Posts Tagged ‘Szolnok’

Klimt and Schiele: “Amor and Psyche” Birth of Art Nouveau

 

 

Italian film with Hungarian subtitles, 90 minutes – 2018. – Director: Michele Mally

Screening coming to Hungary – Budapest: December, 13. 2018.  – Urania National Film Theater

and among other regions cities at  Szolnok, Szeged, Pécs, Nyíregyháza and Szentendre.

The temples of art educational series next episode is of the late 19th century – early 20th century. Vienna presents a flourishing cultural life and the birth of supremely exciting  to the Art Nouveau period. The era when new ideas appeared, when Freud discovers the human psyche and motives  when it comes to women and femininity as a symbol gained new meaning in art and psychology. The movie highlighting both the social, historical and artistic aspects guiding factor provided by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele art exhibitions and thematic processing of the birth of art nouveau.

As once said/wrote in a letter by Egon Schiele to his uncle, Leopold Czihaczek … “The erotic works of art are also saints!”

The film will take the art loving audience in comfy through 5 stunning exhibitions housed in Vienna without leaving their seat, to the Albertina, the Leopold Museum, the Belvedere Palace and the Kunsthistorisches Museum on a  journey from a historical café, which takes to Vienna’s cultural sights, touches on Klimt’s studio, Sigmund Freud’s house, Neulengbach, where Egon Schiele lived, the Raven, frequently visited by Klimt and to the New York  Neue Galerie as well.

The screening is brought by the Pannonia Entertainment. Tickets available on the spot at the cinemas desk.

Update by Aggie Reiter

First International Beer Festival at Gyula – Part2

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The Central European Beer Awards 2018 beer competition was announced at the  Beer Festival at Gyula on Saturday afternoon in the spa town of Békés.County. The prizes were awarded in two categories, and the grand champion prize for home amateur breweries was awarded to Ákos Krakow. In the category of small craft breweries, the main prize was awarded to Győrújbarát Vaskakas Co. Ltd., American Hop Dog.

In the home amateur brewer’s competition awarded nine international bronze medals, two silver medals, four gold medals and four champions. In the category of craftsman six bronze, ten silver, eight gold and six champion prizes were awarded as special prizes. In the latter category, several Slovak, Czech and Polish cooks were awarded.

Thursday, Day 1 as the sun slowly went down, reflection of colored light shone on the big stage, and the awaited highlight to the evening came the EDDA band on stage. Ongoing enormous ovation filled the air as receiving the well-known songs and tens of thousands in the audience sang along. Many visitors were from outside Gyula, arriving from Baja, Békéscsaba, Szolnok even from Pécs.

Friday, Day 2 organized a conference where among other things the hood looked at small-scale brewing. The beer revolution in domestic and worldly manifestation of the new excise law also held presentations by interested parties. The festival’s guest of honor was from Fót.

Still on Friday, a mass of beer lovers also joined the party day tasting the wide scale of beers. In the late afternoon hours the Hooligans band was extremely welcomed, the crowed sang together with the hits of the band. Unfortunately, the evening’s concert started later than in advance play time by Duo Majka and Curtis and the audience were rather impatient and sounded out of their dislike.

Saturday, Day 3 the Apostles band and the Irigy Hónaajmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band attracted their fans with various styles of music to all expectations.

The whipped cream on top of the cake was  late Saturday night’s concert. Not even one step space to enter the gigantic crowd. The more than ten thousand  Tankcsapda band (TankTrap) lovers were curious about feeling the tricky lifestyle of the band. Beer in the hand, singing loud as possible the lyrics along with cheering and applause to the Tankcsapda songs  proved the huge togetherness. The audiences were hypnotized , full of joy of their at the concert.

Sunday, Day 4  Throughout the day  to visit the festival was free of charge to visitors. The Irigy Hónaljmirigy (Envy Armpit gland) band closed the series of superb concerts.

From Day 1 up to Day 4 proved this part of Hungary has hunger for finest craft and artisan beers and attracted to the various styles of good music. Throughout the festival the venue fulfilled with incoming visitors from the opening, arriving to the large premise around the Castle of Gyula.

See you Next Year…Visit Gyula.

Report and snaps Aggie Reiter

6th Francophone Film Days and Festival – Budapest – 2016.

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From February, 26. 2016 – 6 March, 6. 2016. for the 6th occasion the Institut Français invites movie lovers to join Francophone Film Days –  2016, featuring drama, comedy, romance and thriller movies.

This year at two locations in Budapest, the Urania National Film Theater and Cirko-Geyser Cinema.  In addition to the film days, concert films, literatures and language programs, theater and dance performances, exhibitions, Q+A at lectures and social issues.

Beyond the screening in Budapest, the movies will head to be viewed at other cities in Hungary: Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs, Debrecen, Tatabanya, Székesfehérvár, Szombathely, Szolnok, Jaszbereny, Eger, Győr until the end of March, 2016.

During the FilmDays 30 movies, including 23 pre-premier will be screened.  Six movies from the Francophone countries Algeria, Belgium, France, Greece, Romania, Canada and Switzerland.

