Reading marathon to honour Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome

The TV star Griff Rhys Jones has been part of an 8 hour reading marathon to celebrate the author of Swallows and Amazons . Seven people read before him and 19 people followed in a continuous reading of Arthur Ransome’s We Didn’t Mean To Go to Sea … Continue reading Reading marathon to honour Swallows and Amazons author Arthur Ransome

‘Sitting in front of the same black and white notes as Beethoven and Wagner is terrifying’ – we talk to top film composer Ilan Eshkeri – Classic FM

Ilan Eshkeri has written music for blockbusters including Stardust and Still Alive. His latest soundtrack is for the film Swallows and Amazons – we asked him to introduce the music, play some clips and tell us how he overcomes the fear of the blank page… Continue reading ‘Sitting in front of the same black and white notes as Beethoven and Wagner is terrifying’ – we talk to top film composer Ilan Eshkeri – Classic FM

Video: BBC Interview with Dick and Desmond Kelsall

With today’s release of the new Swallows and Amazons, the BBC Archive has posted the following video on Arthur Ransome from 1984, which features Dick and Desmond Kelsall: With the Swallows and Amazons movie released today, here is a nice little piece from 1984 on author, Arthur Ransome.https://t.co/Xuq1RtE4Qo — BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) August 19, 2016 Originally posted by the Nancy Blackett Trust. Continue reading Video: BBC Interview with Dick and Desmond Kelsall