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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Discover Arthur Ransome's many works

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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

Voyaging to Liverpool

Photo of Voyages of Discovery at LiverpoolThe Trust’s latest Voyage of Discovery dropped anchor in Liverpool Central Library, on Saturday 27 September. It can be found on the first floor, in the study area between Reception and the entrance to the Picton Reading Room.

As well as introducing Arthur Ransome’s life and Swallows and Amazons, his best known work, this Voyage examines the connection between Liverpool and Ransome, through Miss Emma Holt, a well-known philanthropist in the City, who spent her summers near Coniston.

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Great Lives on Radio 4

Today’s edition of Great Lives, on BBC Radio 4, at 16.30, features the singer/songwriter Labi Siffre discussing the life and work of Arthur Ransome.

You can find the Radio 4 programme information here.

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Dry Times at Grasmere

Link photo to Grasmere Show, 2014 GalleryWhat a difference! Our second Voyage of Discovery in August took place in very pleasant conditions at Grasmere, on the 24, in contract to the rain and gales we’d experienced at the Lakeland Country Fair.

You can read a report and see photos in the Previous Events and Galleries sections of News and Events.

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