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Translation of Bulgarian Novel Goes to 2016 PEN Prize Finals

The English translation of The Physics of Sorrow, a novel by Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov, has been shortlisted for the finals of the 2016 PEN Translation Prize.

Society » Culture | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1386

Scorpions 50th Anniversary Tour to Include Sofia Concert on July 17

The legendary German rock band, Scorpions, marks their 50th anniversary with a new album and a world tour which includes the Bulgarian capital city, Sofia Music Enterprises has announced.

Society » Culture | February 1, 2016, Monday // 17:43 | Viewed: 1226

Sofia Film Fest 20th Edition to Take Place March10-31

Sofia International Film Festival, one of the most important film forums in Central and Eastern Europe, will have its 20th edition from March 10 to March 31.

Society » Culture | February 1, 2016, Monday // 17:08 | Viewed: 1348

Bulgaria's Pernik Hosts 25th Edition of Surva Masquerade Games

The 25th edition of the international festival of masquerade games Surva will take place in the Bulgarian city of Pernik between Friday and Sunday.

Society » Culture | January 29, 2016, Friday // 11:04 | Viewed: 1641

Bulgaria's Sofia to Host World Festival of Animated Film Jan 29-31

The 11th edition of World Festival of Animated Film will be held on January 29-31 in the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in Sofia.

Society » Culture | January 19, 2016, Tuesday // 20:03 | Viewed: 2233

MENAR Film Festival Kicks Off in Sofia on January 14

Movies by female directors from around the Middle East and North Africa will be the focus of this year's MENAR Festival, the organizers have said.

Society » Culture | January 9, 2016, Saturday // 13:30 | Viewed: 2188

Bulgarian Writer to Have First Novel Published in English

Bulgarian writer Bogdan Rusev will have his first novel, A Tourist, He Thought, published at the end of the month, London-based Austin Macauley Publishers has said.

Society » Culture | January 8, 2016, Friday // 16:25 | Viewed: 4147

La Traviata Conducted by Ljubka Biagioni to Debut in Sofia on February 14

Giuseppe Verdi's opera “La Traviata” with conductor Ljubka Biagioni will be performed for the first time in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on February 14.

Society » Culture | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 16:12 | Viewed: 5337

Many Bulgarians Celebrate St John the Baptist on Thursday

Bulgarians with the name Ivan (and its derivatives) are celebrating St John the Baptist, or Ivanovden as it is locally known, on January 7.

Society » Culture | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 10:52 | Viewed: 2145

Ten Contemporary Bulgarian Movies to be Shown in Barcelona from January 5 to 29

Ten contemporary Bulgarian movies will be shown at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona between January 5 and 29 as part of the thematic cycle “Bulgaria, the invisible Europe”.

Society » Culture | January 6, 2016, Wednesday // 15:22 | Viewed: 2535

Bulgarian Rock Monastery Is in Urgent Need of Renovation to Avoid Closure

The Aladzha rock monastery situated along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is in need of an urgent renovation in order to avoid being closed to visitors in 2016.

Society » Culture | January 5, 2016, Tuesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 2426

Competition Fails to Select Director of Bulgaria’s National Theatre

The competition for the appointment of a new director of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia failed to select one of the two participating candidates.

Society » Culture | January 2, 2016, Saturday // 14:04 | Viewed: 3736

Museum Exhibits Replica of Crown Worn by Medieval Bulgarian Rulers

A replica of the crown, which was supposedly worn by medieval Bulgarian rulers, was presented in the National History Museum (NIM) in Sofia on Tuesday.

Society » Culture | December 23, 2015, Wednesday // 14:09 | Viewed: 2493

Antonio Banderas Performs Traditional Bulgarian Dance in Sofia

Hollywood star Antonio Banderas performed the traditional Bulgarian dance horo together with Bulgarian Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Society » Culture | December 19, 2015, Saturday // 14:05 | Viewed: 4909

Bulgaria's Ruse Hosts Second Edition of Ice Sculptures Festival

The Bulgaria city of Ruse hosts a festival of ice sculptures on Svoboda (Liberty) square between December 14 and 22.

Society » Culture | December 18, 2015, Friday // 11:13 | Viewed: 2430

Balkan Christmas Festival Takes Place in Downtown Sofia on December 17-23

The Balkan Christmas festival Sofia Mezi will take place in the centre of the Bulgarian capital between December 17 and 23.

Society » Culture | December 17, 2015, Thursday // 10:14 | Viewed: 2500

Shooting of Movie Based on Milen Ruskov's 'Summit' to Begin in January

The shooting of Vazvishenie ("Summit"), a movie based on the award-winning book of Bulgarian writer Milen Ruskov, is to start in January, production crew have said.

Society » Culture | December 14, 2015, Monday // 14:56 | Viewed: 2054

Sofia Hosts International Short Film Festival on 8-13 December

The capital of Bulgaria will host for the first time IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, which will take place at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) between December 8 and 13.

Society » Culture | December 8, 2015, Tuesday // 13:04 | Viewed: 3451

43rd International Book Fair Takes Place in Sofia from December 8 to 13

The 43rd edition of the Sofia International Book Fair will take place at the National Palace of Culture (NDK) in the Bulgarian capital between December 8 and 13.

Society » Culture | December 8, 2015, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2780

St Nicholas Day Celebrated in Bulgaria on Sunday

The Days of St Nicholas (Nikola), the patron of fisherman, sailors, merchants and bankers, is being marked nationwide in Bulgaria on Sunday, December 06.

Society » Culture | December 6, 2015, Sunday // 12:00 | Viewed: 2807

Jews among Berbers: a Moroccan Exhibition

A photo exhibition titled Jews among Berbers was officially opened at the Bulgarian Academy of Science in Sofia on Thursday.

Society » Culture | December 4, 2015, Friday // 13:38 | Viewed: 4729