Late antiqe and medieval fortress “TUIDA”


On Friday, May 13, at the Damyan Damyanov Humanitarian High School, Nominations for the 2022 class were held. The event was organized by the seniors, in the spirit of humor and fun, on the stage of Tuida Fortress. The show included students from 8th to 12th grade, vocal-instrumental group "Monologue", theater troupe "Attempt to fly", KST "Tuida" and DUFA "Trakiyche". The teachers handed out their nominations and awards for writer, philosopher, historian, geographer, theater, athlete, musician, artistic personality. The students had also prepared with nominations and artistic winks to their favorite teachers. The culmination of the show was the surprise dance of the pedagogical team to all high school graduates and students.

Good luck, to the 2022 class!

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Information and photos by: Damyan Damyanov Humanitarian High School

VI Medieval Council "Remember the Glory" - Tuida 2022

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From 13 to 15 May 2022 in the Tuida Fortress - Sliven was held VI Medieval Festival "Remember the Glory". Due to a two-year break, the event, which is traditionally one of the annual events of the site and is held in October in the days around the city holiday - St. Dimitrov's Day, this year took place in May as part of the May Days of Culture "Sliven Fires" and coincided with International Museum Day and Night. The event was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the beginning of the archeological excavations in the fortress. During the festival days, on the territory of the fortress were presented life, culture and military work from the period of Late Antiquity, the First and Second Bulgarian Kingdom.

More than 100 clubs for historical reconstructions, reconstructors and craftsmen from all over the country took part.

On May 13, 2022 at 17:00 in front of the building of the Municipality of Sliven, Eng. Stoyan Markov - Deputy Mayor for Economic Development officially opened the VI Medieval Fair "Remember the Glory". After him, the floor was given to the Head of the Tuida Fortress - Mrs. Maya Ivanova:

"Seven years ago, when Tuida Fortress opened its doors, we were a newly formed team that didn't know where to go. Suddenly, one by one, these people appeared in our lives and shook our hand, thanks to them, today an image of a place where history is alive, you can see it, touch it, taste it.Each of them over the years has advised us, given us guidance, answered our questions, trained us.The result is that Tweed has become not only the tourist heart of Sliven, but a center of science, culture, entertainment and recreation, a place where everyone can find something for themselves, but nothing would be the same if the Municipality of Sliven was not behind us in every initiative, On behalf of the Tweed team, I would like to thank each of the participants for always being there and the Sliven Municipal Administration for never telling us No. We created the Remember the Glory Fair from one country to show the way of life of the people in our historical past, on the other hand to promote the site to wider audiences in an alternative way, and on the third hand to bring together all these people who help us all year round. As a result, however, "Remember the Glory" grew into something bigger, we transferred the motto in all aspects of our work, in our visits to schools and kindergartens, in our participation in national and international forums, in welcoming every tourist who crossed the gates of Tuida . We are proud that if you ask any Sliven child today which historical place he wants to visit, he will exclaim Tuida. Personally, I have a dream and it has become my mission to make Tweed a living place, evolving, preserving the memory of the past and preserving the heritage of our ancestors. "

After the official opening of the festival, the program continued with a procession of participating groups and various demonstrations of medieval martial arts. The program was rich and varied in the following days of the festival, ending with a concert by the group "Freija" and the Fire show "The Last Wedding of the King" by the group "Palyachi".

Organizers of the event were: Sliven Municipality, Association of Material Art Ratina - Sliven and the Team of Tuida Fortress

Admission to the holiday was free!

"Remember the glory" - the celebration of living history!

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Photos by: Anton Dechev

May 18 anniversary of the National Lyceum "Hristo Botev-1897", Sliven

On May 18 on the Day of Museums, the National Lyceum "Hristo Botev -1897" Sliven  celebrated its anniversary.
The Lyceum "Hristo Botev 1897" was established on August 24, 1897. Its statute states that the main goal is to organize the educational work of workers and craftsmen in Sliven and the lyceum has a library.
A group for old city songs "Tender Memories" was formed by the famous Sliven musician Lyuben Nikolov. The group has won many awards from festivals.
There is a children's theater troupe and a group for artistic speech, as well as a chamber dance group. Every summer together with "Water House" they work on a special program for children from the neighborhood. A priority in the work of the lyceum is the inclusion of children from the minorities in the neighborhood.

A gala concert was held on the stage in Tuida Fortress, in which various performers taked a part.

The entrance for the event was free.

