Co-Create Beglika 2014

I am because we are! 21st - 24th, August 2014 www.2014.beglika.org Hello, We’ve missed you! A year ago we decided that Beglika Fest should take a one-year break. Surprisingly or not, the spirit of Beglika did not dissipate or disappear. And yet, like all things living, our beloved festival is changing. It is still free, creative, glancing back and looking forward, playing with the “here” and the “now”, upholding a way of living in which we are honest with ourselves and the world. However, what makes us part of the Beglika tribe is probably the freedom which all of us who call Beglika “our place” are capable of imagining and living. In the last six years many of us tried to transfer this spirit in our attempts to make the world the way we want to. This spirit was within us when we went out on the streets, defending what is important for us in times of contradiction, and while each of us was striving to make...

Kindergarten

Kindergarten of Festival Beglika is a playground where will conduct a variety of interesting activities for children. We have selected a team of experienced young teachers who are happy to care of our children. "Playground" this year is called "Kindergarten" because there parents will be able to leave their children. Involvement and enthusiasm of parents can make a playground very friendly and welcoming to children, so we expect heart and skillful fathers and mothers to engage in activities with children. . Coloring of various wooden figures . Figures of wax, making candles . Origami . Activities clay . Soap figures . Yoga . Wet on Wet painting . Stories . "Slozhenka" (a game with such a special constructor) . Biscuit Cake . Music Games . Story that we do together (chat and discussion of hearing) .Puppets theatre and workshop for making puppets ...

Kundalini Yoga

“Kundalini” in Sanskrit means something folded (literally a curl from the hair of a loved one). This poetic metaphor hints at the basic creative energy which according to the ancient yogi resides at the base of the spine. When this energy called Kundalini wakes up it goes through the body and balances the delicate energy system made from chakras and meridians. Kundalini yoga can be practiced by anyone regardless of age and physical capabilities. It is effective and you can feel its power very quickly. A Kundalini Yoga class consists of: -mantra -warming-up exercises and/or pranayama -kriya (a series of exercises for a certain part of the body or organ) -relaxation -meditation -ending mantra   EVERYDAY PROGRAM DURING THE FESTIVAL: Sadana (morning yoga)                                      6.00 –7.30   every morning   *Lecture                                          ...

Contact Improvisation

If you want to dance, but truly from the heart, to let your body and soul run, barefoot on a Beglika meadow, you belong here! Contact improvisation (or CI) is a kind of modern dance with one or more partners, physical and mental communication, touch and play with gravity, naturally including a bit of acrobatics. Moreover, it is dance therapy, meditation in motion, cultivation practice of mind and body ... and whatnot. It is a spontaneous dance without steps, without limitation, for everyone who loves movement, freedom and real contact with other people. The festival's program will have both workshops and free dance jam sessions. Trainers: Andrzej Woźniak & Natalia Oniśk (Poland), Natasha Golubtsova August 22, 23, 24 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - from 12:00 to 2:00 pm -  workshop and from 5:00 to 7:00 pm – jam session...

Workshop for co-creating the Beglika area by ARMAGAN

Workshop Co-creatе a model of the Beglika area Duration: 2 sessions during two consecutive days (Friday and Saturday) for approximately 3 hours (depends on the number of participants) Schedule: - First day - 3 parts - a short introduction of ARMAGAN (who we are, what we do, our idea), a brief introduction to the technology of making a model and start of the practical work on the model (drying "tow", laminating the base of the model); - Second day - after the dried "tow" has dried for 24 hours, we will start shaping the green model, to color and mimic the water surface (if we have time, each participant will make little tents of self-drying clay with their names in order to "co-create" a village of names which will be located in the model) The finished model will be a gift for the organizers of the Beglika Fest as a symbol of the topic of...

Co-create a knitted mandala

We, Aglika and Lora, will make two workshops in knitting, suitable for beginners and for people who have some experience but would like to learn more. The workshops will be in two days (Friday and Saturday) between 13:00 and 16:00. Aglika will deal with those who want to knit with 1 hook and Lora - with those who prefer working with 2 hooks. All pieces knitted by the participants in the workshop will be assembled into a kind of a mandala, which will hang in the vicinity of the workshops, and on the last day we will take it apart so that everyone can take their knitted creation if they want to. On Sunday from 11:00 till 12:00 we will make a demonstration entitled "Knitting Waste" which will show you how to make yarn from old t-shirts and other textile waste or plastic bags. Did you know that besides the well-known...

