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The Metropolitan Grand Circus of Budapest rewards excellent students with free circus tickets.


The school holidays are still in full swing … schoolchildren head to the summer shows (RAIN – Rain Circus, MAGIC Show)

As a national performing arts institution, the Metropolitan Grand Circus pays special attention to the correct and effective education of school children, which is why they provide the opportunity to watch their summer shows (RAIN – Rain Circus, MAGIC Show) free of charge as part of their Excellent Student Program. Traveling circuses operating in the country have also joined the program, and MÁV-START Zrt. contributes to the trip with significant discounts.

Those elementary school students who finished the school year with excellent results have one more reason to be happy, because the Metropolitan Grand Circus is treating them to a special gift: it provides them with a free entrance ticket to one of its summer performances. The noble tradition of joyfully rewarding children has existed since 2016, this year again thousands of guardians received the Excellent Student Program coupon, which, according to the feedback, was a great success among families every year.

The proud parents can redeem the coupons in person at the ticket office of the Metropolitan Grand Circus or online they can redeem the coupons, the condition of which is to present the circus admission coupon, the student ID card and certificate of the outstanding student or a copy thereof upon entry.

It is also worth traveling to Budapest from the countryside, to see the show as MÁV-START Zrt. provides all excellent students with a 90% travel discount, and one companion can travel with a 50% ticket. To take advantage of the discount, they must show their circus admission coupons for the trip to Budapest. In order to be able to use the travel discount on the return trip, the circus tickets must be stamped at the information desk of the Metropolitan Grand Circus.

The discount is only valid for trips to Budapest, for the performance of the Metropolitan Circus valid. Coupons for the Excellent Student Program, which is considered unique worldwide, can be redeemed at the Metropolitan Grand Circus or in the program by September 18 at the latest.

Riport: Aggie Reiter

India celebrates their 75th anniversary of Independence with series of events @ Budapest

India 2022

The 8th International Yoga Day shortly coming up between 19 and 21 June, 2022., organized by the Embassy of India in Hungary.

On Sunday, June, 19. 2022, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. at Akvárium Club – District V., 12. Erzsébet Square, as part of Yoga Fest 2022 event. H.E. Shri Partha SatpathyAmbassador of India to Hungary will open the program in details.

Tuesday, 21st June, 21. 2022, 9 a.m. – 2p.m. at Budapest’s City Park (Városliget Park) on the green field, venue between Kós Károly Ave  – Castle of Vajdahunyad –  near the bridge at the Lake Városliget.

Both programs a/m this year is also special because India celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Independence, celebrating jointly with the AKAM (“Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” –  namely “Celebration of Freedom” within the series of events. The International Day of Yoga will be also part of this celebration.

Detailed program coming soon, in the mean time individuals who would like to join the International Day of Yoga already may warm up in advance for the Yoga Day.

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May Days Again in the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum Garden @ Budapest 2022.

May, 21 – 22. 2022.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Returning back to the May Days after two years omission.

Official opening 11 a.m. with opening ceremony by László L. Simon, Director General, Hungarian National Museum who will welcome the visitors and will hold a speech.

Spend an awesome 2 days in the Budapest’s warmth sunshine around the series of events offering an opportunity for the whole family. For the youngest children and adults can take part in children’s programs and at the Mini Museum during the day, while the older and adults can choose from a myriad of museum pedagogical guided tours and live museum programs. There will be also gastronomic specialties and concerts during the afternoon and evening hours.

Within the two-day event, the organize guided tours and the evening concerts can be visited free of charge.

Those interested in the future of museums can also listen to professionals at the round table discussions.
Following the tradition of the Museum, on Saturday will take place the Museum of the Year and Pro Museo awards.

A unique opportunity to visit for those interested to see more than 70 museums on the spot in the museum’s garden … such as: the new Museum of Transport, the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asia, the newly renovated building and exhibition of the Göcsej Museum, and the exhibition of Esterházy Castle will be presented. With the help of the Géza Kresz Rescue Museum, visitors can see an old ambulance, the IKARUS bus 311 of the Hungarian Technical and Transport Museum, the model of the Gödöllő Royal Castle, and the giant composition of the József Kosta Museum.

The visitors can experience what the audience at Queen Elizabeth (Sissy – the Hungarian Queen) was like in the building of the Hungarian National Museum and in the blink of an eye may find themselves watching the company of the actors of the Madách Theater play from the 1848 revolution. Learn the history of the museum building from the paintings that come to life. Also view at the showroom where Herzog silver is on display. May take part in a century-long time travel from the Reformation to the outbreak of World War I.

