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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:

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:

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.

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

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

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

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

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