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P R O G R A M M E
June 2019

Temporary exhibitions at the Museum:

24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art
Garden Town - exhibition for children on the topic of and within the 24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art. Auhored by Nevena Ekimova;
Exhibition Contemporary Art - 69 works by 62 artists;
Exhibition Cartoons - 113 works by 90 cartoonists;
Exhibition of all works awarded the Golden Aesop Grand Prix from 1973 until 2017;
Park of Humour - the documentary exhibtion is displayed along the riverside lane Avram Gachev; it features the history of the Park of Humour from the conceptual idea to the installation of each sculpture;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
Two Faces. Carnival Traditions in Sardinia. - solo exhibition of Andrea Salvai, Italy

June 6
5:00 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibitions of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art. The tour includes stops on cartoon and contemporary art highlights in the exhibitions, as well as a 'flashback' to all the Golden Aesop Grand Prix winning works from 1973 until 2017;
6:00 p.m. - Presentation of the second revised edition of Todor Bumov's book Bodkadzhii(Gitaffes Room; free admission). The event is organized jointly with the Society of Gabrovo Writers.

June 7
5:00 p.m. - Screening of the Polish film Neon (2014, directed by Eric Bednarski) as part of the ancillary programme of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial. (Giraffes Room; admission - 4 lv. for adults and 2 lv. for studenets and pensioners; free admission for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour.) The programme of documentary films screenings is realized in partnership with Master of Art Film Festival.

June 8 (Saturday)
11:00 a.m. - Educational programme The City and Art - public space and public art (Room 4; admission - 5 lv; for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour - 20% reduction)

June 19 - 20
Workshop on how to create video content - with the participation of Evgeniya Atanasova-Teneva and Vasil Karkelanov (Giraffes Room)

June 21
5:00 p.m. - Screening of the Spanish film I'm Burning (2018, directed by Andreu Signes) as part of the ancillary programme of the 24. Gabrovo Biennial. (Giraffes Room; admission - 4 lv. for adults and 2 lv. for studenets and pensioners; free admission for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour.) The programme of documentary films screenings is realized in partnership with Master of Art Film Festival.

June 22 (Saturday)
11:00 a.m. - Educational programme It Matters to Us - public debate and public interest (Room 4; admission - 5 lv; for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour - 20% reduction)

June 28 - 29
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Activities for children on the topic of Garden Town (On the lane by the Museum; free admission)

June 28
6:00 p.m. - Literary evening. Petar Kraevski and Marin Bodakov in a poetico-satirical dialogue (Giraffes Room; free admission)

29.05.2019
P R O G R A M M E
April 2019

Exhibitions on show:
ATTENTION!" - 27 visual artists from Gabrovo and Gabrovo region;
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project implemeted with the support of CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Cartoon Art Salon
The Communist Manifesto - solo exhibition of Martin Rowson, Great Britain;
Art Presidency - works by the irreverent cartoonists Alla and Chavdar Georgiev, Hristo Komarnitski and Tchavdar Nikolov;
Animated Cartoons by Tchavdar Nikolov;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
Two Faces. Carnival Traditions in Sardinia. - solo exhibition of Andrea Salvai, Italy

April 1
47th birthday of the Museum House of Humour and Satire, free admission

10:00 a.m. Sketch Comedy a special greeting from Racho Stoyanov Drama Theatre in Gabrovo;
11:00 a.m. - More Smiles (drawing on balloons) a workshop for children in the lobby on floor 3;
2:00 p.m. - Sketch Comedy a special greeting from Racho Stoyanov Drama Theatre in Gabrovo;
2:30 p.m.. The Little Charlie Chaplin - a children's workshop for making bowler hats and moustaches celebrating 130 years since the birth of Charlie Chaplin (in the lobby on floor 3 or in the Park of Laughter in case of fine weather);
5:00 p.m. - Sketch Comedy a special greeting from Racho Stoyanov Drama Theatre in Gabrovo;
#47yearshumorhousegabrovo visitors will have the chance to take photos of themselves in special frames with the laqbel of the 47th birthday on them and to share the day in the social networks.

April 6, Saturday
11:00 a.m. - Space Challenges - education workshop provided by MUZEIKO Children's Center, LEVEL 2, Mission Light (Giraffes Room; suitable for children aged 7 - 12; prior registration is required on tel: 0878458430 or at priateli@humorhouse.bg; admission - 5 lv.; for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour - 4 lv.)

April 13
11:00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. - Children's creative education workshop in the exhibition Garden City (room 4, prior registration is required on tel: 0878458430 or at priateli@humorhouse.bg; admission - 5 lv.; for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour - 4 lv.)

