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Craft Beer Festival @ City of Gyula – Hungary – 2019

Gyula Castle Garden

Várkert  Street – Gyula

Opens each day from 3 p.m.

Just within a week from  June, 7-10. 2019 the City of Gyula will hold for the second time the Craft Beer Festival.  During these four days, artisan masterpieces and street food will not just in the air but at the fingertips of the  locals and foreigners arriving to the venue.

Mark the dates cause Beer and Music are tailored with each other.

At the festival, 25 small-scale breweries will to offer for the thirsty ones to taste hundreds of craft beer. As it turned out, a total of 215 specimens were nominated for the competition, among others from Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia and Belgium. The items were judged by an international jury. This year, not only draft beers on the tap, but also in bottled form will be presented. Many of them are specially made for the visitors to take home some and enjoy the tastes later on. Most of these beers will be coming around next year so do not miss to be there this year. There will be during the festival gift box packaging for those who wish to share and/or give the products as a gift.

The “Central European Beer Awards-2019” Beer Competition was announced as an accompanying event for the festival, for small breweries and home-made brewers.

The essential music festivals program will not be missing the day’s live music concerts that will highlight the evenings mood to the event.

Maybe not too many people know, but Gyula has a tradition of making beer for three centuries. Not yet have not tried/taste the local beers then it is your time to do so.

The City of Gyula is one of the most popular tourist destination, all year around the healing thermal spa, the attractions and the gastronomy definitely worth to visit Gyula!

Advance purchase tickets are sold out, there are only day tickets available on the spot!

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Lindsey Stirling dazzling violinist @ Budapest 2019

Lindsey Stirling – violinist … dazzling artist – above average talent … is no secret to be the 21st century’s most innovative star. She will be returning to Hungary with her super concert  from 8 p.m. on October, 7. 2019 at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

Lindsey Stirling’s headline tours played to a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide.

In 2017, Lindsey released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter and most probably melodies will be on her list at the concert.

Throughout the year on music channels thousands-and-thousands listen to her sophisticated violin playing.

To Lindsey’s  Budapest concert fans may purchase their tickets in several available packages:

VIP1 package – Meet & Greet Experience – price:91429HUF

One premium seat in the first 3 rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Meet Lindsey! Say hello and snap a photo with Lindsey before the show

Invitation to The Lindsey Stirling Pre-Show Party, featuring;

Private performance by Lindsey Stirling o Q&A with Lindsey Stirling

Interactive party games & photo opportunities

Party snacks & refreshments

Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

VIP2 package – Pre-Show Experience – price:57065HUF

One premium seat in the first (4-7) rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Invitation to The Lindsey Stirling Pre-Show Party, featuring;

Private performance by Lindsey Stirling

Q&A with Lindsey Stirling o Interactive party games & photo opportunities

Party snacks & refreshments • Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

VIP3 package – Seamless Package – price:43.405 HUF

One premium seat in the first (8-15) rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

Tickets are already out from May, 10.  and can be obtained through

Tourist, foreigners to be staying at this time of the year in Budapest may also purchase their tickets to the coming concert in advance before they are sold out.

Update Aggie Reiter

The Art of ZEMA – “Garden of Eden” 2019.

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ZEMA Jewelry House held within the showroom  presenting the latest collection  “Garden of Eden” at the Vajdahunyad Castle just steps from the Hero Square – Budapest.  This time, the ZEMA jewelry collection, inspired by wild flowers in Hungary. The  exhibition  brought the attention to the audience to nearly 400.

The first pieces of Zema Royal’s collection that open a new chapter in the brand’s life, with 18-carat gold brilliantly chiseled porcelain jewelry.

The products of the ZEMA porcelain jewelry house consist of self-designed and executed pieces, which are made by in the family house of the family enterprise. The specialty of the brand is that each piece of the unique form and pattern range praises the work of porcelain-making professionals.

The ZEMA’s own designs, the initial forms are made by sculptors, and then decorated by painters and porcelain painters. The premium quality jewelry is a trademark of 21 carat gold and 23 carat platinum. The brand’s product range also includes the prominent role of Hungarian culture and tradition, which reflects the specific underlying content and purpose of the collections. As a result, ZEMA won the National Value in 2014. In 2017, the domestic brand introduced at the New York Fashion Week.

The ZEMA brand has been well-received at several international exhibitions, such as Birmingham Autumn Fair, JCK Las Vegas and Bijorcha Paris, and has participated in the Essence International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week.  ZEMA has also been successful on the Saudi Arabian and Azerbaijan business forum. ZEMA’s international distributors can be found in Austria, England, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, and the Canary Islands.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Luis Fonsi VIDA on World Tour – Budapest Sport Arena – 2019

Luis Fonsi is coming to Hungary again and is looking forward to his Budapest concert. He gave a successful concert in Budapest Park two years ago. Probably,  the biggest pop hit of the past few years is Despacito and on August, 17, will fill the house head-to-toe swaying in latin music at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

The Latin Grammy award-winning Puerto Rican singer  will give a real large-scale fiesta boosts to the Hungarian audience and encourage them to dance to his hits. As it turned out, the singer will visit a Hungarian gym and a local restaurant before the concert.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter is one of the best-known performers of Latin music. Until now, over 20 years of his career, his albums have become gold and platinum in many countries  such as: Mexico, Spain, United States, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela), and he has also received the Latin Grammy.

He wrote himself in the history of music in 2017 when Daddy Yankee released his song Despacito, became a world-wide success.

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THE QUARRYMEN – John Lennon’s first band @ Eger – 2019

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The Quarrymen band arrived to Hungary to attend at the 4th year anniversary of the Beatles Museum on the Egri Road in the City of Eger – Hungary. In the Middle East European region at Eger stands the one-and-only Beatles museum.

John Lennon’s first band “The Quarrymen” with Colin Hanton, Len Garry, Rod Davis, Ches Newby gave their first concert in Hungary on the 12th of May at the Gárdonyi Géza Theater in Eger.

Previously to the concert, a press conference was held in the Hotel Korona Eger assembly hall, members went back in time and spoke about their own and common memories  rolling back to the first days before the birth of the Beatles.

At the beginning the memories were dripping, but in a wink time came upon surface to eachother and spoke about those joint memories when playing music together and how they spent their free-time in the old days. Gábor Peterdi showed the members the leaflet published for this occasion: “THE QUARRYMEN … on the Road to Egri Road”. The musicians with much surprise eagerly were looking at the leafing shown at the press conference. It was prepared by graphic comic Csaba Mester  for hosting the band on this occasion.  The text was by Gábor Peterdi within Hungarian and English version. The leaflet is numbered and available at the Beatles museum.  The leaflet is only a one time occasionally published.

After the Quarrymen storytellers, Gábor Peterdi – owner of the Beatles Museum escorted the Lads around the Museum where they admired and were deeply impressed by the huge collection and a bunch of rare relics. They also recognized …  enjoyed seeing some items they were also familiar from way back  and brought  memos of those happy days, also not to mention the quantity of all sort of items gathered by the museum. Thereafter, jointly unveiled the newest relics … a portrait of John Lennon with his original signature brought by the members of the Quarrymen to enrich museum collections.

During Lads two-day stay at Eger, visited deputy major – Botond Rázsó at the City Hall, thereafter came a tour to the minaret, the Basilica and on their way met with fans and signed countless autographs and posed for photos as well. Was a  day to remember for Beatles fans meeting the pre-Beatles members.

On Sunday, May, 12 the Liverpool Quartet visited the Szépasszony Valley, where they tasted the well-known Egri Bikavér and the other Eger wine specialties. The Hungarian lunch was very tasty for each of them, especially that the real Gulyás – “Gulash” had never been tasted by them.

Reaching the afternoon, at four o’clock, after a short soundcheck, the program continued with a one-hour concert. Almost every song filled the theater that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison played in those early. Durinbg the afternoon, Part2 The BlackBirds, an internationally acclaimed Hungarian ensemble played Beatles tunes and continued ended up by the two bands singing together “Twenty Flight Rock” the song of Paul McCartney. With this song Len Garry proposed to enter John Lennon’s band .

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

“Fare Cinema” – Italian Film Review 2019 @ Budapest

Fare Cinema  – “The Profession of the Photographers” Italian Film Review

 May, 20 – 28. 2019.

For the second time this year the “Fare Cinema”  the Italian Film Institute, organizes the Italian Film Festival with the Uránia National Film Theater.   The event was initiated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched last year with the aim that foreign institutions for diplomatic and cultural networks for promoting Italian cinema.

This year between May, 20 to 28, some of the famous representatives of the Italian film industry will visit the Hungarian capital again, the film director – Pippo Mezzapesa and director and film critic – Mario Sesti will join the “Fare Cinema.  For  overview see Uránia National Theater’s site:

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News! Pre-Beatles “The Quarrymen” @ Eger/ Hungary.

Here we go …  continuing as indicated …

The Quarrymen, an early incarnation of The Beatles, playing for the first time in Hungary.

This coming week-end!

Sunday May, 12, 2019. 

4 p.m. @ Gardonyi Géza Theater – Eger/Hungary.

7 August 1957 is commonly believed to be the first date The Quarrymen played at the soon-to-be-legendary venue. At the time being was the breeding ground for them. Colin Hanta, Len Garry and Rod Davis in the late fifties formed the band with John Lennon’s idea of what a noble simplicity as Quarrymen band name after the Quarry Bank High School.

And the Quarrymen eventually evolved into the Beatles. In the begining they began to play skiffle, the ragtag mix of American blues and early rock ‘n’ roll that captivated English youth in the mid-50’s. In 1997 the reunited Quarrymen released a CD, “Get Back … Together” featuring “Blue Moon of Kentucky” … “Whole Lotta Shakin”‘ and other songs from the band’s skiffle origins … And the rest is HISTORY!

To hear and be a part of the legendary pre-Beatles the Quarrymen ain’t possible “all you have to do” be present at the Gardonyi Géza Theater at Eger where the original lads from the Beatles will give a concert and share stories from their first steps as they came together.

The Hungarian BlackBirds! will also play Beatles hits at the concert.

Time is running, in less than 4 days the concert is on! Choose your seat before the tickets will be sold out:

… Looking back to the previous update:

P.S. All European countries Beatles Fans are more than welcomed to this one time concert and visiting The Beatles Museum on the Egri Road at Eger!

Update Aggie Reiter