Tolkien remains one of the most popular authors in the world. Best known for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogy, his books contain entire worlds of his own creation; including geography, history, and language. Widely regarded as the father of modern fantasy, Tolkien is to thank for everything from Game of Thrones to Harry Potter.
Discover Children's Story Centre will celebrate the legacy of this vital writer in March. Since Tolkien's storytelling transcends age, the events are appropriate for all ages – but these events do have a limited capacity, so pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Saturday 24 March, 1pm
Dragon illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien
For those too young for Peter Jackson's various interpretations of Tolkien's works, prepare for a fantastic storytelling session. All ages are welcome to attend this dramatic reading, but beware – here, there be dragons!
Saturday 24 March, 2pm
'The Trolls' illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien
Kids and kidults alike are invited to participate in this hands-on workshop. Craft a stupendous, gigantic beard to transform into a Dwarf of Tolkien lore. Gain insight into the age-old question: are there any dwarf women?
Saturday 24 March, 3:30pm
'Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft Elves' illustration by J.R.R. Tolkien
This isn't your average English Lit class: join an academic for a free guest lecture that explores the rich literary history and cultural significance of Tolkien's seminal works. What better way to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day? Please note: this free event is for adults only.
|What||Tolkien Reading Day, Discover Children's Story Centre|
|Where||Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street Stratford , London, E15 4QZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Stratford (underground)|
On 24 Mar 18, Events throughout the day
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