April 16 (all the day long)
Panorama of favourite film comedies dedicated to the 130 years since the birth of Charlie Chaplin - with the participation of Tsvetomir Tsankov (Admission: a ticket to the Museum)

April 26
6:00 p.m. - Concert performance by the group and formal closing of the exhibition Attention! (Free admission)

26.03.2019
P R O G R A M M E
March 2019

Exhibitions on show:
ATTENTION!" - 27 visual artists from Gabrovo and Gabrovo region;
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project implemeted with the support of CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Cartoon Art Salon
The Communist Manifesto - solo exhibition of Martin Rowson, Great Britain;
Art Presidency - works by the irreverent cartoonists Alla and Chavdar Georgiev, Hristo Komarnitski and Tchavdar Nikolov;
Animated Cartoons by Tchavdar Nikolov;
Saturday morning -2C, feels like -7C - solo photography exhibition of Kiril Stanoev
120 Years since the Birth of Dechko Uzunov (1899-1986) - works from the Museum collection;
Two Faces. Carnival Traditions in Sardinia. - solo exhibition of Andrea Salvai, Italy

March 1-4
Family Museum Marathon throughout the day including a quiz on the exhibition The World according to Todor Tsonev

March 7
6:00 p.m. - Nevena Kokanova. Godini lyubov (Nevena Kokanova. Years of Love) - presentation of the book, meeting with the author Georgi Toshev and screening of his latest documentary Nevena Kokanova. Patuvane.(Nevena Kokanova. A Journey) (Giraffes Room; free admission)

March 10
11:00 a.m. - Clay Heads - free workshop for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour. (Educational programme to the exhibition The World according to Todor Tsonev)

March 21
2:00 p.m. - Screening of the film Beware of the Automobile as part of the panorama of Russian film comedies organized jointly with the Russian Cultural and Information Centre in Sofia (Giraffes Rooms; free admission)

5:00 p.m. - Guided tour of the exhibition Attention! and meeting with artist Nevena Ekimova (The event is free for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour; all other visitors should buy a ticket to the Museum)

March 22-24 (Saturday and Sunday)
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Master class Graphic Art - RELIEF printing with Palvina Delcheva, a free-lancing graphic designer and art director of IGO-Ortner Gruppe (Admission: 8.00 lv.; 20% reduction for the holders of the membership cart Friends of Humour)

27.02.2019
P R O G R A M M E
February 2019

Exhibitions on show:
ATTENTION!" - 27 visual artists from Gabrovo and Gabrovo region;
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project implemeted with the support of CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Cartoon Art Salon
The Communist Manifesto - solo exhibition of Martin Rowson, Great Britain;
Art Presidency - works by the irreverent cartoonists Alla and Chavdar Georgiev, Hristo Komarnitski and Tchavdar Nikolov;
Animated Cartoons by Tchavdar Nikolov;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
Two Faces. Carnival Traditions in Sardinia. - solo exhibition of Andrea Salvai, Italy

February 7th
5.00 p.m. - Free guided tour of the exhibition The World according to Todor Tsonev for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour

February 9th, Sunday
11:00 a.m. - Space Challenges - education workshop provided by MUZEIKO Children's Center, LEVEL 1, Rosetta's Journey (Giraffes Room; suitable for children aged 7 - 12; prior registration is required on tel: 0878458430 or at priateli@humorhouse.bg; admission - 5 lv.; for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour - 4 lv.)

February 13th
2:00 p.m. - The Diamond Arm - screening of the film as part of the panorama of Russian film comedies organized jointly with the Russian Cultural and Information Centre in Sofia (Giraffes Rooms; free admission)

February 16th, Saturday
11:00 a.m. - Gift for My Purring Friend - education workshop (Giraffes Room; prior registration is required on tel: 0878458430 or at priateli@humorhouse.bg; admission - 5 lv.; for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour - 4 lv.)

February 21th
6:00 p.m. - Opening of a one-artist photography exhibition of Kiril Stanoev (Room 7)

30.01.2019
Gabrovo Game Jam - third edition at the House of Humour and Satire


For the third year running, the House of Humour and Satire is hosting January 25-27, 2019 Gabrovo Game Jam. It is part of the GlobalGameJam (www.globalgamejam.org), one of the biggest game development hackathons in the world. The formal kick-off is scheduled for 5.00 p.m. on January 25th; the names of the winners will be announced on Sunday, January 27th, 7.00 p.m. Organized in teams, fans of computer and board games, programmers, writers, animators, artists and designers will be developing games on a particular theme that will be announced by the GlobalGameJam international organizers on the day of the kick-off. That is the time for sharing ideas and joining teams. Within two days and two nights the participant will have to develop games up to the level of a prototype that can be played. The judging will be done on the basis of standard criteria, however, storylines and characters that deal with Gabrovo and the typical traits of Gabrovo citizens will be awarded bonus points.

