The Friends make an award each year to the part time student of glass at Dudley College, who has made the most progress?during the academic year.
The 2010 Award of ?100 went to Richard Roberts and was presented on Monday 14th June at the Mons Hill Campus by BBC WM presenter Joanne Malin and College Principal Lowell Williams
In addition to our award, Richard shared with Elliot Walker a ?2000 Frederick Stuart prize given by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers and Looking Glass Makers of London, again presented by Joanne Malin and Lowell Williams.
The prize evening was part of the Arts Festival and had in attendance The Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, The Chief Executive of Dudley MBC, Cllr Liz Walker, members of the College Governing Body and of course the most important people - the students.
I had the opportunity to look at the exhibits and was amazed at the amount and quality of the work that had been achieved in a relatively short space of time.? I did not have time to watch the drama production, but the costumes and set were extremely eye catching.
Cameo will be posted out to you this week.
Thank you to the Friends who donated cakes for the Friends cake stall on Saturday, and thank you to every one who ate them.? It was part of Tudor Open Day/Dial Glass Works Craft Fair.
The amount raised was ?56.20 which will go towards future purchases
The British Glass Foundation has announced two meetings to discuss "the creation of a new museum of International standing in the Stourbridge area". There are two opportunities as meetings are being held in London and Stourbridge. Details Below.
Please note time is a little tight on the first meeting in London which is to be held on the 8th June.
The text of the letter is produced below.
This morning Graham Knowles (President of the Friends/major benefactor of Broadfield and its collections)?)?and I attended a meeting,?in The Council House in Dudley, with several Councillors and Council Officers
I am pleased to be able to say that it was a very positive meeting.? The emphasis was on creating a 'World Class Glass Museum that we will all be proud of.'?
More investigative work is to be carried out before a second stage of a feasibility study can commence.? Another meeting will take place at the beginning of June, when further details will be made available?and we will be?in a position to give a full report.
Thank you to everyone for all?your support.? I know that this has influenced the future outcome of the dilemma facing Dudley Council.?
Barbara P. Beadman - Chairman
Broadfield House Glass Museum (save our glass heritage) video. A short video on Broadfield House featuring Charles Hajdamach, Graham Knowles and Janet Hendry.
If you are unable to view the embeded video below then click on the link to view it on Youtube.