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Thursday 26 November 2020
23 November 2020 - 29 November 2020
January 2021
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
18.03.2020 - 01.11.2020

KONSTANTIN SHTARKELOV. THE SOLITARY WANDERER

Sofia City Art Gallery
presents
the exhibition

KONSTANTIN SHTARKELOV. THE SOLITARY WANDERER

18 March 2020 - 01 November 2020

The exhibition sequences Konstantin Shtarkelov’s life, and the works created by the artist throughout his career.

For more information, please visit - http://www.sghg.bg/en/?page=sabitiq_nachalo

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
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
01.10.2020 - 01.11.2020

There are ten finalists in the National Campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020"

BNR
There are 10 finalists in the national campaign "Enlightener of the Year 2020", organized by the Bulgarian National Radio. For 7 years now, voting has determined the people who today inspire others, make changes and do good deeds. There were 117 nominations in this year's campaign, with inspiring stories and characters. Traditionally, politicians, protesters and journalists, whose job by default should be to enlighten are not nominated. The jury selected the 10 finalists. The public voting for the winner among them will start in October, and the "Enlightener of the Year 2020" will as always be announced on November 1.
Festivals
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
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
30.10.2020 - 04.11.2020

Graphics and Watercolors - Rada Tsankova

The exhibition can be visited until November 4, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Free admission.

Exhibitions
01.11.2020

Concert of Sofia Wind Orchestra

Day of Bulgarian Enlighteners;

Concert of Sofia Wind Orchestra

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Zhul Levi;

In the program:
works by Levi, L. Denev-son, A. Vrachanski

Conductor - Vasil Deliev;

Free admission

Music and Dance Events
01.11.2020

CINDERELLA

Ballet-fairy tale for children by Sergei Prokofieff

SMALL HALL

One-act ballet – fairy tale, Music - Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography and directing - Riolina Topalova

Music and Dance Events
01.11.2020

LES MISЕ́RABLES

CANCELED.


Musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

MAIN HALL, 1 Vrabcha Street

Music and Dance Events
01.11.2020

MOZART & BEETHOVEN

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Sunday – 1.11, at 19:00.

Conductor: Nayden Todorov

Conductor: Thomas Rösner

Ensemble: Shalamov Piano duo

Program:

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Symphony No.4 in B Major, Op.60 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Тwo Pianos KV365

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/en

Music and Dance Events
01.11.2020

Kamen Donev | About Weddings

The performance of Kamen Donev - ABOUT WEDDINGS!, which was supposed to take place on May 20, 2020 in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture, will be presented on November 1 and 2 at 8 pm. The current anti-epidemic measures allow halls to function with 50 per cent capacity. Therefore, the performance will be held twice. All purchased tickets are valid without revalidation, and:

On November 1 at 8pm are welcomed all people that have purchased tickets in sectors 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and Orchestra pit B.

On November 2 at 8pm are welcomed all people that have purchased tickets in sectors 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and Orchestra pit A.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
30.10.2020 - 04.11.2020

Graphics and Watercolors - Rada Tsankova

The exhibition can be visited until November 4, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Free admission.

Exhibitions
02.11.2020

Minamata / CineLibri

USA, 2020, 115 min.

Genre: drama

Festivals
02.11.2020

Kamen Donev | About Weddings

The performance of Kamen Donev - ABOUT WEDDINGS!, which was supposed to take place on May 20, 2020 in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture, will be presented on November 1 and 2 at 8 pm. The current anti-epidemic measures allow halls to function with 50 per cent capacity. Therefore, the performance will be held twice. All purchased tickets are valid without revalidation, and:

On November 1 at 8pm are welcomed all people that have purchased tickets in sectors 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and Orchestra pit B.

On November 2 at 8pm are welcomed all people that have purchased tickets in sectors 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and Orchestra pit A.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
30.10.2020 - 04.11.2020

Graphics and Watercolors - Rada Tsankova

The exhibition can be visited until November 4, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Free admission.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020
Festivals
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Bulpek

International exhibition of bread, confectionery, raw materials, additives, machinery, equipment and technology, packaging.
Organized by the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners and Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Interfood & Drink

International Exhibition of food, beverages, packaging, machinery, and technology.
Organized by Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Meatmania

International exhibition of meat and meat products.
Business Events
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

The world of milk

International exhibition of milk and dairy products.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the Association of Dairy Processors in Bulgaria.
Business Events
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Wine Saloon

International exhibition of wine, spirits, and accessories.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the National Vine and Wine Chamber.
Business Events
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
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
30.10.2020 - 04.11.2020

Graphics and Watercolors - Rada Tsankova

The exhibition can be visited until November 4, from 9 am to 5 pm.

Free admission.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
04.11.2020

The Last Vermeer /CineLibri

USA, 2019, 117min.

Genre: drama

Festivals
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Bulpek

International exhibition of bread, confectionery, raw materials, additives, machinery, equipment and technology, packaging.
Organized by the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners and Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Interfood & Drink

International Exhibition of food, beverages, packaging, machinery, and technology.
Organized by Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Meatmania

International exhibition of meat and meat products.
Business Events
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

The world of milk

International exhibition of milk and dairy products.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the Association of Dairy Processors in Bulgaria.
Business Events
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Wine Saloon

International exhibition of wine, spirits, and accessories.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the National Vine and Wine Chamber.
Business Events
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
05.11.2020

One

The performance Perfectly Pink will take place in DNA – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), on Thursday – 5.11, at 19:00.

Concept, Choreography: Willi Dorner

Performer: Esther Baio, Jan Jakubal

Video: Adnan Popović

Music composition: Dieter Kovacic dieb13

Sound: Paul Ebhart

Photos: Lisa Rastl

Premiere: International Dance Weeks Vienna 2017

The guest-performance is supported by DANCE ON TOUR Austria – a project by Tanzquartier Wien in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and Austrian Embassy in Sofia.

Tickets at the Ticket Center of National Palace of Culture (NDK) and at www.ndk.bg.

The performance is part the Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

You can find the program of Antistatic at www.antistaticfestival.org/en.

Music and Dance Events
05.11.2020

Pinocchio / CineLibri

Italy, France, Great Britain, 2019, 125min.

Genre: fantasy

Festivals
05.11.2020

SVETLIN ROUSSEV & NAYDEN TODOROV

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Thursday – 5.11, at 19:00.

Conductor: Nayden Todorov

Solist: Svetlin Roussev

Ensemble: Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Program:
Niccolò Paganini - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.2 in B minor, Op. 7

Philippe Chamouard - Symphony No.9 (Bulgarian Premiere)

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/en.

Music and Dance Events
05.11.2020

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Premiere of the musical The Hunchback of Notre-Dame on November 5 in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture.

The hit show with music by Ricardo Cochante is realized by Varna State Opera with Petko Bonev - director and Stratsimir Pavlov - conductor.

