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Dress up as your favourite Tolkien character
Dressing up as Tolkien characters

Tolkien Weekend 2005

Meet Middle Earth folk and celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings at the sixth Tolkien Weekend at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham, on Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May.


Tolkien Weekend

The sixth Tolkien weekend will take place at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham, Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May. Sarehole Mill is in Hall Green, just downhill from the Stratford Road (A34). It will be open from 11 am to 5 pm each day.

This year sees the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, and the programme for the Sarehole Tolkien weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Elves - Tolkien's favourite characters
Elves - Tolkien's favourite characters

Over the weekend the watermill will be working. In the mill there will be stands for the Tolkien Society archives and display, Hall Green Library books and display, and Local Studies photos and maps of Tolkien's Birmingham, and local history information.

On the field alongside the River Cole you will find a range of activities, including amongst others Viking and medieval re-enactment groups, craft stalls, archery, a miniature railway, woodland craft demos, Wythall radio, and henna rune tattooing...and for the first time, the local Farmers' Market.

Other attractions

Mystical Perrott's Folly
Mystical Perrott's Folly
  • See dramatisations from the Lord of the Rings by the Shire Productions group.
    Guided walks to Moseley Bog, the Cole Valley and Moseley School
  • Bus tours from the Mill to the Two Towers at Edgbaston via Moseley and the Oratory
  • A poetry tent which will feature poetry, music and interviews with fantasy writers

Want to know more about Tolkien?  Click the links on the right of this page - and see great pictures from Tolkien weekend 2004.

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