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Black Country Day at the Red House Glass Cone

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There are walks, talks, crafts and stalls at the Red House Glass Cone this Black Country Day.

The Wordsley visitor attraction will be celebrating all things Black Country and its own remarkable 350 year heritage on Saturday 14 July.

There will be two guided canal walks which take people through the history of glassmaking in the area, pointing out areas of industry, locations of former works and the homes of workers and factory owners. To join in this flat, free walk call 01384 815571 to book a place.

Dr Kate Round will be delivering short talks throughout the day on the magic of glass. Discover the science behind this beautiful material and why glass goes cloudy in the dishwasher.

There will be a Bostin Black Country Teenage market with young stallholders showing off their business and creative skills, items for sale include jewellery, cupcakes, soap and art.

The regular free Sticky Saturday session will be running as normal, but with a black country theme and extended hours from 11am-4pm. Drop in and take part in a free craft activity.

There will also be glassmaking demonstrations in the cone’s hot glass studio from 11am-4pm.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise said:

The Red House Glass Cone is perfectly placed to celebrate Black Country Day. It has played a key part in the area’s industrial past, and is still a busy venue today, playing a role in supporting small businesses and attracting visitors to the area.
With walks, talks, family craft activities, glassblowing demonstrations and the ever popular Teenage Market, there’s something for everyone at the cone this Black Country Day

The Red House Glass Cone, High Street, Wordsley, is open 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 4pm at the weekends.  Admission is free.

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