Red Bull Air Race – Top Air Racing Moments in Budapest – 2018.

Francois Le Vot of France performs during the qualifying day of the fourth stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Budapest, Hungary on July 4, 2015.

The Red Bull Race is often called the Formula One Motorsports in the Air.

This year’s fourth race will be the mid-season stop, scheduled to be during June, 23-24 in the heart of the capital of Hungary.

Fly High! Locals and Foreigners on the ground don’t miss to watch the fabulous Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.

A spectacular venue to the race over and under the Chain Bridge on the River Danube will be breathtaking. Each venue and surrounding around the world is captivating and Budapest is one of them in the 10 most beautiful cities around the world to hold the Red Bull Air Race.

The spectacular venue in Hungary is unique by itself in the aspect as the Master Class pilots of the single-seater aircraft performing during the race time. The World Championships always pulls a huge local and foreigner crowds all over the world to witness, see the awesome air race action … here also in Budapest with their own eyes.

Below can follow minute-by-minute the full program of events:

Saturday, June, 23. 2018. – Qualifying Day

10 a.m. – Activation Zone Opens

10.50 a.m. – CHALLENGER CLASS – Free Practice 3

11.10 a.m. – Side Act – Pál Takáts – Paramotor

11.50 a.m. – Side Act – Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team

1.20 p.m. – MASTER CLASS – Free Practice 3

2.40 p.m. – Side Act – Péter Besenyei – Aerobatic Display

3 p.m. – CHALLENGER CLASS – Qualifying

3.10 p.m. – Side Act – Jet Pack Man

4 p.m. – MASTER CLASS – Qualifying

5.30 p.m. – Side Act – Flying Bulls: T28, Alpha Jets, B25

6 p.m. – Activation Zone Closes

Sunday, June, 24. 2018.  – Race Day

10 a.m. – Activation Zone Opens

10.30 a.m. – ide Act – Szebi Szóláth –  Wakeboard

11 a.m. – CHALLENGER CUP

11.10 a.m. -Side Act – Pál Takáts – Paramotor

11.40 a.m. – Side Act – Péter Besenyei –  Aerobatic Display

12.45 p.m.  – Side Act – Jet Pack Man

12.55 p.m. Opening Ceremony

1 p.m. – MASTER CLASS – Round of 14

2 p.m. – Side Act – Flying Bulls: T28, Alpha Jets, B25

2.40 p.m. Side Act – Szebi Szóláth –  Wakeboard

2.30 p.m. – CHALLENGER CLASS – Prize Giving

2.40 p.m. – Side Act – Flying Bulls Aerobatics Team

3 p.m. – MASTER CLASS – Round of 8

3.30 – MASTER CLASS – Final 4

3.55 p.m. – MASTER CLASS – Prize Giving Ceremony

4 p.m. – Side Act – Jet Pack Man

4.10 p.m. – Side Act – Boeing C-17 Globemaster Flyby

Ceremony

4.40 p.m. – Celebration of the Winners

6 p.m. – Activation Zone Closes

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First International Beer Festival at Gyula – Part2

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The Central European Beer Awards 2018 beer competition was announced at the  Beer Festival at Gyula on Saturday afternoon in the spa town of Békés.County. The prizes were awarded in two categories, and the grand champion prize for home amateur breweries was awarded to Ákos Krakow. In the category of small craft breweries, the main prize was awarded to Győrújbarát Vaskakas Co. Ltd., American Hop Dog.

In the home amateur brewer’s competition awarded nine international bronze medals, two silver medals, four gold medals and four champions. In the category of craftsman six bronze, ten silver, eight gold and six champion prizes were awarded as special prizes. In the latter category, several Slovak, Czech and Polish cooks were awarded.

Thursday, Day 1 as the sun slowly went down, reflection of colored light shone on the big stage, and the awaited highlight to the evening came the EDDA band on stage. Ongoing enormous ovation filled the air as receiving the well-known songs and tens of thousands in the audience sang along. Many visitors were from outside Gyula, arriving from Baja, Békéscsaba, Szolnok even from Pécs.

Friday, Day 2 organized a conference where among other things the hood looked at small-scale brewing. The beer revolution in domestic and worldly manifestation of the new excise law also held presentations by interested parties. The festival’s guest of honor was from Fót.

Still on Friday, a mass of beer lovers also joined the party day tasting the wide scale of beers. In the late afternoon hours the Hooligans band was extremely welcomed, the crowed sang together with the hits of the band. Unfortunately, the evening’s concert started later than in advance play time by Duo Majka and Curtis and the audience were rather impatient and sounded out of their dislike.

Saturday, Day 3 the Apostles band and the Irigy Hónaajmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band attracted their fans with various styles of music to all expectations.

The whipped cream on top of the cake was  late Saturday night’s concert. Not even one step space to enter the gigantic crowd. The more than ten thousand  Tankcsapda band (TankTrap) lovers were curious about feeling the tricky lifestyle of the band. Beer in the hand, singing loud as possible the lyrics along with cheering and applause to the Tankcsapda songs  proved the huge togetherness. The audiences were hypnotized , full of joy of their at the concert.

