Andrew writes to let us know about “One Morning Long Ago” Art Exhibition at The Redesdale Hall, in Moreton in Marsh Gloucestershire from Saturday 20th May until Tuesday 23rd May.

This features the briliant work of Ted Nasmith and contrasting Styles of Ruth Lacon and both the artists are attending throughout.

This is the largest display of Ted’s work and there are visitors booked worldwide with 3-4000 expected over the 4 days. A full programme of events has been arranged including live Tolkien inspired song cycles, readings, educational talks, Tolkien Tour Guide (covering Barrow Downs, Three Farthing Stone, Amon Hen, Bag End, Malvern Hills, St Mary’s Immaculate at Warwick, Eagle & Child and other Oxford sites).

The Tolkien Society are attending and the exhibition also has large biographic displays on JRR Tolkien and the artists. Various Tolkien experts are on hand and a very large display or rare antiquarian books, (including songs for the Philologists, signed copies of the Hobbit, Farmer Giles of Ham, 1st printings of The Lord of the Rings, Beowulf, various letters).

The Live Eagle should be interesting (largest I have ever seen). Entry is free and complimentary refreshments are served.

I am promoting the exhibition at Sarehole and have staged this Art exhibition for the week after the Sarehole Tolkien weekend. [] []