An interview by the Northern Chairman with Mike Bender author of Sunlight and Shadows.
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.
Saturday 4 September, Falkirk Wheel, any time from 11.00. Details – Kirstie Taylor: 0131 664 3947
Lots for all age groups to do.
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 to come.
Speaker: Carol Hogarth, on her love of Ransome’s books in childhood, and her subsequent life in sailing and writing.
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.
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
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
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