The traditional music festival of spiritual music dedicated to St. Petka of Trnovo was held also this year for the nineth time in a town of Grbovo in Bulgaria last weekend. The organizer of this Festival is the Diocese of Great Trnovo and the Municipality of the town of Grbovo. This year our country and our Church were represented by the Singing society " Venerable Rafailo of Banat" from Zrenjanin.
On the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of Serbian Letters, the predecessor of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, a big exhibition of works of artists who were Academy members was opened on November 18. The exhibition includes works by painters and sculptors who were members of the Academy and its preceding institutions throughout history (Society of Serbian Letters, Serbian Learned Society, Serbian Royal Academy) from painters Steva Todorović and Đoka Milovanović, to artists that are active even today - Olga Jevrić, Vladimir Veličković, Ljubomir Ljuba Popović, Svetomir Arsić Basara, Petar Omčikus, Nikola Janković, Dušan Otašević, Tome Serafimovski, Todor Stevanović and Milica Stevanović.
The Serbian icon painter Danilo Ivanovic for the first time exhibits in Reikjavik, Island. The exhibition is called "The Icon - a window to the Heavenly Empire" and consists of fifteen icons of Byzantine style with different motives: Theotokos with Christ, Christ on the throne, St. John Chrysostom, St. Catherine of Sinai and others. The exhibition is opened in a new parish house of Kopavogskirje. Islanders who love Orthodox music sing in the Kopavogskirje choir.
As a performing art, ballet arrived in Serbia much later than in western Europe or in Russia. In the early 20th century, only some enthusiasts in Belgrade were interested in dance and ballet as a form of art. The first and the most dedicated champion of dance as an official form of art in Serbia was Maga Magazinović (1882–1968), a person of versatile talents, who was always ahead of her time. She was the first woman to graduate from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and the first woman who wrote for the POLITIKA daily. Marija - Maga Magazinović was born in Užice, Western Serbia, in 1882. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade in 1904, in the class of distinguished Serbian philosopher Branislav Petronijević.
At the archaeological site Iustiniana Prima, near Leskovac, two seals of Emperor Iustinian (527-565) were found.
The chief of the archeological team at the Iustiniana Prima site, Vujadin Ivanisevic said that the seals were found during summer's excavation at Acropolis, the place where was the seat of the Archbishopric in Iustiniana Prima. This great discovery is one additional evidence that Iustiniana Prima was a birthplace of Iustinian.
The Belgrade National Theatre celebrated its 143rd anniversary on November 22. The celebration included various exhibitions and presentations and The Demons, a novel by Dostoyevsky adapted for the stage, was premiered. The ceremony was also marked with the presentation of awards. The theatre manager, Božidar Đurović, said that the Friends of the National Theatre Club is to be founded with a view to expanding the circle of theatre lovers. The „Raša Plaović“ award, named after one of the best Serbian theatre actors of the 20th century, went to actress Nataša Ninković for her role in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. The award was established for the purpose of the affirmation of the highest values in the art of acting and the stimulation of creative efforts on the stage. It is presented for best acting achievements of the season in professional theatres in Belgrade.