• Sofia Game Jam Week 2020

    23 January 2020

    In an interview with Frenchman Alexandre Laine, we talked about the life of a game designer in Bulgaria (and what this position even means), but if you already know that and want to dive even deeper into the industry, free up you calendar between January 24 and February 2 . The reasons why are on sofiagamejam.com,
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  • The game as a profession: Alexandre Laine

    23 January 2020

    text Violeta Ivanova photo Sevda Semer

    It's Friday at 5 in the afternoon when they record our names in order to let us in that inaccessible part of the Central Department Store, where this frenchman has been at home for several years. Alex Laine's office - that of the gaming company Gameloft - is already emptied of people for the weekend, so no one can see us staring at the consoles, pool tables, bright booths like those in American diners and a screen behind which they also have a movie theater.
  • Don't you dare laugh at me, Captain Cook!

    19 December 2019

    The traveller and writer Petya Kokudeva talks about how different cultures and her own experiences informed her idea of how she defines "home".
  • Christmas markets x3

    12 December 2019

    There is no room for stress, even if you are falling waaay behind with the Christmas shopping - there are two weekends coming up, full of bazaars where you'll probably find a gift even for the most demanding taste. Such as these three:
  • Challenge Days

    28 November 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    Four guests from abroad, an additional location and a longer program is the answer if you ask how the Challenge Days have grown since their previous issue. The festival for outdoor sports, tourism and ecology starts on December 2 at the French Institute, and from the 3rd to the 5th we are drawn to UACEG to see and hear about some more adventures and to discuss nature conservation.
  • We're all playing the game

    24 October 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    Last November, the first Sofia Game Night caught in its web both gamers and those who had never heard of Dota or escape rooms. How? With dozens of events, from exhibitions to tournaments scattered throughout the city until late in the night. Why? To show the different faces of games and how gamification makes everything else - from education to art to activism - more effective and interesting. And to strengthen the industry in our country, of course. On November 2nd the new edition of the Night continues in the same path with even more events and locations, all visited for free.
  • One Rational Sunday

    10 October 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    November 10th will be your day for reflection if you save it for Ratio. The full-day forum brings to the Sofia Event Center a three-step science menu, which is served up so we can swallow it easily and then ask for some more. Previous knowledge is required only in English - the lectures will not be translated in Bulgarian. Tickets + info on the speakers and topics can be found at ratio.bg.
  • Mish Mash fest

    3 October 2019

    Casiopeia jewelry, art magnets, fragrant candles from Scentique Candles, socks from Take a Step, lavender in cosmetic jars from Ayan and five more rows of BG products for carrying, spreading, giving are arranged by stands in the fall edition of shopping fest. Instead of checking is there anything new and unknown from now on, just head over to V parka (above Lumiere) on October 5 and 6 to find out on site - between 10:00 and 19:00.
  • European Researchers' Night 2019

    19 September 2019

    What do garden peas and humans have in common? And what is a biobank? What about herpetology or a quantum computer?
  • Aniventure Comic Con

    4 September 2019

    The next weekend will be an adventure - on September 14 and 15, Inter Expo Center becomes an arena for a close encounter with fantasy characters, comic book creators and hit series actors.
  • To ride or not to ride?

    22 August 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova

    More comfortable than public transport, more eco-friendly than a car and much easier to ride than a bike - what is it? For a year or two, the answer has been all over streets around the world, and more recently in our country. That is why we are catching the topic of electric scooters while it is still warm and (at least here) no one has been seriously injured yet.
  • The Lotus Lake

    18 July 2019

    photos Simon Varsano

    From Buddhism through Hinduism to the languages of Pali, Marathi and Sanskrit the word udaya is translated as a temple, sacred mountain, growth, sunrise. For four years now, however, it means another yoga retreat near Pravets with a rich schedule of practices, workshops and live music that unfolds a mat for the welfare of your spirit from August 14th to August 19th.
  • Tears of Ra

    11 July 2019

    text Kristina Yordanova

    According to Egyptian mythology, when god Ra cried over the desert, the bees appeared. Today, we owe to them 70% of the food on our table, but in return we do not give them the only thing they want - normal climate and no one to mess with them.
  • Small step, big leap

    4 July 2019

    text Violeta Ivanova photo NASA, National Archives and Records Administration

  • 108 Days Yoga Challenge

    20 June 2019

    The Ultimate Yogi DVD series by the popular teacher Travis Eliot challenges the advanced and inspires the beginners to skip themselves with a series of classes.
  • Fresh air and two wheels

    20 June 2019

    If you want to feel the wind not of Tsarigradsko, but of the mountain, here is your reason: bicycle tour Srednogorie on July 6th. The distance is 50km from Gorna Malina to Pirdop, which we do without a race - the organizers from Begach mostly want to prove that everyone can bike as much. However you've got a few weeks to train before registering for 15 leva - so check out some beginners workouts and put it on your lists for summer to-dos.
  • FuckUp Nights Sofia

    13 June 2019

    FuckUp Nights is an event that invites people with different experiences to tell about their biggest failures. What do you mean why? Mistakes are part of life, and how you deal with them, what you learn, and how you get stuck out of the dust are far more important than trying to avoid or cover them.
  • Ratio Forum

    13 June 2019

    Beyond the regular bar meetings, where we talk about science in popular language, twice a year, Ratio are organizing a big event for hundreds of inquisitive heads.
  • And yet she will run

    6 June 2019

    In sport even a second of difference is important. And how about a lead of a few centuries? The only way to overcome it is with a serious battle for rights, as proven by the struggle of women who have been allowed to run in marathons for only about 50 years. A few days before Bioderma's Women Run on June 22nd, it's worth remembering the story of the movement that started in 1896 with the first woman who was refused to register at the Olympics.
  • On the other side of the bar: Nikolay Neykov

    16 May 2019

    Four friends enter a bar ... Instead of a hilarious joke, what comes next is the mistake we most often make when ordering a cocktail: "That you do it rarely and at the wrong places", says Nicky Neykov - a top bartender who once competed for World Class Bartender of the Year and is now a World Class brand ambassador that prepares us for the upcoming World Class Cocktail Month.