This year's sponsor of Gabrovo Game Jam is the global company Acronis, which opened its first office in Bulgaria last year and is looking for 300 computer expert to hire. The company is a world leader in security technologies.

Partners and followers of Gabrovo Game Jam are Gabrovo Technical University, Foundation Let's Play, Foundation Gradishte, Photoplace club, to mention but a few.

Details on the event can be found on http://ggj.unriddle.it and the Facebook event Gabrovo Game Jam.

24.01.2019
P R O G R A M M E
January 2019

Exhibitions on show:
ATTENTION!" - 27 visual artists from Gabrovo and Gabrovo region;
The World according to Todor Tsonev - retrospective exhibition. A project implemeted with the support of CULTURE Programme of Gabrovo Municipality;
Cartoon Art Salon
Idle Cartoons - solo exhibition of Irien Trendafilov;
The Communist Manifesto - solo exhibition of Martin Rowson, Great Britain;
Art Presidency - works by the irreverent cartoonists Alla and Chavdar Georgiev, Hristo Komarnitski and Tchavdar Nikolov;
Animated Cartoons by Tchavdar Nikolov;
43rd National Cartoon Exhibition.
Greeting from...Italy and Bulgaria - illustrated postcards, stamps and coins;
125 Years of the Birth of Bulgarian Satirist Rayko Aleksiev - cartoons by Rayko Aleksiev from the Humour of the Peoples art collection;
Two Faces. Carnival Traditions in Sardinia. - solo exhibition of Andrea Salvai, Italy

January 17th
2:00 p.m. - Screening of the romantic comedy Station for Two (directed by Eldar Ryazanov), part of the panorama of Russian film comedies organized jointly with the Russian Cultural and Information Centre in Sofia (Giraffes Rooms; admission - a ticket to the Museum; free admission for the holders of the membership card Friends of Humour

January 23rd
6:00 p.m. - Presentation of the book The Life and Death of Lyudmila Zhivkova by Ivo Milev.(Giraffes Romm; free admission)

January 25th - 27 th
Gabrovo Game Jam 2019 - third edition of the biggest hackathon of game development in the world held at the House of Humour and Satire.

07.01.2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS! HAPPY 2019 YEAR!





50 Years after 'Hot Peppers' literary evening


On December 20th, Thursday, 6.00 p.m., the House of Humour and Satire is holding the last event on its 2018 programme - a talk on the 'wake' left by the book Hot Peppers (Giraffes Rooms) and opening of the exhibition 50 Years after 'Hot Peppers' (Room 7).

The small book of traditional epigrams selected by Radoy Ralin and illustrated by Boris Dimovski turned 50 years this autumn. Hot Peppers came out of print in the turbulant 1968 branded by the events happening in Czechoslovakia. Bulgarian authorities were truly paranoic then and Todor Zhivkov, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party, let himself be persuaded that one of the pages in the book was a direct attck on him. The satire in the Hot Peppers happed to be a breach of the allowed limits, so the publication was withdrawn from all bookstores. No more than two-three thousand copies were sold. Radoy Ralin and Boris Dimovski were fired from work, and for some years no work of theirs would come out of press.

However, the books already in circulation lived their own new life - Xeroxed, hand-copied and re-drawn, they turned into a treasure passed down from hand to hand. The burning of the whole print run did not prove a death sentence to Hot Peppers.

In February 2017 the Museum made a presentation of the documentary book The Case 'Hot Peppers': 1968 compiled by Ass. Prof. Plamen Doynov. This year the House of Humour and Satire celebrates the 50th anniversary of the book by showing an exhibition of the epigrams and drawings in Hot Peppers, as well as by following the intriguing 'wake' the book has left behind. Invited to speak about this 'wake' are Ass. Prof. Nataliya Hristova, PhD., and the descendants of Radoy Ralin and Boris Dimovski - Kin Stoyanov and Valeriya Dimovska.

The talk on the book Hot Peppers will be joined by writer Georgi Kushvaliev and cartoonist Yovcho Savov. Kushvaliev will present his book of epigrams Debili-nedragi illustrated by Savov. Kushvaliev is winner of the prize for the best epigram Krilatiyat kozel (Winged Billy Goat), established in honour of Radoy Ralin.

17.12.2018