Sunday, Day 4  Throughout the day  to visit the festival was free of charge to visitors. The Irigy Hónaljmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band closed the series of superb concerts.

From Day 1 up to Day 4 proved this part of Hungary has hunger for finest craft and artisan beers and attracted to the various styles of good music. Throughout the festival the venue fulfilled with incoming visitors from the opening, arriving to the large premise around the Castle of Gyula.

See you Next Year…Visit Gyula.

Report and snaps Aggie Reiter

First International Beer Festival – Gyula – Part1

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Need not go to the doctor to get a prescription to heal, relax, watch the world go by before attending to the First International Beer Festival in the City of Gyula. Not-so-secret goal was by many beer and concert lover visitors to attend, taste the smooth craft  and artisan beer enjoying their time. A 4 days event with good live music concerts, food, playground for children and most of all not just the official juries to jury the craft beers and breweries  but the visitors were welcome to taste the smooth craft beers and to have a ball.

Gyula used to be the capital of the county, until the First World War. For mainly visiting Gyula in the first place is its healing hot spa and whilst in the city visiting other main attractions such as the Almássy Palace, the former home of count Almássy and the adjacent Medieval Castle. Since the 19th century in its current form, but the original structure dates back to the 17th century. The city was the main home of the Almássy Family until the World War II.. The size of the city is 255.8 km2 (98.8 sq miles) and the population is cca. 40 thousand. Taking into account of the size of Gyula, visitors beside visiting the so-called “liquid bread”  i.e. beer, were most probably witnessing many touristic venues not even expected.

The fan off Thursday welcoming the audience was by Dr. Ernő Görgényi  – major of Gyula and prominent members of the beer business. Within opening the festival spoke about the aim of the competition jointly with the festival to bring beer culture, a chance to introduce itself at  Gyula. The goal was to get acquainted with several small breweries products and their members. At the opening ceremony was urged the prizes to be handed over to the beer winners award on Saturday. Also added that there are two breweries operating in Gyula and in Békés County aBékésszentandrás distillery as well, This beer festival from now on will also call the tourists visiting Gyula whilst  healing at the hot spa to have an unforgettable memory happening at Gyula in  Békés county. This tipical event was organized for 17 years at Békéscsaba. This year, the event will not take place there. The local government of Gyula was immediately next to having the beer festival. Therefore, to the new venue an agreement was made between the major of Gyula  and Varga-Bora to organize the beer festival surrounding the Castle of Gyula. Most probably not on my own by saying there is no other Beer Festival in Hungary and maybe in Europe that is arranged in the heartbeat of a Medieval Castle, not to mention  having its peaceful hot spa just steps away from the event and many other attraction.

The 4 days of the craft beer masterpieces and street food dishes were the focus of attention, as well as publication of the Central European Beer Awards 2018 competition. The beer competitors came from Hungary, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to participate in the international beer festival, namely small brewery breweries and homemade breweries in the competition. It was in 16 categories with 167 samples examined by international jury, with Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian members.  Exactly 15 people tasted the liquid bread jointly 3-member commissions. The competition director was László Kovács from Slovakia who said,  lot of very good quality beer had arrived. He explained that drinks were thoroughly criticized for fragrance, taste, overall impression and other aspects using a state-of-the-art computer program, according to an American system.

To be continued … part 2

report and snaps Aggie Reiter

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra @ Pécs 

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra @ Pécs 

KODÁLY CENTER  

Sunday, June, 22. – 7 p.m.

The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is attempting to guide us to the dark world of Hades.

According to the New York Times, „members of the band play with cohesion and maturity despite their age”. They show their outstanding talents and brilliant play with the direction of Benjamin Zander in Pécs, at the Kodály Center. The not-so-secret goal of this summer concert is to guide us to Mahler’s most famous masterpiece of emotional, cathartic world.

Showcasing: Butterworth: The Banks of Green Willow Ravel: La Valse and
Mahler: Symphony No. 9  … Conductor: Benjamin Zander

Tickets and Season tickets on sale at the ticket offices of Filharmonia, in the Kodály Center.

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The Zsolnay Light Festival at the City of  Pécs – 2018.

 

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JUNE, 28 – JULY, 1. 2017.

Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economic centre of Baranya County. Pécs is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs. Pécs always was a multicultural city where many cultural layers are encrusted melting different values of the history of two thousand years. Hungarians. In 2010, Pécs was selected to be the European Capital of Culture sharing the title together with Essen and Istanbul.

The Zsolnay Light Festival at the City of  Pécs won the title of Qualified European Festival, the one of the most sophisticated European certification organizations that was justified by the EFFE -Europe for Festivals – Festivals for Europe. This year having the Zsolnay Light Festival will be the second occasion organized

The Zsolnay Light Festival brings together truly a festival venue that represent their own communities and as well the European and international relations. The criteria system focuses on how much the festival focuses on the local community, develops their creative skills, engages local organizations and citizens.

