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Smart Bench Playing Chopin and Liszt in the City Park

Mar 23, 2023

A music box playing the works of Fryderyk (Frédéric) Chopin and Ferenc Liszt, performed by pianist Gábor Farkas, was inaugurated this Thursday, the Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship, in Budapest's Városliget (City Park). The piano was donated to Budapest by the Polish Institute to commemorate the world-famous composers of the two nations. The Ambassador of the […]

Cultural Dialogue with Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Mar 3, 2023

The Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest (Österreichisches Kulturforum Budapest – ÖKF), one of 30 Cultural Forums worldwide by Austria's Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, looks back at a history of 45 years. The Director of the institute, Christian Autengruber tells Diplomacy&Trade about the tasks they performed and the services they provide in Hungary. Regarding […]

The Busó March Again in Mohács

Feb 19, 2023

This week has seen the traditional Busójárás (the March of the Busó), a pagan Hungarian heritage. It is the symbolic ‘burying’ of winter and the welcoming of spring with folk music and dance in the south-central Hungarian town of Mohács near the Serbian border. Going back to medieval roots, the march of people in frightening […]

Arts and Culture of Ghent Presented in Veszprém

Jan 30, 2023

Through InterUrban, the amazing melodies, flavors and creative talents from 29 cities from 25 countries are being brought to Veszprém and the Bakony-Balaton region, a press release by the organizers of the Hungarian European Capital of Culture points out. The featured InterUrban city will change every two weeks. The second city presented in the program […]

January 22: the Day of Hungarian Culture

Jan 22, 2023

On the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Culture and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian national anthem, a ceremony was held on Sunday in the Upper House of Hungarian Parliament and in several municipalities, including some in the territory of historic Hungary. The Day of Hungarian Culture has been celebrated on […]

Veszprém-Balaton European Capital of Culture

Jan 21, 2023

The Veszprém-Balaton European Capital of Culture program series want to show the economic power of culture and draw attention to the fact that the creative industries, culture and cultural heritage can become the basis of an economic model. This not only gives a region a specific profile, but can also help economic growth, according to […]

Budapest Independent Film Festival 2023

Jan 18, 2023

This year’s Budapest Independent Film Festival (BIFF) 2023 is to take place in February, screening 15 films of different genres. After last year’s Special Edition screening, the event returns to the venue, Kino Cafe Mozi with a rich and diverse program.   Aiming to showcase emerging talents and address social issues of today, the BIFF 2023 […]

Móra Museum in Szeged: Over 100,000 Visitors Last Year

Jan 11, 2023

More than 100,000 people visited the Ferenc Móra Museum and its exhibition spaces last year in the southeastern Hungarian city of Szeged, the institution informed MTI on Wednesday. According to the statement, the Ferenc Móra Museum in Szeged closed an outstandingly successful year: in 2022 more than 100,000 visitors visited the museum's main building and […]

Recently Renovated Nádasdy Castle: 150,000 Visitors

Jan 7, 2023

Nádasdy Castle, which reopened in August 2021, has welcomed its 150,000th visitor. The Tudor-style monument and the 29-hectare park, located in Nádasdladány, 80 kilometers southwest of Budapest, have become an extremely popular new, independent tourist destination, the National Heritage Development Nonprofit Ltd. (NÖF) has announced. In the framework of the National Mandsion Program and the […]

Digital Developments Begin at the Liszt Academy

Dec 24, 2022

The Liszt Academy of Music will launch a comprehensive IT development with the support of the EU Restoration Fund, with more than HUF 1.2 billion, the Liszt Academy of Music told the state news agency MTI. The Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (Liszt Ferenc Zeneakadémia) has successfully applied for the call for proposals entitled "Infrastructure […]

New Rippl-Rónai Lifetime Achievement Record Set

Dec 19, 2022

József Rippl-Rónai's painting ‘The Garden of the Castle of Geszt’ broke the painter's lifetime record by hitting HUF 300 million at the winter auction of the Judit Virág Gallery in Budapest Monday evening. With this sum, the painting, painted in 1912, took second place in the Hungarian auction records after Tivadar Csontváry-Kosztka's ‘Mysterious Island’. Rippl-Rónai's […]

Fine Art Hungary – Art of the Year Awards Presented

Dec 11, 2022

Ágnes Verebics' Globeface in the picture category and Botond Polgár's Pártorzó [Pair torso] in the sculpture category were the winners of the Fine Art Hungary – Artwork of the Year 2022 program series, the organizers told the state news agency MTI on Sunday. As the statement recalled, the Fine Art Hungary program series was launched […]

Challenges Mount for Cinema City

Dec 3, 2022

Runaway inflation, rising energy prices and changing audience habits are posing extreme challenges for cinemas, including Cinema City. However, the country's biggest cinema chain has no plans to cut the number of screenings, but expects overheads to rise further after January, the business news site reports. There are currently no plans to raise prices […]

Essence: Exhibition in the National Széchenyi Library

Nov 24, 2022

On the occasion of the 220th anniversary of the founding of the National Széchényi Library (OSZK), a new permanent exhibition (in English and Hungarian), entitled Essence, has been opened. At the opening ceremony on Thursday a message by the President of the Republic, Katalin Novák, was read according to which the birth of OSZK has […]

Hungarian Cinema Attendance Figures Still Low

Nov 18, 2022

In 2022, Hungarian cinema attendance will not return to its pre-pandemic level, with this year's cinema revenues so far failing to double those of 2021. And the balance is billions of euros below the revenues of 2019 and the years before, the financial website reports. There are a number of reasons why cinemas are […]

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