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16 Zhelezarska St., 2nd floor
18.00 – 3.00 Oil paintings by well-known Bulgarian artists created at the Tsarevo and Pamporovo plein-airs Oil paintings, paintings on silk and paper sculptures by students from the Turgovishte Fine Arts School
18.00 For children: Workshop and demonstration: painting on T-shirts, by students from the Children’s Arts School in Plovdiv
68 Iztochen Blvd.
20.00 – 3.00 Sculpture and drawing, an exhibition of works by Kiril Mateev; cocktails
20.00 Exhibition opening
21.30 Fans, a play by Emil Rahnev, performed by the well-known Bulgarian actors Hristo Gurbov and Valentin Tanev
1a Stefan Stambolov Square
20.00 – 24.00 Culture Non-Stop, a compilation of art projects: Video screening of Eurocom Bulgaria’s Collage Art Show by Stoyan Terziev and Vladislav Sevov: complete set of 2006 editions. Journalists Read Their Favourite Poets, a reading by well-known journalists from national and regional media Nedko Itinov, an exhibition dedicated to the artist’s 50th anniversary Wine
5a Dr. Chomakov St.
20.00 – 00.00 The Pillar, a paper installation, concept by Ivan Shishkov: the installation will be built throughout the evening by students at the Plovdiv Music, Dance and Fine Arts Academy (participation from visitors welcome)
1, 4th January St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 3.00 Oil paintings, by Iliya Bankov
20.00 Classical music concert
179 Shesti septemvri St.
20.00 – 3.00 Week of Contemporary Art 2006: Common Borders, works by Bulgarian and Romanian artists
23.00 Electronic and Multimedia Party
17 Anghel Boukoureshtliev St., Sahat Tepe (Clock Tower Hill)
20.00 – 2.00 Works by Itsko Maznev, an exhibition. Calligraphy demonstration by Itsko Maznev (bring your message)
Apollonia House 1 Vassil Kunchev St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 3.00 Works from the Tsarevo 2006 plein-air: Boryana Kraevska, Gancho Karabadjakov, Evgeny Petrov, Eleonora Hadjinikolova, Eli Stancheva, Ivaylo Mirchev, Kalina Atanassova, Kolyo Karamfilov, Nikolay Nyagolov, Evelina Petkova. Oil paintings by Encho Pironkov, permanent exhibition
20.00 Opening; Vassil Petrov, jazz singer, part 1
22.00 Vassil Petrov, jazz singer, part 2
2 Dr. Stoyan Chomakov St. (Old Town)
18.30 – 3.00 The Bulgarian Room, a travelling exhibition of the Rousse Regional Museum of History. The Best of Tsocho Peev, cartoons
18.30 – 20.00 Performances by the Iglica Folk Dance Group and the Kuklitsi group for authentic folklore
21.00 The Traditional Dress of Bulgarians, show&demonstration
1 Knyaz Tseretelev St. (Old Town)
21.00 – 3.00 Works by Krassimir Anghelov (metal sculpture) and Tihomir Vitkov (oil painting). Performance by New Musical Centre, directed by Radiana Zadouma
00.00 Exhibition opening "Unexpected meeting", Georgi Donov
Rilon Business Centre, 92 Hristo Botev Blvd.
20.00 – 3.00 Sculpture by Penka Nikolova; Drawings by Hristo Kerin; Painting demonstration by students from the Plovdiv Arts School; Live music performances
17.00 – 20.00 For children: 17.00 – 20.00 Ballet miniatures, performed by students from the Children’s Ballet School.Pendim Percussions Group, the Dobrin Petkov National Music School, Sofia
22 Saborna St. (Old Town, next to St. St. Constantine and Elena Church)
20.00 – 3.00 Orthodox icons from across the centuries Icon sale of works by professors and students from the Plovdiv Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts Orthodox chants
18.00 A live performance For children: My Guardian Saint: Painting Competition (children aged 6-10); meet in Icon Gallery courtyard (bring your materials or a painting you did at home)
20.00 Competition awards by the Dali bookshop
5 Krivolak St., Plovdiv
20.00 – 3.00 Cityscapes, an exhibition by Nikola Pevicharov Music by DJ Kiro
11 Artin Gidikov St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 3.00 Four exhibits from the Plovdiv Autumn Art Show 2006: Vesselin Nachev (Varna), oil; Svilen Kostadinov (Pleven), sculpture; Ivo Gulabov (Pazardjik), oil; Nedko Nedkov (Dobrich), drawings and paper objects Music performance, by students from the Dobrin Petkov Music High School
Regional Museum of History
20.00 – 3.00 Bulgaria’s Reunification of 1885, permanent exhibitionSinging makes people come together, an exhibition dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the first Bulgarian choir – the Plovdiv Singing Association 18.00 Performances by the Anton Bezenshek Male Choir of Frankolovo (Slovenia) and the Plovdiv Municipality Youth Choir
18.00 Performances by the Anton Bezenshek Male Choir of Frankolovo (Slovenia) and the Plovdiv Municipality Youth Choir
21.00 The Plovdiv Singing Association and friends, a performance of current and former member of the choir
22.00 The Life and Work of Dr. Gheorghy Stransky, a documentary about the Reunification functionary Documentaries on historical themes
19.00 – 3.00 For children: Learn how to use a Museum Workshop Multimedia presentations: My Hometown Plovdiv, by students from the Yaneh Sandusky School, and Eastern Roumelia between Europe and the Orient, by students from the Mathematics School
Regional Museum of History Gheorghiady House 1 Tsanko Lavrenov St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 3.00 The Bulgarian Revival, permanent exhibition
