A is for Abbeyhill

A is for Abbeyhill – a durational public art project set on the grounds of a purpose-built Victorian school at the city centre of Edinburgh. Delivered through a curated artists-in-residence programme, A is for Abbeyhill aims to ensure that all children are entitled to quality cultural learning and meaningful access to contemporary visual and performing arts. Scroll below to find out how and why A … Continue reading A is for Abbeyhill

Traditional Dance

I was very pleased to be able to nurture my curatorial interest in contemporary, historical and traditional dance, including screen dance, by serving as the Vice-Convenor on the Board of Trustees of Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland April 2020 – July 2022. In August 2022 I had to step down from the Board in order to undertake the curatorship of Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland. … Continue reading Traditional Dance

Poetry Trail

Thistles and Sunflowers Poetry Trail part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and Thistles and Sunflowers festival – a spotlight on artists and stories from the lands of thistles and sunflowers, i.e. Scotland and Bulgaria curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Daniela Dimova-Yaneva #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers May – November 2022 18 May – 13 June | Daily 10am-6pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh … Continue reading Poetry Trail

Stories in Free Fall

Stories in Free Fall | Свободно падащи истории Part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 27 May 2022 | 7.30pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR Tickets are on a Pay What You Can scale. Suggested amount is £5 Join performance artist, writer and social justice activist Maria Kassimova-Moisset for her first appearance on a … Continue reading Stories in Free Fall

Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers Dance Fusion New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers #ThistlesandSunflowers #YS2022  29 May 2022 | 7pm | Scottish Storytelling Centre | 43-45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR With welcome notes by special guests, including H.E. Mr. Marin Raykov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Court of St. James’s Tickets … Continue reading Dance Fusion

Thistles and Sunflowers

Nectar for insects, seeds for birds and symbols for nations, Thistles and Sunflowers is a spotlight on stories and artists from Scotland and Bulgaria, including Yana Aleksandrova, Thomas Bak, Caroline Brockbank, Colin Garvin, Jenny Haslimeier, Stefan Ivanov, Maria Kassimova-Moisset, Jim Mackintosh, Ariana Stoyanova, Alexis Street and Theodore Ushev. Featured are also works by Bulgarian writers Marin Bodakov, Tsocho Boyadjiev, Silvia Choleva, Peter Chuhov, Krassimira Dzhisova, … Continue reading Thistles and Sunflowers

Forgotten Magic

The Forgotten Magic of Bulgaria New Commission as part of Thistles and Sunflowers festival and Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 #ThistlesandSunflowers  #YS2022  Festival at a glance: linktr.ee/thistlesandsunflowers Now touring as part of Dalkeith’s Mayfield Mini Festival   10 August 2022 at 11.45am | Lawfield Primary School, 26 Lawfield Rd, Mayfield, Dalkeith EH22 5BB Tickets for the entire festival are free but Eventbrite registration is required … Continue reading Forgotten Magic

Peace Cranes

Peace Cranes was a project about peace, people and planet exploring the twin existential threats of nuclear weapons and climate change. It was manifested through a series of contemporary art exhibitions and events across Edinburgh and online since 6 August 2020 until 3 September 2022. Through artist’s films, drama, photography, installations and poetry, we explored the humanitarian and environmental consequences posed by the Russia’s invasion … Continue reading Peace Cranes


Uncertainty Is the new certainty Displacement Is the new stability And language’s ability To comprehend Is starting to bend And crack. Ian McMillan @IMcMillan Over the past decades, uncertainty, displacement and border restrictions have become a concern for almost everyone – but especially for those, including traditional dance artists, who have migrated away from their countries and have adopted Scotland as their new home. There … Continue reading Pomegranates