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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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!

Book Launch: Hips and Butterflies by Rene Karabash

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm Without English subtitles RSVP is required for this event. Free registration: HERE Rene Karabash (1989) studied Linguistics at the Veliko Tarnovov University f "Sv. St. Cyril and Methodius ".  She spent some time living and studying in Angers (France). Awarded with first prize for fiction of the 38th National Student Literary Competition in Shumen in 2015. Her works were published... Read more

Exhibition Opening: Aglika Gaytanikova

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm BOOK HERE The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London presents an exhibition of paintings by the Bulgarian artist Aglika Gaytanikova. Special Guest: Aglika Gaytanikova Аglika Gaytanikova Born 21.11.1968 in Sofia 1987-graduates High School of fine arts in Sofia 1995-Master degree in Mural painting in the Academy of fine arts, Sofia Works in the field of oil painting, ikons and mural painting 2008-Murals and Ikons in a Chapelle in... 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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