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Hungarian Named Astronomy Photographer of 2019

D&T
Sep 13, 2019

Hungarian photographer László Francsics has been named the overall winner of Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 by the Royal Museums Greenwich. His bewitching image, 'Into the Shadow', depicts the 35 phases of the total lunar eclipse that occurred on January 21, 2019. The winner was praised by Ed Robinson, award-winning photographer, director, […]

Those who remained

Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards

D&T
Sep 6, 2019

The Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee has announced that it will enter Barnabás Tóth’s 'Akik maradtak' (Those who remained), "a lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma”, to be considered for nomination in the next “Academy Awards - Best International Film” category. Having survived the camps, 42-year […]

Tanuja Shankar, Director of the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center

The Home of Indian Culture in Hungary

Sándor Laczkó
Aug 21, 2019

The Indian Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma told Diplomacy&Trade three years ago that “culture is a way of life in India: everything from getting up in the morning and moving on through the daily routine,” concluding that “our life is our culture.” The events organized by the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center bring […]

Magic of India Festival in Budapest

Magic of India Festival in Budapest

D&T
Aug 18, 2019

Also known as the Palace of Soul, the Budapest Hare Krishna Educational and Cultural Center hosted the Magic of India Festival in the Hungarian capital this Sunday. The festival featured a concert, a craft market and a spice fair, as well as self-knowledge performances and creative children's activities.

Colombia bicentennial reception in Budapest

Colombia Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

D&T
Aug 2, 2019

It was 200 years ago that Simon Bolívar invaded Colombia and defeated Spanish forces in a decisive battle on August 7 1819 at Boyacá. In celebration of two centuries of independence, the Colombian Embassy is organizing a host of events across the Hungarian capital. The iconic Chain Bridge will be illuminated with the colors of […]

Mariana Bíró and Sándor Rácz

Hungarian-Argentine Inventor Remembered

D&T
Jun 18, 2019

The world’s probably most commonly used tool is the ballpoint pen. Its commercially successful version was invented by a Hungarian, László Bíró, who was born 120 years ago in Budapest. He patented the first modern ballpoint pen in Paris in 1938. Five years later, he fled the Nazis with his brother, moving to Argentina in […]

Vanessa Mae Budapest

Moving Mountains with Music

Vanessa-Mae made Guinness World Record by becoming the youngest soloist to record both the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky violin concertos at the age of 13. Over the years, her conservative classical style gave way to a more modern outlook and she developed her own crossover style – something she will demonstrate in Budapest during her upcoming […]

Indian yoga teacher Ankita Sood and India's Ambassador to Hungary

India Festival and Yoga Day

D&T
Jun 11, 2018

The Ganga-Danube Indian Cultural Festival, combined with the International Day of Yoga, takes place this year in Hungary on June 23-24. Diplomacy&Trade has talked to Indian Ambassador Rahul Chhabra as well as a yoga teacher from India, Ankita Sood.

Trombone player Márk Beke | Zoltán Balogh /MTI

Virtuosos: absolute winner 2018

D&T
Jun 8, 2018

Trombone player Márk Beke was voted by the viewers of the Hungarian public service channels Duna Television and M5 as the absolute winner in the final of the fourth series of the classical music talent show 'Virtuosos'.

Festive Budapest Book Week 2018 | Noémi Bruzák /MTI

Festive Book Week kicks off in Budapest

D&T
Jun 7, 2018

Festive Book Week, the biggest celebration of contemporary Hungarian literature is being held for the 89th time this year (June 7-11). It was opened at Vörösmarty Square in downtown Budapest but satellite events are organized throughout the country.

| Dávid Harangozó

Italian Festival - for the 4th time

D&T
May 30, 2018

It is the fourth time that the Italian Festival takes place – until June 16 – organized by ICE – Italian Trade Agency with the patronage of the Italian Embassy and in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Hungary.

André van Lier`s abstract art on display | Royal Dutch Embassy

Dutch exhibition opens in Budapest

D&T
May 4, 2018

Parallels sculpture/object - an exhibition by Dutch fine artist André van Lier opened this Thursday evening in the Saxon Art Gallery in the Hungarian capital. The exhibition can be viewed every Thursday and Friday afternoon until July 6.

Professor Gábor Klaniczay | Central European University

Hungarian professor elected to US academy

D&T
Apr 20, 2018

Budapest-based Central European University (CEU) has announced that University Professor Gábor Klaniczay, founding faculty of the Department of Medieval Studies, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Pocket book ATM in Budapest | Balázs Mohai /MTI

Pocket book dispensers in Budapest

D&T
Apr 11, 2018

April 11 is the Day of Poetry in Hungary in commemoration of the great 20th century poet Attila József who was born on this day in 1905. This year, a pocket book ATM was put in operation in the capital to encourage people to read more literature.

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