There’s lots to do for the whole family at this month’s International Festival of Glass.
The Red House Glass Cone is hosting talks, exhibitions, entertainment and craft workshops for all ages over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23 – 26 August).
There’s a free family fun day on the bank holiday (Monday 26 August) running from 10am-5pm. Children’s entertainer ‘Ron Popple’ will be entertaining the crowds with his Punch and Judy show and balloon modelling. Children can take part in trail around the cone, and there will be lots of craft activities for children and adults to make and take home. Things get musical from 1pm – 3pm when a jazz band strikes up on site.
There’s the chance for all ages to try a glass craft over the long weekend. Older children and adults can make a piece of fused glass in Creative Glass: My House on Friday 23 August or Creative Glass:Our Place on Saturday 24 August. The sessions last one and a half hours, cost £12 per person and must be booked in advance on 01384 815571. Sessions run from 10.30am-12pm, 1pm-2.30pm & 3pm-4.30pm
Two glass painting sessions for youngsters aged 4+ run on the same days from 10.30am – 3.30pm and no booking is required. Sessions cost £3.50 per child.
Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise said:
“The International Festival of Glass is a chance for us to celebrate our glassmaking heritage, which continues today with a range of artists working with glass across the whole of the Stourbridge Glass Quarter.
“These craft sessions allow people of all ages to have a go at being a glass artist for the day and experience what it’s like to work with this versatile material.”