The performance is a joint production with the International Music Festival - Varna Summer 2020.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Bulpek

International exhibition of bread, confectionery, raw materials, additives, machinery, equipment and technology, packaging.
Organized by the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners and Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Interfood & Drink

International Exhibition of food, beverages, packaging, machinery, and technology.
Organized by Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Meatmania

International exhibition of meat and meat products.
Business Events
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

The world of milk

International exhibition of milk and dairy products.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the Association of Dairy Processors in Bulgaria.
Business Events
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Wine Saloon

International exhibition of wine, spirits, and accessories.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the National Vine and Wine Chamber.
Business Events
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
06.11.2020

Perfectly Pink

The performance Perfectly Pink will take place in DNA – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), on Friday – 6.11, at 19:00.

Nomination for the National ICARUS Award 2018 for Contemporary Dance and Performance Concept and Realization: Iva Sveshtarova

Performance: Iva Sveshtarova and Violeta Vitanova

Dramaturgy Consultant: Helena Botto (Germany/Portugal)

Music: Emilian Gatsov - Elbi

Stage Design:Ralitsa Toneva

Graphic Designer:Georgi Florov

A Production of: Iva Sveshtarova, InformBureau Association and DNK – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance

Tickets at the Ticket center of National Palace of Culture (NDK) and at www.ndk.bg

The performance is part the Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance. You can find the program of Antistatic at www.antistaticfestival.org/en/.

Festivals
06.11.2020

“MONSTERS, HEROES, GODS”

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Friday – 06.11, at 19:00.
Conductor: Slavil Dimitrov
Ensemble: NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
Songs from Old Slavic myths and legends
In the program: music composition, songs, musical myths and legends about the Slavic fairy villains and miracles: Baba Yaga, Kashchey, Kikimora, Owl, mermaids, water spirits. Arrangements of folk songs by Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Henryk  Górecki, Stevan Mokranyats, Alexander Sveshnikov, Igor Stravinsky and others
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Bulpek

International exhibition of bread, confectionery, raw materials, additives, machinery, equipment and technology, packaging.
Organized by the National Branch Union of Bakers and Confectioners and Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Interfood & Drink

International Exhibition of food, beverages, packaging, machinery, and technology.
Organized by Inter Expo Center.
Business Events
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Meatmania

International exhibition of meat and meat products.
Business Events
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
07.11.2020 - 08.11.2020
Business Events
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

The world of milk

International exhibition of milk and dairy products.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the Association of Dairy Processors in Bulgaria.
Business Events
04.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Wine Saloon

International exhibition of wine, spirits, and accessories.
Organized by Inter Expo Center and the National Vine and Wine Chamber.
Business Events
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
07.11.2020

CIRCUS SHOW - Puppet show for children

People and Puppets Theater House

CIRCUS SHOW - Puppet show for children

Ticket price – 4 BGN.

Music and Dance Events
07.11.2020

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Ballet-fairy tale by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Adapted for children

SMALL HALL, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.

Music and Dance Events
07.11.2020

Ada Lovelace

The performance Perfectly Pink will take place in DNA – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), on Satuday – 7.11, at 17:00.

Director: Anna Dankova

Performers: Iva Sveshtarova, Violeta Vitanova

Visual Artist: Leda Ekimova

Sound Design: Yoana Robova

Produced by: Association Eskimo and DNK - Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

Tickets at the Ticket Center of National Palace of Culture (NDK) and at www.ndk.bg.

The performance is part the Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

You can find the program of Antistatic at www.antistaticfestival.org/en.

Music and Dance Events
07.11.2020

The Dog that Couldn’t Bark

(a puppet show for children over 3 years of age) Sirius Hall
Everyone tries to teach a puppy how to bark. But it is only when the puppy meets a soul mate that it finds itself, the world and the feeling of love.
Theatres
07.11.2020

Minamata / CineLibri

USA, 2020, 115 min.

Genre: drama

Festivals
07.11.2020

Made For Happiness

The performance Perfectly Pink will take place in DNA – Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance in the National Palace of Culture (NDK), on Saturday – 7.11, at 20:30.

Concept and Performance: Iva Sveshtarova and Willy Prager

Dramaturgy: Ivana Ivković (Croatia)

Music: Emilian Gatsov – Elbi

Light Design: Ralitsa Toneva

Graphic Design and Costumes: Georgi Florov

A Production of Brain Store Project Foundation and DNK - Space for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

National ICARUS Award for Contemporary Dance and Performance, 2019 Tickets at the Ticket Center of National Palace of Culture (NDK) and at www.ndk.bg.

The production was supported by The Culture Program of Sofia Municipality for 2018 and The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, and was realized in partnership with National Palace of Culture and with the cooperation of Goethe-Institute Bulgaria.

The performance is part the Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance.

You can find the program of Antistatic at www.antistaticfestival.org/en.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
08.11.2020

ArtCinemaDay

On November 8, the DAY dedicated to ART CINema throughout Europe, the Cinema House presents the following movies:


2:00 PM - THE BEARS FAMOUS INVASION OF SICILY / LA FAMEUSE INVASION DES OURS EN SICILE. France-Italy, 2019, 82′, color, animation

4:00 PM - CHARLATAN. Czech Republic-Ireland-Slovakia-Poland, 2020, 114′, color, movie

8:30 PM - Sister. Bulgaria-Qatar, 2019, 97′, color, movie

Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Cinema House.

Music and Dance Events
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
18.10.2020 - 08.11.2020

CineLibri 2020 with live and online screenings

The sixth edition of CineLibri International Film and Literature Festival will once again enchant the audience with movies based on literary works. The festival will take place from October 18 to November 8 under the motto "Education of feelings". The events will also be held in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Stara Zagora and Blagoevgrad.

Because of the complicated situation due to the spread of the coronavirus, significant part of the program will also be broadcast online through the platform Neterra TV + (www.neterra.tv/plus), which as of August has a new look and richer content, and some of the titles will only be available online.

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2020.

Festivals
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
07.11.2020 - 08.11.2020
Business Events
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
08.11.2020

PARSIFAL

CANCELED.


Opera by Richard Wagner

MAIN HALL, 1 Vrabcha Street

The opera is performed in German with subtitles in Bulgarian and English.

Music and Dance Events
08.11.2020

The Ugly Duckling

(a puppet show for children over 3 years of age) Sirius Hall
The secret of beauty – it is not on display. It is hidden somewhere in the soul - in the heart.
Theatres
08.11.2020

The Godmother / CineLibri

France, 2020, 104min.

Genre: crime, comedy

Festivals
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
09.11.2020

SIN. Film by Andrey Konchalovskiy

Italy/Russia, 2019, 134'

The entrance is free for students after showing student ID. Entrance fee for other visitors.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Cinema House.

Festivals
09.11.2020

Impressia Vocal Ensemble

Soloist/s: Yanko Marinov

Impressia Vocal ensemble

Program: Johannes Brahms - Waltzes

Music and Dance Events
09.11.2020

MARIUS 50 – one-man show

The inimitable Marius Kurkinski will present a one-man show – a mix of all his magnificent performances so far. The occasion is his 50th birthday.