On both days the families can view the Fate-Turning Interactive Virtual Exhibition, win a family exploration backpack, take part in a treasure hunt game at the Historical Exhibition and fly back to Roman times through VR glasses to find out what life was like in Vértesszőlős and Balác .

At the evening concerts will feature Ivan and the Parazol and Dj Bootsie, among others. The Willany Leo Company will perform a special dance performance on the steps of the museum, as well as the chamber piece by Bálint Adorjáni Capa.

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Unfortunately, years ago, the Australian Embassy closed in Budapest/Hungary. Earlier… last time the Australian Ambassador to Hungary Mr. John Griffin really took care of the Aussies in Hungary, beside the “get together” afternoons and other occasions connected to Australia. Since then for many here in Budapest there is “white sheet” sadly. On ANZAC DAY he invited international ambassadors stationed in Budapest and in addition the VIP guests participating in the Hungarian state administration. Also invited those who were once Aussies and are in some degree connected with Australia.

On ANZAC DAY just as every country has a day that commemorates those who fight and die to protect their freedom, their traditions, and their homes. For Australia and New Zealand, there’s ANZAC DAY, a moment of remembrance for all those who have served their country with distinction, especially those who never made it home. No matter where in the world we live, the fallen soldiers of nations everywhere deserve respect and admiration.

ANZAC is a unique name, an acronym for the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps who were the troops which fought in the historical Battle of Gallipoli. ANZAC DAY is observed every year on April 25 to mark the national day of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia. Anzac Day is a day to commemorate the members of the armed forces who fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula  during World War 1. 1915. The commemoration only became more important as the years wore on and World War II came to pass, leading to the death of more soldiers all over the world. These aren’t the only wars these fantastic men and women have fought, they also fight for the rights of women, gay rights, and more, initially inspired by the mistreatment of civilian women by soldiers in other cultures.

ANZAC – today marks 107 years since Australian and New Zealand troops landed on Turkish shores, and is recognized as a major national holiday in both countries. Thousands lost their lives during the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, including 44,000 men from France and the British Empire, 8,500 Australians and 2,779 New Zealand. Both New Zealand and Australia hold this day in high regard and celebrate it with all due solemnity every year.

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The Danube Art Ensemble Performance Entitled “Beautiful Field” @ Budapest

The hugely successful Hungarian Folk Art Show will be shown again on the Müpa stage Saturday, February, 19. and  Wednesday, March, 30. 2022.

Szépséges Mezőség (9)

Previously, the Danube Art Ensemble presented its performance entitled Szépséges Mezőség  last year  in  October. The Danube Art Ensemble evoked the colorful music and dance culture of the Transylvanian Mezőség in its new performance presented in October, in which monumental, movable set elements and eye-catching lighting technology reminded the audience of the hills of the Mezőség. The audience celebrated the premiere with applause, praising the work of both the dancers and the director and choreographers. In preparation for the presentation, several excellent professionals helped the work of the Ensemble: the piece is based on the choreographies of Enikő Kocsis, Dezső Fitos, Tamás Farkas and Zsolt Juhász.

At the beginning of 2022, the audience will be able to see the performance twice at the Müpa, which will feature contributors such as the Andrea Navratil Liszt Prize winner, the Hanga Junior Prima Prize-winning folk singer and the actor Károly Tóth.

After the highly successful performance “Our Love, Kalotaszeg”, the Danube Art Ensemble wanted to continue the principle of editing limited to the region, in the spirit of which a presentation about the Transylvanian Field was made, for which the Ensemble could prepare in its new, renovated headquarters. The stage image basically shows the field hills. Viewers can see monumental, rollable podiums, the surfaces of which are colored by projection with a modern light painting technology.

In 2022, the Danube Art Ensemble will celebrate its 65th anniversary, with a gala show and a new performance, but their performance entitled Szépséges Mezőség will also fit into the jubilee period.
On February 19, 20, and March 30, 2022, anyone who would have missed out in October will also be able to watch the performance, as it will be on display again at Müpa.

The presentation of the performance “Beautiful Field” is organized by the Müpa as a program of the Liszt Festival International Cultural Festival.

Update: Aggie Reiter

Second Greatest Movie In The American Cinematic History „An Offer You Can’t Refuse” @ Budapest!

The GODFATHER digitally renewed & released on its 50th ANNIVERSARY.

