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

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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!

Theatre Performance: Mrs. Natural Disaster

Bulagarian Embassy’s Halls 7:00 p.m PLEASE NOTE: this event is now fully booked! Author: Aldo Nikolai Cast: Stoyanka Mutafova, Iren Krivoshieva, Nikolay Atanasov – Shushi Stoyanka Mutafova is possibly the most loved, cherished and adored Bulgarian theater actress, who has been writing the story of the Bulgarian theater for the last 75 years. She is most well-known for the play “Mrs.Natural disaster”, which seems to be... Read more

Book presentation by Sevdalin Genov and disquisition about children’s writer Margarit Minkov

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED! Special Guest: Sevdalin Genov The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London presents the book of Sevdalin Genov and disquisition about children’s writer Margarit Minkov. Sevdalin Genov is a Bulgarian poet, writer and gallerist. He graduated Slavic Philology in Sofia University. He has worked as an editor at... Read more

Exhibition Opening “Senses Thirst”

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!  Exhibition Opening “Senses Thirst” Friday, November 18, 2016 Painting, sculpture, graphics, watercolor The Nataly Gallery will present its artists to the public at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute London 7 pm, Sofia Gallery... Read more

Gala Evening for the presentation of the TV series “Undercover” at London’s West End

Vue Cinema West End, 8 pm BOOK YOUR SEATS: HERE The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London organises a Gala Screening of the most successful Bulgarian TV project “Undercover", produced by the Bulgarian National Television The event is part of the London Festival of Bulgarian Culture 2016 programme. "Undercover" will be presented with a Gala Screening in the heart of London's theater and cinema district, West End. Fans will... Read more

Film Screening: The March of Letters (documentary)

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm BOOK HERE Special Guests: Ralitza Dimitrova - Director Plamen Gerasimov - Director of Photography The March of Letters (documentary) with english subtitles
Script: Desislava Naydenova, PhD, Ralitza Dimitrova Director: Ralitza Dimitrova Director of Photography: Plamen Gerasimov Sound: Mariana Valkanova, Alexander Simeonov, Ivan Andreev, Stefan Makedonski, Editing: Marieta Tchoukovska, Ralitza Dimitrova Director of Production: Maya Drazheva Producer: Plamen Gerasimov (B Plus Film Ltd.) Original Title: PATYAT NA BUKVITE Production Year:... Read more

Trinity Trio Concert

Welcome to the Trinity Trio Concert in a preparation for their China Tour (18th - 25th October 2016) Boyan Ivanov - Clarinet (Bulgaria) Solène Chevalier - Cello (France) Andrea Kmecova - Piano (Slovakia) Bulagarian Embassy's Halls Sunday, 16th October 6:00 p.m. BOOK HERE Programme: E. Elgar – Salut d’Amour L. van Beethoven - Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in B flat Major, Op. 11 ... 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

Puppet Theatre “Tumba Lumba”, Puppet Theatre Bourgas in Cambridge

Cambridge Director: Christina Arsenova Scene: Emeliyana Andonova-Toteva Cast: Nedelina Roselinova, Dian Rusev, Rumyana Kraleva Georgi Minkov TUMBA-LUMBA is a word-picture of the rhythm and sound of the drum - the elder of the Bulgarian folk percussion instruments. It is a rhythm throbbing with the heart - beat which makes our blood vibrate to the beat of the music and stirs our nature into an exuberant, perfectly... Read more
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