Silent movies, chocolate, fine dining and music all part of seventh Belgian Week in Bulgaria
For the first time, silent movies from Belgium – the oldest film dating from 1897 – will be screened in Sofia at the Lumiere cinema at the National Palace of Culture as part of the seventh Belgian Week, starting on October 22 2012.
The films start at 7.30pm and entrance is free. As is customary for silent films, the moving pictures will be accompanied by a pianist, Dimitar Gortchakov.
The official opening reception of Belgian Week takes place on October 23, along with a Primus Inter Pares award ceremony on the theme “Innovation Unlimited” at the Hilton Hotel.
Also at the Hilton, October 24 sees a chocolate carving demonstration, organised by Puratos Bulgaria, featuring famous chocolatier Stephane Leroux, at 6pm.
“Belgian Fine Food and Fun” on October 25 at 7.30pm features Belgian fine cuisine under the auspices of Vincent Rombaut, at Interview restaurant, 47 Tsarigradsko Chaussee.
Belgian band Jaune Toujours performs on October 26 at 9pm at Club Blender. Expect an exciting cocktail of ska, chanson, rock and Balkan ingredients served by top-notch ensemble of the most active artists on the music scene in Brussels.
The Hilton Sofia features a Belgian Buffet daily from October 22 to 28 at the Hilton’s Seasons Restaurant.
Piccadilly stores, part of the Belgian Delhaize Group, will from October 18 to 25 showcase Belgian products. Some of the products will be available only during the Belgian Week, and others will be offered at discounted prices.
The seventh Belgian Week in Sofia has been co-organised by the Bulgaria-Belgium-Luxembourg Business Club and the Belgian embassy in Sofia.
The programme is available at the business club’s website.
(Photo, of Belgian ambassador Anick Van Calster, Frank Jansen and Rostislava Pavlova at a news conference on Belgian Week: Provided)