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Мерсия Макдермот със “Златен век’’ – огърлие и грамота

По случай 24 май – Ден на българската просвета и култура и на славянската писменост, Министерство на културата удостои с най-високото си отличие „Златен век’’ – огърлие и грамота г-жа Мерсия Макдермот за изключителения й принос в популяризирането на българската история и култура. Отличието беше връчено лично от Директора на Българския културен институт в Лондон, г-жа Светла Дионисиева, в качеството й на представител на Министерство на културата и от името на Министъра на културата г-н Боил Банов. По този повод на 10 май 2017 г. българска културна делегация, включваща като представител на пресата журналистът г-н Иван Димитров, посети дома на деветдесет годишната писателка в крайморския град Уординг в Западен Съсекс, Англия. В тържествена реч по връчването, г-жа Дионисиева изразни с топли думи благодарност за книгите й посветени на историята и културата на България, сред които особено място заемат Апостолът на свободата, посветена на Васил Левски; Български народни обичаи, с предмет народни празници, ритуали и вярвания в България; както и първата книга по история на България написана на английски език България 1393-1885. Не беше забравена и над четвъртвековната дейност на г-жа Макдермот като преподавател в Софийската английска гимназия и Софийския университет Св Климент Охридски, спомогнала за сформирането на множество видни личности и блестящи индивиди.

На г-жа Макдермот беше връчена още и почетната титла Доктор хонорис кауза на Софийския университет Св. Климент Охридски. Титла одобрена 2007г. от Академичния съвет, по предложения на Историческия факултет към СУ. Г-жа Светла Дионисиева връчи лично Почетния знак на Софийския университет със синя лента на г-жа Макдермот, от името на Ректора на университета проф. Анастас Герджиков.

Exhibition Opening “Sofia, city at the foot of Vitosha”

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm, Exhibition by the renowned Bulgarian artist MILA MOUSSAKOVA Paintings Book your tickets HERE Mila Moussakova Artist Affiliated to La Maison des Artistes de l’Ile-de-France Associate member of Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France Associate member of Société des Artistes Indépendants, Paris, France Member of Union of Bulgarian Artists iconographic section 1976 Graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria 1973 Graduated...
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20 April , Thursday , 7 pm, Sofia Gallery     Book your tickets HERE This event is organized by British-Bulgarian Society with the support of BCI London         Presenting the Bulgarian writer Dimana Trankova and her new book The Empty Cave. Dimana Trankova is an archaeologist by education and a journalist by vocation. She is the...
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FILM SCREENING OF “HOLIDAY MAKERS”

Bulgarian Emabssy's Halls, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 Film Screening of 'Holiday Makers' (2016) and discussion with a glass of wine Special guests: Ivaylo Penchev (director) and Vassil Banov (actor) 121 min., Bulgaria, 2016, comedy Director: Ivaylo Penchev Cast: Aneta Sotirova, Kitodar Todorov, Stanimir Gamov, Anton Radichev, Philip Avramov, Malin Krastev With English subtitles A small seaside hotel brings together a group of accidental holiday makers...
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Bulgarian Language Courses

Bulgarian Language Courses BCI London is delighted to announce that a Bulgarian language course for beginners will take place in our premises! You will have the chance to learn our wonderful language from the qualified professional and organiser of this course, Yordanka Velkova. Lessons will be held every Saturday from 2.00 for beginners and 3.30 for  intermediate. The...
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31 March, Friday, 6 30 pm, Sofia Gallery Reserve your place HERE This event is organized by BBS with the support of BCI London Christopher Buxton will present his new book of translations of classical Bulgarian poetry Flowers do not Grow Singly and Annie Buxton will present the newly published The European Sultanas of the Ottoman Empire....
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EXHIBITION OPENING

17 March, Friday, Sofia Gallery, 7 pm Polina Gerdjikova is an architect, designer and artist. She has had 20 individual paintings exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. Her last exhibitions “THE LIGHT – A METAPHOR OF THE SPIRIT’’, dedicated to the International Year of Light of UNESCO, were shown at the COUNCIL OF EUROPE / Strasbourg, (03.03.2016)...
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Sofia Gallery, 7 o'clock Reserve your place HERE BCI London invites you to the presentation of the first volume of the collection of radio talks “ Five minutes with Petar Uvaliev “ and a conversation with Dr. Ognyan Kovachev. There will be also a film showing of Trial and Error (1962) 76 min, screenplay by Peter Uvaliev aka...
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English Language Courses

English Language Courses To book your place now, drop us an email on office@bcilondon.co.uk The course starts on Saturday 25th February Beginner levels: at 18:00h Intermediate levels: at 19:30h The courses will take place at the premises of BCI London’s library. The leader of the course will be a qualified teaching professional, Mrs Silvana Armstrong. If you are interested in this remarkable...
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Bulgarian Language Courses

