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Работно време:
Понеделник - Петък: 10:00 - 17:00 ч.
Събота: 11:00 - 16:00 ч.
Неделя и официални празници: Затворено

Адрес:
188 Queen's Gate
Kensington
London
SW7 5HL
(В сградата на Българското посолство)

Телефон: +44 (0)207 584 9400/9433 / +44 (0)207 581 13144
Факс: +44 (0)207 584 4948

Ел. поща:
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until 11 September 2011

Traditional Jewellery and dress from the Balkans

The British Museum
Room 2  Free

Dress and jewellery across the Balkans played a major role in society, as indicators of identity and protection for the wearer. The objects, which date from the late 19th or early 20th century, come from Bulgaria, the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania and northern Greece.

More information: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/balkan_jewellery_and_dress.aspx

MAY 2011

6 – 9 MAY 2011

The Celluloid Curtain
Europe's Cold War in Film

A series of European spy films from both sides of the Iron Curtain to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. These remarkable, mainly 1960s films shed light on the popular spy genre and aimed both to be entertaining and to cement the divisions and ideologies of the Cold War. Complemented by a panel discussion chaired by Gordon Corera, BBC Security Correspondent, and an exhibition of European spy film posters.

Organised by the Goethe-Institut London in collaboration with EUNIC and Riverside Studios. With support from the European Commission Representation in the UK. In media partnership with Index on Censorship.

Venue: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL, www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Tickets: £8.50 (£7.50 concs.), unlimited season ticket £30 (£27 concs.) - available on 020 8237 1111 & counter only
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Information: www.celluloid-curtain.eu

Programme:

Friday, 6 May 6.45 PM
S-A FURAT O BOMBĂ (A BOMB WAS STOLEN)
Romania 1961, b/w, 72 mins, no dialogue.
Dir. Ion Popescu-Gopo, Cast: Iurie Darie, Emil Botta, Haralambie Boroş et al.

Friday, 6 May 8.45 PM
DIE 1000 AUGEN DES DR. MABUSE (THE 1000 EYES OF DR. MABUSE)
FRG/Italy/France 1960, b/w 103 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Fritz Lang, Cast: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe et al.

Saturday, 7 May 2 PM
SPOTKANIE ZE SZPIEGIEM (RENDEZVOUS WITH A SPY)
Poland 1964, b/w, 105 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Jan Batory, Cast: Ignacy Machowski, Beata Tyszkiewicz, Stanislaw Mikulski et al.

Saturday, 7 May 4.30 PM
FOTÓ HÁBER
Hungary 1963, b/w, 105 mins, with English subtitles
Dir. Zoltán Várkonyi, Cast: Éva Ruttkai, Zoltán Latinovits, Miklós Szakáts et al.

Saturday, 7 May 6.50 PM
THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
United Kingdom 1965, b/w, 112 mins.
Dir. Martin Ritt, Cast: Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner, Peter van Eyck et al.

Saturday, 7 May 9.20 PM
COMANDO DE ASESINOS (HIGH SEASON FOR SPIES)
Spain/Portugal/FRG 1966, colour, 89 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Julio Coll, Cast: Antonio Vilar, Letícia Román, Peter van Eyck et al.

Sunday, 8 May 12 NOON
SKVORETS I LIRA (SKVORETS AND LIRA)
Soviet Union 1974, colour, 142 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Grigori Aleksandrov, Cast: Lyubov Orlova, Pyotr Velyaminov, Nikolai Grinko et al.

Sunday, 8 May 3.30 PM
LES BARBOUZES (THE GREAT SPY CHASE)
France/Italy 1964, b/w, 109 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Georges Lautner, Cast: Lino Ventura, Francis Blanche, Bernard Blier et al.

Sunday, 8 May 6 PM
FROM COLD WAR TO WIKILEAKS - PANEL DISCUSSION

Sunday, 8 May 8.10 PM
NYAMA NISHTO PO-HUBAVO OT LOSHOTO VREME (THERE’S NOTHING FINER THAN BAD WEATHER)
Bulgaria 1971, b/w, 129 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Metodi Andonov, Cast: Georgi Georgiev-Getz, Elena Daynova, Kosta Tsonev et al.

Monday, 9 May 6.30 PM
SMYK (SKID)
Czechoslovakia 1960, b/w, 104 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. Zbyněk Brynych, Cast: Jiří Vala, Jiřina Švorcová, Jiřina Jirásková et al.

Monday, 9 May 8.45 PM
FOR EYES ONLY
(FOR EYES ONLY – STRENG GEHEIM)
GDR 1963, b/w, 103 mins, with English subtitles.
Dir. János Veiczi, Cast: Alfred Müller, Helmut Schreiber, Ivan Palec et al.

2 May – 9 May 2011
KISS KISS KILL KILL; THE FORGOTTEN SPY FILMS OF COLD WAR EUROPE
AN EXHIBITION OF 60S AND 70S SPY FILM POSTERS
Venue: Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL, www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 08.30am-10.30pm, Sat 10.00-11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm
Admission: free
Information: www.kisskisskillkillarchive.com

10 May - 15 May 2011

Exhibition on the occasion of Europe's Day

Icons and paintings by Mila Moussakova

Official opening: Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 7 pm
The exhibition is open to the public 10 May - 15 May 2011, 10 am - 6 pm

Sofia Gallery
Bulgarian Embassy
186 - 188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

10 - 11 May 2011

Bulgarian stall at the 52nd CFAB International Spring Fair

The Bulgarian Embassy in London will be among the diplomatic missions of over 100 countries that will participate.
Join us for London's most colourful and vibrant charity fair to enjoy food, produce and entertainment from all over the world.

Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra

CFAB is an international child protection and family welfair charity

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, London W8
Tube: High Street Kensington

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
and
the European Commission Representation in the UK

take pleasure in inviting you to a private view

“Spirit of Bulgaria”

an exhibition of icons and sculptures to mark the
Day of the  Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and of Slavonic Alphabet– 24 May

works by Mila Moussakova and Yanko Bonev

Tuesday, 17 May 2011, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
12 Star Gallery
Europe House
32 Smith Square
London SW1P 3EU

Exhibition is open 18 - 27 May 2011, Mon - Fri, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Music concert

Featuring the English Chamber Orchestra directed by Sir Colin Davis and the London debut of acclaimed Bulgarian pianist Plamena Mangova.

Thursday 19th May, 7.30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
More info

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Celebration with the Bulgarian School at the Embassy of the Day of the Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and of Slavonic Alphabet.
   
5 pm - 7 pm
Regent Hall, Salvation Army
275 Oxford Street
London W1C 2DJ

Friday, 27 May 2011

Music Concert
Evgeni Genchev - piano

7.00 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

APRIL 2011

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Concert
Gergana Raykova, violin
Nathan Tinker, piano

Bach Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo E minor BWV 1023
Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 F Major Op.8
Gliere Romance Op.3
Tchaikovsky Valse Scherzo Op.34
Chopin Nocturne Op.27 No. 2
William Kroll Banjo and Fiddle

7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

Saturday, 16 April 2011

British-Bulgarian Friendship Society Charity Event

The Bulgarian Embassy in London will host a screening of the Bulgarian full feature film Lady Zee. The event is organised by the British-Bulgarian Friendship Society.
Tickets: £ 5 at the door
All proceeds to the Trussell Trust for their House of Opportunity programme in Bulgaria.

