The purpose of this site is to raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the literature given to the world by Arthur Ransome and Oscar Wilde.
This is especially appropriate in 2017, Arthur Ransome’s fiftieth anniversary year.
I am a north west poet, film maker and member of The Arthur Ransome Society (TARS) with a published first collection Pathways. For more about my book follow the link below,
Much of my poetry collection was inspired by these great writers.
I also started a project in 2014 about the little-known connection between the two writers. I wrote and directed two films, The Genius and the Rebel and Wilde-Douglas in co-operation with Lancaster Film Makers’ Co-op and Lancaster Royal Grammar School.
I shall be part of a Kick Start theatre project at The Duke’s Playhouse in Lancaster this August with UpFront Theatre producer Chris Wright. Our work will cast a fresh light on these icons.