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Wednesday 30 December 2020
28 December 2020 - 03 January 2021
January 2021
04.07.2020 - 01.03.2021

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 01.03.2021

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
08.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

Pathways to the table

The National Ethnographic Museum presents the exhibition Pathways to the table
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum - www.iefem.bas.bg.
Exhibitions
14.07.2020 - 01.03.2021

The Army in Times of Change

The National Museum of Military History presents the exhibition “The Army in Times of Change”
The exhibition traces the development of the Bulgarian Army over the past 30 years. The event is realised on the occasion of the 141 st anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Defence and the 104 th anniversary of the foundation of the National Museum of Military History.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Museum of Military History http://www.militarymuseum.bg/index-en.html.
Exhibitions
29.10.2020 - 01.03.2021

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

29.10.2020 – 1.03.2021

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
01.11.2020 - 31.05.2021

ZOONOTIC PATHOGEN TYPES

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types

November 1 2020 – May 31 2021


The exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types was realised on the occasion of the most actual topic - the origin and transmission of pandemies, caused by the so called the zoonoses. Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Exhibitions
05.11.2020 - 28.03.2021

′′Feed the Soul, to listen to you. Nutrition in Sofia′′

The Regional History Museum – Sofia presents the exhibition ′′Feed the Soul, to listen to you. Nutrition in Sofia and Sofia′′

November 5, 2020-March 28, 2021


The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Nutrition in Sofia” has changed in Sofia through time. The current exhibition covers two historical times, from the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878 to the end of the 19th century, and from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1940s.

There is a special emphasis on a table layout for a solemn lunch in the Royal Palace

The project was brought to life with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and with the assistance of: the National Polytechnic Museum, Sofia City Art Gallery, and Bulgarian State Agency ′′Archives ′′.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of the Regional History Museum – Sofia

Exhibitions
11.11.2020 - 31.03.2021

Garden of Spirituality. Mount Athos and Bulgarian Art from Early to Mid-20th Century

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY presents the exhibition Garden of Spirituality. Mount Athos and Bulgarian Art from Early to Mid-20th Century

November 11, 2020 – March 31, 2020

The exhibition presents art works linked to Mount Athos, its monasteries and history. The exposition’s narrative includes various works, landscape arts, sculptures, angravings, copies of frescoes, drawings, done by some of the most prominent Bulgarian artists of this period. Among them are Ivan Lazarov, Ivan Milev, Vasil Zahariev, Dechko Uzunov, Tsanko Lavrenov.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of Sofia City Art Gallery.

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
12.11.2020 - 03.01.2021

History between II

The Regional History Museum – Sofia presents the exhibition ′′History between II′′

November 12, 2020 –January 3, 2021


The project ′′History between II′′ represents two periods in Sofia’s history. Sofia in the first half of the twentieth century. There is an emphasis on the fate of two Sofia’s streets and its architecture, irretrievably lost after the massive bombings on Sofia during World War II. Sofia in the second half of the twentieth century.

Among the illustrated topics are: Sofia in the late 1950s - a story of a group of young people; Sofia in the 1980s and 1990s the story of a boy, who was using a highlighter for making street art; Skateboarding in Sofia in the late 1980s.

Exhibitions
12.11.2020 - 31.12.2020

„Technique in Bulgaria 1944 – 1989“

The National Polytechnic Museum presents the exhibition „Technique in Bulgaria 1944 – 1989“

12.11.2020 – 31.12.2020


The exhibition presents to the general public the technique used in the everyday life in Bulgaria in the second half of the twentieth century until 1989.

While presenting artifacts, the exhibition focuses on the technical site of the everyday life in Bulgaria, without providing historical analysis of the above mentioned period.

There is a special emphasis on the work of engineer Ivan Marangazov - the inventor of the fist Bulgarian personal computer.

Another emphasis is a collection of diecast replicas of the notable Bulgarian coach “Chavdar”.

The exhibition was realized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

Image: http://polytechnic-museum.com/

Exhibitions
17.11.2020 - 17.01.2021

Biennale of Illustration 2020

The Regional History Museum - Sofia presents the exhibition Biennale of Illustration 2020

November 17, 2020 - January 17, 2021

In the art gallery at the Triangle Tower of Serdica


The exhibition consists of works by 194 authors. The works are part of different projects, including children's books, scientific publications, encyclopedias, video games, cartoons, calendars, etc.

Exhibitions
10.11.2020 - 28.02.2021

Visionary Academy

A new initiative of the Sports and Youth Activities Department of Sofia Municipality has been launched, targeted at the young people of Sofia.

Visionary Academy was established to provoke the young generation to search and identify socially significant problems and find solutions to them. The Visionary Academy is an incubator of innovative ideas of young people about the community.

