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Join the Tolkien Society for Yulemoot 2015 – 5th December in Birmingham

The Tolkien Society’s Yulemoot 2015 will take place at The Old Contemptibles pub in Birmingham. Bring along your costumes (not compulsory!) to celebrate the day with food, drink and fantastic company! The free event is open to anyone, so come along to celebrate Yule in style!

The Tolkien Society are pleased to present Yulemoot, a gathering of friends in Birmingham just as the festive season gets under way. We have reserved an area in The Old Contemptibles pub to share fellowship, fun, and beer; we’ve got the room booked from 5pm until late so expect a long evening of festivities!

Located in Edmund Street near Snow Hill Station – and 7 minutes’ walk from New Street Station – The Old Contemptibles boasts a classic menu of pub food and real ales sourced from breweries across Britain. There’s no need to register – just turn up! The event is free to attend and open to anyone who loves Tolkien!

The evening will be a simple gathering of friends in a private area of the pub, so come as you feel comfortable, dressed casually, in your best festive party gear, or in costume! There will be aprize going to the best costume, and you will also find other Tolkien-y activities going on throughout the evening. There’s no need to register for Yulemoot, but (if you’re on Facebook) please do add yourself to our Facebook event to let us know you’ll be joining us. And invite all your friends along as well!

Key Details

What: Yulemoot 2015, with food, drink, costumes and great company!
Where: The Old Contemptibles, 176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB
When: 5pm ’til late, Saturday 5th December 2015

Christmas Market

Before the moot we recommend you take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Fair, which this year includes an ice-skating rink as well as a massive range of craft and gift stalls, and festive food and drink. If you would like to visit the market with a group of like-minded folk but don’t know the area or are coming up to your first Tolkien Society event, let Maddy know on and we’ll get a meeting point sorted out earlier in the afternoon for anyone who wants it.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He chaired another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.