The Middle Earth Weekend 2010

The weekend (on 15/16 May) is a celebration of J R R Tolkien’s life in the Sarehole area (including Moseley Bog) of Birmingham. Held every May since 2000 the event attracts around 10,000 visitors.

“Many of the events take place in Sarehole Mill Recreation Ground, behind Sarehole Mill and alongside the River Cole. Come and see the fantasy events, have a look at the medieval world. Or you can find out more about the green countryside and parks around, their history and their wildlife, on a guided walk. Come in costume if you like, and take part in the costume parade.” Attractions include:

Tolkien Society information stand & display; Costume parade; Guided walks exploring the Shire Country Park; Dragons and dragon stories; Bus tours to the church and school Tolkien attended; Tour the water mill; Poetry and song; Morris dancers; Climbing wall; Calligraphy and Elvish lessons; Face painting; Craft stalls; Farmers’ Market; and much more.

Admission to the event is free, but there may be a charge for some of the activities. There are also craft and refreshment stalls. Visit their website for further details.