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Friday 01 November 2019
28 October 2019 - 03 November 2019
July 2020
12.09.2019 - 16.02.2020

Words, Images, Places - 140 years since the proclamation of Sofia as Capital of Bulgaria

The exposition includes works presenting the city from the end of the 19th century to present day. In addition to the paintings, there will also be postcards, photos and texts where you can read the impressions of Bulgarian and foreign travelers, diplomats and intellectuals regarding the changes and development of the city over the years - architectural, social, political events and people's participation in them.
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
26.10.2019 - 03.11.2019

Sofia Independent Film Festival – 9th Edition

Lumiere Cinema
Sofia Independent Film Festival is the only festival dedicated to independent films in Southeast Europe. Initially presenting a panorama of independent American cinema, today the festival offers a great selection of European, Bulgarian, American and world cinema. Supports mainly the young and independent Bulgarian cinema. In 2019, the European dimension of the festival will be even stronger, and our efforts will be to present the Bulgarian film industry in its European context as one of the most rapidly and successfully developing ones at the moment. The focus of our efforts will be to give Sofia, as a creative city of cinema, a European festival of independent cinema and culture.
01.11.2019 - 03.11.2019

IV Juniors and Cadets Fencing Tournament – for the European Cup

The tournament was held for the first time in 2016 on the initiative of Sofia - European Capital of Sport.
In 2019 will be held the 4th edition of the tournament which attracts more and more participants. It includes both individual and team competitions and participants of several countries will take part in it.
Sports Events

Day of Bulgarian Enlighteners

On November 1, Bulgaria commemorates the memory of the spiritual leaders who preserved our literary tradition, ancient knowledge and historical memory, and honors the writers, enlighteners and fighters for national liberation. Some of them are Dimitar Miladinov, Konstantin Miladinov, Georgi S. Rakovski, Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Ivan Vazov, Stefan Karadja, Hadji Dimitar, Lyuben Karavelov, Dobri Chintulov and many others.
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Crystal Lyre 2019 – Awards for achievements in music and dance

The annual Crystal Lyre National Award Ceremony is the honoring of the work of hundreds of creative groups, educators, young performers, music critics, conductors, and production teams, who have presented and offered performances of high artistic value to the Bulgarian audience at festivals, competitions and significant events in Sofia and the country.
Crystal Lyre has taken its unique place in the public space of Sofia and Bulgaria by focusing the public attention on the most outstanding achievements in the fields of music and performing arts, which will undoubtedly contribute to the enrichment of the cultural life and the inclusion of the capital in the cultural life of the European countries.
Music and Dance Events

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