• Connected with the Earth

      Connected with the Earth

      “Earthbound: Tales of Man and Nature” is an exposition in which the works of the Bulgarian and German artists are brought together to explore the esthetic, political, ecological and psychological aspects of Nature and natural environment. The exhibition is to be opened on 28 August at the Goethe Institute-Bulgaria in Sofia.

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    • Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

      Sofia Philharmonic new season is opening

      The new guest star, conductor Sascha Goetzel will open season 2019-2020 with Symphony No.1 by Gustav Mahler on 12 September at the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. This symphony is a titanic work which ushered in a new stage in the development of symphonic music.

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    • The hidden secrets of Da Vinci’s “Virgin of the Rocks”

      The hidden secrets of Da Vinci’s “Virgin of the Rocks”

      Thanks to books and movies like The Da Vinci Code, the name Leonardo da Vinci isn't just associated with being a polymath and a historically important genius, but also a mystery. The National Gallery in England has been working on such a mystery since 2005, and now it's come closer to understanding the secrets of Da Vinci's hidden painting.

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    • Films put the Western Balkans on the big screen

      Films put the Western Balkans on the big screen

      The Western Balkans' film scene has been thriving in recent years, reaching audiences across the world and winning awards at major festivals. And this week sees the opening of one of the biggest one in the region; the 25th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival. Founded during the siege of Sarajevo, it is today a major celebration of film, bringing together over 100,000 spectators and filmmakers to celebrate regional, European and international cinema.

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    • Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

      Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

      A freewheeling weekend of indulgence. A New York farm transformed by idealistic youths into a mid-size city. A celebration of rock music and utopian ideals. Woodstock was many things but one thing is clear - it is heralded in the popular consciousness as the cultural touchstone of a generation.

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    • Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

      Opera Fest in Bansko marks its 10th anniversary

      The opera festival in Bansko will mark its 10th anniversary with an extensive programme targeting fans of classical music. The opening gala of the Opera Fest jubilee edition on 22 August, at 19:00 is trusted to Sofia Philharmonic and children’s music educational project Fortissimo Family which will stage “Vivaldi and the Little Otto”.

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    • Stephan Komandarev: We should call things the way we see them

      Stephan Komandarev: We should call things the way we see them

      I'm trying to make films about the life that 95-97% of the Bulgarians are living. I don't care about the life of the 1-2% of the affluent, who are quite bored. What worries me is that apart from being the poorest EU member, Bulgaria is the country where the wealth disparity is the biggest. This is the reality, says film director Stephan Komandarev in an interview to BTA.

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    • Empty clothes tell stories

      Empty clothes tell stories

      The Ship of the Fools installation by renowned visual artist Gonul Nuhoglu has been officially presented to the Bulgarian public. It will be exhibited at the +359 Gallery until 11 August, BGNES reports.

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