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100-member Gypsy Band – 35th Anniversary Gala Concert @ Budapest

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Sunday, February, 9. 2020. – 7 p.m.

Budapest Sports Arena

Had on your mind to get into the Gypsy music? Well a great opportunity to spend the evening enjoying the real Hungarian Gypsy Music.

Since its inception, the 100-member Gypsy Orchestra has garnered international acclaim and love from audiences, and has performed tirelessly around the world. The group was established 35 years ago, the world-famous troupe is a classical symphony orchestra. A unique group of its own musical formation in the world. They traveled to Africa, America, Asia, Australia, many European cities, where held more than a thousand concerts.

At the large-scale concert brings the mood to the festive season. Along side the 100-member gypsy group will perform Margit Bango Kossuth award winner icon, Anita Masa artist, Béla Berki – Monti’s Czardas, also Artisjus award & Hungarian Radio Singing Competition specialty and Csaba Jakab internationally recognized talent from Transylvania.

By-the-way, this a superb opportunity especially for the foreigners staying in Budapest to catch up with the real Hungarian Gypsy Music, not to mention a great memory of adventure to take home from Hungary. Photos share by kusette. To make  sure to to have a seat, check through internet and/or at the ticket office on the spot.

Here is a Teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD2W2gtev-E&feature=emb_title

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The Bükk GeoPark Center and Guesthouse was handed over @ Bükkszentkereszt

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András Rácz – Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Máriusz Révész – Active Government Commissioner Responsible for Hungary, Mrs. Rónai – Director of the Bükk National Park jointly opened the GeoPark Center and Guesthouse at Bükkszentkereszt in the Bükk Region and Júlia Nagy -Head of Department
Bükk National Park Directorate – Department of Communication and Ecotourism.

The Minister of State for Environmental Affairs at the official opening that a significant part of Hungary’s territory is protected internationally, in about ten percent. In addition to this a number of national parks and protected area conservation area. Also added the number of Eco-Tourism facilities of the National Park Directorates has increased significantly in recent years and that more and more exhibition sites are being visited. It is the second highest settlement in Hungary.

The Bükk National Park Directorate pays great attention to conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment to the fore and Eco-Tourism in the use of environmentally friendly solutions, awareness raising and increasing the environmental awareness of visitors.The 43,000 hectares of the National Park are home to many unique habitats and the richness and diversity of the species living there. Everyone knows the pupil violets, fragrant plants, a messenger to the Season of Spring on its way. Only place in Europe here in the Bükk Mountains can find the yellow color violet. The plant survived the ice age.  The first instrument of humanity was unearthed in this area. In the heart of the Bükk Mountains, Bükk Region GeoPark was established in the summer of 2017. This guesthouse offers a direct experience in natural values. Wish to target mainly families and groups of friends visit Bükk who want a higher standard of accommodation. A distinctive feature of the Bükk Region Geopark is that, unlike other GeoParks, karst phenomena are predominant in its area. A significant number of Geo locations arose of the karst, and beyond the region appeared unique geological values developed by people. These are aged from the volcanic operations , such as cave houses dug out of tufa or a beehive. Closing presentation she underlined  calling visitors all-year-around open to enjoy the beauty of nature in and-around the venues.

As told they place a lot of emphasis on GeoPark Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Heritage Tourism and least but not least Gastronomy Tourism. Package for tourist who wish to spend time as a day tripper on route Geo-Cultural may discover the ages from way back history. As the GeoPark title is primarily a tool for regional and economic development and important to involve the local population in the work.  Within the creation of the GeoPark Center and the birth of GeoPark Guesthouse making huge strides in tourism in the area. The GeoPark Guesthouse  has been designed to accommodate in double and quadruple rooms with a capacity of 28 and with additional bed a total of 35 people. The building complex has sauna and gym for those who wish to relax after their day in discovering the sights. Also to enjoy the roundabouts, in the  winter season of snowfalls sleds await guests in renting these devices. In the winter, sledges available to rent by guests. The guesthouse is also be open for various training communities. The rooms loose in feeling being near to the GeoLand because the wall murals reminding of  caves, stones and colors indicating where they are. GeoParks play an important role in the economic development of the protected area. Local farmers and local products generating micro, small and medium enterprises to strengthen the market position of supporting the development of their market access programs.  It plays a very important role in the management of mountain meadows of grazing.

