Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Szigliget’s Castle yard festival 2022.

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Enjoy your week-end during June, 17 – 19, 2022. @ Veszprém county.

The village can be found on the northern bank of Lake Balaton in the vicinity of Badacsony and Keszthely. The village was built between and on the volcanic hills.

Just a wink of the history about SzigligetThe settlement existed in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Celtic, Roman and Avar archaeological finds were discovered in the vicinity. The ruins of a parochial church, built in the 12th century, can be seen. Until 1822 the area was an island in Lake Balaton. The island was connected to the mainland in 1822 by rearrangement of the bank-dams around Balaton.

Back to the festival … At the festival in Szigliget, which lasts for several days, better and better performers step on stage. The event is mainly about music, so visitors to the event can not only get moody to tap/dance to the music but also taste delicious food specialties! The atmosphere will surely reach its peak, and this is guaranteed by local wines and craft beers, there is also an open-air theater and open-air cinema, which would be a pitty to miss.

This program is also great for groups of friends and couples to enjoy the sights-and-sounds of Szigliget so it is worth a visit.

For those who buy a ticket for the event, you will get admission to the castle of Szigliget and to the local beach of Veszprém county.

After the festival, every weekend of the summer will hold exciting musical, theatrical and gastronomic experiences.

The detailed program function is under development … check the website for further details: http://www.fesztivalportal.hu

Update Aggie Reiter

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

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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.

Update Aggie Reiter

Head to Lake Balaton – Summerville 2022

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The MOL Very Balaton press conference was held at the Aquarium Center in Budapest, whereas this year’s program were announced.

There is always a festival somewhere in a country, but to come together it’s really during in the summertime. Part of a series of events June, 21. – September, 11. were announced. Whatever you’re into, wherever your steps lead you during the Mol Very Balaton … Mol Nagyon Balaton giant festival, visitors will find like-minded souls getting together to cheer on the good things in life.

Plan your biggest adventure yet to come beyond your imagination, goovin at Lake Balaton’s Summer Festival this summer. To ensure it, nothing to take away visitors from the Lake Balaton – the Hungarian Sea … No whalers, no seal-hunters, no sharks on the spot.

MOL Very Balaton started its journey in 2013 with the intention of showing locals and tourist what are the truly high-quality, exciting events of the Balaton Region. This year’s MOL Very Balaton is already celebrating its 10th annual event, and every year more and more world-class and Hungarian-specific events around the lake are to be taking place. These are events organized in different ways, they share the spirit of Lake Balaton ”said Norbert Lobenwein founder of MOL Very Balaton.

Dive into the spirit of Mol Very Balaton Festival. There will be music for every soul … live entertainment, enjoy the “boutique” music, such as: folk, blues, soul, rock. All manner of delights take your tastebuds on an unforgettable journey through most scenic and bountiful food and wine regions. Get into the spirit culture and entertainment, celebration of all art forms, the event calendar is brimming with festivals.

This year’s Balaton Sound is waiting for lovers of electronic music in Zamárdi from June, 29 to July, 2. Performers on the four stages will include Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Paul Kalkbrenner, Richie Hawtin and Sven Väth, among others. Within the series programs will include four street theaters and three fashion shows, said Anna Filutás – chief organizer.

World famous stars will give concerts on the main stage of VeszprémFest from July 11 to 16: Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum, Ana Moura, Gipsy Kings, ZAZ and James Blunt, led by Nicolas Reyes. Zoltán Mészárosmain organizer said, the event is the host of the Veszprém-Balaton EKF 2023 series of events. A new venue will be the History Garden, the Riesling, Rosé and Jazz Days will be in the Old Town Square, Jamie Winchester and Róbert Hrutka will perform in the Jesuit Church Garden.

The 54th Blue Ribbon sailing competition was held for the first time in 1934. This year on July, 14 at Balatonfüred. András Holczhauserfounder of the Blue Ribbon, said that more than 600 boats and more than 3000 athletes from 10 countries will fight in the 155-kilometer long distance.

The 3Days – ZamJam start on July, 28 in Zamárdi a new festival venue said Mayor – Gyula Csákovics in addition to Balaton Sound and Strand. Kata Ádám main organizer added a lineup of performers on the big stage, and also having Lookout Concerts, Fine Arts, Jazz, Theater, Film and Literature.

The Valley of Arts runs between July, 22-31., at venues: Kapolcs, Taliándörögd and Vigántpetend. Main organizerNatália Oszkó-Jakab emphasized that the all-arts event will be held for the 31st time with 2029 programs awaiting about ten thousand visitors a day.

