Is Birmingham really the Shire, Master Frodo? Free Middle-earth Weekend is a-coming!

Good news for Brits, and Brummie Brits in particular, the Middle-earth Weekend is coming you way, due to be held at Sarehole Mill Recreation Ground, Cole Bank Rd, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28-0BD on Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th May 2013.
Visitors to this family festival can expect free entertainments, activities, craft demonstrations, as well as re-enactments and guided walks. This year they are honoured to have baby dragons visiting on both days together with The Wild Man of the Woods.  An important feature to explore will be Sarehole Mill itself.  Recently the mill has re-opened for the season after undergoing renovations. The gardens around the mill are also being improved and here a ‘Hobbiton’ model village will be on display.  A mini barrel race is planned along the River Cole and you can take the Inkling Quiz or follow the Inkling Trail around the site to absorb bite-size pieces of information about Tolkien, his life and work.  You can also climb ‘The Carrock’ wall or join in an adventure quest with ‘Fools and Heroes’ Live Action Role Play Group.
Entrance is free although there may be a charge for some of the activities within the event and the car parking opposite the mill will be £2.00.
Visitors are encouraged to attend in costume and may, if they wish, enter the costume parade being held each day.  This as well as other events need to be booked at the Information Tent on the Day.  On Sunday 12th May the Big Brum Bus will be running their special Tolkien Tour from the mill at 2.30.
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