Dark at tea time and sleeping indoors … well at least we can dream of camping again.
Midland TARS (brief) AGM
Book & Painting Day
Saturday 20th January
at Church House, Abbots Bromley,
Staffordshire WS15 3DA
Bring along books which you feel that a Ransome enthusiast would enjoy and be prepared to talk about them. There will also be painting and decorating enamel camp plates, bowls or mugs.
The theme of the bring and share lunch is food which can be cooked on a campfire. Although we won’t have a campfire to cook on (January isn’t the time) all the food should be possible to cook on one. There is an oven and hob available to heat things up.
Please also bring the recipes for your food and they will be circulated to everyone afterwards.
There will be a small charge for the enamel items that you decorate. All TARS members can attend the AGM but for further information on the whole day or to indicate your intention of joining the fun, please contact Amanda Ardagh-Walter – see Winter Signals or e-mail Midland@Arthur-Ransome.org.uk
a Titty’s Challenge for Junior TARS Log Books
If you want to join the trip to Uig, Isle of Lewis you should book by 20th November 2017 using the form in Signals page 9. It has to be sent to France so allow for extra days in the post.
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION DAY
Saturday 11 November 10.45.am
Cambridge Road Methodist Church King’s Heath
Birmingham B13 9UE
It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Come along to Cambridge Road Methodist Church Hall in King’s Heath, Birmingham and find out lots about the Russia that Arthur Ransome knew. There will be information and activities on his time there, the Russian language, Russian textiles, Russian fairy tales, and the Revolution. This is definitely an event that is suitable for juniors as well as adults. Then join us for a bring and share lunch on a Russian theme.
The cost will be £4 per adult, Juniors £2. Please book with Peter – see details in Signals or e-mail email@example.com
a discovery event for Junior Tars log book
Saturday 12th May we visit to the National Library of Scotland Kelvin Hall Collections, Glasgow with maybe a riverside walk afterwards.
On 30th June 2018 we will re-attempt the Galloway Viaduct crossing that our intrepid explorers failed to conquer in 2017 (due to adverse weather conditions). Transport is being arranged from Lockerbie station onward.
We hope to have a TARS stall at the Edinburgh Canal Festival on 16th June.
22nd September is the TARS Global Reading Event so be prepared to read an AR title while you have your photo taken by a friend, relative or total stranger! Then upload it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
An Autumn Literary Day is to be confirmed.
We will start 2019 with the AR Birthday Lunch and AGM at Hawes Inn South Queensferry. Non members can be booked in to attend the lunch and members can come to the AGM without attending the lunch.
Tars Scotland covers all parts north of the border. Members can contact the Scotland Committee via the details published in Signals or via Contacts section of this website marking the message as being for Scotland.
Events organised through the year are advertised in Signals, in the Upcoming Events section of this website home page & below.
Our Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/The-Arthur-Ransome-Society-Scotland-925624900898068/
The Joint Scotland and Northern Region Camp was from July 28th to August 6th 2017 & a good time was had by all participants.
GAC TARS Northern & Scotland jetty
GAC Northern & Scotland banner at hut.
2018, like 2017 started off with the Arthur Ransome Birthday Meal and AGM at the Hawes Inn South Queensferry where the Committee elected.
1st to 3rd September 2017 the TARS Literary Weekend was at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh with interesting & relevant talks, bookstalls and much networking.
In 2016 we hosted the International AGM in Dumfries, held our second stall at the Scottish Ship Show in Edinburgh, visited Abbotsford House via the Borders Railway and had our Literary Day at Pitlochry in October.