Breaking News! 2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace”, Vologda, Russia – June 26-28, 2014

2nd International Lace Festival “Vita Lace”, Vologda, Russia
Organizers:  The Vologda Museum of Lace, Kremlin Square 12, Vologda
The Vologda State Museum, The Government of the Vologda Region,
The Fund for Social and Cultural Initiatives.
Dates: Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 2014
Place: 
In and around the Vologda Kremlin Square and the Museum of Lace
Email for potential participants: 
lacefestival@vologdamuseum.ru
Registration:  Forms in Russian have been provided by Vologda:
Registration Форма регистрации участника 2014-1
About festival beginning Пресс-релиз по фестивалю 2014
About Lace heart Пояснительная записка акции Кружевное сердце Олимпиады-2014
Program Программа фестиваля 2014. посл
I’ll see what I can do about getting some of this translated shortly.
Information: Program of the 2nd International Lace Festival
Video from the 2011 event:  http://tinyurl.com/klpcwq4

Events:

  • Opening ceremony of “Vita Lace”
    Vologda Kremlin Square
  • Opening of the exhibition and competition “Lace of the Olympics”
    South-western Tower of the Vologda Kremlin
  • Performance: “The Lace Heart of the Olympic Games”
    Vologda Kremlin Square
  • Lace Exhibition and Fair
    Vologda Kremlin Square
  • Lacemaking Workshops
    Vologda Kremlin and Kremlin Square
  • Concert with the participation of well-known Russian artists
    Vologda Kremlin Square

Exhibitions:

  • Exhibition of the collection of the famous Russian designer Valentin Yudashkin
    Art Department of the Vologda Museum, Vologda Kremlin
  • Photo exhibition “The International Lace Festival “Vita Lace” – 2011. Memories of a Snowflake.
    South-western Tower of the Vologda Kremlin, 1st floor
  • Folk Art of the Ryazan Region
    Museum of Lace, 12, Kremlin Square

My thanks to museum director Julia Evseeva for information about this important event.  The first Festival was held June 23-25, 2011, shortly after the opening of the museum in 2010.  This year’s event is closely tied to the theme of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Vologda lace was included in the famous Olympic patchwork quilt.

map-600x339

(The approximate location of Vologda is marked on the quilt-map, see if you can find it!)

logo

Posted in Russia | 5 Comments

Lace Event UK: Birmingham Millennium Lacemaker Lace Day – March 8, 2014

Birmingham Millennium Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Place: South Yardley Library
Yardley Road, Birmingham B25 8LT, UK
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
There will be workshop, I don’t know the topic.

Tickets:  £2.00 at the door
Information: Sue Kalra, suekaira@btinternet.com, 01902-843195

Birmingham

Posted in UK and Ireland | Leave a comment

Lace Event UK: Mercian Lace Association Lace Day and 35th AGM – March 8, 2014

Mercian Lace Association Lace Day and 35th AGM
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Place: Blakedown Village Hall
Belbroughton Road, Blakedown, Stourbridge, W. Mids DY10 3JG
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

35th AGM will be followed by a talk.

Tickets: Free to members, £6.00 non members
Contact:
Rosemary Allen, 25 Mills Court, 263 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield B74 2XH
Telephone: 0121 308 0518

Worcester

Posted in UK and Ireland | Leave a comment

Lace Event UK: North Cheshire Lacemakers Lace Day – March 8, 2014

North Cheshire Lacemakers Lace Day
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Place: The Community Centre
Lower Robin Hood Lane, Helsby WA6 0BW
Time:
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Speaker: Pauline Hardwick, “A Yarn About a Yarn”
Talk starts at 1:30 PM.
Supplier:  Polly Jane Yarns

Tickets: £2 members, £3 visitors
Payable at the door, including tea or coffee.
Telephone: 01829 752558

The North Cheshire Lacemakers Group meets at Helsby Community Centre, Helsby, Cheshire, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm on the 2nd Saturday in January, March, May, July, September and November usually with a speaker and a lace supplier.
February, April, June, October and December meetings are from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on the 2nd Friday. Friday meetings are usually spent making lace and chatting. There is no meeting in August but a trip may be arranged. Further information about the group and how to join can be found on their excellent website:
Website:  http://www.nc-lacemakers.co.uk/

nclg-logo      Helsby

Posted in UK and Ireland | Leave a comment

Lace Event UK: Fenland Lace Makers’ Lace Day – March 8, 2014

Fenland Lace Makers’ Lace Day
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2014
Place: St Ivo Recreation Centre
St. Ives, Cambs PE27 BWU
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Websites:  http://fenlanders.wordpress.com/, http://www.fenlandlacemakers.org.uk/

Speaker: Lee Ault, “All The Rage: The clothes of the 1920s and 1930s”

Tickets: £4.50, Young Lacemakers £1.50
Cheques payable to Fenland Lace Makers, incude SAE to
Gillian Johnson, 49 Wheatfields, St Ives, PE27 3YD
Phone: 01480 468784
Email: gillian.johnson49@talktalk.net

Fenland      St Ives

Posted in UK and Ireland | Leave a comment

Lace Event UK: Newbury Bobtails’ Lace Day – March 8, 2014

Newbury Bobtails’ Lace Day
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time:  10:00 to 14:00
Place: Chieveley Village Hall
Chieveley, Newbury RG20 8T
Email:  newburybobtails@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://tinyurl.com/o8xgtet

Tickets: £4.00, Young Lacemakers £1.00.
Cheque payable to Newbury Bobtails with SAE to
Mrs. M. Gardner, 10 Fir Tree Avenue, Wallingford OX10 0NX

The Newbury Bobtails are a group of bobbin lacemakers with varying experience. They meeting the 1st Tuesday of each month (except January), 10:AM to 1 PM.  Quarterly meetings are held on Saturdays.

Newbury

Posted in UK and Ireland | Leave a comment

Lace Event Spain: XIII Encuentro de Encajes de Bolillos, Utebo – March 2, 2014

XIII Encuentro de Encajes de Bolillos, Utebo (Zaragoza, Aragon)
Sponsor: la Asociación de Mujeres “Los Espejos”
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Time:  10:00 to 13:30
Place: el Palacio de los Deportes
Email: cmolinoaux@ayto-utebo.es
Telephone: 976 77 00 00 from 9:00 to 14:00 Mon-Fri
Video from 2012 event: http://tinyurl.com/knd37qg ~400 lacemakers participated.

Registration:  for vendors must be received by February 21st.
Instructions to vendors:  Utebo_vendors

I haven’t been able to find a poster or instructions for participants for this event. But if it follows past pattens the agenda is something like this:
9:30-10:00  Participant registration
10:00  Start of the Encuentro.  Demonstrations begin.
11:00 Raffle
13:30  Closing

Utebo

Posted in Spain | Leave a comment