Friday, January 20, 2017

Burning interest in “Twilight Flames”!

Interest in “Twilight Flames” – part of the 2017 Festival of Glass – is heating up, with tickets selling faster than for the equivalent event last year.
“Twilight Flames” will be a chance to meet master glass artist Davide Penso, to watch as he blows and sculpts glass and to listen to his stories about growing up and working in Murano, Italy.

Davide's prowess as a world class glass artist has brought him invitations to teach, demonstrate and lecture in Russia, the USA and throughput Europe. As well as “Twilight Flames”, Davide will be running workshops for beginning and experienced glass artists and it's a measure of his reputation among his peers that they are almost fully booked a month beforehand!

Murano and glass
Glass workers in Murano have created glass art since the 14th century and for centuries, Murano was the main producer of glass in Europe. Indeed, the island’s glassmakers held a monopoly on all forms of high-quality glassmaking - from small, exquisite paperweights to massive, magnificent chandeliers.

They lost their monopoly at the end of the 16th century, as a few Murano glass makers divulged the secrets of their trade to the highest bidders across Europe. By the 18th century, Murano’s glass industry was in serious decline, but it recovered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and today, glassmakers continue Murano’s centuries old traditions in what is still the island's main industry.

Featured Festival sponsor – Drysdale Newsagency & Lotto (i)
Drysdale Newsagency and Lotto 12-14 High Street, Drysdale 3222            5251 2776
Hours: Mon – Sat 7.00am – 6.00pm; Sun 8.00am - 12.00pm.

The Festival of Glass committee is pleased to welcome Drysdale Newsagency & Lotto to the Festival’s Treasure Hunt (2 January to 18 February) for the second time and is grateful for their support.

The popular newsagency offers a full range of newspapers, magazines, cards and stationary, as well as housing the Drysdale Tatts.

Drysdale Tatts has a star-spangled history. In 2015, the Drysdale agency sold two million-dollar-winning tickets in two months! In July, it sold a ticket that won $1,050,000, then just a month later in August, it sold a ticket that won $1,000,000! The remarkable double came just two years after Drysdale Tatts sold a ticket in March 2013 that brought a local family $1,470,000!

Featured Festival sponsor – Bellarine Sports Medicine (ii) A team-based approach
1 East Street, Drysdale, Vic 3223       03 5251 5724 
Hours: M – Th: 8.00am – 7.00pm; F: 8.00am – 5.00pm.
The Festival of Glass committee is grateful to Bellarine Sports Medicine for being involved in the 2017 Treasure Hunt.
 Bellarine Sports Medicine helps its clients to regain their activity through a team-based approach in a professional, welcoming environment. They focus on whatever brings a client to them – e.g. a particular pain or discomfort – but they also look at ‘the bigger picture’ to prevent recurrences.

The team welcomes feedback on its services and it welcomes word-of-mouth referrals. Team members are always keen to hear about their clients’ successes - whatever their level of activity level. Perhaps you’ve completed a marathon, taken up a sport again, or just returned to walking the dog. Whatever the success, your BSM team members would like to hear about it!

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