18 май годишнина на НЧ "Христо Ботев-1897", гр.Сливен

На 18 май 2022г в Деня на музеите годишнина от своето създаване  отбеляза НЧ" Христо Ботев -1897г." гр.Сливен.
Читалище "Христо Ботев 1897" е учредено на 24 август 1897 година. В устава му е записано, че основна цел е да организира просветната работа на работниците и занаятчиите в Сливен. Читалището разполага с библиотека.
Сформирана е група за стари градски песни "Нежни спомени" от известния сливенски музикант Любен Николов. Тя е носител на много награди от фестивали.
Действа детска театрална трупа и група за художествено слово, както и камерен танцов състав. Всяко лято съвместно с "Дом на водата" работят по специална програма за децата от квартала. Приоритет в работата на читалището е приобщаване на децата от малцинствата от квартала.

На сцената в крепост Туида се проведе Гала концерт, участие в който взеха различни изпълнители.
Входът за събитието беше безплатен.

Team Tuida in Plovdiv!

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Last week, on September 17-19, 2021, the team of Tuida Fortress took part in the festival "Plovdiv - ancient and eternal: history, ethnology, culture and art". The event took place in Lauta Park, where restorers and reconstructors from the country and abroad met, in compliance with anti-epidemic measures.

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The festival began with a parade along the city's main street, from Central Square to the Roman Stadium, where some participants demonstrated ancient rituals, gladiatorial battles, historical medieval battles, dance and music performances.

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During the rest of the festival days, in Lauta Park, the audience had the opportunity to observe the camps of the participants, which were divided into three zones: "Antiquity", "Early Middle Ages" and "Late Middle Ages". In a special place, the participants presented their groups and activities - ancient and medieval crafts, cuisine, games, life and culture; horse demonstrations; presentation of clothing, equipment and armaments through the ages, military skills and formation of the armies, etc.

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Through interesting, short performances, moments from the everyday life of the people in Antiquity and the Middle Ages were presented - ancient rituals, recitation of poetry, slave market, development of dance and music, etc.

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* Photos by: Maya Arsova, Ivo Dimchev, Galya Alexandrova




"Wedding with a delay" in Sliven!

" The wedding with a delay" "exploded" on the stage of  Tuida fortress on August 16, 2021! Maya Bezhanska, Filip Avramov, Toni Minasyan, Iliana Lazarova and Hristina Dzhurova offered us a wedding, several complicated situations and a lot of laughter with their brilliant play. The production passed with great interest from the Sliven audience and for this reason the organizers announced a second date in September! For those who failed to watch "Wedding with a Delay" will be able to do so on September 12, from 20:00, on the stage of Fortress Tuida. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Vesko Eshkenazi and the seasons.

On July 16, 2021, in the Tuida Fortress was held a concert of the virtuoso violinist Vesko Eshkenazi and a representative part of the Pleven Philharmonic. In the evening, a parallel was drawn between the remarkable musical cycles The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.

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Grafa - Summer tour 21 in Tuida Fortress

This year, on July 15, Sliven and Tuida Fortress were one of the stops of Vladimir Ampov - Grafa and the group "Prime time" and their Summer Tour - 2021. Along with the artist, the children from "Junior Band" also took part in the tour of the country. , Veliko Tarnovo with conductor Yordan Tsvetanov. They "warmed up" the audience in Sliven hours before the concert with a musical procession on the main street of the city. The evening was invigorating and captivating. The audience was on their feet and singing their favorite songs, including "Domino", "Chimera", "PRIME TIME / SEX for Money", "CASH", "The Happiest Man", "Side Observer", "Nobody". "Stolen love", "I DON'T HAVE SMOKE / I HOPE, BUT I DIDN'T", "If there is a paradise" and many others.

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With "Songs from the Mediterranean" at Tuida Fortress

A walk through the European Mediterranean with iconic Italian, Spanish, French and Greek songs and canzonettes, under the evening sky of Tuida! Thus, on July 14, accompanied by the Vratsa Symphony and maestro Hristo Pavlov, "Songs from the Mediterranean" with the charming opera stars Georgios Filadelfevs, Valentina Korchakova and Mario Nikolov were presented. A fabulous and full of beauty evening.

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"Night of Museums" 2021

On 03.07.2021 the museums and galleries from Sliven again celebrated the European Night of Museums. The program of the event included 9 museum sites in the city, and a joint adventure game "Discover Sliven" was organized for the participants. Games for children and adults, creative workshops, raffles, prizes, etc. were provided. The initiatives ended with a raffle at the First State Textile Factory.

In the Tuida Fortress the visitors could enjoy the concert of the folklore formations at the Chitalishte "Hadji Dimitar" Sliven, as well as to check their accuracy with a bow.

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