Thousands of fans of the massive Lord of the Rings film trilogy will descend on Enfield this summer.

The first Fellowship Festival is to take place at Alexandra Palace in August and more than 10,000 followers of the film are expected to arrive in Wood Green.

Organised by Access All Areas Events, the festival will give fans the chance to talk to special effects technicians and actors Mark Ferguson and Craig Parker, who played the part of two of the elves.

The cinematic trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson, is based on the Lord of the Rings books by JRR Tolkien. The novels tell the story of a powerful ring and the adventures surrounding the quest to destroy it.

Some London-based fans were at Alexandra Palace at the weekend to promote the upcoming show, and dressed up as some of their favourite characters.

A spokesman for the organisers said: "Alexandra Palace was chosen because it is a quality venue.

"There is also something about the style of the building that lends itself to this type of festival."

The show is due to take place over the weekend of August 28 to August 30.

The Lord of the Rings movies will be screened throughout the festival.

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