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

Soap Workshop 16th August 2018

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Museum, News   1

As a part of the celebration days of Shipka between the 15th and 18th August, we hosted a soap workshop in the Chirpanlieva House on the 16th August 2018. Maria Slavova and Elitza Maksimova, who are professionals in the soapmaking process and sell their handmade natural soaps but also other cosmetics, came to show and  … Read more

Update: The month of September 2018

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Volunteers   None

To reflect the progress of our work and to keep the interested readers up-to-date, we hereby present the monthly update of september, containing news, events and projects that we were working on the past month and a little preview on our next steps. The month started quite extraordinary: Martin, a new volunteer from Czech Republic  … Read more

New outdoor space of the Chirpanlieva house

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

  In June we started to work on the outdoor space of the Chirpanlieva house. The new EVS volunteers just arrived and were motivated to create a new space for a small café and an outdoor exhibition of agricultural equipment. Moreover, the place will be used for handcraft workshops and other cultural events to give  … Read more

Calendar of events 2018

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Museum, News   None

Upcoming events at the ethnographic museum “Chirpanlieva house”  2.06.2018 Demonstration of the ritual “Rose oil making” 15.08.2018 Opening of art exhibition “Shipka in our hearts” 08.2018 Workshop for demonstration of soap making 08.2018 Workshop for weaving And more workshops: woodworking, metalworking, forging works

EcoTrail Sign 1

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: EcoTrail, News   None

Eco’Trail of Shipka « In the footsteps of Felix Maria Vogeli » Why an Eco’Trail in the name of Félix Vogeli ? At the end of the XIXth and the beginning of the XXth century, the southern slopes of the Balkan Mountains were completely bared. Shipka and settlements of the Kazanluk Valley were hit by many colossal  … Read more

EcoTrail sign 2

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: EcoTrail, News   None

Sign 2 Eco’Trail of Shipka « In the footsteps of Felix Maria Vogeli »   The erosion and floods at the end of the XIXth century and the begining of the XXth:   The massive deforestation phenomenon in Bulgaria begun under the Ottoman Empire. It resulted as a consequence of the human activities over the years, such  … Read more

Dogs in Shipka

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Blog, Volunteers   None

Since I got here, I am facing more and more sad things regarding to the misstreatment of the dogs (animals) in Shipka, or better said, generally in Bulgaria. That’s why I decided to make some posts about the topic as my personal project, which I am sure won’t have much of an impact but still,  … Read more

3rd of March – The Independence Day

By Tatyana Kossekova, Filed under: Blog   Comments Off on 3rd of March – The Independence Day

One of the most important dates in Bulgaria is definitely the 3rd of March, the national holiday, celebrating the Independence, Bulgaria got in the year 1878  fighting against the Ottoman Empire with alliance of Russia. The battle for this important act happened in the town of Shipka which is known across Bulgaria and thanks to  … Read more