The International Festival of Glass' diverse programme will inspire and amaze artists, glass enthusiasts and the public alike. The Festival is unique in its breadth and accessibility for all levels of interest and expertise. Watch, listen or make - the Festival promises a fun-filled, educational visit to the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.
A great time for our public audience to visit is during the August Bank Holiday Public Festival, when visitors can enjoy have-a-go sessions, exhibitions, evening events, street entertainment, family activities, demonstrations, heritage walks, retail fairs and much more. To get the most out of your trip, visit the Public Festival section to see details of all events taking place during these four days.
The Festival's comprehensive Artist Programme brings together glass artists and enthusiasts from all over the world, offering them the chance to network and learn from their peers. The Masterclass programme, taking place just before the Public Festival, attracts world renowned glass makers who travel to the area to pass on a wealth of knowledge and experience in their specialist fields. During the Public Festival, those with a keener interest in glass can attend lectures, demonstrations, workshops, symposia and trade fairs, whilst being inspired by the wealth of world class glass on display at numerous exhibitions, including the prestigious British Glass Biennale. To get the most out of your trip, visit the Artist Programme section to see details of all events taking place.
The Plan Your Visit section offers useful tips for getting to Stourbridge and around the Festival sites, purchasing tickets and booking accomodation.