Posts Tagged ‘Hungary.’

The 13th Hungarian Theater Awards

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The Hungarian Theater Awards, which recognize those working in the background and service professions in the theater, were presented. Major Attila, production manager of the Karinthy Theater, received recognition; Nándor Eötvös is the tent master of the National Circus Arts Center; Zsolt Boldizsár, stage manager of the Móricz Zsigmond Theater in Nyíregyháza; Orsolya Kenyeri, head of the costume store of the Thália Theater; István Szelba is the technical manager and manager of the Gödöllő House of Arts. Bránimír Gyorgyev, artistic secretary of the Hungarian Serbian Theater, received a special national award. In the evening, the Hungarian Theater Lifetime Achievement Awards, recognizing exceptional acting careers, were presented, which were accepted by Jolán Török, dance teacher, dance artist, art consultant and Imre Katona, director.

The founder and originator of the Hungarian Theater Award, Péter Fekete, director of the National Circus Arts Center, highlighted: “It’s good to  stop for a minute …  look back and thank our successes to those behind us, without whose daily work theater performances would not be possible”.

Every year, the Hungarian Theater Award is given to those who work invisibly, behind the limelight, in the machinery that operates successful stage productions. In 2022, it was held for the 13th time and 9 awardees received recognition.

Nominations for the Hungarian Theater Award, founded in 2010, require the joint proposal of two state award-winning actors and the director of the nominating theater.

At the Awards Gala, the artists of the Nyíregyházi Móricz Zsigmond Theater, the Karinthy Theater, the Hungarian Serbian Theater, the Gödöllő House of Arts, the Thália Theater, the artists, jugglers and orchestra of the Capital City Grand Circus and the dancers of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble performed.

Riport and snaps Aggie Reiter

Also Balaton in the Fall … Walking Wine Tasting & Master Class Event 2022

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Upon invitation headed during the Fall to Lake Balaton’s walking wine tasting in Balatonalmádi. The event was opened by Zsófia Bozzai, the editor-in-chief of Bor és Piac (Wine and Market), where she greeted the pretty high number of the wine-loving audience and invited them to go for tasting all the six wine regions on the spot. Arrived 25 Balaton wineries – producers from Badacsonyi, Nagy-Somlói, Zala, Balatonboglári, Balaton-felvidéki and Balatonfüred-Csopak Wine Regions. She drew attention to the wine makers to fill free ask questions and listen to professional presentations. Then after Tamás Tornai – the owner of the Tornai Winery, greeted the gathering and wish the wine tasters to enjoy every drop of the wineries wine and keep in mind the one that suited the favorit taste and in the future prehaps will plan to visit one or more wineries.
After the opening, with the performance of violinist Julia Rabovay the wine tasting event started with four Telemann pieces and Monti’s Csárdás. The target audience included not only lovers of the local Balaton wines, but also a large number of visitors from Budapest, as well as guests from Slovakia and even Croatia arrived and good number of professionals came to the event.
It is no secret that the aim of the event was to extend the tourist season, so the title of the event already reflects this: “Also Balaton in the Fall”.

At the walking wine tasting, the guests could not only learn about winery, but hear  from the producers comments about the effects of climate change which effected the choice of varieties and in use of yeast … how the initial sugar content of the must is adjusted so that the alcohol level is lower. Rethinking the use of high sugar-accumulating varieties, e.g. Gray friendly, also about the new trends, and we could taste, for example, natural wines and orange wines.

Exhibited wines to taste by wineries as follows: 5 Ház Borbirtok Somló – Androsics Estate – Barcza Winery – Bezerics Vineyard – Dobosi Estate – Éva Dóka Winery – Dörgicsélő – Feind és Feind Winery Ltd. – Garamvári Vineyard – Istvándy Winery-Badacsony – Balázs Káli – Károly Kolonics – Laposa Badacsony – Lázár Cellar – Mórocz Winery – Nagy & Nagy Winery – Nivegy-Völgyi Borgazdaság Ltd. – Yári Pince – Petrányi Cellar – Rádpuszta Vineyard – Tagyon 730 Bormanufaktúra Vineyard – Taverna Winery – Tornai Winery – Villa Gyetvai Winery.

