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Wednesday 22 May 2019
20 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
May 2019
18.04.2019 - 30.05.2019


Sofia Paper Art Fest is an annual multidisciplinary international festival-like forum dedicated to Sofia and its transformation into a creative capital.
Founded in 2011 by AMATERAS Foundation, it presents innovative modern art in the field of the PAPER ART Movement. The Fest is a multidisciplinary forum for innovation not only for Bulgaria as its influence over the years has spread to various countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America.
Each of the editions is connected to the overall strategy of developing this long-term project that inspires artists in different visual and performing arts.
Every year it presents new ideas that meet the European criteria for culture and art. It sets out the priorities of Sofia's Strategy for Culture 2013-2023 "SOFIA – CREATIVE
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.


The Largo, Nezavisimost Square, Sofia
The award ceremony is held in honor of May 24 – Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters. The laureates will receive a gold brooch in the shape of a pen. The ceremony will be attended by prominent Bulgarian musicians and ensembles.


The Largo
Music and dance performance featuring Zdravets Dance Ensemble, Sredets Dance Ensemble, Masha Ilieva Ballet School, musical ensembles from the National Palace of Children.
Music and Dance Events


Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano
Program: Chopin – Variations on La Ci Darem
La Mano Op. 2 from Mozart's Don Giovanni
Alexander Rosenblatt – Fantasy on themes from “Polovtsian Dances” by A. Borodin;
Bizet-Shchedrin – Carmen Suite
Contemporary Russian authors
Ticket-only event.
Music and Dance Events


Sofia Music Weeks International Music Festival – Opening
Frédéric Chopin – Second Ballade;
Frédéric Chopin – Variations on Don Giovanni,
Georges Bizet / Rodion Shchedrin – Carmen Suite;
Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano

Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script

May 24 is the Day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavic Script - a day on which the entire nation celebrates and pays homage to Cyril and Methodius - the creators of the Glagolitic alphabet. This is a writing system from the 9th century based on the Bulgarian dialect, a prototype of the Bulgarian alphabet, adapted in the Cyrillic alphabet. The Cyrillic alphabet is the Bulgarian contribution to many peoples around the world - Russians, Ukrainians, Macedonians, and Serbs. The Cyrillic alphabet is the official alphabet in Mongolia and in some republics of the former Soviet Union, and until the 19th century it was also used in Romania. On May 24 in Sofia is annually held a solemn ceremony of laying wreaths and flowers in front of the monument of the holy brothers in front of the National Library, which bears their name. In Bulgaria May 24 is also the last day of school for the students in first grade.
According to the church calendar, the Day of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius is celebrated on May 11.
National and Official Holidays

Day of the letters

For a second year in a row Sofia Municipality, The National Palace of culture and the National Bulgarian radio (BNR) are organizing together the “Day of the letters” concert in honor of May 24th - Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slavonic Literature Day.

The concert “Day of the letters” will start on May 24th at 5pm on the Summer stage in front of the National Palace of culture. Part in the concert will take the Sofia brass orchestra with the conductor Vasil Deliev, the jazz formation Sofia with Yana Chakalska for a soloist, Neli Rangelova, the Big band by the National musical school “Lyubomir Pipkov”, the vocal band “Radiochildren” which is a part of the BNR and the National music orchestra by BNR with the conductor Dimitar Hristov.

The organizers have many more surprises planned not only for the youngest of the audience.

The “Day of the letters concert” is free.

The summer stage in front of the National Palace of culture is the newest space for cultural experiences in the capital. It has a lot of events and concerts planned, including open opera performances and open summer cinema.

Music and Dance Events
24.05.2019 - 25.05.2019


Walltopia Climbing Center
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