Very soon cricket fans in Bulgaria and mainly Veliko Tarnovo – Gabrovo area will have a place where they can hold competitions and coaching seminars and of course practice their favourite sport. The cricket centre will be located 10 km from the centre of Gabrovo, along the Gabrovo – Sevlievo road, under the Winding Wall Ancient Fortress.
The place will span over 20,000 sqm. The first stage of the stadium construction has started but more work is needed – the installation of the irrigation system, seeding of the field, completion of the stands and locker rooms. Hopes are high that the first official match and the grand opening will happen in July 2017.
More than 1000 lights, decorations and ornaments have already been mounted along the streets of the Old capital it was announced by the local authorities. The preparation for the traditional Christmas Market is also under way – 25 chalets will be set up in Marno Pole Park selling all kinds of treats. The Christmas Lights turning on ceremony will be on Friday, 25th November; as usual it will be accompanied by a firework display. Once we know more details about the variety of activities and their starting dates and times we’ll let you know!
The new movie theatre is set to open doors around the end of December. It is called Palace Cinema and will be accommodated in Mall Veliko Tarnovo at the premises previously hosting Arena Cinema. The place is presently being renovated and will offers better picture, sound and totally new interior so the wait is definitely going to be worth it.
The Bonfire Night is just around the corner and if you missed last year’s party at the village of Momin Sbor now is the time to make plans for this Saturday. A British expat has been organizing Guy Fawkes Nights in the village of Momin Sbor for some years now and this year is not going to be an exception. This is going to be the fourth annual Bonfire Night. Wildrovers Ltd will be holding their Guy Fawkes Party on Saturday, November, 5th from 6.30 pm.
This is a charitable event and all the funds raised will go towards Velvet Hearts – a local animal rescue charity. Miglena Dzhurova, who founded the organization, has recently bought a new plot of land with the aid of a German charity support group. The construction of a new animal shelter on the grounds is scheduled for the spring, and the host of the party is hoping that with your help they can give the building a good start.
The organizer is promising a great fireworks show, raffle, BBQ and lots more.
Yantra Homes takes pride in participating in this event – the company is sponsoring the fireworks display. The food and the site are provided by Wildrovers Ltd and it’s still not too late if you want to donate some more prizes for the raffle.
All funds at the gate, from the bar and raffle will go to the charity so please give generously.
If you want to join the night or learn more you can find additional details here:
Images: Ralitsa Markova/Internet
Liriodendron tulipifera L
Veliko Tarnovo and Pavlikeni will join the international Tree of Europe Campaign which will be held on October 19th simultaneously in 19 European countries. Tomorrow at 11 am trees will be planted in selected towns across the 19 participating nations. At 11:00 in Veliko Tarnovo a North American Liriodendron tulipifera L will be planted near the main alley in Sveta Gora Park, the most iconic and beautiful park of Veliko Tarnovo. In the same hour Ginkgo biloba L will be planted in the gardens Of Pavlikeni Hospital
The event is part of the pan-European celebrations of the 25th anniversary of ENA – European Association for nursery goods. Back in June Pavlikeni hosted the summer meeting of the association. This Pan-European happening will also be used by the nursery sector in each country to remind politicians of the importance of Green Cities in providing better living conditions for their citizens.
ENA (European Nurserystock Association) is an organization representing nurserystock producers’ organizations all over Europe considering the need for closer economic, social and cultural cooperation at European level and conscious of their responsibility towards the nursery stock profession and mindful to obtain and further the health and prosperity of the nursery stock industry.
The most awarded Bulgarian circus famous all over the world is visiting Veliko Tarnovo. The circus is actually known worldwide as The Bulgarian national circus. It will welcome everyone with a programme full of spectacular attractions and performances including the Flying Motorcycle and the Globe of Death. Artist from 8 countries will take part in the show. The chapiteau is set up behind Billa store at the roundabout near Praktiker. The circus is staying in Veliko Tarnovo for five days– 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th and 16th October – with shows starting from 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the first four days and from 11 am and 4.30 pm on the last day (Sunday). Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office on the site; prices vary from 3/10 leva (for children) up to 30 leva for a seat at the front row.
The Show Programme:
Part One: Overture
PARADE OF ARTISTS
1. Flying motorcycle – Nikolai and Velizara Balkanski
2. Classical Dance – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
3. Reprise – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
4. Balance cylinders – Ducak – Ukraine
5. Antre – Cinema – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
6. Modern Velofiguristika – Ivo Sivkov – Bulgaria
7. Balans free ladder – Duo Badea – Romania
8. Repriz – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
9. Wheel of death – Nikolai and Velizara Balkanski
Interlude – 20 minutes
Part Two: Overture
- Dance “Exotic”-Aleksandrina– Bulgaria
- Repriz – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
- Power ekvilibar – Кristina Kostova – Bulgaria
- Dance Harlequin – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
- Group juggling – Trio Harlequin – Ukraine
- Australian Border collie dogs flying frisbee – Suzana Smaha – Czech
- Flying vertical rope – Miss Badea – Rumania
- Entrance – Restaurant – Clowns Mariani – Portugal
- Rocker dance – Aleksandrina – Bulgaria
- Globe of death – Hell Riders – Colombia
Grand Final – All artists
Elena is preparing for the 5th edition of the Elenski But Festival. The event will take place from 14th till 16th October. The programme kick starts with a concert on Friday (14th) from 6.30 pm in Hristo Botev Square. During the three days the place will come to life with many re-enactments, attractions, degustations, competitions and exhibitions.
The renowned Elenski but is a dry-cured ham from which is a popular delicacy throughout the country. The meat is salted and rubbed with herbs and then left to dry in the air. It has a specific taste and can be preserved in the course of several years, owing much to the climatic conditions of the Balkan Mountains region where Elena is located.
Saturday celebrations start at 10 am with the recreation of an old tradition – pig scorching over a pit; it will be staged near the Town Market. The Elena But Feast will be officially opened at 10.30 with the opening ceremony taking place in the Town Square. The dancing and music programme starts right after that. Kaleto Park will host a competition for the strongest balkandzhiya (mountain dweller) at 2 pm. After noon Bakalovata Kushta is the place for your children to have some fun. From 2 till 4 you can taste and sample wines and meat delicacies at the Tourist Information Centre. The fest will finish on Sunday with a fun artists’ show from 10 am .