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Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – Exhibition – Museum of Fine Arts 2018

July – 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) and the Museum of Fine Arts,the latter institution will reopen after three years of renovations this year in October.  Around the month of October  showcasing the influential era’s of  the British paintings Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of LondonDezső Korniss

.The Gallery will also host an exhibition of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the first of its kind in Hungary, mainly based on the collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on the 111th anniversary of the painter’s birth, in July of this year.

Further plans include a major exhibition of the works of Rubens, Van Dyck and masters of the Flemish baroque  late  next year.  In 2020 there are plans to exhibit Cézanne (2012).

Later this year, MNG will continue to display the works of Hungarian masters as well to honor the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dezső Korniss. The Gallery will organize an exhibition on the art of the 20th century Hungarian painter in December.

The renewed Roman Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts will be open to the public from March, 15. until April, 2. free of charge, every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission:5 p.m.).
Entry is on ʺfirst come, first served” basis. Will not arrange reservations or bookings (not even for groups).  Due to the limited capacity of the museum hall, the number of visitors is limited, therefore occasionally waiting outside the building can be expected.​ There will not be provided any tour guides.

Update Aggie Reiter

Lewis Hamilton fulfilled thrilling – Victory – Hungarian Grand Prix – Mogyoród – Hungary – 2016.


 Hamilton took the lead into the first corner and controlled the race from there on!

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the 31 Formula 1 Grand Prix race this  Sunday, after the start behind was team-mate Nico Rosberg, who brought him to the second place with also another Mercedes. The third in the Red Bull  Daniel Ricciardo  and just managing to hold off Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari Sebastian Vettel finished in fourth place. Kimi Raikkonen close his race finished  within the sixth place. Hamilton’s fifth Hungaroring success, making him the most wins in the Hungarian track, in addition to the World Championship points also took over the lead.

Results to the 70 LAPS:

1 Lewis Hamilton –  (UK) Mercedes  –   1h40m30.115s

2 Nico Rosberg   –  (GER) Mercedes   –  1h40m32.092s

3 Daniel Ricciardo – ( AUS) Red Bull/Renault  – 1h40m57.654s

4 Sebastian Vettel –  (GER) Ferrari   –  1h40m58.328s

5 Max Verstappen – (NL) Red Bull/Renault  –  1h41m18.774

6 Kimi Raikkonen   –  (FIN) Ferrari  –   1h41m18.774

Behind the top six was McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso, followed by the Toro Rosso-Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr, Williams-Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas and Force India-Mercedes’s Nico Hulkenberg.

This year 180000 Formula1 fans were curious to see the faster racer at Mogyoród – Hungary.

In addition to the large number of Hungarians and foreign visitors there were Formula1 fans from Mexico, China and India  being present at the Grand Prix..


Update by Aggie Reiter




The gem of Russian Swan Lake Ballet from Moscow will be presenting an unforgettable  moments for any age!

Sunday, November, 23. 2014.

Papp László Budapest Arena

District, XIV. 2., Stefánia Rd. Budapest

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be shown!


The performance of Swan Lake will be staged in Budapest by twice sixty-minute act. The presentation is based upon the Director, who died last year, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov. Costumes by Elisaveta Dvorkina.

Swan Lake is ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was composed in 1875–1876. The scenario fashioned upon a Russian folk tale and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best. Been around the four corners of the Earth … mentioning  a couple of places … United Kingdom, Israel, Dubai, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy Sweden, Mexico, United Arab Emirates , Finland, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy Sweden, Mexico, and  ongoing winning new invitations to perform internationally. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance won the souls wherever they floated on stage. Most probably at their Budapest performances by the Moscow City dancers will add emotions to that magical ingredient of the essence of Russian culture aswell.

Tchaikovsky’s magical tale is of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing by the Moscow city Ballet. The Swan Lake is a masterpiece of classical ballet and should be experienced at least once in one’s lifetime.

Be ready for having goose pimps several occasion during at the  performance of the gems!

… Just adding a piece of background to Tchaikovsky and the tale itself. The composer recalled and had a great interest in the life story of Bavarian King Ludwig II, whose tragic life had supposedly been marked by the sign of Swan and (who either consciously or not) was chosen as the prototype of the dreamer Prince Siegfried.). More background to the full story can be see visiting the Castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria  … but that is another piece of journey.