A short description the region’s new winemaker Tagyon 730 wine factory, which is located above Zánka at the foot of Tagyony, Szentantalfai hill. This winemaker is a new comer with his wines from the northern region of Lake Balaton. His winnery exists on 3000 m2 since 2016. His plantation has Cab. Franc (simply loved it amazing taste), Cab.Savignon and Merlot. Brought bottles of 5 types, each named by his 5 children. After harvest, closed tank fermentation is done with circular circulation. The locals told him that this event would take place, they had not yet prepared the labels for the wines, so they were numbered with the children’s names on the tasting table without labels. Produce Olaszrizling, Kéknyelű, Furmint, Szürkebarát which were waiting to be tasted.

Another one wish to mention … Most probably needn’t have to introduce the already famous winemaker of the Istvándy Winery-Badacsony. At the wine tasting table had a glance on a bottle of wine not seen label earlier, called “Bizsergés” –  “Tingling”. It was produced from ottonel muscat/yellow muscat 2020 – AL12%. Indeed a bit surprised me of the bustling bubbles and smoky flavor and right away could imagine it goes well after a hard meal.
Last but not least … go for a wine therapy … worth to visit the Tornai Winery. At the event the “A Tornai Top Selection Grófi Hárslevelű 2019” hit the top for the wine lovers.

The theme at the master classes were wine tourism, sustainability, resistant grape varieties, and organic farming.

It was fantastic to experience at the Három Majom Bistro (Three Monkies Bistro) in tasting the delicacies of Lebanese cuisine in Balatonalmádi. The place was just at the doorstep “Balaton in the Fall” event.

The implementation of the project is supported by the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture program.

Riport and snaps by: Aggie Reiter

On Screen from Delacroix to Gauguin Documentary

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From November in Hungary at the art movie theaters will be screened within the series of exhibition “From Delacroix to Gauguin” by Danish art collector.

Given the nature of the subject matter and its delivery, The Danish Collector will not be to everyone’s taste. However, for those with a raging thirst for Impressionism and/or without the means to fly to England, France or Denmark, this film is the next best thing.
It’s strange to think of Impressionists, such as Monet and Renoir, being vilified. It almost feels like a cliché, but it was the case for part of the 1800s. Then men like Hansen came along and a whole new generation of collectors was born. Somewhat dry in its presentation of Hansen’s life and influence, the real stars of the documentary are of course, the artworks themselves can be seen both Hansen’s summer home, which has almost been turned into a museum in the suburbs of Copenhagen, Ordrupgaard and its garden.  The audience may drop by places to see the best of 19th century French impressionist works and also at the London’s Royal Academy. The Danish Collector offers up a closer than close look at art by the likes of Gauguin and Delacroix.

The Danish collection is a repository of the finest impressionist works ever painted. The path leads from the romantic paintings of Delacroix, the realistic paintings of Corot and Courbet to the impressionist landscapes of Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne and Sisley, and even the impressionist portraits of Degas, Manet, Morisot and Gonzalès in his collection.

Distributed in Hungary by Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Recommendation by Aggie Reiter

Part 1. Autumn Festival of Museums in Hungary – 2022.

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Part 1. On a full day study tour which was organized for the written and online media representatives by the Hungarian Tourist Agency and the Open-Air Museum of Ethnography – Museum Education and Methodology Center – Szentendre (MOKK)  in presenting the coming up events related to the Autumn Festival of Museums.  The visiting venues were at Tatabánya – Tata –  Oroszlány  – Majk Museum  which are in the region of Central Transdanubian.

Arrived to the venue by bus from Budapest organized by the (MOKK).  Arriving to our first stop at Tatabánya  … the seat of Komárom-Esztergom county …  the media representative were welcomed by – Gabriella A. Pál …  at Majk – Zsuzsanna Éva Kovács and  Tata director Richard Schmidtmayer. Our host talked about their programs,  main goal to shed light on the museums’ role in the natural, intellectual and social fields, clarify the concept of sustainability and to draw attention to the museum’s rich activities related to the Autumn Festival of Museums.Visited two superb museum institutions

In the Tatabánya Museum, was introduced the archaeological monuments discovered in the area, as well as the new and recent monuments. We could have a view of their latest project from a bird’s eye view through  VR glasses which was the topic about garbage collection around the Turul monument. As mentioned, this was made for educational purposes in a playful way to make children aware of the importance of rubbish collection collection.

