Your Swallows and Amazons Adventure starts here
Arthur Ransome’s most famous works are the series of 12 books following the adventures of children in the Swallows and Amazons series. Many of their activities are carried out by our members today such as camping, sailing, hiking and stargazing.
Come and Join us!
Amazing adventures are waiting for you. Treat yourself to membership from as little as £15.
Taster day from £2.
(many cancelled due to Corona virus so start looking in June and check each event if it is shown as still happening.)
Moat Brae and AR talk 10:00 AM
Moat Brae and AR talk @ Moat Brae
Oct 16 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday 16 October, Literary Day at Moat Brae, Dumfries, doors open at 10.00. Please check the Moat Brae website: www.moatbrae.org or phone 01387 255549 for house visits. Please check with Kirstie if you wish toContinue reading "Moat Brae and AR talk"
Karen Babayan at Hexham 3:00 PM
Karen Babayan at Hexham @ Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Oct 23 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
We were hoping that TARS Northern Region would be meeting at the Queen’s Hall Hexham for Karen Babayan’s Swallows and Armenians exhibition on October 2nd. Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled as workContinue reading "Karen Babayan at Hexham"
Come and try Arthur Ransome inspired activities with us!
About The Arthur Ransome Society
Founded in 1990, the Arthur Ransome Society (TARS) celebrates all things Ransome. He wrote on many subjects but his most famous works are the series of 12 books following the adventures of children in the Swallows and Amazons series. Films have been made of several of these. Many of their activities are carried out by members today, camping, sailing, canoeing, walking, climbing, star gazing, wildlife watching, campcraft, even singing shanties around a campfire. Indoor activities include puzzles and quizzes, making things, readings, scoffing and chatting. Come and try some with us!
As a literary society we also celebrate and research his life and his other works. Racundra’s First Cruise will be familiar to many yachtsmen, and Rod and Line to many fishermen. His work as an international journalist is still of interest today “If you want to know what is going on in Egypt today read Ransome on Egypt” said a member recently. If you are interested in learning more become a member from as little as £15. For more membership information, click here.
We have an international presence and the Swallows and Amazons books are translated into 18 languages.
Our Member Publications
One of the benefits of being a member of The Arthur Ransome Society is access to the following publications: Signals, Mixed Moss and The Outlaw. Click the publication cover below to view an extract.