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


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

Űr exhibition at Pécs

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

Leslie Mandoki – Motto …”It is always important to build bridges and easy on the wavelength of music.”

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Mandoki Soulmates … visited the band rehearsal for the 30th anniversary concert, which took place in the Bem Klub upstairs room (District, I., 6. Bem rakpart Budapest). … (Just mentioning (editor’s comment) this historical venue was in the old days the unforgiven gatherness, controlled spot for individuals /groups/ bands to come together by the existing government. One of the famous “Sirius” group rehersaled here in the late 70s (one of my favorite musician Jackie Orszaczky known personally) the group style was characterized by the progressive jazz-rock trend, which did not fit into the “like!” of the dictatorship at the time being, saying that this was pure Western ape. Mandoki sometimes visited wayback that venue and like what he have heard by them.)

After three own music rehearsal songs played together by icons such as Al Di Meola, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Jack Bruce, Mike Stern, Ian Anderson, Richard Bon and Takács Tamás Hungarian singer (Carthago band) also joined the international team showing just a peck into the forthcoming next day concert to hear at the Szentháromság Square across the River Danube on the Buda side of Budapest.

Following the rehearsal was held to the media representative a short press hearing, where in brief Mandoki introduced the group to hold the concert tomorrow. Thereafter told his story of how and when left Hungary. The world-renowned musician and music producer Leslie Mandoki, lived in Germany and California since 1975, when decided to defect at the age of 22 – together with his two fellow artists, Gábor Csupó and László Szűcs. Leslie Mandoki, who has a diverse and successful musical career spanning several decades, was the music director of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign, the composer of Disney films, German and American TV films, and, among other things, the pride of his narrower homeland, Bavaria: Bayern Munich and Volkswagen-Audi-Porsche he is also the musical director and consultant of the concern.

He artistically took care of the records of stars such as Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Rush. Leslie founded a world-famous record studio 40 years ago, which is the reason for an extra anniversary celebration this year. From the beginning members were Randy Brecker, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears), Bill Evans (Miles Davis Band) , Bobby Kimball (Toto), Peter Maffay, Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew), Jesse Sibenberg (Supertramp) and John Helliwell (Supertramp).

Few thoughts he shared: at the press gathering:“Q” The team is based on common human, moral and artistic values, and respectful humility towards the audience. 30 years ago we agreed that we would only communicate directly with each other, leaving managers, concert organizers, record companies and lawyers out of the equation. This is the only way to bring together and keep together this team of world stars in such an excellent way.” Also added “Q” His fellow musicians “Soulmates” is also unique thanks to the world stars: the frontman and bandleaders of the legendary bands do not simply form a band, but also a deepen their community of values.

The 30th anniversary concert starting at 7 p.m. on August, 19 @  the Buda Castle, Szentháromság Square, will be open to the public free of charge as part of the St. Stephen’s Day celebration series.

In briefly about the next day’s concert… Strong winds, thunder, heavy lightning lightened up the sky and
due to the storm approaching the capital, the organizers informed Mandoki that the open-air 30-year anniversary concert performance had to be interrupted, but the musician did not want to accept the decision therefore the organizers announced that they would turn off the electricity and called on the audience to leave quickly.

Riport and snaps Aggie Reiter

The Káptalan street @ Pécs will be a cavalcade of collective art 2022.


Shortly coming up at Pécs … concerts, literary programs and playhouse at the Múzeum utca Plusz Fesztivál – Museum Street Plus Festival.

Among dozen of programs, concerts, literary evenings and children’s programs await the audience at the Múzeum Utca Plusz Festival @ Pécs between August 18 and 21. 2022.

A taster of the programs:
A part of the Múzeum Utca Plusz collective art troupe from August 18-21. Among a lineup of superb artists: Beton. Hofi, Ohnody, I Am Soyuz, Óperentzia will perform, while the literary line is represented by famous actors such as József Wunderlich, Anikó Für, Eszter Csákányi and Steve Hajdu. Most of the programs are free to visit!

