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Cohenville in Budapest

11th World Leonard Cohen Festival

For the first time to be hosted in Budapest!

Budapest Jazz Club (BJC)

Through August 3 –  5. 2018.

District, XIII. 7. Hollán Ernõ Street – Budapest

On the first weekend of August, from Australia to Canada, 150 Leonard Cohen fans from over 20 countries come to Hungary to pay tribute to the Canadian poet-writer-singer-songwriter during a three-day festival.  From the Hungarian side Hungarian performers will include Mariann Falusi, Sárik Péter Trió and Budapest Klezmer Band. The fans on every even year, held annually important event, which is always held in different parts of the world.

The Leonard Cohen fans worldwide have been meeting for more than two decades, an important event in the 2016 deceased Canadian singer-songwriter lovers among life’s work, in fact, Cohen himself is often referred to these events and sent a message to the participants. Budapest Special Event station of the biennial meeting will be the 11th and the first since the legendary singer-poet-writer’s death. Most probably there are hardly folks who have not heard one of his most favorite songs … Hallelujah which will be also heard during the festival.

Pre-registration is needed in advance follow the site: https://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/budapest2018.html

The Budapest Jazz Club is the House of the Jazz Life … hosts professional events of local jazz not to mention if the audience are looking for quality entertainment they found just the right place.

Previously enjoy this superb song “The Gypsy’s Wife ”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNhS7z36_7Q  … two of my favorite persons Leonard Cohen and Natalie Wood in one video.

On the bottom line all the Lenoard Cohen songs summarizes life!

Update Aggie Reiter

„Alan Parsons Live Project” – Budapest – 2018.

„Alan Parsons Live Project”

Members of the band: Maggie Reilly- singing, David Paton – bass guitar – vocals, Calais Brown – guitar, Irving Duguid – key, Dave Stewart – drums.

November, 14 and 15. 2018. június 26.

8 p.m. MOM Sport – Budapest.

When legends meet, we can really expect magic to happen!

Probably many have the original (vinyl) and also the CD! but to hear them live will be a treat for their music lovers by bringing old memories and joy.

PILOT, ALAN PARSONS PROJECT’s music core and MAGGIE REILLY from the MIKE OLDFIELD BAND will unlock their treasure chest with their cuttings as they jointly.

There will be a 2 day concert bringing an unforgettable musical experience to the audience in the house. The super-music of the three decades, and full-scale production as powerful step towards the future CLASSIC ROCK.

Alan Parsons LIVE project – a legendary music icon – has been nominated for the Grammy Award 11 times. The sound of progressive rock. Alan Parsons, a real renaissance man and a talented musician, created the Alan Parsons project. The biggest commercial successes that met extraordinary applause, among other successes, Billboard Top 40 hits, such as “Eye in A Sky”

They have created a genre that leads generations to the life of their movie music. After a long list of “Magic”, “January”, “Just a Smile” and “Call Me Round”, PILOT has moved on to become a column member of the project. As part of the ALAN PARSONS PROJECT (APP), the PILOT rock band played on all albums from “Tales Of Mystery And Imagination” to “Stereotomy”. Leaders were with tools such as “Eye In The Sky,” “Do not Answer Me,” “Lucifer,” and “Let’s Talk About Me”and many more on both German and American charts.

Jumping into the past … „Parsons Project were an English rock band active between 1975 and 1990, whose rosters consisted of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. They were accompanied by a varying number of session musicians. Alan Parsons met Eric Woolfson in the canteen of Abbey Road Studios in the summer of 1974. Parsons had already acted as Assistant Engineer on the Beatles’ albums Abbey Road (1969) and Let It Be (1970 and had produced several acts for EMI Records. Woolfson, a songwriter and composer, was working as a session pianist; he had also composed material for a concept album idea based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe.. Most of the Project’s titles, especially the early work, share common traits … these were likely influenced by Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (1973).

The Alan Parsons Project – Don’t Answer Me – 1980  … The tune whispers the atmosphere of the 80s

Update Aggie Reiter

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – Exhibition – Museum of Fine Arts 2018

July – 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) and the Museum of Fine Arts,the latter institution will reopen after three years of renovations this year in October.  Around the month of October  showcasing the influential era’s of  the British paintings Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of LondonDezső Korniss

.The Gallery will also host an exhibition of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the first of its kind in Hungary, mainly based on the collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on the 111th anniversary of the painter’s birth, in July of this year.

Further plans include a major exhibition of the works of Rubens, Van Dyck and masters of the Flemish baroque  late  next year.  In 2020 there are plans to exhibit Cézanne (2012).