For almost a quarter of a century, there are quite many: Don Juan- based on work by Moliere, Song of Songs – based on biblical texts, The Lady with the Puppy – based on work by Chekhov, The Man Himself based on works by Andrei Platonov, The Dream – based on work by Julian Barnes, Bulgarian stories – based on works by Angel Karaliychev, Concussion and The Black Bird based on works by Nikolay Haitov and others.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
10.11.2020

FLAUTISSIMO

Soloist/s: Vesela Trichkova

Ensemble: Flautissimo Flute Quartet

Program:

Catherine McMichael - Floris Suite - / Bulgarian premiere/

Rumen Boyadzhiev Junior - Three Miniatures for flute quartet / world premiere /

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
11.11.2020

h. i summit

With h. i summit we put the Man at the center to find a sustainable and effective approach to managing business organizations in the face of extremely dynamic technological and demographic changes.
Business Events
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
11.11.2020
Theatres
11.11.2020

The third line | Concert

One different concert!

A journey with favorite songs and singers along the third line of Sofia metro. You will feel the mood and beauty of the new metro stations.

There are limited seats for your safety. Only 30% of the capacity of Hall 1 of the NPC.

Your hosts will be: Margarita Hranova, Tony Dimitrova, Duet Riton, Militsa Bozhinova, Kristina Belcheva, Desi Dobreva, Mihail Belchev, Orlin Goranov, Veselin Marinov, Haygashod Agasyan, Asen Maslarski, Konstantin Belchev and Belchev Band, Kamen Vodenicharov, Toncho Tokmakchiev, Dragomir Draganov, Nikolay Aprilov.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
12.11.2020

SUITES

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Thursday – 12.11, at 19:00.

Conductor: Emil Tabakov

Ensemble: Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Program:

Alfred Schnittke - Gogol Suite

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at https://sofiaphilharmonic.com.

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
13.11.2020 - 16.11.2020

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances THE SEAGULL for 72 hours from 13.11. 7 pm till 16.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV - Deutsches Theater – Berlin, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles

Directed by Jürgen Gosch

Stage and costume design Johannes Schütz

Dramaturgy Bettina Schültke

Lighting Design Torsten König

Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Jirka Zett, Christian Grashof, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Bernd Stempel Simone von Zglinicki, Meike Droste, Alexander Khuon, Peter Pagel, Christoph Franken, Ben Clark, Przemek Zybowski, Theresa Schütz.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
13.11.2020

250 years since the Birth of Ludwig van Beethoven

Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta

Conductor - Svilen Simeonov

In the program: Ludwig van Beethoven - Egmont", Op. 84; Symphony No. 7, A major, Op. 92

Music and Dance Events
13.11.2020

ClassicArt

Soloist/s: Alex Atanasov

Ensemble: Classic Art

Program:

Camille Saint-Saens - Piano Quintet in A minor op.14

Camille Saint-Saëns - Septet for trumpet, two violins, viola, cello, double bass and piano in E flat major, op.65

Francis Poulenc - Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone

Music and Dance Events
13.11.2020
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

Exhibitions
14.11.2020
Festivals
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
13.11.2020 - 16.11.2020

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances THE SEAGULL for 72 hours from 13.11. 7 pm till 16.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV - Deutsches Theater – Berlin, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles

Directed by Jürgen Gosch

Stage and costume design Johannes Schütz

Dramaturgy Bettina Schültke

Lighting Design Torsten König

Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Jirka Zett, Christian Grashof, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Bernd Stempel Simone von Zglinicki, Meike Droste, Alexander Khuon, Peter Pagel, Christoph Franken, Ben Clark, Przemek Zybowski, Theresa Schütz.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
14.11.2020 - 17.11.2020

VIGILIA

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 14 November 7 pm till 17 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

With English and Bulgarian subtitles

Mueca Films & Compagnia Finzi Pasca – Switzerland

Directed by Facundo and Juan Ponce de León

Script: Facundo Ponce de León  Executive Producers: Julie Hamelin, Antonio Vergamini  Cinematography and camera: Juan Ponce de León, Nacho Echeberría  Edition: Juan and Facundo Ponce de León Music by Maria Bonzanigo / RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Esecuzione dell’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
14.11.2020

WAGNER – STRAUSS: CONCERT

Small Hall, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.
Music and Dance Events
14.11.2020

CINDERELLA

Ballet-fairy tale for children by Sergei Prokofieff

SMALL HALL

One-act ballet – fairy tale, Music - Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography and directing - Riolina Topalova

Music and Dance Events
14.11.2020

En busca del Óscar. Film by Octavio Guerra

Spain (2018), 72’

The entrance is free for students after showing student ID. Entrance fee for other visitors.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Cinema House.

Festivals
14.11.2020

The Prince of the Pea

CANCELED.

(a puppet show for children over 3 years of age) Sirius Hall
Do beauty and wealth make us happy?
Theatres
14.11.2020

WHIFF OF THE BALKANS. Concert of Drop Down Community

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Saturday – 14.11, at 19:00.

Ensemble: Drop Down Community

Program:

Rumen Boyadzhiev Jr. - Chamber Symphony

Nikos Skalkottas Greek Dance

Béla Bartók - Romanian Folkdances

Ulvi Cemal Erkin - Sinfonietta for string orchestra, part III

The Hope Through Music Project was funded by Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/en.

Проектът „Надежда чрез музика“ се реализира с финансовата подкрепа на Министерството на културата.

Image: https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
15.11.2020 - 18.11.2020

HAUSE №13

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 15 November 7 pm till 18 November 7 pm worldwide, on the website viafest.org.

Thalia Theater – Hamburg, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

Scenes and episodes by A. P. Chekhov

Director Stefan Moskov

Set design Nikola Toromanov  Costumes Svila Velitchkova  Music Antoni Dontchev  Dramaturgy Regina Guhl  Cameramen for the film version Ivan Tonev and Emil Hristov  Producer of the film version Arabel Karajan Cast: Samuel Finzi, Hans-Jörg Frey, Victoria Trauttmansdorff.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
13.11.2020 - 16.11.2020

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances THE SEAGULL for 72 hours from 13.11. 7 pm till 16.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV - Deutsches Theater – Berlin, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles

Directed by Jürgen Gosch

Stage and costume design Johannes Schütz

Dramaturgy Bettina Schültke

Lighting Design Torsten König

Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Jirka Zett, Christian Grashof, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Bernd Stempel Simone von Zglinicki, Meike Droste, Alexander Khuon, Peter Pagel, Christoph Franken, Ben Clark, Przemek Zybowski, Theresa Schütz.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
14.11.2020 - 17.11.2020

VIGILIA

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 14 November 7 pm till 17 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

With English and Bulgarian subtitles

Mueca Films & Compagnia Finzi Pasca – Switzerland

Directed by Facundo and Juan Ponce de León

Script: Facundo Ponce de León  Executive Producers: Julie Hamelin, Antonio Vergamini  Cinematography and camera: Juan Ponce de León, Nacho Echeberría  Edition: Juan and Facundo Ponce de León Music by Maria Bonzanigo / RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Esecuzione dell’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
15.11.2020

DAS RHEINGOLD

Opera by Richard Wagner – adapted for children

SMALL HALL, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.

Music and Dance Events
15.11.2020

Fire Safety - a performance of Pan Theater

CANCELED.

Children's educational and entertaining show for fire safety with games, songs and competitions on the topic.

Elite Hall, 5:30pm; Krasno Selo House of Culture MIC;

Ticket-only event.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
15.11.2020 - 18.11.2020

HAUSE №13

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 15 November 7 pm till 18 November 7 pm worldwide, on the website viafest.org.

