Graham Fisher: Tales From the Barn - Book Launch, followed by Jewels on the Cut Canal Path Tour

Graham Fisher is well known as a Black Country raconteur and expert on the glass industry and associated canals. He also holds the record for launching books at the festival - this will be the fifth time, a record that is surely going to be hard to beat. 

Tales From The Barn (TFTB) is subtitled ‘the musings of a Black Country ex-pat now domiciled on the Welsh border’ and is based on his website podcasts on They are an eclectic mix of observations and history and contain references to the glass industry and how this links in with the overall context of the area.

Since its launch in 2010 Jewels on the Cut has established itself as the definitive guide to exploring the Stourbridge Glass industry from the perspective of the canal towpath that runs right through it. Graham will lead a leisurely walking tour from Canal Street, by the Bonded Warehouse, along the canal to Red House Glass Cone and White House Cone museum of glass.

Graham will bring the journey up to date with developments that have taken place in the interim including changes to the waterway landscape, archaeological discoveries that could enhance our understanding of the local glass industry and the latest information on White House Cone which will house the wonderful Dudley Council glass collection.

Book Launch

Friday 23 August, 11am at the Ruskin Glass Centre


Canal Path Tour

Friday 25 August, 12-45pm for 1pm finishing around 3.30pm
Meet Canal Street (by the Bonded Warehouse), ending at Red House Glass Cone

Price £5.00 (children free)

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