The offer to a classic, often cited as one of the greatest films of all time, will receive a limited screening release only for a week, in the original language, with Hungarian subtitles.

February, 10 – 16. 2022.
In Hungary, the screenings will take place in the renewed cinema with comfy armchairs at the MOM Park, Cinema MOM – Budapest

Godfather fans who have loved it for decades, younger generations who still find it relevant today, and those who will discover it for the first time. The excellent acting, the history of the Corleone clan from 1945-55 continues to captivate the viewer even after 50 years. The film depicts the machinery of an Italian-rooted mafia that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time.

The 50 years after its original premiere, Paramount Studio Coppola, under the professional guidance of the professional director, has completely restored the film and will be screened again on a large screen and expected to roll out across the globe in other venues.

The film was based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same title, introduced the general public to the traditions, hierarchies and activities of Italian-American crime families that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time being. His story, centered on the Corleone family, an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City.
The Godfather was adapted, based on Mario Puzo’s novel of the same title. Also became Puzo best-selling book, the novelist who grew up in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.

The Godfather created screen magic and was hailed as an instant classic from the moment it premiered on 24 March 1972, winning three Oscars including Best Picture. Far more than that, it also changed cinema.
The movie earned more money than any other film 1972, and it won Best Picture at the 1973 Academy Awards. The sequel, The Godfather: Part II, released in 1974, received comparable accolades.
Studios: Paramount Pictures and Alfran Productions, Director: Francis Ford Coppola, Writers: Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, Music: Nino Rota, Cinematographer: Gordon Willis.
Cast: Marlon Brando (Don Vito Corleone), Al Pacino (Michael Corleone), James Caan (Sonny Corleone), Robert Duvall (Tom Hagen), Diane Keaton (Kay Adams), Talia Shire (Connie), John Cazale (Fredo), Abe Vigoda (Tessio).
Academy Award nominations: Picture, Lead actor: Marlon Brando, Supporting actor: James Caan), Supporting actor: Robert Duvall,  Supporting actor: Al Pacino.
The excellent acting, the history of the Corleone clan from 1945-55 continues to captivate the viewer even after 50 years. The film depicts the machinery of an Italian-rooted mafia that has become one of the most dreaded powers in the world, interspersed with shocking scenes that were shocking at the time.

Distributor: Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update Aggie Reiter

Neil Labute: FAT PIG – Karinthy Theater – Budapest

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Karinthy Theater – New Grand Stage
District, XI., 130 Bartók Béla Road – Budapest.

Tickets available on the spot.

The comedy of the Year … January, 28. 2022.  7 p.m. comedy 2 Part at the Karinthy Theater in collaboration with Budapest Playhouse (Budapest Playhouse is one of the newest independent production workshops in Hungary, founded by director and visual designer Árpád Iványi and actor Barnabás Réti who both dreamed up this play in the style of a modern theater of international standards.

The famous satirical comedy of the celebrated American author and screenwriter Neil LaBute will be presented to the Hungarian audience for the first time at the Karinthy Theater – Budapest. Neil LaBute’s satire revolves around the question of the beauty ideal of the modern age, in light of how important appearances are to success and recognition and how compelled one is to change oneself to succeed.

Main protagonist Andrea Balázs, who plays the title role, will appear as a real femme fatale, twisting the men’s heads. Also staring Tibor Pásztor, Szilvia Lilla Tóth, Barnabás Réti.

The famous satirical comedy of the celebrated American author and screenwriter, FAT PIG (Fat Pig), will be staged in Hungary for the first time. The performance is courtesy of the original copyright holder of the work, with the assistance of the Theatrum Mundi Theater and Literary Agency. Most recently, it was made into a contemporary opera which is now being performed in New York!

The original premier of Neil LaBute’s satire was held on Off-Broadway in 2004 and the piece was nominated for an Olivier Award in the Best Comedy category.

The FAT PIG (Fat Pig) one of the protagonists is Tom, an emerging employee of a large company who, by chance, gets to know the free-spirited and insanely funny Helen, who is very different from the current ideal of beauty due to her rather plus size figure. Still, Tom has tender feelings for him, but as their relationship deepens, the jokes and secrets at work about Helen’s make-up are increasingly repeating their lives and putting Tom’s faith and loyalty to the test. The piece is a satire of success-oriented, outward-looking society and relationships today. Raises a number of important questions such as … where is our own happiness compared to what we want to show others? How much do we embrace what our environment tells us about? Can our faith in ourselves be maintained? How does our physical appearance affect our lives? Overall …To this day, it’s a love story that is extremely provocative, thought-provoking and fun at the same time, society today is like that, we laugh, we pay off and we don’t feel how many wounds we’ve inflicted on others.