Thalia Theater – Hamburg, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

Scenes and episodes by A. P. Chekhov

Director Stefan Moskov

Set design Nikola Toromanov  Costumes Svila Velitchkova  Music Antoni Dontchev  Dramaturgy Regina Guhl  Cameramen for the film version Ivan Tonev and Emil Hristov  Producer of the film version Arabel Karajan Cast: Samuel Finzi, Hans-Jörg Frey, Victoria Trauttmansdorff.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
13.11.2020 - 16.11.2020

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances THE SEAGULL for 72 hours from 13.11. 7 pm till 16.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

THE SEAGULL. A. P. CHEKHOV - Deutsches Theater – Berlin, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles

Directed by Jürgen Gosch

Stage and costume design Johannes Schütz

Dramaturgy Bettina Schültke

Lighting Design Torsten König

Cast: Corinna Harfouch, Jirka Zett, Christian Grashof, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Bernd Stempel Simone von Zglinicki, Meike Droste, Alexander Khuon, Peter Pagel, Christoph Franken, Ben Clark, Przemek Zybowski, Theresa Schütz.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
16.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

THREE SISTERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 16 November 7 pm till 19 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Hungarian Theatre of Cluj – Romania

In Hungarian with Bulgarian and English subtitles.

By Anton P. Chekhov

Directed by Gábor Tompa

Dramaturg András Visky

Set design András Both  Costume design Carmencita Brojboiu

Original music by Rahmaninov, Shostakovich, Şirli Cast: András Hatházi, Enikő Györgyjakab, Andrea Kali, Imola Kézdi, Hilda Péter, Attila Orbán, Zsolt Bogdán, Balázs Bodolai, József Bíró, Iván Dengyel, Levente Molnár, Ferenc Sinkó, György Barkó, Ágnes Kakuts, Tünde Skovrán, Ervin Szűcs, Szabolcs Balla, András Buzási, Ernő Galló, Alpár Fogarasi, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Loránd Farkas, István Albu, Csongor Köllő.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
14.11.2020 - 17.11.2020

VIGILIA

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 14 November 7 pm till 17 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

With English and Bulgarian subtitles

Mueca Films & Compagnia Finzi Pasca – Switzerland

Directed by Facundo and Juan Ponce de León

Script: Facundo Ponce de León  Executive Producers: Julie Hamelin, Antonio Vergamini  Cinematography and camera: Juan Ponce de León, Nacho Echeberría  Edition: Juan and Facundo Ponce de León Music by Maria Bonzanigo / RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Esecuzione dell’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
16.11.2020

18% grey. Film by Viktor Chouchkov

November 16, 6:00, at The Cinema House (Dom na Kinoto). 18% grey. Bulgaria/UK/Germany/Republic of North Macedonia/Serbia/Belgium/Hungary, 2020, 111' Director: Viktor Chouchkov.

The entrance is free for students after showing student ID. Entrance fee for other visitors.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Cinema House.

Festivals
16.11.2020

Philharmonica String Quartet

Soloist/s: Dimitar Moskovski

Ensemble: Philharmonica String Quartet

Program:

Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Quintet in B minor op.115

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet №4 in C minor, Op. 18

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
17.11.2020 - 20.11.2020

HATE RADIO

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the film for 72 hours from 17 November 7 pm till 20 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

A film based on the documentary performance of the same name.

Concept, Text & Direction: Milo Rau  Dramaturgy & Production: Jens Dietrich Set & Costume Design: Anton Lukas  Montage, Sound design: Marcel Bächtiger Camera: Marcel Bächtiger, Patrick Meyer-Clement, Lennart Laberenz, Markus Tomsche  Sound: Jens Baudisch  Research: Eva-Maria Bertschy, Jens Dietrich, Milo Rau  Production: Mascha Euchner-Martinez Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean- Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
15.11.2020 - 18.11.2020

HAUSE №13

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 15 November 7 pm till 18 November 7 pm worldwide, on the website viafest.org.

Thalia Theater – Hamburg, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

Scenes and episodes by A. P. Chekhov

Director Stefan Moskov

Set design Nikola Toromanov  Costumes Svila Velitchkova  Music Antoni Dontchev  Dramaturgy Regina Guhl  Cameramen for the film version Ivan Tonev and Emil Hristov  Producer of the film version Arabel Karajan Cast: Samuel Finzi, Hans-Jörg Frey, Victoria Trauttmansdorff.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
16.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

THREE SISTERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 16 November 7 pm till 19 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Hungarian Theatre of Cluj – Romania

In Hungarian with Bulgarian and English subtitles.

By Anton P. Chekhov

Directed by Gábor Tompa

Dramaturg András Visky

Set design András Both  Costume design Carmencita Brojboiu

Original music by Rahmaninov, Shostakovich, Şirli Cast: András Hatházi, Enikő Györgyjakab, Andrea Kali, Imola Kézdi, Hilda Péter, Attila Orbán, Zsolt Bogdán, Balázs Bodolai, József Bíró, Iván Dengyel, Levente Molnár, Ferenc Sinkó, György Barkó, Ágnes Kakuts, Tünde Skovrán, Ervin Szűcs, Szabolcs Balla, András Buzási, Ernő Galló, Alpár Fogarasi, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Loránd Farkas, István Albu, Csongor Köllő.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

Exhibitions
14.11.2020 - 17.11.2020

VIGILIA

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 14 November 7 pm till 17 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

With English and Bulgarian subtitles

Mueca Films & Compagnia Finzi Pasca – Switzerland

Directed by Facundo and Juan Ponce de León

Script: Facundo Ponce de León  Executive Producers: Julie Hamelin, Antonio Vergamini  Cinematography and camera: Juan Ponce de León, Nacho Echeberría  Edition: Juan and Facundo Ponce de León Music by Maria Bonzanigo / RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Esecuzione dell’Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
18.11.2020 - 21.11.2020

A SWAN LAKE

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the ballet for 72 hours from 18 November 7 pm till 21 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

horeography: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

Director: Jeff Tudor

A co-production of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, NRK and 3 minutes

West in cooperation with Arthaus Musik © DNO&B

Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean-Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
17.11.2020 - 20.11.2020

HATE RADIO

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the film for 72 hours from 17 November 7 pm till 20 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

A film based on the documentary performance of the same name.

Concept, Text & Direction: Milo Rau  Dramaturgy & Production: Jens Dietrich Set & Costume Design: Anton Lukas  Montage, Sound design: Marcel Bächtiger Camera: Marcel Bächtiger, Patrick Meyer-Clement, Lennart Laberenz, Markus Tomsche  Sound: Jens Baudisch  Research: Eva-Maria Bertschy, Jens Dietrich, Milo Rau  Production: Mascha Euchner-Martinez Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean- Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
15.11.2020 - 18.11.2020

HAUSE №13

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 15 November 7 pm till 18 November 7 pm worldwide, on the website viafest.org.

Thalia Theater – Hamburg, Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

Scenes and episodes by A. P. Chekhov

Director Stefan Moskov

Set design Nikola Toromanov  Costumes Svila Velitchkova  Music Antoni Dontchev  Dramaturgy Regina Guhl  Cameramen for the film version Ivan Tonev and Emil Hristov  Producer of the film version Arabel Karajan Cast: Samuel Finzi, Hans-Jörg Frey, Victoria Trauttmansdorff.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
16.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

THREE SISTERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 16 November 7 pm till 19 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Hungarian Theatre of Cluj – Romania

In Hungarian with Bulgarian and English subtitles.

