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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Royal Thailand and Hungary @ Budapest


Thai Festival

Embassy of the Royal Thailand – Garden of the National Museum – Sunday, May 14, 2023- Budapest

Seeking for an exceptional cultural experience in Budapest … need no look further! This coming week-end the Thai Festival is a must-attend event.

This year’s festival in co-operation with the Royal Thai Embassy in Budapest is organizing the 2023 Thai Festival to commemorates the golden jubilee, friendly and diplomatic relations between Thailand and Hungary.

The festival is an all-day gastro-cultural affair that brings Thailand’s culture, food and trade possibilities. The Thai Festival, is a one-day extravaganza featuring the best of Thai culture. 

In addition to Thai cultural programs, performers, and cooking show, authentic Thai restaurants will provide culinary delights.  Can also give it a try to the original Thai massages and also the beneficial and relaxing effects of traditional Thai massage. At this year’s festival,  there will be an opportunity to witness traditional Thai cultural shows, dance performances, and even Muay Thai demonstrations. No shortage of entertainment of the vibrant cultural experience.

The Thai festival is for visitors of all ages – The program is free of charge.

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Maserati’s Latest Model – Most Powerful GT – 550 Horsepower – Arrived to Hungary!

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The GranTurismo Trofeo and Modena are available for the domestic public with a delivery time of up to 3-4 months – we found out and could see them on the morning press presentation terrace at the Babel Restaurant in Budapest.

At the exclusive presentation event, in addition to the GranTurismo Trofeo, which is now debuting in our country, the MC20, chosen as the most beautiful supercar of 2021 at the Paris International Automobile Festival, and a truly rare 1975 Maserati Merak, offered by the Kaáli Auto-Motor Museum, were also been on the spot. At the event, after the greeting of the managing director of Sándor Mátrabérci – Wallis Motor, Béla F. Nagy, the business manager of Maserati, presented the most important parameters of the GranTourismo and the future ideas of the Stellantis automotive concern regarding the model. The new Maserati GranTurismo is a big shot with both gasoline and electricity 550 horsepower from gasoline, or 760 horsepower from electricity can be measured at the wheels. The specialist emphasized that the new GT combines the high performance typical of sports cars with comfort suitable for long journeys, with both in the versions equipped with a powerful internal combustion engine and in the most innovative model version equipped with 100% electric solutions.

The series of sporty touring coupes began 75 years ago with the Maserati A6, whose worthy successor, the GranTurismo, was presented by the Italian luxury car brand last October. Wallis Motor, the exclusive domestic distributor of the harpoon brand, brought one of Maserati’s newest models to Hungary just a few months after the world premiere.

Wallis Motor, the exclusive domestic distributor of the Maserati brand, presented the GranTurismo, which has been renewed in-and-out. The new touring coupe is equipped with the revolutionary V6 Nettuno engine and is currently available in two versions: the 490 hp Modena and the most powerful model variation ever, the 550 hp GT Trofeo. According to the promise of Wallis Motor, Maserati’s first 100% electric model, the 760 hp GT Folgore, will soon be available in Hungary.

At the press conference, we learned that four new GranTurismos have already been sold in Hungary. Two Trofeo top models and two Modenas also with the V6, only in a weaker form and with fewer carbon fiber elements. The electric Folgore, on the other hand, cannot be ordered for the time being, even though the price has been lowered to 93.5 million HUF (calculated with 380HUF/Euro) With 760 horsepower, this is the fastest version with a top speed of 325 km/h, and it is also the most unique in terms of technology. The Maserati promises delivery of the Modena and Trofeo within 3-4 months from the order.

Regarding the Hungarian prices, delivery times and order expectations, the Hungarian distributor Wallis Motor revealed that two Modena and two Trofeo have already found owners, the former starting at a gross starting price of 74,485,0000HUF, and the latter starting at 92,833,000HUF

The new coupe is equipped with the revolutionary V6 Nettuno engine, which is available in two versions: the Modena model version is equipped with the 490 hp, 3-liter V6 Nettuno Twin Turbo; and the top version Trofeo is equipped with 550 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission. These two model versions are already available to fans here, and according to Wallis Maserati’s business manager, they have already ordered several copies of them, which will soon be handed over to their new owners.

It’s no secret that Maserati started the full development program with the MC20 so that the brand could gain new momentum now independent of Ferrari, exploiting its own considerable engineering capacity as the flagship of the Stellantis group. An MC20 and a Merak were also present at the premiere in Budapest, and the sight of both of them next to the blue GranTurismo Trofeo was truly overwhelming.

