Tolkien Weekend 2016

Newcastle Castle Keep 24th - 25th September


After an amazingly successful Tolkien Weekend in September 2015 (at which Newcastle Castle was featured on BBC’s Songs of Praise), Time and Time Events are back, with their second annual celebration of the fantasy author.

Our own Jay Johnstone will be there, to take part in the programme. Royd Tolkien will also attend – so look out for a new interview with him very soon. Click here for more interviews with Royd Tolkien (Royd on Motor Neuron Disease and on the Legacy of The Lord of The Rings).

WHEN: 24/09/2016 – 10AM to 5PM
25/09/2016 – 10AM to 5PM
COST: Free, with additional ticketed elements.

Entry to the Castle Keep and Black Gate is free across the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September. There will be a Middle-earth market across both buildings, boasting mouthwatering food and drink, gifts and goodies.

The following fringe events are taking place at our neighbouring venues:

• Illuminating Tolkien art exhibition at St Nicholas Cathedral (20-25 September. Book tickets for preview evening on Monday 19 September here.)

• Bilbo’s Birthday Party at The Bridge Hotel (Friday 23 September, 7pm. Book tickets here.)

• Beowulf Evening at The Bridge Hotel (Saturday 24 September, 7pm. Book tickets here.)

For stall-holding requests, or for further information on any of these ticketed events, please contact

Here is the SFFN video from last year’s event. Enjoy!