All films will in the original language, but a large number of them will be English subtitled. To gain further Francophone Film Days detailed useful information:  http://www.urania-nf.hu/en/esemenyek/564/2016/02/26/_6th-francophone-film-days-26-02-06-03-2016

Update by Aggie Reiter

Travel Fair – Hungary and International Tourism Exhibition – 2015.

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Venue: HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center

Date: February, 26 – March, 1. 2015.

This year the domestic guest of honor city is Székesfehérvár.

 The foreign guest of honor country is Romania.

The annual fair is organised each Spring at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center. This is considered one of the most popular Travel and Tourism exhibition in Eastern and Central Europe. A wide range of international stands or their tourist offices and travel agencies presents huge offers, some during the exhibition presenting real discount offers.

More than 70 exhibitors at 30000 square meters arrive to take part in inviting visitors to their dream holiday and venue.  As usually, the first day is the professional day and rest are the public days. At the fair, the exhibitors make sure to present give extensive information on destinations, hotels and many other topics to the future tourists.

Another highlight to the Travel Fair 2015 is truly fun for kids and adults as visiting the LEGO® program. It will certainly show of superb attraction by a 180  square meters of a map of Hungary, which will be prepared by 1000 LEGO® bricks. Is not far to say, that such a big map was never made before from LEGO like this, until now to be seen at the Travel Fair. On the map eye catching of a total of 10 emblematic buildings and symbol of Hungary in 3D cannot be missed to visited to see. A lot of LEGO pieces will await for the  adventurous visitors having 15 tables around the map in helping to build the map with the pictures of the country.

Mentioning a couple of Hungarian exhibitors worthwhile to keep in mind to plan for the next visit for a traditional holiday and share family programmes in the coming seasons: The Coronation festival coming up in August at Székesfehérvár. Fresh Fruit Beers from Szent András Brewery. Found out it was prepared for about sixteen months, but it paid the time spent, as it turned into a great success by the beer lovers and on the market.Their strongest light beer was obsessed with experimentation and the challenge was to find out what is the highest rate of ABV to reach in a light lager style using domestic technology reaching 11.7%. This became the strongest one running called Pöröly (the sledgehammer).

The city of Szolnok presented with rich with spectacular tourist attraction and the latest is shortly to be open called  “Sörárium” (Foaming gastronomic cult) to the public with a unique beer interactive museum and cultural space, which not only enriches the city’s tourism offering high standard of attractions dormant for many years Szolnok’s beer gastronomy. The Sörárium itself will have a unique museum that processes associated with beer gastronomic cultural themes, using innovative technology elements. At the exhibition the spectacular brewery the visitors can take part in the brewing process. Also as an integral part of the Art Museum and pub with wax figures of the contemporary gastronomic choices  can be tasted the locally made handicrafts beers.

The Kumánia Hotel … can be found between Szolnok and Debrecen in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county, nearly 50 kilometres from Szolnok. Guests keen on cultural and outdoor programs can go for horse-riding, carriage rides, archery, ethnographic exhibitions and the Straw World.The thermal water at Kisújszállás date back to the early 1930s. The spa at its present was open in 1960 and since then is available all year round. It has become a real attraction. Beside the numerous wellness services, tennis, beach football is at the fingertips for the healing individuals. Been there for a couple of days and definitely worthwhile in having to shoot, relax some days.

Another reminder heard at the Travel Exhibition was for April  when the XVIth International „Kisüsti” Pálinka Festival and Fair will take place between April, 17-19.2015. at the City of Gyula. So again at Gyula, the Pálinka will stand as the capital of Hungarian.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

50 YEARS AGO … THE BEATLES …”HARD DAYS NIGHT”… BUDAPEST – HUNGARY

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ROLLING BACK IN TIME TO 1964!

„HARD DAYS NIGHT” BY THE FOUR LADS FROM LIVERPOOL ARE ON SCREEN AGAIN!

URÁNIA CINEMA – BUDAPEST – OCTOBER, 30. 2014.

Some folks were not even born in those days … some already screamed and shouted. Will be interesting to see what to-day’s  youngsters think about the movie.

Going out to the Uránia Cinema and to watch the Hard Days Night movie is like hitting two birds with one stone!

No need to raise your eyebrow, here comes the answer ….

The Urania Cinema is not only one of the oldest and prodigious cinema in Budapest, but also one of Europe’s most marvellous theater building, built-in neo-Moorish style -1894.  Way back in time, originally it was operating as a club, science promotional events later scene, eventually fated adventure movies and last but not least over the past years, beside classical and contemporary films. The Film Theater presents the world’s awesome productions sharing films taken at the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Moscow Bolsoj Ballet, the Saint Petersburg Mariinsky Theater, the London Royal Opera House, the National Theater, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater with their digital HD projectors and sound system these become very popular by the movie lovers.

It is also a moody meeting place for public to be in a superb environment to have a cuppa of tea and snacks whilst waiting to have your seat and watch one of your interested films. Well, this was just a short background added to the Uránia Cinema, as a drop of water into the Sea.

