"Put the music on” – virtuoso conductor Emil Tchakarov’s last words

He stood on stage humbled, bringing palms to prayer. And the orchestra transformed into an altar to which he offered sacrifice in order to be enlightened one more time. “Music. Put the music on.” This is what Emil Tchakarov said in the..

published on 7/16/18 4:11 PM

Drive-in cinema makes stopover in Sliven

The city of Sliven hosted film screenings in the open at the parking lot of Hadzhi Dimitar Stadium and in Yunak Park. In two screenings from 9 and 11 p.m. the traveling drive-in theater presented two of the leading Bulgarian movies in the box..

published on 7/15/18 9:05 AM

Artist Vanessa Katrin’s live painting touches the heart of Italian public

Her art emerges live, right in front of the audience, just like real life is – with no rehearsal. Bulgarian artist Vanessa Katrin paints inside Italian palaces, concert halls and even monasteries. The images on the canvas are always a reflection..

published on 7/8/18 9:10 AM

Nessebar icons exposed at Tretyakov Gallery

Four unique icons from the ancient Bulgarian town of Nessebar were exposed in Moscow’s Tretyakovska Gallery. Two of the icons - of St. Demetrius were painted in the 16 th and 17 th c. The third one is of St. Polyeuctus from the 15 th c. and the..

published on 7/7/18 12:00 PM

More than 1,800 children from Bulgaria and abroad take part in “Muses” festival in Sozopol

More than 1,800 children from Bulgaria and abroad will take part in the festival “Muses” in the town of Sozopol on the Black Sea,  opening tonight. The youth festival which is in the sphere of the arts, and is taking place under the patronage..

published on 7/5/18 3:21 PM

Maria Ilieva: I always knew I would become an artist

"I do not remember a moment in my life when I wanted to become something other than an artist. I think that since my earliest childhood I have known this was my vocation," artist Maria Ilieva says. She is a sophisticated and delicate young woman whose..

published on 7/1/18 10:55 AM

Sofia Opera premieres ABBA-song musical “Mamma Mia!”

July 18 is the date of the premiere of “ Mamma Mia!” at the Sofia Opera. The libretto tells the story of a bride, who, just before her dream wedding, tries to find out who her father is, and brings three men from her mother’s past back to the..

published on 7/1/18 10:30 AM

Bozhana Apostolova: Books are the bridge we throw to show how many smart, creative and talented people there are in Bulgaria

There is one big publishing house that no serious conversation about modern Bulgarian literature could go without, and it is steered, with a steady hand, by the grande dame of the literary market in the country – Bozhana Apostolova. Any..

published on 6/29/18 1:35 PM

Museum exhibitions know no space limits

The National Palace of Culture in Sofia hosted a round table themed Innovative Methods of Presentation of Cultural Heritage and Management of Museums in Bulgaria and the Western Balkans. The event is part of the programme of the Bulgarian..

published on 6/25/18 2:15 PM

Summer reading room for children provokes interest in books

A "reading room under the sky" for the youngest lovers of books has opened in Bulgaria’s Razgrad. The initiative aims to promote interest in reading and comes from the Regional Library "Prof. Boyan Penev ". Until September 5, the open-air reading..

published on 6/24/18 9:35 AM