The twelfth edition of the traditional Mindya Rock Fest will take place without an audience. This year the festival will be held in a secret place and will be broadcast online. Mindya Rock Fest will take place on August 29 at 19.30.
Tim Clinch, winner of numerous photography awards, arranges an exhibition in a Sofia art gallery to help save the community centre in the Veliko Tarnovo village of Mindya. He bought a house in the picturesque mountain village 10 years ago and since then spends much of his time there. He was made aware of the problems experienced by the community centre, namely of lack of funds to repair the leaky roof.
Tim decided to shoot the people of the village and its surroundings and show them in a charity exhibition, hoping to gather the necessary funds (roughly 40,000 leva). Thus the project Mindya – a Portrait of a Village was born. The author says: ″The job allowed me to approach people and understand their lifestyle and get into their houses. We shot people while they were cooking, while they were preparing kompots, it was just wonderful!″
The professional work of Tim Clinch is related to travel, decor, food and portrait photography and not only. He works for a wide variety of magazines all over Europe and America and has published many books.
His exhibition Mindya – a Portrait of a Village will be featured in the in the prestigious Photo Festival at Photo Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, from 10 to 27 November as part of the Festival for Photography, People and Ideas. Tim Clinch also has an idea to present the exhibition in Veliko Tarnovo.
Image: Tim Clinch
The event: http://photosynthesis.bg/fest/Mindq-fotografska-izlojba-na-Tim_Klinch.html
Tim Clinch Photography on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TimClinchPhotography/?fref=ts
The village of Mindya annually holds a rock fest. The event is organized by the notable political commentator Evgeni Daynov who owns a house in the village. He came up with the idea in 2009. Mindya Rock Fest 2016 will be a three-day event taking place at the end of August – 26th, 27th and 29th.
Some of the names to perform this year are Chaplin’s Dream, Delta Roosters, Kamen Katsata (Kamen the Barrel) and the Supernaturals, Blues Traffic, Cotton Pickers, Restart, Double Bit, Tortilla Flat and Vasko Krapkata (Vasko the Patch) with Poduene Blues Band.
The entrance for all concerts is free.