Culture

Painter Gredi Assa Celebrates 70th Jubilee with Exhibition
The Sofia City Art Gallery will unveil Gredi Assa's exhibition entitled Travels on February 27. Assa, who celebrated his 70th birthday on January 29, told BTA that he thought this exhibition would help him find himself.
Luigi Cherubini's Opera "Médée" Premieres Tonight
The Sofia Opera and Ballet House will present Médée by Luigi Cherubini for the first time on February 23, with follow-up shows on February 24 and 25.
Two exhibitions dedicated to war in Ukraine inaugurated at Chisinau-based museum
The exhibitions titled, War up close, and Fracture. Ukraine, presented by the Embassy of Ukraine in Moldova, were inaugurated at the panoramic hall of the Museum of History of the Chisinau city today.
Paulina's Friends: from Plovdiv to the Big Four in Fashion
Art historian, philosopher and Byzantine art specialist Paulina Tsvetanova is the person behind Berlin-based avant-garde couture brand Paulina’s Friends. She adheres to sustainable concept fashion and uses pieces of fabric that would otherwise end up in the dump, and prefers zero-waste designs, the BG Voice website write in a feature about the Bulgarian-born Berlin designer.
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences' Botanical Garden to Present Bonsai Show with Demonstrations
A bonsai show with demonstrations will be staged in Sofia by the Botanical Garden of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) in cooperation with Bonsai Studio TT on February 17-18, the management of the institution said here on Wednesday.
Sofia Philharmonic Performs Concert in New York
The Sofia Philharmonic performed a concert featuring Beethoven's in New York on February 11. Musicians from the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York initiative were among those present, including pianists Lora Chekoratova and Nadezhda Vlaeva, the Consulate General of Bulgaria in New York said on its Facebook page.
Exhibition Marks Prominent Bulgarian Artist Lyuben Zidarov's 100th Birth Anniversary
An exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bulgarian artist and illustrator Lyuben Zidarov was opened Thursday evening at the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA).
Antarctica in Focus of Year's First Public Lecture in World of Physics Series
In the first public lecture for 2024 of the World of Physics Live, Chief Assistant Professor Dr Gergana Georgieva and Vasil Gurev will present "The Road to Antarctica", said the Union of Physicists in Bulgaria.
Poland road trip movie starring Hollywood A-listers Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin proves to be a hit at Sundance Film Festival
‘A Real Pain’ follows two mismatched American cousins as they embark on a trip around Poland in honour of their late grandmother, a Holocaust survivor.
Picture this: Gorgeous photos reveal Polish landscapes in stunning infrared
Przemysław Kruk, whose background is in physics, became fascinated by infrared photography after seeing some white landscapes online.
Gdańsk Mint creates limited edition ‘Caped Crusader coins’ - but hurry as there are only 300 available!
Created in cooperation with Warner Bros. studios, the limited edition coin weighs 2 ounces, is minted from 99.9 percent pure silver and includes features such as UV printing and a high relief.
Zone of Interest cinematographer Łukasz Żal nominated for prestigious BAFTA award for disturbing Auschwitz film
BAFTA nominee Łukasz Żal who is best known for his work on ‘Loving Vincent’, ‘Cold War’ and ‘Ida’ will be up against Hoyte van Hoytema (Oppenheimer ), Rodrigo Prieto (Killers of the Flower Moon), Matthew Libatique (Maestro) and Robbie Ryan (Poor Things).
Webber’s World: Zamek Korzkiew sports a staggering sense of character that’s ravishing to admire
Capping a steep, wooded mound, the 14th century Zamek Korzkiew rises from the wintry mists to make an instant impact on all those who visit.
Hollywood legends DiCaprio and Scorsese send film buffs wild after revealing how they were inspired by Polish legends Wajda and Cybulski
Talking to Letterboxd, the Hollywood legends were asked to “recall the hard-boiled noir and fast-talkin’ film influences that have fed the six features they’ve made together so far.”
New film to shed light on controversial WWII history of Tatra highlanders
With a budget exceeding PLN 16 million, the film "Biała Odwaga" [White Courage] delves into the complex World War II history of highlanders from the Tatra mountains, who found themselves on opposing sides — the heroic Tatra couriers versus adherents of the German-conceived notion of Goralenvolk.
‘The Bookworm Cabin is more than a ‘stay’. It’s an experience!’ TFN finds ‘unexpected magic’ in woodland retreat
Accepting its first guests in 2019, the Bookworm Cabin went globally viral when it was first unveiled by its owners, the entrepreneur Bartek Kraciuk and his wife, architect Marta Puchalska-Kraciuk.
Hilarious Insta account goes viral with its use of AI to reimagine Polish culture and history
The work of Jacek Jerzy Jabłoński, the page has been widely praised for its tongue-in-cheek approach to the nation’s heritage and customs.
Maria Skłodowska-Curie’s historic laboratory saved from demolition! But for how long?
Marrying Pierre Curie in 1895, in 1903 their joint scientific work relating to the discovery of radioactivity earned them both Nobel Prize recognition alongside Henri Becquerel. Eight years later, she would again be awarded a Nobel Prize.
First Raphael in Polish collection since theft of ‘Portrait of a Young Man’ arrives in Warsaw
The work is a pen drawing on paper measuring 272 by 175 mm, using brown ink of a soldier standing in ancient armour and wearing a Roman helmet.
Small town library wins prestigious international design award for excellence
The Nowy Horyzont Library in Kraśnik scooped the ‘Excellent Architecture’ title at the German Design Award 2024 in the Interior Architecture Category.
Opole transforms into showcase for city’s forward thinking philosophy after replacing ‘miserable looking car park’ with trees and geometric green islands
Costing PLN 12 million, and taking 11 months to implement, the ambitious project has seen the addition of geometric green islands, 53 trees, 3,075 Japanese plants, a playground, meeting pavilion, and recreational areas aimed at joining the station to the heart of the city.
Warsaw construction workers get festive surprise after unearthing pre-war Christmas tree decoration
Posting a photo of the surprise find on social media, the Municipal Roads Authority said: “In one of the basements that remained from pre-war tenement houses, we found an object that was most likely an old Christmas bauble.”
Hallelujah! Poznań builds largest nativity scene in Europe
Placed every year in the church of St. Franciszek Seraficki at Plac Bernardyński, the ongoing construction of this year’s record-breaking manger began in mid-December and it is set to be finish before Christmas eve.
Beautiful Christmas cards of yesteryear tell fascinating story of defiance to communist-era censorship
This Christmas scene by Hanna Balicka-Fribes shows the Star of Bethlehem, a religious symbol overlooked by the communist authorities.