Arthur Ransome Trust
Watch Swallows and Amazons at Dusk
The evening event will include the 1974 movie and music by Room Full of Mirrors. It will take place at Brantwood, overlooking Coniston Water, close to many of the locations where the movie was shot.
The Arthur Ransome Trust will have a small stall at the event. Please do come and say hello, if you are interested in finding out more about the Trust, want to chat about Arthur Ransome’s life, his books, or the film, or want to take the opportunity to buy some (or all!) of the Swallows and Amazons novels.Read more
Donate to Art by Text Message
ART has become one of the first charities in the country to use its own, unique personalised text code, ARTR10, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
This new service has no set up or operating costs for us and no additional network charges for you. So every penny you donate reaches ART. Gift Aid can also be added to donations.Read more
Imagination and Reality opens at Brantwood
Around 100 guests visited Brantwood last night for the official opening of Imagination and Reality: the Art of Arthur Ransome. A fine spring evening helped visitors enjoy both the exhibition and the main house at Brantwood.
The exhibition is now open daily until September 4, accompanied by a series of lectures and events at Brantwood and Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal.Read more
Imagination and Reality: the Art of Arthur Ransome
We’re pleased to announce details of our first Temporary Moorings exhibition, Imagination and Reality: the Art of Arthur Ransome, which will be taking place in partnership with The Brantwood Trust from 19 May to 5 September, 2011.
The exhibition will be in the Blue Gallery at Brantwood, John Ruskin’s former home on the east side of Coniston Water. It will explore Arthur Ransome’s approach to illustrating the landscapes and plots of the Swallows and Amazons novels through examples of his original sketches and artwork.
A programme of occasional public lectures and events will run alongside the exhibition, offering insights into many aspects of Arthur Ransome’s life.
Voyages of Discovery Finishes at Bristol
Our first Voyages of Discovery display closed at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre on the afternoon of January 15. The Old Vic’s highly-successful production of Swallows and Amazons ended on the same evening.
You can see the comments and feedback we received about both the display and the musical by going to the Voyages of Discovery at the Bristol Old Vic review page in the Previous Events section of our website, or go to our Galleries to see more photographs from Bristol.
We’d just like to take this opportunity to thank all at the Old Vic for their enthusiam and help, and to thank all those who took time to look at Voyages of Discovery and to comment on it.Read more
Voyages of Discovery and Bristol Old Vic Musical end on January 15
The Bristol Old Vic’s highly-acclaimed and popular adaptation of Swallows and Amazons finishes its run this Saturday, January 15, with both matinee and evening performances. As of 11.00am today, January 13, there are some spaces at this afternoon’s matinee available, plus one standing space at this evening’s performance and one standing space and one restricted view seat at Saturday evening’s finale. Up to the minute details are available from the Old Vic Box Office on 0117 987 7877. This has been an excellent production, so we highly-recommend getting there if you possibly can.
The Trust’s Voyage of Discovery display will be at the Old Vic until Saturday afternoon, so please do take the remaining opportunities to visit. Those visiting the theatre on Saturday may wish to note that it will not be available after the matinee or before or after the final evening performance.Read more
Voyages of Discovery Update
We mentioned in our previous news item that our Voyages of Discovery display is now in the First Floor Cafe area at the Bristol Old Vic. It will be there throughout the Old Vic’s production of Swallows and Amazons, up to January 15. Here are a couple of photographs of the display in its new home:
(Photographs (c) Elizabeth Sewart).Read more
Voyages Open at the Old Vic
The Bristol Old Vic’s first preview performance of Swallows and Amazons took place on Wednesday evening. On the same day the Trust’s first Voyages of Discovery display was installed at the Old Vic, where it will be available to visitors throughout the Musical’s production run, December 1 to January 15.
The first preview performance was enthusiastically received by the audience. All the signs are that this will be a highly-entertaining and enjoyable adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s classic book.Read more