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.
Seventy-four percent of Plovdiv residents have visited at least one cultural event in their hometown this year thanks to the initiative "Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture", it became clear at the Looking Back & Thinking Forward..
Sixteen pianists from Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada, Korea, Japan, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Philippines will give four concerts in the Bulgarian towns which took part in the contest for European capital of culture – Plovdiv (16 November),..
On the Day of Slavonic Alphabet and Bulgarian Culture – May 24, a campaign dedicated to the Cyrillic alphabet and its special place in world culture and in the program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019, was launched. The idea was to..
The jazz festival in Plovdiv is inviting friends and fans to its jazz events from 31 October till 2 November. As always the concerts are taking place at the Boris Christoff culture house in the city. Each one of the jazz nights has its own theme,..
The European Philatelic Exhibition "Plovdiv-Phila 2019" has already been opened in Plovdiv. Philatelists from 19 countries are showing impressive exhibits on 480 boards. A well-known collector from London presents rare and expensive Bulgarian..
Starting as a joke, an idea gave birth to a whole collection, so diverse that it could be presented in an uncommon sort of museum – one dedicated to irons. From the oldest models working on charcoal to the electric ones, of various sizes and some..
The Days of Japanese Culture in Bulgaria have become the reason for presenting a puppet theater play for children and adults at the Sofia Army Theater. The play is captivating with colors and exotic atmosphere from the Land of the Rising Sun...
In the year 313 Emperor Constantine the Great enforced the Edict of Milan proclaiming religious toleration which put an end to the persecution of Christians within the Roman Empire. The construction began of temples to the Christian God, but in..
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..
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