The first traditional archery seminar was held on the 30th of November and on the 1st of December, 2015 at Tuida fortress, Sliven. It was led by the World champion of Traditional Horseback Archery, Korea, 2014 - Mihai Cozmei and organized by Dimitar Trukanov – the founder of "Madara Horseman" school /Horseriding school "Madara horseman" and "Living Arrow Horseback Archery- Bulgaria/. Thanks to thearchery teachersfor the outstanding patience that was given and the opportunity of work and practice together.It was just a wonderful experience.
We are looking forward to see you soon.
Gathering festival ‘Celebrate With Your City!’
On the occasion of Sliven city celebration - Dimitrovden, the Municipality of Sliven, ‘Tuida’ fortress team, The Association Club of Medieval Martial Arts ‘Ratina’ and Youth House organized a gathering festival ‘Celebrate With Your City!’
On the 26th of October, at 11:00 a.m., a grand ceremony and an ANPT concert with the participation of the folk singer Zhechka Slaninkova was held in front of the monument of Hadji Dimitur.
During the whole day from 10:00 to18:00 there were entertainments and attractions at ‘Tuida’ fortress.
Entrance to the fortress was free of charge for the citizens and quests of Sliven on Dimtrovden celebration.
Hundreds celebrated with us the holiday at ‘Tuida’ fortress archway.
Everybody enjoyed the various martial practices, different weapons handling, horse riding, demonstrations with Buzzard Harris and demonstration of crafts and archery.
The medieval camp was including an yurt, a tent and typical handcrafts which represented the medieval Bulgarian lifestyle and culture.
Everyone was given the opportunity to enter and have a look at the yurt interior and closely watch how the craftsmen work.
Participants of the festival ‘Celebrate with your city and remember the glory!’
‘Club Medieval Martial Arts Ratina’ association - Sliven
Association of recovery and preservation of Bulgarian traditions ‘Avitohol’ - Varna
Medieval Park ‘Markeli’– Karnobat
Nadejda Nikolova and Emil Marinov - ND ‘Tradition’- branch Shumen
Nina Yankova, Diyana Valchanova and Milena Arabadjieva - Stara Zagora
PGTO ‘D. Zelyazkov’ - Sliven
PGHT ‘Acad. Nedelcho Nedelchev’ - Sliven
Atanas Dekov - woodcarving, fretwork, Kotel
Valentin Dimitrov – pottery, Elena
Nelli Yaneva – jeweller, Sliven
Bread House "Bread and Wine’, Sliven
Youth House, Sliven
Puppet Theatre, Sliven
Social Boarding School – ‘Hristo Botev’ – pottery/ceramic, Dragodanovo
The American hard rock star Joe Lynn Turner had a concert on September 19th 2015, at "Tuida" fortress, Sliven.
The rock concert started at 19:30 h. with performance of the Nikola Kotsev’s "Kikimora" band that provided the star`s participation in Bulgaria.
Rock songs of all times were heard and at the end of the concert the fans had the opportunity to enjoy the great fireworks show.
Тhousands of fans from all over the country, gathered behind the walls of the Tuida fortress to see in live, the performance of their idol - Joe Lynn Turner. The concert continued over 3 hours and ended with fireworks on the sound of the track "Burn". The team of the Sliven Municipality and Tuida fortress did a great job with the organization of the concert.
Looking forward to new events!
KrasimirAvramov‘s charity concert was held at the fortress of “Tuida”, on the 1st of August 2015. Special guests and participants in the concert were the folk singer Yanka Rupkina and ballet "Veda Junior." The show ended with a spectacular fireworks.
The fortress “Tuida” took place in the third annual festival “Summer Event – Karandila” – Sliven on the 27th of June, 2015 year.
During the day lots of archeries were shown by our colleagues with the special participation of the archery instructor.
The visitors had the opportunity to take part in the “Traditional Bulgarian Archery” and got familiar with the history of the fortress.
6th of June, 2015, the "Tuida" fortress team took part in the fourth fair-festival "Days of Ancestors – Pliska 2015" at Pliska National Reserve of History and Archaeology.
program of the event „night of the museums” at tuida fortress
10.00 h- 18.00 h. - Presentation of traditional craftsmanship of: coinage, weaving, jewelry production, beltdecoration, production of leather goods, bow making and many others.
17.00 h. – 17.10 h. – Official opening of the program and welcoming speech from the Mayor of our town – Sliven.
17.15 h. – 19.00 h. - Demonstration of Medieval Martial Arts:
1. Madara Horseman Riding School and Living Arrow Horseback Archery - Bulgaria –Dimitar Trukanov: horseriding demonstrations and traditional archery, fighting archery and horseback archery.
2. Krum Yapulov– military horse riding techniques and tricks from the past times.
3. Petar Vladov and Fighting group Baradj - a group forhistorical full-contact fencing, part ot fight club "Storm"- Pazardjik.
4. School for Medieval Sword Mastery - MOTUS
19.05 h. – 19.10 h. – “Lights and Fires” – fireshow: juggling, contact juggling
19.15 h. – 19.55 h – Folklore danceprogram of Children's Folklore Ensemble "Bulgarian" and Youth Dance Ensemble "Bravo" from the Cultural Center "Hadji Dimitar"
20.00 h. – 20.30 h. - Concert of themusical group "Monolog" from the High School of Humanities "Damyan Damyanov", Sliven
20.40 h. – 21.30 h. – “Sons of Boreas” – theatrical performance, staging Rosen Uzunov
21.40 h. – 21.50 h. - “Lights and fires” – fireshow: juggling, contact juggling
After 22.00 h. - Observation of the night sky with a telescope
From 2-nd of May till 4-th of may 2015,
The team of "Tuida" presented the fortress and the town of Sliven at the traditional medieval festival at the medieval town next to the village of Cherven. The event was held for seventh consequent year and aims to represent authentically the lifestyle and culture of our ancestors.
The association of: "Chigot" Unity, "Modvs Vivendi" – Bulgarian Medieval community and other independent formations represented a medieval military camp.
Night Of The Museums At Late Antique And Medieval Fortress Tuida
On the 16th of May 2015 Tuida Fortress hold the traditional annual event Night Of The Museums for the first time. The motto this year was "Traveling through time, via time and with the time".
The program contains a presentation of the cultural and daily lifestyle of the people who have inhabited the fortress and the region from ancient days till now. Folklore clubs, craftsmen and demonstrators of medieval martial arts will take part in the occasion.
There was free access for the event for all citizens and guests of the city from 10:00 a.m. to midnight on the 16th of May 2015 /Saturday/.
The official program will start from 5:00 p.m.
The event will be held with the association of: The Municipality of Sliven, the team of Tuida Fortress and the team of Martial Arts Club "Gloris Jim", Sliven.