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Return of the Ring celebrates The Hobbit’s 75th

August 18, 2012 at 6:17 am by linuxelf  - 

Leicester Mercury from thisisleicestershire.co.uk: the Tolkien Society is currently holding festivities at Loughborough University to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first publishing of The Hobbit . The one-off, five-day event — The Return of the Ring — features talks, story-telling sessions, and for a massive exhibition of art inspired by JRR Tolkien‘s works.

There will also be a Hobbit-style banquet, a metre-wide sponge cake in the shape of a dragon, lessons in writing names in Elvish, costumed masquerades and recreations of classic Tolkien scenes. “We want people who like the books to come and have a bit of fun,” said Shaun Gunner, trustee of the Tolkien Society and deputy chairman of the event.

Tolkien’s grandson, Michael, will also make a rare appearance. He will read out some stories of his own and take questions from the audience.

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Posted in Events, Exhibits, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Other Events, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family on August 18, 2012 by Source: thisisleicestershire
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