From October 7 to 13 arrives the Week of Handicrafts of Catalonia promoted by the Consortium of Commerce, Handicrafts and Fashion of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Poble Espanyol has joined to collaborate.
For the eighth year this date is celebrated, there are numerous activities planned throughout the community: exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, concerts with artisan instruments and much more. Throughout the week, 18 activities will be carried out in 15 craft workshops and work with different materials such as paint, ceramics, leather, glass, paper, textiles.
Every year, in October, La Sénia celebrates the Wood and Furniture Craft Fair. The idea is that visitors can learn more about woodworking. It has also been designed to promote the town and its industry.
Different activities are offered to all audiences: demonstrations, tallleres, exhibitions and games. There is also an outlet area where furniture stores make special discounts.
The Catalan Handicraft Week is an initiative in which we want to promote the cultural and social values of handicrafts, their presence and knowledge both in Catalonia in other parts, promote talent and creativity, while promoting professionalization and sector marketing.
The exhibition includes in this edition some important news, such as the celebration of the International Exhibition of Craft Audiovisuals that will screen at the MACBA a selection of 12 national and international pieces, consisting of short films of fiction, animation, video clips, video creations, spots and documentaries, in order to value the artisan and his work. Two of the pieces are unpublished, the documentaries “Smithsonian Folklife Festival: the Catalan craftventure” and “Hand on glass”.
-4 visits in emblematic buildings, in the city of Barcelona, linked to the world of crafts. The visits will go hand in hand with artisans who have worked in buildings created by the Catalan artist.
-Three exhibitions: ‘Nuda Vita’; ‘Fusion, Jewelery Contest with Glass’; and ‘Insignias of Master Craftsman 2018’ in which they talk about the world of contemporary jewel, nationally and internationally.
Have you ever participated in a workshop of this style? Would you like to make crafts and take a gift home? This is the opportunity!
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