Puppets theatre

We are inviting you to 3 theatre performances during the Beglika Fest 2014: “Shenanigans Hullabaloo” (30 min) on 22.08 (Friday) “Saucepan with fairy tales” (30 min) on 23.08 (Saturday) “Once upon a time” (30 min) on 24.08 (Sunday) All performances will start at 5pm at the Kindergarten. They will be like shows in which the kids themselves can take part as well. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon there will be workshops for making puppets from natural materials. Come and play with us!...

MMUUZZAA

MMUUZZAA is a movement of visionaries sharing  their  personal dharma with the surrounding world. MMUUZZAA is a platform for awakening the artist in you, for reaching out and feeling together the power of sharing. MMUUZZAA idea is any personal idea leading to enlightenment or awareness, which has been transmitted through some kind of art. MMUUZZAA chain is a MMUUZZAA idea which has ignited a spark and is the key to another artist’s inspiration. At Beglika Fest 2014 MMUUZZAA presents:   Workshops for crafts - Design a t-shirt - Jewelry / Tiaras - Orenda stones   Playground for creativity - clay - Watercolor painting - RE-cycle ART   Forgotten Knowledge - Talks, Lectures and Discussions - Synchronicity: think and share together - Time molds and ancient calendars - Lecture-talk about the Glagolitic alphabet   More on Facebook...

Psychodrama

PSYCHODRAMA comes from "psyche" (soul) and "drama" (threatre). Psychodrama gives you the opportunity to get in touch with your own meta-communication. Every meeting with another person starts with a meeting with your own self. Only then you can meet with others and co-create "WE". Psychodrama doesn't require a special mood, knowledge or skills. Only curiosity, spontaneity and trust through which every one of us by acting/ not acting/ or experiencing takes something useful for him/herself. Psychodrama is open for all of you who are curious to try these workshops: THE CHILD IN ME - 21.08 (Thursday) at 16:30 – 18:30  WORKSHOP "CREATE A FAIRY TALE"- 22.08 (Friday) at 13:00 – 15:30 DREAM CATCHERS – 22.08 (Friday) at 16:00 - 18:30 and 23.08 (Saturday) at 16:00-18:30 WILLING TO CHANGE –23.08 (Saturday) at 10:30 – 12:00 WHAT CAN/COULD OUR LIFE...

Workshop “Singing and prana with Anna”

Bulgarian folklore for singing and non-singing people. Going back to the roots Hello friends! We know each other well and I think that this meeting is long overdue. This time we'll sing again, but I have prepared something new as well. I want to share with you the wisdom I have learned from the Bulgarian folklore, from our traditions, from the meetings with the magical imagery of song in recent years. How much they gave me and what they told me – that’s what you are about to hear. I will present a modern fairy tale. It tells the story of the song and the power it gave me to grow in a new way - the way of an explorer of the Bulgarian roots and the human spirit. Our journey will show us our Bulgarian origin through songs, rhythm, and customs. These are unique meetings which help us dive into the atmosphere...

Club “Get to Know Yourself”

Galya Dyankova Doychinova (Ava Gava) – yoga instructor, voluntary breastfeeding consultant, birth preparation. With her you will set on a journey of meditation, visualization, and relaxation. Krassi Kircheva (astrologist) will translate for you the meaning of 4 fairy tales in the language of reality using the symbolic keys of astrology. Yana Ha  – massage workshop / Ayurvedic massage techniques /. You will learn how to relax, to accept and give care and love.    Who am I?  Thursday (21.08) 13:40- 15:40 „Will and Reason“: I take part or observe the happening of a fairy tale. I find a solution for a problem - depression, low self-esteem, artist's lack of success, love trianlge consequences, lack of a partner or a child.    Friday (22.08) 14:00-16:00 „My Body“: I massage and I am being massaged using different techniques. (for more comfort please bring a mat)    Saturday (23.08) 14:00-16:00