There are plenty of cultural tourism opportunities in Hungary  … be a guest – visitor at one of them.

Still at Tatabánya visited the Mining and Industria Skanzen with its member institution. This venue is also unique in every sense and most probably in an international context as well. We visited the entire building complexes of the Mine and saw the miners’six-door houses, where we could see age-old tools and equipment, the furnished offices, walking outdoor saw the smaller and giant machines and among them the tools and equipment which looked as an outer space land, and in the meantime went down to the old XV shaft.

Riport to be continued in PART 2.

Riport and snaps by  Aggie Reiter

At the Tornai Winery – 7th Somló “Juhfark” Festival 2022

 

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Venue: Tornai Winery – Somlójenő – Somló Hill – Hungary

Lately visited Somló upon invitation to get to know the 17 wineries bringing 27 Juhfark delights at the Somló Juhfark Festival.

The representative presentation of Juhfark – (Sheep Tail) was organized for the seventh time with the co-operation of winemakers from Somló, where the public could participate in tasting the best batches of the past years wines and get to know the winemakers personally, ask questions, talk about their techniques of wine making, the characteristics of the wines, taste and taste again.

The Somló Juhfark (“Sheep Tail” – in English) – (staying with the original Hungarian name from now one) Holiday, was organized a special walking tasting event in many ways in providing a special experience for the wine-loving public. At the Festival one of the most popular wineries were present at the same time with their best wines. We were introduced to know the characteristics of the wine region. We could also follow the handiwork from the winemaker within tasting their items. These wines were completely different types and characters of Juhfark.

In brief back in time long the way to to-day’s Somló Winery … Endre Tornai after returning home from the war, he restarted the family farm. Instead of the grapes he lost in Badacsony, he bought an outdated plantation in Somló, barely two months old … began his small cellar the Tornai cellar. It is one of the oldest of this kind on a 0.7 ha wine-land, today expanded 50 ha. The 450 ha lands on the hill side are now cultivated by 3000 landowners becoming small plots. For the first time it has been introduced here. The process …the juice is left to stay in contact with the grapes skin for approx. 7 – 14 hours.Then yielding a brightly color, full-bodies white wine with charastic acidic-mineral taste mixed elegantly with fresh, fruity fragrance. Several grapes varietals are planted in the field … Riesling, Juhfarok, Szürkebarát, Furmint, Hárslevelű, Zeus, Zenit and Pinot Blanc. The Hárslevelű 2011 earned great gold medal at the international wine competition in Verona. In 2003 received a gold medal in Montreal and Düsseldorf and several other countries.

The wine of Somló and the Tornai winery has for ages been known … taken as medicine … In the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and beyond the Somló wines were claimed to possess medicinal qualities. Many healing powers were recorded. The wine was in favor in the court of Habsburgs, as drinking Somló wine on the royal wedding night was believed to increase the chance to conceive a male child. So along the way from 1990 and today it became, known as the “wedding night wine”

Back to highlight the festival … Juhfark and Somló is a special pairing with a mineral flavor, inimitable wine. The unique volcanic character of the mountain can best be seen … tasted … in the bottles of Juhfark wines.

Participating wineries were: 5 Ház Wine Estate, Barcza Winery, Bogdán Estate, Csetvei Winery, Csordás-Fodor Winery, Dobosi Winery, Fekete Pince, Hegedűs-Szabó Winery, Kolonics Winery, Kőfejtő Cellar, Kreinbacher Estate, Somlói Vándor Cellar, Szabó Winery, Szalai Cellar, Tomcsányi Family Estate, Tornai Winery, Zzirai Winery

At the Tornai winery can not only enjoyed the wines, but also beauty of the varied golden field of “Grapeville” at Somló.
In addition to the walking tasting, we could participate in additional programs. One workshop was a ride on a special little bus coming to pick us up just for this occasion, rolling up-and-down Somló hilly side on the vineyard tour titled “Journey around Somló”. During our ride ongoing tasting was held.

We were also able to take part in a special museum-cellap, where the history of generations in winemakers of the Tornai’s family tree and now rare wine making tools were introduced.

At another workshop, we got to know more about the Somló’s vineyards … also tasting excellent wines, older vintages and famous wines from this great wine regions, comparing them with each batch of Juhfark. Was told that the Somló Juhfark wine has crossed the Ocean to the States and there it goes through a web auction … maybe a collect or a deeply wine lover has already cherished a bottle of Juhfark.

