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Fall/winter Tolkien/LOTR events: your 'go-to' list

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Sep 24 2017, 11:58pm

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From time-to-time you, the fans, email TORn about events of interest to other fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and/or Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. As a service to our readers, we decided to created this new feature: a listing of upcoming events to keep everyone apprised of where they can hook-up and commiserate with other fans, learn a thing or two, or just plain enjoy the fandom that we've all come to know and love. From Howard Shore concerts in Paris, to fan get-togethers in Kentucky and South Carolina, to exhibitions in Staffordshire, U.K., it's all listed here! The list will be updated periodically as past events drop off and future events are added. If you know of an upcoming event, please let us know either in the comments section of this story, or by emailing spymaster@theonering.net. - TORn, 'Together in Tolkien'



September 27 to October 1, 2017 -- Harrodsburg, KY, U.S.A: A Long Expected Party.

This unique even is held at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, which is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. This Tolkien-themed convention includes classes, panels, workshops, banquets and activities, with many activities being held outdoors. This year's panelists feature well-known Tolkien scholars Dr. Amy H. Sturgis and Dr. Michael D.C. Drout. For more information: http://alep-ky.us/index.html





Now through November 11, 2017
Tamworth, Staffordshire, U.K.: J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire exhibition


From The Tolkien Society website: The exhibition focuses on the time Tolkien spent in Staffordshire during the First World War. Visitors will be able to explore the writings, poetry, and artwork Tolkien wrote in the county, as well as learn more about life for soldiers in Staffordshire during the Great War. Copies of original artwork, of domestic scenes and landscapes drawn by Tolkien in 1918 in Staffordshire, will be on display as will photographs specially loaned by the Tolkien Estate and Bodleian Library. For more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/...ordshire-exhibition/



September 29 & 30, 2017 Geneva, Switzerland: The Return of the King Live to Projection - Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning Score performed live to the epic motion picture by symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists

From howardshore.com: the climactic chapter in Howard Shore's music for The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King gathers all that has come before and sets it charging relentlessly towards conclusion. Each character theme, each cultural style, every motif associated with the precepts of Tolkien's work must reach the destination set before it in the previous two scores. For more information and to buy tickets:http://osr.ch/...eur-des-anneaux/2692



October 5 to 8, 2017 New York, NY, U.S.A.: New York Comic Con Alas, TORn won't have an official presence at NYCC this year. However, SideShow will have a booth sure to have something for LOTR fans, and our friend, and talented Tolkien artist, Donato Giancola will be appearing. For more information: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/




October 7, 2017
Paris, France: The Music of Howard Shore -- featuring The Hobbit: Four movements for Symphony Orchestra, and music from The Lord of the Rings - special guest: Howard Shore

From howardshore.com: A one-of-a-kind evening: an audience with the Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore. Orchestre National d'le de France celebrates the outstanding career and achievements of a true icon, with performances of his best-known scores and live interviews with the composer from the stage. Audiences will thrill to the music from his legendary scores to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and music from The Hobbit with scores from his films: The Aviator, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Silence of the Lambs, and many more. This is an epic evening filled with amazing music and the composer's own insights. A unique experience not to be missed! For more information: http://www.howardshore.com/...-howard-shore-paris/



October 21, 2017 Hull, U.K.: Hull University Tolkien Centenary Day From The Tolkien Society website: The Dennison Centre at the University of Hull will be hosting a day of talks and historical reconstructions to commemorate the time spent in 1917 by J.R.R. Tolkien at what was then the Brooklands Military Hospital during World War I.

The Tolkien Day (free of charge) will be based around the theme of Tolkien and the Great War, and include talks (in the morning) by Michael Flowers and Tom Shippey. For more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/...-centenary-day-2017/




November 9 to 10, 2017 Greenville, SC, U.S.A.: Celebrate Tolkien conference From the conference website: You are invited to attend the first annual Celebration of JRR Tolkien at the enchanting Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina on November 9-10, 2017. This event will feature presentations by some of the world's leading Tolkien experts, artists, performers, and authors of our day. The presentations are not the only part of the celebration. Also join us for a pipe smoking competition, Hobbit games, and Middle Earth themed food and music. For more information: https://www.celebratetolkien.com/#about




