Tolkienist? Lord of the rings fanatic? Got a gaggle of irrevocable ‘Ringers’ in the family? If any of the above apply, or you’re simply a dead cert for some free Tolkienite fun, then this years Middle Earth Festival will already be etched firmly (possibly in fancy font) in the calendar. All other mere mortals might also want to also take heed as the annual ‘everything LOTR & more’ Festival comes to town, with plenty to offer for all the family in the way of fun, fascination and insight into a very different way of life. Based around the area where Tolkien lived and grew up, you too can embark on a journey of the imagination and (almost) epic proportions with detailed insight into how the creatures of middle earth might have lived in the Living History camps, as well as Medieval traders’ stalls, weapon displays and Orc battles, children’s activities, costume pageants, food and craft tents. Dressing up is also thoroughly encouraged so if you feel like fully inhabiting an Orc’s perspective, or just some light hobbit spotting, this is your day.

Sat 3 Sep & Sun 4 Sep, 10am – 5pm, Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Birmingham, B13 0BD. Tel: 0121 348 8160, Free but parking will cost £2. For more information visit:

Sat 3 Sep - Sun 4 Sep
Rico Johnson-Sinclair
Published on:
Sun 7 Aug 2016