Later this year, MNG will continue to display the works of Hungarian masters as well to honor the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dezső Korniss. The Gallery will organize an exhibition on the art of the 20th century Hungarian painter in December.

The renewed Roman Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts will be open to the public from March, 15. until April, 2. free of charge, every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission:5 p.m.).
Entry is on ʺfirst come, first served” basis. Will not arrange reservations or bookings (not even for groups).  Due to the limited capacity of the museum hall, the number of visitors is limited, therefore occasionally waiting outside the building can be expected.​ There will not be provided any tour guides.

Update Aggie Reiter

Budapest Wholesale Market celebrating its 25th Birthday – 2016!

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A quarter century ago major construction took place at the Nagykőrösi Road, whereas the country’s  biggest wholesale market  was built up, learned from Zoltán Házi – director – Budapest Wholesale Market Ltd. taking part by invitation to celebrate the day on the wholesale market  25th birthday  night event.

The wholesale market in Budapest is the largest market in the country with fresh fruit and vegetables. This huge market was opened in 1991 after moving from a rather and not too arranged area at the  Bosnian square to this final venue.

The market’s  infrastructure and services is steadily developing …  there are currently about 25000 square meters area warehouse and refrigeration halls, 55000 square meters area of maturing banana and cold storage … introducted  the processing of bananas at 4 levels. According to the ripening controller, from the raw to the edible ripe bananas takes 4 days to matured in special gas.

Unbelievable a variety of fruits from all over the world … i.e. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand and so forth we were introduced by Péter Somogyi – managing director of Virtual Fruit Ltd.Co and his wife. These  mouth-watering fruits and veggies are mainly taken away by fancy restaurants … dressing, decorating their cold and other cuisine menus.  Learn on the spot  there are 3 kind of passion fruits, the yellow color  has a bitter taste, the huge plum shape is semi-sweet and the most known around the world is the slightly dented which are the sweetest ones.  Also was a kinda very dark blue grapes, but the pulp was as green as the kiwi. Talking about the kiwi … arriving from New Zealand the KiwiLand … there were much to our surprise called baby kiwi but a.k.a. kiwi berries, here simply says “eat me”… it is the “it” fruit of the moment! Having to think about the size would say, smaller than a strawberry and similar to a ripe cherry. “Meet” the unique banana offered to taste … kinda claret. slightly brownish-skinned with flavor of  banana and strawberry.

In addition to the logistical role in further strengthening the supply of goods to other major food groups appearance is also planned, such as frozen and processed products. To this end, a new warehouse construction plans are on its way in to be built. Also examining the possibilities cooperation in the establishment of food processing plants as well.

Last year, over 168 thousand producers were registered, which means that 2500 producers regularly sold their products at the market. In the beginning the place was 10-acre, but to-day this area is now almost three and a half times bigger which means it has increased to 33 hectares. There was a turnover of 2.7 billion HUF last year said Zoltán Házi. Also spoke about the productions  saying, in recent years the production due to change in hectic weather the amount sold in the wholesale market of vegetables and fruits minimally has changed. In 2015 has exceeded to 400 000 tonnes. The 120 indoor merchant and at 1200 open-area the producer retail outlet provides nearly 250 wholesale business, and ongoing producers wholesale trading.

Was invited to stop at the market’s fried dough, where the two ladies hands formed the fresh fried dough, sprinkled with fresh garlic, sour cream, grated cheese. Was the best in town!

Winding up the evening’s celebration was crowed by releasing 500 LED balloons with invited celebrities and workers also admiring the large-scale of fireworks.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

The 4th Oktoberfest – 2016 – Budapest – Hungary

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September, 29. to 2 October, 2. 2016.

Get your tickets to Route Oktobertfest!

It’s your day … for the liquid bread lovers … as the Hungarians call the beer…   cannot complain … that’s for sure of lack of beer at the 4 days Octoberfest Festival in Budapest!

The world’s biggest beer festival this year will be rolling along to Budapest. So you can live in Hungary and be under the Big Tent and feel for the 4th time as if you were in the true land of Bavarian experience in Budapest!

The people of Europe and at several parts of the world celebrate their own way German way of celebrating the Oktoberfest beer. The more than 200-year celebration will bring together the beer lovers. The event is held in other countries as Munich, Paris, New York and Sydney and now for the 4th time the beers and delicious bowls of meals and finger food lovers on the parade ground in Budapest.

As known it is biggest brewing giants holiday! Just like around the world dancing party, Sramli mood music, official Paulaner Oktoberfest Shop and giant adventure park will be set up at the ’56’s Square in Budapest. In addition to our country’s international craft breweries and beer manufactories can be visited at the ont the spot at the „Budapest Street”.