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reiter



Venue – Dates – Time: Kincsem Park

Address: District, X.,  2-4 Albertirsai Road – Budapest

GREYHOUND TROTTING – Friday – Doors open: 4 p.m. –  First Race: 7 p.m. – Gate Closing: 11 p.m.

ROBBER GALLOP – Saturday – Doors open: 10:00 a.m. – First race: 2 p.m. – Gate closing: 10 p.m.

GALLOP – PONY CHAMPIONSHIP – Sunday – Doors open: 10 a.m. :First race: 2 p.m. – Gate closing: 9 p.m.

Update: Aggie Reiter

1st Hungarian Pizza-Making Championship & First Greyhound & Horse Racing Season


On Friday, May, 5. took place the members of the First Hungarian Pizza-Making Competition press invitation, whereas Chef Lázár Kovács spoke about the forthcoming Pizza-Making Championship. The Jury was introduced with the competitors and said the following: The goal of the domestic championship is to support young pizza chefs and promote their development through competition. Providing an opportunity to prove and gain routine and motivation for those who are not yet able to start at the World Championship.  The one-round competition with a total prize of ONE Million Hungarian Florint is looking for the maker of the most beautiful and delicious pizza of our country will be awarded.”

He added, on Saturday, the 1st Hungarian Pizza-Making Championship will also be held on site. The event’s mastermind and main organizer is Lázár Kovács, who also participated in the World Pizza Championship held in Parma this year.

Zoltán Horváth – founder of the Food Truck Show said on Friday: “We believe that this year’s Food Truck Show will be a real paradise for street food lovers, as they can enjoy delicacies from 50 restaurants/food trucks. What’s more, it’s time for everyone to choose their favorite, as we’re launching a public vote to find out which is the most popular place. What’s more, there will also be a professional award in the competition for the best food trucks.

Nearly 50 Food Trucks await everyone at the only horse racing track in Hungary. In addition to delicious snacks, we can enjoy the most exciting races in a picturesque environment; on Friday, the country’s fastest greyhounds will start, on Saturday we will prepare for trotting races, while on Sunday the thoroughbreds will play the main role.

On Saturday, there will also be a men’s rugby match between Hungary and Latvia, while the 1st Hungarian Pizza-Making Championship will be held in the tent.

What’s more, the Food Truck of the Year award will also be given by the audience’s favorite and to the restaurant selected by the professional jury.

In addition to delicious snacks, the country’s fastest greyhounds start on Friday, trotting races will take place on Saturday, and thoroughbreds will play the main role on Sunday. On the weekend, children can enjoy free programs, petting zoos, pony rides, craft activities, face painting, street musicians and street art performers will provide the atmosphere, and the country’s largest chain carousel will enhance the Mayan atmosphere

Overfall 15 countries, 50 food trucks, 40 music programs – awaiting visitors to this year’s Food Truck Show between May 5-7, 2023.  Beside the greats of rolling gastronomy on the spot may see the only horse racing track in our country & Kincsem Park – Budapest.

Snaps on the spot of the event will come soon.

Riport by Aggie Reiter

Global Metallica Concert Premier @ Hungary’s Movie Theaters

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Before the world premiere of 72 Seasons,  no need to wonder … simply wander to your local movie to be present @ Metallica’s Fab concert.

On Screen For One Time Only!

The Pannónia Entertainment Ltd. will bring the worldwide cinema event to Hungary, which will be held around Metallica’s upcoming new album.  The 72 Seasons will be released to the general public on April 14, and the camp of Metallica huge fans will now have the opportunity to see … listen to the tracks in the movie theaters before the world premiere!

The roughly two-hour session will begin on Thursday, April 13  7 p.m. at selected locations throughout the country, in the original language.

The long-awaited 12th studio album in the history of the metallic icons can be heard in its entirety at the event, perhaps the closest to the concert sound with a cinema Dolby Atmos 5.1 sound system, and roughly 24 hours before the actual released.  Well, apart of the deep truth, they have five tracks which already been released as singles since the end of last November, but this is only half of the entire soundtrack, so there is still plenty more to discover.

The most die-hard fans will definitely not want to miss this. For those interested grab your ticket which are already on sale …  should hurry-up to get your seat!

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“Art After the Shoah” – Exhibition @ Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest.

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The exhibition Art after the Shoah brings together two artists who understood each other on both an artistic and human level in their efforts not to forget the injustice and crimes against the Jews. They first met at a Fluxus happening in Long Island in 1964, at a time when consumerism was unfolding and international relations were on the rise, where they mutually discovered each other through the radical, drastic and sometimes disturbing expression of their art.

