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Monday 16 December 2019
16 December 2019 - 22 December 2019
August 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.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 31.03.2020

“The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”

Regional History Museum – Sofia presents “The Manifesting ideology 1944-1989”. The exhibition is to open its doors on November 7, 2019 and will run until March 31, 2020. It focuses on the years between 1944 – 1989 in Bulgaria. While using historical objects and artifacts the historical review analyzes the above mentioned time period.
Regional History Museum – Sofia brought the exhibition to life in partnership with: Bulgarian National History Museum, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at Bulgarian Academy of Science, Museum of Socialist Art and Bulgarian National Film Archive.
Exhibitions
14.11.2019 - 30.04.2020

“The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”

From November 14, 2019, this is date of the first massive bombing of Sofia during World War II back in 1943, to April 30, 2020, at The National History Museum the immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” will be opened for visitors.
“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” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
27.11.2019 - 12.01.2020

DIRECTION NORTH

Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, 2 Cherni Vrah Blvd.
The exhibition includes works by artists of Bulgarian origin who create in the Nordic countries and are influenced in one way or another by the culture of that region. The purpose is not to show a comprehensive list of artists living there, but rather to present a constellation of different concepts, themes, media and approaches that excite the Bulgarian artists, touched by the magic of the North.
The project is organized by the ‘So Close, So Far’ Non-profit Organization, in partnership with Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art, State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, and with the financial support of the Culture Programme of Sofia Municipality.
Exhibitions
28.11.2019 - 26.01.2020

SILK ROAD: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORANEITY

On the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Sino-Bulgarian

Diplomatic Relations

A JOINT EXHIBITION OF PROFESSORS FROM THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ART IN SOFIA AND THE CENTRAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN BEIJING

28/11/2019 - 26/01/2020
Opening: 28 November, 6:00 pm
The Palace, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Blvd.

The exhibition features 40 Bulgarian and 51 Chinese professors, whose creative individuality is displayed in the variety of styles and themes and through a wide range of means of expression from classical painting and graphics to digital printing and mixed media.
Exhibitions
01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020

Christmas Trees of Talent 2020

Stoyan Kambarev Foundation in partnership with Sofia Municipality.
Part of the campaign for the decoration of Sofia for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The Christmas trees will be placed in front of the National Palace of Culture in the period 01.12.2019 - 15.01.2020.
The Christmas concert will be held on 01.12.2019.
The musical talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation will be the culmination of Sofia Municipality’s traditional concert and will close it with a spectacular Christmas show after the lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Sofia.
Before the show, gifts and vouchers will be given to the families in need and the host will explain the idea of the project. Then a photo of the families, children and talents of Stoyan Kambarev Foundation together with the Mayor of Sofia and the representatives of the companies participating in the project will be taken.
The relocation and afforestation will be on January 20 and will be specified later on.
Music and Dance Events
20.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

MASHA JIVKOVA-UZUNOVA (1903–1986) - Wife, model and painter

2019 marked the 120 years’ anniversary of the birth of Dechko Uzunov, for which occasion Dechko Uzunov Gallery presents one of the most important figures in the life of the artist – Masha Zhivkova-Uzunova, a wife, model and an artist. The exhibition highlights some of her finest works between 1920 and 1943, artwork of Dechko Uzunov with her at the main role, as well as some documentary photos of their life together.
Exhibitions
21.11.2019 - 17.05.2020

AT 65 MILLION YEARS – THE STONE IVAN RUSEV

Spirit and matter fuse into one to introduce us to the world of sculptor Ivan Rusev, who narrates his artistic philosophy through stone objects, the fruit of the mental creativity materialized by his hands.
Exhibitions
07.11.2019 - 09.02.2020

LIKA YANKO - DRAWINGS

Lika Yanko is best known as a painter who went beyond the conventional concepts of expressive means through collaging various ‘accidentally’ found materials, through interweaving the abstract and figurative, through constructing forms of almost only one colour—white.
Exhibitions
23.11.2019 - 20.12.2019

Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt Sofia 2019

City Garden
9th edition of the German Christmas Bazaar in Sofia.
The stage and the wooden houses located in the City Garden near Alexander of Battenberg Square will delight their visitors with a rich cultural programme – children’s theatre, music performances and meetings with Santa Claus. Delicious culinary surprises will welcome the visitors every day, the aroma of cinnamon will be in the air and everyone will be surrounded by smiles and Christmas mood.
Festivals
16.12.2019

Educational concert for children

Educational concert for children
Music and Dance Events
16.12.2019

90 Years since the Birth of Nicolai Ghiaurov | MEETING – DISCUSSION ABOUT GHIAUROV

December 16, Monday, 5pm, Hall 4
90 years since the birth of Nicolai Ghiaurov
MEETING – DISCUSSION ABOUT GHIAUROV
Host: Ekaterina Docheva
Music and Dance Events
16.12.2019

90 Years since the Birth of Nikolay Ghiaurov CONCERT RECORDING

ATTILA - opera by Verdi
concert performance in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture, 1984/121 min /
Soloists: Nicolai Ghiaurov, Marie Krikorian, Nikola Vasilev, Petko Marinov, Boris Bogdanov
With the participation of: Orchestra and Choir of the Sofia Opera
Conductor: Vladimir Ghiaurov
With the assistance of BNT
Music and Dance Events
16.12.2019

Chamber Concert

Featuring the duo Nyuansi (Shades) (Georgi Lazarov - violin and Bistra Vutova - cello) and Tsvetomir Lazarov - double bass.
Music and Dance Events
16.12.2019

THE BALLADS OF FREDERIC CHOPIN; Antonina Boneva and Teodor Pazov

The piano recital of the virtuoso Antonina Boneva and the young pianist Teodor Pazov will present the beloved ballads of Frederic Chopin. The concert follows the line set in this year's edition of the New Year Music Festival – to bring together on one stage young talents with established names.
Music and Dance Events
16.12.2019

Bulgaria’s Stars

The most beloved performers and bands - Orlin Goranov, Kristina Dimitrova, Signal, Rossi Kirilova, Tramway No. 5, Mimi Ivanova, Hristo Kidikov, Margarita Hranova, Panayot Panayotov, and Stefka Berova, come together.
Over 30 eternal hits will be heard by the audience. Only songs that have proven themselves in time will be performed at the concert.
Music and Dance Events
16.12.2019

LARA FABIAN

The charismatic Lara Fabian will visit Bulgaria in December 2019 as part of her world tour 50. It will begin this year and continue in 2020. During the tour, Lara Fabian will perform
some of her most beloved hits as well as songs from her new album Papillon.
With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, Lara Fabian is the most successful Belgian singer of all time. She has won a number of awards including two World Music Awards for Best Selling
Benelux Artist, the Felix Award for Best Female Vocalist, a Victoires de la Musique award and others.
Music and Dance Events

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