Just as in  the previous years the locals and foreigners staying in Budapest may feel the atmosphere as just as being over in Munich.  Enjoy the „Beery Nights” programs with a bunch of  entertainments, when  the audience with over fifty artists and band, included… hosting Mr. President, Beatrice, Tibi Kasza, Gigi Radics, Gabi Tóth, Caramel, Charlie and others can feel the mood getting higher. The retro Sramli artist and band will also provide a great atmosphere. Beside the Bavaria  beer,  the best craft breweries from Hungary all on the spot and other country’s beers will be presented “tap on the spot” during the four-day event offering altogether a choice of hundreds of beers. To  higher the mood other two tents will be present the Hacker Pschorr tent and a Retro Party tent. 

Last year the tickets were sold out as a wink, therefore if your intention to be at the biggest beer festival of the year, you have to buy your ticket ASAP. Could be, that in a few days before the festival it will not be possible to get your tickets online, nor to buy tickets even on the spot!

Good Q. …What comes along with the purchased ticket … the custom-made Paulaner Oktoberfest Budapest mug as a gift only for pre-brought tickets. Anyway, if there may be some available tickets on the spot no mugs does not go with it. Food and drink coupons can be purchased online only.

These were all announced at the Paulaner Beer House – Budapest during the press gathering.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Tamás Széll won the European final at the Bocuse d’Or chef Olympics in the European final – Budapest – 2016

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This year was the first time the capital of Hungary hosted twenty top chefs to participate in the Bocuse d’Or contest on the continent of Europe.

The title of the competition came from Paul Bocuse, one of the world’s famous chefs. He was dedicated in using the high-quality of fresh ingredients. He was the father – founder of the International Bocuse d’Or cooking competition  in 1985. Since then, the Bocuse d’Or competition is considered as the world’s most prestigious culinary tournaments. It is organized every two years at the Sirha International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition in Lyon – France.

For the past three days, the world of gastronomy most probably kept their eye on watching the superb chefs preparing their dishes at their very  best in Budapest.

The last day was having the most prestigious chef competition as part of the BOCUSE D’OR European Selection took place at the Hungexpo – Budapest Fair Center and Sirha Budapest trade show. “Sirha” – worldwide event for the food service and hotel sectors and in gastronomy particularly the Bocuse d’Or Europe and highlighted its presence in Budapest.

Representing Hungary –  chef Tamás Széll and his team … Kevin Szabo – Commis, Frigyes Vomberg – Coach  and  Szabina Szulló –  Team Captain coined the Hungarian team … won the world’s most prestigious cooking championship in the Bocuse d’Or European final – Budapest. The photo is taken by the “index.hu”. The main prize involves 12 thousand euros, and this will be divided between the team members. 

The runner-up was the Norway team, while the third was Swedish chefs.

The Bocuse d’Or world final will be held in Lyon next year with the best chefs from America, Europe and Asia.

Update and snaps:  Aggie Reiter

 

XXIII. International Book Festival Budapest – 2016.

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Millenáris Park – 4 Days!

April, 21. – April, 24. 2016.

Venue: Budapest –  District II.,  16-20 Kis Rókus Street.

After the previous year’s invited country’s guest of honor, being highly successful Guest of Honour presentations  of Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Canada, China, Romania, Israel, Turkey, the European Union and the Nordic Countries they are here again to introduce the literature and the publishing industry of their country.

In 2016  we will presenting Slovakia as the Guest of Honour Country.

Dates and Opening Hours 21. April,21 – Noon – 7 p.m., 22. April, 22. 10 a.m. – 7 p-.m.,  April, 23. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.,  April, 24. 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

A great festival for book lovers. The Budapest’s International Book Festival hosts representatives of world literature and of domestic intellectual life. During the week-end can meet 100 authors from 25 countries and more than 400 Hungarian authors, scientists, and artists who will be on the spot. Therefore, a  fine occasion meetings with authors, signings sessions, book premiers and presentations, roundtable discussions, concerts, theater performances, exhibitions and films. Also meet many Hungarian and foreign authors.

Children’s Kingdom will be organized especially for young generations with promotion of children’s books and special programs for kids.

Last year opening day was dedicated to Shakespeare and Cervantes, having been commemorated the anniversary of the death of the two great poets.

More than 300 new publishing, a host of international and local authors and around 350 cultural programs make the International Book Festival in Budapest truly  worthwhile event for both locals and  foreigners staying in Hungary and naturally the tourists are  welcomed as well.

Ticket price: 500HUF (if you buy a book at the festival the entry fee will be deducted).

Update by Aggie Reiter