The Best of Balaton series continues … There are 11 curators behind the initiative, they are the ones who have been recommending places, landscapes, get together affairs, suggesting sights-and-sounds worth visiting Lake Balaton since last year. Last year’s 50 offers will be supplemented by another 20 this year. The series of events will start on June 27, in the framework of which we will present a film every day about the places, people and things that make us love Lake Balaton, ”said Zoltán Fülöp – Head VOLT Production.
Take control of your summer! … It is a tradition that Balaton Magazine will be published at the beginning of the summer, which has been an important and useful read for the coming months. István Bus editor-in-chief with his team has put together a rich publication as a special issue of DRIVE Magazine.
MOL & Very Balaton have been partners over 8 years. This year, we are placing more emphasis than before on presenting the most exciting, high-quality programs in the region on even more communication platforms. This year will also be Best of Summer, a collection of the best events of the summer in the form of a program booklet.

The closing event of Very Balaton will be the Balaton Picnic on September 9-10 at the Plaza in Siófok.

The song of Lake Balaton debuted at to-day’s the press conference! … Last year, at the Balaton Festival, the award for the Song of Lake Balaton was presented to András Laár KFT: title: Summer at Lake Balaton.

This year, the Bagossy Brothers Company will record the 2022 Balaton Song. The clip was presented to the media and public on Thursday, June, 9. at the press conference.

Riport and snaps Aggie Reiter

Modern Day Elvis … George Michael Freedom Uncut Documentary

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Sony Music, Trafalgar Releasing and Pannonia Entertainment Ltd., will present George Michael‘s last work, Freedom Uncut, will be a one-time exceptional evening on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to watch his 110-minute musical documentary. In English language with Hungarian subtitles.

A deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by the late Grammy® Award winner.
GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT will be released as a global cinema event.

Throughout the documentary Michael reveals two distinct sides of his life: his very public music career and his private personal life and why he turned his back on the rivalry light, the celebrity lifestlye. The “uncut version” of George Michael Freedom’s musical documentary focuses on the defining era in the life and career of the late Grammy-winning artist, which also saw the release of the first installment of the highly successful album, Listen Without Prejudice, and the famous Supreme Court that followed. The lawsuit against the record’s publisher, as well as the death of George Michael’s first love, Anselmo Feleppa … and so in addition to the professional aspects, it is understandably throat-tight.

The film covers the turbulent period after Faith leading up to, during and after the making of his Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1 album in 1990.

A deeply autobiographical feature documentary narrated by … who else could it be … hearing the late Grammy® Award winner the singer himself … shot before his early death, George took part in every moment of the film’s production, so the film can also be considered a swan song.

George Michael Freedom Uncut is also a brilliant reminder of Michael’s outstanding musical genius during the Wham! years and throughout his solo career.

The film features timeless duets with George’s favorite artists and explores how he influenced the cultural landscape of his generation as one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

Interviews with George Michael’s most famous friends – Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Corden and Tony Bennett were also conducted.

GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM UNCUT will be released as a global cinema event.

See the Cimemas Budapest showtime: https://www.georgemichaelfreedomuncut.com/

This will be a one-time screening exceptional evening opportunity to watch the documentary … Mark the DATE – CINEMA – GET YOUR SEAT … already out now … watch this unforgettable talent who has gone ahead … but his music will surely remain within us.

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VI. Zsolnay Light Festival – Pécs – Hungary

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For four days come around … get around  to Pécs the capital of light in the world.  

July 7–10. 2022.

The country’s first and only light festival is expected to attract 100,000 visitors and the organizers are preparing about 120 programs. World-renowned light artists present the most exciting pieces of their work to visitors, who can also try curiosities such as playing tennis with light, making light graffiti and diving into the ocean of light – all for free! We won’t believe our eyes this year either! The city center of Pécs will become a world of fantasy, with dazzling sights in a total of 19 locations, which form the Way of Light:
He has toured the world’s largest light festivals in recent years, and now the huge, immersive work of the English Squidsoup team, Submergence, is arriving at the Árkád Pécs Shopping Center. The audience can walk into the work while being completely surrounded by the dynamic light installation. With more than 5,000 highlights, the work evokes a sense of immersion in the ocean.
On the 25th anniversary of Victor Vasarely death, two works will be paid tribute to his work  –  the world-famous native of Pécs. Contemplating Vasarely’s pictorial world, Janus Pannonius “weaves a carpet of light.” students of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs. Another work will be Vasarely-inspired interactive woodcut opposite the Csontváry Museum. The Zsolnay family had a tennis court built in the Barbican Trench at the beginning of the 20th century, this year it was rebuilt … come to life where visitors can play tennis matches using light. Waterlight Graffiti, an interactive work by Antonin Fourneau from France, arrives in Kossuth Square. Here, on an eight-meter-wide LED wall, we can create light graffiti using water.
Light painting will shine on the iconic squares and buildings of Pécs, such as the Jami, Jókai Square or the National Theater – Pécs, but new venues such as the playground of the new Pécs Fair Hall or the Arcade Park will also receive a light robe, which will shine in UV colors.
Whether feel hungry for even more experience can look forward to Path of Light Extra, whose special venues and exclusive programs to visit.

