Late antiqe and medieval fortress “TUIDA”

Workshop "Dyeing from Nature"

The "Dyeing from Nature" project goes to its end. It is implemented with the financial support of the National Culture Fund. Performer is the National Museum of Textile Industry- Sliven in partnership with Nature Park „Blue stones”, Tuida fortress and Professional High School of Textile and Clothing „Dobri Zhelyazkov“. Participants in the project are 4 groups of researchers - students from the Second Primary School "Hristo Botev", headed by Kostadinka Popova; from the 3rd Primary School "Dr. Ivan Seliminski" with leaders Vassilena Zhelyazkova and Tatiana Andreeva, and from the Professional High School of Textile and Clothing „Dobri Zhelyazkov“.
For 10 months the participants studied dyeing with natural dyes, traditions and practices in the past, seek a scientific explanation, they experimented, carrying expeditions made demonstrations in public. On 27.05.2017. The final workshop was held, which was open to all who wanted to join. Hosts of the event were the National Museum of Textile Industry and Tuida Fortress- Sliven.
Participants had the opportunity to learn about the stages through which the wave (from fleece to woven fabric) and participate in the dyeing of textile materials with natural dyes authentic recipes. Guest-Demonstrator - Marieta Nedkova, Association for the Development of Arts and Crafts ARIZ 7

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Quick Hands Project in Tuida fortress on the occasion of the International Museum Day

Nearly 1,500 people visited the Late Antique and Medieval Fortress Tuida in the magical evening with the Quick Hands Project on 18 May 2017.The event was organized by the team of Tuida fortress together with Municipality of Sliven on the occasion of the International Museum Day - 18 May.

On its own behalf and on behalf of Mayor Stefan Radev, deputy mayor Stoyan Markov greeted the audience.He noted that seeing so many people is indicative that not in vain the tourist site won the "Attraction number 1" award for last year in Bulgaria."I want to thank you to Tuida's team for their hard work and for attracting tourists, and citizens who visit the forthress and feel the magic of our history," - said Markov.

Quick Hands Project presented a rich program with card-focused, newspaper-cutting, rope-binding, etc. All the numbers, some of which even dangerous, were served with a dose of humor, which made the audience entertain even more. The happiest were the children who were eager to be called on stage to get involved in the focus. Predictably, some of them had come to the scene.

Before the show with tricks of Quick Hands Project, the open space was presented upcoming participation of a group of "Difficult childhood" in a fortress Tuida of June 1, at 20:30. They performed one of his songs.
It was a beautiful magic.

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Art Workshop - XXI International Children's Folklore Festival

For the third consecutive year, Tuida Fortress opened its doors for the creative workshop organized for the participants in the International Children's Folklore Festival "Friendship without Borders". Together with Children's Complex Sliven we have prepared various interesting workshops, a dance school and a gaming center from the past. A sunny day under the beautiful sky of Tuida!

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Тaking of first witnessеs from Tuida

On 29.04. 2017 was held an unusual adventure - Taking of first witnesses from Tuida! Thank you for trusting our team and we were part of your special day!

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Opening of ennobled playground for kids in the quarter Druzhba

And I was there, jumping and laughing ... The games have existed since ancient times, and today. Kids grow up playing, learn through games, develop, communicate. Let's do more places where our children smile. On March 22nd 2017 the team of Fortress Tuida was a guest at the official opening of cultivated areas for game and a basketball court.Together with the children we showed to adults how games on grandparents can be fun today! We thank the organizers and the children who made this First spring special and smiling! See you soon!

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on the topic:
Mummer mask
For making Mummer masks from different regions of Bulgaria



Mummer traditions in our country originate from more than 8000 years. An old tradition between Meat and Sirni Sunday before Lent in Eastern Bulgaria and between Christmas and Epiphany in western Bulgaria are held mummers.

