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Running for 2018 Academy Award – Foreigner film – On Body and Soul – Director Ms. ldikó Enyedi

Source: Inforg-M&M Film Kft

Hungarian slaughterhouse love story last year at Europe’s first major cinema showcase won top prize “Golden Bear” at Berlin film festival with On Body and Soul.

The drama by Ildiko Enyedi, was one of four female film-makers in competition, features graphic scenes in an abattoir set against the budding romance of two people who share a recurring dream.

This year was announced in L.A. by the American film academy that has nominated Ildikó Enyedi’s romantic drama On Body and Soul for this year’s Academy Award for best foreign language film… so keeping all our fingers crossed!

Hopefully, the movie will be screened to the Academy members in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and London, in order to enable to  see it in advance as possible.

in the previous years Hungary won the Oscar in the category first in 1982 with István Szabó’s – “Mephisto” and in 2016 with László Nemes Jeles’  – “Son of Saul” – Holocaust Drama.

 

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The winter season continues rolling along the wine-growing areas of Badacsony

Lake Balaton is the largest Sweetwater and shallowest lake in Central Europe.  Approximately two-hour drive from Budapest. Balaton wine region is one of the seven larger wine regions of Hungary.

Lake Balaton besides being an attractive holiday resort, also a wine region of ten thousand hectares.  Before wine became a tourist attraction in its own right, Lake Balaton … the Hungarian Sea was the holiday location in Hungary… it serves every possible recreational for the need, sailing, bathing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, sightseeing around castles and nature reserves. Highlights offering private Wine Day Tours and Balaton Wine and Sailing Tours.

As for the latest newsflash, starting on January, 20.

Hit the road … rolling along to the Wine Routing event organized by the Badacsony Céh Tourism Association that will resume by means of an exemplary combination of wine growing, restaurants and accommodation in the wine region, where, from January, 20.  – June, 15 wine tasting and dining opportunities will be offered by other wine-growers and/or restaurants from week-to-week.

Hit the road … rolling along to Wine Routing. The Badacsony Wine Exploring Tour A Good Adventure in the Valley of the Vulcans“, organized this year for the 12th occasion. From year-to-year became more popular since from the beginning participating 10 cellars, this year 21
cellars participation have joined the program and most guests arriving to the region connecting their stay with other adventures on the spot. Badacsony and its surroundings are an attractive destination for wintering and spring.

The Badacsony Guild Association has nearly 200 members, including wine-growers, wine cellars, restaurants, entrepreneurs and other tour operators, as well as the local governments of the destination as: Badacsonytomaj, Badacsonytördemic, Szigliget, Ábrahámhegy who have realized that they can be more efficient by joining forces. The “tangible”results of more than 10 years of contemplation and collaboration include the Badacsony’s exclusive wine tasting arriving to the New York Café – Budapest on April 14. The three main wine-growing regions of the wine region, hitting the routes on the „Bortriatlon” Wine Triatlon, the playful race  featuring: the „Szürkebarát” Tour on May, 12-13, the Blooming „Kéknyelű” on June, 2-3 and the Riesling Vacations on October, 13-14. On May, 20, Pentecost Sunday awaiting the love couples to the “Rózsakő” Rosewood again for the traditional Pentecost engagement, which is an unforgettable experience not only for couples. Wine prepared named from this region may sound for foreigners like the home planets of superheroes, but that is the unique of the Hungarian language.

The most brilliant example of co-reflection and co-operation is serving the comfy way to visit by the visitors  touring by the use of  the hop-on hop-off  Badacsony Regional Bus operated by the Association, will be running again from spring, with an expanding schedule to serve guests reaching the wine cellars and so forth. The Association has been working on providing guided tours for several years, this tour starts on the 1st of April this year with a „Moonlight Tour” and a special tour for almost every week-end until December, 1.2018.

The Balaton area produces mostly crisp and aromatic white wines, though the southern shore is producing an increasing amount of reds. Badacsony is just about the only place in the country that grows „Kéknyelű”… an indigenous grape which is difficult to grow and  slightly disappeared … which is being resurrected by a few dedicated wine makers. The  wine advantures shoots off with Istvády Workshop on 6 p.m. on January, 20. (well recomended to be on the spot).

Detailed info.: www.badacsony.com

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The Best Wines of Badacsony Region in Budapest!

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The best wine producers from the North area  of Lake Balaton arrived to Budapest to the New York Palace Café to show their best wines for wine lovers. The event was organized by the organizer of  the Badacsony Guild Association for Tourism.

