Alan Lee with The Hobbit Sketchbook in Bath

Saturday 16th November

  • Venue Kingswood School Chapel, Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5RG
  • Doors open 11.30am
  • Start time 12 noon
Image of Alan Lee with The Hobbit Sketchbook

Since The Hobbit was first published in 1937, generations of readers have fallen under its spell. That magic was reignited sixty years later, when Alan Lee was commissioned to produce a special illustrated edition, and his delicate pencil drawings and beautiful watercolour paintings have become for many the definitive vision of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

In this sumptuous, large-format hardback Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created these images, which would prove so powerful, matching perfectly with Tolkien’s own vision, that they would eventually define the look of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations and earn Alan a coveted Academy Award.