A 100% Beatles Experience from Liverpool @ Budapest – Be a “Day Tripper” – 2019

 

First edition of the International Beatles fest downtown Budapest in Hungary devoted to the Fab Four!

Saturday – October, 5. Analog Music Hall – 2 p.m.  – 10 p.m.  – District, XI., 8. Kondorfa Str.

Sunday –  October 6. Hard Rock Cafe – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – District V., 3-5. Deák Ferenc Str.

The format of the festival is designed to create a vibrant, fun experience by offering top entertainment

Alongside THE BLAKCBIRDS, we hear the world’s premier John Lennon entertainer, as well as domestic Beatles fan stars like Petruska, Zoltán Czutor, István Mikó or drummer András Márton.

One of the world’s top 5 Beatles Tribute bands, is celebrating their 15 anniversary. THE BLACKBIRDS  band was brought under the roof by the Hungarian Beatles Museum on the Egri Road in the City of Eger. THE BLACKBIRDS was the first Hungarian band to join the Beatles Festival in Liverpool which open the gates for Hungarian bands. Since then, they’ve traveled around the world and made it to almost all Beatles festivals.

They have toured in Liverpool five times already. Now they wish the to bring the atmosphere of these festivals to the Hungarian audience, so for the time being do not have to travel to Liverpool to see a world-class Beatles festival.

Sergey Radchenko – Ukraine – He is an ambassador to the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, and the patron of the Beatles Weekend in Budapest. Arriving to Budapest  from Liverpool the designer for John Lennon’s iconic cap – Ms.Helen Anderson. Ms. Anderson is the creator of the iconic “Lennon cap.” She went to the Liverpool College of Art with John and Cynthia (Lennon’s first wife). Helen Anderson became a successful fashion designer in the ’60s, and John Lennon began wearing genuine leather hats she designed in 1964, among others in ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ movie. To higher lighten the program of the festival – the world number one John Lennon rapporteur from Chicago – Jay Goeppner  will join the stage with The Blackbird.

Naturally, the Hungarian Beatles celebrity fans wouldn’t  miss this chance to be present, therefore „Come Together”  with the winner of the Hungarian Beatles Talent who will also have the opportunity to perform on stage. The festival’s other big super concert namely Abbey Road 50, which will feature a concert-like presentation of this year’s 50-year-old album will be heard  by The BlackBirds with Iván Vitáris from (Iván & The Parazol). 

During the Beatles Weekend Festival having a full-day Beatles Marketplace with contemporary records, rarities. And if it weren’t enough to celebrate the Beatles – Band of the 20th Century, the shop of the Hungarian Beatles Museum – from Egri Road is coming to Budapest full of original Beatles souvenirs.  The Vintage ’52 Sound Service and VOX will be holding an exhibition with rare and new amplifiers and musical instruments.

Those who are curious of having to taste of The Beatles yummies will have a chance to taste plenty food by Sgt. Pepper’s Cafe and Bar. The place is located next to Margaret Island, at 4. Jászai Mari Square. The Hungarian Beatles fan base, opened two years ago in Budapest. Beatles songs fill the air and naturally crunchy-munchies namely taken from the Beatles tunes. Also  by  RomKafé will be offering 3 handmade limited edition Beatles hot chocolate on the first day.

Enjoy the Beatles Festival, the music, the atmosphere from the time of the British invasion. May dress in the wild fashions of the late ’60s, just as the hippies, flower power, bell-bottom jeans, headbands and granny glasses. Roll along through the Octopus’s Food Garden, and check out the activity at the other stages

Get your tickets through: https://tixa.hu/beatles_weekend_2019

 “Come Together Right Now” … 2 days Beatles Festival @ Budapest – Hungary 2019.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Judafest Community Festival @ Budapest.

September, 20-22. 2019.
District V II., Klauzál Square and surrounding @ Budapest
http://www.judafest.org

Budapest’s District, VII., has always been what is today considered one of Europe’s must-see urban destinations with an unmatched atmosphere filled with living Jewish and multicultural tradition dated back to several hundred years.

The annual Judafest Community Festival celebrates the Fall Feasts is coming soon in September, presented by JCC Budapest — Bálint Ház celebrating the traditional Jewish Fall Feasts, Judafest Community Festival in and around Klauzál Square features revives the unique heritage of Budapest’s Old Jewish Quarter with a broad line-up of lectures and discussions, urban walking tours, cultural performances, and concerts, cultural gigs, s. Visitors also get the opportunity to explore flavorful authentic, yummy Jewish dishes and not just to look but can purchase collection of craft arts, plus children are offered several activities throughout the festival.

