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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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BTW - some time ago I asked what it is that made Macynlleth 'the heart of Tolkien country' and as yet haven't had an answer. Purely in a spirit of fun, I'd like to know; is this part of Wales the heart of Tolkien country? and if so, how? And why?


In the podcast that I mentioned Tom Shippey was asked this very question and he categorically denied that Tolkien thought Wales has anything to do with the Shire.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 10:36


Re: Recent Tolkien events
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garm mentioned about Moreton

"Ted, and Jef Murray, were there throughout the weekend, which was a big treat for their fans. Peter Pracownik missed the Friday (attending a rock festival, I understand - Peter used to be in Hawkwind, y'know). Peter suffered a painful accident recently, and gamely attended on crutches. Get well soon, Peter. And the same good wishes to Ruth, who sadly couldn't be there at all this weekend - she'd hurt her back in a fall. I did mention to Jef and ted that they might need to watch out for themselves for a while - two out of four Tolkien artists coming a cropper within a two-week period? Ouch!"

Was it not because she was in Wales, she is in the picture on this website?

http://galleyhillart.blogspot.com/2010/08/festival-in-shire.html

Posted on: 2010/8/21 10:20


Re: Recent Tolkien events
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garm, were you referring to the GTC Roadshow, (Mark Faith was very involved in this when it was first set up, but no updates on the roadshow for a long time), when you mentioned scheduled talks, link below which refers to The Hobbit, but they also paid the highest ever price for a 1st/1st signed Lord of the Rings.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wordpress/archives/48

Were they displayed well at the Festival in the Shire 2010, I'd love to have seem them myself

I have seen some press reports that the main investor in the GTC Roadshow also invested with Bernard Madoff and had a few problems there but it would nice to get an update on these books and when we can see them next, after the Festival in the Shire 2010.

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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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Finally, like Laurel (and no doubt Trotter too) I had a complete thrill at seeing one of Tolkien's original pieces. (Tolkien's picture of Lamb's farm, Gedling, circa 1911). A real treat!


It was a fantastic opportunity to see the original of JRRT Lamb's Farm picture, and also great to see garm and laurel. I'd also agree on Ted's paintings, he still produces stunning items, and he is so approachable as an artist

and also 'Entering Mirkwood' which I think is my favourite of the three (if that's not too invidious). Actually, this counts as one of my all-time favourites of Ted's works so far. Marvellous!


I have to agree with this, though not to laurel (my print is much better, Ted said so ), Ted told me that he has identified each of the dwarfs in the picture and will publicise this either from himself or though Andy and Malcolm at adcbooks.co.uk.

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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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I'm still not aware of anyone on this site who went to the over-priced Welsh event, but there is a Podcast with interviews with Mark Faith, an artist called Rodney Matthews who has done some Tolkien pictures and Tom Shippey.

I have not yet listened to this yet but any Podcast with Tom in it is definitely recommended, I think he is at the end so feel free to fast forward. EDIT Tom starts at 52 minutes 35 seconds into the podcast

http://geeksyndicate.libsyn.com/scrol ... ecial_pt_1_the_interviews

Posted on: 2010/8/20 13:22

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