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Explore this selection of Swallows and Amazons events. Click on the event links for further details. For enquiries and confirmations please contact the respective organisers:

Type Date Event Location
Boats July-August Short sailing trips on Swallow (from the 1974 film) by request Norfolk or Suffolk
Boats April-October Sailing trips on Nancy Blackett by booking (membership required) Woolverstone, Suffolk
One-off Events in 2017
Activities 13th May (12-1pm) Shotley Point Stroll (Suffolk Walking Festival) Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, Suffolk
Events 13th May (12-5pm) Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree Pin Mill, Suffolk
Activities 15th May (1-2pm)
Book group: “We Didn’t Mean to go to Sea”, by Arthur Ransome
Shotley Library (Village Hall), Suffolk
Activities 23rd May  (9:30am)
“We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” Guided Walk (Suffolk Walking Festival)
Pin Mill, Suffolk
Activities 27th May (11-1:30pm) Two Rivers Guided Walk (Suffolk Walking Festival) The Rose, Shotley, Suffolk
Activities 1st June “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” Children’s Party
Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, Suffolk
Activities 2nd June (10am-12:30pm) Farms and Rivers Guided Walk
The Shipwreck, Shotley Marina, Suffolk
Boats 3rd June Nancy Blackett Trust AGM and Summer Social (members and guests) Woolverstone, Suffolk
Exhibition 3rd June-3rd September From Coniston to the Kremlin: Arthur Ransome’s Russian Adventures Ruskin Museum, Coniston, Cumbria
Boats 4th June Parade of Sail (Nancy Blackett’s Flotilla Sail-past) Pin Mill, Suffolk
Boats 4th June – 29th July Nancy Blackett’s Netherlands Adventure (members only) Woolverstone, Suffolk-Veersemeer, Netherlands
Events 10-11th June
Swallows and Amazons “Big Race for Small Boats” 2017 (OGA East Coast)
Walton & Frinton Yacht Club, Essex
Theatre 16-17th June “Swallows and Amazons” the musical Platform Theatre, Norwich
Events 22nd June Schools’ Sea Shanty Finale
Woolverstone Hall, Suffolk
Exhibition 29th June-3rd September Summer of Swallows and Amazons Blackwell, Bowness, Cumbria
Film 13th July onwards “Swallows and Amazons” (2016) film on limited release in the USA Cinema, cable, digital (USA)
Film 29th July-6th August “Swallows and Amazons” (2016) at the New Zealand International Film Festival Auckland, New Zealand
Events 1st August-20th October Karen Babayan Swallows and Armenians Art Exhibition Thorney How, Grasmere
Activities 4-6th August Swallows & Amazons Wild Swimming Adventure Low Bank Ground, Coniston
Theatre 5th August “Swallows and Amazons” Open Day Maddermarket Theatre
Events 10th August Ransome cruise on the Orwell Lady (fully booked) Ipswich to Pin Mill
Theatre 18th August – 2nd September “Swallows and Amazons” (musical) Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, Norfolk
Events 3rd September Marathon reading of “Swallows and Amazons” Coniston Boating Centre, Cumbria
Events 21st October Marathon reading of “We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea” Pin Mill Sailing Club, Suffolk
Boats 22nd October Nancy Blackett’s end-of-season lift-out and social (members only) Woodbridge, Suffolk
Events 16th November Book Launch: “Good Little Ship: Arthur Ransome, Nancy Blackett and the Goblin” by Peter Willis St Giles-in-the-Fields, London