In different parts of the country mummers are called Chaush, babugeri, stanichari, elders, Surat or dzhamalari dancing to scare evil, to banish the cold and performed ritual acts, such as plowing, sowing and others.
Surva custom belongs to the winter celibatarian masquerade games and is associated with the change of the old and the new year, approaching awakening of nature. Traditionally Shrove large and small dress like "old" scarly and other characters from the popular epic (grandmother, grandfather, bride, king, etc.). The masks that bear shaped like the heads of strange beings and animals with scary faces and protruding teeth, horns, tails, beaks clacking or with complex structures made of feathers of poultry on a wooden skeleton. At the end of the day mummers gather in the square and the sound of bells play for health and prosperity.
These traditions and rituals involve young to experience things stored identity of peoples for centuries.
The competition was held on the occasion of ritual SURVA and accompanying Masquerade Games in Bulgaria.
Manufactured and delivered masks are rated in three categories according to the age of the children.

I. Categories of children 3 to 6 years
II. Category for children from grade 1 to grade 5
III. Category for children from 6th grade to 12th grade
Evaluation Criteria: The obtained masks were evaluated based on: force the message of traditions and crafts, creativity.
Materials that could be used in the production of masks: cardboard, yarn, leather, wool, fabrics, beads, horn, feathers, leaves and others. There are no specific requirements for the materials. Will accept different types of materials and masks.
Each of the masks contained the following information:

Three names, grade or years, school and phone number.
Each mask, which does not have these data will not take part in the contest !!!
The deadline to prepare and submit the works was from 25.01 to 23.02.2017g.
You can leave their masks at the information center of the fortress Tuida from Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00h.
The winners were announced on 25.02.2017g. the site and Facebook page of the fortress, and the prizes were awarded to 26.02.2017g. 11:00h. Tuida fortress in a specially prepared exhibition!


Midwifes Day of Tuida!

The first historical workshop for 2017 of 21.01 was dedicated to the celebration and ritual of Midwifes Day. The feast of the midwife that time was the main help young mothers and helped the coming of the white world of babies.
Participants in the historic workshop produced a unique postcards from different seeds, symbols of fertility and health with which to greet their beloved grandmothers for the holiday.

Second fair-festival "Remember the Glory

On October 22- 23. 2016 year in fortress Tuida was held Second medieval fair "Remember the glory" on the occasion of the feast of Sliven - St. Dimitar.

Visitors to the fortress were watching demonstrations of Medieval Martial Arts - traditional archery from horseback and on land, and medieval battle.The medieval combat  was divided into several stages: The circle of honor, The circle of traitors, Bridge Fight and The big battle.

Falconry as an ancient craft was represented by Martin Petrov – animator in Fortress Tuida by means demonstrations with  Drako - Harris's Hawk.

Moreover demonstrations of  Tuida for the first time was conducted  tournaments on traditional east (Tibetan) archery and medieval fencing.I-st place in the tournament on archery won Martin Petrov - animator in Fortress Tuida and member of the club Ratina ; II-nd place won Emil Dimitrov, member of the club Ratina and  III-th place ranked representative of the Association "White Eagle" - Republic of Serbia.

In the medieval tournament on fencing the first two places were won by Rental Battalion "Baradj"and the third place won Borislav Nikolov from the Association "Chigot" Varna.

Presented were medieval camp participants - reconstructions of camp tents, nomadic yurt, clothing, weapons and medieval customs, and crafts. Participated clubs for historicalreenactments, reconstructor and craftsmen from country and abroad.

Thanks to all for accepting our invitation and participated in the Medieval Fair "Remember the glory!" Together with you we were able to give a memorable celebration of people from Sliven and guests!

Team-building of Irrigation systems!

On 26.09.2016. on the territory of Tuida Fortress was held a team-building for employees of Irrigation systems - Central Branch Municipality. Day full of emotions and good mood. They were provided entertainment and testing for all ages. Thank you for trusting us! We will expect you again!

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