Bulgarian Language Courses BCI London is delighted to announce that a Bulgarian language course for beginners will take place in our premises! You will have the chance to learn our wonderful language from the qualified professional and organiser of this course, Yordanka Velkova. Lessons will be held every Saturday from 2.00 for beginners and 3.30 for  intermediate. The...
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Travels through Georgia and Armenia

24 February ,Friday. 6.30 pm , Sofia Gallery This event is organized by BBS with the support of BCI London Travels through Georgia and Armenia – Chris and Annie Buxton will show many pictures and tell the story of their trip, and their impressions from those rarely visited countries. The audience will learn more about these very...
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Film Screening

Sofia Gallery , 7pm, Wednesday , 22 February , 2017
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The films will be introduced by Critics' Circle Member and BBC Broadcaster Phillip Bergson who will moderate a short discussion with the director  Jacky Stoev after the Screening over a glass of fine Bulgarian wine.
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Exhibition Opening:Nikolay Yanakiev

Sofia Gallery,7pm Friday,27January,2017 Book your tickets HERE The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London presents an exhibition of paintings by the Bulgarian artist Nikolay Yanakiev. Special guest :Nikolay Yanakiev Nikolay Yanakiev 1954 Born on June 23 in Doupnitza, Bulgaria; 1973 Graduated from the Fine Arts High School in Sofia; 1981 Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts - painting, class of Prof. Svetlin Roussev....

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FILM SCREENING , CAMBRIDGE

FILM SCREENING , CAMBRIDGE, Director:Eldora Traykova Script:Assen Vladimirov Genre : Documentary Bulgaria/2015/64 min. The Bulgarian village of Dolni Tsibar in northwestern Bulgaria – the poorest part of the European Union – is known as the ’Roma Cambridge’. This is because its predominantly Roma population enjoys a relatively high level of education. Cambridge is a year in the life of the local...

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Christmas Music Special coming in December!

Bulagarian Embassy’s Halls 7:00 p.m Christmas Music Special coming in December! BCI London brings to you two of the most popular pop and jazz Bulgarian artists - Vassil Petrov "The Bulgarian Frank Sinatra" and the Bulgarian pop diva Kristina Dimitrova! Welcome to a very special evening of Art & Music & Wine, opening with Ivan Tenev's...
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Christmas Storytelling Performance by “A Spell in Time”

Sofia Gallery, 7 pm Theatrical performance"The Bear's Son" Performance only in English language. Director: Monnie Sheehan and Ivor Davies Cast: Monnie Sheehan , Ivor Davies and The London Bulgarian Choir BCI London, for the sixth year running presents A Spell in Time's Christmas show, The Bear's Son, based on old Bulgarian fairytales translated into English. BCI's guests will be the...

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

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...
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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...
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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...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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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 ?glika 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...

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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...
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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...

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Bulgarian Language Courses

Bulgarian Language Courses BCI London is delighted to announce that a Bulgarian language course for beginners will take place in our premises! You will have the chance to learn our wonderful language from the qualified professional and organiser of this course, Yordanka Velkova. Lessons will be held every Saturday from 2.00 for beginners and 3.30 for  intermediate. The...
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Bulgarian Language Courses

Bulgarian Language Courses BCI London is delighted to announce that a Bulgarian language course for beginners will take place in our premises! You will have the chance to learn our wonderful language from the qualified professional and organiser of this course, Yordanka Velkova. Lessons will be held every Saturday from 2.00 for beginners and 3.30 for  intermediate. The...
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Bulgarian Language Courses

Bulgarian Language Courses BCI London is delighted to announce that a Bulgarian language course for beginners will take place in our premises! You will have the chance to learn our wonderful language from the qualified professional and organiser of this course, Yordanka Velkova. Lessons will be held every Saturday from 2.00 for beginners and 3.30 for  intermediate. The...
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Bulgarian Language Courses

Bulgarian Language Courses BCI London is delighted to announce that a Bulgarian language course for beginners will take place in our premises! You will have the chance to learn our wonderful language from the qualified professional and organiser of this course, Yordanka Velkova. Lessons will be held every Saturday from 2.00 for beginners and 3.30 for  intermediate. The...
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Literary evening with Teodora Dimova

24.11.2017; 19:00; "Sofia" Gallery BCI London cordially invites you to the literary evening with the famous Bulgarian writer and playwright Teodora Dimova. Theodora Dimova (born 19 September 1960, Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian writer and playwright. She graduated in English Language Studies from the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and has studied at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Theodora...
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