Yulemoot is the annual seasonal gathering of The Tolkien Society, this year taking place at Gunmakers Arms in Birmingham on Saturday 7th December 2019. The event is open to anyone, but do let us know you’re coming.
Yulemoots have been held by individual smials over the years and since 2015 the Society has hosted a central event for all-comers in Birmingham. Aside from being the city Tolkien grew up in (and thus there are various Blue Plaques on buildings for the keen to track down) members and non-members can visit the City’s large German Christmas Market, or take in the treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, and the Pre-Raphaelite works in the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (the Edwardian tea-room comes highly recommended), or the delights of the many pubs, cafes, and restaurants.
Those who wish may also stay over and make a weekend of it in hotels like the Plough & Harrow where Tolkien and Edith stayed prior to his departure for France in 1916. Sarehole Mill is a short train journey away.
What: Yulemoot 2019, with food, drink, costumes and great company!
Where: Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath Street, Birmingham B4 6HG (see map below)
When: 6pm ’til late, Saturday 7 December 2019
There’s no need to register, but do fill in the form so we’ll know to look out for you. Otherwise, we’ll see you there!
The Gunmakers Arms is a real-ale pub just a ten-minute stroll from the city centre. The pub is attached to The Two Towers Brewery and has TEN real ale handpulls serving ales from the brewery and food will be available.