WOMEX to return to Budapest in 2020

Biggest event in global music

More than 2500 music professionals and performers are expected to attend WOMEX in Budapest between October 21 and 25, the first time the World Music Expo has been in the city since 2015.

“Three Bedrooms in Manhattan” by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Classics)

Between the sheets in ’American’ streets

Which Georges Simenon will turn up this time? Will it be “The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature” (André Gide)? “A truly wonderful writer … marvellously readable” (Muriel Spark)? “One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century” ...

The capital with the eye of an expat

Where there’s a need…

One of the silver linings in this whole COVID-19 phenomenon is that we’re all slightly more aware of the fortunes and misfortunes of others. Life as we know it came to a standstill and is now limping forward, trying to regain some semblance of ...

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Mistress Wind art exhibition by Tímea Szabó

From landscapes into a deeper world

A series of erotic paintings by Tímea Szabó of Gyöngyös has gone on display with the title Szél Úrnő (Mistress Wind) at Műterem Kávézó in District VIII under the auspices of the Gallery of Young Artists.

“Maigret’s Patience” by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Books)

Some cases take longer than others

Budapest is often called the “Paris of the east”, a tag that is supposed to flatter but is in fact rather patronising; after all, no one ever refers to Paris as the “Budapest of the west”. We thought of this while having our monthly ...

“Ukrainian Railroad Ladies” stand proud in portrait book

Right side of the tracks

Ukraine has long been consumed by turmoil: political prosecutions, a stalemated war in the east and the loss of its territory to an aggressive Russian neighbour, not to mention rampant corruption and a troubled economy. It’s easy to understand, then, why people here pay little attention to ...

'Maximum health assurance' at time of global challenge

From illness to wellness with yoga

The Embassy of India in Hungary will celebrate the Sixth International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2020 and this year the theme will be "Yoga From Home".

Chocolate and politics side by side at Parliament Square

Delectable museum delivers sweeter promises

I really enjoy coming across unusual and unexpected things, such as recently when I was passing through central Pest on the number 2 tram, taking in the high splendour of the Duna River and the opposite Buda side until my arrival at equally splendid ...

First a war and now 'invisible enemy' strike Vienna

Third Man museum fights back against virus

Black marketeer Harry Lime faked his death in post-World War Two Vienna in a bid to shake off the occupying armies hunting him for selling lethal watered-down penicillin. This was the central story in the top-notch 1949 British film "The Third Man", shot on ...

Big names new and old, amusing and musical

Aiming for the stars

A galaxy of international entertainers is booked in for Budapest as 2020 unfolds. Carlos Santana, John Cleese, the Pixies, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kiss, Pearl Jam, Russell Howard, Damon Albarn, Harry Styles, Celine Dion, Judas Priest, Aerosmith and Simply Red are all ...

Budapest Photo Festival in fourth year

Every picture tells its story

The Budapest Photo Festival, running now at Műcsarnok until April 20, is an annual city-wide exhibition series that represents the contemporary and classical values of photography by the presence of the Hungarian and international art scene. The aim of the festival is to create ...

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The capital with the eye of an expat

Where there’s a need…

One of the silver linings in this whole COVID-19 phenomenon is that we’re all slightly more aware of the fortunes and misfortunes of others. Life as we know it came to a standstill and is now limping forward, trying to regain some semblance of ...

WOMEX to return to Budapest in 2020

Biggest event in global music

More than 2500 music professionals and performers are expected to attend WOMEX in Budapest between October 21 and 25, the first time the World Music Expo has been in the city since 2015.

“Three Bedrooms in Manhattan” by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Classics)

Between the sheets in ’American’ streets

Which Georges Simenon will turn up this time? Will it be “The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature” (André Gide)? “A truly wonderful writer … marvellously readable” (Muriel Spark)? “One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century” ...

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Mistress Wind art exhibition by Tímea Szabó

From landscapes into a deeper world

A series of erotic paintings by Tímea Szabó of Gyöngyös has gone on display with the title Szél Úrnő (Mistress Wind) at Műterem Kávézó in District VIII under the auspices of the Gallery of Young Artists.

“Three Bedrooms in Manhattan” by Georges Simenon (published by Penguin Classics)

Between the sheets in ’American’ streets

Which Georges Simenon will turn up this time? Will it be “The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature” (André Gide)? “A truly wonderful writer … marvellously readable” (Muriel Spark)? “One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century” ...

'Maximum health assurance' at time of global challenge

From illness to wellness with yoga

The Embassy of India in Hungary will celebrate the Sixth International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2020 and this year the theme will be "Yoga From Home".