Riport and snaps Aggie Reiter

Part 2. The Voice of Kékfrankos Reached Near&Far 2022 – Wine and Gastronomy @ Sopron

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Part .2  Kékfrankos Wine and Gastronomy Experience 2022 Festival’s day continuing with ongoing tasting, also at Ferenc Liszt Conference and Cultural Center, organized by Effix-Marketing Ltd. Civils for Fertőtájért, Sopron Fertő Tourism Development Nonprofit Ltd. By many known as Sopron Wine Region is home to the largest Kékfrankos plantation in the country. An area of about 1000 hectares covering two-thirds of the wine region. The most beautiful wines of the Sopron Wine Region were presented by 33 exhibitors, including 20 wineries with 70 featured items offering to taste and giving an insight by the winemakers into the treasures of this region . It was impossible to taste all the excellent items (maybe next time) so everyone gave a try in tasting some varieties. Participating Winemakers were: Bónis-Reitter Winery, Bruckner Winery, Etyeki Kúria Borgazdaság Sopron wines, Fényes Cellar, Gangl Winery, Hauer Cellar, Hermann Cellar, Horváth Wine, Iváncsics Cellar, Jandl Cellar, Lővér Cellar, Luka Winery, Pfneiszl Estate, Steigler Cellar, Stubenwoll Cellar, Taschner Wine and Champagne House, Töltl Winery, Vincellér Wine Estate, Winelife Winery, Zachár Wine. Horváth Imre Winery … Is a small family winery in Sopron has been engaged in ecological, organic viticulture for 10 years. Wines matured in traditional oak, acacia barrels and stainless steel tanks and are bottled – sold as draft wine.  Produce: Furmint, Yellow Muscovy, Viognier, other white wines. Red wines: Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Pinot noir, Syrah, Zweigelt, Rosé. Red wines: Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Kékfrankos, Merlot, Pinot noir, Syrah, Zweigelt, Rosé. Cannot deny, favorite of mine was the Sopron Syrah – 2017  which had an almost black appearance with the smell of blackberry and cherry, being big-bodied wine with well-balanced tannin and the spiciness of black pepper. Bónis-Reitter Winery … Red wine ZOAN – 2019 … as was said: “We have been waiting for this vintage for years to make the flagship wine of our cellar, a large-structured, thick-textured Kékfrankos.” Bánfalva was recorded as settlements as early as the 13th century. This Kékfrankos wine has medium-intensity plum and black cherry aromas, bright acidity and medium tannin. Taschner Wine and Champagne HouseWhy/When/Where named Kékfrankos? The answer is simple . This grape variety is so closely associated with the wine region that the locals even keep an anecdote namely Kékfrankos. According to the legend … “When the new war of Napoleonic France and the Habsburg Empire broke out on April 10, 1809. Napoleon’s soldiers marched towards Győr in 1809 and they also occupied Sopron. Although no major battles took place, the soldiers lingered here for five months. The daily ration they received from the city was half a lime wine, which meant 3.5-4 deciliters, but this was not enough for the majority. And if someone wanted more, they had to pay for it. Soldiers had two types of notes, the less valuable red franc and the more valuable blue franc. The resourceful wine farmers of Sopron, the Poncichters, of course only accepted in exchange only the blue franc for their wine, hence the name Kékfrankos – Blue Franc. Latest wine from Taschner Soproni Kékfrankos 2020/2021 is the flagship wine of the Sopron region. According to research,  its grapes originates from the Caspian Sea region, and which were brought by our conquerors. It is extremely widespread in the Carpathian basin and owes its popularity to its reliability and characterful wine. Its wine is characterized by a rich tannin acid content and has a deep ruby ​​red color. Vincellér Wine Estate – Tasting Vincellér Fizzi Miska 2021, semi-sweet sparkling wine and Vincellér Late Zenith 2018 was top on my taste. The winery is owned by three families namely: Molnár, Pieler and Sásdi. The winery made its first two wines in 1986, from the Kékfrankos installed in 1972 and from a Zweigelt made in 1979. In 1996 they had bought the Széchenyi Cellar at Fertőboz. Their basic (Vincellér) and selected (Molnártiti Selection) wines are popular. Steigler Cellar is located in the heart of Sopron’s poncichter district on Balfi Road, built centuries ago, under the dwelling houses. Was told by Tamás Varga winemaker on the spot that even before Roman times, the unmistakable soil and micro climate encouraged the people who settled here to plant grapes and make wine. According to written records, the Celts were the first to taste the wines of the Fertő region. No wonder known by many Steigler Cellar located in Hungary they are the oldest wine region and carries on the millennia-old traditions in creating organic wines.The plantation has green veltelín, zweigelt, kékfrankos, pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon varieties. Anyone who has delved even a little into the history of the Sopron wine region already knows that the farmers did not build their cellars in the vineyards, but down floor in their houses. That is why Sopron’s downtown and the farmer’s quarter hide many interesting cellars and cellar systems. The vineyards located in beautiful surroundings are therefore out of sight of the guests. Some farmers recognized this, which is why they organize special and exciting adventure tours to their wine region. The purpose of the adventure tour is to discover the Sopron wine region, bring nature and vineyards closer, admire the landscape, and see where the Sopron Kékfrankos is growing today.

