Middle-earth Weekend 2013 has the honour of welcoming a variety of dragons to our event this year.
It is, of course, a privilege to have these impressive creatures (animal and human) at our weekend and we hope you will enjoy their company when you visit our event.
To read about these awesome creatures see our Activities page.
The Middle-earth Weekend
11th and 12th May 2013
An Unexpected Party at Sarehole within the Shire Country Park
A free festival celebrating the life of
the childhood haunts that inspired him.
11.00 a.m.until 5.00 p.m. each day
Cole Bank Road,
(on the number 11 bus route)
Hall Green Station is a 12 minute walk away
For more information
0121 777 5974
The weekend is a volunteer led event brought together by the Middle-earth Planning Group, Shire Country Park Friends, the Birmingham Tolkien Group, Shire Productions and Sarehole Mill. They rely on a dedicated group of helpers over the weekend.
Regular features include marquees on the recreation ground behind the mill. These provide the covered venues for the following attractions:
- Crafts, various artisans exhibiting and purveying their wares
- Activities, usually themed, this year ‘Here be Dragons’
- A variety of theatrical entertainments
- ‘The Tolkien Tent’, an educational resource with representations from local historical groups, readings, quizzes and stalls.
There will, as usual, be plenty of activity of the field as well and round and about Sarehole.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MIDDLE-EARTH WEEKEND 2013
This annual event is a victim of its own success and has grown larger over the years to such an extent that extra volunteers are needed. We cannot promise you red and purple uniforms but instead of Game Makers maybe Middle-earth Magicians would be appropriate! (Just joking). However, we do need willing, enthusiastic and above all, committed volunteers to help with the weekend next year. Preparations for the weekend start in earnest in the New Year and if you would like to make a contribution to the running of the event or offer help at the weekend itself, please contact us by emailing email@example.com. We would be most grateful.