The Golden Treasure, Sboryanovo

The famous winter sports resort - Bansko

The ancient Thracian gold treasure

The famous sea side resort - Sunny beach

The Bulgarian rose

The Alexander Nevsky cathedral, Sofia

Traditional Bulgarian Kukeri show

Nessebar, the sea side resort named 'the pearl of the Black Sea'

The Magura cave

The Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous monastery

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If you have already fallen in love with Bulgaria and its culture, or you're just curious and browsing, then this is the place to be! The home of the cultural scene for all things relating to Bulgaria, you will find all the information you need on this website. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact us here, or see our FAQs.


The newly-created Bulgarian Cultural Institute London aims to promote, support and develop cultural relations between Bulgaria and the UK through various means:

  • Introduce Bulgarian culture to the UK’s international audience through exhibitions, performances, concerts, film screenings, theatrical productions, recitals, literary evenings, discussions and other events.

  • Organise a multitude of interesting courses and seminars, as well as Bulgarian traditions and crafts evenings and workshops.

  • Collaborate with, support and partner with other similar institutions, Anglo-Bulgarian associations and other cultural representatives.

  • Offer a library and reading room with a wide selection of Bulgarian and foreign literature, albums, films, dictionaries, guides and other materials.

  • Provide tourist information and materials for all those who wish to visit Bulgaria and experience its exquisite cultural monuments first-hand.

  • If these aims correspond with your interests and you would like to find out more, come and visit the Bulgarian Cultural Institute London today!

Exhibition Opening: Panevi Family

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm RSVP: HERE Followed by a wine reception. The creative Panevi family will present to the public in Sofia Gallery 35 of their works. For years the family lives and works in Veliko Tarnovo, where they have their own family gallery. The exhibition will showcase paintings of the great Bulgarian artist and honorary academician of the Russian State Academy of Arts,... Read more

Film-screening: Journey to Jerusalem by Ivan Nitchev

19:00, Sofia Gallery Sofia Gallery, 7 pm with subtitles in English RSVP: HERE Two German-Jewish children flee Nazi Germany in the early 1940s and try to escape to Palestine via Bulgaria. When their uncle dies during the journey, they are taken in by a troupe of travelling performers . Director: Ivan Nitchev Writer: Yurii Dachev Stars: Elena Petrova, Aleksandr Morfov, Vasil Vasilev-Zueka Genres: War | Drama Country: Bulgaria | Germany |... Read more

Exhibition Opening: Apocalypsarium by Lyuben Petrov

19:00, Sofia Gallery The exhibit will remain until 08/07/2016. RSVP: HERE Followed by a wine reception Vivid artistic expression, clear intensity and energetic impasto of colorful layers or original plasticity are the hallmarks in the painting technique of Lyuben Petrov. The wide range of means of expression alludes the semantic wealth of fanciful stories hidden in the grotesque works that are full of sarcasm, comic... Read more

“BRUSH up your Shakespeare!”

Sofia Gallery Special Preview  11.30 am for 12 Noon RSVP: fulfilmentagency@gmail.com BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE! Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of the world's (arguably) greatest playwright, a (probably) provocative brand-new work a film by Alicia Maksimova "Was Shakespeare English?" An enthralling, provocative docu-journey in search of the real William Shakespeare.
Russian-born, British-based director Alicia Maksimova takes the... Read more

Exhibition Opening by Valchan Petrov

19:00, Sofia Gallery Followed by a wine reception RSVP: HERE More about the author: Valchan Petrov was born in 1947 in Hisar. He has had solo exhibitions in Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Hungary. Winner of several prestigious awards. Some of his awards include: Grand Prix - First International Competition of painting gallery "Henry Tanas" Toronto, Canada; First Prize- Sosiete des Beaux-Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France;... Read more

Gala Concert Highlighting Bulgaria’s Future Presidency of the E.U.

19:30, 20/05/2016 At Cadogan Hall   >Reserve your place here<   Address: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ   Join us for an exciting evening bringing together traditional Bulgarian music and contemporary world music, in a gala concert celebrating the Bulgarian presidency of the E.U. in 2018. An eclectic array of world-renowned artists will join us for the evening, sharing classic ideas through new perspectives.   The kaval player Teodosii... Read more

TV Short Programmes Marathon with the famous producer Vesela Petrova

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm Reserve seats HERE In English and Bulgarian An evening dedicated to the work of the famous Bulgarian TV producer and journalist Vesela Petrova. In English and Bulgarian Presentation of the short TV programmes "Small Portraits", featuring the Bulgarian politicians: Тomislav Donchev, Meglena Kunevа, Tsetska Tscheva and Neli Kuckova "People and Streets" featuring the Bulgarian artistes Katya Paskaleva, Vasko Abadzhiev, Krastan Dyаnkov. Discussion on... Read more

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria awards the “Boris Christoff” golden medal to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden

11.03.2015 The Golden Jubilee medal “Boris Christoff”, with which the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria awarded the Royal Opera House, was officially handed to the Chief Executive of the Institution, Mr Alex Beard. The delegation welcomed in the Royal Opera House was led by the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Kingdom, Mr Konstantin Dimitrov. His Excellency was... Read more

Memorandum for Partnership Between the Bulgarian National Library and the British Library

At an official ceremony at the British Library in London a Memorandum of Cooperation between the National Library "St. St. Cyril and Methodius "and the British Library was signed. The memorandum envisages a wide range of activities, including exchange of information on holdings of these institutions, documents related to Bulgarian and British culture and cultural heritage. An important element of the Memorandum... Read more
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