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Bulgarian Student Sings Barnsley's Praises

Thursday August 28 2014




A BULGARIAN student has said Barnsley is among the friendliest, most tolerant and welcoming places in the world.

Miry Kostadinov, 21, says he has been met with "nothing but kindness" since he came to the town to study art at University Campus Barnsley.

Now graduated, Miry plans to set up a business making lamps from handmade paper and welded wire-frame sculptures, an art he mastered as part of his degree.

Most of his creations are abstract shapes to be used as wall or table lamps, but his biggest work to date was a three-metre-tall bird, which had been for sale at £850.

But Miry has chosen to return the kindness of Barnsley people by donating it to be displayed at Barnsley Hospice instead.

"I see it as a bird of light, it kind of reminds me of the phoenix," he said. "Light can be soothing. I hope they like it, and who knows, maybe it can be a comfort to people."

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Reply Posted by dale on Thursday August 28 2014 at 13:26
Nice to see an artical about something nice and genuine without all the Barnsley folk ripping it to pieces. Glad the kid enjoyed/enjoys coming here

Reply Posted by Jase on Friday August 29 2014 at 10:08
Nice to read that a talented and thoughful person that has something to offer Barnsley rather than the groups of mannerless, intimidating and dirty people in Barnsley. Barnsley has become a hub for people on benefits and low skilled workers, won't be long before it features on the Benefit Britain series

Reply Posted by Cher on Friday August 29 2014 at 12:16
mmm..he can weld MY wire frames anytime! what a hotty :)

Reply Posted by Victoria Pooley on Friday August 29 2014 at 22:55
@Cher

You need to get to specsavers dear.

Reply Posted by kellie maloney on Saturday August 30 2014 at 19:27
Mine two.

Reply Posted by Borat on Friday August 29 2014 at 13:16
Great success !!!

Reply Posted by Gary on Saturday August 30 2014 at 08:48
Lovely gesture
I was lucky enough to meet myri earlier this year. He is a kind and genuine person. I wish him all the best with his plans.