Tolkien’s Fifty Years
22nd – 28th March
To mark the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, the Italian Tolkien Society and The Tolkien Society are promoting an international event Tolkien’s Fifty Years. This will take place in Brussels at the European Parliament and the Italian Cultural Institute. The event is a collaboration between 16 Tolkien societies, the European Parliament, the Presidency of the Italian Cabinet of Ministers, the Italian Ministries of Communication and of Culture, the New Zealand Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of New Zealand in Italy, Regione Lazio, the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels, New Zealand Post, the International Film Festival of Flanders/Gand, Games Workshop-Italy, RAI SAT for Young People, Medusa Film and the publishing house Bompiani. The event will include a conference, readings from The Lord of the Rings, two concerts, a film marathon and the European premiere of the Canadian documentary The Legacy of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien-themed evening entertainments, an international exhibition of works of art inspired by The Lord of the Rings; an exhibitions of copies of the book in various languages such as English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Turkish, Bulgarian, Russian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Norwegian, Dutch and Portuguese, sculptures and the complete series of stamps produced by New Zealand Post on the occasion of the release of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.
All this is Free of Charge.
Details can be found on the event’s official website www.tolkien50years.com.