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The French brass band Fanfare des Kadors visits Veliko Tarnovo

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La Fanfare des Kadors

For the past 20 years the French brass band La Fanfare des Kadors from Montpelier has been entertaining Europe with its lively interpretations of much loved songs from all genres and times. Their melodious, joyful music will fill the streets of Veliko Tarnovo and Marno Pole Park on July 17th, from 6 pm. The musicians are here due to an invitation by the French Embassy in Bulgaria, the reason being the Bastille Day or the French National Holiday.

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Land art symposium in Gabrovtsi, near Veliko Tarnovo

IMG_1734If you are looking for a place to spend your Saturday at you can go to the village of Gabrovtsi, near Veliko Tarnovo. Currently an ecological symposium with the participation of 9 foreign and Bulgarian artists is under way there. The event is called Art – Nature Gabrovtsi and this year’s special guests are John K. Grande, a Canadian critic and writer and Erika Achermann, art journalist in a Swiss newspaper.

On the site in Gabrovtsi you can savour the majesty of Tryavna Balkan and see the works of the artists created during the symposium. The creations are set in a natural surroundings and everyone can have a chat with their creators to share their thoughts. A tour, stopping at each exhibit in the park and presenting it and its author, will set off at 2 pm. 5 pm is the start time of a kids’ workshop among the nature.photo_verybig_1114674

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Filip Kirkorov with a show in Veliko Tarnovo on July, 3rd

filipFilip Kirkorov will have a concert in Bulgaria’s old capital on July, 3rd. The visit is part of his summer tour in the country and has 4 stops – Burgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia

His impressive show is called Drugoy (Someone else). The stage for his concert is on 6 levels and one of the most breath-taking moments during the act is the 360 degree rotation of Kirkorov in a metal centrifuge similar to a spacecraft module. The show uses 3D technology, light, animation and computer effects and there are also huge jumbotron screens. Continue Reading

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British ex-pat creates Bulgarian folklore dance portal

andyAndy Richards from Wales has created a unique portal of Bulgarian folklore dancing, reports the Borba.

 

The British ex-pat has developed the site for free, gathered all the information about dance schools, clubs and events by himself, and will continue to maintain it.dance

 

He took up folklore dancing a year ago and has been a passionate dancer ever since in the local Pagane Club in Veliko Tarnovo.

 

He started to learn dancing every week, progressing quickly and he now knows about 50-60 types of folklore dancing. But since he is not that good, he wanted to gather lessons and videos in one place, so he could refer, re-watch and improve his dancing.

 

He began to educate himself in the kitchen, but the space proved too narrow. Andy bumped into the table and chairs, and his four-year old son, Ioan (John) intervened his rehearsals successfully. So Andy Richards decided he needed to go to horoteki (folklore dancing events, dance-off of sorts) to get better. But in order to do that he had to know where this is possible.

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