Swallows and Amazons star to sail on Beale Park Lake

by Nancy Blackett
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Swallow, the boat used in the classic 1974 film of “Swallows and Amazons”, is coming to Beale Park Boat and Outdoor Show in June. She will be launched on the lake, and rigged with the original patched sail as seen in the much-loved film. Swallow was rediscovered in 2010 when Turks Boatbuilders held an auction […]

Swallows and Amazons Screening Sold Out!

by Nancy Blackett
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With everyone heading to the Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge for tomorrow’s 40th anniversary charity screening of the classic “Swallows and Amazons”, we can report that it is now completely sold out. Presented by the Nancy Blackett Trust, the event includes a special on-stage appearance by Sophie Neville (who plays ‘Titty’ in the film), and who will […]

Getting ready for Nancy Blackett’s relaunch

by Nancy Blackett
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Robertson’s Boatyard was a hive of activity last Saturday (14th March) ahead of Nancy Blackett’s fitting-out party next Saturday, 21st March. The antifouling team, comprising Ian McGlynn, Neil Brooks, Elizabeth Moad and new member Steve Jarvis, also found time to polish her topsides. Meanwhile in the shed, repairs to the mast have been completed, and […]

Swallows and Amazons on the Big Screen!

by Nancy Blackett
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The Nancy Blackett Trust will present a special 40th anniversary charity screening of the classic “Swallows and Amazons” film in April, with a special on-stage appearance by Sophie Neville (who plays ‘Titty’ in the film), and who will also be signing copies of her book “The Making of Swallows & Amazons”. Also on show will […]

Nancy Blackett on Film on TV This Weekend

by Nancy Blackett
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In case you are missing Nancy Blackett over the winter, you can see her on BBC2 this weekend in the film “Ginger and Rosa”. It is being shown on Saturday at 10:30 pm. We took Nancy Blackett to the River Medway in early 2012 for the filming of some of the scenes, which last for […]