Boris Lurie, born in Leningrad, immigrated with his family to Latvia in 1925, which the Nazis invaded in 1941 and killed all the women in his family, lived through several stays in concentration camps, but was finally able to emigrate to the USA with his father in 1946. Here he experienced his inner immigration, which, however, expressed itself for a few years in radical, mostly collage-like works and which motivated him to found NO!Art as a visible protest against superficiality and consumer maximization, which several artists joined. His friendship with Wolf Vostell, which began in 1964, is based on Vostell’s understanding and lifelong commitment to confronting the pogroms and, above all, often adopting the dress and habitus of Orthodox Jews himself in outward appearance. Unlike Lurie, however, the context of the post-1945 period with its current events was a great inspiration for Vostell, repeatedly relating them to Nazi crimes. Thus, works were created that – similar to Lurie – often used the collage technique as a field of association in order to illustrate the inner link between the death strip along the Berlin Wall and the Nazi extermination camps, or modern media technology with the propaganda machinery of Nazi rule. In his work, Vostell always sought to make visible the major political and social mechanisms that, despite the apparent “new times” and democratic consensus, were not so different from the workings of the Nazi regime.

Both artists thus reflected the dangerous delusion of a society through prosperity and upswing, to which – from their point of view – art also succumbed. The exhibition brings together these two important artists for the first time and focuses on the period between 1946 and 1998.

Curator: Prof. Dr. Beate REIFENSCHEID –  Director – Ludwig Museum – Koblenz , Assistant Curator: Jan ELANTKOWSKI – curator – Ludwig Múzeum – Budapest, Consultant: Rafael VOSTELL – Director – The Wolf Vostell Estate – Berlin & Senior Advisor – Boris Lurie Art Foundation – New York .

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Boris Lurie Foundation, the Wolf Vostell Estate, and the Kunstmuseum Den Haag. The exhibition was shown at the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, the Kunsthaus Dahlem and the Ludwig Museum Koblenz.

Press release

Update by Aggie Reiter

The Levi’s Story! – The Farmer King – Jávor Fegyás Musical

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Friday, April 14, 7 p.m. and Friday, May 12, 7 p.m. @ RaM-ArT Theater – Budapest
Director: Gábor Miklós Kerényi KERO
Main actors: Tünde Frankó , P. Szilveszter Szabó & Máté Miklós Kerényi

The story begins somewhere where Fiddler on the Roof ends, and tells the story of Levi (Lőb) Strauss‘ adventurous life, career, and the birth of jeans.

The “Lévi Story!” musical inspired by the life of the denim king Levi Strauss and the American emigration wave. The “invention” of Levi’s trousers is brought to life under the direction of Gábor Miklós Kerényi and performed by stars actors. In the performance, beautiful melodies, heart-pumping rhythms, and heartfelt klezmer music captivate the audience. The story about the invention of blue jeans tells about exciting adventures, serious social problems and a beautiful love. The performance is a production of the Pesti Broadway Foundation.

The background of the creation of the production: Gábor Kerényi Miklós KERO – director of the play, has been planning to present the play for almost nine years. As said: Q.: “This production was not given the slogan ‘world success musical’ for nothing, as we couldn’t find a more well-known piece of clothing than jeans. I hope that the show will go abroad, to Israel and America.”

Kossuth Prize-winning composer Ferenc Jávori “Fegya” commented on the production told Q.: “The story is so strong that this performance could stand on any stage in the world.” He did not deviate from the musical style that has become the trademark of the Budapest Klezmer Band … the musical has country music, Munich beer songs, as well as to be modern musical.

The witty lyrics by Péter Sziámi Müller well-constructed story between spectacular sets and costumes evoke the market of a small German town, a street in New York, a terrifying boat trip near Cape Magellan, and a gold diggers’ tavern in the mountains around San Francisco.

The actors are supported by a dynamic singer-dancer ensemble, with the participation of a seven-piece, typical klezmer band.

Photo: Tamás Dombóvári

Update by Aggie Reiter

Day of Hungarian Culture – Exhibition and Craft Works – Budapest 2023.

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An exhibition organized on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Culture, which will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 9.20 a.m. in the Cinema MOM movie theater. Venue:  District, XII., Budapest, 53. Alkotás street. Budapest.

Participation in the folktale screening, the exhibition and the craft session is free of charge. The exhibition is on display until March 22.

The exhibition was put together by the director of the episode, Mária Horváth, from the images of the episode “Cerceruska” from the 2002 series of the Kecskemét Animation Film Studio –  Magyar Népmesék – Hungarian Folk Tales.

