British Glass Biennale, featuring the latest contemporary work by 74 artists
Honouring studio glass pioneer Sam Herman with a solo exhibition of glass and paintings.
Celestial Bodies commemorates 50 years since the moon landing, with work by over 120 members of the Contemporary Glass Society
Memories of Home - an exhibition by Birmingham based refugees inspired by colours and images of their lost homelands. Project managed by the brilliant Silvia Levenson and documented by top Milanese photographer Marco Del Comune
Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the relationships that exist between people and plants, magically interpreted by Irish glass artist Emma Bourke, painter Fiona Owen and apothecary Nathaniel Hughes. Did you know the amazing horsetail plant is a 'living fossil' full of silica? We shall be experimenting to make horsetail glass!
The Guild of Glass Engravers bring an international exhibition of work to Holy Trinity Church, Amblecote.
Daisy Packham solo exhibition - Daisy learned fused glass at our own Ruskin Mill College and now has her own special studio. She has developed a unique style full of humour and charm.
Our fabulous international masterclass leaders Wayne Strattman, Carmen Lozar, Nancy Sutcliffe, KeKe Cribbs, Mark Hursty, Tone Orvik, Dr Max Stewart, Prof Jane Cook, Steffen Dam and Georgia Redpath
Mark Taylor and David Hill specialise in recreating Roman and medieval glass and have supplied many film and TVs shows, including Poldark, Game of Thrones and Outlander. They will be joined by Jason Klein, a glassblower from the United States specialising in reproducing historical glass. Witness how the Romans made glass 2,000 years ago using a bespoke wood fired furnace especially constructed for the festival.
Ellen Larsson, Kari Molstad & Kevin O'Connor from hett glass in Lillehammer, Norway, present hotshop demos each day and presentations of their work. We can't wait for their cool Swedish/Norwegian/French influence!
Eivind Falk, Director of the Norwegian Crafts Institute and member of the UNESCO convention on Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage committee.
VICARTE is a partnership between the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Prof. Antonio Matos shows us the latest research in developing new materials for glass contemporary art
Behind-the-scenes tales from BBC's Antiques Roadshow by auctioneer and expert Will Farmer
Black Country legend Graham Fisher is launching his new book 'Tales From The Barn' - the musings of a Black Country ex-pat with lots of references to glass and canals.
Voices of the Cones; storytelling and songs inspired by people's memories of working in the world famous Stourbridge Glass Industry. A brand new project inspired by 100 recordings taken over the last two years. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Long Shot by Pangottic - an evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage on Sunday evening
Lively Festival Finale with the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band on Monday evening
Fun Auction with Will Farmer on Monday at 4pm
Confident Collecting with Biennale curator Matt Durran. Get your insider tips and meet some of the exhibiting artists