The Carnival Glass Society(UK)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Devoted to the collecting and accurate documentation of Carnival Glass

The Carnival Glass Society Annual Weekend

SPECTACULAR 'ROARING 20s' WEEKEND
THREE SWANS HOTEL, MARKET HARBOROUGH
FRIDAY 1 to SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 2021

Photograph Percy Marks - Public Domain

Photograph Courtesy Three Swans Hotel

What better theme for our annual weekend than the 'Roaring 20s', taking us from the 1920s - when the Great Gatsby drove around in elegant cars, the Charleston was all the rage and carnival glass took the world by storm as its manufacture spread across the globe - to the 'Roaring 2020s'.


We have great pleasure in inviting you to our very special 'Roaring 20s' weekend where you can enjoy our exciting programme which includes: spectacular carnival glass displays, fascinating presentations on 'Roaring 20s' carnival glass, 'Show and Tell' forums and informal discussions with fellow enthusiasts as well as lots of carnival glass for sale to suit all pockets (buyers and sellers welcome).


Delicious food will be served at our informal Friday evening supper and our 1920s themed 'Speakeasy' Saturday night dinner. The weekend will be rounded off by a very special demonstration, for our Carnival Glass Society, of iridised glass being made in the 2020s in an old Railway Station, followed by lunch and a heritage train ride. 


Whether you are a carnival glass buyer or seller or you just appreciate finding out about the glass it is definitely an event not to be missed, with the option to attend any or all of the individual programme days. Read the programme highlights below and then find out how to sign up to this friendly, welcoming and informative event. 


                          Programme Highlights


FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER 2021 - EVENING PROGRAMME STARTS 7.00 PM

DELICIOUS SUPPER, CARNIVAL GLASS DISPLAY, SHOW AND TELL


  • Another fantastic display from the Anthony and Maureen Ward Glass Collection.

  • There will be tasty nibbles and a delicious Shepherd's Pie or Vegetarian Pasta supper with vegetables, salad and crusty bread followed by some mouth-watering puddings (special dietary requirements catered for).

  • Enjoy our intriguing ‘Show and Tell’. Members are invited to bring along up to 3 items from their carnival glass collection and tell us a little bit about them so we can discover what stories they hold.


SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER – CARNIVAL GLASS MARKET, DISPLAYS AND PRESENTATIONS


MORNING PROGRAMME STARTS 9.15 AM 

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME STARTS 1.15 PM


See carnival glass treasures from our members in our amazing 

‘ Roaring 20s Carnival Glass Display’


(Members will be bringing along items from their collections which are evocative of carnival glass made in the 'Roaring 20s' that will be on display throughout the day)


Morning: Following a brief AGM, the Members’ Priority Glass Sales commence with some fantastic items of carnival glass on sale this year to suit all tastes and pockets.


Afternoon: Glass sales continue with our ‘Carnival Glass Market’ where you can bargain and barter for those beautiful pieces of carnival glass that you have been looking for, followed by an auction of selected items. 


There will be an impromtu discussion of items in the members' 'Roaring 20s Display' and a Presentation on 'Roaring 20s' Carnival Glass to round off the afternoon.  


As well as Raffles, Straw Draw (every even number wins an item of carnival glass), Squares Competition and much more which run throughout the day.

SATURDAY EVENING 'SPEAKEASY' DINNER - 6.45 PM FOR 7.15 PM


Why not stay on and enjoy an evening with carnival glass friends? We shall make you very welcome. The evening starts with drinks in the conference centre bar followed by a delicious three course meal. There will be a chance to try the Charleston (easy steps !!), music, dancing and an amusing general knowledge ‘pub quiz’  as well as a quiet seating area where you can just relax and chat with friends old and new. 


SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 2021 MORNING – MEET AT 11.30 AM


Why not join us for a visit to see a special demonstration of iridised glass being made by Kayleigh Young in her glass studio which is on Shenton Historic Railway Station, followed by a light buffet lunch (optional) and a chance to ride on the historic Shenton to Shakerstone 'Battlefield Line Railway'.    


EXCLUSIVE TO CARNIVAL GLASS SOCIETY MEMBERS


The weekend programme is open to Carnival Glass Society members who can attend on any or all of these days. The good news is that membership costs from only £14 per year for up to two people for which you will receive:


  • Four newsletters per year packed full of articles, photographs, news and events (find information on our Newsletters here - join now and we will also give you three issues from our last CGS year for free giving you 240 pages to enjoy right away with another issue to follow later in the year)

  • The ability to buy and sell carnival glass at our weekend and on the members’ area of our website

  • Our ‘2 for 1’ Fairs discount card which allows a member to take a guest to selected UK antique fairs 

as well as a host of other membership benefits. Why not ‘Join the CGS’ and register for this not to be missed carnival glass event? Or ‘Contact Us’ for further information on hotel arrangements and how you can sign up for the full weekend or for individual days, including arrangements for those who have carnival glass to sell.


Most of all we look forward to seeing you at our very special weekend


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