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Festival in the Shire is returning to Scotland

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First Edition Hobbit appears on ITV’s Masterpiece programme
Masterpiece With Alan Titchmarsh Thursday 18 Feb
Episode 4 – Teams try to uncover the most rare and valuable pieces at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

Interview with Mark Faith and Rodney Matthews
on the latest Nazerath DVD
Artist Rodney Matthews and his agent Mark D. Faith of Festival Art and Books interviewed for a special feature documentary on the new Nazareth band DVD, No Means of Escape, filmed live at Metropolis Studios.


The Hobbit first edition fetches £137,000 at auction


Latest TV appearance on Channel 4’s Four Rooms
Mark Faith of Festival Art and Books tries to sell the first ten printings of
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, June 1st 2014.
Mark Faith, promoting Tolkien collecting on TV

For sale, perhaps the most important original
Tolkien related art piece?
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Festival in the Shire Exhibition, returns to Scotland
11th – 18th November 2013, 2013
at the Artist Gallery, 403 Holburn Street, Aberdeen
A celebration of fantasy art including classic rock album covers from Roger Dean and Rodney Matthews. The exhibition includes an exhibition of Album covers for the bands YES, ASIA, Uriah Heap, Nazareth, Magnum and other classic rock bands as well as art for books, posters and calendars. Artist signed prints and posters will be available for sale as well as Tolkien books and memorabilia. Rodney Matthews will give a free talk about his art on Tuesday 12th at 6:30pm and again on Saturday 16th at 6:30pm at the Artist Gallery. Come along and have Rodney sign one of his prints for you. Our other fantasy artist works will also be on display.

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