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Deliverance with Tom Priestley

Blog, NewsFebruary 18, 2020

Sunday 26 April at 3pm Regent Street Cinema J B Priestley Society presents Preceded by a talk with editor Tom Priestley and followed by a Q&A USA 1972 104 mins cert 18 Director: John Boorman Cast: Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty Film Editing Tom Priestley This screening of the classic and controversial 1970s film Deliverance comes

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The Good Companions (1957)

NewsOctober 30, 2019

Sunday 24 November at 1:15pm Square Chapel, Halifax Starring Jeanette Scott, John Fraser, Eric Portman, Celia Johnson With an introduction and a small exhibition curated by the JB Priestley Society  Adapted from J.B. Priestley’s famous novel charting the ups and downs of a struggling touring concert party, this endearing musical comedy features an outstanding array of

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The J.B. Priestley Society’s Open One-day Conference

NewsMarch 7, 2019
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J.B. PRIESTLEY: EXPERIMENTAL DRAMATIST At the International Anthony Burgess Foundation The Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester Saturday 6 April 2019, 10.00-16.30 (Tea and coffee available from 09.30) The keynote conference lecture will be given by the internationally-renowned author on modern spirituality Anthony Peake, whose most recent book Time and the Rose Garden discusses

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J.B. Priestley : the Other Stratford Writer 28/04/19

NewsMarch 7, 2019

At the Stratford Playhouse 12.30 – 1.30pm Rosalie Batten’s book ‘Priestley at Kissing Tree House’ is an evocative account of her times as Priestley’s secretary in the house near Stratford. Her daughter Sophie Fyson will be joined by Broadcaster and writer Barry Cryer, and JBP Society Chair Lee Hanson for this fascinating discussion and insights

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J.B. Priestley Society AGM 2019

NewsMarch 7, 2019

The Society’s AGM took place on the 3 March 2019. Former MP and JBP Society member Austin Mitchell gave a talk ‘Priestley and The People in Wartime’. Austin has engrossed himself in the Priestley wartime broadcasts and provided some new insights into the political dynamics of the time and in particular Churchills views of JBP’s

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