Tickets can be purchased only on weekdays and an hour before on the day of the show at the Ticket Office at the a/m  venue the spot.

Update  by Aggie Reiter


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Herald News„Harvest and Culture Adventures in Latin America„  and after last year’s success,  here it is again in Budapest and for those interested in Latin-America’s culture, art, lectures, cinema screenings, dance performances, Capoiera presentation, environmental solidarity action, specific Latin American food and drinks to taste, here is the occasion to hang out with family and friends at the Fogasház during the three-days festival beginning on May, 8-10. 2014. The festival is organized by the joint event with the Garden of Chile Wein Import, the Latin American Association and the Fogasház.

Huge support to the event was given by the following Embassies in Hungary: Chile, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, and this year for the first time the Argentine joined the line.

During the three-days will be presented Tedeschit Marcos young Brazilian Painter and Chilean artist Francisco Villarroel creations exhibited in Florence, prior to the Budapest event.

Regarding to food lovers may have a taste of the specific Latin American food and drinks which have many beneficial effects, as the  exotic Brazilian fruit, acai, and taste the not really known by the Hungarians the Açaimania.

The Spanish language is spoken by millions around the world, here at the festival the „Rapid Flow Language School” representatives will be on the spot to give a little insight and knowledge for visitors who wish to have some language or wish to study the Spanish language.

The festival is free to  visit to all the programs.

Thursday, May, 8. 2014. 6 p.m. – Official opening of the Embassy of Chile’s greeting. 6.15 p.m. – Peruvian dance performance. 6.35 p.m.Latin American food and drink tasting … empanadas, guacamole, tortilla chips, the Latin-American embassies delights.  6.50 p.m.Marcos Tedeschit – Brazilian painter and Francisco Villarroel  –Chilean artist. 7.20 p.m. – Awareness-raising activities in the Ecuadorian jungle to protect the indigenous people living there. Brief description of Chevron case, then after can join,  to leave your palm print as to protest against Texaco Chevron in Ecuador serious environmental pollution. This is taking place held 3-times a day. Then an International campaign going on, namely: “Chevron dirty hands”. 7 p.m.-8.30 p.m. – Film Screening with English subtitle: „El hijo de la novia”, Argentina – 2001. 8.30 p.m. – Latin American party.

Friday, May, 9.7.15 p.m. – Presentation of the Argentine Consul Alejandra Butti mate about tea, after the lecture, raffle gifts presented by the Argentine Embassy. 6 p.m. César Urbina, the second secretary of the Embassy of Venezuela in San Francisco, lecture of tradition and the color used for masks, gift raffle draw by the Embassy of Venezuela after the performance of “Dance with the Devil”. 6.30 p.m. Milena Dezerega Pelikan presentation about Chile. 6.50-20-20 p.m. Postcards from Leningrad” – 2007 (Post Musicales de Leningrad, Venezuelian movie with Hungarian subtitles. 8.30 – Salsa Cubana Cuban dance performance.  Saturday, May, 10. 6 p.m. Julio Cesar Cancio Ferrer, lecture by the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Hungary. 6.30 p.m. Capoiera Presentation. 6.45 p.m. – Presentation by Kinga Tury titled: “Mexico: Relive and believe” . After the performance lottery offered by the Mexican Embassy. 7.15 p.m. – Spanish lessons to attend on the spot by the Rapid Flow Language School. 7.45 p.m. – Tasting Acai an exotic Brazilian fruit, and its health benefits. A brief description of the effects courtesy of the Açaimania. 7 p.m. -8.30 p.m. – Film Screening: Habanastation  Cuba, 2011 having Hungarian subtitles.

During the three-day photo exhibition also will be available:  Kaszab Zsuzsanna, Latimoport the editor in 2013, introducing her photographs of Cuba.  Story presentation by  photos of Texaco-Chevron on Ecuador pollution. “Hugo Chávez: a multi-polar world heralded”

Update by Aggie Reiter


Snap by Ernő Dudás

Snap by Ernő Dudás

On Saturday Night, March 22 the Miss Colors reached its first international edition of this event, held since 2012 at the national level in Hungary. The International 2014 Wheelchair pageant gathered at the Larus Convention Center, whereas 6 countries … Hungary, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Mexico, Bolivia, Ukraine … 8 wheelchair ladies reached the final countdown. The Miss Colors International contest doesn’t have any boarders, therefore no surprise that among the eight finalists joined the competition from the other side of the Ocean namely Ms. Marcia Andrea Cornejo, 28 years old from La Paz – Bolivia. She is a graphic designer and singer.

