• Face masks and slippers

      Face masks and slippers

      Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown.

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    • Longing for Italy – photo message in time of pandemic

      Longing for Italy – photo message in time of pandemic

      The Italian Cultural Institute (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) in Sofia, in association with the BulFoto Agency, is organising this season’s first open-air exhibition in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Entitled Longing for Italy, the photo exhibition is being set up in the Crystal Garden, a popular socialising spot with citizens of the capital, and can be viewed from 12 until 22 May.

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    • Vladimir Zarev: A good book makes our life more beautiful

      Vladimir Zarev: A good book makes our life more beautiful

      To get immersed in an alien world and make friends with it, to experience the deep emotions, suffering, the hopes and dreams of other people, to become absorbed by the beauty and greatness of the Word, is a spiritual adventure and delight for the soul which at least to a certain extent saves us from this compulsory isolation and the surging fears, says writer Vladimir Zarev in an interview to Monitor.

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    • Sofia Philharmonic salutes Europe

      Sofia Philharmonic salutes Europe

      Some 93 orchestra players and choir singers with the Sofia Philharmonic participated in a performance of the Anthem of Europe, with each of them recording their part at home. Maestro Nayden Todorov, conductor and director of the orchestra, recorded his bit in front of Yoan Leviev’s monumental mural Man and Peace displayed in Hall 8 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia – an artwork whose message relates to freedom, unity and all the other values bringing us together, especially in trying days like these.

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    • Tom Cruise to shoot his next film... in space

      Tom Cruise to shoot his next film... in space

      Tom Cruise will film his next Hollywood blockbuster on location - 250 miles up in the air and orbiting the Earth once every 90 minutes. Yes, you are reading it right - the "Top Gun" star is flying through the stratosphere to shoot an as-yet-unknown film aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA confirmed on Tuesday.

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    • From sublime to ridiculous

      From sublime to ridiculous

      The personages in Nina Kovacheva's drawings from 2020 seem perfectly innocent on the surface - children, comic book heroes, familiar sci-fi characters - all engaged in ordinary activities and games.

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    • Maestro Nayden Todorov: Music is my destiny

      Maestro Nayden Todorov: Music is my destiny

      Live concerts and concerts streamed online are two completely different experiences that have different impact on people. They should not be compared and contrasted. Let us also not forget that we are living in the 21st century. The exact opposite may actually happen - concerts streamed online may help us reach audiences who, without necessarily having a good idea of it, have until now thought of our art form as obsolete, says Maestro Nayden Todorov in an interview to EUROPOST.

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