By Anton P. Chekhov

Directed by Gábor Tompa

Dramaturg András Visky

Set design András Both  Costume design Carmencita Brojboiu

Original music by Rahmaninov, Shostakovich, Şirli Cast: András Hatházi, Enikő Györgyjakab, Andrea Kali, Imola Kézdi, Hilda Péter, Attila Orbán, Zsolt Bogdán, Balázs Bodolai, József Bíró, Iván Dengyel, Levente Molnár, Ferenc Sinkó, György Barkó, Ágnes Kakuts, Tünde Skovrán, Ervin Szűcs, Szabolcs Balla, András Buzási, Ernő Galló, Alpár Fogarasi, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Loránd Farkas, István Albu, Csongor Köllő.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
18.11.2020

Feature film – Capsulas, based on real events, Guatemala, 2012

Director: Veronica Riedel;

Hall 1, 7pm, Krasno selo House of Culture MIC.

Free admission.

Music and Dance Events
18.11.2020

YOUR STORY (YOU) IN ME

The project is part of the platform "Actors for Non-violence" and is a journalistic drama about non-violence among adolescents in Bulgarian schools.

The performance is presented with the assistance of Sofia Municipality.

Your Story (You) in Me is a documentary theater performance based on the stories of pupils and students from the city of Plovdiv.

The project is in the official program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019 / Plovdiv 2019 ECOC.

Music and Dance Events
18.11.2020

XIV Edition of The Baroque Art Festival 2020

Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall


The festival continues on November 18 at 7:30pm with the concert Baroque for All, with works by Bach, Vivaldi and others. The festival ensemble, prominent instrumentalists and talented children will perform on stage.

Festivals
18.11.2020 - 21.11.2020

A SWAN LAKE

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the ballet for 72 hours from 18 November 7 pm till 21 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

horeography: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

Director: Jeff Tudor

A co-production of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, NRK and 3 minutes

West in cooperation with Arthaus Musik © DNO&B

Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean-Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
17.11.2020 - 20.11.2020

HATE RADIO

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the film for 72 hours from 17 November 7 pm till 20 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

A film based on the documentary performance of the same name.

Concept, Text & Direction: Milo Rau  Dramaturgy & Production: Jens Dietrich Set & Costume Design: Anton Lukas  Montage, Sound design: Marcel Bächtiger Camera: Marcel Bächtiger, Patrick Meyer-Clement, Lennart Laberenz, Markus Tomsche  Sound: Jens Baudisch  Research: Eva-Maria Bertschy, Jens Dietrich, Milo Rau  Production: Mascha Euchner-Martinez Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean- Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
19.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

OBSERVERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 19 November 7 pm till 22 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Trafo / Orlai / Füge – Budapest, Hungary

In Hungarian with Bulgarian subtitles.

Director, playwright: Kristóf Kelemen

Dramaturge: Tamás Turai  Visuals and Stage Design: Zita Schnábel  Costumes Assistant: Letícia Bartos  Music: Péter Márton (Prell)  Video: Balázs Virág  Research Archive Video Materials: Orsolya Barna  Production Manager: Judit Böröcz  Special Thanks: Dávid Cseh, László Dinea, Péter Forgács – Private Photo And Film Foundation, Edit Kuti, Bence György Pálinkás, Tamás Szőnyei, Gábor Thury, Open Society Archive Budapest, Fortepan.

Cast: Dániel Baki, Péter Jankovics, Bettina Józsa, Tamás Rétfalvi, Iringó Réti.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
16.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

THREE SISTERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performance for 72 hours from 16 November 7 pm till 19 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Hungarian Theatre of Cluj – Romania

In Hungarian with Bulgarian and English subtitles.

By Anton P. Chekhov

Directed by Gábor Tompa

Dramaturg András Visky

Set design András Both  Costume design Carmencita Brojboiu

Original music by Rahmaninov, Shostakovich, Şirli Cast: András Hatházi, Enikő Györgyjakab, Andrea Kali, Imola Kézdi, Hilda Péter, Attila Orbán, Zsolt Bogdán, Balázs Bodolai, József Bíró, Iván Dengyel, Levente Molnár, Ferenc Sinkó, György Barkó, Ágnes Kakuts, Tünde Skovrán, Ervin Szűcs, Szabolcs Balla, András Buzási, Ernő Galló, Alpár Fogarasi, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Loránd Farkas, István Albu, Csongor Köllő.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
03.11.2020 - 19.11.2020

DIFFERENCES - EXHIBITION

Differences is a continuation of a project from 2019 and part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture.

A total of 18 artists with over 50 works will present their works created in the fields of plastic arts, design, interior architecture, digital arts and more. The exhibition can be visited from November 3 to November 19 from 10am to 6pm at Art Gallery-National Palace of Culture. Free admission.

Exhibitions
19.11.2020

JANOS ACS & ANTONIO DI CRISTOFANO

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Thursday – November 19, at 19:00.
Conductor: Janos Acs
Solist: Antonio Di Cristofano
Ensemble: Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
National Philharmonic Choir
Program: Ruggero Leoncavallo - Requiem (Bulgarian Premiere);
Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
Music and Dance Events
18.11.2020 - 21.11.2020

A SWAN LAKE

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the ballet for 72 hours from 18 November 7 pm till 21 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

horeography: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

Director: Jeff Tudor

A co-production of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, NRK and 3 minutes

West in cooperation with Arthaus Musik © DNO&B

Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean-Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
20.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

BULGARIA SPORTS & WELLNESS SHOW 2020

The biggest B2B and B2C exhibition and festival of sports and active lifestyle in Bulgaria.
Business Events
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
09.07.2020 - 20.11.2020

Boyan – traces in the science

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Boyan – traces in the science

July 9 – November 2020

The exhibition is dedicated to achievements of Boyan Petrov in the field of the science.

Boyan Petrov was a prominent Bulgarian zoologist and mountaineer, who worked more than 20 years at the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The exhibition sequences his achievements in the field of the Natural science, namely Speleology and Fauna. Thanks to his research, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences has been enriched with new species of animals, some of which are displayed in current exhibition.

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

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
17.11.2020 - 20.11.2020

HATE RADIO

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the film for 72 hours from 17 November 7 pm till 20 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

A film based on the documentary performance of the same name.

Concept, Text & Direction: Milo Rau  Dramaturgy & Production: Jens Dietrich Set & Costume Design: Anton Lukas  Montage, Sound design: Marcel Bächtiger Camera: Marcel Bächtiger, Patrick Meyer-Clement, Lennart Laberenz, Markus Tomsche  Sound: Jens Baudisch  Research: Eva-Maria Bertschy, Jens Dietrich, Milo Rau  Production: Mascha Euchner-Martinez Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean- Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
21.10.2020 - 20.11.2020

Invasion of landscapes

Serdica Gallery presents Prof. Dr. Adelina Popnedeleva and her exhibition - Invasion of landscapes. The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 20, 2020 in the art space of Zhenski Pazar Market. The artist has used oil, acrylic and watercolor paints on canvases, and in some of the paintings there are ready-made objects and embroidery.

