• Photo by colleague picked for а global selection

      Photo by colleague picked for а global selection

      A snap shot taken by the well-known journalist and a colleague of ours at the Monitor newspaper Ivan Tropankev has made it into a selection curated by one of the most renowned masters of black-and-white photography - Portuguese Rui Palha. Captioned “Parking assistants” and depicting two Roma children, the photo has found its way into the virtual gallery of Palha - HSPC Gallery. The images are planned to eventually be translated to a physical-medium exhibition.

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    • Mini Cannes film festival kicks off amid Covid curfew

      Mini Cannes film festival kicks off amid Covid curfew

      The Cannes 2020 film festival was cancelled this May due to the coronavirus lockdown, but the spirit is alive and it took the form of a mini event, which started on Tuesday evening. Over three days, the public can see four films from the official selection, as well as the short films selected for the competition along with school films from the Cinefondation.

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    • Art and politics

      Art and politics

      Art as a form of expression, its potential to generate ideas and its connection to politics, both in a modern and historical context, are the themes explored by the exhibition Art and Politics - Confrontations and Coexistence, which opened its doors to visitors on 27 October at the Structura Gallery in Sofia.

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    • Violinist Vasko Vassilev: I look for the positive in any situation

      Violinist Vasko Vassilev: I look for the positive in any situation

      Cancelling concerts due to pandemic was not remotely easy. We thought long and hard about moving them to next summer, but I and my team decided that it would not be fair to lock up the money people spent on tickets for such a long period of time. So we refunded the ticket prices and I hope we can have these concerts when a sense of certainty and calm returns to our lives, the violinist Vasko Vassilev says in an interview to Monitor.

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    • Veteran economist Sen awarded Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

      Veteran economist Sen awarded Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

      Economics Nobel laureate and philosopher Amartya Sen has been awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, organisers announced on Sunday. Sen was chosen because he had "been dealing with issues of global justice as a thought leader for decades," the jury said, adding that his contribution to the fight against social inequality was more relevant today than ever before.

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    • Theatre performances via laptop from home

      Theatre performances via laptop from home

      From 17 until 24 October, the independent theatre festival ACT will hold its tenth edition. As one of the most loyal and reliable partners of the festival, the Goethe Institut is presenting its traditionally diverse programme of German content at this year's event.

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    • Prof. Andrey Avramov, stage director: Dario Fo is of my blood type

      Prof. Andrey Avramov, stage director: Dario Fo is of my blood type

      The art of humour is a peculiar thing, especially when it is publicly displayed. It is a difficult and very responsible matter. Humour has different dimensions - sincere, biting, vicious, sarcastic… Pulling these invisible threads, which cause theatre audiences to laugh, is a specific thing and a part of our job is to catch them. The nature of humour is such that it originates very often from the juxtaposition of paradoxical and unexpected twists, says stage director Andrey Avramov in an interview to Europost.

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    • And the Nobel goes to an American poetess

      And the Nobel goes to an American poetess

      American poetess Louise Gluck was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy announced last Thursday. Her victory was considered to a certain extent surprising by many experts.

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