Folklore festival in Umba June 12-15

umba_2011One every three years event. Draws folk artists from Russia and Scandinavian countries. Established since 1979, with the “international” status acquiried in 1996. Crafts city, where masters skillful in wood carving, weaving, toy-making etc. is an established fixture of the event organized by the culture and arts committee of the Murmansk region, Ter district administration, physical culture, sports, and tourism center, and the Murmansk region palace of culture and folk art.

A photoreport from the previous (2011) festival, photos by Gennady Alexandrov>>

Festival program: 

Friday, June 13

12.00 – arrival of festival participants in Umba
1pm – parade of the collectives
1:30-5pm – exhibition and fair of folk arts
2:00-5:00pm – festival opening
4:30-5:00pm – laying of flowers to the monument of those who died in World War II
5:00-6:30pm – settlement of participants for the nights
7pm – acquaintances

Saturday, June 14

11.00am-5:00pm – exposition/fair of folk arts
11.15am-5:00pm – performances of groups in Umba
3:00pm-5:00pm – scientific and practical conference “Preservation, development, and popularization of traditional folk culture in modern socio-cultural space: cultural and touristic aspects”
5:30pm – departure to the festival field
6:30pm-9:00pm – Dansing, singing, and playing evening at the festival field by the White Sea. A traditional Pomor supper.

Sunday, June 15

11.00-4:00pm – exposition and fair
11.00-1:00pm – scientific and practical conference. Conference summary. Art collectives performing in Umba.
1:00pm-2:00pm – dinner
2:00-4:00 – gala-concert, closing ceremony, awards
5:00pm – departure to Kandalaksha

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Folklore festival in Umba June 12-15 — 2 Comments

  1. Интересная деталь. Иностранцы тоже приезжают на этот фестиваль, но только на один день, ночевать уезжают в Кандалакшу. П.ч. ночевать в Умбе иностранцам запрещено. В частности, по этой причине стали развивать аналогичный фестиваль в Кузреке (проходит, кажется, в августе), где нет режимных ограничений.

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