The restoration of the old community center building

By rada, 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

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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

Sarakatsani

By rada, Filed under: Blog   None

There is a small community of Sarakatsans living in Shipka. Sarakatsani, also known as Karakachans are an ethnic minority in Bulgaria, originating from Greece. They were transhumant shepards, and their descendants in smaller amount inhabits present Bulgaria, southern Albania and Republic of Macedonia. Historically they were located in the Pindus mountains of the continental Greece,  … Read more

Thracians

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The Thracians lived near Shipka 2000 years B.C. and left very obvious prove of their existence with numerous tombs, which are possible to visit nowadays. The last one, called Kosmatka was discovered in the year 2004 with a very important finding, a golden mask of a Thracian King Teres I (the first ruler of the  … 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