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  • Bicycle Workshop Starts Donation Campaign for Disadvantaged Children

    Sofia - April 20 (BTA) - A small bicycle design studio is starting a charity campaign where people can donate bicycle parts or old bicycles which the studio will restore and donate to disadvantaged children in Dryanovo (Central Bulgaria) on June 1, International Children's Day, Alexander Makedonski from 1bike, who have locations in Sofia and Dryanovo, told BTA Monday. The studio will donate the skills and labour to restore all types of bicycles, together with left over equipment and paint. "We mostly need children's bikes, but any would suffice after all, as parts can often times be used interchangeably," he said. The town of Dryanovo is the campaign's target location, because it is where the paint and restoration work shop is located and the studio's associates have a sense of duty help the local community and especially the most vulnerable part of it. Partners in the campaign are the Drag Bicycles manufacturer, who have pledged to donate the parts needed for the finishing works, Makedonski said, adding that they have also provided their stores to be used as drop-off locations for the donated bicycles. Members of the MOGA (I CAN) youth organization in Dryanovo will volunteer and paint the bikes, while the local social services will provide lists of disadvantaged children, who will be eligible to benefit from the campaign. The aim is to reach children with foster parents, or those from poor families who can not afford a bicycle. "We will try to make June 1 a little happier for these children," Makedonski said. /MY

  • Sofia's National Palace of Culture Starts Joint Projects with Jerusalem

    Sofia - Sofia, April 19 (BTA) - Sofia's National Palace of Culture (NDK) starts joint projects with the cultural institute in Jerusalem, NDK said in a Sunday press release. NDK's Director Miroslav Borshosh conferred Sunday with Jerusalem's deputy mayor for cultural affairs, Eyal Ezri, along with the head of Jerusalem's institute for culture and the municipal performing arts director. The first joint event between NDK and the centre for culture in Jerusalem will be held at the beginning of next year. The two sides also discussed opportunities for joint productions, exchange visits and translation and distribution of literature.

  • Bulgarian Grand Horo in Central Brussels

    Sofia - Sofia, April 17 (BTA) - For a third year in a row, everybody is invited to join the traditional Bulgarian Grand Horo dance in the Grote Markt/Grand-Place in Brussels at noon on April 25, said the European Commission representation in Sofia. The event is prepared under the patronage of European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva and as part of this year's edition of the Balkan Trafik! Festival. The professional dancers of the Botevgrad ensemble will lead the horo, accompanied by ensemble DillereDestan of Turkey, Lunxheria and Vatra of Albania. Bulgarians from amateur dance schools in the Benelux countries, and many friends who love dancing will join them.