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Happy Birthday Peter Jackson

Today is Peter Jackson’s 44th birthday. He was born on October 31st, 1961 in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand. You can view some pictures of Peter here and read his bio here.

Happy Birthday to you Peter.

The Lord of the Rings Symphony – dates for 2006

2006 performances of Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings Symphony include:

10th-11th February, National Orchestra of Lyon.

10th-12th February, Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Howard Shore.

19th-21st May Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

CoE TV Guide: October 30th – November 6th

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.

Recipe Review: Legolas’ Lembas

You can read the featured recipe, Legolas’ Lembas, here. Lossendiliel What I Liked: It’s really easy to make and it doesn’t need a lot of things you don’t normally have, so you can practically bake it when you feel like it. It is handy, easy to bring with you to school/work, and it gives you […]

Song Analysis: Roads Go Ever Ever On

Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and […]

The Women of Middle-earth

In today’s modern society women are of equal rights to men, but back all the way through the centuries ago their rights were not always like this. In battle circumstances, women were sent to a safe place to look after the children, while men went off to fight. Hardly anyone spoke out against this during […]

Top Ten Romantic Places in Arda

Editor’s Note: This is the ‘serious’ version. Don’t forget to check out the humorous one at the end of the newsletter. 10. Doriath. Here you can dwell among the most beautiful palaces, while listening to the high voices of singing elves, and, on top of that, protected against all darkness. Let your heart be filled […]

Vardian’s Creed

In the midst of nowhere, I saw nothing but confusion. I heard thousands of voices Calling my name. Yet as I listened, And through the din, I heard a voice… The sweet voice of Varda, Calling me out of the crowd, Calling me to follow the Light of Ilúvatar. I wandered by chance, And I […]

Top Ten Things that will Attract You to Join the Realm of Varda

10. Bunny Generators. Ever wondered about those weird and crazy Varda bunnies? Well, they are all present here to accompany you while in the thread. 9. Varda Polls. All Vardians are addicted to Polls! You just have to click and discuss and you will really be contented. 8. Varda’s Round-Robin. We have our very own […]

Interview with Rosearialelven

Many thanks to Rosearialelven for agreeing to be interviewed for this month’s Council Courier. I have come across Rose in the Forums a few times, and she always struck me as one of those characters with a lot of hidden depths, so it was of course very satisfying to my inquisitive nature to have an […]