5 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen’s Gate
London SW7 5HL

MARCH 2011

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria

The Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria
H.E. Mr. Lyubomir Kyuchukov

has the pleasure to invite you to enjoy performance by:
The students at the Bulgarian School
Yana Burova, violin
Veselina Tchakarova, piano
The London Bulgarian Choir

at a concert on Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 7.30 p.m.
Regent Hall, Salvation Army, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Seminar
Day of the Bulgarian Students in the UK

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

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15 - 17 March 2011

DancEUnion at Southbank Centre

From 15 March to 17 March at London's powerhouse cultural campus, the Southbank Centre, the most amazing variety of dance events will tumble across each other. This is dancEUnion, an imaginative collaboration between the EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and the Centre, with the support of the European Commission Representation in the UK. 

28 March - 3 April 2011

Fine Art Exhibition of the Bulgarian artist Bozhidar Dimitrov

Private View: Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

FEBRUARY 2011

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Invites you to a roundtable in celebration of the launch of

Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities
Ed. Stefanos Katsikas
Anthem Press, 2010

Professor Galin Tihanov (University of Manchester) , Dr Eugenia Markova (London Metropolitan University) and Dr Vesselin Dimitrov (LSE) will speak, chaired by Dr Ognyan Kovachev.
Concluding remarks from the Ambassador of Bulgaria, HE Lyubomir Nedkov Kyuchukov

6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Masaryk Senior Common Room, SSEES, 16 Taviton St, London, WC1H 0BW

JANUARY 2011

11 - 25 January 2011

Amalgam
An exhibition by Yanko Bonev & Pavel Mitkov

Private View: Tuesday, 11 January 2011, 7.30 pm
Exhibition open to the public 11 January - 25 January 2011
Sophia Art Gallery
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
186 - 188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

13 January 2011

The London Bulgarian Choir at the London A Cappella Festival

Thursday, 13 January 2011
19.00 hrs
King's Place

From Glee to Flashmobs, Jazz to Beatbox, the London A Cappella Festival is the UK’s first festival to show off just what the voice alone can do!
The London A Cappella Festival will take place from 12th January – 15th January 2011 in London’s exciting new venue, Kings Place.  The London Bulgarian Choir is going to perform at the festival on the 13th January at 19.00 as part of Shades of East evening dedicated to showcasing eastern sounds.  The London Bulgarian Choir’s concert will be a fantastic celebration of Bulgarian culture through their unique blend of ancient and modern Bulgarian folk songs.
Headline acts include Swedish vocal superstars the Real Group, Belgian a cappella sensation Witloof Bay (with beatbox legend Roxorloops), as well as festival hosts, international a cappella sensation the Swingle Singers, not to mention performances by the London Bulgarian Choir, British all-girl beatboxers The Boxettes, jazz a cappella group Eclectic Voices, Winners of the Office Choir of the Year 2010, and the Hertfordshire Chorus.
Make sure that you don’t miss out on the London Bulgarian Choir’s celebration of Bulgarian culture as well as the wider celebration of a cappella in the London A Cappella Festival 2011. 
Fore more information and tickets visit http://www.londonacappellafestival.co.uk/

DECEMBER 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

Cocktail Charity Party with a special guest performances by Miro, Lili Ioncheva & Bobby Valchev

Organised by YouHelp BG in partnership with Karin Dom for the benefit of disabled children in Bulgaria
With the support of  the Bulgarian City Club and the Bulgarian Embassy

Under the Patronage of
Ivan Stancioff, Former Ambassador to the UK, presently Bulgarian Ambassador at Large and Foreign Affairs Advisor to the President of Bulgaria

Tickets: £15 at the door or £12 online
Each ticket includes a complimentary drink and hors d'oeuvres
(see www.youhelp.bg for details or send us an email - This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it )

Friday, 3 December 2010, 7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Стоянка Мутафова, Златина Дончева и Николай Атанасов
в комедията на Азис Несин

ПАЛАВИТЕ ВДОВИЦИ

режисьор: Николай Атанасов

05 декември 2010 г., неделя, 19:00 ч.
Philbeach Hall, 51  Philbeach Gardens
London, SW5 9EB

Предварителна продажба на билети:
MG Accounting Services
63 Loveridge Road
London NW6 2DR
Тел.: 079 67242466
Понеделник – Четвъртък 12:00 ч. – 20:00 ч.
Неделя 10:00 ч. – 18:00 ч.
Цена на билети: £20,  в деня на представлението - £28

Събитието се организира от импресарска къща "Вирджиния Втора" и клуб "Нашенци" с подкрепата на посолството на Република България в Лондон

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Charity Christmas Party
Organised jointly by Friends of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian City Club and the Bulgarian Embassy in London

Under the Patronage of
HE Ambassador Lyubomir Kyuchukov
The Rt Hon Baroness Rawlings
Prince Kyril Saxe-Coburg, President of the Bulgarian City Club
John Brisby QC, Chairman of Friends of Bulgaria

To include Christmas Carols, Bulgarian folk songs performed by the London Bulgarian Choir, Bulgarian dances led by Tanetz dancing group, live music from around the world, a charity auction, a raffle and more surprises.

Tickets at the door or online - £ 30

Thursday, 9 December 2010, from 7 pm to 11 pm
at the Bulgarian Embassy,
186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL
see www.friendsofbulgaria.org.uk for details

Friday, 10 December 2010

Concert

An evening of music and mingling to celebrate the opening of the new Europe House.

The London Bulgarian Choir celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. Led by Dessi Stefanova, the choir has built an international reputation for its moving and fun performances.

Romanian singer, songwriter, poet, and puppeteer Monooka performs soulful Romanian doinas and dances, learnt at her mother's knee.

The Krama Ensemble is Cypriot singer Vicky Anastasiou and the band Kite Music. They perform lively traditional music from Cyprus and Greece with flair and sun-kissed fun.

The spaces between will be filled with a musical DJ tour of the rest of Europe.

Entrance is free, but reservation is advised.
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7pm - 10pm
Europe House
32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christmas Party of the children at the Bulgarian School with the Embassy

6pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Poetry

George Szirtes is our host on an epic poetic journey across Europe as seven European ambassadors share some of their favourite poems with a London audience. Joining them is acclaimed writer Elaine Feinstein who together with the participants, represent the new Europe through their international roots and coming-together of cultures.

Entrance to this event is free but places are limited.
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6.30pm - 8.30pm
Europe House
32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

NOVEMBER 2010

2 - 26 November 2010 

London Festival of Bulgarian Culture

Amazing voices
Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
2 November, 7:30p.m., Queen Elizabeth Hall

This women’s choir represents some of the most internationally renowned Bulgarian performers. Winner of a Grammy Award, the choir has sold over 1.2 million albums worldwide, and its music has been endorsed by stars including Paul Simon, George Harrison and Bobby McFerrin. This exclusive one night only London appearance at the opening gala concert of the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture offers a special chance to hear the amazing voices of this unique ensemble. With the special appearance of four talented young children supported by the Dimitar Berbatov Arts Foundation.

