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.
Early this year I looked up and contacted a chap called Ray Johnson who is a well- known local film archivist and asked if he had any footage of Smallthorne and explained that I was running a Smallthorne History Site. Ray said that he had recently been working on digitising some footage involving the carnival queens from the Victoria Methodist Chapel and agreed to let me have preview at a small charge.