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Red Ball Theatre Budapest

Red Ball Theater – the Hidden Gem of Budapest’s Cultural Scene

Entirely English-language, the theater’s comedy classes incubated the open-mic scene, a few business ventures and as founder Peter Mezey says “More relationships than you can count.” Shows play the first Wednesday of each month...
Guide to cost of living in Budapest

Guide to Expat Cost of Living in Budapest

As with a move to any new country, there are many things you need to know about living in Budapest. The internet has a variety of guides for the incipient expat and the sponsors...
Asterion Project - Constellations performance

Boy Meets Girl Meets the Quantum Theory – ‘Constellations’ by the Asterion Project

On 26. of January, an English-language performance of award-winning play Constellations is being staged at Fém in Budapest. It has been showcased on Broadway, nominated for a Tony, the piece by British playwright Nick...
Brexit

Brexit – Report on the recent Town Hall Meeting

The British Embassy hosted a second Brexit Town Hall meeting last Wednesday, 9th January at the Budapest Marriott Hotel. Around 200 UK citizens and other interested parties attended what turned out to be a...
Douglas Arnott and Zsuzsa Arnott

New Year’s Honours 2019: Douglas Arnott to receive British Empire Medal

Long-term Hungary resident Douglas Arnott, Chairman of the Robert Burns International Foundation and owner of EDMF Language Services Kft. has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the UK’s New Year’s Honours for services...
Surviving & Thriving Guide to Living in Budapest

The History of Surviving & Thriving, an Essential Guide Book of Budapest

The North American Women’s Association (NAWA) of Budapest is dedicated to fostering a sense of community to North Americans and to other members of the Expat community from all over the world who would...
Comedy Open Mic Night Budapest

English Language Comedy Open Mic Night in Budapest

Auróra, known for its fun, open, positive spirit, its celebration of diversity, and its dedication to uniting culture and community, was the obvious choice for comedians Michaël Wertenberg and Daniel Ligeti to hold their...
Expat Press Digital Nomads Budapest

Budapest – A Paradise for Digital Nomads and Tech Startups

Back in the days when people used to read newspapers, I wrote a column for The Budapest Sun’s business pages called Net@work. As the new media manager for, what was at the time Hungary’s...
Expat Press Budapest Rooftop Bars

View from The Top: Expat Press Guide to Budapest’s Best Rooftop Bars

High above the hustle and bustle and exhaust fumes and traffic of the city streets are some of Budapest’s best rooftop bars, from which you can enjoy stunning views over our fair city. Below...
Best Ruin Bars of Budapest 2018 – Ultimate Expat Press Guide

Best Ruin Bars of Budapest – Ultimate Expat Press Guide

Think those old, ruined building facades don’t hold any interest for Budapest’s fun-seekers? Think again. Look closer – closer – closer – and you’ll find venues unique to this Central European capital: The Best...

MUST READ

The Symptoms – Innovative and English-Friendly Theatre

The Symptoms are an independent contemporary dance and theater company performing since 2002 under artistic director and choreographer Réka Szabó, a mathematician by trade....

Beer Week Budapest 2018 – Craft Beer Heaven in the Hungarian...

The first Beer Week in Budapest will be held this May, and the patron of the festival, Iain Lindsay OBE, British Ambassador to Hungary...

Love Is In The Air in Hungary

Even in the middle of a Budapest winter there’s still a bright ray of sunshine and hope for warmer days ahead with the approach...