'From Hobbits to Dragons: 30 years of strolling through Tolkien's world with Unquendor'
Date: 20 May - 22 May
Location: Castle "De Berckt" Baarlo, The Netherlands
In a hole...No, once upon a time in a remote corner of Europe there was a Tolkien Society. Quite an old one too... We are of course talking about the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor. It was founded in 1981, which means that next year we'll be celebrating our sixth lustrum. Needless to say this must be done in style, as we did with the previous lustra. Yes, it's partytime again in the Lowlands! So:
May 2011 Unquendor invites all its foreign friends to its Lustrumfeest.
The most important things for you to know at this moment:
The date : We start the activities late on Friday May 20th, so there’s lots of time for everybody to check in, install themselves, take a stroll through the beautiful surroundings and of course talk for the first time with acquaintances both old and new. The central part of the Lustrumfeest is Saturday 21st, with many items of the programme and the festive banquet. After lunch on Sunday 22nd we regretfully have break up again. Maybe it’s a good idea to mark these dates in your agenda.
The celebrations take place at the castle-like estate ‘De Berckt’. This is situated in a beautiful area in the north of the province of Limburg, which is in the southern part of the Netherlands. Our previous Lustrum in 2006 also took place there. We will reside in a newly-built yet ancient-looking part of the complex, that we have all for our own. The place is easy to reach, with a busstop nearby, and has more than enough parking-space.
The working language
It will be no surprise that the lingua Franca of the event will be English. We expect a lot of foreign guests and under those circumstances it is only civil – and handy – to use a common language. Former events have proven that this is no problem at all, as nearly everyone speaks or at least understands English. Tolkien spans the world.
The registration fee : The registration rate is a mere € 150.00 and comprises 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. And that, of course, is not counting all the magnificent events we’re planning. Details will follow soon, as will the on-line booking form.
For more information and the booking form, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or look at www.unquendor.nl. To be kept informed about the event as things progress, you can subscribe to our free Lustrumfeest newsletter by sending a message with your name and e-mail address to the same email@example.com.
We hope to meet you in 2011!
The Lustrumfeest committee
Contact details: lustrum AT unquendor DOT nl
Postal Address: Lustrumfeest Committee Unquendor, p/a Marion kippers, Dr.W.Dreesstraat 39, 4207NS Dordrecht, The Netherlands