Ending the official ceremony Product Trademark titles have been handed over to local hand-made producer of 15  within 45 products were granted the rights for trademark use. As the GeoPark title is primarily a tool for regional and economic development, it was very important to involve the local population in our mutual mission.  Visitor and foreigners are welcomed to this unique area to get to know the region’s natural flavors and their hand-crafted products.

Ms. Ágnes Kárpáti talked about their result of the cross between Carpathian “borzderes cattle” breeds with the cattle from the Alpine. This cattle offers several options like outstanding beef meat and dairy products. As part of the Carpathian borzderes gene preservation sample program explore not only the animal keepers, but also embraces the borzderes kind of promotion, especially in development of culinary means. The cows live on a non-chemical pasture. Herbs are also on their natural plate, eating the greenies and found in their milk and dairy preoducts.

Mentioning a couple of exhibitors on the spot: The Pély Tiszatáj Agricultural Company. Determinant of agricultural enterprises in the region. They are engaged in animal breeding and growing organic plants. They have been organic farming for decades. Their Trademarked product: pasta einkorn with 21 quail eggs.

Henrietta Hócza, the raw materials for her products are grown, collected and processed on the Dajka-Dűlő in Szilvásvárad, a family estate in the immediate vicinity of Natura 2000 site.Also produce home-made jams, syrups, herbs,  various grist and spices. Trademarked Products: Lace Berry – Quince Jam; Refreshing herba tea and Sea Buckthorn tea.

Nikolett Krivan “Büxirup” products have already been awarded the National Park Product Trademark. Now newer products  such as: teas and tinctures (herbal extracts) have been given the opportunity to be trademarked.

Their a/m producers products with the other 42 new trademark producers items can be soon purchased at the shops on the spot at the Bükk National Park.

Some of the pictures were taken by Attila Kozma from the Bükk National Park.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

 

FUTURE SCENES x World Science Forum @ Budapest – Hungary 2019.

Invitation from the Centrum Production – Building mapping and light painting on the facade and Danube side of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

District, V., 9. Széchenyi István Square – Budapest

20 -22. November, 2019. – 6.30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

One of the main goals of the World Science Forum, a biennial Hungarian initiative since 2003, is to provide scientifically sound answers to the global challenges facing humanity.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) has been the focal point of Hungarian science since its foundation in 1825. Its headquarters was built in the 1860s as a symbol of scientific excellence.

Centrum Production provides a flexible and up-to-date, reliable and dynamic backdrop for professional visual work using the latest technological innovations be it film projection, VJ, installations, staging, 3D building projections, light painting or film projections, producing or documenting video cut and post-production, 2D and 3D animations.

The World Science Forum series was inspired by the success of the prestigious meeting “World Conference on Science for the 21st Century: a New Commitment”, held between June, 26. to July, 1.1999 in Budapest, Hungary and convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Council for Science (ICSU), in co-operation with other partners.

Driven by the need for a forum for discussion between the scientific community and society, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in partnership with UNESCO, ICSU and AAAS established a series of follow-up events called World Science Forum, taking place biennially in Budapest.

The success of World Science Forum proves that the  original idea and intention behind this initiative is becoming a reality. Scientists, politicians, decision-makers and representatives of civil society conducted fruitful dialogue on burning issues affecting the scientific world and society simultaneously, and summed up the common tasks ahead of us.

Producers: World Science Forum Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Upon Centrum Production press release.

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World Italian Gastronomy Week – Authentic Italian Cultural Event – 2019!

There are still plenty of events during the World Italian Gastronomy Week to visit @ Budapest !

