems; “Dandelions”, first published in 1993. Its long-awaited reissue celebrates Arthur’s legacy – continuing the work of pioneering director and champion, Peter Cheeseman. This year marks a significant reappraisal of Arthur’s work, first at Stoke’s Hot Air Literary Festival and then in a major exhibition at the Potteries Museum, allowing new audiences and aficionados to revel in Arthur Berry’s rich world.”
ARTHUR BERRY NEW PERSPECTIVES
A New Documentary on Artist, Poet and Playwright Arthur Berry
by Ray Johnson
FREE SCREENING MONDAY AUGUST 18th, 8.00pm
ROEBUCK INN, WEDGWOOD PLACE, BURSLEM
This screening is part of the event ARTHUR BERRY STAGE AND SCREEN presented by the BAREWALL GALLERY, Burslem.