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International Folk Crafts Festival «Voice of Crafts» is set to get a new look and name this year

International Folk Crafts Festival «Voice of Crafts» is starting out the new year with a new name in Vologda.

The organizers of the international folk crafts event have announced that, as of today, it will now be known as City of Crafts. The Vologda City Administration and a Handicrafts Centre «Reznoi Palisad (Carved Fence)» that run the event, sent out a press release on April 12, announcing the rebranding.

After four very enjoyable and successful years, the festivals will continue under a new name that was revealed yesterday – «City of Crafts».

Confirming that the new event will take place over the same June weekend, the organizers of the festival also stated that they are looking forward to the new festival now. It will be held on June 28-July 1.

The festival will include creative workshops, lectures and round table meetings where leading experts on folk culture will share their ideas and projects.

Applications from artisans are received in the following categories – traditional female crafts, wooden and birch bark craft painting, valenki (kind of felt boots), wood engraving and wicker-work, blacksmithing, potter's craft and forgotten handicrafts.

In 2017 the international festival «Voice of Crafts» gathered about 35,000 spectators and participants. 600 craftsmen from 40 Russian regions and foreign countries participated in the International festival last year.

Vologda oblast official website