MIDDLE-EARTH WEEKEND 2009



(Formerly, The Tolkien Weekend)

The Middle-earth weekend 2009 is being held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May at The Shire Country Park which is adjacent to Sarehole Mill in Birmingham.

The weekend will be a special one as it is the tenth anniversary of the holding of the event. In past years the event has drawn Tolkien fans from far and wide.

The event includes:

• The Tolkien Tent – a must for Tolkien fans.

• A parade on each day for people dressed in costumes following the Tolkien theme (see last years Sunday enthusiasts at the link above).

• Elvish lessons.

• Stories.

• Historical craftsmen and women.

• Music.

• Dramatic excerpts.

• Climbing wall – the events own Cirith Ungol!

As in previous years there will be a farmers market and many more activities for old and young alike.







2009 FESTIVAL THEME

The theme will be exploring Middle-earth.

The site and events will reflect the geography and races of Middle-earth, as you will see from other pages on this site, Sarehole Mill and the nearby Moseley Bog were the inspiration for “The Shire”, so it is appropriate that you start here to follow in the Hobbits footsteps and explore lands beyond The Shire.

SOME SCENES FROM DAY 1 OF THE WEEKEND



















The pictures above show various scenes on the day, the final picture shows the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Chauhdry Abdul Rashid, the Lady Mayoress and the Lord Mayor Elect Councilor Michael Wilkes (He is a Tolkien enthusiast and has an excellent Tolkien website of his own)





Map showing Sarehole Mill. The Moseley Bog and The Shire Country Park.




The Middle-earth weekend 2009 to J R Tolkein or go to Middle-earth weekend 2008