Established experts in various fields of knowledge will assist young visionaries in the process of creating and implementing innovative ideas that support different causes, revealing new approaches, methods, and good practices for successful implementation of ideas.

https://www.sofia.bg/en/web/guest/-/akademia-za-vizioneri

Sports Events
25.12.2020 - 15.01.2021

Christmas Trees of Talent of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation once again decorate Sofia and support gifted children

In 2019, Christmas Trees of Talent became the first social and environmental campaign of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation, aimed at supporting gifted children from large families in need. The foundation's team decided to make it a tradition. Companies and individuals are making a donation this year once again, buying a live Christmas tree, which becomes part of the Christmas Tree Alley in the park in front of the National Palace of Culture. The Christmas trees are already decorating the capital and will remain in the alley on Fridtjof Nansen Blvd. until January 15, 2021.

This year, the star ambassadors of the charity campaign - Maria Ilieva, Miro, Lubo Kirov and Desi Tenekedzhieva, are joined by the young singer Victoria, who will represent Bulgaria at Eurovision 2021.

You can find more information about the campaign at: http://kambarev.com/bg/talentstrees.

Festivals
25.12.2020 - 30.12.2020

Online fairy tales with the actress Mira Koteva, in support of children in social institutions

Watch Fairy Tales with Mira every week until Christmas.

For four weeks - every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the actress will intrigue viewers with beloved stories.

You can watch them for free at: https://bit.ly/PrikazkiSMira, where the first story in the series - The Three Brothers and the Golden Apple, is now available.

Some of the stories you will hear in Fairy Tales with Mira are: The Three Brothers and the Golden Apple; Marco, Mirko, the Devil and señora De Magistris; The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats; The Frog Prince; Hitar Peter and the Dragon; The Hedgehog and the Fox; Three Pieces of Advice; Mercy, The Warm Glove, The Lonely Christmas Tree, and others.

Theatres
20.12.2020 - 07.03.2021

PENCHO GEORGIEV. BETWEEN THEATRE AND LIFE

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition PENCHO GEORGIEV. BETWEEN THEATRE AND LIFE

20.12.2020 – 7.03.2021

The exhibition is organized on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of the artist Pencho Gergiev, whose name remains unknown to the younger generations. Having started his creative career in the 1920s, together with artists such as Ivan Milev, Ivan Penkov, Iliya Beshkov, Vasil Stoilov, Ivan Nenov, etc., he is also linked with modernism in Bulgarian art through the Society of New Artists.

The exhibition presents the majority of the artist’s preserved works – over 150. Also included are seven stage projects from the Albert Richard Mohr collection, which are in storage today at the Johann Christian Senckenberg university library in Frankfurt. The exhibition displays early works from the artist’s student years at the Academy of Arts (1920-1925), graphics and paintings from the time he spent in Paris (1929-1932), drawings and illustrations, as well as stage projects and photographs from different productions.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with: Archives State Agency, National Gallery, Regional History Museum – Vratsa and with the support of: Museum Collection of the National Academy of Art – Sofia, Dimitar Dobrotich City Art Gallery – Sliven, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg - Frankfurt, Svetlin Roussev Donative Exhibition, Pleven, Stanislav Dospevski Art Gallery – Pazardzhik, Sofia Opera and Ballet`s Archive, Ivan Vazov National Theatre`s Archive, Private collections The documentary Pencho Georgiev, 1981, directed by Petko Konstantinov, scriptwriter Alexander Beshkov, can also be seen as part of the exhibition courtesy of the Archive Collection of BNT. A catalogue in Bulgarian and English is provided as well.

Image - https://sghg.bg/

Exhibitions
30.12.2020

FESTIVE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT- ONLINE

Festive New Year's concert (recorded on January 1, 2013)
Conductor – Emil Tabakov

The concert will be translated on December 30 at 6:30pm on FB of the National Palace of Culturehttps://www.facebook.com/NationalPalaceOfCulture/or on FB of the event https://www.facebook.com/events/1775139262651379/?event_time_id=1775139272651378

Music and Dance Events
30.12.2020

New Year’s Concert in Sofia Opera and Ballet

The Sofia Opera will end 2020 with a glamorous New Year's concert. The event always fills the audience with a festive mood and remains in people’s memories for a long time.

In the last three days of the year - December 29 and 30 at 7 pm and December 31 at 6 pm - the soloists, ballet, choir and orchestra of Sofia Opera will present an enchanting performance, which will put a beautiful musical beginning to the upcoming year.

You can find more information about the event and tickets here: https://www.operasofia.bg/repertoire/357

Music and Dance Events
30.12.2020

“ADVENT: MUSICA SACRA & PROFANA“

Conductor - Slavil Dimitrov

Ensemble: National Philharmonic Choir

Western European spiritual and secular choral works dedicated to the Christmas holidays.

In the program:
Miklós Kocsár - Jubilate Deo, Jan Pieterszoon
Sweelinck Today Christ is Born, Francis Poulenc - Four Christmas Motets, Benjamin Britten - A Ceremony of Carols

Music and Dance Events

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