The locals of Sopron says: “If you go home from Sopron without tasting Kékfrankos, it’s as if you haven’t been here”… agree!

Riport and snaps: Aggie Reiter

Today the SPAR Budapest Marathon 2-day festival all about running has come to the end

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At least for another year to wait for this fantastic SPAR Marathon event to be able to run here  @ Budapest again.

The 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon Festival took place with the participation of more than 17,000 participants. On the second day of the event, 3,750 marathoners tackled the spectacular capital route, which also offers a view of the world heritage sites. Along with the individual runners, hundreds of couples and four-person teams completed the 42-kilometer king’s distance. The participants of the 30-kilometer distance, referred to as the anteroom of the marathon, ran together with the marathon field. In the new third marathon (14 km), even those who are not yet ready for the classic distance could experience the marathon atmosphere.
The 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon is an international event, this year it took place with the participation of athletes from 89 countries, in addition to 830 domestic municipalities. The marathon race was organized by the (BSI) Budapest Sport Office (BSI) on a course certified by AIMS.
In the 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon – fastest man was Levente Szemerei – an athlete from the Szekszárd Sports Center, with a time of 2:21:44 – fastest woman was Eszter Csillag – known as a cross-country runner, finished first with a time of 2:59:16.
After the first arrivals at the finish line, the members of the marathon field continued to arrive to the finish line for more than 3 hours. The finish time of 5 hours and 30 minutes also gave the opportunity to those who run at a slower pace or were taking on the challenge of their boot-list to complete the classic king’s distance. This year’s field included 870 runners who completed their first marathon.
An excellent atmosphere awaited the runners on the marathon route with 36 music points and individuals at numerous fan points ensured & cheers went out for runners.

Riport: Aggie Reiter

Hello Europe – Hello Marathon Runners of the World – Join SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival 2022.

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The 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival to this year the press conference took place at the Hall of the National Dance Theater on September 27, 2022.

Still 8 DAYS to come … hurry-up … catch-up … sign-up … to be at the start-off … to participate Hungary’s best-known running event.

SPAR Marathon® Hungary’s largest recreational sports event is running your way!

At the SPAR Budapest Marathon® press conference were present Budapest’s Deputy Mayor Dr Anett Bősz responsible for human areas – marathon runner – spoke about her own experiences, saying that the marathon does not begin with the start, nor does it end at the finish line. The person who crosses the finish line is not the same person who warmed up in the starting zone in the morning. Running a marathon is a way of life, when we experience that we ourselves are our own chance and opportunity.

Árpád Kocsis – executive competition director – Budapest Sports Office (BSI) said: “Q” : “The running fever is rising higher-and-higher in getting closer to the forthcoming SPAR Marathon® Hungary! Entries are pouring in from all corners of the country. Almost eighteen thousand Hungarians from 800 domestic settlements and more than two thousand foreign runners from 83 countries are to be enjoying their enter to Budapest’s world heritage panorama on October, 8-9.” Also added „Q”:The event is held each year over a weekend in the season of Fall. The „Marathon” begins with several shorter races for runners of all ages and abilities. Expecting more than 30000 individuals to put on their running shoes to start at one of the distances, “e.g”. 600-meter family run, and 5, 10, 30 kms. and/or the marathon relay, up to the classic marathon distance.