The festival starts on August, 18 at 4.30 P.M., with a parade accompanied by the joyous music of the PTE Brass Band and the dancing of giant banns. From 5 P.M., Juci Németh and Hunor G. Szabó will take the stage, and the evening will end with a folklore whirlwind and dance hall.

During the festival, Ohnody, who combines different artistic trends, will perform in the courtyard of the Museum Directorate, Óperentzia, the indispensable band of the Hungarian underground, and also to Kubali in Pécs. I Am Soyuz, with its personality and humorous and thought-provoking stories, creates an intimate atmosphere at its concerts, where special instruments such as ukulele, melodica, omnichord and banjo are played. The a/m program are are free of charge.

One of the hottest figures in Hungarian rap, Beton. Hofi, will perform in the Káptalan Kert – Kaptalan garden , whose lyrics show a great balance between street slang based on the identity of the eighth district and smart, self-reflective sensitivity. The guest of the concert is Lil Frakk.

Awesome concerts awaiting for to-day’s music lovers: Ivan & Tha Parazol, Blahalouisiana and Kaktus will take the stage there; but there will be a special concert in Pécs with the participation of O’Sullivan, Doggos, Jam&Slam + Slow, BandiT, Dj R-Nold; after which the up-and-coming Hungarian singer-rapper, T. Danny, further heats up the atmosphere.

There will also be no shortage of literary programs. In the framework of “Trans-hearing, Karinthy and his friends, Kabaré 2.0”, may take a poetic journey around the skull of Frigyes Karinthy and his friends with the participation of Eszter Csákányi, Ferenc Elek and Steve Hajdu.

“Word – Game” is a reading performance of the word games of contemporary poetry with actors such as Gabi Hámori, Zsolt Trill and József Wunderlich. What can we hear? Paraphrases of great poems and today’s viral poems, quarantine cabaret dialogue and monologue.

On the closing day, may enjoy a soul-refreshing literary inhalation entitled “Minden Titok” – “All Secret” at the musical literary evening with Anikó Für and Róbert Hrutka.

This year as well, there will be Design Liget – Design Grove a creative space and art market, children’s programs, guided tours, a Roman-era playhouse, a children’s concert by Alíz Bogárdi, and those interested can try the Parnassus game, which is a creative provocation on the border between theater and visual arts. In the Rózsakert – Rose Garden families are welcomed on Saturday with Episcopal children’s programs, including a Kaláka group concert.

The ISTER stand – Roman-era playhouse and digital museum offers varied programs for children and adults every day of the event from 10 A.M. – 7 P.M. Roman jewelry making, Roman food tasting, Roman clothing demonstration, Roman coloring, archaeological puzzle, site exploration tools presentation (radar, drone, metal detector), quiz, urban detective adventure game, but there will be special guided tours of Baranya Aranya – An Early Avar Cemetery Reveals its Secrets. exhibition and crafts based on Vasarely’s works.

During the event, the programs organized by the Janus Pannonius Museum can be visited free of charge,  but the museum exhibitions can be viewed with extended opening hours and with a 10% discount.

On August, 20-21, a slice Pécs gastronomy – Baranyai Gastro Piknik will add color to the Múzeum Utca Plusz event, where you can sample the best of the region’s restaurants in two days under the shady trees. Bistro food, street food, wineries and local producers on the spot  around one place. Enjoy the traditions and new flavors from all over Baranya County.

Organisers of the Festival: Zsolnay Örökségkezélő NKft, Made in Pécs, Janus Pannonius Museum, Diocese of Pécs.

Update Aggie Reiter

Ice Cream of the Year Competition 2022 – Final

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This year, the award of the Hungarian Confectionery Industry Association was presented for the 25th time, and just as in the previous years, the ceremonial award ceremony and press conference was held at Zila Cafe and Krisztina Confectionery @ Budapest.

A total of 74 ice creams entered the Ice Cream of the Year competition in four categories this year. There was no mandatory taste this year, the aim of which is to promote classic and traditional high-quality artisanal ice cream, nothing set limits to the creativity of the contestants. This year 12 ice creams made it to the finals in the handicraft categories, which the contestants had to make in the presence of the jury. 27 ice creams competed for the places in the category of raw material producers-distributors.

