4.7.2019 – 30.09.2021
The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”.
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.
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.
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”
29.10.2020 – 30.09.2021
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
More than 400 artefacts from 60 sites discovered during the rescue archaeological excavations will be presented to the public. These include exquisite ceramic vessels, tools and weapons, gold and silver jewelry, coins and statuettes, from the Early Neolithic (6000 BC) to the Bulgarian Revival (19th century).
STREAM THROUGH will run from May 27 till September 19, 2021.
Many of the authors have created their works especially for the gallery so they have not been displayed so far. Through the prism of personal style and vision, some of the authors will present three-dimensional works of different materials, installations and objects, and others – paintings, collages, and drawings.
The opening will be on July 27, 2021 (Tuesday) from 6 pm to 9 pm and it will be held in compliance with all anti-epidemic measures.
Memento Vivere (Remember You Are Alive) is the fourth exhibition in the program of the eighth edition of FotoFabrika Photo Festival, part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It brings together for the first time works by 15 contemporary Bulgarian and international authors.
The exhibition continues the theme of last year's exhibition of Fotofabrika in the National Gallery - Palace - Memento Mori (Remember that you are mortal).
Fotofabrika is an annual festival and an up-to-date international platform for the best examples of reportage and art photography. Its eighth edition is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2021.
Annual mountain running race - Vitosha Run 2021.
Organizers: Sofia municipality, Association Sofia – European Capital of Sports, Marathon Association.
Contacts: tel: +359 0 2 959 11 59, 359 88 2111703, 359 88 5259229.
Date and place: 29 August 2021, Sofia, 9 a.m.
Discipline: Mountain running race.
Racing categories: Men, Women, Junior men and women up to 20, Masters 40+, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70.
Track: Start: NPK; Finish: Mount Cherni vrah; Distance: 18km, D+1734 with 5 intermediate control points (see the track plan); Refreshment points: №3, №5 and finish;
Registration: Performed in two steps:
1. A request for participation is submitted HERE until 27.08.2021;
2. A starting fee is paid according to the information received on the application.
Paid until 08.08.2021: 20 BGN.
Paid from 09.07 until 22.08.2021: 25 BGN.
Paid from 23.08 until 27.08.2021: 30 BGN.
Paid on start: 40 BGN.
Winners of previous events in the Men and Women Chain are exempt from a fee with a request to submit a pre-bid.
Eligibility: Unlimited for physically and mentally healthy people 15 to 75 YO. Participants are required to follow the marking, to observe the traffic rules and regulations before, during and after the race. All expenses are on the account of the participants.
Additional information: Luggage transportation is provided for participants from the start area to the finish. To be handed to organizers before 8:40 h.
Transportation of participants from Aleko hut to Sofia is also provided. Each participant who wishes to receive a souvenir branded T-shirt must order it additionally in the application for the competition by August 22, 2021. and to pay an additional BGN 10. Separately, a branded sports t-shirt with a zipper Five Mountains can be ordered – BGN 35.
Source of information: https://marathon.bg/
The BAZA award in Bulgaria is managed by the Institute of Contemporary Art - Sofia and Edmond Demirdjian Foundation, in partnership with Sofia City Art Gallery.
The competition is annual.
The seventh edition of Green Libraries in the parks of Sofia starts on July 31, 2021 in Severen Park.
This year, the renovated Zapaden Park and Sofia Zoo are included in the famous "green destinations" of Sofia.
Everyone will be able to receive a free reader's card.
Program and locations:
August 29 (Sunday) - Vitosha Park, in front of Aleko hut
The exhibition includes extensive visual material related to his work, his easel sculptures and projects for public buildings. For the first time, scanned and enlarged drawings from Galin Malakchiev's sketchbook will be displayed, including many sketches of metal sculptures.
The presented themes, shapes and symbols form a powerful stream of scenes, resembling dreams, fantasy worlds and parallel realities, often caused by the impulses of everyday life. By questioning reality, the authors share with the audience their new feelings and visions of reality.
Ensemble: Sofia Opera and Ballet.
Summer Festival MUSEUS OF WATER on Lake Pancharevo.
Entrance fee. Tickets at https://www.operasofia.bg/en/buy-tickets/login
MUSEUS OF WATER is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality.