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Ski Season Opening: Celebrity Party Time

Dec 11, 2009 1 Comment by

The ski season in Bansko started on 8th December when 12,000 people were estimated to be staying in the town to celebrate “The students’ day”. The mayor, Alexander Kravarov, said the students who filled the resort came not only from all over Bulgaria, but from Greece — with at least 200 visitors from there too. [...]

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International Mountain Film Festival 2009: Full Guide & Timetable

Nov 20, 2009 2 Comments by

The Bansko 2009 International Mountain Film Festival from the 25th to 29th Novmber is an annual Bansko event recently highlighted with “My Bansko” film trailer earlier  https://banskoblog.com/2009/10/bansko-film-festival/. This film, by Christopher Hampe and Frank Nadler, will be premiered on Wednesday, November 25th at 15:20 at the “ceremonial hall” of the community hall (Chitalishte) on the [...]

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Charity Bonfire Night Raises Cash For Zdravets School

Nov 10, 2009 No Comments by

  It was a spectacular fireworks display as you can see from the video. I had a wonderful time — a little piece of English tradition which has gone a long way to help Bulgarian children in need. Natasha  emailed me a short summary of the event I wrote about on Friday https://banskoblog.com/2009/11/charity-bonfire-night/. “…The organisation is also far from being [...]

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Bonfire Night For Zdravets School For Handicapped Children

Nov 06, 2009 No Comments by

It’s Bansko bonfire night tonight and, as a English northerner, Bonfire night  evokes memories of the most exciting day of the year, maybe bar Chritmas Day. But tonight I am especially looking forward to celebrating Guy Fawkes Night. Beacause attending this event (20 bgn per head) will help contribute to an incredibly important local charity, [...]

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Bansko Film Festival: “My Bansko”

Oct 09, 2009 1 Comment by

The Bansko Film Festival takes place between 25th and 29th November and is the Ninth International Film Festival for mountains, extreme sports and adventures in Bulgaria. Take a look at film trailer above. More info at banskofilmfest.com. Christophe, the German film maker contacted me to say he is in the final editing of “My Bansko” [...]

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Jazz Fest 2009: Video

Aug 10, 2009 No Comments by

Blagoevgrad Big Band video at Bansko Jazz Fest 2009. For more on Jazz Fest 2009: https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-festival-2009-programme/ Tomorrow, 11th August, be sure to check out Mind Trips (Bulgaria) on stage B (video here  https://banskoblog.com/bansko-jazz-fest-2009/ ) and again on the 11th on main square stage check out Candy Dulfer (Holland). If you are looking for accommodation in [...]

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Bansko Jazz Festival 2009 Programme

Jun 24, 2009 14 Comments

The Bansko Jazz Festival 2009 Programme has arrived — like a homing pidgeon, direct from the office of Dr Iliev, I am delighted to be able to publish the FINAL Bansko Jazz Fest 2009 line up. Dr Emi Iliev is the mastermind behind the Jazz Fest in Bansko –  since the very start. And this [...]

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