Exhibitions
19.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

OBSERVERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 19 November 7 pm till 22 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Trafo / Orlai / Füge – Budapest, Hungary

In Hungarian with Bulgarian subtitles.

Director, playwright: Kristóf Kelemen

Dramaturge: Tamás Turai  Visuals and Stage Design: Zita Schnábel  Costumes Assistant: Letícia Bartos  Music: Péter Márton (Prell)  Video: Balázs Virág  Research Archive Video Materials: Orsolya Barna  Production Manager: Judit Böröcz  Special Thanks: Dávid Cseh, László Dinea, Péter Forgács – Private Photo And Film Foundation, Edit Kuti, Bence György Pálinkás, Tamás Szőnyei, Gábor Thury, Open Society Archive Budapest, Fortepan.

Cast: Dániel Baki, Péter Jankovics, Bettina Józsa, Tamás Rétfalvi, Iringó Réti.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
20.11.2020 - 23.11.2020

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 20 November 7 pm till 23 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website www.viafest.org.

tg STAN - Belgium

In English with Bulgarian subtitles.

Text Anton P. Chekhov

By and with Evelien Bosmans, Evgenia Brendes, Robby Cleiren, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Lukas De Wolf, Bert Haelvoet, Minke Kruyver, Scarlet Tummers, Rosa Van Leeuwen, Stijn Van Opstal and Frank Vercruyssen Lighting Thomas Walgrave Costumes An d’Huys.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
18.11.2020 - 21.11.2020

A SWAN LAKE

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the ballet for 72 hours from 18 November 7 pm till 21 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

horeography: Alexander Ekman

Music: Mikael Karlsson

Director: Jeff Tudor

A co-production of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, NRK and 3 minutes

West in cooperation with Arthaus Musik © DNO&B

Cast: Afazali Dewaele (as DJ Jojo) , Sébastien Foucault (as Georges Ruggiu), Diogène Ntarindwa (as Kantano Habimana), and Nancy Nkusi (as Valérie Bemeriki). Interviews with: Patrick de Saint-Exupéry, Valérie Bemeriki, Jean-Louis Gilissen und Georges Ruggiu.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
21.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

ANDERSEN’S DREAM

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 21 November 7 pm till 24 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Odin Teatret – Holstebro, Denmark

Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba

Scenic space: Luca Ruzza, Odin Teatret Production architect: Johannes Rauff Greisen Lighting concept: Luca Ruzza, Knud Erik Knudsen, Odin Teatret    Light design: Jesper Kongshaug   Music: Kai Bredholt, Jan Ferslev, Frans Winther   Masks and puppets: Fabio Butera, Danio Manfredini     Artistic objects: Plastikart and Studio PkLab    Costumes: Odin Teatret    Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff    Literary advisor: Nando Taviani Cast: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Augusto Omolú, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley, Frans Winther.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
20.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

BULGARIA SPORTS & WELLNESS SHOW 2020

The biggest B2B and B2C exhibition and festival of sports and active lifestyle in Bulgaria.
Business Events
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
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
19.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

OBSERVERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 19 November 7 pm till 22 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Trafo / Orlai / Füge – Budapest, Hungary

In Hungarian with Bulgarian subtitles.

Director, playwright: Kristóf Kelemen

Dramaturge: Tamás Turai  Visuals and Stage Design: Zita Schnábel  Costumes Assistant: Letícia Bartos  Music: Péter Márton (Prell)  Video: Balázs Virág  Research Archive Video Materials: Orsolya Barna  Production Manager: Judit Böröcz  Special Thanks: Dávid Cseh, László Dinea, Péter Forgács – Private Photo And Film Foundation, Edit Kuti, Bence György Pálinkás, Tamás Szőnyei, Gábor Thury, Open Society Archive Budapest, Fortepan.

Cast: Dániel Baki, Péter Jankovics, Bettina Józsa, Tamás Rétfalvi, Iringó Réti.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
21.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

Suspension and Brake Systems – Workshop

A mechanics program where you can learn everything about car servicing.
Business Events
20.11.2020 - 23.11.2020

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 20 November 7 pm till 23 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website www.viafest.org.

tg STAN - Belgium

In English with Bulgarian subtitles.

Text Anton P. Chekhov

By and with Evelien Bosmans, Evgenia Brendes, Robby Cleiren, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Lukas De Wolf, Bert Haelvoet, Minke Kruyver, Scarlet Tummers, Rosa Van Leeuwen, Stijn Van Opstal and Frank Vercruyssen Lighting Thomas Walgrave Costumes An d’Huys.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
21.11.2020

THEATER NIGHT

Krasno Selo HC MIC, THEATER NIGHT - November 21, Saturday, all performances will only be streamed online on our Facebook page.
Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
21.11.2020

Capt'n Sharky

Children's animated film, dubbed in Bulgarian

The little boastful Sharky considers himself the most fearsome pirate to ever sail the Seven Seas. It doesn’t matter that he doesn't have a compass or a crew on his ship ...

Ticket price – 4 BGN.

Music and Dance Events
21.11.2020

WAGNER – STRAUSS: CONCERT

Small Hall, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.
Music and Dance Events
21.11.2020

IN SEARCH OF KAZANTZAKIS. Film by Alexandros Skouras

Greece (2018), 93’

The entrance is free for students after showing student ID. Entrance fee for other visitors.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Cinema House.

Festivals
21.11.2020

The Frog that Didn’t Want to be a Prince

CANCELED.

a puppet show of Sirius Theatre for children over 3 years of age


ONLINE - https://www.facebook.com/events/206625281033194

A tale about a frog that does not want to change his life. But what happens when he meets true love?

Theatres
21.11.2020

SLEEPING BEAUTY

CANCELED.

Ballet-fairy tale by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Adapted for children

SMALL HALL, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.

Music and Dance Events
21.11.2020

Swift Horse

CANCELED.

A story about a swift horse and a forgotten village where an elderly couple lives. A story about how from one seed, the whole earth can become a paradise garden. Performance of Sirius Theater.

Ticket-only event.

Theatres
21.11.2020

Piano Extravaganza - Continuity - teachers and students (cycle)

Piano Recital by Antonio di Cristofano, (Italy).
Bulgaria hall
Festivals
21.11.2020

100 Grams of Anxiety - performance for adults; Sirius Theater

CANCELED.

The big problems of the Little Man are shown from a different angle with a sense of humor and a lot of love Elite Hall, 8pm, Krasno Selo House of Culture MIC.

Ticket-only event

Theatres
21.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

ANDERSEN’S DREAM

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 21 November 7 pm till 24 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Odin Teatret – Holstebro, Denmark

Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba

Scenic space: Luca Ruzza, Odin Teatret Production architect: Johannes Rauff Greisen Lighting concept: Luca Ruzza, Knud Erik Knudsen, Odin Teatret    Light design: Jesper Kongshaug   Music: Kai Bredholt, Jan Ferslev, Frans Winther   Masks and puppets: Fabio Butera, Danio Manfredini     Artistic objects: Plastikart and Studio PkLab    Costumes: Odin Teatret    Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff    Literary advisor: Nando Taviani Cast: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Augusto Omolú, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley, Frans Winther.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
Exhibitions
20.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

BULGARIA SPORTS & WELLNESS SHOW 2020

The biggest B2B and B2C exhibition and festival of sports and active lifestyle in Bulgaria.
Business Events
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
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
19.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

OBSERVERS

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 19 November 7 pm till 22 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Trafo / Orlai / Füge – Budapest, Hungary

In Hungarian with Bulgarian subtitles.

