March 25th: the next date for those with a special interest in paperweights - is Sunday May 6th: the National Glass Fair held at the Motorcycle Museum at Junction 6 on the M42 motorway to the east of Birmingham. The fair will be open from 10.30 to 4.00pm. There is a reduced entrance charge for PCC members showing their membership card.
March 1st: the next paperweight club meeting will be the NPS spring meeting on Saturday 24th March to be held at the Newby Bridge Hotel in Cumbria.
January 13th: the PCC will hold its AGM on Saturday, 24th February and the next Glass Fair @ Knebworth will take place on Sunday, 25th February.
The Annual General Meeting of the PCC will be held at the Red Lion in Whittlesford, near Cambridge. Arrive for lunch as of 11.30. The meeting will start at 2pm. The guest speaker afterwards will be Stephen Foster.
The Glass Fair @ Knebworth will be open from 10.30 to 4pm. I look foward to seeing all my regular customers...
December: I’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of weights-n-things... ..and wish you all a peaceful and prosperous 2018
December 8th: there are no major paperweight events now until late February. The PCC will hold its AGM on February 24th and the Glass Fair @ Knebworth follows on Sunday, February 25th.
Monday November 13th: the PCC will hold its Christmas meeting at Lea Marston on Sunday, December 3rd: the NPS Christmas meeting will be on Saturday, December 9th at Ormskirk.
The venue for the PCC meeting will be the Lea Marston Hotel, which is easily accessible from Junction 9 of the M42 motorway. Arrive as of 11.30 for 12.30 lunch. Guest speaker will be John Deacons talking about his J-Glass venture.
The NPS will meet at 11.00 at the Briars Hall Hotel near Ormskirk for their Christmas party and AGM. In the afternoon Steve Rowe will give a short talk on Caithness museum pieces and master samples.
November 3rd: the National Glass Fair will be held on Sunday, 12th November at the Motorcycle Museum at Junction 6 on the M42 motorway. weights-n-things will be at its usual spot - Stand 48 in Hall 2 - at the exit Hall 2/entrance Hall 3. The fair is open from 10.30am to 4.00pm. I look forward to seeing many regular customers at the event.
September 12th: the next major event for weights-n-things will be the National Glass Fair on Sunday, 12th November at the Motorcycle Museum at Junction 6 on the M42 motorway. The fair is open from 10.30am to 4.00pm I hope to have my usual stand at the exit Hall2/entrance Hall 3 - and am looking forward to seeing many regular customers at the event.
September 3rd: meetings at the NPS and PCC this Saturday & Sunday, September 9th & 10th with American lampwork artist Eric Hansen as guest speaker at both meetings. Forest Hills Hotel in Frodsham will be the venue for the NPS meeting on Saturday, September 9th; the PCC meeting will take place the following day at The Sun Inn, Hook Norton.
May 27th: the summer months tend to be a quieter period as far as paperweights are concerned. The next NPS meeting will take place on Saturday,July 1st when Tony Graham will be the guest speaker. News about the venue and time to be announced.
May 9th: the PCC will hold its Spring Meeting this coming Sunday (May 14th) at the Hillscourt Hotel, Rednal. Guest speaker will be Marek Kordasiewicz. Born in Poland, Marek has been an avid collector of antiques, glass and paperweights for over 25 years. He is also the author of the book “Glass Paperweights. The Heritage of the 19th Century Riesengebirge and Isergebirge Glassworks”.
April 10th: the National Glass Fair will take place on Sunday, May 7th at the Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham (Junction 6 on the M42 motorway). weights-n-things will be present with a good selection of new stock and, hopefully, in the usual spot at the exit Hall2/entrance Hall 3. Doors open 10.30am.
March 2nd: the NPS will hold its first meeting of 2017 on Saturday, April 8th at the Crooklands Hotel near Kendal in the Lake District. The hotel is located quite close to Junction 36 on the M6 motorway. The guest speaker at this meeting will be John Deacons.