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A celebration of all
things Tolkien inspired!

Announcing the biggest and most exciting event for Tolkien enthusiasts in 2010: Festival in the Shire! This will be the most comprehensive event ever held for the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, with a conference, a fan exposition of original art, rare books and memorabilia as well as a large festival with stalls and entertainment.

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Latest News

9.9.10
NOW ONLINE! Click here for the September issue of The Journal Magazine

9-8-10
Wristbands and passes can be picked up on arrival. Bring your PayPal receipt as proof of purchase. Have you ordered your parking/bus tickets in advance? They are more expensive on the door.

9-8-10
New books to be premiered and sold at the festival-
Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth by William Gray
A Tolkien English Glossary A Guide to Old Uncommon and Archaic Words Used in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by Oliver Loo

4-8-10
New Tolkien Painting to be premiered. Limited edition print for sale. Pre-orders being taken.
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2.8.10
NOW ONLINE! Click here for the August issue of The Journal Magazine

27.7.10
We still have a group ticket special running. Excluding the family ticket pass which is already heavily discounted: book 6 or more people at a time and take 25% off the total. This is only for tickets purchased in advance. This offer may be withdrawn at any time if space becomes a problem.
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27.7.10
New book to be released at the festival-
The Green Book of Olwen Ellis by Chris Bradshaw. This book has been twenty-five years in the writing. It is an adventure of old-fashioned imagination and mythology pitted against the corporate values of late twentieth-century Britain. At the same time it is the very real Wales of the 1980’s and 1990's on the brink of the world we now live. It is a shifting, subversive world of chivalry, sex and duplicity, death and resurrection; and the are echos of old Welsh tales, poetic themes and literary condumdrums; along side ghost, faries and comic policemen. The book is limited release, hand-bound in half-buckram and marbled paper.

26.7.10
The Tolkien Society will be exhibiting at the Festival. Why not drop by and find out more about membership benefits?

14.7.10
Interactive Tolkien inspired Live Action Role Play for Festival in the Shire.
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14.7.10
Journal EXTRA - Interview with Rick Wakeman. Click here to read the Journal Magazine

6.7.10
NOW ONLINE! Click here for the July issue of The Journal Magazine

2.7.10
An evening with Rick Wakeman
Due to scheduling problems, Rick Wakeman’s has been postpone until next year’s Festival in the Shire, August 2011.

28.6.10
There will be a special book signing session for Dr. Dimitra Fimi’s new book
Tolkien, Race and Cultural History
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28.6.10
Press coverage
SFX
Tolkien Library

24.6.10
Limited print edition exclusive to the Festival
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New Tolkien Painting to be premiered
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18.6.10
Press coverage
Birmingham Wired
BBC News

17.6.10
New Conference speaker - Colin Manlove

15.6.10
New artist exhibiting - Paul Gregory

14.6.10
NOW ONLINE! Click here for the June issue of The Journal Magazine

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The Festival in the Shire will take place only 15 miles from Aberystwyth, at Pafiliwn Bont’s centrally located multi-purpose venue.

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Endorsed by the
MythopoeicSociety

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The Festival

This is a large event with a wide variety of stalls and entertainment suitable for all the family including J.R.R. Tolkien / fantasy inspired re-enactments, music and other performance art, alongside Celtic music and a myriad of fantasy related events. It will also offer attendees the opportunity to sample local Welsh food, view a variety of Celtic crafts and meet the various, talented craftspeople.

Large indoor venue
you'll stay dry whatever the weather!

Live role play for all ages. Clcik here for more information.

Family fun activities include
Competitions
Shopping/ Food
Workshops
Face painting
Story telling
Customes
Games
Treasure hunts
Live role play for all ages

Ticket price includes entrance to all music and entertainment.

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Get FREE entry
We are looking for volunteers for the event. All volunteers get FREE entry to the Festival email odonnell@festivalintheshire.com


Fan Exposition

The Fan Exposition is for more experienced fans and J.R.R. Tolkien collectors with a special collection exhibition and more focused Tolkien events/ activities along with a full speaker program.


The Conference

The Conference is aimed towards academic fans and J.R.R. Tolkien scholars. The theme is; 'Welsh influences in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien'. The talks are designed to be longer and more in-depth than the Fan Exposition program talks.


Wristbands and passes can be picked up on arrival. Bring your PayPal receipt as proof of purchase. Have you ordered your parking/bus tickets in advance? They are more expensive on the door.

Official sponsor

This Event is not affiliated in any way with Tolkien Enterprises (Middle-earth Enterprises), New Line Cinema Corporation, the estate or heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien,
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., or any of their respective licensees.


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Festival in the Shire; A celebration of all things Tolkien inspired will contain themes from the books; The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion by the author J.R.R. Tolkien as well as his son Christopher Tolkien. Many new fans are only familiar with The Lord of the Rings movie and eagerly await the new Hobbit movie. We hope to enlighten both new and old fans with the huge variety of J.R.R. Tolkien and Tolkien inspired books, art, paintings, collectibles, memorabilia, games, computer games, toys, statues, movie memorabilia etc. available to collect and enjoy. There are literally thousands of different items.

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