AR Birthday – Eastern region @ Pin Mill
Jan 16 all-day

A winter meet to celebrate AR and meet with old friends and new.  A good time to come and have a look at us!  Contact the secretary to book a place.

Arthur Ransome’s Birthday Party – North @ Zoom
Jan 16 all-day

It was one year ago on AR’s 136th birthday that we had our last in-person meeting.

His 137th Birthday party will be held via ZOOM on Saturday 16th January 1pm – 3pm and you are all invited.

There will be a quiz and activities; we invite you to bring cake (and eat it!); raise a glass to Arthur and grab a chance to see a few friends that you won’t have seen for ages. And don’t forget to show the cards you have designed.

First time? – give it a go!

The only thing you have to do is let me know and I will forward you the link.

Hoping to see you soon

Helen Lewis



Northern AGM
Mar 20 all-day

A member only event.

A zoom talk by Mike Bender members only
Apr 17 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

An interview by the Northern Chairman with Mike Bender author of Sunlight and Shadows.

Coniston Camp 2021 @ Coniston Water
Aug 6 – Aug 15 all-day

Covid allowing – The National Trust have advised us that they hope to open the site this year, so we have booked (confirmed) 6th-15th (Fri – Sun) August 2021.

Member only event, but I have to say what you are missing!  Basic camp site on the lake edge, so you can bring your boat or have a ride in someone else’s.  There are yurts for hire.  Trip to Wild Cat Island (early before the natives get there), visit The Dogs Home, climb Kanchenjunga on the 11th (see Swallowdale) and possibly a special excursion to a mine and steam railway during the week.  Camp fire, of course.  Become a member to join in.  Contact your local regional secretary for more details of membership or fill out the form on the Membership tab.


Falkirk Wheel
Sep 4 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Saturday 4 September, Falkirk Wheel, any time from 11.00. Details – Kirstie Taylor: 0131 664 3947

Lots for all age groups to do.

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: or phone 01387 255549 for house visits.  Please check with Kirstie if you wish to come.

Speaker: Carol Hogarth, on her love of Ransome’s books in childhood, and her subsequent life in sailing and writing.

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 work on the venue will not be finished.

However, the exhibition will be going ahead from October 23rd to November 20th and Karen is inviting TARS members to join her then for the opening. 

On Saturday 23 October she  will be doing an illustrated talk at 3pm, followed by a book signing and then Shakeh Major Tchilingirian will lead the Circle of Life, a circle dance in honour of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide who were helped by the Altounyan and Collingwood families at around 4.15pm. This will be followed by drinks.  Do let Helen know if you are a non-TARS member wishing to attend this event.

Of course you may want to see the exhibition on another day. 

If you would like to attend anytime you will need to book through the box office number tel:01434 652477 once it has been advertised in the next couple of weeks.

Midlands AGM
Jan 15 @ 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturday 15 January

The Midland Region AGM


also available via Zoom

Arrive from 12.00 with a packed lunch.

Come and share your ideas for

activites that we could enjoy together.

 Juniors – create your own mini – Outlaw Magazine

This will be followed by an illustrated talk by

Jenny Wedick

about her adventures on tall ships

and a tour of the original building where we are meeting

A riverside ramble will also be possible for those who would enjoy it.



Tell Us A Tale in Oxford
Feb 12 all-day


 February 2022



Come to Oxford to explore traditional tales and literary connections based around the Story Museum.

Meet at 10.45 (cost £8 per head Junior Midland TARS refund from Region)

(There is also a City of Stories exhibit for an additional £5 pay for your own juniors though!)

To just join the walking tour meet by the Museum at 2pm

Join TARS to find out More!

this is a discovery event for Junior TARS Log Books