West Midlands

Collectomania: West Meets East

Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley

Our Collectomania exhibitions give visitors the chance to find out more about unusual collections and the interesting people who collect them. The latest Collectomania features Clive Manison, a glass enthusiast and historian who is particularly interested in how the Western world was influenced by Eastern cultures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tour of Glass Games ceremonial Baton

Tour of Glass Games ceremonial Baton

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.

The World’s Longest Glass-making Demonstration

A world record endurance competition. Glass artists Allister Malcolm and Elliot Walker go head to head to compete for the world record. The stopwatch will officially start from the moment a gather of molten glass is taken from the furnace. A test of endurance including a demonstration of the skills of glass blowing. Part of the Interational Festival of Glass www.ifg.org.uk.
Opening times: Museums open at 10am -5pm, the studios will be open to the public 24hrs a day whilst the challenge takes place.
Any charges: Free

Stourbridge Bead Fair

Glass artists selling their own lamp-worked beads, bead supplies and findings. Plus specially made ‘Games’ themed items; Olympic ring beads, miniature curling stone; marbles and much more.
Also Monday 27 August – Celebrate Glass – various glass disciplines being exhibited and sold by the makers.
Part of the International Festival of Glass www.ifg.org.uk
Opening times:10.00am - 16.30pm
Any charges:Free admission
Venue: The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU
Tel: 01250 876110, 07710 876110

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