Cosmos, fireworks and light- from Haydn to Howard
The Bridge Quartet, Devorina Gamalova- violin/viola
5 November, 7:30p.m, St. James’s Piccadilly

On Bonfire Night the Bridge String Quartet, celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, will light the touch paper with one of Haydn’s most improvisatory quartets op 54 no2. Tchaikovsky’s effervescent first quartet provides the explosive finale. The Bridge Quartet also give the UK PREMIERE of the pithy “Microcosmos” Quartet by Marin Goleminov, and then they are joined by Bulgarian violinist and violist Devorina Gamalova for the WORLD PREMIERE of John Howard’s Quartet “From Darkness to Light”.

East meets West
London Bulgarian Choir
12 November, 7:30p.m, St. John’s Smith Square

This performance celebrates the London Bulgarian Choir’s 10th anniversary with the launch of six new songs commissioned by the BBC Choral Ambition fund. The songs are arrangements of Bulgarian folk songs and original compositions by renowned Bulgarian composer Kiril Todorov - a master of blending folk and jazz into a sublime new a cappella genre.

Colourful mosaic of sounds
The Forte String Quartet
Sarkis Zakarian- piano
19 November, 7:30p.m, St. James’s Piccadilly

Also celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, New York based The Forte String Quartet is one of the most sought-after chamber ensembles touring, recording and broadcast in the United States as well as in Europe. Their programme will include Shostakovic’s energetic quartet in D major no4, and the WORLD PREMIERE of the quartet commissioned by the festival from the young Bulgarian composer Martin Georgiev. The concert will finish with Schumann’s consummate masterpiece – the Piano Quintet in E Flat Major op44, celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Chamber extravaganza
Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra
Vania Vatralova-Stankov – soprano
Kristina Blaumane – violoncello
Ivo Stankov – violin
26 November, 7:30p.m, St. James’s Piccadilly

The premiere Bulgarian chamber orchestra makes its London debut as part of the closing concert of the festival. The distinguished ensemble has performed over 3000 concerts all over the world in their 48 years of history, and have recorded over 60 CDs for BMG, Decca, and Columbia.
The Sofia Soloists will perform two UK PREMIERES – “Dawn” by Dobrinka Tabakova, and “In The Silence of Turned Earth” by Gwyn Pitchard, especially commissioned for the festival.
The concert will also feature the wonderfully melodic songs for soprano and orchestra by Parashkev Hadjiev, and the Piece de resistance of the orchestra’s repertoire – Sergey Prokofiev’s “Fugitive Visions”. The evening will conclude with one of the masterpieces written for a chamber orchestra – Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for strings.

Exhibition "Impromptu"
1 - 14 November 2010, Sophia Art Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy
Private View: Monday, 8 November 2010, 7:30 p.m., Sophia Art Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy

The aim of the exhibition is to showcase a selected number of works form contemporary British and Bulgarian painters and sculptors giving their impressions, influences and intuitive perceptions of Bulgaria.

More information: http://lfbc.eu

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Bulgaria at the London World Film Festival

18.00 Othello
2008 | col | 51 mins | documentary film | dir. Ivan Mladenov 

19.45 Song of Songs
2009 | col | 15 mins | short film, drama | dir. Dimitar Radev

20.30 The Light House
2009 | col | 4.50 mins | short film, animation | dir. Velislava Gospodinova

20.45 Forecast
2008 | col | 100 mins | feature film | dir. Zornitsa Sophia 

21.00 Roundtable

22.00 Reception in Bloomsbury Theatre Bar

The Bloomsbury Theatre
15 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0AH
http://www.thebloomsbury.com/

More information: http://londonworldfilmfestival.com/

Thursday, 18 November 2010

An evening with the Bulgarian writer Emil Andreev 

Emil will be talking in English about his work and the situation contemporary Bulgarian writers find themselves in.
Emil Andreev is one of the stars of contemporary Bulgarian fiction and drama. A master storyteller from Lom on the River Danube, he is the winner of several awards, including the Vick and Helikon prizes for fiction. His first novel, The Glass River has been filmed in Bulgaria with an international cast and has just been released this autumn.
His novels are all set in the present, but as befits a writer born on the Danube they reflect on the confluence of the fragile present with a relentless past. 
In his latest book, Crazy Luka, the eponymous Bulgarian hero pursues his monomaniacal quest for enlightenment through churches and monasteries in Cathar France, Italy and Bulgaria.  A series of objects – an old helmet, a row of pearl buttons and pages torn from a notebook, point to the extraordinary coincidences of life, as a doomed love story emerges from the old Jewish quarter of Vidin in the turbulent 1940s.  

7.30 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186 -188 Queens Gate
London SW7 5HL

Thursday, 25 November 2010

...And Back from the Baltic to the Balkans -
an ehxibition, presented by Finart

Artists:
Valeriya Nyamtsova-Georgieva
Anna Adamkiewicz
Nina Krylova
Tolleck Winner

Private View: 25 November 2010, 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Opening times: 25 November - 10 December 2010, 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sophia Art Gallery
Bulgarian Embassy
186 - 188 Queen's Gate, SW7 5HL

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Book launch: Stefanos Katsikas (ed.), Shifting Identities: Bulgaria and Europe (Anthem Press, 2010)

Speakers: Stefanos Katsikas (Goldsmiths): 'The Europeanization of Bulgarian Society: A Long Lasting Political Project'; Vesselin Dimitrov (LSE): 'The European Union and its New Member States'; Vassilis Monastiriotis (LSE): 'Policy-Making After Accession: Lessons from the Crisis'

The event is organised jointly by the Bulgarian Embassy and the Goldsmiths Balkans Centre

7.00 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen’s Gate
London SW7 5HL 

OCTOBER 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Jazz and Poetry Evening

Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186 - 188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

SEPTEMBER 2010

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Посолството на Република България в Лондон
и клуб „Нашенци”
Ви канят на

„Семеен ден”
Families 4 Fun - веселба, смях, игри, състезания

Неделя, 5 септември 2010 г., 11.00 ч. – 16.00 ч.
Broomfield Park, Broomfield Lane, Palmers Green N13 4HE
Вход: свободен

11 - 12 September 2010

Bulgaria at the Mayor's Thames Festival, London

The London Bulgarian Choir will perform on Saturday, 11 September 2010, 3.30 pm, the Scoop at More London (www.morelondon.com/scoop.html).

