Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Search and Shortlist

Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Venue Type



Keyword Search


image for Literary Event item typeSwallows and Amazons marathon reading at Conistonadd to shortlist

Literary Event, Sun 3 Sep 2017, free entry

Swallows and Amazons marathon reading

Swallows and Amazons marathon reading


A one-day marathon reading of the classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons, beside the lake at Coniston (where the story was set).

The free event is to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the author, Arthur Ransome , to celebrate reading and books, and to celebrate the lake. Chapters will be read by different readers including a number of celebrities. All are welcome to come and watch and listen. There will be other activities related to sailing etc during the day. The event is organised by the Department of English Literature at the University of Liverpool in association with the Lake District National Park and the Arthur Ransome Trust.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 3 Sep 2017 09:00 to 18:00


Free entry


Dr Chris Routledge



LA21 8EH


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Like what you see? Follow us