'The Lord of the Rings' cast is crowdfunding to buy J.R.R. Tolkien's home and turn it into a literary center

J.R.R. Tolkien’s home in Oxford, Inghilterra, è dove è stata creata la Terra di Mezzo. Dove Bilbo Baggins incontrò per la prima volta Gandalf, e orchi, elfi e hobbit lottarono mentre un anello minacciava di dominarli tutti.

The house on Northmoor Road, where Tolkien pennedThe Hobbit” e “Il Signore degli Anelli” trilogia, will soon hit the market. To preserve it for fans and writers, the actors who brought Tolkien’s worlds to film are crowdfunding to buy it.
Actors including Gandalf himself, Ian McKellen, and Martin Freeman, who played Bilbo inThe Hobbit” film, have launched theProject Northmoor crowdfunding campaign to purchase Tolkien’s home and transform it into a literary center in his honor.
If the campaign succeeds,the home where Tolkien lived from 1930 per 1947 will be the first center dedicated to the fantasy author anywhere in the world, said John Rhys-Davies, who played beloved dwarf Gimli in “Il Signore degli Anelli” serie.
    A Tolkien-esque challenge lies ahead, anche se — Project Northmoor has just three months to raise $ 6 milioni. Author Julia Golding, who’s leading the project, compared their fundraising challenge to the perilous journey of two of Tolkien’s best-loved characters.
    “tuttavia, we need only to look at Frodo and Sam’s journey from Rivendell to Mount Doom, which took that same amount of timeand we are inspired that we can do this too!” she said in a comunicato stampa.
      Al di sopra di $ 5 million of those funds will go toward the purchase of the home, and the rest will be used to renovate it and create the nonprofit that will operate there. If the campaign succeeds, the home will host literary programs for budding fantasy writers and Tolkien fans alike, according to the campaign.
      Project Northmoor is asking Tolkien readerswho McKellen calledour fellowship of funders” — to donate what they can to the cause. Ci sono various tiers of fundraising the group hopes to reachincluding one that would restore Tolkien’s garden and another that would install a lair for the fearsome dragon Smaug.

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