The restoration of the old community center building

By Lea, Filed under: Causes, Chitalishte, News   None

The building that the Community Center of Shipka Chitalishte Svetlina – 1861 is occupying nowadays was not the intended place for the Chitalishte. It’s the building of the old primary school but the first Chitalishte building infact. Another building, much more majectic is standing up just below the actual Chitalishte building and it was finished  … Read more

The “Chirpanlieva House” as an ethnographic complex

By Lea, Filed under: Causes   None

We as Community Center “Svetlina 1861” want to turn the “Chirpanlieva House” into an ethnographic complex. Therefore we want to add a café and museum shop to the existing building as well as a new shed with an atelier to exhibit authentic crafts and to do workshops  and craft demonstrations. Thanks to the Bulgarian Center  … Read more

Impressios of Shipka’s Art Gallery, Part 4

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Chitalishte, Gallery, News   None

For this fourth article, we have decided to present to you a painting depicting a coastal landscape inspired by “romanticism” style, painted by Alexander Ovsyannikov, a Russian artist who stayed in Shipka. As far as the place is concerned, we do not have more information; which gives it a mystical aspect: Is it an imaginary  … Read more

Impressions of Shipka’s Art Gallery, Part 3

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Chitalishte, Gallery, News   None
Читалището в Шипка - галерия Христо Песев

Welcome to part 3 of our series “Impressions of Shipka’s Art Gallery”. The Art Gallery “Hristo Pesev” is located in the Shipka’s Community Center.  We are currently running a campaign to collect funds for the roof repair of the building, which needs to happen this spring to prevent negative consequences for the cultural heritage stored  … Read more

Impressios of Shipka’s Art Gallery, Part 2

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Chitalishte, Gallery, News   None

Here is part 2 of our series “Impressions of Shipka’s Art Gallery”. The Art Gallery “Hristo Pesev” is located in Shipka’s Community Center and now in great danger due to the broken roof . See here how you can donate for the roof repair of Shipka’s Community Center and help to preserve our art collection  … Read more

Impressions of Shipka’s Art Gallery, Part 1

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Chitalishte, Gallery, News   2

  Take a look at the unique art collection of the Art Gallery “Hristo Pesev” in Shipka’s Community Center. To make our collection of paintings and sculptures accessible for the public at large, we decided to present a selection of art pieces from our Gallery in a periodical manner. By doing that we want to  … Read more

Support the repair of Shipka’s Community center building

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Causes   3

    Chitalishte “Svetlina -1861” organizes a fundraising campaign for the repair of the roof of the Community center building. After the repair performed in 2016 of the south-east part (1/6) of the roof , executed thanks to the gracious donations from Shipka and outside., there is a need for an urgent repair for the  … Read more