September 26, 2012

SofiaDance Week’s 5th edition coming up soon

Bulgaria’s capital and its inhabitants will have the opportunity to enjoy SofiaDance Week (Sept. 29th – Oct. 6th) for the 5th year in a row. The contemporary dance festival will feature many international guests as always. You will have the chance to see the newest and most interesting trends in the contemporary dance scene presented to you by artists from 3 different continents – Europe, Asia and America. The forum’s “headquarters” will be at the National Palace of Culture where the various performances will be held. The festival features two new special modules – a workshop for the youngest fans of dance and a SofiaDance Week Cinema; those will take place at 4 other locations in the city. The amazing opening of the festival took place on Sept. 23rd where everyone could enjoy a Guateque – contemporary dance performed in the air. The artists from “Delrevés” performed this vertical dance on the National Palace of Culture’s eastern façade. What to expect next? You will have the chance to, for example, […]
September 26, 2012

Our Presence at “Career in Bulgaria: Why Not?”

The biggest career forum for Bulgarians with international experience – “Career in Bulgaria: Why not?” – was held on 13th September in Sofia for the fifth consecutive year. The forum is organized by “Tuk-Tam” (Here-There) – Association of Bulgarians with education or/and experience abroad,  and career website Back2BG, supported by the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad. The annual forum “Career in Bulgaria: Why not?” brings together Bulgarians who studied and/or worked abroad with leading companies in Bulgaria, in order for the young professionals to learn more about the various career opportunities in Bulgaria and meet many other Bulgarians like them – with international educational or professional experience, looking for the best place for personal and career realization. This is not just a career forum, this is an event that has a strong social and public importance and over the years has proven that it can change lives. So far over 3,500 candidates have participated, more than 100 leading companies in Bulgaria are presented with information stands, corporate presentations, seminars, and more than […]
September 24, 2012

Planning to update WikiTravel?

This year’s European Mobility Week took place in Sofia between 16th and 22nd September. The project is part of the Europe-wide Mobility Weeks and aims at an awareness raising campaign to sensibilize citizens to the use of public transport, cycling, walking and to encourage European cities to promote these sustainable modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures. Our current photo exhibition “The Guests of Sofia” is part of European Mobility Week 2012 and shares some personal impressions and experiences of our guests in Sofia. We have also found out that some of our guests prefer various unusual but environmentally friendly ways of travelling to here. If you browse Wikitravel’s article about Sofia, in the section “GET IN” you can find information about how you can arrive in Sofia, and the usual categories are: 1) by plane; 2) by bus; 3) by train; 4) by car. However, our guests turned out to be much more creative.. and green! Hitchhiking might fall into the category “by car”, but not if […]
September 10, 2012

The Guests of Sofia

English version below Изложба „Гостите на София” – 15-30 септември – Градинката Кристал Забелязали ли сте, че София е пълна с чужденци? Това прави силно впечатление особено през летните месеци, когато българите са по морето, а чуждата реч из столицата сякаш преобладава. Питали ли сте се кои са тези хора, какви са техните истории, защо са в София, какво мислят за нас, кое им харесва? Фото-изложбата “Гостите на София” си поставя за цел да отговори на тези въпроси, както и да ни накара да погледнем на София през очите на нейните гости. Снимките ще ни провокират да се замислим дали не подценяваме онова, което ни дава столицата и дали не трябва да имаме повече вяра на критичния поглед на чужденците, които идват тук и оценяват всеки детайл. Изложбата ще се състои от 15 до 30 септември в новото арт пространство в градинката “Кристал” и ще е част от Европейската седмица на мобилността 2012. Инициативата се организира от Сдружение „Фрий София Тур” с любезната подкрепа на Столична Община, Асоциация за развитие […]
September 7, 2012

Graffiti Art in Sofia

Many guests are surprised to see so many graffiti in Sofia. That’s why we decided to tell you more about this art and its traditions in Bulgaria. Generally, you can split the graffiti in Bulgaria into two categories – negative graffiti and positive graffiti. The negative graffiti are provoked by strong emotions – love or hate – and usually contain negative political, religious or racist connotations. One can also read various “poems” for the favourite or opposite football team 😉 The positive graffiti are artistic and in many cases supported by the Municipality. For several years now, various graffiti contests have taken place in Sofia, where young artists from whole Bulgaria can participate. The area in front of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) is one place, where graffiti art is very popular. Even the tram stop under NDK is called “NDK Graffiti”, because of the numerous graffiti art around the tram stop.   In July the contest “Urban Creatures” took place in one of Sofia’s central neighbourhoods. What’s coming up […]
September 7, 2012

The Possible History

This month Sofia City Art Gallery opens a new exhibition of Bulgarian Art Collection, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Sofia City Art Gallery as an independent institution: September 12, 2012 – March 3, 2013 opening on September 12, Wednesday, 18:00 Under the patronage of Mrs. Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia This project aims to present visually and theoretically Bulgarian art from the late 19th Century until today. Visually – through the artifacts owned by the Gallery. Theoretically – through a study that analyzes the artistic processes. The design of the study is set in six periods, each of which has five sub-themes. Well-known Bulgarian artists are invited to offer their analysis of the collection. The separate periods form the story, examined from a contemporary perspective. Each period and its sub-themes reflect the most important aspects of their time. The purpose is to clearly highlight the main trends and tendencies and therefore the exhibition and its catalog offer a strong educational element. The study is based on the collection of the […]