John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” film returns to cinema @ Budapest

Prehaps not on my own by saying John Lennon’s “Imagen” song is one of the best from the last century! Generations from B.C.  … “Before Computer” … have had probably seen over-and-over again the video „Imagen”. Now can live through the moments/ days growing up in the last century at the Puskin Movie Theater screening on December, 20. 2018. in Budapest’s. Spend time … Enjoying  83 minutes back in time! The ground breaking music film being released for a limited theatrical run.

The screenings took place globally from September 17.  No need to „Imagine” music film co-directed, co-wrote and co-starred by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The remastered frame-by-frame from the original film negative and completely remixed from the ground up from the original audio multi-tracks in stunning Dolby Atmos and 7.1 Surround Sound.

Prehaps the film has have been seen more than once,  and this time the collage of colour, sound, dream with reality stars John Lennon and Yoko Ono along with George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett and so many more is a film to remember for a Lifetime!

The film will be accompanied by exclusive cinema-only bonus footage featuring John Lennon performing tracks in the studio with The Plastic Ono Band … George Harrison from The Beatles, Nicky Hopkins … The Rolling Stones, Alan White … Yes, and dear a friend Klaus Voormann.

John Lennon And Yoko Ono’s „Imagine” film was newly expanded version  that had been restored and reassembled” with an additional 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage.

Locals, Tourist, foreigner living in Budapest,. if you have one-and-a-half hour… spend some time by turning the wheel back  spending  at places and friends  on  your memory lane.


The film is brought to Hungary by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Albinoni Chamber Orchestra Jubilee Concert @ Budapest

Italian Cultural Institute – Giuseppe Verdi Hall
Friday, December, 14. 2018. –  6.30 p.m.
District VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor  Street – Budapest

On December 14, the Albinoni Chamber Orchestra celebrates their 50th anniversary of its founding at the Giuseppe Verdi Hall in the Italian Cultural Institute. The Orchestra was founded in 1968, with  physicists and physics students later on music teachers and professional musicians  joined the ensemble. Within their work, they carry out a kind of folk-educative, educational work. They hold free concerts and before each presentation say a brief introduction on the composers and works presented before the pieces.  In their performances pieces of pre-Baroque composers and lesser-known authors can be heard.

The highlights of their anniversary concert … Alessandro Stradella: Christmas Symphony and KantátaTomaso Giovanni Albinoni: D minor oboaverseny – oboaszólista: Ágnes Girgás Giacomo Antonio Perti: Magnificat – with the Albinoni Chamber Choir Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto C-minor RV 509 Giuseppe Torelli: Christmas Shepherd Game (Op. VIII / 6) Alessandro Marcello: D-moll oboaverseny – soloist: László Hadady –  French oboist of Hungarian origin, currently a soloist and professor at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Obligatory reservation is needed through:
Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1 person) can participate at the concert.

Update by Aggie Reiter

BrewDog Budapest – First in Central- Eastern Europe

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BrewDog is a Scottish brewery and the pubs naturally serve craft beers and where the red neon lights  are twinkling just as in the UK, gives the real pub atmosphere with  25 underground glistening beer taps at Anker Köz in Budapest. Above the counter, there is a Gigas illuminated panel, with the characters in the legendary series. Prices Whoa … between 1200-1800HUF.

At the opening ceremony was attended by H.E. Iain Lindsay, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Hungary and Graeme Hamilton of Brew Dog – U.K. The ambassador is known to love the good whiskey and Scotland, but also heard that the Brew Dog is one of his favorite brewery manufactures. Graeme did not pull a lot of time talking, practically declaring that he should not talk but drink, since being at a Punk brewery.

Today it is closer to the world’s beer elite Budapest: European craft beer in shaping their own image of the legendary Scottish BrewDog by opening its own bar in the capital’s party district.

Budapest, especially saturated operation, at the central area, quite a lot of new wave of small-scale beer works, several of them a wide range of international posts,  therefore there was and is already an option to choose from the beerville for beer lovers.

For locals, foreigners, tourist the BrewDog pub can be paired with finger food, snack and just as well as  having wine or fine whisky in the jar.

Tested by invitation …

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

“SlowDown” – Avoid Xmas panic/stress on the iconic streets of Budapest.

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Get to know the themed shopping streets of Budapest!

Avoid Xmas panic and stress by experiencing culture during the Season of Advent.

