The Venice Glass Week 2021
THE DIGITAL PROGRAMME:CONVERSATIONS ON GLASS AND THE SPECIAL PROJECTSTHE VENICE GLASS WEEK TOURS AND KIDS' PROGRAMMEOnce again this year,The Venice Glass Week ofers an original programme of digital eventsproduced by the festival, including the prestigiousConversations on Glass by Apice, the seriesof discussions in English with international fgures from the world of glass, specially designed toinvolve the international public. These "conversations", created in collaboration with Apice, arenowned transport company for works of art, will be broadcast live on the YouTube channel ofThe Venice Glass Week from 4th to 12th September. This year, moreover,two of the sevenappointments will be held “in-person” at Palazzo Franchetti, headquarters of the Istituto Venetodi Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. The conversations, involving high-level national and internationalspeakers, are intended to be a platform for refections on the world of glass, in preparation for2022, which will be the United Nations International Year of Glass.The Venice Glass Week Tours by Nexa –the festival’s ofcial guided tours - are also back,organized in collaboration with Nexa, a Venice-based event organisation agency specialising inhigh-level international projects. The main focus of these experiences is the opportunity towitness the magic of artistic glass production in person, in a series of fascinating locations. Thetours, which for the frst time will take place in part also online, will be themed and will involvefurnaces, ateliers and companies in Venice and Murano selected by Nexa to enable visitors toappreciate the timeless value of an art which is in constant evolution, through the hands ofmasters and artists at work. The tours, both in terms of logistics and content, will be entrusted toprofessional guides, specially trained by Nexa regarding the production and history of glass, bothin Murano and internationally.This year The Venice Glass Week will ofer more special events dedicated to children and familiesthan ever before, under the umbrella of theKids' Program by Artsystem, created incollaboration with the festival’s Venice-based partner Artsystem, which has always beencommitted to organising educational activities for young and old. From Saturday 4th to Sunday12th September 2021, the public will be able to participate in the game-activityTROVAVETRO.On the street of beads!, while from Monday 6th to Friday 10th September there will be anotheractivity for children and teenagers: Walking on the glass wire.Full information about all of the initiatives will soon be available on the websitewww.theveniceglassweek.com, created by the companyD’Uva di Firenze, technical sponsorof the festival, and on the event’ssocial media profles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram andYouTube).