International Migrants Day 2015

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International Party and New House opening for Shakespeare & Friends Bookshop

Friday, 18 December 2015 at 18:30–21:00
Shakespeare & Friends Bookshop’s new address is 28 Dragoman Street, just 2 minutes from previous location and very close to Maria Luiza Blvd

• Informal evening party •
Make new friends
Reconnect with people
Enjoy some networking
◊ Win a book ◊
Bring your drink and snack
We have music but you can bring a guitar
Language: everyone’s doing their best

A casual get-together of familiar and new faces to celebrate the new house hosting Varna’s international literature bookshop Shakespeare & Friends.

A brave undertaking by American Deanna Haas, this small shop has become a meeting place for people of different cultural backgrounds in casual conversation over books and many things other than books. The moment is right to awaken the holiday spirit in this new space and share it with friends.

The event also marks 18 December International Migrants Day to remind us of the rich and dynamic world we are living in these days. Bulgarians around the world, foreigners residing in Varna all face similar challenges to their sense of belonging and way of life – who they are, how they fit in and how they contribute to the community.


Fairy-Tales of the Lands

Saturday, 19 December 2015 at 15:00–17:00
Shakespeare & Friends Bookshop
28 Dragoman, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria

We share and enjoy fairy-tales of the lands, or different world cultures, in Bulgarian and English, French songs, warm winter tea. A great selection of children’s books is available at Shakespeare & Friends for all young and very young English learners. Don’t miss seeing the new bookshop – high ceilings, wooden floors and all the comfort you may expect from an old house. Suitable for children, young people and everyone who enjoys a good story on a relaxed winter afternoon in a room full of books

Entrance fee: great mood, donation, buy a children’s book, sing a song

Our readers and storytellers:

Peter, from the UK is a writer, eccentric, poet and will be presenting his book “The Untold Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”.

Dana, an American from Chicago who teaches English at a private school, will be telling us about “Jack and the Beanstalk”.

Jennifer, from Wales who has started an English language learning center called ‘The Red Bus’ will be sharing her favorite fairy tales.

This event is among our initiatives to mark International Migrants Day – 18 December.