More info: http://www.thamesfestival.org/weekend/detail/the_scoop_at_more_london2/

JULY 2010

Thursday, 8 July 2010 

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London
takes pleasure in inviting you to a

Concert for violin and piano
Ralitsa Naydenova - Violin
Yi-Lun - Piano
Yu Su - Piano

The programme is to include:
Brahms, Kreisler, Sarasate, Bartok
   
7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

JUNE 2010

20 May 2010 - 15 August 2010

The Lost World of Old Europe: Danube Valley 5,000 – 3,500 BC
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, this stunning exhibition of gold, pottery and archaeological finds, from over 20 museums in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania, goes on display for the first time in Britain.  One of the exhibition’s highlights includes the earliest major assemblage of gold artefacts to be found anywhere in the world from the Varna cemetery, Bulgaria.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford
Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2PH
www.ashmolean.org

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London
takes pleasure in inviting you to a

Concert
Lora Marinova - Cello
Dimitar Nakov - Piano

The programme is to include:
Schuman
Tchaikovsky
Sarasate
Prokofiev
   
7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

Monday, 7 June 2010

A charity concert in aid of orphanages in Bulgaria

Devorina Gamalova (violin and viola)
and her students
accompanied on the piano by Irina Troyan

The programme includes works for violin and piano by Isaye, Grieg, C. Franck, Mozart and others

7.00 pm
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
Prince Consort Road, SW7
Admission free. Suggested donation ₤5 paid at the door.

The collected amount will be transferred directly via the charity account of the Birmingham University International Volunteering Society and will be used to buy the goods most needed for the children.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Eastern Plays

Bulgaria | 2010 | col | 89 mins | dir. Kamen Kalev, with Christo Christov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Isil Aksoy | cert. 15

UK Premiere

Two brothers who’ve lost all contact are suddenly brought together when they have opposite roles in a racist beating. while Georgi who’s recently joined a neonazi group participates in the violence, Itso witnesses and rescues a Turkish family.
Georgi, now being asked to participate in larger events, starts to question his implication in the movement and Itso wonders if the beautiful Turkish girl he saved could be his ticket out from his sad life in Sofia. Only by reuniting will the two brothers be able to assess what they really want from life.

wed 9 june | 6.15pm | £9, conc £7
Ciné Lumière
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT

Mosaïques 2010
12th Festival of World Culture
3 - 12 June 2010
at Ciné lumière

Featuring a host of UK Premieres, preview screenings, director Q&As, talks, workshops and music, this year's 12th edition of Mosaïques Festival of World Culture promises an explosive programme. Presenting films from over 15 countries, this year's programme takes us on a journey from Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq to Rwanda, Mali, Cambodia and Brazil. Offering audiences a selection of the most outstanding new World Cinema, Mosaïques continues to engage leading directors, along with thought-provoking writers, who bring a diverse range of cultures closer to home.

Press release

Thursday, 10 June 2010

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London
takes pleasure in inviting you to a

Public lecture and an exhibition
focusing on Bulgarian national hero Vassil Levski, portraying him as a citizen of Europe and the world.

The event is organized in partnership with the Vassil Levski Foundation, Vassil Levski National Museum in Karlovo and the University of Veliko Tarnovo.

7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Vesselin Stanev at Wigmore Hall

Concert of Vesselin Stanev - Piano
Programme includes Johann Sebastian Bach - Fantasy and Fugue in G minor for Organ, BWV 542, arranged for pianoforte by Franz Liszt S 463, Franz Liszt - Etudes d'execution transcendante S 139

7.30 pm
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP
Tickets: £24, £22, £16, £12
More info:
Tel.: 020 7935 2141
www.wigmore-hall.org.uk 

Saturday, 19 June 2010

ZOV UK Fundraising event

ZOV UK, a Bulgarian children's charity is six years old and to celebrate this, they are having a party with music and refreshments on Saturday 19th of June, at the Bulgarian Embassy. This will be a chance to find out more about ZOV's activities and future plans. For further information about ZOV UK please go to their website: www.zovuk.org.uk

The details are: Saturday June 19th, 6.30 - 11pm at the Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

19 June - 4 July 2010

Bulgaria at the International Architecture Showcase

More information to follow soon. 

Friday, 25 June 2010

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London
takes pleasure in inviting you to a

Poetry and Music Night
A recital by Bulgarian poet and opera singer Yonka Hristova

7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

MAY 2010

28 April  - 15 May 2010

Celebrating Bulgaria: Stanislav Stratiev’s THE ROMAN BATH at the Arcola Theatre

The Roman Bath ran in Sofia for 10 consecutive years and was seen by over 300,000 people.
Stratiev’s plays have had 500 productions in Bulgaria.
Translated into 25 languages and produced in 40 countries, Stratiev has achieved a world prominence unmatched by any Bulgarian playwright ever.
The Arcola Theatre is one of the most respected arts venues in the UK, blazing a trail in artistic excellence and innovative management from its very beginnings. Housed in a stunning converted factory in Hackney, Arcola is a favorite of established theatre literati as well as young, upwardly mobile innovators.

The Roman Bath is produced Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Kyril of Bulgaria and with the generous support of Sir Tom Stoppard.  The production is supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the Bulgarian Embassy in London, the Bulgarian City Club and Friends of Bulgaria.

The production is still need of funding. You can help bring this masterpiece on British stage and become part of this true manifestation of the Bulgarian comedic genius by becoming a SPONSOR or by making a DONATION!

For more info and to make a donation, please go to: http://www.gologanproductions.co.uk/donatepage.html

Sunday, 9 May 2010

A service for Europe Day at the Westminster Abbey
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Schuman Declaration

The London Bulgarian Choir is invited to sing at the Sunday evensong.

All Welcome
Sunday, 9 May 2010, 6.30 pm
Westminster Abbey
Tickets not required
More information: www.westminster-abbey.org

11 - 12 May 2010

Bulgarian stall at the 51st CFAB International Spring Fair

The 51st Annual Spring Fair of the CFAB (protecting CHILDREN AND  uniting FAMILIES ACROSS BORDERS), aiming at fundraising for children and separated families will take place at Kensigton Town Hall.
The Bulgarian Embassy in London will be among the diplomatic missions of over 100 countries that will participate.
Join us for London's most colourful and vibrant charity fair to enjoy food, produce and entertainment from all over the world.

Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra

CFAB is an international child protection and family welfair charity

Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 11 am to 6 pm
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street, London W8
Tube: High Street Kensington

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

European Literature Night

The Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov is among the authors selected to take part in the European Literature Night at the British Library.

For one night, capital cities across Europe are presenting simultaneous celebrations of writing and reading on European Literature Night (ELN), and the British Library will once again host an electrifying evening of readings and conversation from some superlative writers, both emerging and established. Come and meet this year's authors Jacek Dehnel (Poland), Otto de Kat (Netherlands), Paolo Giordano (Italy), Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgaria), Julya Rabinowich (Austria), Giedra Radvilavičiūtė (Lithuania) and Milos Urban (Czech Rep.). The event will be chaired by writer and presenter Rosie Goldsmith.

ELN is a UK-based initiative involving 24 European cultural institutes (EUNIC), as well as the European Commission Representation in the UK with the support of various UK arts organizations (the British Library, the Arts Council and others). Its aim is to promote European literature of all genres in the UK, and its English translation and distribution.

The event will be followed by a reception.

Presented in partnership with London cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and the European Commission Representation in the UK.

Venue:
The British Library
Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Admission: £7.50 (£5 concs.)
tickets priced £7.50 (£5 concessions) available at http://boxoffice.bl.uk 
or by calling 01937 546546 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) or in person at The British Library
www.bl.uk

Sunday, 16 May 2010

A meeting with the prominent Bulgarian journalist and writer Petko Bocharov who will present his latest book.
   
