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Historical Event, Thu 21 Mar 2019, free entry

Swallows and Armenians

Swallows and Armenians

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Artist, curator and writer Karen Babayan takes us on an adventure through the Arthur Ransome Archive in this lunchtime talk.

Discover the unexpected inspiration for Arthur Ransome’s well-loved Swallows and Amazons. Through new multi-disciplinary artworks, Karen Babyan explores the relationship between Ransome and the Altounyans, an Anglo-Armenian family from Aleppo, Syria. This ethnically diverse family were part of the genesis for his iconic series of children’s books.

Babayan's work includes an Artist’s Map-Book commissioned by Leeds University Library Special Collections.

She aims to establish the Altounyan-Swallows-Ransome connection and celebrate the contribution of the Altounyan family to the cultural history of the Lake District.

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Thu 21 Mar 2019 13:00 to 14:00

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Free entry

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Treasures of the Brotherton

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Parkinson Building, University of Leeds,
Woodhouse Lane,
Leeds,
LS2 9JT

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