Calendar

Aug
2
Sat
Betsie Jane themed AR boat trip from Waveney River Centre @ Waveney Centre
Aug 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For more details, click here

Aug
14
Thu
Camping weekend @ Cobnor, near Chichester
Aug 14 – Aug 17 all-day

Between August 15th and 17th we are having our usual annual camp at Cobnor, near Chichester. We light fires, go sailing, look at the stars, swim, and much more. You can stay overnight or visit for just a day.

Booking forms for this event will be sent out to Southern members by email and post nearer the time. Members from other regions please phone/email to get hold of a form as you are welcome too!

Last year there were 43 adults and 30 juniors having a great deal of fun.

Bring a boat if you can, or be press-ganged as crew aboard someone else’s. We regret to report that Swallow (the film version) will be unable to attend this time.

Sep
20
Sat
London sightseeing @ Greenwich, London
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Saturday September 20th we will be visiting Greenwich. This will include a visit to the Cutty Sark in the morning, so please meet there at 10am. Lunch will be found in Greenwich before we visit the National Maritime Museum in the afternoon.

The cost to visit the Cutty Sark is £12 or £9.50 concessions or £6.50 for a child. The National Maritime Museum is free. For anyone who has not recently been to either of these, they will find a lot of changes. Both are fascinating to anyone interested in nautical matters.

Sep
27
Sat
Apple Day
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPut a ‘Swallows and Amazons’ slant on celebrating the apple harvest with a variety of light-hearted activities in a Gloucestershire garden.

See Signals for further details or e-mail midlands@arthur-ransome.org.uk.

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Susan's Challange
Attend this event to complete the Susan’s Challenge in your log book.

Oct
7
Tue
Visit to Hunter’s Yard @ Hunters Yard, Ludham, Norfolk
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
18
Sat
Scottish Literary Day @ Linlithgow Union Canal Centre (LUCS)
Oct 18 @ 10:15 am – 4:30 pm

We’re delighted to welcome Sophie Neville (‘Titty’ in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film) to our Literary Day!

Sophie Neville

Sophie Neville

  • 10:15am to 10:30am – Registration and Coffee in the LUCS Team Room
  • Talk: – ‘The Making of the Swallows and Amazons film’ – Sophie Neville
  • Boat Trip on the canal
  • Lunch
  • Talk: – ‘Gaelic Language and Community in Great Northern?‘ – Prof. K MacKinnon
  • Talk: – Sophie Neville

Cost: £22 including the Boat Trip, all food, coffee and tea.

Booking (by 4 October please), and further information from Jim Lonie – jimlonie@gmail.com

St Magdalene

Oct
25
Sat
Professor Callum Walk
Oct 25 @ 10:45 am – 3:30 pm

Professor Callum Walk

Saturday 25th October

11.00am

Climb Herefordshire Beacon in the Malverns

and discover some of the secrets of this

Iron Age Fort

hereford camp

For further details see Signals Sept – Dec or  e-mail midlands@arthur-ransome.org.uk.

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Adventure EventDiscovery Event
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Nov
8
Sat
Autumn gathering @ Chidham Village Hall
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please note the new location; we will be meeting on the South coast instead of the usual spot!

Held this year in Chidham Village Hall (at postcode PO18 8TP, on the main road through Chidham), very near to where we hold our summer camp, not far from Chichester. We will be hearing from Claudia Myatt the well known illustrator and author, who has illustrated the Strong Winds trilogy by Julia Jones and also is the artist used by the Nancy Blackett Trust. As well as a speaker we are going to have our own regional members’ forum: a chance for everyone to talk about how they see the Society going, are people happy with our events? what other events might we do? what are people’s concerns? what suggestions do people have for the future? etc. Come prepared to discuss and drink tea.

We will have two floors to use, so juniors can have their own activities; this year it is cake decoration and flag making. The nearest railway station is Nutbourne, 8 minute’s walk away.

Nov
15
Sat
TARS E AGM @ Pin Mill SC Pin Mill, Ipswich
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Gather 11 am onwards for TARS Stall, slides and chat.  12.15 lunch in the Butt & Oyster.

2 pm Claudia Myatt

3 pm AGM

4pm Tea and Rattletraps.

Please let Ted Evans have menu choices by November 7th.

Nov
22
Sat
Mug and Book Day @ Network For Change
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Swallows and Amazons Mugs

Use porcelain paints and pens to turn a plain mug into your own special Ransome-themed creation in the morning.  For the afternoon bring along a favourite book or two to introduce fellow TARS members to.  Come for either or both parts of the day as you prefer.

Please be aware this is up 4 short flights of stairs!!!

For further details e-mail midlands@arthur-ransome.org.uk.

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Titty's Challenge
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