Община Варна - култура и изкуство
Candidature of Varna for European Capital of Culture
It was launched on 13 June 1985 by the Greek minister of culture, the famous actress and singer, Melina Mercouri. Initially, the initiative was called European City of Culture in a special motion of the Council of Ministers of the Union.

The official document stated that the European City of Culture was to present a culture which in its historical roots and contemporary development was characterized both by common elements and a heritage which had been due to differences.


Bulgaria’s European Capital of Culture
In 2019, a Bulgarian city and a Italian city will be the European Capitals of Culture. The designation procedures are described in Decision No 1622 of 24 October 2006 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

The applications are assessed by a special commission of 13 members. Seven of them are from European institutions and six are appointed by the applicant-country.



Festivals and Competitions

XVI National Children’s and Youth Theater Festival Fairy Tale for You

11 – 15 June/20 – 23 August 2017

The festival was established in 2000 under the initiative of the Children’s and Youth Theater Fyut with Art Director Radost Lilyanova. Originally it was organized as a national meeting for stage performance of a fairy tale under the name Golden Fish. The host of this forum is The Youth’s House – Varna. Since 2004 part of the programme has been staged in the Puppet Theater – Varna. In 2005 participants from abroad took part. The edition of 2010 was in June. Main organizers are Vazrozhdenie Cultural Club, Society Varna Children’s and Youth Theater Festival Fairy Tale for You and Youth’s House – Varna.

For contacts:
9000 Varna
8, Panteleyna Str. ap.9 
Radost Lilyanova
tel. +359 52/ 622596; +359 887724606
e-mail: prikazka_za_teb@abv.bg

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