Grand Opening


Friday, 16 June 2017, at 9:30 PM, Town Square, Idrija


This year’s grand opening of the 36th Idrija Lace Festival will take us on a journey through the internal world of lace, which is born out of white threads and comes to life in lingerie, clothing and jewellery. A girl grows up and begins exploring the wide world, but never forgets her home. Her soul remains the same: gentile, mysterious and seductive. Nothing can change her, even when she becomes a lady.

Local performers will grace the stage of Friday’s grand opening. Dramatic Society Idrija, which has been revived after several years, will join forces with young actors from the Small Theatre School, which is a part of Jurij Vega secondary school. The actors will perform George Bernard Shaw’s famous romantic play Pygmalion, which tells the story of a young girl who wishes to become a lady. She sells lace; however, she is not willing to sell her body or her soul, as she is entwined with the threads of Idrija Lace. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the string orchestra from the Music School Idrija, and the event will be hosted by Sanja Rejc.

The grand opening was directed by Ana Kržišnik Blažica and other creators of the show. 


The guest of honour is Msc Maja Pak, Director general of the Slovenian tourist board.