Art & Culture news about Varna, Bulgaria


Varna won the competition of European youth capital in 2017, said Varna mayor Ivan Portnih after talking to his team in Cluj-Napoca. The announcement ceremony took place last night in the Romanian city, which was the winner in 2015. Varna beat three other finalists: Cascais (Portugal), Galway (Ireland) and Perugia (Italy). “Thank you all for [...]


The Kinomania Film Festival edition in Varna starts on November 21 with a screening of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”. The festival will offer more than 60 films – mostly titles released in 2013 and 2014. They will be split into several thematic programmes, including children’s films, Italian cinema, French [...]


Varna is to host a historical re-enactment of the last crusade of King of Poland and later Hungary W?adys?aw III and John Hunyadi against the Ottoman Empire that took place in 1444. “The Last Battle Of the King” historical reenactment event will take place on November 8 in the Asparuhov park in Bulgaria’s coast city [...]

The 11th European Music Festival, hosted by the city of Varna  started with a concert in Varna’s Opera House on March 15 .  he “French Impressions” symphonic concert is a co-production of the Theater and Music Production Center in Varna. Violinist Svetlin Rusev, pianists Milko Milkov and Vania Pesheva and the Varna Symphonic Orchestra took [...]


The 21st edition of the International Film Festival “Love is Folly” began 30th of  August in Varna. The opening ceremony included the traditional red carpet walk of top Bulgarian movie stars, directors, producers and foreign guests in front of the Festival and Congress Center in the city. The opening ceremony was hosted by the fest’s [...]

The Varna Summer International Jazz Festival  is held annually within 3 days at the end of July and beginning of August.  It was established in 1992 with main organizer -  Municipality of Varna in partnership with the Varna Jazz Society.  The festival hosts local and foreign artists and compositions and these days is one of [...]

In the charming city of Varna, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, the 21st International theatre festival season has started. As with any great festival, one of the joys of the international programme they call – with refreshing simplicity – Varna Summer is to be able to take in more shows in one day than some [...]

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, has pledged the significant amount of BGN 3 M for restoration and conservation of the historical Roman Baths in the Black Sea city of Varna. The sum came as a pleasant surprise to archaeologists who have asked for BGN 200 000. Djankov made the pledge during [...]

Excavations close to the town of Provadia in Bulgaria have discovered the remains of two-story houses, several pits used for rituals, gate parts, some bastion structures, and fortified walls from a later period. They have been carbon-dated and found to be from 4,700 to 4,200 BC. Vasil Nikolov, from the National Institute of Archaeology, said [...]

20th edition of the International Film Festival “Love is Folly” will be held in Bulgaria’s Varna from August 31 to September 6 …