Aleksandar Tonev joining Aston Villa

Aleksandar Tonev joining Aston Villa

23-year-old Bulgarian winger Aleksandar Tonev has has completed a medical and agreed terms to join the English Premier League club Aston Villa.

The Portrait

The Portrait

Running until 20 June at the Museum Gallery of Modern Art in Sofia is “The Portrait”. It includes works by Picasso, Chagall, Dali and others.

Bulgaria travel advice

Bulgaria travel advice

Whether you live here or are just visiting, the British Embassy in Sofia provides much useful information about Bulgaria, including travel advice.

Bulgaria's summer of music

Bulgaria's summer of music

A summer of great music lies ahead for Bulgaria. Forthcoming concerts include those by Roger Waters ‘The Wall’, Boney M, Jamiroquai and Snoop Dog.

Sopharma Towers shopping

Sopharma Towers shopping

The variety of shopping at the Sopharma Shopping Centre is shaping up nicely - a particular boon for our rental tenants at Cleves Izgrev and Cleves Este.

Meeting Bulgaria's energy needs

Meeting Bulgaria's energy needs

The Nabucco pipeline is one of the topics to be discussed at tomorrow's British Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce event to be hosted by the British Ambassador.

Hristo Botev Day

Hristo Botev Day

As every year, sirens will sound across Bulgaria at noon today honouring the memory of Hristo Botev, who died in 1876 in the struggle against Ottoman rule.

Trakiya Highway to open by July

Trakiya Highway to open by July

The new Trakiya Highway is due to open by 1 July. 360km long, it crosses most of Bulgaria, and connects the Sofia ring road with Burgas on the Black Sea.

Indian film festival

Indian film festival

Now running in Sofia: the Namaste Bulgaria Festival of Bollywood blockbusters. The Festival runs until 7 June and is showing at ul. Exharh Josif 37.

Lonely Planet's top BG tips

Lonely Planet's top BG tips

Lonely Planet has delivered its top tips for visits to Bulgaria and Romania. High on the list are Bulgaria’s Black Sea beaches and Rila Monastery.

Rock Voyeurs

Rock Voyeurs

An exhibition of rock photography is on at Rossini, 17 Slavyanska Str., until 23 August featuring work by Andrew Whitton, Paul Harries, Andy Willsher & Tony Woolliscroft.

Naming Sofia

Naming Sofia

How did Bulgaria’s capital get its name? St Sophia was born in Italy around 100AD, and is venerated throughout the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Ayo live in Sofia

Ayo live in Sofia

The Nigerian-German singer-songwriter Ayo will be in concert at the NDK in Sofia on 6 June. She uses the Yoruba translation Ayọ of her first name Joy.

Nabucco clears another hurdle

Nabucco clears another hurdle

Nabucco has announced completion of the environmental permit process for the Bulgarian section of the pipeline route. Earlier it passed the same stage in Hungary.

Charity quiz next Tuesday

Charity quiz next Tuesday

Another Cedar pub quiz takes place next Tuesday 28 May, 7.30pm. Proceeds to Cedar Foundation, the charity working to provide better lives for Bulgaria’s disabled orphans.

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