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The Festival is for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien inspired and fantasy in general. Come and participate with your group or organisations interest and share it with everyone.

Music/dance
Themes fancy dress/period costumes
Re-enactments, live role-play
Your annual event or tournament
Fantasy games
Treasure hunts
Contests/competition
Story telling

Something for every age, interest and capability!

Anything will be considered provided it is related (loosely) to the Festival themes, is tasteful and the public can watch and/or participate.

We are looking for a wide variety of performances from all ages, cultures and levels of profession experience (or none at all). Come share your inspiration and inspire others!

If you wish to take part and join the fun contact markfaith@festivalartandbooks.com


Performers

BROCC -  Brocc’s music is rooted in the myths and legends of our land. With six voices and a range of wonderful instruments from harp, hurdygurdy and bowed psaltery to pipes and percussion, they weave songs, tunes, narration and costumes into a spellbinding experience. www.myspace.com/broccband

ROBIN LaTROBE - "The story of Beren and Luthien”
Robin LaTrobe is a storyteller and novelist who works in the tradition of the great myths of the West. She tells the tale in the words of Tolkien himself. The lyrical beauty of the tale requires no less.

TONY EAMES – Pole lathe demonstration

JON EVANS – “A Bardic Initiation”
With the use of spellbinding artworks and poetry to match, Welsh artist Jon Evans unfolds his own initiation into the mysteries of life and takes you on an extraordinary journey through the inner realms of magic and transformation.

ANNE LISTER - Songs and storytelling. Her songs are rooted in the heritage of these islands, often taking a myth or a folktale and putting a modern twist on it. Her deep love and respect for Tolkien’s work has influenced her own writing since childhood.” www.annelister.com

TOR MARROCK – “Metal/Folk Band”
Inspired by Tolkien this band creates a magical performance enhanced with lights and costumes.

PETER KENNY – “Mr Proudfoot”
Peter will perform songs inspired by Tolkien and recite his own wonderful poetry as well as storytelling – here we have our very own Mr Proudfoot from across the encircling seas.

CWMWD IAL – “A dark-age re-enactment”
Come and visit a working camp and watch as we let battle commence – could it be the battle of Pelennor Fields?

COLIN RUDD – “Music inspired by Tolkien”
A wonderful acoustic guitarist with a clear and crisp voice playing an array of songs inspired by the great man himself. www.youtube.com/user/colinjohnrudd

ROB CHAPMAN – “The Magician”
A wandering magician performing up close and personal within the festival grounds – come and watch in amazement – you can’t explore Middle Earth without a wizard or two! robchapman.weebly.com/

CINDY ZUDYS – "Tales of the Earth
Romany story teller focussed around the landscape that inspired J.R.R.Tolkien.

MRS DR. SILVIA FRANZ & BERNHARD FRANZ – “Tales from Middle Earth
Tales from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien brought to you by Mrs. Dr. Silvia Franz, her son Bernhard and others - song and dance, fights, etc. – and all in costume.

HARRIET EARIS Celtic harpist (click here for further information)

MARCO LO MUSCIO organist, pianist and composer, one of the most versatile musicians of his generation (click here for further information)

GLEN McALLISTER - guitarist

FURTHER PERFORMERS WILL BE ADDED – KEEP CHECKING OUR SITE TO SEE THE EXCITING DETAILS EMERGE.

For booking a stall and other business opportunities please click here.

Official sponsor:

Festival Art and Books

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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