1 June to 30 September – see individual venue for details
Just as the relay of the Olympic torch will link the whole of the UK to the London Games, a stunning glass baton will link events for Glass Games 2012. As well as glass events all over the UK, seven major venues will host a stunning glass baton, created especially for the Games by artist Bruce Marks.
Release your Olympic spirit during the Glass Games at London Glassblowing. We have stretched the skills and imagination of our makers to produce a compendium of games, employing glass elements, based on traditional and retro board games. Trigger childhood memories and flaunt your competitive streak as you play.
Opening times: 10am – 6pm Mon - Sat
Any charges: Free Entry
Venue: 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD UK
Tel: 020 7403 2800
Scottish artist Siobhan Healy has produced a sculptural artwork that references the exciting development of the UK’s first cubesat spaceship mission, due to be launched in 2012. The ‘Intae Space’ exhibition and artist’s talk will be part of Glasgow Science Festival launch event, ‘Transit of Venus’ which will involve a variety of events; films, live-skype interactions and music.
Opening times: 9pm-7am (All night event)
Any charges: Free
Venue: Glasgow Sculpture Studios, The Whiskey Bond, Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 PSS
Cultural Exchange will explore how we interact and respond to each other, our environment, and how we express this in order to communicate, gain knowledge and share emotions. A collaboration between the Scottish Glass Society and North Lands Creative Glass.
Opening times: Contact North Lands
Times 10am until 5pm
Any charges: Contact North Lands
Venue: North Lands Creative Glass, Quatre Bras, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland KW3 6BN
Tel: 01593 721 229
An exhibition has been inspired by personal relationships with Japanese culture. Both Keiko Mukaide and Jeanette Shendler have strong connections to Japan and were heart-broken by the news of the Tsunami disaster. A series of site-specific installations are planned in the boatyard and museum garden. Workshops for local children and adults will be held during the exhibition.
Workshop for family and children, Fri. 6th July 13-15pm
An exhibition to celebrate the 2012 Olympics - promoted and hosted by the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea School of Glass and the British Society of Master Glass Painters.
Opening times: 10am-5pm daily
Any charges: Free
Venue: National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter Swansea, SA1 3RD
Tel: 01792 638950