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 Reviews

Have you been to see the Bristol Old Vic’s revived production of Swallows and Amazons yet? If you haven’t, and want to know what you’re missing – or if you have, and want to remember it – here are some of the published reviews, from What’s on Stage, The Fine Times Recorder, the Bristol Post, The Fix, and Madame Guillotine.

You can also catch up with the play’s composer, Neil Hannon, in this interview at What’s on Stage.

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All Aboard at Bristol

Promotional Poster on the Old VicBest wishes to the Bristol Old Vic, whose highly-acclaimed adaptation of Swallows and Amazons returns for its first preview, tonight, in preparation for a December – January 17 run. There’s plenty of background, information, trailers and booking details available at the Old Vic’s website.

Our next Voyage of Discovery reports aboard at Bristol from tomorrow, Friday 28 November, until January 17. We would just like to record our thanks to the Old Vic, for hosting it, and we hope it everyone coming to the production enjoy the play.

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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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