With the armband purchased on the spot can visit the venues, price 1500HUF , available at any stops at the festival.

Detailed program description: https://www.zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu/#news

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Take a Visit to “Tata Patara 1597” Turkish Historial Festival

In 2022, the “Tatai Patara1597” Turkish Historical Festival will be held for the 14th time  between

June 3-4-5.

The visitors can see the age of fifteen years of war and especially the siege of Tata in 1597.

It is a real historical event, the first deployment of a military technology innovation that gained international recognition in its infancy, and last but not least, the “Hungarian invention”. It is one of the most prestigious festivals of the Turkish era, not only in Hungary, but also in Europe. The basic idea drawn from the past of Hungarian military history also motivated the selection of strategic partners, the Kuny Domokos Museum, the Tatabánya Museum and the MH 25 Klapka Rifle Brigade.

Held in an authentic historical environment, the festival offers the opportunity to organize a large-scale series of events, where, in parallel with the recollection of contemporary military art and the life of the end, exemplary cooperation and moral values ​​- such as heroism, camaraderie, patriotism, faith, friendship, perseverance – which strengthened the co-operation against the Turkish conquerors, the protection of European Christianity, and which must continue to guide us today.

The aim of the historical festival is to present the livelihood and everyday life of the 16th century, striving for historical fidelity in all its details, the way of life and struggle of Christians and Ottoman occupiers, and the after-effects of forced coexistence. All this in an interactive way, involving visitors not only as spectators but also as active participants. With the spectacular demonstrations, military camps, lifestyle demonstrations, duels, programs, exhibitions and castle tours of the camps and the Hungarian village and harem operating as a “live exhibition” with the participation of 250-300 Hungarian and foreign military traders, based on a scenario developed by a military historian. offers a comprehensive program for those interested in military history or history, but may be of interest to any age group. During the entertainment programs, the visitor acquires authentic knowledge about the history of the Turkish era almost unnoticed. The war events are presented in the original Turkish sites, in the Turkish-era defensive system of the Tata castle, in the moat. Our permanent venues are the Tata Castle and the Castle Square, as well as the lakeside part between them to the Esterházy Riding School.

The Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Institute in Budapest will continue to support our event this year with traditional Turkish folk music, a bazaar, coffee and tea tasting, games and new exhibitions with the participation of Turkish artists. Among our cooperating partners, we can greet and get to know the Turkish Representative Office of the Turkish Council, and the Gül Baba Türbéje Heritage Protection Foundation will arrive with an independent program.

Visitors can see the age of fifteen years of war and especially the siege of Tata in 1597.

Four battles can be seen by the visitors:

Saturday morning … The presentation is in the XVI. It brings to life the moments of Turkish-Hungarian border life at the end of the 19th century. They can see the punishment of the Hajduks by the plundering of Turkish plunderers who violate the camp order, the duel from the challenge to the victory of the champion, the miserable fate of the prisoners and finally the flames of war are released and their forces are measured in a spectacular battle.

Saturday night … In the courtyard of the castle, the preservers of the tradition present the XVI. the end of the century. We can learn about the history of the construction of the castle and the events of the tragic year of 1594, when after the unsuccessful siege of Esztergom the Christians lost Tata and many other castles, which resulted in the prosecution of the captains sending the castle. The story is evoked by texts written on the basis of contemporary letters and chronicles, colored with appropriate music.

Sunday morning … The demonstration shows the cunning attack of the Turks when they want to take advantage of the turmoil caused by setting fire to the camp. However, the hearts of the Christians are in place and the disciplined soldiers will soon overcome the turmoil and disrupt the attackers with the fire of cannons and rifles.

