The exhibition will feature the works of Ted Nasmith and Ruth Lacon and there will be trading stands for Tolkien and Fantasy inspired books, costumes, jewellery, weapons, birds of prey, games and memorabilia. The trading stands include: Daerons Books, Obelisk Books, ADC Books, Coswold Falconry (Live eagles & owls), Middle Earth Furniture, Celtic jewellery, Tolkien Society, Banners & Flags etc.
There will be Limited Edition Prints; which will also be up for sale! There will be music, laughter and lots of interesting persons to talk to, quizes & prizes...
The artists Ted Nasmith and Ruth Lacon will be present and the special guests are John Howe, Alan Lee and Roger Garland! All under one roof, all at one event!! UPDATE: Alan Lee has decided that he will not attend this time.
John Howe also has few original pieces and advised he has nearly run out of prints. He has trouble getting anything out of Switzerland due to customs. He has advised he will not be displaying his art now and is unlikely therefore to attend.
Luckily there is also some good news! Aspiring artists Henning and Anka Eissman will attend, also authors Bob Blackhm and Alex Lewis and some members of the Tolkien family will pass by. For the readers of this website: I'll be giving a lecture on Tolkien signatures either on Saterday or Sunday.
This exhibition is an opportunity to meet the artists and discuss the styles, mediums, and effects and enjoy the large selection of art. Maybe you can get even some of your precious books signed by them! There will also be large information and biographic displays on JRR Tolkien and the artists. Tolkien literature and antiquarian books, new books, memorabilia and games will also be on display.
The exhibition will also have a program of Tolkien associated events bringing this experience to life, including, Music (live Tolkien song cycles), Readings and Quiz. The Tolkien society will also be attending providing information on membership. (Highly recommended for Tolkien fans).
Entry is free. It should be a marvellous experience and I hope you can come along. The Redesdale Hall is a wonderful and large old building in the centre of Moreton in Marsh, oak panelled, stained glass and very atmospheric. Situated in the Heart of the Shire with nearby landmarks that inspired or involved JRR Tolkien; The Rollright Stones (Barrow Downs), Broadway Tower, Dormston (Bag End), Buckland, Three Farthing Stone, Warwick (where Tolkien was married), Chipping Campden & of course Oxford.
Moreton in Marsh has free and easy parking, it is 30 minutes north of Oxford, 50 minutes from Birmingham, and around 90 minutes from London, the Redesdale Hall is a very short walk from the station on the London Paddington main line.
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