I Like Hammock

Our hammocks are made in Bulgaria by people who love lying down in hammocks! We actively use them during our incessant adventures and their development is based on our own experiences. Our hammocks are made from a light but very strong material with high-strength fibers woven into it to prevent tearing. The weight of one hammock is around 500g which makes it easy for anyone to carry it on their backpacks and take it out on the road whenever they need to rest. The set consists of a 3-meter long hammock, ropes and hooks for hanging. All of this is packaged in a small bag attached to the hammock itself. On both sides of the hammock there are 2 stripes which are used to tie it to a backpack or hang shoes or other equipment to it; it can also be used as a shade against the strong sun. The weakest point of the hammock can withstand weight of up to 400kg which...

The Happiest Child in Bulgaria

How to relax a baby? • What is the missing fourth trimester? • Baby colic • The calming reflex • The 5 soothing techniques How to communicate effectively and respectfully with the young child (from 6 months up to 4 years old)? • The reasons for emotional outbursts in children • Effective communication with young children • Fostering good behavior and discipline • Encouraging patience 'The Happiest child in Bulgaria" aims at creating profound social changes in the raising of children in Bulgaria by providing practical and easily applicable techniques and methods of modern pediatrics, psychology and pedagogy, enabling efficiency and promoting the prevention of child abuse. As part of the project in 2013 the association "Baby and Child" welcomed the world famous pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp, who held the first training for parents and professionals in Bulgaria. More can be found at: www.bebe-dete.com or www...

Workshop on organic juggling and expression with balls

Throwing, catching, air time, numerology, basic juggling with three balls, creating new transitions between shapes, coordination and quality of movement, focus of the eyes, changes in wind direction, pauses, silence, circles, using fingers , posture and lines of the body, release of unnecessary tension, control and maintenance of the abdominal muscles, feet, playing with expectations, juggling as a way to tell a story, drawing in space, making sentences, routines, passing the balls in pairs, team work, games. Warm-up based on yoga postures and contemporary dance. Applying  the Alexander technique and combining the art of juggling with mime, theater, and dance.   22.08 (Friday) and 23.08 (Saturday) from 5pm to 6:30 pm...

Magaya

EVERY DAY: 07:30-08:30 am: Dao Yoga and Tsi Gun : Morning Energizing Complex 08:30-10:00 am: The Flower of Life* - integral energy practice 3:30-5:00 pm: Yoga Fusion   LECTURES: 22.08 (Friday): 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Yumeiho demonstration - the freedom to be yourself. Sacred geometry of human body. 23.08 (Saturday): 2:00 - 3:30 pm: Yumeiho demonstration - the freedom to be yourself. Sacred geometry of human body.  23.08 (Saturday): 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Synchronizing with the natural cycles and rhythm of Nature. The sacred calendar of Earth and the Universe. 24.08 (Sunday): 11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Yumeiho demonstration - the freedom to be yourself. Sacred geometry of human body.   *The Flower of Life (150min) - Unique integral practice consisting of elements of Tai-chi, Chi-gun, Reiki, Panevritmia, Yoga, Vibro-energy practices, martial arts, folklore dancing, mystic practices from different traditions mixed in a magical way.  ...

MODVS VIVENDI – Medieval Society in Bulgaria

At Beglika Fest 2014 MODVS VIVENDI will present Medieval history "live" through historical reconstruction / experimental archaeology, which will include recreations of various aspects of everyday life, crafts, arts, military and culture of everyday life of Medieval people in XI-XIII century from the Balkans and Western Europe. You will be able to enjoy: demonstrations and seminars on Medieval martial arts (historical fencing with two-handed sword and handed sword and shield); shooting replica of a medieval level reflex bow; demonstrations of medieval crafts: - Paper making, drawing on parchment, dyes, writing instruments, writing, drawing, sewing - Weaving boards - a replica of a medieval portable loom - Embroidery designs on medieval artifacts - Shoemaking - making medieval shoes demonstration and tasting of medieval cuisine (Byzantine, Arab, Western European and Nordic) - meals and drinks, authentic recipes from X-XV century; demonstration of Medieval games from the East and West (table top, active and fun) - X-XIV century - suitable for children and adults; performances of Medieval music live (songs and dances of Western...

