INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL „ORPHEUS“

PLOVDIV 2018

Program of the Festival

10.05.2018, Thursday

18.00 – Festival Opening Night in the Little Early Christian Bazilica of  Philipopolis. Presenting the guests and the hosts with a poetry reading infront of the Minister of culture of Bulgaria and the Minister of culture of FYROM (Macedonia), the Mayor of Plovdiv, the Chairman of the Commission for Culture and Media,senators from the Bulgarian Parliament, foreign ambassadors, students and writers.

21:00 – Dinner at Silvi Marina Restaurant. Free recitations and singing.

 

11.05.2018, Friday

10.30 – 12.00 - Participation in a festive procession, dedicated to St. Kiril and St. Metodi, the creators of the Bulgarian alphabet.

14.30 – 16.30  - Lectures with presentations dedicated to the Thracian cultural heritage and history of Plovdiv. Writers forum The Figure of Orpheus – Between Myth and Moment. Presentations of the essays of the participant in the festival. Round table for the festival guests with students in the Little Early Christian Bazilica.

16.30 – 18.00  - A tour guide walk in Old Plovdiv. Free time.

19.00 – A concert of worldwide known Italian classical duo Luiza Sello and Bruno Canino. Special guests – the Minister of culture of  FYROM (Macedonia) Mr. Robert Alagiozovski, the Ambassador of Italy in Bulgaria Mr. Stefano Baldi and the Mayor of Plovdiv Mr. Ivan Totev. The concert is dedicated to 24th May – the Day of the Bulgarian alphabet and culture

21:00 - Dinner at Silvi Marina Restaurant. Free recitations and singing.

 

12.05.2018, Saturday

09.30 – 12.00 - Opening the Third National Crafts Fair in Plovdiv in Lauta Park with more than 3000 participants from the country and abroad.

18.00 – 20.00 - Poetic reading in the Little Early Christian Bazilica. Award ceremony.

21:00 - Dinner at Silvi Marina Restaurant. Recitations and singing.

 

13.05.2018, Sunday

09:00 – 16:00 - Getting to know travel to Bachkovo Monastery, the Thracian Tomb in Starosel and the Hissar fortress. A tour to the winery in Starosel (including degustation).

18:00 - Dinner at Silvi Marina Restaurant. Final recitations and singing.

 

14.05.2018, Monday

08.00 – Breakfast at hotel NORD. Departure from the hotel.

 

NATIONAL CULTURE FUND

The project “International Festival of Poetry “ORPHEUS” – Plovdiv 2018” was realized with the financial support of “The Cultural Programme for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018” of the National Culture Fund.

 

Bulgarian Presidency
of the Council of the European Union

© 2018 International Poetry Festival „Orpheus” – Plovdiv
Международен фестивал на поезията „ОРФЕЙ” – Пловдив