Badacsonytomaj, the region’s center was awarded the “Grapes and Wine International City” 30 years ago. This title has been focused to produce  since then the best of the wines.  On this occasion the old wines of the Badacsony winemaker personally filled with fresh and old vintages the great wines to the professional partners and wine-lovers glasses.

It was a fine time  for the visitors to get acquainted with the producers, wine makers  receive answers to their questions directly  from these professionals.  The scale of wine makers arrived from smaller wineries to the largest ones. Also were present from the handicraft producers up to the largest cellars. Everyone was able to taste the wines offered by them from the Badacsony wine country.  The wine tasting was pre-qualification by a committee composed of blind wine-tasting course, in order to offer and treat guests at the event.

The producers in connection with the 30-year anniversary this year the cellars brought their hidden treasures, including museum wines.

As last year, master classes enrich the event, which took place by well-known experts. Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. professional partners and media representatives  accepted the wineries invitation, and thereafter the door was open to all the wine lovers  with entrance tickets for an exclusive tasting.

The event was enriched by the own-produced  seasoned dried crunchy, crispy fruits and veggies in special processing by Ms. Bella (bellabadacsony.hu) These products are available at the Badacsony – Káptalantóti Market  and a local homemade cheese producer’s offers. Also the famous Renaissance mouth-watering Pálinka from Badacsony was present in tasting.

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St Ephraim Gregorian Male Choir – St. Stephen Basilica – Budapest

Orthodox  Easter Concert –  Church Music  – Professional chamber choir!

Saturday, April, 22. 2017.

8 p.m.

St. Stephen Basilica District, V., 1. Szent István Square

Saint Ephraim Georgian Male Choir celebrates their 15th birthday this year. The invitation goes out to all locals,  foreigners, tourist staying in Budapest to enjoy the refreshing and enchanting realm of Byzantine music. The venue goes perfectly to the evening’s concert held at the St Stephen’s Basilica. Within the framework of the sixth season of the ORIENTALE LUMEN series this coming week-end the unique Georgian male choir will fill the air at the St. Stephan Basilica.  The outstanding vocal group „Iberi” … in ancient times Georgia was called Iberia … performing in Hungary for the first time. They are already on UNESCO’s list of Oral and Intangible Masterpieces of Humanity.

Blokes in black coats and boots, with rows of cartridges on their chests, long knives on their belts. Not an invasion force, but singers. Gorgeously rich, shifting blocks of improvise harmony, sometimes with wild, crowing falsetto over the growling bases and soaring tenors.

As Georgian culture has become more city-centred and pop-influenced its unique polyphonic singing has been seen as threatened, and apart from Easter folk songs will sing pieces of Boksay, Ljudkevics, Ligeti and Zombola.

Saint Ephraim Male Choir was founded in 2002 in Georgia. Specialized in Greek, Russian and Hungarian Byzantine music. To-day, it is the most acclaimed vocal group, renowned for their quality performances. The exceptional abilities of its members enables indeed the choir to choose from a wide selection of repertoire. They have sung together with such well-known performers as the King’s Singers, Márta Sebestyén, the Budapesti Festival Orchestra and the choir of the Moscow Patriarch, furthermore in the presence of the Moroccan princess – Lalla Salma.

Tickets for Adult: 3500HUF … Student/Pensioner 2500HUF. Purchase via http://www.jegymester.hu or on the spot.

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Get Closer with Daniel Melingo the King of Tango!

Daniel Melingo joining Lalo Zenelli, Romain Lecuyer,Facundo Torres,Rodrigo Guerra
Melingo the sound of Tango from Buenos Aires

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Wednesday, April, 19. 2017. – 8.p.m.

District, XII.,  18, Csörsz street – Budapest

Melingo is the legend of Melingo, the main protagonist in a life sometimes too intense, which had, inevitably, to lead to the tango. To be Melingo must simply be the one,  must walk the streets sniffing out poetry like a bloodhound. One must dance like a whip and sing like a scar. Melingo is major musician. He studied at a Conservatoire but retains little of that institution. He was … and always will be … a furious adventurer, fevered, hallucinating. A bohemian of Buenos Aires and so of the world. We can call him Maestro because he has achieved simplicity. Nothing more natural than the roaring fire of its tangos. Santa Milonga pulverizes the barriers between the sacred and the profane. These songs hold as much adoration as irreverence. There is a truckload of orthodoxy and tons of heresy. There is excess and beauty. Love and mockery. Melingo enters the high places of River Plate music without knocking. The gates open as he passages for he has won himself the right to play with the law of tango.

Be ready for pure tango with the production of “The wonderful madness of Melingo.”

Tickets on the spot.

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“GoBoating” – Rowing on Lake Balaton – 2017.

 

“GoBoating” program  – Sailing with association – 2017.

Thursday, June, 8. 2017, the Association nationally organizes an open day called “GoBoating” which is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the 8-14 year-old children to sailing and sailing with the association’s and schools, as possible close to where they live to learn the beautiful and increasingly popular sport of basics.

Last year, 15 locations, 32 schools, 1407 children participated in this highly successful sport promotion program.

The Hungarian Sailing Association this year having the opportunity in its effort to help the clubs with primarily marketing materials with custom logo.

Of course, it is possible to join the program later, but in the case of the preparation of custom marketing materials will no longer be available having the time to issue.

For those individuals interested in the program  needed in filling out the form below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WCgyeMDN5gE3Esqb0PP3nT8fz6XPtji4wqfYRgrdMLU

Source – Hunsail

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Gyula Pálinka Festival Upon Us – 2017.

Excellent City offers  its Excellent Pálinka!

April, 27 – 30 . 2017.

Don’t believe it, then roll over Gyula!

Although there are many tourist destinations in Hungary which are widely welcoming visitors from near and far, it is an excellent opportunity to ahead, to spend,  to stay … Visit Gyula … even for a short time and enjoy beside the historical sights to attend at the Gyula Palinka Festival, when and where Gyula becomes the capital of the pálinka. The  finest pálinka makers gather in one place, to show what it is like the bottled ripe fruit pálinka.

The Hungarian fruit pálinka is part of the culture and is one of the main shoots in the Hungarian gastronomy –  is not a coincidence to rose to the rank hungarikum.  Visit Gyula between April, 27 – 30  and find out by yourself with friends in company the mouthwatering friuty flavors at its decorative garden at the Castle of Gyula which houses the country’s finest pálinka. In addition, of course, there will be no shortage of delicous dishes as well served by creators from among the best in the country. To have a drink of good pálinka goes absolutely with the gastronomic delights on the spot. The atmosphere on the 3 days event well-known performers and popular groups, bands will be providing cool concerts, ensuring superb entertainment. At least one good reason  beside a bunch of others to spend fine time at Gyula.

Good Pálinka – Good Food – Good Music … what else is needed  to rest awhile and enjoy by the locals, other visitors arriving from other parts of Hungary  and foreigner visitors to spend time out on a long week-end at the City of Gyula.

Day-By-Day programs:

Friday, Ápril, 28. „Gates” open at 2 p.m. – ticket validation

3 p.m. – Aranykalász Folk Dance Group show by Pécska – Minority Traditional Association.

3 p.m. – Tour from the Castle’s garden by Pálinka Knights of orders to the 100 year old confectionery.

5 p.m. – Kartago band live concert

7.30 p.m. – Official opening – Transfer of Capital Key

8 p.m. – Magna Cum Laude live concert.

11 p.m. – Feró Nagy and Beatrice concert.

Saturday, April, 29. 0.30 a.m. – Retro Disco DJ autumn

10 a.m. Gates open – ticket validation

11 a.m. – Róna Zither Orchestra, Dorobanţi

Noontime – Körös and „Erkel Ferenc” local elementary school art of dance

1 p.m. – Grofó Kis concert

1.30 p.m. – Commercial Contest – Brillante 2017 – Pálinka distillery award ceremony, Ceremonial Hall – City Hall.

2 p.m. – Körös and „Erkel Ferenc” local elementary school art of dance

3 p.m. – Jolly and Suzy concert

4.30 p.m. – International and privat mandeta distilleries contest – Brillante Pálinka – 2017 award ceremony, Ceremonial Hall – City Hall.

7 p.m. Concert – Róbert Szikora with R-GO band

9.30 p.m. Concert – Bori Péterfy & Love Band

11 p.m. – Retro Disco – DJ Józsi Kovács

Sunday, April, 30. 10 a.m. Gates open – ticket validation.

10.30 a.m. – Pálinka Cup – Regional Archery Competition

10.30 a.m. – Quiz time … sights in Gyula led by Ilona Mészáros and Éva Mikus.

11 a.m. – Kolompos joint show

1 p.m. – Children’s show with Nightingale band

2 p.m. – Laci Gáspár concert

3 p.m. – Róna Zither Orchestra, Dorobanţi

5 p.m. – Clement concert

8 p.m. – Magdi Rúzsa Concert

9.30 p.m. – Antovszki Band

Choose from the enormous variety of Pálinka

Patrons of the event:

Dr. Ernő Görgényi – Mayor of Gyula

Dr. László Kulcsár – President National Agricultural Chamber Békés County

Dr. József Kovács – Member of Parliament

 

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