Welcome to the fifth International Festival of Glass.
We have a fantastic programme of activities for you and hope that you will come and enjoy these with us in August. In 2010 we welcomed over 13,000 people to the Stourbridge Glass Quarter and 2012 is even more special as it marks the 400 anniversary of glassmaking in Stourbridge and 50 years of studio glassmaking worldwide. Stourbridge over the centuries has been home to some of the foremost glass factories in the world making, for example, glass for the Titanic and the palaces of Indian Maharajahs in the days of the Empire. In the past, Stourbridge’s glassmaking skills were outward bound. The Festival celebrates new skills from around the world, inward bound to our historic centre of glass excellence. The Festival is unique in its breadth and accessibility for all levels of interest and expertise in glass – you can watch, listen or make – come and surprise yourself!
Highlights for your diaries
Glass Festival – Friday 24 August to Monday 27 August
Masterclasses – Monday 20 August to Thursday 23 August
British Glass Biennale – Friday 24 August to Saturday 15 September
Glass Afloat – Wednesday 1 July to Monday 27 August
For dates of other exhibitions and activities, please check individual listings.