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The Tolkien Society to host Reading Day event in London
Joel Cornah will deliver his talk “Tolkien in the TARDIS”

The Tolkien Society will be celebrating its annual Tolkien Reading Day with an event hosted at Discover Children’s Story Centre in London on Saturday 24 March.


Storytelling, 1pm

All Ages

Join one of our Story Builders for a fantastic storytelling of a Tolkien book for younger readers. Expect dragons!

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Beard-making Workshop, 2pm

All Ages

Make a fabulous gigantic beard and become a magical Tolkien Dwarf.

This event has a limited capacity and pre-booking is essential.

Tolkien in the TARDIS: How Doctor Who reflects Middle-earth, 3:30pm

For Adults

Join fantasy writer Joel Cornah for a special guest lecture to mark Tolkien Reading Day.

This is a free event for adults only. Please book via Eventbrite.

About Discover Children’s Story Centre

Discover Children’s Story Centre, is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing, learning and making up stories together based in Stratford, London. Go to to find out more or call 020 8536 5555 to book tickets (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm).

It is located at 383-387 High Street Stratford, London E15 4QZ.

About Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year.

It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages. Many schools, museums and libraries host their own Tolkien Reading Day events on either 25 March itself or a nearby date (depending on what weekday 25 March falls).

The theme of Tolkien Reading Day 2018 is Home and Hearth: the many ways of being a Hobbit. What will you be reading?

About the Author: Daniel Helen
Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society's digital operations, including this website.