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Red House Glass Cone goes medieval this Bank Holiday
4:56pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
WORDSLEY’S Red House Glass Cone is offering visitors a taste of the middle ages this Bank Holiday weekend.
The Camp Hill Dudley Council-run attraction is going medieval on Saturday August 24, Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26.
Knights will be patrolling the site demonstrating how they used their weapons and answering questions on anything from the code of chivalry to the finer points of jousting and armour preparation.
On both days there will be open studios with the Made @ the cone collective featuring textiles, ceramics, glass beads, fused and blown glass, clocks, art and jewellery and among others.
The tenants will also be running medieval themed have-a-go sessions on Monday (August 26) including decorating a tile medieval style with ceramicist Sarah Cannings, flagon engraving with glass artist Charlotte Hughes-Martin and painting illuminated letters on aged scrolls with painter and framer Sean Cowley.
The hot glass studio will also be running glassblowing demonstrations over the weekend and attempting to make swords, helmets and shields.
Visitors can also drop by the School’s Out interactive exhibition which features sand pits, play tents and a puppet theatre – and there’s also chance to look around the cone’s World War II exhibition which features dressing up outfits for youngsters including a pilot, nurse and soldier’s uniform.
People of all ages are invited to dress up as knights, kings, queens, princes and princesses.
Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley’s cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “As our main heritage visitor attraction, the cone already does a great job of bringing history to life for our visitors.
“This Knights in Armour bank holiday weekend is a chance to find out more about life in medieval times and simply enjoy a fun, free family day out.”
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