Almost everything is the same as what was interrupted two-an-half years ago, participants can get ready for a frenetic atmosphere having Music Marathon, Professional championships, Diplomat Cup, Charities participants, Exhibitors. There is great interest as was in the previous years by the actors to Run for the Theater competition, which is unique in Europe and announced as part of the Tolle Marathon Relay, and a list of other runners including the members of the Hungarian State Opera House, Comedy Theater, the Playhouse Theater, the Örkény Theater, the National Dance Theater, the Városmajor Outdoor Theater, the Pesti Hungarian Theater, the Jurányi Community Incubator House, the Újszínház, and the Ördögkatlan.

Máriusz Révész – State Secretary responsible for Active Hungary, emphasized: „Q”: “The Eurobarometer research was published recently, in which it was found that 71% of people in Hungary do not exercise at all or just very rarely. This figure puts us far behind the EU average. Because of our health and mental state, we definitely have to change this percentage! A well-organized event change the minds of people in having enormous power to start a heathier sporty life and many people start running, swimming, and/or cycling because they realize how good they feel after their activity.”

One of the special features of Saturday, October 8. is the jubilant 10th FODISZ Equality Run. László Szabó president of the National Association of Students, Competitions and Leisure Sports of the Disabled said the following: ”Q”: “The event invites young people living with disabilities, people with limited mobility, and those who want to express their solidarity to run a symbolic 500-meter distance. The aim of the program is to enable those children with disabilities to experience the joy and excitement of racing, for whom active sports are not necessarily part of everyday life. We also specifically welcome participants who want to express their sympathy to their fellow human beings with special needs. This also promotes social integration in the field of Hungarian sports. In light of this, outstanding athletes and para-athletes will also visit the movement, who will run together with the applicants. The race creates an excellent opportunity for community building and networking.”

The 37th SPAR Budapest Marathon® starts on Saturday morning October, 8. at 9 a.m. from the Pázmány Péter promenade. The 42,195-meter distance can be completed individually, in pairs, and/or in a four-person relay within the framework of the Tolle Marathon Relay. This year’s novelty, the SPAR 14 kms, also starts with this field. In addition to this large field, the participants of the Regnum 30 kilometer run will also join.

The organizer of the Budapest Sportiroda (Sport Office Budapest) members will be on the spot to support the runners with more than 80,000 liters of water, 32,000 liters of Gatorade, 1000 liters of Pepsi Cola, 280 kilograms of grape sugar and 13000 bananas. Around 1200 organizers and directors work on the safe conduct of the event during the two days.

Márk Maczelka – Head of Communications SPAR Hungary said:„Q”: “Since 2008, our company has been the title sponsor and main supporter of the SPAR Budapest Marathon® Festival. It is one of the largest recreational sports events in Hungary and Europe, which is also the featured running race of the year and a social event at the same time. Its primary goal is to make as many people as possible fall in love with running and to draw attention to the importance of a health-conscious, sporty lifestyle. We provide free entry for our own community and colleagues, thereby motivating them to participate and exercise regularly. The health-conscious lifestyle – to which we are committed not only with our products, but also with our social responsibility activities – is also promoted at this event.” He added „Q”: The course is a mix of gravel and pavement to ease the knees with some rolling hills to keep the legs awake on the entire route. The SPAR Marathon course opens the eyes especially to the foreigners participating in the run and will guarantee to make them fall in love with all its beauty of Budapest as racing to cross the finish line.”

Charity activities are traditionally associated with the two-day running festival. Thanks to the event’s 9 charitable partner organizations and the approximately 800 fund-collecting or donating participants, the “charity yield” of the two days can reach 10 million HUF.

At the end of the press conference, a one million HUF grant was symbolically handed over. The “Aktív Magyarországért” (Active for Hungary) award, established in 2021. It was one of the first to receive the Budapest Sport Office last November in recognition of its decades of activity in the field of promoting an active lifestyle. The two executives decided not to keep the one million HUF associated with the award, but to be in use to support the work of the “Sarolta Monspart Healthy Lifestyle Foundation”, which takes care of the spiritual and material legacy of Sarolta Monspart, who died last year. Botond Feledy, son of Sarolta Monspart and Péter Feledy, received the plaque representing this support from István Máth, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, and also managing director of BSI.

