“Coniston is special because we swim to Peel island which was used as the setting for Wild Cat Island in the film Swallows and Amazons . We finish of with Ullswater where we rock jump from a peninsula. It is all good fun.” Continue reading Outdoor adventurers ready to rise to Great Lake District Swim Challenge
The much-loved Lake District tale Swallows and Amazons is the subject of a new exhibition opening this month. Arthur Ransome’s classic novel is brought to life at Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts house near Windermere, with an exhibition featuring props … Continue reading A summer of Swallows and Amazons at Lake District attraction
A new competition for poets is being launched at a Lake District farm with a strong literary heritage. The owners of Bank Ground Farm, on the eastern shore of Coniston, are asking poets… Continue reading Call for poets to enter Lakes competition
Bank Ground Farm, on the eastern shore of the lake, was the model for “Holly Howe” in Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons . Ransome stayed there himself while visiting literary friends who formed a remarkable creative … Continue reading Poets and Amazons on the shores of Coniston
The exhibition, From Coniston to the Kremlin: Arthur Ransome’s Russian Adventures opened at the Ruskin Museum, Coniston, on June 3rd, exploring Arthur Ransome’s involvement as a political reporter in Russia as the country went through the bloody transition from Tsarist state to what later became the Soviet Union. Continue reading Arthur Ransome at the Ruskin Museum, Coniston
ART’s new exhibition, From Coniston to the Kremlin: Arthur Ransome’s Russian Adventures marks the centenary of the Russian Revolutions with a remarkable story of war, revolution, amateur diplomacy and secrets. Continue reading From Coniston to the Kremlin Opens
A special painting by popular Lakes artist Nick Leigh has been commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the writer Arthur Ransome. Continue reading New painting of the house where Swallows and Amazons writer lived
We’re getting excited about an event that’s happening here in the Lakes later this summer which will stir longings for everyone who’s ever wanted to run away to a desert island. Continue reading The Swallows and Amazons marathon
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?