The Bulgarian Buzz in London: Get On Board
The Bulgarian community is growing in London; between the years 2001 and 2014 Census in the United Kingdom, the number of Bulgarians in the United Kingdom rose from 5,351 to a whopping 65,000.
The reasons for the vast increase of Bulgarians in London are due to the desire to work, study and start up businesses in the United Kingdom as well as more UK citizens acknowledging their Bulgarian ancestry.
The growth of the Bulgarian community in London has resulted in a number of institutions promoting Bulgarian culture. Whether you want to join your own community in London, rediscover your roots or find out more about Bulgarian culture for your own pleasure, there are plenty of opportunities to do so.
The Bulgarian Cultural Institute London
The newly created institution is dedicated to enhancing knowledge of Bulgarian culture as well as appreciation for the country itself within London. The idea behind the institute is to be able bring Bulgarian culture to London through their programmes, creative arts and workshops. There is a vibrant programme of cultural activities including: theatre performances, film screenings, literary evenings and discussions.
The institute itself is also a rich resource for information on Bulgaria as well as a library full of classic Bulgarian literature, films, music and other archives.
Dance To The Bulgarian Beat
There is a huge variety of different Bulgarian dances, with a combination of quick and slow beats and complex step work, it is very distinctive. Bulgarian folk dance are intimately ingrained in Bulgarian culture.