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Sunday 06 October 2019
30 September 2019 - 06 October 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
01.10.2019 - 10.10.2019

Youth Fair - Site-specific theatre 2019

Nikolay Binev Youth Theatre
The Youth Fair Festival has been held every year since 2007, aiming to give a tribune to the youngest artists in the performing arts to perform for the first time. Since 2016, the format of the festival has been changing, keeping its focus on the young, but developing a poorly studied stage practice in Bulgaria - site-specific theater, which is a kind of a stage performance inspired by a specific site.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria, which takes place in this format. For the 12th edition of the Youth Fair the team of the Youth Theater has invited one of the most successful Bulgarians abroad who practice this type of theater - Christian Bakalov, as well as artists from IAC Centro Arti Integrate from Matera (Italy) - the other city which is European Capital of Culture in 2019.
04.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

Yellow Cobblestones Music Festival

Bulgarian Army Theatre
The festival encompasses a variety of styles, genres, and trends in world music. It takes place in October at Bulgarian Army Theater. Each year, it features foreign and Bulgarian musicians who mix different musical styles. The program of the sixth edition in 2019 is dedicated to the diversity of European jazz schools with a focus on French music tradition and trumpets. Many international performers are set to take part in the festival including Olivier Gatto, Salim Dada, Camelia Ben Nasser and the band Abigoba.
The festival invests in young people - pupils, students and young musicians. They will have the opportunity to perform in different places in Sofia.
Again, in order to support the young talents, the festival traditionally organizes master classes with lecturers - musicians visiting the festival, in the hall of Lyubomir Pipkov National School of Music.
The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.

05.10.2019 - 06.10.2019

IV Panayot Bonchev Memorial - International Petanque Tournament

The event is organized by Sofia - European Capital of Sport in memory of the former deputy chairman of Sofia Municipal Council Panayot Boychev – one of the most active proponents of Sofia winning the title of European Capital and of the development of sport among the elderly.
Sports Events
05.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

CineLibri 2019

Cinelibri is an international film festival dedicated to film adaptations based on literary works. There is a selection of competing films, parallel program of films and international jury of renowned artists. A unique multi-genre forum, facilitating the expansion of intercultural relations, promoting the achievements of European culture in Bulgaria and of Bulgarian culture around the world, strengthening the image of the Bulgarian capital as a significant cultural location in Europe. Each year, the festival presents the best film adaptations. In addition to the competing films, the festival has several additional sections, including: Bulgarian feature and short films; contemporary European and world productions; biopics about famous authors; a selection of documentaries about prominent artists; gala evenings dedicated to different cultures; an accompanying program of special events and meetings with autographs, educational and discussion events, a cycle of movies that can be watched for free and more.
06.10.2019 - 13.10.2019

16th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

National Palace of Culture, Lumiere Cinema
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival is dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts, long up to 27 minutes and is among the three oldest film forums on the Balkans.
Initially launched as a student film competition, over the years it has developed into a professional and international forum and has established itself as the largest and most prestigious professional short film festival in Southeastern Europe and the only one of its kind in Bulgaria.

Goran Bregović

The legend of Balkan music will be in Bulgaria again this year for three concerts. He will perform together with the notorious Wedding and Funeral Orchestra and will present The Best of Goran Bregovic - this means that we will hear only hits with which, over the years, the musician has entertained thousands of people around the world.
Music and Dance Events

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