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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.

Hungarian pianist

World-renowned Hungarian musician passes away

D&T
Nov 7, 2016

The Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra has announced "with deep sadness" that its musical director, Zoltán Kocsis died Sunday afternoon "after a long illness borne with dignity" at the age of 64. He underwent heart surgery in 2012.

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Hungarian UPC subscribers gain access to Netflix

D&T
Sep 22, 2016

Liberty Global Plc has announced a multi-year partnership with Netflix Inc. which will lead to Netflix’s content being made available to Liberty Global video customers across more than 30 countries around the world – including those of UPC Hungary.

Paintings in Budapest's Rockmúzeum | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Musician paintings at the Rockmuseum

D&T
Aug 25, 2016

An exhibition of paitings and drawings by Hungarian musicians has opened in the Rockmúzeum in Budapest. The creators of these pieces of art are rock musicians who decided to try and express their talent in other forms or art.

The Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest | source: opera.hu

Budapest Opera House to be renovated

D&T
Aug 23, 2016

The building of the Hungarian State Opera will be renovated over the two years for approximately HUF 23 billion (that is, currently about EUR 74 million), the public gazette Magyar Közlöny is quoted by the financial website portfolio.hu.

Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy (1950-2016) | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Hungarian novelist Péter Esterházy passes away

D&T
Jul 14, 2016

Internationally renowned Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy died in Budapest at the age of 66 years. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.His was reported by the Hungarian news agency MTI, citing the family and the publisher of the author.

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Our life is our culture

Sándor Laczkó
Jul 12, 2016

India's Minister of State for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, visited Hungary this June on the occasion of the Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival and the International Day of Yoga. That is when he spoke to Diplomacy & Trade.

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Hungarian ALF performer dies at the age of 76

D&T
Jun 14, 2016

Budapest-born American actor and circus performer Mihály 'Michu' Mészáros died in Los Angeles. Mészáros was probably best known as the man behind costume of ALF, the extraterrestrial living with an American family in an NBC comedy series.

The opening of the 2016 Budapest Book Week on Vörösmarty Square | Balázs Mohai / MTI

Budapest Book Week

D&T
Jun 10, 2016

Vörösmarty Square in the downtown area of the Hungarian capital is the venue of the 87th Budapest Book Week and its accompanying event, the 15th Children Book Days. Visitors have the opportunity to look at the selections of some 200 publishers.

Jane Goodall speaking in Budapest | Zsolt Szigetváry / MTI

Jane Goodall in Budapest

D&T
May 24, 2016

British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall visited Hungary and gave a speech in Budapest's Tüskecsarnok arena during the presentation of her book entitled 'The Birth of Hope'.

László Nemes | Phil McCarten / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Hungarian movie wins Oscar

D&T
Feb 29, 2016

The Son of Saul, a recent winner at the Golden Globe Awards, a movie by Hungarian director László Nemes Jeles has been given the Academy Award in the foreign-language film category by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Placido Domingo in the Hungarian Opera House | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

Opera ball a la Shakespeare in Budapest

D&T
Feb 6, 2016

World-renowned Spanish tenor Placido Domingo was the star guest of the Budapest Opera Ball held this Saturday in Budapest. The theme of the event this year was Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the death of the English playwright.

Home Sweet Home exhibition at the Budapest Design Week 2015 | Tibor Illyés / MTI

Design Week Budapest opens

D&T
Sep 24, 2015

This Thursday saw the opening of the 2015 program series of the Design Week Budapest Museum of Applied Arts in the Hungarian capital. Those interested in this subject will be able to attend over a hundred programs until October 4.

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Ooh La la

Budapest Summer Festival presents 'Ooh La La,' the Night Revue Circus at the Margaret Island Open-air Stage. The joint production of the Open-Air Theatre, Bor Productions and MACIVA is staged on July 30 - August 1.

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