Koncerti.bg Station

Koncerti.bg Station is a fresh idea for a mobile platform, traveling around and visiting various festivals and cultural events. The project will offer music information materials for various bands and their merchandise. The first stop on the journey will be Beglika Fest 2014.  At our stand during the festival you will be able to receive updated information about the participants in the music program. Koncerti.bg station aims at being a link between artists, audience and organizers. The "Koncerti.bg" association and our traveling music project support the development and distribution of Bulgarian music. Our team's goal is to help young Bulgarian artists to develop their merchandise, thus promote quality music culture in Bulgaria and develop new audiences. ...

Shaman’s Shadow

The Martial Arts Sports Club "Shaman’s Shadow" presents: Morning practice - breathing techniques, exercises for awakening the body, basic Kung Fu punches and techniques (everyone can participate) - start: every day from 9:00 am,  duration: 1 hour A bit before noon  - demonstration:  positions with and without a weapon - start: every day at 11:00 am, duration: between 30 minutes and 1 hour Before dusk - open class; training and practice - start: every day at 6:00pm, duration between 1 hour and 1 hour and half More information about "Shaman’s Shadow" here and on Facebook.   ...

Workshop: Making jewelry from recycled materials

Earrings, keychains and pendants from old light bulbs which even light up! Come and learn from Zdravka how to make beautiful jewelry from recycled materials. 24.08 (Sunday) at 11:30 am Duration: 1 hour Fee: 5 BGN per person and the masterpiece you create remains for you;)   More about Zdravka here. During the Beglika Fest 2014 she will also show you how to make temporary tattoos with natural materials! More info here....

Transparent Mountains

 Citizens for sustainable mountains In the spirit of this year's Beglika Fest - "Co-create Beglika" we will arrange a three-day re-creation of a framework that determines the fate of our mountain resources. We will use the advantage that we will be in the Batak region in order to introduce specific examples of the three main themes.   Day 1 (August 22) - 11:00 to 13:30 -  WATER "Arda, Maritsa, Dospat, Mesta and Struma. What are the threats and opportunities for the rivers of Bulgaria " • Brief Introduction of Transparent Mountains – information about the initiative and the online platform: www.prozrachniplanini.org; • Presentation of topics related to rivers, small hydroelectric power plants and their impact on biodiversity and people; clearing of forests and clearing watercourse, pollution sources and purification of municipal water, designation of new protected river sections: recreation and conservation of economically important areas (including tourism and sport fishing); • Discussion of your proposals.   Day 2 (23 August) - 11:00 to 13:30 - FOREST "Transparency in...

Green Balkans

The Rescue Center for Wild Animals is a specialized unit of "Green Balkans", associated with treatment, rehabilitation, breeding and return to the wild of rare and endangered animals. At Beglika Fest 2014 the Green Balkans’ team will tell you about its activities and will give three presentations on the following topics: - Return of rare species in the wild - Challenges and success stories - Conservation of bats in Bulgaria - Save Wildlife   Each of the presentations will be in the form of a discussion and you will find out how you can help – how to give first aid to birds, how to give animals for adoption at the Green Balkans Centre, or  how to help the conservation of bats and rare species. Look out for us on the Beglika meadow!   More information about the organization here....

The Book Cave

Our shop is based in Veliko Tarnovo, just on the edge of the old town and we’ve been selling second hand English language books there since 2008. We’ve also been attending festivals and outdoor events since soon after we opened.  Going to festivals was one of the few things we missed about the UK when we first came to Bulgaria, so when we realized that we could combine our favourite sort of holiday with the chance to meet fellow book-lovers we jumped at the chance. We’ll be bringing along a selection of general fiction and non-fiction and also a range of books which we think will appeal to our fellow festival attendees.  So, if you’re interested in Green Building,  Art, Eco-living, Music, Eastern Philosophy  or Tantric Sex do come and check us out, (That’s not the complete list of course, just the things that spring to mind as I’m writing.) If fact, even if you’re not interested in any of those things...