20.00 Orthodox Chants, performed by the Plovdiv Seminary Choir Folk songs, performed by singers from the Plovdiv Seminary
21.00 – 3.00 Photo opportunity: take a picture of yourself/your family in chetnitnicheska and opulchenska uniforms, with historical arms and weapons
18.00 – 20.00 For children: Architects’ Studio for children: building paper models of the Gheorghiady House
32 Hristo G. Danov St.
19.00 – 3.00 Displays on geology, botany, invertebrates, vertebrates (fish, fluvioterrestrials and reptiles), birds and mammals Romfeya Gallery 83 Maritsa Blvd.
29 Suborna St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 3.00 Darena Gheorghieva: a Hundred Years, a selection of oil paintings; jointly with the Plovdiv City Gallery Oil paintings by the Bulgarian Old Masters, permanent exhibition Wine from the Todoroff Winery
32 Gladstone St.
18.00 – 00.00 Wood and Bronze Sculptures, Ranghel Stoilov – Bacho, an exhibition commemorating the artist’s 70th anniversary
18.00 Book launch: Set in Stone, by Ranghel Stoilov – Bacho, introduced by Simeon Dimitrov
20.00 Bag-pipe performance by Ranghel Stoilov – Bacho
21.00 – 00.00 Sculptural portraits, live demonstration by Ranghel Stoilov
15 Knyaz Alexander Batemberg St.
20.00 – 3.00 Paintings by the Bulgarian classics: Stanislav Dospevsky, Gheorghy Danchov, Nikolai Pavlovich, Ivan Murkvichka, Vladimir Dimitrov – Maistora, Hristo Stanchev and others, from the collections of the Plovdiv City Gallery, Dimitar Indjov and the Philippopolis Art Gallery and Museum; Paintings, sculpture and decorations by Vyacheslav Essenkov Art Market: Sales of works by Bulgarian artists
83 Maritsa Blvd., Plovdiv
20.00 – 1.00 Oil paintings by Gheorghy Urumov Urumov in Action: the artist will paint and paper sculpt on an old scarecrow (collaboration from visitors welcome) Documentary Screening: the latest achievements in the fields of fashion, technology, etc. Music performance by a classical trio
8 Strumna St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 1.00 Sculptures by Tsvyatko and Milen Siromashky, an exhibition; Sculpture demonstration The Life and Work of Lucien Shivalas, a documentary about the first landscape architect in Bulgaria; a presentation of the sculptural composition “Lucien Shivalas” to be installed in Tsar Simeon’s Gardens in 2006 on the occasion of two anniversaries: 105 years since Mr. Shivalas was awarded an honorary citizenship of Plovdiv and 85 years since his death
18.30 – 19.30 For children: Sculpture studio; tutoring by Tsvyatko and Milen Siromashky Museum of Bulgaria’s Reunification 1885 Regional Museum of History
40 Otets Paisiy St., (near the Odeon)
20.00 – 3.00 Caries, an exhibition by Prof. Bozhidar Bonchev
20.00 Exhibition opening and video-screening of Tooth
21.00 Sweets Tasting
21.30 Art Noise, a sound performance by the ex-Violet General Emil Vulev and Evgheny Ghenchev, screening of footage from the first events of contemporary Bulgarian conceptual art
00.00 Video screening: Neurotic Dice, by Sabine Oosterlynck (Belgium)
11 Krakra St.
20.00 – 3.00 Oil paintings and guitar performances by Blagovest Zarliev
In the space of Total Sport Fitness&Squash Centre 13 Ekzarh Yosif St. (near corner with Ivan Vazov St.), Plovdiv
20.00 – 3.00 My Street: amateur photographs and stories by people from across Bulgaria about the streets they live in; pictures and stories by young people in Leicester, UK; concept by Diana Ivanova and Boris Deliradev; a British Council travelling exhibition
20.00 Exhibition opening and book launch: a selection of stories and photographs from the British Council exhibition published by Janet 45 Publishing House Game with stories about the streets of Plovdiv Cocktails
22.00 Seven short films of The British Concil on a common theme: “EU&Me: Being Young in and outside the EU”, five-minute films from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Romania and Serbia
18 Saborna St. (Old Town)
20.00 – 00.00 Works by the famous Bulgarian artist Zlatyu Boyadjiev, permanent exhibition. Visitors’ Studio: visitors are invited to paint on the premises of the gallery; all works will be exhibited at the end of the studio
Archeological Subway (near Ponedelnik Pazar)
18.00 – 18.30 A performance by Slavena Children’s Choir
20.00 The Language of Fashion: three fashion shows designed by students at the Design 54 Studio
18.30 For children: Applied Arts Workshop: Costume Design
1 Stoyan Chalukov St. (Old Town)
19.00 – 3.00 Live demonstrations by the following well-known artists:Assoc. Prof. Vladimir Genadiev, drawing; Marchela Dimitrova, water-colours; Dimitar Rashkov (Karlovo), sculpture; Polina Krusteva, oil painting; Decho Yotovsky, portrait photography (on demand from visitors). Wine from the Villa Vinifera Winery

Fringe Program:

1 Bratya Poulievy St.
21.30 On the Dangers of Writing, Reading and Book Buying – a reading by Lyudmil Andreev and Lyudmil Stanev
9 Gheorghi Benkovski St.
20.00 – 03.00 Friends of Nylon, an exhibition
03.00 Informal meetings with the artists
36 Yoakim Gruev St.
21.30 Storytellers’ League, organised by Capital Light and Ideo Saatchi&Saatchi

Award Ceremony: Best Project of the Night of Museums and Galleries, awarded by KCM SA.