4 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

20 May 2010 - 15 August 2010

The Lost World of Old Europe: Danube Valley 5,000 – 3,500 BC
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Supported by the Leon Levy Foundation, this stunning exhibition of gold, pottery and archaeological finds, from over 20 museums in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania, goes on display for the first time in Britain.  One of the exhibition’s highlights includes the earliest major assemblage of gold artefacts to be found anywhere in the world from the Varna cemetery, Bulgaria.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford
Beaumont Street
Oxford OX1 2PH
www.ashmolean.org

Friday, 21 May 2010

On the occasion of the Day of the Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavonic Alphabet
the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London
takes pleasure in inviting you to a

Concert
Bella Hristova - Violin
Huw Watkins - Piano

The programme is to include:
Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in G Major, Op. 30, No. 3
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Milstein Paganiniana Variations for Solo Violin
Strauss Sonata for Violin and Piano
   
7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

Monday, 24 May 2010

Celebration of the Bulgarian School at the Embassy on the occasion of the Day of the Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavonic Alphabet.
   
6 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Celebration of the Bulgarian School Vassil Levski in Barking, London on the occasion of the Day of the Bulgarian Enlightenment and Culture and the Slavonic Alphabet.
   
3 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

APRIL 2010

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London
takes pleasure in inviting you to a

Concert
Inspirity Quintet

Boyan Ivanov - Clarinet
Yana Burova - Violin
Todor Nikolaev - Violin
Raisa Zapryanova - Viola
Stefan Hadjiev - Cello

The programme is to include:
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet
Weber  - Clarinet Quintet

7 pm
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL

28 April  - 15 May 2010

Celebrating Bulgaria: Stanislav Stratiev’s THE ROMAN BATH at the Arcola Theatre

The Roman Bath ran in Sofia for 10 consecutive years and was seen by over 300,000 people.
Stratiev’s plays have had 500 productions in Bulgaria.
Translated into 25 languages and produced in 40 countries, Stratiev has achieved a world prominence unmatched by any Bulgarian playwright ever.
The Arcola Theatre is one of the most respected arts venues in the UK, blazing a trail in artistic excellence and innovative management from its very beginnings. Housed in a stunning converted factory in Hackney, Arcola is a favorite of established theatre literati as well as young, upwardly mobile innovators.

The Roman Bath is produced Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Kyril of Bulgaria and with the generous support of Sir Tom Stoppard.  The production is supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the Bulgarian Embassy in London, the Bulgarian City Club and Friends of Bulgaria.

The production is still need of funding. You can help bring this masterpiece on British stage and become part of this true manifestation of the Bulgarian comedic genius by becoming a SPONSOR or by making a DONATION!

For more info and to make a donation, please go to: http://www.gologanproductions.co.uk/donatepage.html
 

MARCH 2010

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria

The Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria
H.E. Mr. Lyubomir Kyuchukov

has the pleasure to invite you to enjoy performance by:
The London Bulgarian Choir
The Tanez Dance group
The students at the Bulgarian School

at a concert on Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.
Regent Hall, Salvation Army, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

По случай Националния празник на Република България

Посланикът на Република България
Н.Пр. г-н Любомир Кючуков

има удоволствието да Ви покани на празничен концерт

с изпълнители:
Лондонският български хор
Състав „Танец”
и учениците от Българското училище

в сряда, 3 март 2010 г., 19.00 ч. за 19.30 ч.
Regent Hall, Salvation Army, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

18 - 28 March 2010

Sofia - Лондон Exchange
A collaborative group exhibition between Candid Arts Trust in London and the National Academy of Arts in Sofia

Painting - Photography - Video - Fashion

Opening: Thursady, 18 March 2010, 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Open everyday 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Admission free
Candid Arts Trust Galleris
3 Torrens Street Angel Islington
London EC1V 1NQ
Nearest tube: Angel
More info: www.candidarts.com

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Presentation of Nadya Stoinova's Artwork

6.30 pm
Bar Blue and Remy Martin Lounge in Vinopolis
1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU

FEBRUARY 2010 

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Dimitar Burov, violin
Mina Miletic, piano

Programme:
Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano in G major Op 30, No 3
Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major

12.30pm
St. John's Church, Greenhill,
Sheepcote Road, Harrow, Middx HA1 2JE
http://www.stjohn-greenhill.fsnet.co.uk/where.htm
 
Friday, 12 February 2010

Dimitar Burov, violin
Mina Miletic, piano

Programme:
Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano in G major Op 30, No 3
Debussy Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major

7.30pm
St. Thomas More Church, 32 Field End Road,
Eastcote, Pinner, Middx HA5 2QT
http://www.rcdow.org.uk/eastcote/
 
Sunday, 14 February 2010

Valentine's Day Concert
Dimitar Burov, violin
Mina Miletic, piano

Programme:
Debussy Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Franck Sonata for violin and piano in A major
Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso Op 28

3pm
St. Michael's Church,
High Street, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AB
http://www.braystmichael.co.uk/music_at_bray_feb_10.html

Sunday, 28 February

GALA CONCERT
Vesselina Tchakarova, piano
Jean - Louis Gosselin,
George Hlawiczka, conductors

Stravinski Symphony of Winds
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2
Bruckner Symphony no. 7

7.30 pm
St. John's Smith Square, London SW1
More info: www.sjss.org.uk

JANUARY 2010

28 January - 31 January

Bulgarian Film Festival

Riverside Studios
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 9RL

For more information about the Festival, please visit: http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/season.pl?f=5th%20Bulgarian%20Film%20Festival

DECEMBER 2009 

Tuesday, 1 Decembre 2009, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Exhibition
Nadia Tsakova: In the moment

Private View
Tuesday, 1 Decembre 2009, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Exhibition runs intil midday Christmas Eve
Monday - Friday, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (Thursday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm)
Saturday from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Curwen & New Academy Gallery
34 Windmill St
London, W1T 2JR

Friday, 4 December 2009, 7.00 pm

A Righteous Passion:
William Gladstone, the Eastern Question and the Bulgarians

- a public lecture by Prof. Roumen Genov (New Bulgarian University, Sofia) dedicated to the bicentenary of William Gladstone

at the Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HL

Friday, 4 December 2009, 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm

The London Bulgarian Choir at Tate Britain
Tate Late

Home live art presents a night at Tate Britain which, features artists, performers and choirs, who explore the use of the voice as an instrument of extraordinary physical and cultural resonance. The night features: a range of live performances from a group of leading UK and European artists & performers, some of the UK's best amateur choirs from Bulgaria and Georgia, an all night set by one of the UK's best Afro Urban DJ's and the chance for the audience to create two new scratch choirs and perform themselves in the galleries at Tate Britain.
Featuring: Afrogroov, Phil Minton & The Feral Choir, Funk Chorus, Geoff Fazen, The London Bulgarian Choir, Maspindzeli, Mikhail Karakis, members of The Shout.

