Ina Vultchanova receives EU Prize for Literature

At a ceremony in Brussels, Bulgarian writer Ina Vultchanova received the European Union Prize for Literature as emerging author. She has been singled out along with 11 authors from different countries, the BNR correspondent in Brussels reports...

published on 5/24/17 12:41 PM

Hristo G. Danov: founding father of professional book publishing in Bulgaria

Any patriot in present-day Bulgaria will find plenty of inspiration in the life and work of Hristo G. Danov (1828 –1911). He was the first in the country to set up a company aimed to print and distribute Bulgarian books thus becoming a founding..

published on 5/24/17 8:10 AM

“Bulgarian Czechs” brought European spirit and style to newly-liberated Bulgaria

Czech people have greatly contributed to the preservation of European values in modern Bulgaria. Immediately after the Liberation from Ottoman rule, a number of enterprising specialists and enthusiasts arrived to this country to help its..

published on 5/19/17 2:10 PM

Ivo Papazov’ clarinet and Michel Portal's trumpet together at Balkan Trafik Festival in Paris

Famous Bulgarian musicians and artists will take part in the Balkan Trafik Festival in the coming days. This year the forum takes place in two parts – in the period May 20-23 events will be held in Brussels, in the BOZAR Hall and from June 2 to..

published on 5/19/17 11:55 AM

One cannot truly live without the spiritual energy of art, Maria Meskin says

A city of rich historical past, Bulgaria’s Pleven is linked to the names of hundreds of people who have contributed to the development of Bulgarian culture. Pleven – City of my Dreams is a song by legendary singer Emil Dimitrov who was born..

published on 5/18/17 3:05 PM

In search of emblematic cafes from times of socialism

Just like Paris, Vienna, Madrid, New York and Prague, Sofia also has its emblematic cafes and restaurants, where intellectuals and artists used to gather. One can learn about these places from the times of socialism from the book of Mariana..

published on 5/11/17 12:30 PM

Bulgaria’s memory captured by the lenses of three generations of Karastoyanov family

The National Art Gallery in Sofia hosts the exhibition the Karastoyanovs: Founders of Bulgarian Photography. It consists of over 300 photos of that Bulgarian family of the national revival period. The exhibition furnishes documentary evidence..

published on 5/10/17 11:55 AM

Archives Agency tells story of Haus Wittgenstein in documentary exhibition

Established as a propaganda showcase of socialist art with the personal blessing of then Minister of Culture Lyudmila Zhivkova, daughter of Communist leader Todor Zhivkov, Wittgenstein House has managed to gradually shake off the ideological..

published on 5/10/17 11:02 AM

Fotofabrika Festival – one photo says more than hundreds of words

The 4 th edition of the Fotofabrika festival for contemporary photography is taking place in Sofia in the period May 2 – July 23. The platform presents photography as art and a social zone which is part of the modern urban environment. This..

published on 5/8/17 8:45 AM

Nadezhda Slavova: Bulgaria’s new animation artists have ambitiously been conquering the world’s highest peaks

From 1 to 7 May Sofia is hosting the 8th edition of the Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival, Sofia. The event is taking place at the City Mark Centre and the National Art Academy’s faculty of applied arts. A total of 1,117..

published on 5/2/17 1:40 PM