Sziget Festival to return in 2022
Budapest's Sziget Festival, a week of music, culture and other events held on an island in the Danube, is being postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Thursday.
Budapest cultural venues reopening gradually
Budapest's cultural venues are reopening gradually, with museums, most spas and open-air theatres slated to reopen to patrons with immunity certificates in the coming month, a deputy mayor of the city told an online press conference on Thursday.
Polish Spring Film Festival to show The Primate, two Hungarian premieres
This year's Polish Spring Film Festival, to be held from May 6 to 10, will feature five films, including one about Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a mayor figure of 20th-century Polish history, the organiser has said.
Exhibition on 125-year-old Budapest Millennium Underground to open in Bucharest
An exhibition marking the 125th inauguration anniversary of the Budapest Millennium Underground, the first metro line of continental Europe, will open in Bucharest on Wednesday, the organiser told MTI.
Rethink of Budapest modern buildings at Venice Biennale of Architecture
Architectural studios from central and eastern Europe have been asked to rethink 12 iconic modern buildings of Budapest, and the plans will be displayed in the Hungarian pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Péter Esterházy in the streets he called home
Photos, quotes celebrate a son of Óbuda
Forty posters displaying previously unpublished photos of celebrated Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy and popular quotes of his chosen by contemporary writers and poets have gone on public display in the streets of Óbuda, where the author lived all his life until his death aged ...
Best pieces viewable in person by appointment
Online gallery launched to boost young artists
A new Hungarian online gallery named youngart has been launched to offer “unique and original masterpieces by young and talented artists”. There is also the youngart Mini Gallery in central Budapest that can be visited by appointment to view the best works from the ...
Veteran actress Mari Torocsik dies at 85
Celebrated actress Mari Torocsik, Actress of the Nation, holder of two Kossuth prizes, the Kossuth Grand Prize and winner of the Prize for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at 85, the National Theatre said on Friday.
Budapest International Foto Awards open for entries
Images shape how we view our world
The Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA) has announced the opening of its Third Annual Photography Competition, inviting visionary photographers from all corners of the globe to submit their outstanding works by the August 8 deadline.
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Taking it easy with Socialist idyll in the 14th District
With the general flow of Zugló commuters and 24/7 traffic leading to and from the city, this is assuredly modern-day life at District XIV’s very prim and ordinary Erzsébet Királyné utca. But for a brief moment when passing by the fence of the street’s ...