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Ivan Cavini - Artist
Corris Woodturner -Handcrafts
C S D - Icecream
Earth Encounters - Handcrafts
Earthgiven - Handcrafts
Express Yourself - Fine coffee
Jon Evans -Artist
Elaine Hillson - Jewellery & Sculpture
Ruth Lacon - Artist
Nicola Lydon - Artist
Roger Garland - Artist
Rodney Matthews - Artist
Angelo Montanini -Artist
Nasilamb - Handcrafts
Palgrave Macmillan - Publisher
The Pampered Chef - Handcrafts
Sally Pointer - Handcrafts
Peter Pracownik - Artist
Quarry Pottery - Handcrafts
Runesmith - Handcrafts
Sylvantutch Eco Interior Designs - Handcrafts
Tales of Tamoor - Author
I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd - Publisher
Stephen Walsh - Artist
Sue Wookey - Artist
Tolkien Library - Fan website
Tolkien Shop - Tolkien collectibles shop
We are looking for commercial sponsors, patrons as well as investors. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to support the next Festival currently planned for August 2012.
Business Opportunities and Sponsorship
Festival in the Shire was conceived in response to the demand from the J.R.R. Tolkien community for an event that brings together everyone who shares an interest in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Festival in the Shire is a three-day event that will cater to the diverse interests of collectors, academics and those who simply enjoyed the books and films. The festival takes place only 15 miles away from Aberystwyth, at Pafiliwn Bont, Wales’ centrally located multi-purpose venue.
The ‘Tolkien community’ is not a small one. ‘The Lord of the Rings’, and the prequel ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien, have both sold more than 150 million copies and have been translated into more than 50 languages. J.R.R. Tolkien was voted the ‘Author of The Century’ and his work is cherished and admired all around the world. The enormous interest in the work of J.R.R. Tolkien is reflected in the response to the recent films. Never has the news of a film project been greeted with more excitement as ‘The Lord of the Rings’. When the very brief trailer for the film went online on 7 April 2000 , 1.67million people downloaded it and broke all previous records. The film made Oscar history by bringing in 30 Oscar nominations, 17 Oscar wins, and an all time record of over $6 billion in box office receipts and DVD sales worldwide. The first Hobbit film is due to be released in 2011 and is already the subject of much excited discussion and speculation on the internet by fans all over the world!
Festival in the Shire represents a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors to reach thousands of buyers. By combining three events in one, Festival in the Shire is designed to attract a large number and wide range of attendees. These range from conference participants and serious collectors who are flying in from all over the world, to families and enthusiasts closer to home. Festival in the Shire is timed to take advantage of the enormous publicity surrounding the release of the new ‘Hobbit’ film as well as the peak vacation season in order to maximise attendance. This should ensure that exhibitors have plenty of traffic at their stands. There is a range of exhibitor options to suit different budgets and target audiences, please contact us for full details.
For more information on being part of Festival in the Shire and sponsoring opportunities, please email info@FestivalintheShire.com. Or call freephone 01650 531329.
Please note that there will not be any refunds unless the event is cancelled.
Festival in the Shire seeks investors interested in taking a stake in our limited company, a small share or large percent. The market for this festival theme is huge and the bigger we can make it, the more successful it will be. This will be the first of several such festivals over the next few years and represents a unique investment opportunity. Please contact faith@FestivalintheShire.com for more information. This offer may be withdrawn at any time if we become oversubscribed.