Monday, December 9, 2013

2014 Festival - new attractions join popular regular features

Lara Glass at the 2013 Festival
The fourth annual Festival of Glass happens in mid-February 2014 in Drysdale, Victoria. Each year, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors and the 2014 Festival adds two new attractions to its popular regular features.

The heart of the 2014 Festival of Glass is a glass Expo, which features stalls by around fifty local and interstate artists, craftspeople and companies; demonstrations of glass-working techniques; the prize-winners of the annual Drysdale Glass Awards; and an hourly chance to win glass collectibles donated by exhibitors.

The 2014 Expo is on Sunday February 16 2014 between 10.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. at Christian College, 40 Collins Street, Drysdale. (Melway 238 G8) At this new, well-ventilated venue, exhibitors and visitors can enjoy the exhibits and activities in comfort. Entrance to the Expo is free and each year it attracts thousands of visitors.
NEW ATTRACTION 1. The 2014 Expo will include Glass on Film - a festival of short films presenting the art, craft and industry of glass.

Visitors to the 2014 Expo can enjoy a full day out in Drysdale, visiting the nearby monthly Drysdale Market, visiting the local wineries and olive farms and riding the historic Bellarine Peninsula Railway between Drysdale and Queenscliff.

Other Festival of Glass events
A Bottleneck Guitar evening on Saturday 15 February 2014 at the Harvester Moon restaurant, 2320 Portarlington Road, Bellarine. (Bookings and enquiries: 5259 3200) Eat and drink to the sounds of blues band Mr. Black & Blue; and consider making a bid in an auction of glass collectibles. A popular feature of the 2013 Festival of Glass.

NEW ATTRACTION 2. The 2014 Festival will host a series of workshops run by Festival exhibitors, several of whom have won awards for their work. Dates and places to be announced.

The Festival of Glass is an initiative of the Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community Association Inc. Unique in Australia, it joins a handful of similar events worldwide. We thank our major sponsors the City of Greater Geelong and the Bendigo Bank.

More information
Doug Carson (Festival Convenor) 0418 371 308
Festival Web site

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