Author and actress Sophie Neville, who performed in the 1974 film Swallows and Amazons, will be giving a talk in Keswick during the Convention.

Sophie will be guest speaker at the Alhambra Cinema, on St John’s Street, on Saturday 28th July.

There will be screening of the original film Swallows and Amazons in which Sophie played the lead part of Titty Walker when she was a girl. The film will start at 2pm.

Sophie will be giving a demonstration of how one of the visual effects was achieved, answering questions and signing copies of her book on how the film was made.

This promises to be popular, so best book tickets in advance at the Alhambra Cinema in Keswick. Tickets cost £10.60.
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Keswick Ministries is also pleased to welcome Sophie as she will be helping at the Bible Society stand at base camp for Keswick Convention from July 25th.

For anyone who loves Swallows and Amazons, the treats continue.

As this summer marks the 45th Anniversary of making Swallows and Amazons on Derwentwater, Rob Boden will be bringing Swallow, the sailing dinghy that starred in the film to the lakeside.

If you wish to be taken for a sail in her, please contact

This makes a great birthday treat for anyone who loves the old film!