Sunday afternoon … In the courtyard of the castle we summon the famous firecracker attack of Count Miklós Pálffy in May 1597. Based on the count’s former victory report, they can learn the story of the attack, which the traditionalists present in a spectacular siege scene. The patara pops and at the end the Hungarian flag is placed on the ridge of the castle.

Tickets are available at the spot during the festival.

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Postmodern Jukebox coming again to Budapest – 2022.

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In the last third of the 20th century, the postmodern trend was born in America. There are so many other innovations in music, later the formation of “Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox” itself during this period. The PMJ team, made up of highly talented international singers and musicians, paused their live performances during the pandemic, but the work did not stop.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is currently touring across 11 countries and has 53 upcoming concerts.This evening shoots off their concert tour at Radiant – Bellevue – Caluire et Cuire – France.
The pop-jazz phenomenon has entertained audiences all over the world with a series of live performances since 2011, and they have given concerts in Hungary several times. They have also performed in the UAE, Canada, the United Kingdom and several Europe‘s live concerts.

During their tour this year, they will visit the Hungarian capital on the evening of June 23, 2022 to visit the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

To get into the groove on a moody night at the PMJ concert in Budapest, the organizers are asking the audience to come to Dress in Gatsby-style.

Tickets on the spot – Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

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Documentary Commemorates Tutanhamun

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Out @ Hungary’s Domestic Cinemas – May, 12. 2022.

The leatest Temples of Art series – Tutanhamun: The Latest Gigantic Exhibition.

 English – Italian –  German language, all subtitled in Hungarian

 

Without leaving the country the series of the Temples of Art @ Hungarian cinemas watch step-by-step this amazing documentary.  The largest exhibition ever on Tutanhamun the giant power of Egypt of a truly young pharaoh who has not been forgotten for millennia, left behind a significant mark in Egyptian history.  Tutanhamun had become an iconic figure in world history  before pre-Roman and British monarchy times.
A documentary commemorates Tutanhamun from the lavish burial chamber unearthed a hundred years ago. For the first time, the latest exhibition will allow millions of spectators to take a close look at Pharaoh’s personal belongings from the tomb of about 150 of the luxury items that accompany him to the afterlife from the Valley of the Kings.

A highly recommend to go-to-the-movie to see the superb relics memorabilia before the “Golden Boy” returns to his homeland to R.I.P. in Egypt forever.

The documentary about him is breathtaking and Iggy Pop was a great choice as a narrator who completely captures the attention of the viewers.

Age limit: 12.

Film distributor Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Riport: Aggie Reiter

City Founders’ Day – National Strudel Festival – Slovak Style Wedding @ Kiskőrös 2022.

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During last week-end enormous crowd of visitors gathered at Kiskőrös to be present at the City Founders’ Day and the National Layers Festival.

The event of the program series started at the Sándor Petőfi Cultural Center on Friday at 5 p.m. In the evening, the musical Lord of the Wilds from the creators of the Tesla show was on the main stage. The day’s progam ended with the Rádió97 party disco in Pozsonyi Street.

On Saturday, 9 a.m. on the Pozsonyi Street came the Wedding cooking competition with Chef Lázár, the results was to be announced at 1 p.m. László Domonyi – Mayor of Kiskőrös, officialy open the series of events on the main stage at 11.30 a.m. The main program of the day was the wedding presentation of Slovakia. Those interested could take a look at the behind-the-scenes of the hustle and bustle preparation at several locations. At 2 p.m. on the Petőfi Square, at the groom’s house and at the same time in the Slovak Country House, the bridal house. The visitors could see the mood of the young people preparing to get together.  At 3.30 p.m. the priest held blessing to the young party in the Lutheran church. The a gala dinner started at 6 p.m and a wedding party took place in the main square. Thereafter followed the street ball with Lali & Nani, music TV singers, and a concert at the Birds band at 10 p.m.

The next day, on Sunday, 8.30 a.m. many people were on the spot at the opening of the National Strudel Festival at the main stage. The strudel making and tasting ended at 1 p.m. with the participation of the Slovak and neighboring settlements in Hungary. From 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. there was musical and dance events on the main stage, following the award ceremony of the Kiskőrös City Wine Competition at 3.30 p.m. The show continued with the Dívák show participating with Enikő Détár, Nelly Fésűs and Judit Ladinek, and from 5.15 p.m. the concert of Imre Rakonczai. The ceremony ball ended and at 8 p.m. concert was given by Fenyő 75.

Update: Aggie Reiter

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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