Holker Hall Garden Festival
Starting to Put Ransome on the Map
In recent months we’ve been making good progress on our plans for A Ransome Home, our main project to establish and develop a permanent Ransome Centre in the southern Lake District.
Looking at a number of properties, including Lanehead Outdoor Education Centre, has helped to clarify many of the challenges and opportunities we face. It has also confirmed how important it is for the Trust to begin raising funds for A Ransome Home now. Having funds in place, even on a fairly modest scale relative to the total sums we’ll eventually require, will make a very significant difference when suitable properties appear in the future.Read more
Looking Back to HolkerRead more
First Day at Holker Hall
Many thanks to all who visited the Trust’s mini Pigeon Post exhibition at Holker Hall today. It was great to meet people and to chat about your experiences of reading Ransome, living in the South Lakes and, in a couple of cases, of your personal memories of Arthur and Evgenia Ransome.
We hope visitors also enjoyed finding out more about Ransome, his books, and the Trust’s plans.Read more
Setting Up at Holker HallRead more
A Good Weekend with TARS
Many thanks to all involved with The Arthur Ransome Society (TARS), for their hospitality at their International AGM last weekend.
TARS kindly invited the Trust to bring a display to their weekend, which took place from Friday 1 – Monday 4 June, at the Hydro Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere. Nearly 170 members attended all or part of the event, enjoying a range of Ransome-ish activities, including sailing on Windermere, a guided launch trip and a visit to see refurbishment work at Windermere Steamboat Museum. The programme also included visits to Ransome’s grave at Rusland and to one of his former homes at Lowick Hall.Read more
Swallows and Amazons Reach Cardiff
Swallows and Amazons, reaches the final destination of its 2012 UK tour this week, as it arrives at the New Theatre, Cardiff.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a new review to whet the appetite. Hopefully the reviewer is correct and it will be revived in the future. But where, when and how remains to be seen. So if you are thinking about going, do “grab the chance” and head to Cardiff whilst you can.Read more