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RODINA SYDNEY

The Bulgarian Cultural and Social Association “Rodina” aims to promote and preserve Bulgarian culture, traditions, and language among the Bulgarian community in NSW.  Since its founding on the 10th of March 1978, “Rodina” has pursued this goal by fostering knowledge and understanding of Bulgarian culture and history by organizing social events, expositions, forums, performances, and other public initiatives.  We seek to strengthen the social, economic, educational, and cultural ties between Australia and Bulgaria.  Therefore, maintaining a close relationship with Australian organizations and institutions in Australia is of significant importance to us.  We are part of a diverse Australia and we are willing to enrich its multicultural life.  The Bulgarian Cultural and Social Association “Rodina” collaborates and co-operates with other Bulgarian organizations in Australia.

 

Who We Are

Here at RODINA SYDNEY, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion to the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs. We actively liaise with the Australian and Bulgarian governments, community, and business organizations with the aim of strengthening relationships and promoting goodwill and understanding.

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Volunteer Your Time

Your support is important to our work at RODINA SYDNEY. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Make a Donation

Since 1978, our success in helping the community has been made possible thanks to people just like you. With your generous contribution, no matter how great or small, we are able to truly make a difference. We are grateful for any help you can provide, and guarantee it will change lives for the better.

Donate

Partner with Us

We’re always on the lookout for new ways to serve our community. If you are interested in becoming a part of our cause, however, you cannot find your niche here, do contact us and we will be happy to discuss your ideas. It is you who is an integral part of us and what we do in the world.

Our Projects

The Focus of Our Efforts

Education

Language School

The main aim of the Bulgarian Language School is to develop the main language skills of speaking and listening reading and writing and to foster a love of language and culture by providing programs that include traditions and customs. The school is committed to providing programs approved by the Department of Education which build on what students know, as well as taking into account different ways and rates of learning.

Dance

Traditional Dance Group

Bulgarian Rhythms is a Sydney based dance group offering classes in traditional Bulgarian dancing. People of all ages and cultural backgrounds are welcome!
No previous experience is required. The advanced dancers perform at various events such as Bulgarian cultural events, weddings, and multicultural festivals.
Our motto is Tradition, Joy, and Movement. 
We often organise picnics, live music parties, and weekend getaways.

Together we grow

Community Events

2020 was a very challenging year for all of humanity, however, it was a good year to evaluate and see what really matters in our lives. We came closer to the people we care about, and we spend more time being together. It was a challenging year for our community too, but we were able to rise above all challenges and come into 2021 stronger, full of energy, and ready for action. Follow the link below and discover our new projects.

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Upcoming Events

  • Bulgarian Cinema - August
    Sun, 29 Aug
    State Library of New South Wales
    29 Aug, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm AEST
    State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Check this space closer to the event for details about the next movie!
  • Bulgarian Cinema - July
    Sun, 25 Jul
    State Library of New South Wales
    25 Jul, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm AEST
    State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Check this space closer to the event for details about the next movie!
  • 6th March Martenitsa Festival
    Sat, 06 Mar
    State Library of New South Wales
    06 Mar, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Gancho Taskov Exhibition, Martenitsas Workshops, Children's Art.
  • Roots & Wings - Maestro Yordan Kamdzhalov
    28 Feb, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
    Online Event
    In this exciting series of six live online interviews you will hear first hand the stories of six inspiring Bulgarians, who will share about their journey of turning their dreams into reality.
  • 14th March Martenitsa Festival - Time Slot 1
    Sun, 14 Mar
    Martin Place Amphitheatre
    14 Mar, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm AEDT
    Martin Place Amphitheatre, Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    Book your free ticket to attend the first time slot of the Martenitsa Festival Concert. 12:00pm to 1:30pm Multicultural performances from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Moldova and more.
  • Roots and Wings Guest 2 - Корени и Криле - Ивелин Михайлов
    28 Mar, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
    Online
    “If I had two wishes, I know what they would be: I'd wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free”
  • Roots and Wings Guest 3 - Корени и Криле - Антони Христов
    25 Apr, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEST
    Online
    “Корени и Криле" е онлайн рубрика която има амбициозната задача да свърже българи, пребиваващи както в Австралия и Нова Зеландия, така и по всички крайща на земното кълбо.
  • HOLIDAY MAKERS
    Sun, 27 Jun
    State Library of New South Wales
    27 Jun, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm AEST
    State Library of New South Wales , Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia - Metcalfe Auditorium
    A seaside hotel brings together a group of accidental holiday makers looking forward to a crazy summer. The comic situations fraught with dangers and traps convince us that happiness is within relationships we enter with the closest people we have and is not buried in the sand on the beach.
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