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Forty posters displaying previously unpublished photos of celebrated Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy and popular quotes of his chosen by contemporary writers and poets have gone on public display in the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 ...

MÜPA festival marks 140th birthday

International artists celebrate Bartók

International stars, world premières and concerts broadcast from Europe's renowned concert halls will be highlights of a new festival celebrating 20th-century composer-pianist Béla Bartók that will be launched this spring.