At the Bálint House – Hot Jazz Band & Eszter Bíró Concert – September, 22. – 8.p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
It’s a rare occasion for a Kossuth-winning Hot Jazz Band to host a singer with pleasure with Esther Bíró. Eszter is also known for her theatrical (Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Blown by the Wind, Mozart!) And film (Miracle in Krakow) and child records (Animal Music ABC 1-2, Eraser) etc

Pre-tickets at the Bálint House: 4600HUF. Pre-order tickets online: https://tixa.hu/hotjazzband-biroester.  On the day of the concert: 5000HUF.

A truly multicultural get-together, Judafest Community Festival year-by-year attracts several thousand local and foreign visitors, giving them the chance to meet up with old friends and new people. It is also a family affair and to explore places that previously haven’t had in mind.

Detailed program (Note: some programs require registration – please email info@judafest.org by September, 20. till Noontime to register for specific programs)

See full detailed week-end’s program:  http://judafest.org/judafest-community-festival/

Update Aggie Reiter

 

Prince – European Private View in the Eyes of Afshin Shahidi – Budapest Art Market – 2019

The Budapest Art Market 2019., has the pleasure to announce the first of the series of Fine Art photography exhibition by featuring the remarkable work of Afshin Shahidi during October, 3-9. at the Millenáris Cultural Center, District, II., 16. Kis Rókus Street. The exhibition will feature rare and intimate images of Prince, primarily drawn from Shahidi’s recently published photo book. Illustrating Prince’s exceptional talent through his strenuous work ethic, enigmatic persona, unique charm, and sexual charisma, the limited edition prints on view will convey the power of the late musician’s flamboyant and multi-instrumental performances. The qualities that made Prince a worldwide phenomenon are captured in striking still reflections by his colleague and friend, Afshin Shahidi.

Iranian-born Shahidi collaborated with Prince longer than almost any other photographer. He met the musician in their shared hometown of Minneapolis back in 1993 at Prince’s renowned recording studio, lyrically portrayed by the artist as “there aren’t any rules in Paisley Park”. Initially working as a cinematographer, Shahidi’s passion for creating still images was obvious to Prince who soon after invited him to photograph his then band, the New Power Generation.

After a trial period, and satisfied with the essence, Prince asked Shahidi to become his official still photographer. In this position, Shahidi captured Prince on stage and at play, in highly styled settings and in candid situations. He travelled with Prince from Panama, to Morocco, to London and beyond. The relationship between the two transitioned from professional peers, to trusted companions. Ultimately, Shahidi’s unique access to the notoriously inaccessible Prince gave him the opportunity to create indelible images of the icon.

Shahidi photographs will give the public a renewed appreciation of the late performer.

Entry to the fair is free of charge.

Further information on Budapest Art Market see: artmarketbudapest.hu

 Update by Aggie Reiter

62nd Annual World Press Photo Exhibition @ Budapest 2019.

Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary

September, 19. –  October, 23. 2019.

District, VIII., 14-16. Múzeum Blvd. – Budapest

Connecting the world to the stories that matter … happend … stunning, impressive and shocking!

The unique photos and new perspectives playing a key role. Each year it shows a dramatic impression of the world. Aims to inform and to inspire the understanding of the world.

The global platform of visual journalism and storytelling was founded in 1955 with the aim of connecting the audience and professionals.

The travelling exhibit is presented in 114 locations worldwide of which the Budapest event is the second most visited. Last year more than 45 000 people visited the award-winning photos in the Hungarian National Museum.

In 2019 photographers from 129 countries entering 4,738 photographs, reviewed by international panel of judges #78,801 photographs and the best 143 were chosen. The 21 journalists and reporters, decided to award 43 photo reporters. One of them was Bence Máté who is a young Hungarian wildlife photographer, received a first price for the second time. His winning photo, “Harvesting Frogs’ Legs”, depicts the sad truth of frog’s legs being chopped off (and sold for gastronomy purposes) while they are still alive.

Ticket Prices: Reduced ticket: 1000HUF, Full price ticket: 2100HUF, Family ticket: 4400HUF

Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday: closed.

Update: by Aggie Reiter

New Modern Aircraft and Launch Flights to 3 New Destinations from Budapest in 2020

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Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air will launch flights from Budapest to Brussels International Airport,  to the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Lviv, from the 1st of June 2020, Stephen Jones, Wizz Air deputy CEO and managing director of Wizz Air Hungary, said  during the morning hours at the press call on Tuesday. The low-cost airline’s new generation narrow-body aircraft will be launched for the first time at the Budapest base.

