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

Upcoming Events

18:00, Halls of the Bulgarian Embassy in Bulgarian... [more]
19:00, Sofia Gallery Followed by a wine reception... [more]
19:00, Sofia Gallery With special guest: Zanara, author, illustrator... [more]
19:30, 20/05/2016 At Cadogan Hall   >Reserve your... [more]
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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 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

Multimedia Event: Zanara and the World of Maya

19:00, Sofia Gallery With special guest: Zanara, author, illustrator and designer Multimedia event: exhibition opening, film screening and book launch of ‘’The Independent Life of My Thoughts’’. RSVP: HERE *Maya (Sanskrit: maya) literally ‘’illusion’’, ‘’magic’’, ’’that exists, but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal’’, and the ‘’power or the principle that conceals the true character of spiritual reality’’.... 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

Short Movie Marathon

Sofia Gallery, 7 PM Premiere of a documentary dedicated to the famous Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov. Special Screening of the movies "Late Home" and "Which is this city?" Followed by Q&A session with the Director Maria Averina RSVP: office@bcilondon.co.uk *with English subtitles... 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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