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Wednesday 14 April 2021
12 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
May 2021
04.07.2020 - 01.06.2021

The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia

4.7.2019 – 01.06.2021

The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.

With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.

The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.

Exhibitions
08.07.2020 - 30.09.2021

Pathways to the table

The National Ethnographic Museum presents the exhibition Pathways to the table
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum - www.iefem.bas.bg.
Exhibitions
29.10.2020 - 01.06.2021

“SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”

29.10.2020 – 1.06.2021

Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.

Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.

A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.

Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.

The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.

Image: National Museum of Military History

Exhibitions
01.11.2020 - 31.05.2021

ZOONOTIC PATHOGEN TYPES

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types

November 1 2020 – May 31 2021


The exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types was realised on the occasion of the most actual topic - the origin and transmission of pandemies, caused by the so called the zoonoses. Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Exhibitions
12.02.2021 - 02.05.2021

Temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2020”

The National Archaeological Institute with Museum organizes the temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology”. The exhibition presents the most interesting and impressive discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.

The exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2020” will be on display in the Central Hall of the National Archaeological Museum from 12 February until 02 May 2021.

Exhibitions
08.04.2021 - 22.04.2021

Kinomania (Cinemania)

During the pandemic period, the National Palace of Culture, and respectively Kinomania (Cinemania), and Sofia Film Fest will present a total of four films. They were supposed to premiere in November 2020 as part of the program of Kinomania, after which to be included in the 25th edition of Sofia Film Fest. Because Kinomania is now to be held after the March edition of SFF, the films will premiere at Kinomania in April, but these screenings will also be part of the program of Sofia Film Fest. Fear will open Kinomania on April 8, 2021. Ivaylo Hristov's film together with The Short Straw (April 16) by Dimitar Petkov and Scenes from the Life of an Actress (April 13) by Ivan Vladimirov are included in the New Bulgarian Cinema program of Sofia Film Fest.

The fourth film part of the program of both festivals is The Khan and the Empire - the new version of one of the most popular films in the history of Bulgarian cinema - Khan Asparuh. Lyudmil Staykov's film is part of the special anniversary program of SFF - 25, which will feature iconic films of 25 Sofia Award winners.

Festivals
13.04.2021 - 13.06.2021

ANDREY DANIEL. BETWEEN TWO ERAS

Sofia City Art Gallery presents the exhibition Andrey Daniel. Between two eras

13.04.2021 - 13.06.2021

Andrey Daniel was himself as one of the leading figures in art pushing Bulgarian painting forward at the close of the 20th and the turn of the 21st centuries. The exhibition and the album that goes with it are the outcome of research and selection of works from government-owned and private collections throughout the country and abroad. Out of the more than 500 paintings researched and listed in the album, visitors will be able to see more than 160, which will be on display on both of the gallery’s levels. The exhibition features some of the artist’s earliest works, works created in the 1980’s, award-winning works, works that have not been exhibited in the capital city in the past 30 years, as well as works showcasing distinguished cycles and themes emblematic of Andrey Daniel’s art that place him among the most prominent Bulgarian artists of the last four decades.

Exhibitions
02.04.2021 - 18.04.2021

Sofia’s Homes Photo exhibition

Open-air gallery in the park in front of the National Palace of Culture (next to Cabana cinema)
The photographic exhibition Sofia’s Homes presents 27 architectural values of Sofia. Beautiful, stylish, and magnificent, these buildings remind us of the rapid development of Sofia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. On April 3, 1879 (March 22 in old style) during the Constituent Assembly of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia was proclaimed Capital of Bulgaria and residence of the Knyaz. In less than three decades, old Sofia, with a population of about 12,000, acquired beautiful architectural structures, magnificent buildings such as the Military Club and the National Theater, electric lighting, trams, and yellow cobblestones. The exhibition shows the point of view of Zdravko Petrov, author of the book "Historical Routes: Sofia" and the website historicalroutes.bg, which reveal interesting facts about the architecture and history of the most beautiful houses and public buildings in our capital.
Exhibitions
05.04.2021 - 19.04.2021

The Beautiful Face of Sofia

photo exhibition; Women of Sofia
Open-air gallery at Lovers’ Bridge, next to the NPC
The exhibition shows a different and beautiful face of Sofia. The exhibition includes 60 photos of women, part of the bilingual book Women of Sofia. Some of the photos have been taken especially for the project, and others have been taken on the streets of the city over the last 5 years. The project presents the women of Sofia in their uniqueness and diversity, with their courage to stand up for themselves.
Exhibitions
12.04.2021 - 25.04.2021

The Faces of Literary Journal

Open-air gallery in front of Ivan Vazov National Theater
he exhibition The Faces of LJ will be opened on April 12 at 6 pm in the open-air gallery in the City Garden. Mihail Nedelchev, Georgi Lozanov, Francesca Zemyarska, Joanna Neykova and Lilia Trifonova will take part in the opening. The exhibition includes 26 photographs of important authors and friends of the newspaper - Miglena Nikolchina, Virginia Zaharieva, Georgi Gospodinov, Mirela Ivanova, Mihail Nedelchev, Vladimir Zarev, Daria Karapetkova, Mitko Novkov, Georgi Tenev, Ivan Hristov, Yanitsa Radeva, Todorka Mineva, Alexander Baytoshev, Kaloyan Pramatarov, as well as the editors of the newspaper. You can visit the exhibition until April 25, 2021.
Exhibitions
10.04.2021 - 30.04.2021

SYN(es)THESIS

Pancho Vladigerov House Museum
In 2021 Pancho Vladigerov House Museum in cooperation with Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, the National Academy of Arts and the Sofia Philharmonic will present a new initiative, combining musical and visual art in an original and unique way. The first concert of the program will take place on April 10 in Bulgaria Chamber Hall at 7pm and will introduce listeners to the essence of the conceptual space of SYN (es) THESIS. An important part of the performances will be the projection of paintings of 23 students from the National Academy of Arts. The SYN (es) THESIS project is realized with the support of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
14.04.2021

200 years since the birth of GS Rakovski

Borisova Gradina Park (the Alley of Famous Bulgarians
April 14 (Wednesday) 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Georgi Stoykov Rakovski - founder of the modern Bulgarian political thought, army, diplomacy, statehood and author of the words "Freedom or Death". Due to the epidemic situation and the measures taken to limit the spread of Covid-19, Sofia Municipality plans to mark the anniversary with a short ceremony of laying flowers and wreaths in front of the bust of Rakovski in Borisova Gradina Park (the Alley of Famous Bulgarians) at 11 am. The event will be attended by the National Guard, and a speech will be given by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Chobanov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality. Residents and guests of the capital can place flowers and wreaths in honor and admiration of this exceptional person on April 14 (Wednesday) from 11am to 1pm in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures. The event is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
Festivals
14.04.2021

Rifkin's Festival / Kinomania

A married American couple finds themselves at the San Sebastian Film Festival and are captivated by the magic of the event, the charm of the city and the magical world of movies.

Director: Woody Allen

Cast: Wallace Shawn, Gina Gershon, Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, Christoph Waltz, Sergi López and others.

Festivals

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