Also added that the Wizz Airʼs fleet is becoming increasingly environmentally friendly as it continues to acquire new aircraft, the airline. The first Airbus A321neo aircraft arrived at the Budapest base this year in March. Currently, a total of six such planes are in service in Budapest. Wizz Air is the “greenest” airline. The new generation of engines in the Airbus A321neo, together with industry-leading cockpit innovations, in fuel consumption decrease is 20%. The new generation of engines in the Airbus A321neo, together with industry-leading cockpit innovations, may deliver up to a 20% decrease in fuel consumption. The Airbus A321neoʼs noise pollution is nearly 50% lower than previous models, while its nitrogen oxide emissions are also 50% lower than its predecessors. With CO2 emissions of 57.7 g per passenger/kilometer, Wizz Air has the lowest ecological footprint among all the European airlines.

With the arrival of the new A321neo, Wizz Air’s Budapest fleet will expand to 14 members, while the airline’s Debrecen base will serve 2 aircraft. The airline indirectly supports the creation of more than 4,000 jobs in Hungary. In addition to the new destinations, Wizz Air will significantly increase the frequency of flights to Eindhoven, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv and Edinburgh starting in December. With this capacity expansion, Wizz Air will increase its domestic capacity to 6.7 million in 2020.

 Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

V4 Future Sports Festival @ Budapest 2019.

Today was announced at the press gathering at the Sofitel Hotel’s Lounge Hall – Budapest  the coming up V4 Future Sports Festival and was also drawn the official list of players who will  compete for the prizes worth around millions in HUF

“Pro and amateur players from the esports world will compete in Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Fortnite, Gran Turismo, FIFA, NBA2k20 and Tekken 7 in a total prize pool of 110,000,000 HUF.

Between 21st and 22nd of September VR-stands, simulators and youtuber stage will be available for the visitors next to the interesting exhibitions at the Hungexpo.

The qualifiers to the V4 Future Sports Festival offline finals have been organized in all 4 countries, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, at the same time during the last few weeks. This year among the four invited teams, the defending team Mousesports, the second placed Virtus.pro, and two previous Major winners, Made in Brazil (MiBR) and Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP), we will have the opportunity to root for the Hungarian Gamerzone who have been playing fascinating matches during the qualifiers. They have bested some of the biggest names in Hungary, so they will compete against the Czech EZ4ME, the Polish Adwokacik and from the European qualifiers, Tricked in the V4FSF CS:GO tournament with 300,000 EUR prize pool.

The teams have been split in two groups live at the press conference in Budapest. The group stages will be in a studio, six teams will qualify to play on the V4 Future Sports Festival main stage where they will have to prove their skills in front of thousands of fans in the audience. The groups of the V4 Future Sports Festival CS:GO finalists.

Group A  – Mousesports – Virtus pro – Tricked – EZ4ME

Group B – MiBR – NiP – Adwokacik – Gamerzone

Next to CS:GO other featured game, with the total number of 140 million players, Fortnite will have an outstanding prize pool worth 30,000 EUR. The winning team does not only take home the prizes but also win glory as they will have the opportunity to play with the best Fortnite players of the region. This year’s novelties by the tournaments organizers play with the amateur players and may win the outstanding prize pool worth 20,000 EUR in famous sports simulators (Tekken 7, FIFA, NBA and motorsports simulators).

Outside the tournaments the V4 Future Sports Conference professional conference and the Gaming Arena that holds the newest gaming innovations and developments will be available for the visitors. They will have the opportunity to see the newest esports innovations, the freshest hardwares and softwares, meet the best individual players and star teams of the region and even give a try to the newest games and technologies.

Attending the event is free of charge. For further detailed informations visit the official website of V4 Future Sports Festival: https://v4futuresports.eu “

Update Aggie Reiter

Quick Herald News – Easy Rider – 50th year Anniversary! – Urania National Film Theater @ Budapest

Easy Rider – 50th year Anniversary!

Budapest Classic Fim Marathon – 2019

„A story of a Man looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere„

Uránia National Film Theater –

Wednesday, September, 10.  – 9 p.m. – Ceremonial Hall

Adventure, Drama / USA, 95 min, 1969
in English with Hungarian subtitles

Screenplay by: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
Director of photography: Kovács László
Music by: Roger McGuinn, Steppenwolf, The Byrds
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector, Mac Mashourian, Warren Finnerty

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of. The drama represent the young adults what freedom means!

There are probably many who way-way back have seen this movie in the late ’60s, in those dark age in Hungary.  As time goes by and the clock’s hands fasten up, here it is to watch again the adventure drama for the good old sake for the elder folks, but the young adults may have a glance on what kind of world shown through the lens of  Dennis Hopper – director, were challenging.

The Easy Rider – 8 awards and 14 nominations. Academy Awards, USA 1970 – Oscar: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Jack Nicholson – Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern.

Update Aggie Reiter