The real update is about THE FILM which most probably by millions around the world have had already seen when they were in their teens. Yup, talking about the „HARD DAYS NIGHT” Staring John Lennon R.I.P. , Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison R.I.P. and Ringo Starr, directed by Richard Lester.

The movie is celebrating its 50th anniversary and can be seen as digitally restored in high quality pictures and remastered 5.1 surround sound on the big screen. The film is coming out again in your town and all over the world again. The sound was mixed by Giles Martin, the Beatles producer George Martin’s son who’s name is also connected to the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

The movie takes place in ’64 and is a documentary, ​ shows a realistic picture in 24Hs where and what’s about to happen before a live recording the television show with the four lads from Liverpool, namely THE BEATLES … John, Paul, George and Ringo. The four lads decided for the first time not to pay too much attention to the rules they are given and go on their own to get a taste a bit of freedom. So they circumvented as many rules as they bear to do so. The figure that twists-and-turns the happenings is caused by Paul’s grandpa, who needs extra attention.  More than a dozen of well-known Beatles tunes fulfill the air at the cinema and listening to these „oldies” will surely bring back many folks cool and superb memories that’s for sure.

The „Hard Days Night” first comeback intro started on October, 30. 2014. at the Uránia Cinema in Budapest and in the forthcoming weeks it will be covered at 14 countrywide at main cinemas … at  Balatonfüred, Debrecen, Eger, Hévíz, Jászberény, Kecskemét, Miskolc, Poroszló, Salgótarján, Szeged, Szentgotthárd, Szolnok, Szombathely és Tapolca.

Update by Aggie Reiter

HUNGARY’S 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ACCESSION TO THE EUROPEAN UNIO.

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Venue: Downtown Erzsébet (Elisabeth) Square – Budapest

Sunday, May, 11. 2014.

It all started Ten Years ago  …  The celebration starts at Ten  A.M. …

Ten kilometer on the run!

This week-end, the weather will be in favor for outdoor programs, so the weather guru spread the news, and having had said that, hopefully there is nothing to spoil by enjoying the ray of sun and having a splendid time with family members and friends.

Hungary joined the European Union on May, 1. 2004. and as to celebrate  this event a 10-kilometer run kicks off at 10 a.m. The route planned through one of the most beautiful areas of Europe…  the center of Budapest and the River Danube. Rolling by the emblematic venues … the Margaret Bridge, passing the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, the Rudas Baths, Castle Garden Bazaar and so forth will be a superb occasion for foreigners staying in Budapest to have a glance and better on take a full visit to these highlights of the Capital. These routes were completed by developments of ten major European Union funding. The performers in a ten-year-old Hungary’s run will receive a symbolizing medal.  So for the „roadrunners” pretty sure this a good news … The run is free of charge. Only needed to register before the start off at the competition’s website:  http://bbu.hu/eu10/content/12

The start and the results will be published at the Downtown Erzsébet (Elisabeth) Square. This venue will stand for the day as  Fesztival on the “Day of Europa Day”.  Family programs will be throughout the day. Outlining some program as: kids puppet show, the ester chain fairy band, kids bouncy castle (to loosen their redundant energies), arts and crafts, slam poetry competition, international jazz concert, culinary delights. Needn’t have to worry all your sensory organs will may be filled on the spot.

Beside the 10 years anniversary celebration held in Budapest further additional cities in Hungary are holding Europe Day celebrations between the May, the 1st and 16th. 2014. Here are some dated and cities, if you around these places: May, 1. –Békéscsaba, May, 3. – Somoskő, Szekszárd and Pécs, May, 8. – Kaposvár, Nyíregyháza and Gyöngyös, May, 9. – Kecskemét, Szolnok and Szomnbathely, May, 10. – Dunaújvros, Szeged and Debrecen, May, 11. – Budapest, Veszprém and Miskolc, May, 16. – Győr, Tatabánya and Zalaegerszeg.

A joint sensational jazz concert with 10 awesome musicians, 9 arriving from other European Union countries to celebrate with Hungary the 10th anniversary.  Also the High Mountain Underground, the last but not least the 30Y concert will close the program of the day with guest Jenő Menyhárt.

At the Podium Stage … “100 years, 25 years, 10 years shown through a photo exhibition turning points in Europe”. On display André Kertész, Lobenwein works  of Thomas  and the EU accession in 2004 documenting with photos. In connection with the theme of the day Eph Stephen Zambo will hold a presentation titled: “Iron Curtain in Europe and beyond”.

The Europe Day stands for as European celebration of peace and unity. On this day of historical significance “Schuman declaration” anniversary. This year’s Europe Day celebrations will also be commemorating the history of Europe which is also an important determinant of events. Ten countries joined in 2004 and are celebrating the accession of the ten-year anniversary including Hungary. Most sure many may remember, or should I say will never forget the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain came down 25 years ago, and the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, as well.

The is of the European Commission Representation in Hungary and Széchényi 2020 program supervisor Prime Minister on behalf of the Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest runs BB Ultramarathon organizers. Other supporters of the event are the European Parliament Information Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Update by Aggie Reiter