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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

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

Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool – musical biographical documentary 2019

Miles – The Genius far miles beyond his era!

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, visionary, and most of all in so many different waves of music he did. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial.

Coming to cinemas in Hungary from the end of August, gives an insight into Miles Davis’s life and career, based on his own words and autobiography of the music and pop culture icon. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. Birth of the Cool lays out the complicated personal history and game changing musical revolutions of the jazz legend, and admirably tries to cover it all into a two-hour documentary. Directed By: Stanley Nelson – Runtime:115 minutes.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.
The film’s debut at the cult Sundance Film Festival has seen unprecedented archive footage and personalized conversations with friends and co-creators portray the portrait of Miles Davis, for whom art was everything. Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Carlos Santana, or Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the names of world-renowned musicians who have been named for their landmark compilation record for Davis’ revolutionary arrangement.

English-American subtitled film portraits convey the Urania National Film Theater in Budapest, for the first time on

August, 30 at 8 p.m.

In addition, it will be featured at many other locations throughout the country,  distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

Update Aggie Reiter

Japanese antique children’s kimono exhibition – Budapest – 2019

9 -25/10/2019.

House of Traditions –  László Maácz Gallery

1011 District I., 8. Corvin Square – Budapest

Exhibition Opening – Monday,  4 p.m.  September,  9, 2019.

In September, a special exhibition arrives to the House of Traditions. The Japanese Antique Children’s Exhibition, featuring approx. 40 pieces of kimono arrives  along with the Japan Foundation colored children’s toys. The exhibition will be opened by Anikó Lévai.

On  Saturday, September, 21., the exhibition will be held in conjunction with the program by Sowa Kimono Gakuin at the Heritage House – Theater Hall, which will also hold an interesting kimono show.

Update Aggie Reiter

Kemenes confectionery and bistro open @ Budapest

 

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The third shop of the Kemenes family business was opened last Sunday.  The flavors of home made – Kemenes confectionery is from now on at the fingertips for locals and mostly for foreigners to be aquainted within the Hungarian flavors of cakes and a light lunch at the newly open bistro in the neighborhood area of the Great Market Hall, District IX., 9. Vámház Blvd. Budapest.

The company earned its fame in less than a decade. They opened their first confectionery in 2015. Besides the sweets and cakes the newest unit offers hot meals to its visitors, making it the perfect place for both a cup of coffee. The philosophy of Kemenes is to create a familiar atmosphere and serve “home-cooked” food made only from natural ingredients without any preservatives, flavor enhancer or bulking agent.

Edith Kemenes, the founder of the company manages the business with the help of her twon daughters, Tímea and Noémi, and the love for cooking and baking was passed on to her  granddaughters as well. Besides the traditionally home-made cakes, like the Gerbeaud slice or apple pie, modern confectionery like macarons, cheesecake and mousse can be found on the menu of the new Kemenes unit, as well as light meals, perfect for lunch.

The brand’s inspiring story started when during the Great Recession Edith, who was then in her 50’s, was forced to find a new path in life after her previous business went bankrupt. She has always loved cooking and baking and has always received compliments, so when she had to set a new goal, she decided to open a confectionery where visitors can taste the flavors of home. Her two daughters, a lawyer and a teacher are actively helping their mother ever since she started. “Family is the most important thing for us, we have a strong sense of belonging – our entire family lives on the same land in separate buildings and Sunday lunches are sacred and inviolable for us. This is something that we always make time for, even in this fast-paced world” – told Edith, who is very proud of her daughters and grandchildren. The Kemenes
family is confident that the Vámház boulevard shop will soon be as popular with the audience as the other two units, and they are already planning on opening another confectionery in the Buda district.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Ten days to come – Valley of Arts Festival – Hungary

This year Valley of Arts Festival is celebrating its 29th year in continuing the event as the largest multi-art event in Hungary!

Valley of Arts  event will take place between July, 19-28. 2019 at three neighbor villages of Kapolcs, at Taliándörögd and at Vigántpetend.

All the events and concerts listed in participating can only be accessed by visitors with valid wristbands. A number of stages differing in size and genre at these venues.

Just for the notice … the Valley of Arts reserves the right to change the event line-up in certain cases. For instance, in case of bad weather, events will be stopped and will be continued once weather conditions allow it.  To ease information of the programs  whereabouts,  can be followed by mobile app to receive the latest Valley updates. English-speaking Valley staff will be on the spot for guidance if needed. For locals and tourist visiting the event for several days keep in mind to book accommodation in advance at szallas@muveszetekvolgye.hu. There are  nearby accommodation capacity but they  are limited, make sure you book in time. The catering is easy to trace as well. To get around with the “Csigabusz – Csiga Bus” as the official Valley transportation, which runs all day between the Valley and nearby villages.

Use of the “Csiga” bus is free of charge having valid wristbands, follow the buses within the app as showing the exact time of running. For further information visit http://www.muveszetekvolgye.hu. The website has English language information as well.

Update Aggie Reiter