Arthur Ransome and the Roma

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Arthur Ransome was admirable for the way in which he championed minority groups.

He befriended the Gypsies of Millom, taking the trouble to learn their language and gain a proper understanding of them.

As Holocaust Memorial Day for Roma on August 2nd approaches when there will be a memorial service in Hyde Park in London it is important for us to follow Ransome’s example and respect our Gypsy and Traveller community.

To do this why not click on the link to the UK Gypsy and Traveller magazine www.travellerstimes.org.uk ?

There are wonderful articles from tackling hate crime and the horrors of forced eviction in Naples to how one Romany man defied stereotypes to become a voice of force in the UK today.

 There is also www.kushtibokdorset.co.uk .

This site gives a vibrant voice to the vibrant Dorset Gypsy and Traveller community.  It’s well worth a visit.

 

Leeds Library Festival The Ransome Lecture

 

 

 

Lively Leeds is where city native Arthur Ransome was born in 1884 at 6, Ash Grove.

 

One reason to visit is the Library Festival which is from 3rd – 17th February 2018.

Among the performances, workshops and author events on 16th February  is a  lunchtime talk titled Wilde Ransomed which will uncover a literary legacy for which Ransome remains uncredited  and will include the un-told story of Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas, a tale  lost in scandal.  Don’t miss it!

The talk will be accompanied by two films.

 

 

 

 

 

Wilde Video

The positive response led to the conclusion it is worth a re-blog. To those who have seen this thank for your support and truly inspiring comments.

If anyone is new to this page here is an opening film which is part of a lost story about Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde.  They meet in Rouen after his release from prison in 1897.

All the players are from the north west of England and it was filmed by Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op in 2015.  Students of Lancaster Royal Grammar School play the main parts.

Here is the link.

For my followers, visuals on Wilde Reflections, my last post, showcasing the work of Mr Fraser and Ms Bryony Rogers will hopefully arrive soon.

 

 

Arthur and Oscar

If anyone is new to this page here is an opening film which is part of a lost story about Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde.

All the players are from the north west of England and it was filmed by Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op in 2015.  Students of Lancaster Royal Grammar School play the main parts.

Here is the link.

For my followers, visuals on Wilde Reflections, my last post, showcasing the work of Mr Fraser and Ms Bryony Rogers will hopefully arrive soon.

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Wilde Video

 

 

If anyone is new to this page here is an opening film which is part of a lost story about Alfred Douglas and Oscar Wilde.

All the players are from the north west of England and it was filmed by Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op in 2015.  Students of Lancaster Royal Grammar School play the main parts.

Here is the link.

For my followers, visuals on Wilde Reflections, my last post, showcasing the work of Mr Fraser and Ms Bryony Rogers will hopefully arrive soon.