The mayor, Mamen Sánchez, together with the first deputy mayor and delegate for Culture, Laura Álvarez, and the jeweler of Jerez, Ignacio del Pilar Roldán Soto, reported today in a press conference on the opening next week of the Lola Flores Museum. The mayor indicated that “there is a lot of anticipation in the museum, which will open its doors next Friday, March 31, the Dolorous Friday. We celebrate his birthday in Plaza Belén and we also celebrate his Saint’s day, hence the season.”
The council explained that “when Lolita announced that day, she would receive a multitude of calls and emails, waiting for that day, and wanting to know how they could purchase those tickets.” The museum opens on Friday, but it stays with us. There is no need to hurry, we will be able to visit everything and visit many times. Mamen Sánchez said that “it will be installed on Friday morning, we will start the number there. They will be their daughters and the house, and they will educate many guests from abroad.
The Mayoress appreciated that the opening of this Lola Flores Museum is possible due to the work that the entire City Council has joined with many entities and companies that are able to have a museography, pieces, audio guides; design, transfer of images. He mentioned the television stations RTVE and RTVA as well as the production team of Enrique Cerezo and the family of Jesús Conception, he also referred to the photo of the sources, through the collaboration of the family of Carlos Saura.
He extends his review in this last period, in which the execution of museography is completed, to the company of Reina de Corazones, in a work curated by Laura Cerrato and John Pablo Frade. He also named all the professionals who participated in the production of content, visual parts, audio guides, design and production, mannequins, security and cleaning, among other services.
As he pointed out in detail, he added his work to the collector Miguel Hernández of Asturias, who completed the funds. Many people from Jerez have donated parts to him, and with all this material future exhibitions can be set up in Tablao de Lola.
Mayorissa elaborated “this is what Lola wanted, a meeting, a place, participation, with open arms and welcome to all the people who admired her, and we want to thank the involvement of the daughters, Rosario was here this week; We had several meetings through videoconference. What they wanted, print and print , because their mother is a museum”.
Inauguration of the Interpretation Center
The inauguration of the Lola Flores Interpretation Center will be held on Friday, March 31, with the Flores family and the people they wanted to invite. The day before, Lolita and Rosario Flores will give a press conference with all the information about the Museum, and will share their first impressions.
The mayor explained that “on the day of the commencement he asked for a little privacy.” It is true that the tools that have been approved can enter the museum, but we cannot find the pictures, we want people to come and see the museum. In the afternoon, from 5:15 am, the public will be able to access, reserving advance tickets.
Tickets to the Lola Flores Museum can be reserved through ticketentradas.com. The hours will be from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 2 am, and from 5 am to 8 am from 10 am to 8 am on Saturdays; Sundays from 10 am to 2 am Sunday afternoon and closed on Mondays. The prices will be 10 coins, a general admission; seniors over 65 and young people, 6 coins; children 5 coins, children under five years old. I’m listening to the audio guide for all the tickets.
The Museum will have three days of open doors during the year, on January 23, the day of the birth of Lola Flores, on May 16, the day of her death, and on September 24, the day of the Virgin of Mercy, St. Jerez Patron.
Third time project
Mayorissa proceeded “we are going to do the third period, that of Tabanco de Lola Flores”. Thank you very much to Deputy Mayor Laura Álvarez, for the fiscal provision. It will be in the municipal building next to Tablao de Lola Flores. We are making an Andalusian front and we are going to make it a flower patio, exhibitions, book presentations and other events, with a very Jerez-patio so that you can enjoy in that space”.
Mayorissa “explained all the care, all the care for those more than 200 original pieces that will be in the museum. There are pieces that she saved and kept so that they could come out of the trunks and be shared by everyone. Lola’s great gems are for us, we will be able to see them. And that’s why today we all we want to thank the work of Ignacio del Pilar Roldán. It is a source of pride that a man from Jerez from the neighborhood of Santiago has collaborated so that we can have this entire collection. Now we continue to sign a collaboration with him.”
Gems of Lola Flores
Ignacio del Pilar Roldán Soto expressed “I think this press conference is called dreams come true”. He thanked Mayor Mamen Sánchez for “making this dream come true, I am an absolute admirer of Lola, I thank you with all my love and admiration”.
The jeweler recalled how he received a call from Mariola Orellana offering to be the jeweler of the Lola Flores Museum and the resources that the City Council gave him to carry out the task.
Ignacio del Pilar Roldán explained “I knew I had to do it, Lola and God had sent it. I love Lola’s jewelry, regardless of her art, and she ripped my shirt off there. No one affects me as much as she does.”
He recalled that he met Lola Florum when he was very young. And I saw her appear at the booth of Los Buñuelos. I didn’t see the rainbow man anymore, I couldn’t look at her. For he is sure, “Having Lola Flowers’ jewels in my hands is one of the greatest privileges of my life. Thank you to Lola’s family for giving me this honor.”
Ignacio del Pilar Roldán professed that “Lola has ornaments, but I can assure you that she has some: rosaries, cameos, which I could not reproduce after her death. There are shows. He also mentioned the famous example of Lola Flores that was carried out during the television persecution of José Maria Íñigo, in which she lost her earring and said ‘I don’t want to lose it’. He explained in this sense that before the artists wore goods.
Among these lines, the stonemason indicated that “we will be able to see the mouth of the jewelry in the museum, but the things that could not be brought because it moved and could break. The earring is there and you have to see it and visit it and find if it has been found or not.” The artist added ” she had unique necklaces, ahead of her time. If we look at any major jewelry brand now, those are the necklaces in fashion that Lola wore fifty years ago.”
He also reported that “he knew absolutely about jewelry, he knew what he wanted. I knew that jewelry is a very distinguishing personality and should not be worth a million, but each thing has its own art. And this is what we want to achieve in the museum. I just want to say that there will be a lot of movement, I promise us jewelry that they were going to make it for the museum. Prepared ornaments for special days.”
To questions from the press, Ignacio del Pilar Roldán promoted that the interpretation at the Lola Flores Center “we will have many ornaments contributed by the family, at least 30 or 40 originals. There are more originals than replicas and some do not even have the value of restoration”.
Lola’s tablao, in autumn
On the other hand, in this press conference, mayor Mamen Sánchez announced that the second part that will integrate the space of this museum, which is already known as the tablao, will be installed in autumn. He also said that the last part that was added “doesn’t involve a lot of work, it’s a width and a patio, and when we have the project we will be able to know the time necessary to do it, hopefully it will be ready before the end of the year and”.
The mayor indicated that the participation of the transfer of parties related to Lola Flores, through the site launched by the Vatican Council, had a good citizen response not only from Jerez but also from other geographical areas. “We have an inventory of what they have and who has it, to know what is there when we want to do other exhibitions. According to the argument that takes place, we already know that there is an inventory. We also received a picture in Australia. Lola was very generous and distributed everywhere.”