The Hungarian 22 years old Fanni Illés received the crown  and became Miss Colors International 2014., as the most beautiful lady in wheelchair of 2014. The beauty queen came from Rezi and she is a Paralympic swimming icon. Participated twice at the Olympic Games, in Beijing and in London representing Hungary. First maid of honor Andrea Paula Hadarag, 22 years old come from Romania. The second maid of honor Eminna Mirna Fejzovich, 30 years old, arrived from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main message of Miss Colors is essential to promote accessibility for those living their daily lives in wheelchair!

The objective of this event was to vindicate the importance also for women with disabilities to stress the importance of sending a “positive message” to individuals with disabilities saying they also can live a full life!

The event was under the patronage of the National Health Insurance Fund.

Update by Aggie Reiter


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Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

Sunday, November, 24.

The Association of Diplomatic Spouses Budapest DSB (Diplomatic Spouses Budapest) organized for the third time this year the Diplomatic Charity Fair. The family fair was opened to  everybody who wished to join this event. The main purpose is to raise money for charities was also supported by the Hungarian DSB.

Organizations supported by the DSB: Special Educational and Development Institute (SOFI). The Brothers of the Good Shepherd (victims of violence for women and kids).  The Esztergom Our House (the community center for disadvantaged children and families in need of services). The entry ticket fee was 500HUF which as a donation also was offered  to the organizations  supporters.

The official opening and welcoming words were given by  Biljana Griovska, President of the DSB club, deputy mayor of Budapest and H.E. Mr. Alberto Bottari de Castello, Apostolic Nuncio. 

Mrs Anita Herczegh, the spouse of the President of Hungary was the guest of honor.

During the fair the national stalls of different countries presented their yummies, folk art, music and dances but souvenirs can buy small gifts for visitors. Was alike as having a trip in a wink abroad in just minutes away from one nation to the other. There was a „kids corner”, crafts, self-made silver and art jewelry, rainbow colors of pashmina stoles, hand-made painted silk exotic food/spices, gifts, cloths, home furnishing and ayurveda products from India. Thai and Indonesian food and spices, wooden gifts, exotic fresh veggie and fruit drinks, hand-made sweeties, Dolce Vita Beauty supplies, organic drinks … far from knowing the existence of these drinks by the Hungarians.

The entertainment programs of the day were awesome, having the present the preformances of the ExperiDance show, the splendid Korean and Indian dance shows, Children music group from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Music performance represented by Andre Goodfriend and Karen Posner Mullen from the U.S.A. Embassy in Budapest, brought the eye-catching Iberoamerican artists on the  stage, grand show with 16 dancers show by the Folk group from Serbia, Hungarian Opera singers, Italian musicians. Second-hand cloths … mostly brand new and various accessories all in good condition. The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest.

The charity fair have had become so popular compared to the previous two years, there was no question to hold again the third diplomatic charity fair this year with the participation of the representative embassies. The countries were: Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, UK, Belgium, Slovenia, Macedonia, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Qatar, Jordan, Thailand, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt,Serbia, Latvia, Angola, Philippines, China, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Ecuador, USA, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Albania, Kosovo.

During the late afternoon hours, the giant raffle draw took place with sophisticated prizes awaiting the lucky ones … Just to mention the most wanted ones … trips offered by the participating countries to their homeland was the most popular beside the 28 prizes.

Even though the program started at 10 a.m. and officially ended at 4 p.m., seemed like nobody wished to leave the place, feeling good and enjoying the each others companies.

This international gathering absolutely proved  peace and harmony is in everyone’s heart.  This good vibration should be propagated around the world. Happy people filled with warm hearts.

Thumbs-up to the organizers …  Even though on a day called Sunday, the Sun was missing, raining throughout the day … for many it was a bright and sunny day at the Diplomatic Charity Fair!

Last but not least, here goes two videos to show the brilliant preformances:

Updated, snaps, video by Aggie Reiter