Margot James has welcomed the start of the International Festival of Glass, which will feature local and international glassmakers and artists. The Festival will be held over the August bank holiday weekend (24-27 August) and will feature a wide range of events, including talks for glass specialists, have-a-go days for beginners who want to try their hand at glassmaking, and a number of family-friendly activities.
Margot said: ‘I would like to encourage everybody to go and experience this fantastic Festival over the bank holiday weekend. This is the only Festival in the UK to celebrate glassmaking, which is an incredibly important part of our region’s heritage, and provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about it as well as even trying glassmaking for yourself. It should be great fun for experts, beginners and families alike.’