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We are in the T&A, with a front page mention in the print version.

2 Feb

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Link below is to a photo feature.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15063518.Ancient_Festival_of_St_Blaise_is_celebrated_again/

 

The Bring Back St. Blaise’s Festival weekend.

3 Jan

The Bring Back St. Blaise’s Festival

wants to celebrate, Bradford, wool

and all our shared histories

(and have a bit of fun in early Feb.).

This year’s Bring Back St. Blaise’s Festival runs over the weekend of 3rd Feb. Events booked so far:

From 2nd Feb. Bring Back Great Knits Exhibition at Bradford Cathedral. Knitting with a Bradford link or a story.

Friday 3rd. Bring Back St. Blaise Evening at Salamander Brewery. Pictures, stories and some music. With Saint Blaise’s Armenian Ale available.

Saturday 4th. Bring Back St. Blaise Procession. Guided walk of about 7000 steps around Bradford. Starting at the Record cafe, North Parade. Meeting 10.00. Setting off 10.30. Cathedral; Paper Hall; Wool Exchange; City Hall; Jacobs Well; Priestley Statue; Bradford Beck; Lord Clyde; Kirkgate; finishing at the Sparrow before 13.30.

Sunday 5th. Bring Back Blaise Wool Day at the Bradford Industrial Museum. A small exhibition on Bradford and Bishop Blaise; the Guild of Spinners and Weavers will be demonstrating; there may be music; and the Sparrow will be running a pop-up bar.

Any event happening over the weekend can be in this festival. It is a woolly fringe fest.

As friendship, love, and unity, Compose the bond of peace,
In them may our community
Join hands and thus increase.

(part of a poem read out during the 1825 celebration.)

Bring Back St. Blaise Festival (Woolly Fringe) takes shape. More events needed!

20 Dec

 

Help Bring Bradford’s forgotten Saint back!

St Blaise was an Armenian Bishop and the Patron Saint of woolcombers. His day’s 3rd Feb. Bradford’s woolcombers organised massive  processions, but the last was in 1825! Glyn Watkins has created Blaise walks & shows in 4 of the last 5 years, and Salamander Brewery are backing the next St. Blaise Weekend (3-5 Feb.), 

but he still needs help & support! 

For info search #bringbackstblaise or see www.bradwan.com.

The Bring Back St. Blaise’s Festivalwants to celebrate, Bradford, wool

and all our shared histories(and have a bit of fun in early Feb.).

Next year’s Bring Back St. Blaise’s Festival runs over the weekend of 3rd Feb. Events booked so far:

 From 2nd Feb. Bring Back Great Knits Exhibition at Bradford Cathedral. Knitting with a Bradford link or a story.

Friday 3rd. Bring Back St. Blaise Evening at Salamander Brewery. Pictures, stories and some music. With Saint Blaise’s Armenian Ale available.

Saturday 4th. Bring Back St. Blaise Procession. Guided walk of about 7000 steps around Bradford. Starting at the Record cafe, North Parade. Meeting 10.00. Setting off 10.30. Cathedral; Paper Hall; Wool Exchange; City Hall; Jacobs Well; Priestley Statue; Bradford Beck; Lord Clyde; Kirkgate; finishing at the Sparrow before 13.30.

Sunday 5th. Bring Back Blaise Wool Day at the Bradford Industrial Museum. A small exhibition on Bradford and Bishop Blaise; the Guild of Spinners and Weavers will be demonstrating; there may be music; and the Sparrow will be running a pop-up bar.

Any event happening over the weekend can be in this festival. It is a woolly fringe fest.

As friendship, love, and unity, Compose the bond of peace,
In them may our community
Join hands and thus increase.

(part of a poem read out during the 1825 celebration.)

We’re combing out some good threads.

14 Nov

Things are still provisional, but we already have several things organised. If you would like to sponsor an event, or set up your own, please get in touch.

Friday 3rd February (evening). I will be presenting a show about St. Blaise at the Salamander Brewery,

Saturday 4th February. The annual St. Blaise walk will start at the Record Cafe; visit the Cathedral; Jacobs; The Lord Clyde; and finish at the Sparrow in good time for people to get to the Bradford City v Gillingham Game.

Sunday 5th February. The Bradford Industrial Museum will have a display about Saint Blaise, including material from old celebrations. There will also be wool spinning, weaving, and hopefully an illustration of combing. Discussions are underway about a possible bar serving Salamander’s Blaise themed ale.

The should also be an exhibition of local knitting at Bradford Cathedral, over the week of the Festival, called Bring Back Great Knits.