Director, playwright: Kristóf Kelemen

Dramaturge: Tamás Turai  Visuals and Stage Design: Zita Schnábel  Costumes Assistant: Letícia Bartos  Music: Péter Márton (Prell)  Video: Balázs Virág  Research Archive Video Materials: Orsolya Barna  Production Manager: Judit Böröcz  Special Thanks: Dávid Cseh, László Dinea, Péter Forgács – Private Photo And Film Foundation, Edit Kuti, Bence György Pálinkás, Tamás Szőnyei, Gábor Thury, Open Society Archive Budapest, Fortepan.

Cast: Dániel Baki, Péter Jankovics, Bettina Józsa, Tamás Rétfalvi, Iringó Réti.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
21.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

Suspension and Brake Systems – Workshop

A mechanics program where you can learn everything about car servicing.
Business Events
20.11.2020 - 23.11.2020

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 20 November 7 pm till 23 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website www.viafest.org.

tg STAN - Belgium

In English with Bulgarian subtitles.

Text Anton P. Chekhov

By and with Evelien Bosmans, Evgenia Brendes, Robby Cleiren, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Lukas De Wolf, Bert Haelvoet, Minke Kruyver, Scarlet Tummers, Rosa Van Leeuwen, Stijn Van Opstal and Frank Vercruyssen Lighting Thomas Walgrave Costumes An d’Huys.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
22.11.2020 - 25.11.2020

THE HAMLETMACHINE (DIE HAMLETMASCHINE)

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 22.11. 7 pm till 25.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Deutsches Theater Berlin – Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

In memoriam Dimiter Gotscheff (1943-2013)

Text written by Heiner Müller

Directed by Dimiter Gotscheff

Set/ Costumes Mark Lammert

Music Bert Wrede

Cast: Dimiter Gotscheff, Alexander Khuon, Valery Tscheplanowa

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
22.11.2020

DAS RHEINGOLD

CANCELED.

Opera by Richard Wagner – adapted for children

SMALL HALL, 30 Knyaz Aleksandar Dondukov Blvd.

Music and Dance Events
21.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

ANDERSEN’S DREAM

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 21 November 7 pm till 24 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Odin Teatret – Holstebro, Denmark

Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba

Scenic space: Luca Ruzza, Odin Teatret Production architect: Johannes Rauff Greisen Lighting concept: Luca Ruzza, Knud Erik Knudsen, Odin Teatret    Light design: Jesper Kongshaug   Music: Kai Bredholt, Jan Ferslev, Frans Winther   Masks and puppets: Fabio Butera, Danio Manfredini     Artistic objects: Plastikart and Studio PkLab    Costumes: Odin Teatret    Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff    Literary advisor: Nando Taviani Cast: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Augusto Omolú, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley, Frans Winther.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
20.11.2020 - 23.11.2020

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 20 November 7 pm till 23 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website www.viafest.org.

tg STAN - Belgium

In English with Bulgarian subtitles.

Text Anton P. Chekhov

By and with Evelien Bosmans, Evgenia Brendes, Robby Cleiren, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Lukas De Wolf, Bert Haelvoet, Minke Kruyver, Scarlet Tummers, Rosa Van Leeuwen, Stijn Van Opstal and Frank Vercruyssen Lighting Thomas Walgrave Costumes An d’Huys.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
22.11.2020 - 25.11.2020

THE HAMLETMACHINE (DIE HAMLETMASCHINE)

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 22.11. 7 pm till 25.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Deutsches Theater Berlin – Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

In memoriam Dimiter Gotscheff (1943-2013)

Text written by Heiner Müller

Directed by Dimiter Gotscheff

Set/ Costumes Mark Lammert

Music Bert Wrede

Cast: Dimiter Gotscheff, Alexander Khuon, Valery Tscheplanowa

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
23.11.2020

MR. JONES. Film by Agnieszka Holland

Poland, Ukraine, Great Britain; 2019 ; 139’

The entrance is free for students after showing student ID. Entrance fee for other visitors.

Tickets at the ticket-desk of The Cinema House.

Festivals
21.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

ANDERSEN’S DREAM

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 21 November 7 pm till 24 November 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Odin Teatret – Holstebro, Denmark

Dramaturgy and directing: Eugenio Barba

Scenic space: Luca Ruzza, Odin Teatret Production architect: Johannes Rauff Greisen Lighting concept: Luca Ruzza, Knud Erik Knudsen, Odin Teatret    Light design: Jesper Kongshaug   Music: Kai Bredholt, Jan Ferslev, Frans Winther   Masks and puppets: Fabio Butera, Danio Manfredini     Artistic objects: Plastikart and Studio PkLab    Costumes: Odin Teatret    Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff    Literary advisor: Nando Taviani Cast: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Jan Ferslev, Elena Floris, Donald Kitt, Tage Larsen, Augusto Omolú, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley, Frans Winther.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
22.11.2020 - 25.11.2020

THE HAMLETMACHINE (DIE HAMLETMASCHINE)

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 22.11. 7 pm till 25.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Deutsches Theater Berlin – Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

In memoriam Dimiter Gotscheff (1943-2013)

Text written by Heiner Müller

Directed by Dimiter Gotscheff

Set/ Costumes Mark Lammert

Music Bert Wrede

Cast: Dimiter Gotscheff, Alexander Khuon, Valery Tscheplanowa

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
13.11.2020 - 24.11.2020

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

The 14th edition of the platform World Theatre in Sofia 2020 goes digital and will take place from November 13 till November 24, 2020.

The digital edition will present a selection of theatre performances outlining the esthetic profile of European stage over the past two decades.

The access to all performances is free for 72 hours on the territory of Bulgaria from the website of the platform, www.viafest.org, in the PROGRAMME section.

Тhe programme of the platform at www.viafest.org.

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
24.11.2020

LYUDMIL ANGELOV PLAYS CHOPIN

Integral performance of all works for piano and orchestra by Chopin – Second concert Classic FM Radio Orchestra Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano Conductor: Piotr Sulkowski (Poland) Program: Chopin – Fantasy on Polish Airs; Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, op. 22; Piano Concerto No. 1 In partnership with the Polish Institute in Sofia
20th Edition European Music Festival 2020 – Sofia – postponed for the autumn The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. Co-organizer – the Ministry of Culture;
Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
Exhibitions
22.11.2020 - 25.11.2020

THE HAMLETMACHINE (DIE HAMLETMASCHINE)

WORLD THEATRE IN SOFIA 2020 - DIGITAL EDITION

Free access to the performances for 72 hours from 22.11. 7 pm till 25.11. 7 pm only in Bulgaria, on the website viafest.org.

Deutsches Theater Berlin – Germany

In German with Bulgarian subtitles.