The title, the Zsolnay Light Festival also received the rating logo, which indicates that the event was recognized by the profession at European level. The festival has been added via the EFFE website to an international database containing the most important European festivals. In addition, the Zsolnay Light Festival is competing for the Great European Festival Prize, which represents an even higher level on the international palette. Winning the festival certification is a huge joy for the city and gives further impetus to even continue the ongoing quality work at a higher level.

The Zsolnay Light Festival brings together truly a festival venue that represent their own communities and as well the European and international relations. The criteria system focuses on how much the festival focuses on the local community, develops their creative skills, engages local organizations and citizens.

The title, the Zsolnay Light Festival also received the rating logo, which indicates that the event was recognized by the profession at European level. The festival has been added via the EFFE website to an international database containing the most important European festivals. In addition, the Zsolnay Light Festival is competing for the Great European Festival Prize, which represents an even higher level on the international palette.

The high-quality art represents a new festival in Pécs, and have a significant impact on the local, national and international levels. Furthermore, in the future other events would be drawing attention to the city on the Hungarian map.

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The 4th International Day of Yoga and 3rd Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India

June, 23 till 24 2018.

The 4th International Day of Yoga & 3rd Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India is coming up again thanks to the awesome support, initiative by Indian Embassy in Hungary.

On June 21, we celebrate International Yoga Day worldwide.

The following the successes of the past three years, the Hungarian Embassy in India working together with local prominent yoga schools with different programs to draw attention to the health conscious life style among the people who follow India’s traditions, all the arts, both in the field of ancient healing.

The festival will be rolling in throughout 21 cities in Hungary! It will be a Week-End full of Yoga, Indian Dance, Music, Food, Henna and much more! Do not be surprised in the cities below when hearing traditional music from India.

Here are the cities to join Enjoy – Yoga: Saturday, June, 23. at the Margaret Island Athletic Center (Margitszigeti Atlétikai Centrum) – Budapest. Outside the Capital same timing at different cities from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. may join the Yoga Festival at the following venues: Alsóörs, Balatonfüred, Békécsaba, Eger, Esztergom, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Nagykanizsa, Nagykőrös, Nyíregyháza, Somogyvámos (Krisna Valley), Sopron, Szeged, Szentendre, Veszprém and Zalakaros.

Sunday,  June, 24.,  the Yoga goes on at  the cities of: Pécs, Sárvár, Debrecen and Győr during: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During this year’s holiday series, local yoga schools will showcase the ancient practice of yoga, which has a Common Protocol called Yoga. The program is jointly Ankita Sood yoga expert who worked in the local schools of yoga, who is the Embassy of India, Yoga expert delegate to Budapest.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will send two ensemble this year’s festival; 10-member Namame Gange Bharatnatyam Society and 10-member Manipuri Folk Dance Group.

NamameGange Bharatnatyam dance troupe perform a dramatic choreography of India’s holiest river, the Ganges what has been revered as sacred since ancient times and is culturally dominant for the whole of India. The topic of the lecture India and Hungary symbolic cultural integration via the two rivers, the Danube and the historic holy Ganges.

Manipuri folk dance group – Cholet Pung, which is a big artistic rarities and specially choreographed stage show. This is the first time that North East India folk dance group coming to Hungary.

Music and dance programs, public yoga classes will be organized by the Indian Embassy of the aforementioned cities across the country. There will be Bollywood film screenings as well. Indian art in high levels experienced Hungarian artists are also included in the series of programs

To participate at any of the a/m cities is free of charge. Everyone who already practise Yoga and the newcomers, interested in the India traditional culture are more than welcome.

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Actores Alidos | Galanías – Sardinian women’s songs – Budapest

Actores Alidos | Galanías – Sardinian women’s songs

June, 9. 2018. 8 p.m.

Várkert Bazár  District, I.,  2-6. Ybl Miklós Square  Budapest

Within the framework of the Budapest Cappella Festival and the HaHó Europe, Tradition Month or the Heritage Connections, the Várkert Bazár on stage is the Actores Alidos female singing ensemble.

In Sardinia, the term “galanìas” is used for beautiful, precious things. The Actores Alidos Choir, led by Valeria Pilia, wants to emphasize the cultural value of the singing of singing women with this new music initiative. The female vocal is recognized not only by its harmonious and performing beauty, but also by the valuable and unparalleled performance of the community also because of its role as a substitute social role, as it accompanies all phases of life, from birth to death. The secular women were singing with intent not to act, but from a deeply rooted need: in raising the cradle of their children, in religious ceremonies, in the farewells of the dead but singing at work, they sang to suppress loneliness and illness to entertain the children to recall their passionate love and with cheerful, funny lines to ease everyday hard work.

The band members are: Valeria Pilia, Elisa Marongiu, Roberta Locci, Valeria Parisi, Diana Puddu, Orlando Mascia

To visit the concert is free of charge.

Update Aggie Reiter