The Arts

Arts and Culture were impacted by the experiences of a generation poets, artists and composers who experienced WW1.

Today we still enjoy the works of Wilfred Owen, Gustav Holst, Robert Graves, J R R Tolkien, Edward Elgar and many more.

The influence of WW1 on J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien’s is recognised as one of Britain’s great writers. His ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘The Hobbit’ were adapted into Oscar-winning films as well as inspiring video games, board games, artwork, music, TV and much more. But have you ever thought about what inspired Tolkien’s ideas for his fantastical Middle-earth and imaginative characters?

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