Arthur Ransome Trust

Putting the Author of Swallows and Amazons on the Map

“Swallows and Amazons for ever!” Welcome to the ART Website

The Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) exists to help people discover, re-discover, appreciate and enjoy the life and works of Arthur Ransome (1884 – 1967), author of Swallows and Amazons. The Trust is working to establish a permanent Arthur Ransome Centre in the southern Lake District. On the way to achieving this we are also developing a range of exciting projects, including exhibitions, displays and resource materials. Read more at our Welcome page

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Who was Arthur Ransome? Author, sailor, journalist, spy...?

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Latest Arthur Ransome, Arthur Ransome Trust and Swallows & Amazons News

Swallows and Amazons Returning to Bristol

Swallows and Amazons will be returning to Bristol at Christmas, four years after the Old Vic premiered Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon’s adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic.

you can find out more about the Bristol Old Vic’s plans for 2014 here.

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Best Wishes for Fair Winds at COCA

Best wishes for fair winds for the COCA Theatre Company, as they produce Swallows and Amazons in St Louis this weekend.

Using a mixture of teenage and adult actors, Swallows and Amazons will be COCA’s inaugural COCA Presents production. COCA Presents aims to put imagination and creativity at the core of its productions, especially the “unfiltered creativity of children”. This aim is at the core of Helen Edmundson and Neil Hannon’s adaptation of Swallows and Amazons, first produced at the Bristol Old Vic in 2010. It is, indeed, at the heart of Arthur Ransome’s book.

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Overlook Heading for Swallowdale

If you live in the USA and enjoy reading Ransome in hardback, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the Overlook Press intend to add Swallowdale to their successful edition of Swallows and Amazons, first published in May, 2013.

David Godine continue to publish the full Swallows and Amazons Series in paperback and e-book editions.

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