On Saturday 13th May members of the Nancy Blackett Trust have asked me to open the Arthur Ransome Jamboree 2017 at Pin Mill in Suffolk at 12.00 noon. Continue reading Come along to the Arthur Ransome Jamboree at Pin Mill in Suffolk
A vintage cinema bus, jamboree and literary festival are just some of the activities booked for a bumper programme of events coming to the Shotley peninsula this summer. Continue reading Outdoor cinema, literary festival and jamboree coming to Shotley peninsula for Arthur Ransome East Coast Celebration – East Anglian Daily Times
Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have secured the North American rights to director Philippa Lowthorpe’s Swallows and Amazons, the film based on the classic 1930s children’s novel by Arthur Ransome. Continue reading Orion & Samuel Goldwyn Nab Philippa Lowthorpe’s ‘Swallows And Amazons’
The long-awaited second edition of ‘The Making of SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (1974)’ is being published in paperback by The Lutterworth Press on 25th May. Continue reading Second edition of ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)’ to be published by the Lutterworth Press on 25th May 2017
Celebrate Swallows and Amazons and the start of our sailing season in style with our fabulous collection of ceramic and fine bone china mugs, available now from the Nancy Blackett Shop. Continue reading Drink a toast to Swallows and Amazons – and support Nancy Blackett
Where, today, are the rugged tomboys, Nancy and Peggy Blackett of Swallows and Amazons ? One benefit of a single-sex girls’ school, such as Stroud High, is that young women are not subject to the prevailing stereotype or the pressure to present … Continue reading An alternative view with Rachel Beckett: Bring back tomboys like Nancy and Peggy Blackett
Even though Nancy Blackett’s due to spend a couple of months in Holland this summer, that still leaves twenty weeks of the sailing season open for you to book a sail – half-day, full day,… Continue reading Grab a chance to sail on Nancy Blackett this year
Would you like to be involved in a marathon reading of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons ?
Fans of Arthur Ransome who want to take part in a marathon reading of the classic Lake District story Swallows and Amazons can now volunteer via a new website. The site, www.ifnotduffers.org , invites readers to choose from a list of chapters for the … Continue reading Would you like to be involved in a marathon reading of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons?
Progress continues on Nancy Blackett’s new mast. Making it began in January at specialist spar-makers Collars, while it is now at Robertsons and in the process of being prepared to drop into… Continue reading Nancy Blackett’s new mast, appeal update and more…