Update Aggie Reiter

Anne Frank … Diary … Parallel Lives … Hungary’s Cinema.

New 90-minute documentary in original language with Hungarian subtitles

Anne Frank’s tragic story unfolds on a new screen from a new perspective Anne Frank: Parallel Lives, premieres in Hungary.
(If Anne had survived she would now be 90).

Anne Frank – Parallel Stories is an extraordinary documentary that evokes the darkest period in human history and the tragic fate of children abducted in an emergency.

The Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren is the narrator, adding a powerful presence, traces Anne Frank’s life through the pages of her diary by telling a story that has made the tragedy of the Holocaust known to readers all over the world.
The viewers are taken through the confines of Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and reads extracts from The Diary of Anne Frank. (Anneliese Marie “Anne” Frank a German girl of Jewish descent who was born in 1929 and died tragically at a young age, transported to an internal concentration camp. She died of typhoid there at the age of 15.)

The documentary holds intertwining stories with Holocaust survivors who were also sent to concentration camps at a young age of five and share their memories of the emergency. These are those five women who were also deported as children or adolescents to ghettos and then concentration camps and miraculously escaped. The intimate conversations reveal Arianna Szörenyi, an Italian writer of Hungarian descent, Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard of Polish descent living in France, Helga Weiss, who was deported from Prague to the Terezin ghetto and then to Auschwitz. The personal story of Andra and Tatiana Bucci, who were deported as young children between the ages of 4 and 6. In addition to the survivors, the film features several renowned experts, including Michael Berenbaum, an American university professor, rabbi, writer and filmmaker who specializes in studying the Holocaust. („The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored, persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945 across Europe and North Africa. The height of the persecution and murder occurred during World War II. By the end of the war in 1945, the Germans and their collaborators had killed nearly two out of every three European Jews.”)

Italian film-makers Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto have taken the known facts of Anne’s life and set them against the stories of five other Jewish women, all in their 90s now, all of whom survived the Holocaust. One of them even met Anne. Their stories are a moving reminder of a generation that was all but destroyed by hatred.

Anne Frank: Parallel Stories needs to be revisited more than we might care to admit!

Nationwide will be shown in the Hungarian cinemas from January, 27. 2022., on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Premieres at Cinemas: MOM, Toldi, Pushkin, Tabán, Art + Cinema and the Urania National Film Theater can be seen in Budapest, as well as in many other locations across the country, including cities as: Szeged, Pécs, Szolnok, Szombathely, Miskolc, Kecskemét, Eger, Zalaegerszeg and Mosonmagyaróvár.

(The Diary of Anne Frank, first published by her father Otto in 1947, is one of the best-known books in the world, while the secret annex in Amsterdam where Anne, her parents, sister and four friends hid from the Nazis for two years is now a museum and one of Holland’s most visited tourist attractions. Over the years there have been books, exhibitions, films and even stage productions centered around Anne Frank’s diary, which she started writing soon after her 13th birthday in June 12, 1942. Anne wrote her thoughts and dreams in her diary, which was discovered by one of Otto’s friends, Miep Gies, soon after Anne was arrested and deported by the Nazis in August 1994. Gies kept it in the hope that one day she would be able to return it to Anne.)

Distributor – Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

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Coming Soon! Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd evening live concert at the Pole (Pólus) Cinema – Budapest

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Pole (Pólus) Cinema – District XV., 131. Szentmihályi Road – Budapest
Tickets for the Pólus Rock Club programs are available on the spot and through the cinema website.



The next highlights of the Pole (Pólus) Cinema – Budapest to be coming up the series of Live Music Memorial Program. The Pole (Pólus) Rock Club pays homage to the legendary bands of rock history with live concerts and concert film screenings in the cinema’s main hall. The next programs in the series will evoke the evergreen melodies of the Rolling Stones, The Doors and Pink Floyd.