Kids’ Yoga with Eya

We will have fun in a joyful and interesting way with different games while we imitate our favorite animals, plants, fairy tale characters, situations, places…We will learn how to develop good coordination and balance and to help each other. We will relax in order to calm down the body and to “fly” to more beautiful places, which make us feel secure and help us develop our imagination and potential. On 21.08 and 24.08 from 10:30am in the Kindergarten. ...

Thai harmony – Thai massage workshop

A harmonized and healthy interaction in beautiful natural surroundings. We will balance our bodies using the ancient techniques practiced by the Buddhist monks for thousands of years. We will calm down the mind with breathing combined with stretching positions inspired by yoga asana. Two people are needed in order to have a dialogue, so don’t forget to bring a friend and together with him/her a comfortable mat :) On 22.08 (Friday) and 23.08 (Saturday) from 10:30am...

Exhibition “Sharing is Everything”

Exhibition “Sharing is Everything” on the roads of Africa, Asia, South America, and Europe. Photography by Lora Vassileva www.sharingiseverything.blogspot.com ...

Bulgarian Breathwork Association

Our main goal for these 4 days is to create harmony and oneness in ourselves – to become aware of the emotional, behavioural and thinking patterns and our physical body. When we are aware of them, we are making conscious choices – do we want this or that in our lives or we are ready to change it/let it go. The Bulgarian Breathwork Association will present breath practices from various traditions (Shamanic, Balinese, Sufi, African and others including BULGARIAN -called WoodRose). They have been studied and compiled by our main trainer Krassi Georgiev, a phychologist and hypnotherapist with many years of experience and different qualifications. http://www.bulgarianbreathworkassociation.com Schedule by day: 21.08 (Thursday) 17:00 – 18:00 – Bulgarian Breathing (WoodRose Breathwork) Improves the psychological and emotional state, reduces tension. 18:00 – 18:30 -  Movement and breathing 21:00- 00:00 – Breathing practices from different cultures (ketjack, shamanic, etc). More cleansing practices allowing for entering trance states suitable for the evening. 22.08 (Friday) 10:00 – 11:00 – Conscious breathing for a conscious day! 12:00 -13:00 – Breathing for relaxation 16:00 – 16:30 – DMT breathing /unlimited...

Astronomy club Helios

Astronomy Club Helios is a NGO founded in 1998 in Haskovo, Bulgaria. Our main goals are making astronomy more popular in Bulgaria, preserving Bulgaria’s natural resources and helping sustainable development in the field of ecology. The club works with kids and teenagers, develops the educational activity, organizes and takes part in astronomical observations, astronomy summer camps, seminars and exchanges. At the last two editions of the festival (in 2011 and 2012) our team organized astronomical observations with a telescope on the meadow which attracted a lot of interest. During the day we had informal educational discussions connected to astronomy which included working with a space map and general astronomy. At the discussions we usually talk about questions which have come up during the observation the night before. http://heliosclub.net/ ...

QQ Natural

Products made from 100% natural ingredients *carefully chosen base plant and essential oils, herbs and extracts; *extremely beneficial effect on the skin and hair thanks to the use of cold pressed natural oils which have preserved all of their valuable ingredients; * natural “food” for the skin – our products increase skin’s elasticity and make it look fresh and healthy; *aromaterapeutic effect given by the natural scent of essential oils *do not contain oils from animal origin *100% biodegradable *hand-made Caring about people and nature! Made with <3 How to make a natural detergent - demonstration: Every day between 1pm and 2pm We will show you how to make a natural detergent in a few easy steps – 100% biodegradable, no pollution, it doesn't kill water organisms. ...

Slackline

Slackline is a dynamic way of training your balance, body and mind. Slackline uses nylon or polyester webbing stretched between two stationary objects. The main goal is to walk to do different kinds of tricks and poses on the webbing. Everybody can find their own style and it is an interesting and easy way to work out for people from various age groups. Tricklining is the most popular style of Slackline. It resembles the feeling of being on a trampoline, but you need a lot more concentration and balancing abilities. The webbing is usually tied low close to the ground which allows for performing different tricks and stunts. This is the type of Slackline you see in city parks or on beaches around the world. Schedule: Every day 2pm-7pm Slackline and open workshop for all Every day at 6pm – Trickline demonstration Some days – Waterline and Longline demonstrations

Workshop for drawing tattoos with henna and jagua

Decorate your skin with natural materials - differences between drawing with henna and jagua The workshop will compare these two ancient techniques for beautifying according to a few criteria: where they are used, rituals and traditions, technical specifics.   Workshop duration: 1 hour If you want to try to draw a temporary tattoo using these techniques, there is a fee of 5 BGN for materials. The payment will be done on the spot. 23.08 (Saturday) at 4 pm and 24.08 (Sunday) at 2 pm  ...

Manifest

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy A manifesto initiated by Ideas Factory and looking for your support  “SOCIAL CHANGE IN BULGARIAN it is urgent to create a new world - one of justice, prosperity and oriented towards happiness Where are we going? Our society urgently needs new models, systems, and organisation. And it also needs inspiration and belief in our own abilities to create them. When the old masquerade fell in the global crisis of 2007, it became evident that the backbone of the system was broken. A system whose main purpose is ever increasing profit, regardless of the consequences, and the real price for humanity. A system that does not realize that the whole is...

Publishing House Vakon

The publishing houses Vakon is famous among Bulgarian readers with its sequence "Travels and Adventures" which offers travelogues written by the best world explorers as well as books about dangerous adventures and extreme expeditions. The newest title in our portfolio is "Along the Abandoned Roads: From the Rhodopes to Pamir" by the traveler  Filip Lhamsuren. More information here:  http://www.vakon-bg.com/...

NIBRAI – Between the Earth and the Sky

"Is there singing reed or a blue bird? In the end I could give up the reed, but the bird is absolutely necessary ... "   With these words the fairy Bérylune appears in the room of Tyltyl and Myltyl one night and sends them on a journey to look for the Blue Bird of Happiness and save her granddaughter, who is very ill. What exactly her illness is is hard to say - I think she wants to be happy ...   "On the wings of a blue bird" we from "Nibrai" fly and politely invite you to join us! With radiant inspiration we build each performance brick by brick, moment by moment. We are a group of performing artists trying to create a show with a good chorus. On the Beglika fest stage we will show you what we have done so far and together we will tell you the story of happiness, love and every magic moment...

Books and Adventures House

Here's how the "Books and Adventures House" will participate at Beglika Fest 2014: Boats! Three courses per day with tourist row boats around the islands in the lake. Beautiful views, different angles to the festival. In the boat there are two or three people. Each group is accompanied by a guide. All participants are given a life jacket and paddle. A wonderful awakening in the morning vapors of the lake. A refreshing row at lunch. Beautiful sunsets from the water angle. The Pendulum CHI! Jump from 10 meters between the trees. A feeling of overcoming gravity just before the ground! Screaming is inevitable! Regain faith in Peter Pan! Extremely energizing! After the pendulum you will be ready for any workshop at the festival!

Drum Circle

Workshop "The Rhythm of Nations" by Peter Yordanov-Bunny and Stefan Hristov 23rd and 24th  August from 2pm to 4pm   The workshop includes a brief introduction to the history and development of rhythmic culture in different regions of the world. You will learn to play and improvise based on several rhythms: - Kaherba (traditional Indian rhythms) - Balam (traditional Turkish rhythms) - Piece Batucada Samba (Brazil) - Irregular rhythms Bring your favorite instruments. If you don't have any, you can join by clapping and singing. The workshop will end with a big DRUM SHOW with all participants. Moderators: Petar Yordanov - Bunny – a master of the unusual for this region musical instrument cajon, member of the band Oratnitza. Stefan Hristov- a musician, graduate from the Groningen Conservatory in the Netherlands. Student of maestro Jimmy Cobb (Miles Davis drummer) and the master of Indian boards Pandit Yogesh Samsi. ...

Wind and Water

Sailing boats and motorized water taxis If there is wind and water; if there is a desire to look at land from the water; if you want to breathe faster, to set the sails while you push your feet against the floor to compensate for the slope of the boat, then it is likely that we will meet. This year the sports club "Wind and Water" will be at the festival again to transport you by water with two boats in the first and last day of the fest. On the 22nd and 23rd we will stop the motors and billow our sails. We invite you to come with us on a wonderful journey along the lake; to learn how to harness the wind; to experience something different. If we like you, we will tell you all about our other voyages along the Iskar river, Sinemorets and in Greece. We'll look for the shine in...

Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation

At Beglika Fest 2014 we will present the project "Connecting nature conservation with sustainable rural development" (with a short name "For the Balkans and the people"), which is being implemented in partnership between seven Bulgarian and four Swiss organizations in Western and Central Balkan Mountains for 4 years and is funded by the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme. The project aims to show how local development and conservation can coexist without conflict and contribute to raising incomes and quality of life in rural Bulgaria. This will be the theme of our information materials. You can find out more about us here. ...

Bulgarian Social Forum’s Vision for Radical Change

We decided to show that we can not only shout at protests, but also formulate a meaningful alternative to the corrupt and unjust system in which we live. The documents developed by the Bulgarian Social Forum represent a vision for a radical change of the system and affect all aspects of human activity. In the creation of these texts through comments, arguments and proposals were involved nearly 200 people, both in the online version of the Forum and the Assembly and work groups which are contributing to this experiment in direct democracy. You can find all documents which we will present at Beglika Fest here. Check out our Facebook group 22.08 (Friday) and 23.08 (Saturday) at 7pm...

“With hands and hearts around the world”

Workshop on applied creativity for global citizenship for children between 6 and 15 years old This workshop will take the kids to countries all over the world. They will not only learn a lot of interesting things but also try to draw artifacts from distant places and cultures: we’ll go to Australia, where Aborigines will show us how to paint points, then fly over to Africa and Ghana, with their adinkra stamps, followed by Asia with Tangram from China and Winged horses from Nepal, and will finally fly to Latin America, where the kids will make the God’s Eye from Mexico. 22.08 (Friday) and 23.08 (Saturday) from 1pm to 3pm near the Kindergarten More information about the Center of Inclusive Education here....

Air Yoga

Air yoga is a perfect way to release the everyday stress because it’s both fun and very healthy for the whole body. Back pain which is so common nowadays completely goes away. Hanging down from the swing you give your spine the chance to relax and regain its normal shape which improves the condition of your internal organs as well. What can you expect when you start hanging upside down? You forget all your fears and prejudice. Just follow the instructor and most importantly – trust the swing. You can complete the exercises without much effort and it’s a lot of fun! By breaking your connection to the ground you will find a pleasant way to increase your tonus, health and endurance. Air yoga is not an antipode of classic yoga, it is just another road to the same goal – a better life without pain and illness. Come and fly with us! https://www.facebook.com/ilikehammock/info...

PEER 2 PEER WORD: RADICAL SHAREDNESS

Hey, listen! To make a difference, you/we must have the courage to change some major models in the present-day world. That is why this year we decided to start an experiment in this direction, aiming to prove that each one of us can be a teacher or a student to everybody else, that the evolution of our societies depends on our ability to learn from one another and to learn as communities, as groups of people. The most amazing thing in the current world is the possibility to share skills in a free, non-hierarchical, synergy model. You might take it for granted, but this pure novelty in our world. We believe in the power of open sharing and we invite you to become a part of the PEER 2 PEER experiment, which reflects this belief of ours: This year (and not only - if the model turns out to be good) it is not the organizers, but the audience of Beglika’s fest...

CO-CREATE BEGLIKA

“I am, because we are!” – the theme of this year’s BEGLIKA festival has its imprint on the concept of the musical program as well. CO-CREATE BEGLIKA – the process of mutual co-creating – includes every aspect of the festival – from sharing different practices, skills and dreams, to cooking painting and playing, and from rediscovering the wonders of nature and taking care of waste to the creation of the musical program! For in the tribe of Beglika the limitations and roles that we impose on ourselves fade away and sooner or later EVERYONE performs unexpected quantum leaps between being artists and audience, teachers and students, leaders and followers! CO-CREATE and CO-EXPERIENCE your own Self as a creative, playful human being who readily expresses and shares herself/himself with the world. And what better and more powerful means of creating a community spirit and collective art than MUSIC! This year BEGLIKA offers you more SCENES for performing, experimenting and shared moments. CO-CREATE BEGLIKA 2014 gives you different opportunities to join the musical...

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