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2010's packed festival programme will include...

Download the Festival Programme here The International Festival of Glass celebrates both the unique glassmaking heritage of the area and the sparkling emergence of this whole new era of glassmaking. You are invited to share in this exciting weekend of stunning and surprising events. Come and see for yourself.

There will be activities for everyone to enjoy, great entertainment and excellent food and refreshments. There will also be opportunities to party the night away with traditional food, musical entertainment, dramatic glassmaking demonstrations and performance events!

To REGISTER for your copy of the 2010 Programme and we'll send you a copy. If you just can't wait you can DOWNLOAD a PDF version by clicking the image above.

You can also download a printable schedule for each day of the festival to help you plan your day(s). Click the link next to the day you require:
FRIDAY 27th August:
SATURDAY 28th August:
SUNDAY 29th August:
MONDAY 30th August:

Highlights will include:
  • Demonstrations by International and UK master glassmakers
  • See a traditionally built woodfired furnace and Ghanaian beadmaking in action
  • Have-A-Go sessions in glassblowing, glass cutting and engraving, beadmaking and other glass crafts - Click for up to date availability.
  • Listen to Fascinating Talks including experiences of UK glassmakers incarcerated on Ellis Island after being deported from the USA and rare insights into the work of world renowned glass artists
  • Guided Heritage Walks around the Glass Quarter - Click for
  • The 7th Annual Bead Fair (Saturday 28 and Sunday 29) at the Bonded Warehouse
  • Exhibitions galore – the British Glass Biennale, Student degree shows, glass furniture, exciting collaborations between glass artists from many different countries and many more
  • 24 glass artists, 8 images per artist, 20 seconds per image - PechaKucha (derived from the Japanese for 'chit chat' and a format devised in Tokyo in 2003 – for those who don’t already know!)(ticketed)
  • Hilarious street entertainment and fun activities for children
  • Pick up a bargain at the Fun Auction with auctioneer Will Farmer
  • Collectors and curators tours of the Biennale Exhibition
  • Scintillating West African themed evening (ticketed)
  • Numerous Retail opportunities to suit all tastes and budgets
    and much much more.

    to Register for your copy of the programme.

    Additions and Amendments to Programme:

    Any changes beyond the publication of the Programme will appear here

  • Page: 16: The Stourbridge Town Centre Craft Market is on Saturday 28th (not 23rd).

  • Page: 19: Tours of Ruskin Glass Centre are on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th (not 28th and 29th).

    The courtyard of The Ruskin Glass Centre is the focus for festival entertainment, activities and good food.

    To participate in any way or to request an information pack please Email the festival organisers via the CONTACT US page.

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