Made in Italy … Yes …  but this time the Food & Fine Wine to Gastronomy Expos are made in Budapest with Italian ingredient!

These Events bring together Italian world-renowned winemakers, chefs and industry insiders educate and inspire, meet with the producers, attend tasty dinners, taste regional products Made in Italy. There is a list of events to spend pleasure time together with friends whilst enjoying Italian food.  All you have to do is simply walkabout in Budapest to the places and discover Italy’s regions tastes and wines and last but not least, mind you there will be also film screenings .. not at any Budapest’s movie theater … but just at the Italian Culture Institution.

So here you go … watch out!

Here’s a couple of updates:

Tuesday, November, 19. … 10 a.m. – Noon – Luisa Torri, professor at the Pollenzo University of Gastronomy, Director of the Laboratory of Sensory Testing, discover the aroma of mustard as a raw material for balsamic vinegar accompanied by soft-textured Parmesan cheese. Seminar for participants with special invitation. Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street.

From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  – The “Seasoned to Taste” film screening. The audience can also learn about the problems of Arturo chef’s life. Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street. Entry is free, but need to register in advance: iicbudapest@esteri.it

Wednesday, November, 20. … 10 a.m. – Noon – Luisa Torri introduces the special taste of Parma ham, with the tasting the ham of two companies and discovering the differences between them. – Venue: Italian Cultural Institute – Venue: District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street. Participation is free, but registration is required by following the link in our email: budapest@ice.it 

From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  An interesting documentary film about Leonardo da Vinci “Leonardo and the Wine” …  500 years after his death – we get to know the genius Leonardo vineyards. After the screening, Vinci wines can be tasted. Seat reservation is need through: iicbudapest@esteri.it

Thursday, November, 21.  …  9 a.m. – Noon – The conference is organized jointly NÉBIH and will provide useful information to professionals in the hospitality industry.  There will be a wine tasting combined with the professional seminar, and in the evening wine experts and chefs can join and talk about food and wine pairing. Venue: District, II., 15/a Kis Rókus Street.  Compulsory reservation. For participants with special invitation.

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. –  Seminar on tasting Italian wines. Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Ballroom – District, V.,  9-10 Erzsébet Square. For participants with special invitation.

From 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fresh pasta with wine combinations. Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Ballroom District, V.,  9-10 Erzsébet Square. Participants with special invitation.

Friday, November, 22.  …  6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Professional Day organized for journalists and businesses operating in the tourism sector with the participation of representatives who may participate in an interactive, recipient of the senses is their journey, learn about while catching some typical Italian regions. Venue: Akadémia Italia Budapest  – District, V., 12. Szent István Square. Participants with special invitation.

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November is the Season of New Wines – Veritas Wine Shop – Budapest

VERITAS UJBOR 2019. NOV. 4.

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There is no better time than in November to taste the season’s new wine.

Veritas Wine Shop – VII. Dohány Street Budapest

The hustle and bustle of Budapest opened in early September the latest Winebar the VERITAS Winebar. On the Dohany street, catering on the street adjacent to both beverage and food choice, both in terms of interior design was really unique accent to any of the Pest world.

Monday, November, 4 afternoon awaited  guests at the VERITAS wine shop winery to taste vintages new wines of the year.

As the Martin’s Day approaching  it is an annual  gathering  for wine lovers. On the spot there were the participation of 13 wine growers  offering 33 items to taste the selection of their wines.

On the spot the 2019 new wines were in great selection of Rosé,  fragrant Irsai Olives, and the Martin Day Reds. Sensational wines, moments full of fun! Wine lovers were offered all kinds of delicacies at the tables of  Bárdos and Son Winery, Bodri Winery, Bujdosó Winery and Winery, Csány Winery / Teleki Wine Family, Dubicz Winery and Estate, Figula Winery,  Gere Tamás and Zsolt Winery, Haraszty Vineyard, Harasz Wine House and Restaurant, Szeremley Estate, Tűzkő Estate Winery, Twickel Vineyard, Villa Pátzay Vesztergombi Winery and Vylyan Winery.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Indian Film Festival in Hungary 2019.