ROLLING STONES evening 7 p.m. (Friday, November, 26. 2021. – overall duration 3 hours 20 minutes) Stoned tribute concert + Some Girls – The Rolling Stones Live in Texas 1978 concert film…
Hungary’s only Rolling Stones tribute band, Stoned, will give a concert before the Rolling Stones evening. The concert film was recorded at the Texas station of the 1978 Rolling Stones USA tour. The Stoned tribute was founded in 2003 and currently playing in the line-up of Árpád Jókay (vocals), guitar, Gyula Bacsa (keyboards), Zoltán Bereczki (bass guitar), Csaba Zsiros (drums) at the current concert from the Rolling Stones’ 2021 “No Filter” tour eyes.
After the concert, a digitally remodeled and remixed recording of the 1978 Rolling Stones concert in Texas will be screened, which fans still consider one of the best concert films in the band’s history. The ’78 US tour was one of the highlights of the band’s career, with audiences raging at the raw and explosively energetic concert. In addition to songs from the then-released Some Girls album, the song features classic songs such as Honky Tonk Woman, Tumbling Dice, Brown Sugar, Jumpin ‘Jack Flash, Miss You and Beast of Burden. The Rolling Stones pays homage to their more than 6-decade career, while also commemorating the band’s legendary drummer, Charlie Watts, who recently passed away.

The DOORS evening  7 p.m. (Friday, December, 3. 2021.  –  overall duration 3 hours 30 minutes) The Doors Memorial Band Concert + Oliver Stone: The Doors (1991) film screening…
Before the screening of the Doors, will be featuring the Doors Memorial Band, which has been performing for nearly 30 years. Thereafter, one of the most influential California bands of the sixties. Thanks to Jim Morrison for timeless songs like Riders On The Storm, Break On Through and Light My Fire. world hits. The a digitally remodeled version of Oliver Stone’s 1991 biographical cult film presents the legend Morrison a whole generation with a wealth of music, a vibrant and unique visual world brought to life by the sensational portrayal of Val Kilmer in the film.

PINK FLOYD evening 7 p.m. (Friday, December, 17, 2021. – overall duration 3 hours) Keep Floyding tribute concert + Roger Waters The Wall (2015) concert film (unfolding on several planes, it evokes the melodies of the cult album THE WALL)…
The concert will guide the audience into the musical universe of the British progressive rock legend Pink Floyd.  In the first part of the evening, Pink Floyd tribute band, Keep Floyding, which has been giving concerts for more than twenty years, will give a live concert with a unique background projection and spectacular visual effects from the original band. The ten-piece band provides an exceptionally authentic experience for Pink Floyd fans thanks to its familiar line-up. After the live music program, the 2015 concert film The Wall will be screened once, that was recorded on Roger Waters’ monumental world tour of The Wall, which also „covers Budapest.” Among other things, well-known songs such as Another Brick in the Wall, Comfortably Numb or Run Like Hell are performed on the screen in high quality. In addition to the immersive concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, the film is also a personal road movie depicting reckoning with the past, embodying Waters ’anti-war philosophy on several levels
For the Led Zeppelin evening, which was originally planned for this year,  but will be held at a new date in 2022.

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Boost Your Mood … Tune in to your health!

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Immune Booster cocktail party with the Herbalife Nutrition was held at the Hilton Garden Inn Rooftop Budapest. The sight of the St. Stephen’s Basilica formed a beautiful view in the background to the speakers. A great autumn day with the ray of the sun was a perfect chose to the day.

Exercise, healthy diet, vitamins? How do you strengthen your immune system at the turn of the season? A cocktail party was held with the participation of experts and known influenza agents, where the results of the Herbalife Immune Booster 2021 survey were presented and participants had the opportunity to jointly prepare some healthy cocktails in a cocktail competition with Robert Ollári star mixer!

The results of the Herbalife Immune Booster 2021 survey were presented as part of a round table discussion. The conversation was moderated by Barbara Russian – television presenter. Other participants: Annamária Porkoláb-Minarik – psychologist, Reni Tolvai – singer, Jucus Szabó – gastroblogger, Dávid Baranya – dancer of “Dancing With the Stars”.

A thoughts or two from from the round table discussion … “Long-term results require hard work. So we do not promise you a quick victory. What we promise, however, is a strong support system, honest guidance and advice as needed. So you can say yes to doing what you can and getting the best out of yourself!” These were the opening words.

Continued the presentation saying, their products have been developed to support in achieving the person goal … be they simple goals or even very complex. Whether wish to reach the personal ideal weight and/or want to increase performance or for those going to the gym regularly, there are guidance and advice for each individuals. Their products included protein shakes, dietary supplements, moisturizing products, sports nutrition solutions. The first step is several times the hardest towards a better and healthier path! May start anytime, any day the journey to a healthier life today!

At the end there was a Herbalife Cocktail Competition – made with healthy ingredients along with invited guest and speakers.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter