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.

 

 

 

 

 

Boats in Glasson Dock

Glasson Dock is the perfect place for tourists with a true Ransome-esque flavour!

The magnificent marina and fine boats takes your breath away!

It is the perfect place to go on a bright winter day as I did and really lifts the spirits!

This village with a rich history going back to the eighteenth century is clean, small and quaint with some great places to eat or buy food, notably the Dalton Arms and the Smokehouse.

For Arthur Ransome fans who want the A R experience there are also some walks along the canal in which to enjoy and savour the wildlife of Lancashire!

 

The Marina

A January Joy!