Before and after the ceremony, were also available for tasting the finalist ice creams of the craft categories, 27 competition ice creams of the company category.

The aim of the competition is to promote traditional, high-quality artisanal ice cream, so that the Hungarian confectionery can offer its guests even better quality ice creams, thereby creating a demand among people for healthy and high-quality, artisanal products. This year, it was possible to enter again in the “Free” category, with ice creams that cannot contain added sugar, gluten, lactose, or milk protein. These ice creams are becoming more and more popular among guests with conscious nutritional needs and guests with various food intolerance.

Competition ice creams could only be made with natural basic and additional ingredients, flavored and decorated exclusively with self-made dressings. This year, the “M – Free” category was announced again, in which competitors could enter ice creams free of added sugar, gluten, lactose and milk protein.

Árpád Szűcs, the chairman of the professional jury,said: “They sought balance and creativity in fixtures and decor. The reason the sky high price 500HUF is increasing – along with many other products the price of raw materials, their lack in many cases, or the lack of labor. In addition, according to the current regulations, ice cream in cones must be sold with 27% VAT, which means a great burden on the operation of pastry shops and ice cream parlors.”

Anyway, no doubt and regardless to the high price of ice cream within rich yummy flavors has no individual age limit when it comes to different yummy melting flavors that’s for sure.

Members of the professional jury of the company category:
Ádám Pataki (Pataki Confectionery, Érd), jr. Pál Sulyán (Sulyán Cukrászda, Veresegyház, László Zila (Zila Café, Budapest)

Jury members of Professional Organizations:
Tamás Fekete (BTSZ), János Garaczi (First Hungarian Order of the White Table), István Knezsik (Auto Grand Coalition), László Kovács (MVI), András Krivács (MNGSZ), Ágnes Nagy (Magyar Ízek Utcája), László Németh (IPOSZ), Septe József (Hungarian Bakers Association)

Members of the professional jury: László Balogh (Artisan Confectionery, Gyula), Angéla Baracskay (creative pastry chef, Budapest), Eszter Gerő (Sütizz Confectionery, Budapest), Árpád Szűcs (a table! Boulangerie-pâtisserie, OJO ICE, Budapest), Balázs Erdélyi (professional president, MCI , Budapest)

The members of the Audience jury were: Antónia Erős (presenter, founder of the Egy Csepp Figyelem Foundation), Armand Kautzky (Jászai Mari award-winning actor), Enikő Tóth (actress), Krisztina Trisczuk (national team handball player), Luca Vajda (finalist of the Kitchen Chef show).

In the extremely strong field, the following results were announced by the press ice cream presenter: “I.” category: pastry shops, artisan ice cream makers’ competition. Artisanal ice creams can be entered into this category with natural base and additional ingredients, in the case of milk ice creams with a cooked base, and exclusively with self-made toppings, pastes, and decorations, made in accordance with the traditional technological sequence.

Gold medalist and winner of the Ice Cream of the Year traveling cup: Zserbó Szőke – Norbert Dobó – Füredi Fagyizó from Balatonfüred.

Silver medal: Lazy berry – László Ladányi – Ladányi Cukrászda
from Szeghalom. Bronze medal: Pumpkin raspberry – Ádám Novák and Rita Elek, REÖK Kézműves Cukrászda from Szeged.

“M-Free” category: pastry shops, artisan ice cream shops competition:
Gold medal: Plum black tea – Dávid Wilheim – Pingvin Ice Cream Parlor and Confectionery from Balatonmáriafürdő. Silver medal: Very good – Ágnes Böröczky-Asztalos – Margaréta Fagyizó from Balatonszemes.
Bronze medal: Chocolate coconut sorbet – Ferenc Reif – Dock Cukrászda fom Polgárdi.
“C” category: competition of raw material manufacturers and distributors
Gold medal: Plum almond with crunchy granola – Attila Rétfalvi – Master Martini Ltd. Silver medal: Conselice – Attila Rétfalvi – Master Martini Ltd. Bronze medal: Wind of Balaton – László Nagy – Békás Ltd.
“C/M-Free” category: competition of raw material manufacturers and distributors:
Gold medal: Currant poppy ice cream – Róbert Cseri – KEN Carpathia Ltd.
Silver medal: Sugar-free black currant – Norbert Szabados – König-Units Ltd. (FABBRI). Bronze medal: F – Attila Rétfalvi – Master Martini Ltd.

