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The Glass Quarter

International Festival of Glass

Celebrating 50 years of Studio Glass worldwide and 400 years of glassmaking in Stourbridge, thousands of visitors come to the Stourbridge Glass Quarter to be amazed and enthralled at the workshops, demonstrations and artists sharing their love for glass during the International Festival of Glass.

The next International Festival of Glass will be August Bank Holiday weekend Friday 23 August to Monday 26 August 2019.

Join some of the most talented glass artists from all over the world as they demonstrate an eclectic and inspiring mix of glass techniques.  There will be an exciting programme of workshops, lectures and exhibitions. The Stourbridge Glass Quarter will be alive with family activities including a teenage market, family fun day, lively street entertainment, storytelling, puppet shows, costumed interpreters and a fabulous Festival Finale.

If you are interested in undertaking a self guided walk download the leaflet at Stourbridge Canal & Glass Quarter Heritage Trail.

Stourbridge Canal & Glass Quarter Heritage Trail long version.

Accompanying this leaflet is a short film showing some of the highlights from this walk. To view, go to the Crystal Mile Walk on youtube.com/user/dudleymbc

Visit www.ifg.org.uk for more details.

British Glass Biennale

The British Glass Biennale is the foremost exhibition of excellence in contemporary glass by artists, designers and craftspeople currently working in Britain.

Taking place every two years it is the highlight of the International Festival of Glass and with its growing international status, attracts top collectors and enthusiasts from around the world.

Visit the website - www.biennale.org.uk for more information.

Image of demo by Dick Marquis copyright of John Plant. Image of Louis Thompson copyright of Simon Bruntnell.

Glassblowing at Ruskin
Demonstration at IFG by Dick Marquis copyright John Plant
Demo by Dick Marquis
Louis Thompson BGB winner 2012
Louis Thompson