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International Meeting of Tourism (IMT) 2018

Since 2012 Plovdiv Municipality organizes International Meeting of Tourism in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism, private companies, local and national authorities. The forum emphasizes on variety aspects of the tourism development in the city and the region of Plovdiv, presenting the diversity of its tourist product. It introduces the opportunities for cultural, religious, weekend, wine, spa and other types of tourism. IMT Plovdiv gathers heads of local, regional and national tourism authorities, tourism professionals from all around the globe with immense experience within the field and representative of worldwide recognized media. In the present year of 2018 the 10th anniversary edition of the meeting is coming, having the ambition to consolidate the position of Plovdiv between some of the most preferable tourism destinations on world level and to emphasize its role/development as the future EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE in 2019.
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National Autumn Exhibition - Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface is the topic of this year's National Autumn Exhibitions. The authors this year: Kaloan Iliev – Kokimoto - Paintings - Mexican Art Museum, hall Martin Trifonov - Sculpture - Mexican Art Museum, courtyard Atanas Totlyakov - Graphics - House of Hindliyan, terrace Martian Tabakov - Sculpture - House of Hindliyan, courtyard Youlian Tabakov - Paintings - House of Hindliyan, maaza Sevket Sonmez - Paitings - Balabanov House, first floor Bogdan Alexandrov - Paintings - Balabanov House, deep hall Daniel Lekov - Photography - Balabanov House, first floor Monika Romenska - Graphics - Balabanov House, vaulted hall Yavor Kostadinov - Paintings - Balabanov House, courtyard
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OPERA OPEN 2018 - June - September 2018

Opera Open is a big opera festival that annually takes place at the Ancient theatre of Philippopol. Its ambitious and diverse program includes multiple genres and international participance. Please find below a draft program for the festival in 2018: June 9, 2018 - La Forza del Destino (Power of Destiny) / Spare date: June 10, 2018 June 23, 2018 - Edip Tzar' (King Edip) / Spare date: June 24, 2018 June 27, 2018 - The Flying Douchman / Spare date: June 28, 2017 June 30, 2018 - Ballet Show 'Swan Lake' / Spare date: July 1, 2018 July 7, 2018 - Helen of Troy / Spare date: July 8 , 2018 July 11, 2018 - Symphonic Concert July 14, 2018 - Opera Show 'Traviata' - Spare date: July 15, 2018 July 21, 2018 - Opera show 'Ottelo'/ Spare date: July 22, 2017 July 25, 2018 - Opera show 'West Side Story'/ Spare date: July 26, 2018 July 28, 2018 - Opera show 'Aida' / Spare date: July 29 , 2018 July 31, 2018 - Ballet Gala August 30, 2018 - Musicle 'Chicago' September 1, 2018 - Opera Gala / Spare date: September 2, 2018 This event is part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. Opera Plovdiv reserves its right to change the program.
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Old Town Festival - 17-24/09/2018

Old Town Festival "On the Three Hills Track of Time" Location: Different locations in the Old Town. Official opening om 17th September at the Ancient Theatre. September is coming and it is time to celebrate the glory of the Old Town again. Sink with us into the dance of times, where Antiquity, Middle Ages and Revival meet youth and bloom. Modern and classical music, exhibitions, workshops, retro cars shining under the autumn sun, happy people saying the sacred "Yes" are just some of the things that are going to happen under the three hills.
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Balabanov's House Music Days - 16/09-30/10.2018

“Balabanov’s House Music Days” IX International Festival 2018 Autumn edition 16 September - 7.00 pm City House of Culture “Boris Christov”| PAGANINI STRING QUARTET 17 September, 18.30 pm Balabanov’s House CABARET 23 September, 7.00 pm Roman Stadium THE FAMOUS BISTRISHKI BABI 28 September, 6.30 pm The Small Basilica 110 years of the birth of the great Bulgarian composer MARIN GOLEMINOV 9 October, 6.30 pm Balabanov’s House ANGEL STANKOV – violin ROSTISLAV YOVCHEV – piano With the special participation of ANATOLI KRASTEV – cello YASEN TEODOSIEV – horn 10 October, 6.30 pm Balabanov’s House STRING QUARTET “VECTOR” (Switzerland) 18 October, 6.30 pm PLAMENA MANGOVA PIANO RECITAL 24 October, 7.00 pm City House of Culture “Boris Christov”| MILA GEORGIEVA – violin Concertmaster of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra ORCHESTRA OF STATE OPERA – PLOVDIV 28 October, 6.30 pm Balabanov’s House LIYA PETROVA – violin First prize winner of Carl Nielsen International Competition – 2016 ADRIEN LA MARCA /France/ – viola AURELIEN PASKAL /France/ – cello
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Autumn Fair of Crafts - 20/09/2018 - 23/09/2018

During the bi-annual fair of crafts, the Main Shopping Street (Rayko Daskalov Str.) turns into a craft center, recreating the atmosphere of past. Over 100 craftsmen dressed in traditional clothes, demonstrate the minutest details of their works, thus presenting the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and preserving its traditions. During the crafts fair in Autumn 2018, there will take place a 'Dolls' workshop - masters from all around Bulgaria will produce dolls out of wool, various tissues, corn leaves and other. The items will be donated to children in University Hospital 'St. George'.
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