In our series “Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture, 2019”, Radio Bulgaria presents some of the highlights in the cultural calendar of the first Bulgarian city selected to be a cultural capital of Europe.
Here you will find intriguing information about the history, the life and the authentic spirit of one of the oldest still-inhabited cities on the continent – Plovdiv.
Annie Pilibosian was born and raised in Sofia, she studied and graduated in Sofia, and then became French language teacher. And then her life turned around – she left for France where she married. She always comes back to Bulgaria, but for the past..
Fire brings warmth and creates a sense of home, and it is fire that will run like a fiery thread through the events from the Old Town Festival in Plovdiv. With the approach of autumn the people of Plovdiv will breathe new life into streets and..
An exhibition on in Plovdiv until November 30 will challenge visitors to see weapons, a symbol of dominance and power, in an entirely new light. “The aim is to display weapons as apotropaic and a male ornament,” explains Grozdelina..
Town squares, churches, galleries, but also ancient Plovdiv’s nooks and corners will turn into shared spaces for art, the visions and the values of the world. After a one-year pause the NIGTH festival is back to make conversations more sincere,..
For more than 7 months Plovdiv has successfully been implementing the European Capital of Culture, 2019 programme. On Sunday, Plovdiv celebrates five years since the city was chosen to be Bulgaria’s European capital of culture,..
The Plovdiv-based Kapana Gallery hosts the exhibition “Open Art Files – notes below the line”. The exposition is organized within the frame of the platform for popularizing contemporary Bulgarian art of the Open Arts Foundation. It is part of..
Under the motto "Together Again", the “House of Mexican Art” in the Old Town of Plovdiv attracts visitors with works by Krasimir Slabakov, Maria Slabakova and their son Stefan. For the first time the family has organised a joint exhibition in..
Many think collecting is a hobby for rich or famous people who collect artwork, weapons, expensive old cars, and more. This passion, of course, requires big spending. But the truth is that not every collector needs a lot of money. Most often..
Until the end of August, the village near Plovdiv is once again hosting Staro Zhelezare Street Art Village Festival. The village itself has no more than 400 inhabitants. Every year the people behind this project – artists Katarzina and..
Dance groups from three continents will arrive in Plovdiv for the International Folklore Festival that will be held between July 29 and August 2. The festival will be held for the 25 th consecutive year. Folklore groups and ensembles from..
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