West Midlands

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

Family Fun Day at Broadfield House Glass Museum

A fun filled day for the family. Traditional entertainment like donkey rides, sand pit play area, crafts and glass marble related sporting events, exhibitors from a range of sport and recreation, and special hot glass blowing demonstrations in our hot glass studio. Children can compete in the Glass pentathlon and win a medal. Hope to see you here on the day!
Opening times: 10am-4pm
Any charges: Free. Although there may be charges for some activities.
Venue: Broadfield House Glass Museum, Compton Drive, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9NS.
Tel: 01384 812745

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