The festival’s  goal was to promote the art and culture between India & Hungary via Indian cinema with the showcase 13 films in different Indian languages. Attended Award winning Actors and Film Makers of Indian cinema. The Indian Film Festival Hungary is an important festival that has become a great platform for cultural exchanges and mutual appreciation of cinema between India & Hungary. Over the years this festival has been opening new avenues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries and of course creating a euphoria about India in Hungary

The Indian Film Festival showcased carefully curated by Captain Rahul Sudesh Bali and organised by Indian Film Festivals Worldwide under the patronage o of the Embassy of India in Hungary. The film lovers and audiences in Budapest had the opportunity to see some great works of creative brilliance by master Indian film makers by way of these Indian movies.

The grand opening ceremony of the Indian Film Festival took place in Budapest in October in Mom Park Mall – Budapest. A lot of celebrities from both India and Hungary walked along the Red Carpet. During the 7-day Indian Film Festival was a landmark occasion in promoting cultural cooperation and spreading the fragrance of India in Budapest via cinema.

Ex-post update Aggie Reiter

MITTELCINEMAFEST – Central European Italian Film Festival @ Budapest 2019.

Here comes the 17th. ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

November 6-16. 
Eleven Days … Dolce vita!

The MITTELCINEMAFEST, jointly organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Budapest and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.

During the festival, not only the Hungarian, but foreigner audience staying, working in Budapest will have 14 brand new contemporary Italian works to see. All the Italian films in their original language with Hungarian subtitles. Many of these films already been awarded at different film festivals … such as:  the Italy’s Oscar nominee for multiple award-winning director Marco Bellocchio – The first traitor (Il traditore). Also Laura Bispuri, featured in last year’s Berlinale Tournament, will be featured and has won at several festivals – Festa do Cinema Italiano, Denver, Haifa, Hong Kong , Italian-German-Swiss movie –  My daughter (Figlia Mia)

Pushkin movie theater – Budapest
Wednesday, November, 6. – 7:30 p.m. – The first traitor (Il traditore) – Distribution of Mozinet

Thursday, November, 7. – 7.30 p.m – Law of the White Commons (La legge degli spazi bianchi)

Friday, November, 8.  – 7:30 pm – Timeless Love (Un’avventura) Guest / Ospite: Marco Danieli (director),

Saturday, November, 9. –  5.30 p.m. – Sunbeam  (SoleGuest) / Ospite: Carlo Sironi (director),

8p.m. – Bangla (Bangla) – Guest / Ospite: Phaim Bhuyan (Director)

Sunday, November, 10. –  5:30 p.m. – Maternity (MaternaL) . Guest / Ospite: Lidiya Liberman (Actress)

8 p.m. – The Champion –  (Il campione)

Monday, November, 11. – 7.30 p.m – How good would it be! (Magari)

Tuesday, November, 12. – 7:30 p.m. – Predators (La paranza dei bambini)

Wednesday, November, 13. – 7.30 p.m – Bear World in Sicily (La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia)

Thursday, November, 14. – 7:30 p.m. – Mayor of Sanità Quarter (Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità)

Friday, November, 15. – 6 p.m. – Dafne (Dafne)

8 p.m. – My daughter (Figlia mia)

Saturday, November, 16. – 7:30 pm – 5 is a perfect number (5 è il numero perfetto)

Taban Art Cinema –  Budapest
Thursday, November, 14. – 7 p.m. – Sunlight (Sole)

Friday, November, 15. – 7 p.m. – Mayor of the Sanità Quarter (Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità)

Saturday, November, 16. – 7 p.m.- Bangla  (Bangla)

During the Italian Film Week some of the films will be screened in Szeged and Debrecen as well.  Szeged at the Downtown Cinema and at the Apollo Cinema – Debrecen.

Update Aggie Reiter