The Marathon runners can enjoy the world heritage panorama of Hungary’s capital during running along designated sites. The competitors rolling over the River Danube bridges, three of which glinting the sights of Budapest and also enjoying their en route through Margitsziget (Margaret Island). Along the marathon route, 36 musical stations add strength to continue the runners passing by. Expecting a large number of audience en route to vision the runners and to cheer them on their way. Not only foreigners but local may relax after the run and rest their bodies, legs in the thermal pools at the unique 16th and 17th century Turkish baths or at the popular neo-baroque Széchenyi bath.

In the group photo, from left to right: Péter Ertl, director of the National Dance Theater, László Szabó, president of the National Association of Students, Competitions and Leisure Sports of the Disabled, Árpád Kocsis, executive competition director of the Budapest Sports Office, dr. Anett Bősz, Budapest’s deputy mayor responsible for human areas, Márk Maczelka, communications manager of SPAR Hungary, and Máriusz Révész, state secretary responsible for Active Hungary.

Registration/prices: (https://marathon.runinbudapest.com/prices/

Riport and snaps by Aggie Reite

Results to the Value and Quality Grand Prize Contest – Budapest – 2022.

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The Value and Quality Grand Prize Tender was announced for the fifth time in 2022 and was presented in a ceremonial setting on September, 8 at the Parliament. As a result of the rigorous five-round evaluation, this year in level competitions announced in more than 100 topics, and 41 applications from 34 applicants for trademark in use and awards received the Value and Quality Grand Prize Certification Trademark.
The largest group of applicants can be linked to agriculture; the past period has pointed out the unquestionable importance of agriculture and the food industry, which has proven even during the crisis that it is capable of supplying the entire country. Second place was taken by the main group of IT programs, systems, and products, devices and services that help human health and safety. This was followed by clothing and accessories and energy-efficient building products. Among this year’s tenders, the tender awarded in the cultural theme became a real novelty. Answer was given to the problem of how to remain visible as a performing artist, overcome the difficulties of the past period, and even gain further recognition. The other main groups received 1 application each.

Summary: Aggie Reiter

Extended Temporary Exhibition Entitled Alternative Cosmos @ Zsolnay Cultural Quarter – Pécs

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The temporary exhibition titled “ŰR” – SPACE the alternative cosmos has been extended until September, 25. 2022. and awaits those who are thirsty for space experiences in the m21 Gallery of the numerous domestic private collections, or works made especially for this in the form of unique installations. All of the works of art are related to outer space, and there is even a work of art that literally: follows a space probe orbiting the earth, detects its presence and makes it all perceptible to us with artistic means (visual elements and sounds) (Lóránd Széchenyi- Nagy: Kozmikus Frekvensiák – Solar Probe / his site-specific installation M21).
Visitors can also get a taste of the accounts following the landing on the Moon, which questioned and organized the landing on the Moon under artificial conditions. Not to mention the clips, animated films or contemporary TV series that all present the ideas of space from the 60s and 70s, and among which the scientific slide film cannot be missing!
One of the most exciting parts of the exhibition is that visitors can try on Antal Lakner’s Passive Dress installation, which is both surprising and interactive, as the dress stuffed with weights is meant to simulate twice the gravity of the earth, so they can experience what astronauts experience under the weight of the gravitational force on their bodies during a rocket launch they felt.

A special acoustic and visual experience is the video installation by Sándor Vály and Éva Polgár, which records and plays the Milky Way constellation on the organ! But classic works of art and paintings are also not missing from the exhibition, the rooms of which can be approached after the docking (Gyula Várnai’s video installation) through strange sluices (the works of Gryllus Ábris, Balázs Deim, Ottó Vincze and Lajos Csontó) and separated by these for example, the thematic rooms entitled Planet of Observers, Space Museum, Invisible Planets and Domesticated Constellations.

At the end of the exhibition, Lili Pethő‘s cosmic-themed posters move with the help of a mobile phone application, and visitors can even send a message from space, during which they act as astronauts. or they can take a picture together with aliens.

Astronomer László Kiss and László Százados, curator of the exhibition, will give a guided tour during the Szamárfül Festival on August, 27 from 5 p.m. entitled Invisible Planets.


It promises to be an interesting program for families and children to see outer space and the Globe we live in from a different perspective.

Calling attention by Aggie Reiter