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24/09/2016 - 10:00 to 17:00
25/09/2016 - 10:00 to 17:00
Free, with additional ticketed elements at The Bridge Hotel

Tolkien Weekend 2016

After an amazingly successful Tolkien Weekend last year, Time and Time Events are back, with their second annual celebration of the fantasy author.

Entry to the Castle is free across the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, plus there will be free talks from Tolkien experts taking place at St Nicholas Cathedral. The main attraction is a Middle-earth market, boasting mouthwatering food and drink, gifts and goodies.

In the Castle Keep itself, see an exhibition of Tolkien-inspired art, including original work by James Cawthorn who was born and lived in Gateshead and was the first person to illustrate The Lord of the Rings, beside Tolkien himself.

For the full programme of free talks and activities, click here.

The following fringe events are taking place at The Bridge Hotel:

• Bilbo's Birthday Party (Friday 23 September, 7pm. £12 plus booking fee. Book tickets here.)

• Waiting for Gandalf (Saturday 24 September, 4pm. FREE EVENT, strictly for ages 14+. Book tickets here.)

• Beowulf Evening (Saturday 24 September, 7pm. £12 plus booking fee. Book tickets here.)

For stall-holding requests, or for further information on any of these ticketed events, please contact

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