Special prizes – Audience prize: Bella serrata – Péter Benkő – IREKS-Stamag Ltd.

Special prize for professional organizations: Hazelnut yuzu raspberry – Éva Heléna Marsa – Vanília & Gelarto from Nagykőrös

First Hungarian Order of the White Table Special Award: Tropical Garden of Eden – Jenő Vadócz – Promenád Café from Balatongyörök … Last but not least congrates to all participant confectionery members listed a/m … Anyway if would have had a golden medal to give to Jenő Vadócz for his bombastic tasty of fruits ice cream I would surely have… really made me feel in the Garden of Eden.

Riport & Snaps: 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

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:

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Postmodern Jukebox coming again to Budapest – 2022.


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.

Recommender: Aggie Reiter

IVECO Daily 2022 Van & E-WAY Series Establishment

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The market for commercial vehicles has completely changed: as a result of the epidemic, the supply market has been replaced by demand. Demands far exceed production capacity, those with stocks or shorter production times enjoy a competitive advantage – one of the leading players in the commercial vehicle market, ECO-tech visiON Ltd., which sells Iveco vehicles, was introduced to the press. It was said that the company, which consists of professionals with decades of experience in the vehicle market, expects dynamic growth in demand in the medium term as a new player. At the same time, problems affecting supply chains, including the lack of chips, are still a problem for commercial vehicles as well as commercial vehicles.

The IVECO Daily 2022 van model reported on the domestic commercial vehicle market situation, domestic and international alternative propulsion trends within the sector, and the expected market effects of the chip shortage and the Russo-Ukrainian war.
The company also unveiled the IVECO Daily 2022 van model with its advanced driver assistance systems, its new electric bus from the E-WAY series.

Further information:

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News: “We Are Growing Up Tonight” @ Central Theater – Budapest 2022

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Central Theater – Budapest – District, VI., 18. Révai Street

Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward

After the London premiere, this is the second in the world to see the latest production of the legendary Mischief Company’s play @ Budapest’s Central Theater.

On March, 5, 2022., was domestic premiere of the highly successful comedy by the Hungarian creative team. The irresistibly amusing work of the Mischief Theater was presented to the audience in a replica performance, directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward – We Fail Tonight. The play is in Hungarian language.

Even though the play has been written in 1994 can be traced of to-day’s happenings about kids age 6 to 30, a band of classmates. They quarrel and play, but they rarely test the assumption that their character is formed in childhood. The authors of the piece, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, collected seemingly absurd yet real-life situations and conversations. The piece was translated by György Baráthy.

The comedy takes the audience on a journey through the lives of kids, their kindergarten experience within five characters rolling in timeline off to their high school experience, thereafter a few years later following them at high school reunion experiences.

In a nutshell …The comedy takes the audience on a journey through the lives of 5 kids met in the kindergarten in 1994. Friendships are formed and there personalities begins to develop. By the time they reach their teenage years and see them again, their characters have slightly changed. In their teens the hormones and ambitions had pushed their characters in different stage. As they gathered again their adult years are much different when they were children … Or either not really?

The actors brilliant young talents : Moon – Eszter Földes, Spencer – Zoltán Schmied, Katie – Katalin Ágoston, Archie – Tibor Fehér, Simon – András Mészáros, Paul – Mr. Whit, Miss Murry & Chemise Murry – Nóra Trógán.

The play is also special because the actors play their same role as young children, teenagers and adults in their thirties. The fabulous cast is loading up the stage with gags and the audience continuously breaks out with hilarious laughter and big applaud.

Probably many even have their own childhood in mind to sympathize with the characters – for many to recall this-and-that.

Snap from the Central Theater

Riport by Aggie Reiter