6pm -10pm
Tate Britain

More info: http://www.homeliveart.com/current-projects/13-extraordinary-voices

Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 7.45 pm

Christmas Concert of the London Bulgarian Choir

The Salvation Army Regent's Hall on Oxford Street
Tickets will be available in advance from the website of the London Bulgarian Choir, facility coming soon
More information: www.londonbulgarianchoir.co.uk 

Thursday, 10 December 2009, from 7 pm to 11 pm 

Charity Christmas Party
Organised jointly by the Bulgarian Embassy in London, Friends of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian City Club

Under the Patronage of
HE Ambassador Lyubomir Kyuchukov
the Rt Hon Baroness Rawlings
Prince Kyril Saxe-Coburg, President of the Bulgarian City Club

To include Christmas Carols, Bulgarian folk songs performed by the London Bulgarian Choir, Bulgarian dances led by Tanetz dancing group, live music from around the world, a charity auction, a raffle and more surprises.

Bulgarian Embassy,
186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL
Tickets at the door or online - £ 30 (see www.friendsofbulgaria.org.uk for details)

Monday, 14 December 2009, 7.30 pm

Concert of Pavel Minev (violin) and Ivan Yanakov (piano)

Works by Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Liszt.

Bulgarian-born violinist Pavel Minev has been living, studying and now working in Moscow. He is the first non-Russian musician who was appointed as a permanent soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic. His performances have taken him to over 20 countries. He is a recipient of numerous competition and state awards from Russia, Bulgaria, Italy and other countries.

Bulgarian pianist Ivan Yanakov was awarded a sponsored solo debut at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall. He is a recipient of a number of awards, and has performed on 3 continents as a soloist with orchestras, recitalist, and a chamber musician.

Monday, 14 December 2009, 7.30 pm
St. Giles-In-The-Fileds Church
60 St. Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LG
Closest tube: Tottenham Court Road

Monday, 14 Decemeber 2009, 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm 

Solartis Art Christmas Party
Ok! Artist of the Year Competition
Fundraising event for NHS Research
Supported by OK! Magzine

Artists
Minna Georgieva, William Nixon, Bernard Campbell, Richard Potter
In association with Solartis Ltd

Apartment 195
195-7, King’s Road, SW3 5ED  
(Closest tube – Sloane Square)          
Recommended  Donation  £10      
   
RSVP
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Strictly by Personal Invitation. Tickets to be collected at the Door.

NOVEMBER 2009 

15 - 21 November 2009

Memory, A Season of European Documentaries

To celebrate the wealth and diversity of contemporary documentary films in Europe, selected cultural institutes and embassies in London and the European Commission Representation in the UK have collaborated on 'Memory', a six day festival from the 15 to 21 November.  The festival, now in its third year, will showcase the work of new and established directors from across the continent.
Communism and its fall is a strong theme in the festival. Through visiting the past and revealing often unseen archives, these remarkable works offer a unique opportunity to Londoners to rediscover history that is common to all of us, through various viewpoints.

Memory is the third joint project of the EUNIC London cluster (European Union National Institutes for Culture in London) which aims to improve and promote cultural diversity and understanding between European societies.

European Documentary Workshop 9 - 13 November

Ten recent graduates of leading European film schools will create five films on the theme of ‘The Fall of The Wall’. In collaboration with the London Film School and with the generous support of the European Commission Representation in the UK
More info: http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/memorydoc/

With Extreme Cruelty (Po osobeno jestok nachin)
Bulgaria | 2006 | col | 58 mins | dir. Rosen Elezov

With Extreme Cruelty presents the sincere and moving confession of the well-known Bulgarian writer Svoboda Buchvarova.  It is the story of her trials and tribulations, personal metamorphoses culminating in her catharsis. Ideals and reality clash in her life, taking her to a world of antagonism and emotional standoffs, where she struggles to find reconciliation and peace with herself.

sun 15 nov | 8.30pm | £5, conc. £3
Ciné lumière at the Institut français

Venues:
Ciné lumière at the Institut français
17 Queensberry Place, London, SW7 2DT
T. 020 7073 1350
www.institut-francais.org

Hungarian Cultural Centre
10, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
London
WC2E 7NA
020 7240 8448
www.hungary.org.uk

Italian Cultural Institute
39 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8NX
020 7235 1461
www.icilondon.esteri.it

More info: http://www.institut-francais.org.uk/memorydoc/

Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

The Elexir of Life

Contemporary oil paintings and drawings exhibition by
Diyan Dimitrov and Iasen Dimitrov

Private View
Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm

The exhibition runs from 22 November to 28 November

The Smithfield Gallery
16 West Smithfield
London, EC1A 9HY
www.thesimithfieldgallery.com

OCTOBER 2009 

Tuesday, 6 October 2009, 7.30 pm

Lora Marinova will be performing with Southbank Sinfonia at Wigmore Hall

Programme
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Strauss Sextet from Capriccio Op. 85
Mozart Serenade in C minor K388
Britten Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Bach  Concerto for Violin and Oboe BWV 1060

Wigmore Hall,
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP

Tickets: £10 £14 £17 £20
More info

Sunday, 11 October 2009, 3.00 pm

Demonstration of Candle-Smoke Drawing

Following the official opening of 7th solo exhibition in London of the Bulgarian artist Kiril Uzunov, which took place on 30 September 2009 at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, and in view of the considerable interest in the artist’s original and innovative technique of candle-smoke drawing, the Bulgarian Embassy in London and Kiril Uzunov would like to invite you to a "Demonstration of Candle-Smoke Drawing".

Sophia Art Gallery,
Bulgarian Embassy,
186-188 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5HL

Tuesday, 20 October 2009, 7.30 pm

Recital by Sibila Konstantinova
Fishmongers' Hall Concert

Programme
Haydn – Sonata in E flat major, Hob XVI: 49
Liszt – Transcendental Etude no. 9 “Ricordanza”
Prokofiev – Sonata in C minor no. 4, op.29
Albeniz – Suite Espagnole, op.47

Fishmongers' Hall
London Bridge, London EC4R 9EL

Thursday, 22 October 2009

The London Bulgarian Choir will be performing with the Doves at the Electric Proms

Doves take to the Roundhouse stage with the London Bulgarian Choir for a brand new performance, reworking the band's music for the BBC Electric Proms audience.
Composer Avshalom Caspi has been specially commissioned to rearrange a number of Doves tracks for the 40-strong London Bulgarian Choir. The choir's unique phrasing and emotive folk singing style perfectly complement the soaring melodies of the band.
Doves' front man Jimi Goodwin said: "We're really excited about playing at the BBC Electric Proms. The voices of the London Bulgarian Choir are just unbelievable, and it is brilliant just to get the chance to play the songs differently for the Roundhouse audience. It is going to be really special."

To be broadcast live on October 22nd. You'll find it on BBC 2 and BBC HD from 23:20 - 00:05, and on 6 Music with Gideon Coe from 21:00 - midnight.

