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  • International Blacksmiths Festival Ivano-Frankivsk 2013

    Dear Ukraine.com visitors,

    Ivano-Frankivsk city, West Ukraine, invites you on May 10-12 to the famous International Blacksmiths Festival which takes place in the old part of town every year, for the 11th time now.
    Festival's page https://www.facebook.com/svjatokovaliv

    PROGRAMME OF THE INTERNATIONAL BLACKSMITH FESTIVAL 2013
    Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

    May, 8-11
    9.00-18.00, Bastion square – student workshop on the basis of the Precarpathian university – making benches for the “Island of Love”.

    May 10, 2013.
    9.00 - 18.00 – Bastion square
    ● Registration of guests and participants (registration fee - 50 UAH).
    ●Grand opening of the Sviato Kovaliv - 2013 Festival
    ●Grand opening of the sculpture made in 2012 – “The First Ukrainan Church Memorial”.
    ● Demonstration of the blacksmithing art, a market of forged itens. Making elements for the “Bridge of Love” by Ukrainian smiths and guests from abroad.
    ●Team Plein-air «Positive from the Masters» - creating a sculpture by teams of smiths on topic «POSITIVE» – meaning good luck, success, joy, goodness, inspiration, happiness, love, welfare, stability, prosperity, harmony, inspiration, abundance, development, wisdom etc. – approximate size is 600x600x800mm. Sculptures will be installed in pedestrian area of the downtown.
    ● Master-classes for children, carried out by Andriy Davnishniy (the Crimea).
    ● Master-class “The Traditional Trans-Carpathian Axe”, carried out by Bohdan Popov (Trans-Carpathians)
    18.00 – Conference and presentations by the blacksmiths:
    1. Blacksmithing of the Ural, Russia.
    2. Sweden.
    3. Finland. Introduction of common Finnish artist blacksmith work.
    4. USA. Presentation of the work.
    20.00 – 22.00 – Buffet.

    May 11, 2013.
    9.00 – 17.00 – Bastion Square
    ● Registration of guests and participants (registration fee - 50 UAH).
    ● Demonstration of the blacksmithing art a market of forged items. Making of the elements for the “Bridge of Love” by Ukrainian smiths and guests from abroad.
    ●Team Plein-air «Positive from the Masters» - creating a sculpture by teams of smiths on topic «POSITIVE» – meaning luck, success, joy, goodness, inspiration, happiness, love, welfare, stability, prosperity, harmony, inspiration, abundance, development, wisdom etc. – approximate size is 600x600x800mm. Sculptures will be installed in pedestrian area of the downtown.
    18.00 – party «The Song of Blacksmiths», entrance with invitations (100 UAH.).

    May 12, 2013
    ●10.00 – Opening of the 12th international exhibition «Ornamental Forging»
    ●Awarding of the nominees and honouring of the best works of the festival. Closing of the festival.
    ●Excursions.

    The Blacksmiths Festival will be one of seven festivals that take place in Ivano-Frankivsk within the celebrations of Ivano-Frankivsk City Day on May 11 and on May 12, 2013.

    To get to Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, you may fly to Kyiv or Lviv.
    From Kyiv you can fly or take a train to Ivano-Franivsk. From Lviv you can take a train, a bus or taxi.
    There are many hotels in Ivano-Frankivsk, a big number of good restaurants and cafes.

    Please feel free to ask all questions you might have!
    Yurko_uk
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