The Edge of the Wild: Tolkien Art Exhibition is scheduled for 14â€“16 August 2010 at The Redesdale Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester. The press release continues:
â€œNow into its seventh year, our annual Art Exhibition is held at The Redesdale Hall, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, a wonderful Victorian building on the outside and just as delightful with beamed ceiling inside, making it an ideal location, with free parking too. This yearâ€™s theme is â€˜The Edge of the Wildâ€™ with Ted Nasmithâ€™s wonderful painting Bilbo and the Eagles being displayed for the first time leading the way, and consisting of original artwork and limited edition prints from Tolkien artists Ted Nasmith, Ruth Lacon, Jef Murray and Peter Pracownik.
It is a free-entry event, with nibbles, wine and hot and cold drinks. During the event you can meet the artists and listen to talks about their work. There is music, often live, a Tolkien Quiz and a Masquerade on the Sunday, and large get togethers after the Exhibition shuts each day in one of the many local hostelries, followed inevitably by more songs! In addition, there is a range of dealers offering books, memorabilia, music, swords and clothing, candles, waistcoats, other talented Tolkien artists, bow-making, and at lunchtimes we are lucky to have the eagles attend from the local falconry.
The Exhibition is open to the public from 9-5 Sat 14â€“Mon 16 August, with an invite only preview party on the eve of Fri 13th. Whether you visit for the day, or stay locally and attend it all, it is great fun. Local hotels and B&B’s fill up quickly but there are also two nearby camp sites.
The event coincides with a new Tolkien book, a biography of Hilary Tolkien: Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien, with the authors, Angela Gardner & Neil Holford signing copies alongside Chris Tolkien, whose fond memories of his grandfather led to the desire to publish these writings.
There is also a FaceBook page.