More info: http://www.bbc.co.uk/electricproms/2009/artists/doves/

Friday, 23 October, 8.00 pm

Concert of the Bisserov Sisters 

The International Society
William Kay House
327 Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PG

Friday, 30 October 2009, 7.00 pm

On the occasion of the Day of the Leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival
The Embassy of the Repubulic of Bulgaria
takes pleasure in inviting you to the

Launch of „Dedications“

Poetry by Zdravka Vladova - Momcheva with
an accompanying exhibition of graphic art by Hristo Kerin

30 October 2009, 7.00 pm
Sophia Art Gallery
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
186-188 Queen’s Gate, SW7 5HL

SEPTEMBER 2009

12 and 13 September 2009

Bulgaria at the Mayor's Thames Festival, London

Performances by Zagorche Ensemble and Trio Perunika

New European Village
Jubilee Gardens, by the London Eye

Thursday, 17 September, 6.00pm-8.30pm

Nelly Dimitranova in Eastwing Agency Group Show

Bright Ideas
a collection of giclee prints

Private View
Thursday, 17 September 2009, 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Exhibition runs from 14 September till 18 September

The Framers Gallery
36 Windmill Street
London W1T 2JT

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 7.00pm

Classical Music Concert performed by Devorina Gamalova (violin) and Dessislava Atanassova (piano)

Works by Beethoven, Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Vladigerov and Goleminov

Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL
Admission: by invitation

28 September 2009 - 17 October 2009

Fine Art Solo Exhibition of Karlo Zuno

Opening and Private View
Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 7.00 pm

The exhibition will run from 28 September till 17 October 2009
from 3.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Admission: free

Sophia Art Gallery
Bulgarian Embassy
186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

JULY 2009

Monday, 13 July 2009

Friends of Bulgaria Summer Charity Event

The charity Friends of Bulgaria are having a summer fund-raising event on 13 July. 
This year’s event takes the form of a private viewing of the Foundling Museum. The venue offers privileged access to some of London’s best preserved period interiors, and its collections of art and music which showcase the history of abandoned children in England. You can find more details by clicking on the link below.
http://www.friendsofbulgaria.org.uk/summer_event_2009.html

Tickets are 30 Pounds and due to museum security requirements have to be purchased in advance. For more details on payment options please click on the link below.
http://www.friendsofbulgaria.org.uk/donate.html 

Tuesday, 21 July 2009, 7.30pm

Concert of Denitsa Laffchieva at Wigmore Hall

Denitsa Laffchieva (clarinet), Alexander Zemtsov (viola), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Ashley Wass (piano)
Works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms
Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Tuesday 21 July 2009 - 7:30 PM
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 2BP

Tickets: £10 £14 £18 £22
Box office:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 2141
Fax: +44 (0)20 7935 3344
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JUNE 2009

Friday, 5 June, 1.00pm

Concert of the Inspirity Quintet
Boyan Ivanov - Clarinet, Yana Burova - Violin, Todor Nikolaev - Violin, Raisa Zapryanova - Viola, Stefan Hadjiev - Cello

The programme is to include:
Brahms - Clarinet Quintet
Mozart - Clarinet Quintet

Regent Hall
275 Oxford Street
London W1R 1LD

5-6 June

SOLIDARITY/Solidarities
A conference hosted by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Part of CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION 1989 – 2009: a series of events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1989 democratic transformation in Europe

SOLIDARITY/Solidarities is organised with the participation of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in partnership with EUNIC-London, and is supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK, Polska! Year, and the M.B. Grabowski Fund.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
TICKET PRICES: £35 for 1 day, £50 for 2 days inclusive of refreshments & admission to evening receptions at University College London and the Romanian Cultural Institute. Concessionary rates available to full-time students from other institution.
Free admission to UCL staff & students, but registration is essential.
DATES & LOCATION: Christopher Ingold Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Building, Gordon Street, London WC1 Friday 5 & Saturday 6 June 2009-05-06
TO REGISTER, OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
OR CONTACT THE CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATOR (c/o SSEES Evening Courses Office)
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Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 7.30 pm

The Mirror, A New Chamber Opera
Music by Martin Georgiev
Libretto by Marike Van Aerde
Conducted by Jessica Cottis
Featuring the Azalea Ensemble

Wednesday, 10 June 2009, 7.30 pm
The Duke’s Hall
Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT
Tel.: 020 7873 7373
www.ram.ac.uk
Admission: free

The Mirror is a one act opera composed by acclaimed young Bulgarian composer Martin Georgiev, with an original libretto by Dutch author Marike van Aerde. The Royal Academy's Manson Fellow in Conducting Jessica Cottis will conduct the new score and supervise the production as Music Director. The performance will feature the Azalea Ensemble.
The libretto explores a triangle of Life, Death and Humanity, and tells as many stories as that there are people in its audience. It reflects the source of human fear by means of its consequences; our doubts and inabilities, but also our reason and our determination. Although at places dark and threatening in tone, the opera ultimately presents itself as a reconfirmation of human identity.

Friday, 19 June 2009, 7.30pm

ZOV UK Anniversary Party

ZOV UK, a Bulgarian children's charity is five years old and to celebrate this, they are having a party with music and refreshments on Friday 19th of June, at the Bulgarian Embassy. This will be a chance to find out more about ZOV's activities and future plans. A suggested charity donation of £5 will be requested on the door.  For further information about ZOV UK please go to their website: www.zovuk.org.uk

The details are: Friday June 19th, 7.30 - 11pm at the Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 6.00pm

Fundraising Drinks Reception for the short film – Gramophone

Writer / director: Rouzie Hassanova
Producers: Maya Vitkova, Sarika Hemi Lakhani
Synopsis
Gramophone is a true fairytale, set in the deep mountains of 70’s   Bulgaria , during communism and at a time when all western influence was banned. It follows a 14 year old boy called Ahmet who gets infatuated with foreign radio stations and especially with The Beatles. He gets so obsessed that he begs his dad, Ali, to go and buy him a gramophone and the illegal LPs so he can listen to the famous music. After careful planning, his father decides to take on the dangerous journey, through the army patrolled mountains of Bulgaria , to go to the nearest city and succeeds in getting the precious gift. He ends up carrying it on his back for over 100 km and makes his son’s wish come true. 

A raffle will be held on the evening for the chance to win some great prizes.

Soho House, Bar 19/21
21 Old Compton Street
London
W1D 5JJ
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More information about the project: www.gramophone-film.com

MAY 2009 

Saturday, 9 May, Barbican Hall, London 

Ivo Papasov, Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra

Gypsy-rock from Kusturica’s ten-piece band. Plus high-energy, jazz-infused gypsy music from clarinet virtuoso of Bulgarian wedding music Ivo Papasov.

9 May 2009, Barbican Hall
Tickets: £15 / 20 / 25
More info: http://www.barbican.org.uk 

Ivo Papasov is also touring the UK with the following dates:

1 May BRSITOL St George’s Church
3 May BRIGHTON Pavillion
5 May EDINBURGH Picture House
6 May GATESHEAD The Sage 

12-13 May

The 50th Annual Spring Fair of the International Social Services, aiming at fundraising for children and separated families will take place under the August Patronage of the British Royal Family.
The Bulgarian Embassy in London will be among the over 100 diplomatic missions accredited to the UK that will participate.
At the Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8.

