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

Wet Work at Torver

LagoonOur first Voyage of Discovery in August was perhaps not quite as wet as Nancy and Peggy’s “Wet Work in the Lagoon”, in The Picts and the Martyrs. But at times it seemed to be heading that way, as we enjoyed heavy rain and strong winds at the Lakeland Country Fair.

Fortunately the Trust’s shelters survived the experience intact. You can read a report and see photos in the Previous Events and Galleries sections of News and Events.

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Anniversary Screenings of Swallows and Amazons

swa_co_tra_ 007More details are now available, to add to the preliminary list of 40th Anniversary screenings of Studio Canal’s restored Swallows and Amazons film.  You can see it at:

Brewery Cinema, Kendal, on Thursday 7 August at 11.00am. Tel: 01539 725133. (Includes an introduction and Q & A with Sophie Neville, who played Titty in the movie).

Zefferelli’s, Ambleside, on Wednesday 6 August. Tel 015394 33845. (Sophie Neville will also be present at this event).

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Ready for Anything at Coniston

Go to event report in previous EventsART’s second 2014 Voyage of Discovery to Coniston Water took place at the Coniston Country Fair, on July 20.

You can read a full report, and see more pictures, in our Previous Events and Galleries sections.

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