At the opening, Ferenc Mikulás – founder and manager of the Kecskemét Animation Film Studio, will give a welcome the audience  and hopefully  Mária Horváth – Director of Cerceruska and a founding member of the Kecskemét Animation Film Studio, will also be present.

The opening of the exhibition, from 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.  Following the opening  event, children, parents and grandparents are invited to a craft session by watercolor painter and art teacher Emese Szandavári, Head of Art’Em Studio, who will hold an interactive creative workshop, connected to the rich motifs of Cerceruska.

After the craft program – after a short break hot chocolate and cake to be served for the children. The program series ends with a live music puppet show concert called Marzipan – The Cat (and The Lion) from 11 a.m. The fairy tale is one of the most popular domestic puppet theater productions, and generations have grown up on its entertaining story. In the spectacular, interactive performance, the leading singer-musician-actor married couple: Katalin Zsámár and Tamás Gay tell stories, sing, play the guitar, and play the saxophone while enlivening the story of Marzipan -The Cat.

Update: Aggie Reiter

The Elephant Man – 40-year-old – British-American Film Drama – Digitally Restored Screening @ Hungary’s Cinemas

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A creepy, moving and sad film drama based on a true story about the life of John Merrick who lived in the 19th century.

Director: David Lynch

Brilliant performances by: Sir Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt

Length of screening: 120 mins. Age limit: 16.

The anniversary version of The Elephant Man will be @ Hungary’s cinemas under the care of Pannónia Entertainment Ltd.

Premiere: Sunday; January. 29, 2023.

Synopsis …In Victorian London, Dr. Frederick Treves with the London Hospital comes across a circus sideshow attraction run by a man named Bytes called “The Elephant Man”. In actuality, the creature on display is indeed a man, twenty-one-year-old Joseph “John” Merrick, who has several physical deformities, including an oversized and disfigured skull, and an oversized and disfigured right shoulder. Brutish Bytes, his “owner”, only wants whatever he can get economically by presenting Merrick as a freak. Treves manages to bring Merrick under his care at the hospital, not without several of his own obstacles, including being questioned by those in authority since Merrick cannot be cured. Treves initially believes Bytes’ assertion that mute Merrick is an imbecile, but ultimately learns that Merrick can speak and is a well-read and articulate man. As news of Merrick hits the London newspapers, he becomes a celebrated curiosity among London’s upper class, including with Mrs. Kendal, a famed actress. Despite being treated much more humanely, the question becomes whether Treves’ actions are a further exploitation of Merrick. And as Merrick becomes more famous, others try to get their two-cents worth from who still remains a curiosity and a freak to now, including to Bytes, who has since lost his meal ticket. Actually, his story is both moving and sad, as a result of the complications he lived only 27 years.

David Lynch, the directors of Twin Peaks, Lost World, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet, nominated for 8 Oscars, and his visionary story, which was brought to black-and-white film.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait – English Art Documentary 2020.

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Length of the film: 80 minutes

In January 2023, Pannonia Entertainment Ltd. will continue EOS, Exhibition on Screen, a British fine art series, and in addition to publishing new episodes, it will return again and again to portraits of previous, highly successful or even curiosities.

The Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, collected and presented Lucian Freud’s self-portraits for the first time between October 27, 2019 and January 26, 2020.

The exhibition featured more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings by the master of contemporary British art who died in 2011, the grandson of Sigmund Freud. Today’s world-famous painter is among those of the XX. he was one of the artists of the 20th century who, for decades, consistently directed their attention to themselves again and again, and continuously recorded the changes in their self-image.

When Lucian Freud was asked if he was a good model for himself, he replied: “No, I do not accept what I am confronted with when I look at myself; and this is where the problem begins.” It is precisely this “problem” that makes Freud’s self-portraits so fascinating. With each image, he began to express himself anew.

The exhibition brings together works from seven decades, the earliest picture was taken in 1939, and the last one 64 years later. The selection offers a fascinating insight into both the creator’s psyche and his artistic development. The pictures not only report on the aging process, but also reflect changes in self-representation and self-evaluation.

In his youth, we see the painter as the Greek hero Acteon, and finally as a drooping old man who stands naked in front of us in boots without laces. We can follow his creative methods from his early graphic works dominated by lines to the pastose paintings built from thick brush strokes, in which he found his own style.

For Lucian Freud, with the act of looking and observing, the gaze embraces the universe. The film from the exhibition is a unique opportunity to get to know the art and thinking of a great contemporary master.

In English, with Hungarian subtitles – Age limit is over 12 years.

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