Thursday, 21 May

On 21st May 2009 Verity Sharp presents a Late Junction Session, featuring a collaboration of three singers from very different cultures - Bulgarian traditional singer Eugenia Georgieva, Indian classical artist Shahid Khan and British opera singer Jeremy Birchall. The session starts at 23.15.
For those who find the programme a bit too late there is a "listen again" option on the BBC3 website for the next 7 days.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kh4g4

APRIL 2009

Tuesday, 7 April, 7.00 pm

Concert of Lora Marinova (cello). Guest participation of Justin Abrams (cello) 
Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL (by invitation only)

Saturday, 25 April, 7.30 pm

Kameliya Naydenova (violin) will be performing at the Piano Recital by Emilio Aversano
Works by D. Scarlatti, L. Van Beethoven, F. Chopin, F. Mendelssohn, F. Schubert, E. Grieg, F. Liszt

7.30pm
The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music,
Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
£ 25 - box office: 0207 591 4314
More info: www.aversanofree.wordpress.com 

Monday, 27 April, 6.00 pm

The season of the Bulgarian cinema in the Uk continues
Bulgarian Cinema in Edinburgh
Organised by the Bulgarian Embassy in London and Bulgarian Creative Arts

6.00pm The World Is Big And Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
Filmhouse Cinema, 88Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Tuesday, 28 April, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Opening and Private View of the Exhibition of Modern Bulgarian Art
Admission: by invitation

Exhibition continues 29 April – 12 May 2009
Monday to Friday, from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Admission: free

Sophia Art Gallery, Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL

Tuesday, 28 April, 1.00pm 

Lunchtime Concert - Ivan Yanakov (piano). Works by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt.

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JJ
United Kingdom
Admission: free
More info

MARCH 2009 

Wednesday, 4 March

Bulgarian Cinema at the Riverside Studios, London
Organised by the Bulgarian Embassy in London and Bulgarian Creative Arts

6.45 pm The Peach Thief
8.50 pm My Wee Nothing

Tickets £7.50 (£6.50 concs)
Bookings 020 8237 1111
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

Saturday, 14 March

The annual Martenitsa organized by the British-Bulgarian Frienship Society will be on Saturday, 14 March, 2.30 - 5.00 pm, at John Marshal Hall, All Saints Church, Blackfriars Road, London SE1. Nearest tubes:  Southwark and Blackfriars.

FEBRUARY 2009

Tuesday, 10 February, 7.00 pm 

Literature Night at the Bulgarian Embassy. Launch of the biography of Peter Ouvaliev aka Pierre Rouve 
Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL
Admission: by invitation

JANUARY 2009

Tuesday, 27 January, 7.30 pm

Concert of Kameliya Naydenova (violin) and Emilio Aversano (piano) 
Bulgarian Embassy, 186-188 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL (by invitation only) 

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January 2007

Thursday, 25 January, 6.45 p.m.
Presenting Bulgaria and Romania to the Foreign Press Association
11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AJ (by invitation only)

Monday, 29 January 7.30 p.m.
Concert of Denitsa Laffchieva, clarinet, and Victoria Postnikova, piano,
at Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP
Tickets at the Box Office

February 2007

Friday, 2 February, 6.30-8.30 p.m.
John Atanasoff: The Father of Modern Computing
Public Lecture by Prof. Vladimir Getov, Research Director, University of Westminster. At the Science Museum (Northern Entrance), Exhibition Rd., SW7 2DD
BY INVITATION ONLY

Friday, 2 February, 7.45pm.
Breathing The Dawn: Tales of Hidden Bulgaria. 
Performance by A Spell in Time.
At The Library Theatre, 3rd floor, Central Library, St George’s Square, Luton, Beds.
Tel. 01582 547474

Tuesday, 6 February
The Bulgarian Ambassador Dr. Lachezar Matev will participate in a panel discussion at the European Affairs Society at Oxford University 

Friday, 9 February, 09.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Investment Seminar Bulgaria after Accession, jointly with EBRD.
key-note speakers: HE Mr Sergei Stanishev, Prime Minister of Bulgaria and Mr Jean Lumierre, President of the EBRD.
A concurrent event will be an exhibition on Golden Pages from Medieval Bulgaria.
At EBRD 1, Exchange Sq. EC2A e JN
BY INVITATION ONLY

Saturday, 24 February
Day of Bulgaria in Leicester.
A joint event of the Municipality of Leicester and the Municipality of the Bulgarian town of Haskovo

Tuesday, 27 February
Fashion Show – Rachel Couture
At the Bulgarian Embassy,
187 Queen’s Gate, SW7 5HL
BY INVITATION ONLY

Planned events, pending confirmation of venue and exact dates:
A Forum on Religious Tolerance and Understanding – Bulgaria’s Example
An architectural exhibition of designs by Todor Boulev, PhD,
Deputy Chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Architects

March 2007

Thursday, 1 March, 12.30-2.00 p.m.
Reception on the occasion of the Bulgaria’s National Day.
At the Bulgarian Embassy,
187 Queen’s Gate, SW7 5HL
BY INVITATION ONLY

1-21 March
Exhibition of works by Yavor Lubomirov.
At the Sophia Gallery, 186 Queen’s Gate, SW7 5HL.
Private view on 3 March.
Open daily from 12.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Saturday, 3 March
Vrazhalets (Witchdoctor), a comedy by St. L. Kostov, presented by the Melpomena Theatre Group of Sofia
(additional information expected)

Monday, 12 March
Presentation on Bulgaria and Wine Tasting
At the Houses of Parliament

Thursday, 15 March
Presenting Bulgaria: The Bulgarian Ambassador Dr. Lachezar Matev will deliver a lecture to the European Research Institute
University of Birmingham.

Monday, 26 March
Reconfiguration of the Image, One Step Behind the Abstraction
Paintings, poetry, and installation: an exhibition by Milena Stamboliyska and Alejandro Garcia marking the anniversary of the Rome Treaty.
At the Sophia Gallery

Forthcoming Events
Information to be supplied on a regular basis).

April 2007

A conference on home affairs, justice and security.

Bulgaria’s investment potential: A conference organized jointly by the International Financial Services London (IFSL), the Bank of England, and the London Stock Exchange.

May 2007

Bulgarian actors at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre: a concert
Bulgarian gala evening at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Jointly organized with the Royal Opera management.

15-16 May
The 48th Annual Spring Fair of the International Social Services, aiming at fundraising for children and separated families will take place under the August Patronage of the British Royal Family.
The Bulgarian Embassy in London will be among the over 100 diplomatic missions accredited to the UK that will participate.
At the Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8.

September 2007

17 September
Exhibition of applied and graphic art by Petya Georgieva, Sylvia Georgieva, and Stefan Georgiev at the Sophia Gallery, to mark Sofia’s Day.

October 2007

4th Festival of Bulgarian Cinema at the Riverside Studios, co-organized with Bulgarian Creative Arts.

 

January-December

Presentation on Bulgaria.
A lecture by HE Dr Lachezar Matev before the Politics & International Relations Society, University of London.

Presentation on Bulgaria.
A lecture by HE Dr Lachezar Matev before the European Affairs Society, Merton College, Oxford University.

Introducing modern Bulgarian culture and art in London in four main directions, jointly with Bulgarian Creative Arts:

  • A series of Bulgarian theatre performances (Credo Theatre will stage a performance of “Fans”);
  • Children’s Puppet Theatre (performances based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales);
  • Modern Bulgarian visual art;
  • A series of concerts by prominent Bulgarian classical music performers at Wigmore Hall (Mincho Minchev, V.Katsarova).