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Middle-earth Weekend to return in Birmingham

Middle-earth Festival, previously known as both “Middle-earth Weekend” and “Tolkien Weekend”, will return this September after a two-and-half-year hiatus.

Having taken place annually at Sarehole Mill since 2001, Middle-earth Weekend was closed in 2013 following a shortage of volunteers and increasingly difficult finances. The Weekend emphasises J.R.R. Tolkien’s links to Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog and the surrounding areas within the City of Birmingham. It is estimated that as many as 12,000 people came to attend the Middle-earth Weekend.

Now reborn as the Middle-earth Festival, the event will return to Sarehole Mill on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2015. Organiser Bob Hawtin said families can expect “a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend with music, arts and crafts, historical re-enactments, costume pageants, children’s activities, market stalls and food”.

To find out more about the Middle-earth Festival visit their website.

About the Author: The Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society is an educational charity and worldwide membership organisation devoted to promoting research into, and educating the public in, the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Society organises regular events (such as Oxonmoot and Tolkien Reading Day), publishes regular books and journal (such as Amon Hen and Mallorn), and is working towards a permanent home to Tolkien in the UK.