November 12, 2017
London, U.K.: A Celebration of the Music from Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Live in Concert with Symphony Orchestra and Choir

They are the most beloved and recognisable big and small screen creations of all time, let alone just in the world of the Fantasy genre and now, for the first time, the music of Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit will be celebrated in a one-off concert at the London Palladium. For more information and to purchase tickets: rutive.co.uk



November 14, 2017 to January 6, 2018 Leek, Staffordshire, U.K.: J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire exhibition

From The Tolkien Society website: The exhibition focuses on the time Tolkien spent in Staffordshire during the First World War. Visitors will be able to explore the writings, poetry, and artwork Tolkien wrote in the county, as well as learn more about life for soldiers in Staffordshire during the Great War. Copies of original artwork, of domestic scenes and landscapes drawn by Tolkien in 1918 in Staffordshire, will be on display as will photographs specially loaned by the Tolkien Estate and Bodleian Library. For more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/...ordshire-exhibition/



December 2, 2017 Prague, Czech Republic & Lisbon Portugal: The Return of the King live to projection

- Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning Score performed live to the epic motion picture by symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists

From howardshore.com: the climactic chapter in Howard Shore's music for The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King gathers all that has come before and sets it charging relentlessly towards conclusion. Each character theme, each cultural style, every motif associated with the precepts of Tolkien's work must reach the destination set before it in the previous two scores. For more information http://www.howardshore.com/works/concerts/the-return-of-the-king-live-to-projection/




January 3, 2018
Tolkien Toast (world-wide -- google or visit the Tolkien Society webpage for celebrations near you, or plan your own)! From The Tolkien Society website: Each year on 3 January, the Tolkien Society encourages Tolkien fans from across the world to celebrate the Professor's birthday with a simple toast-drinking ceremony. At 9pm your local time, simply raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is simply: The Professor!

All you need to do is stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words "The Professor" before taking a sip (or swig, if that's more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink. For more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/society/events/toast/



January 9, 2018 to March 3, 2018 Marquis Drive Visitor's Center, U.K.: J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire exhibition

From The Tolkien Society website: The exhibition focuses on the time Tolkien spent in Staffordshire during the First World War. Visitors will be able to explore the writings, poetry, and artwork Tolkien wrote in the county, as well as learn more about life for soldiers in Staffordshire during the Great War. Copies of original artwork, of domestic scenes and landscapes drawn by Tolkien in 1918 in Staffordshire, will be on display as will photographs specially loaned by the Tolkien Estate and Bodleian Library. For more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/...ordshire-exhibition/




January 16 to 24, 2018
Poland tour: The Fellowship of the Ring Live to projection


- Howard Shore's Academy Award-winning Score performed live to the epic motion picture by symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists

From howardshore.com: composer Howard Shore brings J.R.R. Tolkien's literary imagination to vivid life with his Academ- and Grammy Award-winning score to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Shore's music expresses Peter Jackson's film as an immense symphonic work a uniquely developed vision drawn from centuries of stylistic tendencies. For more information: http://royalconcert.pl/




February 9 to 25, 2018
Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A. The Hobbit play
: Valley Youth Theater in Phoenix will feature The Hobbit as part of their 2017-2018 season.

From the VYT website:; Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It's the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic. Based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien, adapted by Patricia Gray. For more information: http://www.vyt.com/shows/the-hobbit/

March 6, 2018 to April 21, 2018 Chasewater County Park, Staffordshire, U.K.: J.R.R. Tolkien in Staffordshire exhibition

From The Tolkien Society website: The exhibition focuses on the time Tolkien spent in Staffordshire during the First World War. Visitors will be able to explore the writings, poetry, and artwork Tolkien wrote in the county, as well as learn more about life for soldiers in Staffordshire during the Great War. Copies of original artwork, of domestic scenes and landscapes drawn by Tolkien in 1918 in Staffordshire, will be on display as will photographs specially loaned by the Tolkien Estate and Bodleian Library. For more information: https://www.tolkiensociety.org/...ordshire-exhibition/

(This post was edited by Silverlode on Sep 25 2017, 5:48am)

 
 

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