In memoriam Dimiter Gotscheff (1943-2013)

Text written by Heiner Müller

Directed by Dimiter Gotscheff

Set/ Costumes Mark Lammert

Music Bert Wrede

Cast: Dimiter Gotscheff, Alexander Khuon, Valery Tscheplanowa

World Theatre in Sofia 2020 is part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality.

Theatres
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
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
22.10.2020 - 25.11.2020

The invisible

Visualizations beyond memory, imagination and simulated reality

Curators: Stanislav Pamukchiev and Petar Tsanev

The exhibition covers a period of exactly 100 years. The earliest work in the exhibition was created in 1920 by Nikolay Raynov, and some works were specially designed to be realized in the gallery only days and hours before the opening of the exhibition. 32 Bulgarian artists - representatives of different generations, participate with their works (six of them have chosen to be part of the collective creative identity of two art groups - 7 + 1 and Supromat).

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
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
25.11.2020

CARMEN. Opera by Georges Bizet

The production will take place on the stage of the Sofia Opera and Ballet, on Sunday – 11.10, at 19:00.

Stage Director - Akad. Plamen Kartaloff

Conductor – Zhorzh Dimitrov; mezzo-soprano – Violeta radomirska; tenor - Kostadin Andreev; Concertmaster - Liudmil Nenchev guest-scenographer - Miodrag Tabachki; guest artistic lighting - Andrey Hajinyak; Costume Designer - Hristiana Mihaleva-Zorbalieva; guest choreographer - Antoaneta Aleksieva and Svetlin Ivelinov; choral conductor - Violeta Dimitrova.

Ticket at the Ticket Center of Sofia Opera and Ballet.

Music and Dance Events
25.11.2020

Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble

CANCELED.

Concert of Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble of awarded works at Sofia 2019 International Composition Competition

Free admission

Music and Dance Events
25.11.2020

XIV Edition of The Baroque Art Festival 2020

Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall


For the final of this year's edition of the festival, on November 25 at 7:30pm, the German soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto, Snezhina Kumanova - mezzo soprano, Georgi Elenkov - tenor, Valentin Vatev - bass, Nikolay Stoykov - harpsichord and Soli Tutti ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Virginia Atanasova, will present The Coffee Cantata by JS Bach and part of Les Indes galantes by JF Rameau.

The director of the concert Longing for the Exotic, is Plamen Beykov, choreographer - Angelina Gavrilova, stage design - Penka Kazandzhieva. There will also be works for harpsichord and solo violin performed by Nikolay Stoykov and Zefira Valova. The concert is supported by the Ministry of Culture.

Festivals
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
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
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

XIV Edition of The Baroque Art Festival 2020

Pancho Vladigerov House Museum


On November 26 and 27, together with Pancho Vladigerov House Museum, Gudrun Sidonie Otto will hold a workshop on baroque interpretations for singers (for registrations: +359 88 240 59 23 and +359 2 8687389; https://vladigerov.org) .

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
26.11.2020

ELEKTRA

Opera by Richard Strauss

Main hall, 1 Vrabcha Street

Music and Dance Events
26.11.2020

LA DOLCE VITA

The concert will take place in Bulgaria Hall, on Thursday –26.11, at 19:00.

Conductor: Nayden Todorov

Ensemble: Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Program: Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/en

Image: https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/

Music and Dance Events
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
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
26.11.2020 - 27.11.2020

XIV Edition of The Baroque Art Festival 2020

Pancho Vladigerov House Museum


On November 26 and 27, together with Pancho Vladigerov House Museum, Gudrun Sidonie Otto will hold a workshop on baroque interpretations for singers (for registrations: +359 88 240 59 23 and +359 2 8687389; https://vladigerov.org) .

Festivals
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
27.11.2020

SOFIA QUARTET

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Quintet, K.581;

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

Tickets at the Ticket Center of Bulgaria Hall and at https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/en.

Image: https://sofiaphilharmonic.com/

Music and Dance Events
27.11.2020

The Road to Aphrodite

Elite hall
Boyka Velkova's one-man show.
Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
14.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

ENCOUNTERS, Spain-Bulgaria

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” will open its doors on November 14, 2020, in the Kristal Garden Park (in front of the Central Military Club). The event is realized on the occasion of the 110 anniversary of the of establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and Bulgaria.

26 photos form the archive of Bulgarian News Agency traces the development of the political, economic, cultural, social, and sport aspects in relations between Spain and Bulgaria. There is a special emphasis on relations the between the people of Spain and Bulgaria. The exposition will run till November 28, 2020.

The exhibition “Encounters, Spain-Bulgaria” was realized by the Embassy of Spain in Bulgaria in partnership with the Bulgarian News Agency and Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
28.11.2020

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Musical fairy-tale by Alexander Vladigerov

Small Hall

Music and Dance Events
28.11.2020

Little Red Riding Hood

Anton Strashimirov Drama Theatre, town of Razgrad;

Elite Hall, 5:30pm, Krasno Selo HC MIC

Ticket-only event.

Theatres
10.09.2020 - 21.12.2020

Archaeology of Sofia

Regional History Museum - Sofia presents Sixth Annual Exhibition “Archaeology of Sofia”. The exhibition will present the studies and discoveries in the territory of Sofia and the region of the past archaeological season. It will run from September 10 until December 21, 2020.
On the picture: a lead tile ′′ Danube Horsemen ′′ (5th century AD). Found in an archaeological study on 27 Georg Washington Str. in Sofia.
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
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
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
03.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY Presents the exhibition ROMANTICS LOVE CONCEPTUALISM

By Svilen Stefanov

November 3 – December 6 2020


Svilen Stefanov is an artist, an art historian and professor of twentieth century art history at the Bulgarian National Academy of Art. The paintings in the exhibition present hidden meanings regarding art history, philosophy, literature and music, and accordingly, every viewer will see something novel; but even the little is much here.

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

Image: www.sghg.bg.

Exhibitions
16.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Sofia’s First Art Salon

Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the exhibition Sofia’s First Art Salon - The 110th Anniversary of the Trapko Gallery. The first private art salon in Sofia was called the Permanent Art Gallery and was established in the spring of 1910 by the young entrepreneur and painter Trapko Vasilev. Its existence spanned between 1910 and 1944. Trapko did not spare his enthusiasm, energy and support for the modern Bulgarian art in the interwar period.

The current exhibition includes 28 artworks. Among them are works authored by famous painters who held their shows at the Trapko Gallery – Nikola Tanev, Bencho Obreshkov, Boris Denev, Alexander Mutafov, Atanas Mihov, Petar Morozov, Konstantin Shtarkelov, Vassil Zakhariev, Doncho Zankov, Petar Ouroumov and others.

Another part of the exhibition is devoted to the painterly and artistic work of Trapko Vasilev himself.

In the process of the organization of the exhibition were also involved: The National Library, the Regional Museum of Sofia, the National Literature Museum and “Charta – Publishing and Gallery”. Photographs and archival materials were provided by the Central State Archives and the web blog “Old Sofia”.


On the picture:
Still-life with Oranges, the 1960s, oil on canvas, 52 x 66 cm
Nikola Georgiev (1884–1963)
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection
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
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
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
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
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