The iconic streets of Budapest have joined together to point out the true meaning of the Season of Advent by encouraging locals, foreigners and tourists to slow down. The thematic streets’ from December, 1.-24.2018. So instead of crushing at crowded shopping malls, these venues offer cool  enjoying time without rushing to visit Falk Art & Antique Street (Falk Miksa Street), Bartók Béla Boulevard, Fashion Street (Deák Ferenc Street), KultUnio  and Ráday Soho – Street,  Király Street, Pozsonyi Picnic,  Fashion Street, Liszt Ferenc Square, Mikszáth Square, Háris Bazár, Markets.

The joint adventures of the streets, called “SlowXmas” emphasize slowdown and recharge yourselves!

During the locals, tourists and foreigner visitor can take a look at the antiquity of the month, and can also participate in real auctions. On auction day, the participant shops offer special discounts and gifts to the customers and free wrapping of the locally purchased goods provided.

The participants are rewarded at these venues with a stamp that can be used for tea and other gifts.

As the real advent calendar, as we flip-up the window may see/where/what is happening with friends, families on these streets and boulevards.

On these special locations hot beverages and street music awaiting for the visitors.

Beside the arts and crafts programs  the participant shops and galleries also welcomes the visitors by having longer opening-hours. On this coming Friday and Saturday, visitors can give it a try to comfy themselves at the mobile sauna placed at the Gárdonyi Square, and relax a bit after the day’s Xmas rush and regain their energy to go for the 2nd half of Advent.

Details about the whereabouts: :

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Interested going to il Maestro Ennio Morricone concert @ Budapest – 2019.

A gift from film composer Ennio Morricone …

within less than 2 month, the Italian legend, il Maestro Morricone, on  Wednesday, January, 23. 2019., will host a jubilee exclusive birthday concert at the Papp László Sport Arena, where the best-known melodies will be heard. The maestro will be accompanied by a full Symphony Orchester, along with about 250 musicians  participating at the monster production.

The Hungarian musicians sent photographs to the 90th birthday in November to Ennio Morricone wishing good health and success to the composer. Morricone received the greetings in his Roman home and thanked through his management. The musical magician deeply was touched by the gesture of the Hungarian musicians.

There is hardly to name another living true virtuoso as Ennio Morricone …  a film composer, a legend whose work has reached far-far-away beyond borders.  Morricone’s legendary sounbdtracks such as: “Once Upon a Time in The West” (American-Italian-Spanish Western – by Sergio Leone) or the “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” …   A true epic Spaghetti Western film with Italian music composer Director: Sergio Leone …  by far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted together with Morricone’s music.The maestro’s soundtracks are well recognised and cannot be divided from the screenplays. The maestro’s soundtracks will not be different here in Budapest at the concert.  The audience may close their eyes and layback as hearing the melodies which will fill the air and soul at the one time concert in Budapest.

Update by Aggie Reiter

World Mummy Exhibition – Extending @ Budapest

In view of the great interest by locals and tourists there will extending the opening of the World Mummies Exhibition by

Sunday, January, 20. 2019.

District VII., 26 Király Street

The biggest mummy collection in the world opened its doors  in the downtown Komplex Entertainment Center in August, and would have been waiting for visitors by the end of the year.

Follow the earlier update at:

Update by Aggie Reiter

Not everything is brought by Santa Claus – Budapest

Central Market Hall
District, IX., 1-3 Vámház Blvd. -Budapest

Thursday – Saturday  – December, 6 – 8. 2018.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

At this time of the year in big cities there  are folks in the shopping malls, as loads of people are preparing  to do their shopping for the coming up high season, but before getting into that stage the little ones are having their desire to have their secret desires fulfilled.

On the three-day exhibition at the Central Market Hall loads of foodies treat are out on display to purchase.  Fine time for locals, tourists, foreigners living in Hungary to go without the hustle-and-bustle to purchase some unique Hungarian gifts and traditional made delicious sweetie candies, sweetie products  for  kids, family and friends!

Also creative hand-made crafts, offering arts, typical Hungarian gifts are on the 1st floor to get your festive shopping done.

The Department of Retail and Wholesale Market of Trade Department of Budapest,  Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hall and Market Management of the Municipality of Budapest organize the Santa Claus Days in the Central Market Hall.

Update by Aggie Reiter