Archive | December, 2018

Bradford’s first wool festival on St. Blaise’s Day, Sunday 3rd Feb. This is my baby!

23 Dec

BRING BACK BLAISE WOOL FESTIVAL

3 February 2019 10.00 – 4.00

Bradford Industrial Museum

 

Being a former textile mill, there can be no better place to host a wool festival than Bradford Industrial Museum.

Held as part of theĀ Bring Back BlaiseĀ event, the festival will be one of the museum’s first big days of 2019.

A host of things to do and see include:

*stalls selling yarns, textiles and handl looms

*spinning and weaving demonstrations

*family activities

*a variety of food and drink on sale

and even an alpaca or two!

… all this alongside our fantastic permanent displays; telling the stories of Bradford’s industrial past.

Admission free, everyone welcome.

A great wooltastic day out for the whole family.

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AS FRIENDSHIP, LOVE AND UNITY COMPOSE THE BOND OF PEACE, IN THEM MAY OUR COMMUNITY JOIN HANDS AND THUS INCREASE.

Rhyme for Bradford’s 1825 Bishop Blaise procession.


On the third of February every seven years Bradford woolcombers organised a procession celebrating Bishop Blaise, an Armenian Saint reputedly martyred with woolcombs. The last procession in 1825 was one of the biggest Bradford ever had.

Around a decade ago Bradford poet Glyn Watkinsbegan a revival pf the procession. Now this Wool Day has become part of a growing movement that aims to create an annual celebration of Bradford’s proud wool heritage.

bradfordmiseums.org

Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road,

Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP

Tel: 01274 435900

 

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